BearsFan315

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

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Well spent most of the morning and afternoon working the crossbars. made me a jig to work with and it worked great, could adjust the distance between the two ends to help.
got bot the crossbars arc the same. and them matched them up to the bracket.

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the block stack on the right can be moved closer to make a tighter bend/arc

there are screws on the back side that hold them snug in place, worked great for scrap lumber !!

 

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front crossbar in press reducing the arc

 

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both front crossbars side by side, almost perfectly aligned !!

notice the 2 pieces of wood and clamps, they were used to lay the crossbars against to measure and check arc against guide.

 

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the front bumper bracket and 2 crossbars all ready to test assembly and fit

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put it all together or fitment. i am pretty happy with it

anyone see anything wrong ??

once it is good will have the bracket blasted, primed & painted then the crossbars stripped and chromed.

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front bumper assembled top down view

 

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looking head on, only used center medallion for test fitting, also used OLD hardware

 

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close up of the center portion of bracket, crossbars and medallion

 

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test fir on the front end, looks and fits great. equal on both sides and clear tires

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6 hours ago, frank29u said:

Great looking bumper - nice work!    frank

Thanks, came out a lot better than i thought. was a lot of hard work and tinkering (learning) but in the end got a good looking bumper

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Excellent work Jerry. Now all the guys in your area can go to you to get their bumpers straightened. Remember, doing just as you did is how I got started doing restoration work for others!

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On 2/3/2019 at 4:07 PM, chistech said:

Excellent work Jerry. Now all the guys in your area can go to you to get their bumpers straightened. Remember, doing just as you did is how I got started doing restoration work for others!

Thanks Ted, was tedious Learning Process, but got it done...

 

can now rent out my Press to those in need and pay it off :)

 

Have to find other tasks/ jobs for the press to do 

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Working on my Spare Tire Carrier for my 1929

Wondering what the 2 holes in the top of the Carrier are for ??
labeled in Pict as Hole 1 and Hole 2

Noticed they were in my original carrier, the spare carrier i have on hand has the same holes in same location, but saw one the had Hole 2 in same spot, but hole 1 was on the left left near where the Arm Connects ?

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well spent some time going through hundreds of 1929 photos, and seems that many mount the tire to that the joint in the rim is at 12 o'clock this would locate the valve stem at the location to use Hole 2 as a pass through. makes sense, especially is you are using those larger metal style stems.

also seen a few where they mount the joint at 7 oclock

          

 

 

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Antique car forensics! That’s what we do when we want things right. Great job Jerry.

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I prefer keeping the split in the rim up.  Lessens the chance of water getting in when washing.

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THanks guys, and seems to be the norm for Hole 2 (Valve Stem) especially if you have the larger metal ones

 

still no clue or info on home 1. seems that some have Hole 1 and others do not, even from the same manufacturer !!

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spent time today putting on the first coat of BLACK in the grooves on the 19*29 bumpers.

tried 2 methods:

 

1-tape off the grooves and paint the grooves
...takes time and effort to tape, not to mention tape ;)
...looks good and clean as long as you put the tape on straight to follow the grooves
2-slap on the paint in the grooves and wipe clean
...less prep time
...can be messy with black paint :)

 

for me doing (2) was easier

i painted the grooves using a small hobby brush just wide enough to fit the groove. i cleaned and prepped the surface before applying any paint !! once i put on a layer of paint in the grooves i took an old sock, got it damp with paint thinner, and then wrapped it TIGHTLY around a small 2.x block i had in my scrap pile. then wiped from one end of bumper to other end to remove excess paint, then flipped to clean side of sock and did it once more to make sure excess was gone. used a new sock on each bar to make sure i did NOT spread or smear the paint. once i had all the bars done i took a clean rag and wiped each one down to remove any reside. then let dry. i will apply another layer of paint once the first coat dries. 

 

now waiting for all my parts 30+ to get primed and painted black !!  dropped off with friend at local body shop, since it has been cold & wet here for months, and i can NOT paint in the garage, no room plus car is in there !! once all the parts come back it will be assembly time.

 

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painters tape method, tedious to put on all the tape

 

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rear crossbars all painted and cleaned up

 

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front bar closeup of black paint

 

 

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my custom drag tool, covered this in old sock, drawn tight lightly covered in paint thinner to remove high spots of paint

 

 

 

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close up of end of crossbar after a few clean swipes, still need to be cleaned, but that comes later

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went and picked up the parts i had dropped off at the painter

i did all the blastin & prepping

almost time to start putting them on the car !!

