Ian_Greenlaw

1934 Dodge Full Body Off Restoration

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Thanks Richard but mate....yours is sensational.

 

I did actually write some thing along with the pictures but it didn't come out for some reason....maybe I'm not use to the new format.

 

Anyhow, yesterday I tackled the wiring for the horns. Soldered all the terminal ends and heat shrunk them to protect them. Had to use new screws to hold the base plate and workings together as the original ones I had to grind a few off.

Tightened everything up and installed the dome covers. I won't install the horn trumpets until the upholstery is done as horns, tail light lenses etc are easily broken. Another box empty !

 

Woke up in the morning and was greeted by a few balloons taking off ( the leave from a reserve not far from us )

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Hi Ian ... Car looking great ... did you read the snippet in todays Cars Guide in the Sun ... "Free Wheeling" on page 23

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Well finally been able to get back to doing some work on the Dodge.

Bought an adaptor plug that goes into the side of the block that the temperature gauge sensor goes in and then installed the sensor.

Made up a wire run for the Oil Pressure Gauge out of a coat hanger. Got it to sit properly and the black part will be the flexible hose.

I'll get this made up out of copper ( 3/16" I think ) and then I'll post a few shots.

Still working on the front windows and the broken rear wind out window.

Now I'm in for the long haul until she's finished.

 

Cheers

Ian

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Hi Ian 

long time no talk, just letting you know have spring keepers for door handles, new reproduction, so if you break one repairing springs, I have them, please spread it around,,,I may also be doing the EBay thing with them soon

 

ttyl

Steve

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Looking good, thinking of going down under in 2018, any shows , will your car be ready, I might need a ride?

Jesse

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Hi Jesse,

You never know.....as the title says....slow progress !!!

Got the copper pipe and bent it to the correct shape.

Now if I thought about it earlier this should have been one of the first things I put in the car....not one of the last.

So it took my brother and I about an hour to position it in such a place we could get it through the firewall.

I'll have to remove the holding clamp when I put the grommet surround on it but at least its set up for the time being.

When I finished that I was able to set up and install the right side block and surround around the choke cables.

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Ian,

Did you plate those surrounds?  They look terrific.  The ones on my 32 seem to be aluminum.  I was thinking about polishing mine, though I doubt that was done by the factory.

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Hi Richard,

Mine are steel so I got them plated and used new stainless metal threads and polished the heads.

Its a bit of a blurry shot so I'll try and take a better one later.

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Well thought I was being clever and fitting the temperature sensor in the block. I forgot about the solid surround for the grommet didn't I !!

Drain the radiator, pull the sensor out and feed it through the surround and put it back again. Lesson learned.

 

I went to straighten the free wheeling cable that was given to me by Tony ( Tinkeys ) and of course it snaps when I tried to straighten it didn't it.

Found a guy who recommended me to another guy about where to get one made. Dropped it off and the next day I get a phone call....its ready to pick up !

 

Fitted it in the car ( the dash board fitting first ) so that now completes the control knobs fitted to the dash. :)

 

Also found a guy in New Zealand that does hubcaps and he's made a die for the 34's, so I'm in the process of following that up.

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Looking good!  Do you have the rubber insert for the surround?  Mine are in bad shape.  I was thinking about casting my own since it's a simple shape.

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2 hours ago, Taylormade said:

Looking good!  Do you have the rubber insert for the surround?  Mine are in bad shape.  I was thinking about casting my own since it's a simple shape.

 

Looks like the same shape holder as for my '33 Plymouth (though I thought mine should be painted black rather than being plated). I've also considered casting my own from something like Flexane. Any chance we can team up on that?

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13 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

Well thought I was being clever and fitting the temperature sensor in the block. I forgot about the solid surround for the grommet didn't I !!

Drain the radiator, pull the sensor out and feed it through the surround and put it back again. Lesson learned.

 

I went to straighten the free wheeling cable that was given to me by Tony ( Tinkeys ) and of course it snaps when I tried to straighten it didn't it.

Found a guy who recommended me to another guy about where to get one made. Dropped it off and the next day I get a phone call....its ready to pick up !

 

Fitted it in the car ( the dash board fitting first ) so that now completes the control knobs fitted to the dash. :)

 

Also found a guy in New Zealand that does hubcaps and he's made a die for the 34's, so I'm in the process of following that up.

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Nice work. Can you take a picture with the windshield crank being the main focus?  We're looking to reproduce them.

