Monday’s Weekend

The weekend was a good one….NASCAR in town and the Olympics on TV. The weather was great so I worked on finishing Andre’s motor mounts. As I stated, I could have purchased them from any number of sources but I just wanted to make a set to my design and specifications. I admit it has taken me a couple of days, but I am real happy with the results. I photographed the process and will share them with you. I also finished the rear spring hangers for the 9 inch rear axle. I like to mount the rearmost spring hanger through the frame and not below it. This allows the car to set low without the use of lowering blocks. I am almost ready to mount the new front and rear axles.

Neil had completed his third Deuce top and is working on a 33 roadster top for Bob. He thinks it will be done this week. I need to work on mine and have the upholstery installed. Maybe in a couple of weeks when I am burnt out on Andre. Having more than one project breaks up the work week and presents a different set of challenges. I know most of my buddies are working on their cars getting them ready for the Spring season which will start next month. I better get something running…

Stay Tooned!

Lynn

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A young man gets his first Deuce. This is a friend of mine in New Orleans who has a garage full of cars. This little Deuce was a bargain back then and while there are thousands of roadsters today they were rare in the early 70’s. The Nomad looks good also.

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Here are the patterns I made for the motor mounts. Similar to P&J but different in many ways.

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The mount was clamped in place so I could make the support brace.

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The brace support will bolt through the lower snubber hole.

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It is important to make sure the mounts are level from side to side. I mount the tubes at a 3 degree downward slope to the rear.

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This is the support which I will finish tomorrow. I don’t have a plasma cutter but the torch my dad taught me to use works well. Grinding is a problem for me so I try to make slag free cuts.

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The rear spring hangers are ready to go. The front hangers are TCI as I can’t make them as neat for the price they charge. I think they are the cleanest of the front mounts on the market.

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County Rod Shop is building a very unique 34 truck. Hemi will be wild. Note neat workmanship.

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One of my favorite models is a 34 Ford tudor sedan. This black beauty is also going together at the County Rod Shop. Fornt view shows IFS and wire wheels.

Today’s Ride…dreaming!

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Bob O’s son picked up his car today from Albert who installed his signature white top. He has done three in our little town. I will have pictures tomorrow. I can’t wait to see it as this car has a full hood and no side exhaust. That is Neil on the left and Bob O on the right making sure is set for Albert to fit the canvas.

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