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everything ready to go to assembly

 

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another view of the parts

 

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close up of the front radiator splash apron

 

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custom signal mounting brackets

 

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headlamp bar


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wiper motor and mounting bracket

 

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stop tail lamp housings

 

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headlamp buckets

 

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1929 wheel dust cover

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spare tire carrier

 

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bumper parts ready for assembly

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personally not sure on that one, maybe Ted could answer that

 

I got the kit from LeBaron Bonney Company

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On 3/19/2019 at 7:55 PM, BearsFan315 said:

 

I got the kit from LeBaron Bonney Company

Seems the hot news for the week is their Chapter 7 Bancruptcy. 

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ok guys

got the buckets, rings, and crossbar back from paint :) going to start working on rebuilding the headlamps. pulled the information from the MPPL, IOC, & Repair Manual. None of them provide detailed information on HOW to put together the headlamp assembly correctly, other that the color of bucket is Black and the Rim is Chrome, and note that the parking light is ABOVE the headlamp.The PO did not have them assembled correctly as I have learned. so I am going on what looks like the proper way to assemble and install. 

I will first BUILD the headlamp assembly, then once i have both done move onto installing them on the bar :)

I have for assembly:

  • Reflector x2 (Redone by Uvira)
  • Pigtail 3-way x2 (New from TFS)
  • Bucket x2 (stripped, primed, and painted Gloss Black)
  • Clamp x2 (stripped and primed)
  • Bulbs 1110 x2 (High/Low beam)
  • Bulbs #55 x2 (Parking Light)
  • Gaskets/Seals x2 (New Cork Style from TFS)
  • Lens x2 (Have NOS plus originals which are worn -> road blasted) pict is of old
  • Rims x2 (New from TFS) pict is of old

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fresh aluminization reflectors by Uvira

 

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3 way pigtail for headlamps

 

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freshly painted headlamp buckets

 

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headlamp rings

 

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my bulb assortment, well some of them anyways

 

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new cork gasket for headlamp from The Filling Station

 

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original headlamp Lens, i have a set of NOS that i will use, this are pretty road blasted

 

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Original rings that we re on car, i have a set of New Chrome ones also from The Filling Station

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Here is my Plan of Action:

install the Pigtail into the reflector
...install headlamp socket in center of reflector w/ 2 wires secure w/spring clamp, parking lamp socket above headlamp w/ 1 wire secure w/spring clamp, left hanging is main connector w/ 3 wires
install reflector into bucket
...install main connector (left hanging above) into bucket, and secure (bend tab over into place)
???which way is up on connector or only goes one way or not relevant ???
...use tabs and slots to install and secure
...ensure parking lamp is above headlamp !!
install clamp ring around bucket and reflector
...ensure hardware is at bottom of assembly and do NOT over tighten
???are these one way install or can they be installed either way flip front to back ???
install bulbs into sockets in reflector
...test bulbs to ensure they work and function correctly
install seal/gasket
...use notch to align properly
install lens
...install with prism side IN and text "TOP" legible from front top outside
install rim
...seat and secure rim to bucket
...ensure gasket is seated, lens secure

repeat for other headlamp assembly

I am not certain on this, due to that mine were not truly assembled when i got it, assume the gasket goes between reflector and lens to seal out moisture ?? could be wrong on the location ?!?

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also got my Headlamp Bar back from paint last night !!

getting ready for assembly just need validation of assembly of the parts for the actual headlamp noted above

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got the carrier back from paint and looking good !!  i am happy with the results, now to start assembly and installation on car

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front side

 

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rear side

 

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close up of the newly welded on nut after clean up and paint, looks almost factory

 

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close up of top rear

 

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close up of top front

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here are a few shots of the buckets as well, they were painted black in the paint batch...  

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Back of headlamp bucket

 

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closeup of the mounting and connection

 

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inside of the bucket

 

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inside closeup

 

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got the apron back from paint today as well... nice sharp black !!

now to install the chrome strips using my specially created hardware above, then i can install it on the car !!

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front radiator splash apron with fresh paint

 

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closeup left side

 

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close up center, i have a NEW center cover tunnel 

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closeup right side

 

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another top view

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as part of my restoration I am building 2 tail and stop lamp fixtures

1-will be completely stock configuration and set up, as original as i can get. housing, bulbs, connection, etc...
2-will be the LED conversion I got from TFS, going to use a stock housing that has been gutted for the LED kit, however I will use the standard connection coming into the housing vs hard wiring. this way i can swap back and forth or such if i do a show or what have you.

I did a test fit of the LED kit in the housing and made sure everything would work and fit BEFORE tearing it apart, then blasted the housings and sent off to paint.

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