Thanks

Dave

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12 hours ago, ply33 said:

 

Looks like the same shape holder as for my '33 Plymouth (though I thought mine should be painted black rather than being plated). I've also considered casting my own from something like Flexane. Any chance we can team up on that?

Sure.  I cast some Flexane spring bumpers for my 29 Plymouth years ago, and they were bonded to a steel plate.  These should be a breeze.  I'll take some measurements and get back to you.

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Hi Dave,

I've taken a few shots so you can get a good look at it. Hope this helps !!

 

Richard. My grommets were in one piece but in halves so I've opted to use the originals and use polyeurethane to seal them once all the cables are in place.

I've used it before and dries solid and is flexable enough to allow for vibration.

 

 

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Back to it....finally.

This task today was to install the rubber grommet ( the two pieces I have ) without scratching the firewall.

I think I got all 3 connections through the block ok and everything is tightened up.

Last week I sent away my hubcap bases to a guy in New Zealand who is making new skins for them. I'll post pictures when I get them back.

Has anyone remade the little rollers that sit inside the drivers and passenger front doors ? I have the right size tubing but the hole is too big and I need some sort of round spacer.

 

Cheers

Ian

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Finally connected the oil pressure gauge line both behind the instrument panel and into the block. The red wire in front will disappear once the correct wiring is hooked up.

Also pulled apart the wind out window that cracked and I'll replace that as soon as I get a new one.

 

This is a 1934 Chrysler Roadster that the guy who did my body work owns. He's put it together temporarily so he can find a buyer. ( $40k to $50k ). Body is done and a lot of hard to find things too !

 

Cheers

 

Ian

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G'day Ian.

Going back to page 18, you used Selleys D-Mastic to seal your roof insert. Two questions, roughly how much did you use, was one tube (400 gm) enough? Also, has this skinned off enough to be not damaged by washing, chamois, etc.

About to tackle this for the DA, not something I am looking forward to I must admit!

Thanks,

John

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Looking Good Ian

Let use know when you get the skins, and a picture , also picture of the window rollers with the rubber coating I have one roller may have to make up another, for passenger side

Thanks

 

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On 7/29/2013 at 10:42 PM, Ian_Greenlaw said:

Hey, you are alive !!!

How about some photos of your progress. Looks like you've stripped a lot out of the car.

Ian

 

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Sorry guys its been a while since I posted. Family and life really gets in the way sometimes as you probably know very well !! Visited my Niece while in London and she's getting married next year and has asked if she could ride in the Dodge. Now I'm really under the pump !!

Getting back into it so here we go......two jobs I have not been looking forward to doing :

First I had to replaced the cracked rear glass in the wind out window due to it binding on the rubber seal when wound in. I pulled the existing frame out and got the glass out of the frame and has a new piece made. Reinstalled it in the frame and reinstalled it. It took two full days of constantly adjusting the rubber seal to get it in a position so the window would not bind on the rubber seal. Once completed I filled the gaps between the rubber seal and the body with Black Polyurethane and then used my daughters facial wipes ( much to their disgust ) soaked in Kerosene to smooth it over and give the blended appearance so it all looks one piece. Now dry works like a charm.

Second and one I' admit I've been avoiding was to replace the damaged lever and cam on the front passenger and driver side windows. When we first peened the brass pin over that holds these in place we chipped the chrome work on both the lever and cam. I had to grind the lever off and remove the pin and then grind the cam off as well, had strip them back and fine sand them and have them replated. Use some brass rounds for a pin and reshaped the ends to fit through the holes in the lever and cam. Peened them over very carefully this time and hope this will do the trick.

The front windows have a weird mechanism where when you wind the window down the entire frame drops down, HOWEVER, when the vent window is open and you wind the window down, a locking mechanism activates only allowing the fixed glass portion to wind down. Clever design but a pain in the bum to get working properly. Not only that but all the felt channels and windstrips need to be replaced. Anyone done these on a 34 that has pics ? I have the bailey channel to go inside the door frame but still working on the window. I bough the robbers seals for the vent windows 8 years ago and they fitted like a dream !!

I'll keep you updated.

 

Cheers

Ian  

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I keep getting a message I can only upload 9.77mb....is that per post or day....anyone know ?

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1 hour ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

I keep getting a message I can only upload 9.77mb....is that per post or day....anyone know ?

That is max. photo size and max. total of photo sizes in the post. To post more, leave the topic, go back to Home, come back in again and do another post. Or reduce your photo sizes to about 2000 px across or less.

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