I am late today as I spent the day in the hospital having a test done. Old Age is great. After coming home and feeling inspired after having good news about the test, I started putting together my parts for next years sedan project. I am a scrounger so I buy everything on ebay or swap meets. I am excited after realizing I have so many parts to use. I am sure I have more, but can’t remember where I stashed them so the wife wouldn’t see them. I know you have done that also. Right!
I would like to build a 5 window coupe instead of a sedan, so I put the word out that I would trade a sedan body for a 5 window. Good Luck. I may even buy a Wescott 5 window if he gets them soon. I talked to Carl and he is not sure when they will start producing the body. He plans on offering a chopped version with roadster quarters. Dave Lane did this on Poteet’s car. My friend George has one but is hanging on to it for a future build. I keep asking him. I think I have been influenced by Dave’s 3 window and Bobo’s chopped 5 window. Thanks for the rides. Good friends are priceless.
Have a good weekend. I am going to the Woody parade in Malibu to see the Woodies.
Ebay find…new Winters V8, polished for $1000. Brand new with ring and pinion plus differential. This one takes the early Ford axle tubes which I much prefer over the aluminum side bells. Now to find some axle tubes.[singlepic=1801]
Why I prefer the Winters…notice end housings and bearing installation. Very well engineered and you can call them or Dutchman for info and parts.[singlepic=1802]
Rear gear housing with the correct splines and retainers for “Quiet Gears”.[singlepic=1803]
Note the beefy pinion support. Much, much stronger than the Halibrand.[singlepic=1804]
Note required rib in the front section for the six pack start after the party.[singlepic=1805]
I made these bearing supports for the alignment bar while welding the 9 inch Ford rear axle bearing ends. They work great. Donnie has a new 2 inch bar so I will open up the 1 1/2 inch hole to accept the new bar.[singlepic=1807]
Found these at Long beach for $30 bucks. DD plus Vega spline for steering shaft.[singlepic=1809]
P & J front radius rods, chrome no less. I paid $175 for these beauties. I won’t know what to do with chrome.[singlepic=1812]
I can’t decide whether to use tie rod ends or PJ rod ends. I like the looks of the tie rod ends but question the strength. I have broke these in my early years.[singlepic=1808]
Note axle brackets for the rear. These are for a nine inch so I will need to scrounge some EF brackets with the taper. I have the rear ladder bars that I purchased from a Frantic Fred take off pile. He is the best for helping me. If you need something done go see Fred.[singlepic=1810]
Here is the frame which has been sitting for a couple of years. I purchased the components from Carl at the DF company. The very best TIG welder in my mind.[singlepic=1811]
I am not going to pinch the frame which is so popular. Mainly because I don’t know how to do it.
This style will suite me fine. I shot this car at the Outriders Picnic this year. I think an Early Times member owns it. Beautiful in my eyes.