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Old 01-21-2010, 11:14 AM
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last night started to to smooth out the top of the cowl. l don't like the vents, they look ugly the way they stick up and disturb the flow of the cowl. smoothing the top will also help the look of the car if l decide to run it without the hood.

here a couple pics of the start of the process. post more pics of the surgery as it goes along.



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Old 01-21-2010, 11:42 AM
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I wish my model A had a vent , it gets so hot in the summer . do you not have the tops of the vents ?
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Old 01-21-2010, 12:06 PM
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I wish my model A had a vent , it gets so hot in the summer . do you not have the tops of the vents ?
l have no parts at all for the vents. the metal brace inside are bent and l think filling them is a better option.

for air flow l am not putting in a solid metal roof panel. the big hole in the roof will have a removable tonnue cover. like a vinyle truck bed cover. we are putting a 1'' strip of velcro and snaps along the edge. l have this same set up on my 69 chevy truck and it works good. at 70mph it stays put so l think using this setup on the car should work fine. the hole in the top is big enough to get plenty of ventalation and since it won't be driven in the rain, water won't be a problem. my truck bed stays dry with the tonnue on it when l wash it. putting this on the car should be the same way.

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Old 01-22-2010, 11:04 PM
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Rolled the car out today and took some pics in the nice wheather. helps keep us motovated to see it in the sunlight.

January in washington and it got up to 50 degrees or so and no rain in sight for the weekend.

Will be filling in the cowl vent next week and start getting the rust cut out and replaced. when the rust is out the other body work can start so we can get it painted before summer. between the doors the post will be flattend so it's a flat panel.

no rear door, just a window.

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Old 01-24-2010, 01:44 AM
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:02 AM
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Looks good! I like the wheels, too.
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Old 01-24-2010, 08:20 PM
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i think the girls went with a wise color scheme -- hopefully someday theyll be building there own and asking for your help (thats what i hope with my kids)
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Old 01-31-2010, 01:07 PM
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Anymore progress? keep the pics coming.
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Old 01-31-2010, 02:11 PM
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I'm really liking your build. Some novel ideas and making it something totally different than it was. The wheels do a lot for it too.

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Old 02-04-2010, 08:41 PM
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l did not like the way the side panels came out.

l told the body man who is helping me l was not happy with the way the rear panels looked. here is a few pics of the process of removing part of that 4 door post in the middle and making the panels smooth and flat. hope to be done with the panels soon.



here is the steering wheel l am using. it's a real classic from the 70's. l've had it fore ever and used it on several cars. kept it because it's really cool and old school
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