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JIMBOB
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Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2020 8:19 pm    Post subject: 30/31 roadster build

Okay, here we go. This is the start of somthing I'm hoping to update every week or two, or as we progress, in the complete build of a real nostalgia roadster. Most of the bits have been shown in previous posts, but until the chassis arrives, we can't get serious.

Anyhow, here's a shot of the body as it sits now.....



We do have a set of steel doors as well, just gotta find them At the momment we will run the wires, but may go with steelies in the end. The cowl requires a few rust repairs, but every effort will be made to make the repairs as obvious as possble

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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 9:01 am    Post subject:

Jim,
Is that back section steel? I tell you I'm green with envy, I have a cowl and doors in the shed (in much worse condition) but that project is on the back burner for now while I build the anglia.

I dont know if you have seen this site, but it has a build up of a 30 a roadster and pics of other 30 roadsters too.
http://www.martsrods.com/
Dave.

P.s. please keep us updated.
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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 9:04 am    Post subject:

David wrote:

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Is that back section steel?


Nah, glass. The cowl aint too bad, but does need a bit of work around the lower bits.

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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 1:02 pm    Post subject:

Looks like fun Jimbob. One thing I would suggest, if possible use the original cowl tank if you can as it gives you a heap more room in the boot. Believe me its needed if you plan on going anywhere for more than a day. You have to run a solenoid though to stop the gravity feed from the tank. I get about 2 hours on the open road with a single carb, after that you need to straighten out a little anyway
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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 8:03 pm    Post subject:

You woose devilrod.

hell I go three hours!!

then I fall out , and have to crawl to something so I can straighten up!

Looks good, where did the back come from? didnt know that improved A's were being made
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Posted: Fri Aug 27, 2020 8:17 pm    Post subject:

Flatoz wote:

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where did the back come from? didnt know that improved A's were being made


We got it from Ballarat swap about 10 years ago. Forget who from, haven't seen any others. Was new when we got it.

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Posted: Sun Aug 29, 2020 9:22 pm    Post subject:

There is a guy up on the sunshine coast doing rear tubs and last time I saw him he had a vicky convertible rear section and door skins that he wanted 6 or 700 for. I very nearly bought it but I had only just gotten the anglia. I can chase up his number if any one needs it.
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Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2020 10:29 pm    Post subject:

Jimbob, John McGeary used to sell glass roadster backs here in Ballarat.
He had early "A" backs, but I have been told that he used to do improved "A"s as well. Never thought to ask him to confirm this.

My improved "A", glass back, doors and tank top were made at Cockatoo.
Don't know who the guy was but he is no longer making them.
Have been told who has his mould, but sorry can't remember.
My roadster has been built for 18 months now. Seen at left here.

Anybody that is interested can find the start of my roadster in issue
number 138 of Aussie Street Rodding on page 78, top of the page.

I also bought the "DeSoto" roadster on the bottom of page 79 of the same
issue. I didn't buy it that year but it turned up at the swap 2 or 3 years later. With the roadster came a dodge sedan back section, a bit of tourer
stuiff and a lot of not much else.

All of this is now well on the way to being a closed cab pickup, sitting on a '29? Chev chassis with 253 running gear. Gonna be my daily driver.
All steel and has a real good shape to it.

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Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2020 1:10 pm    Post subject:

No more photos but have aquired a few more bits the last month. We know have juice brakes and late spindles, a complete bonnet off a Dodge which I'll have to spend some time on the English wheel with, A windscreen and frame, doors and a boot lid, A pair of really large lights about 10" diameter, and a '36 ford horn.

Have ordered rust repair panels for the cowl and dicky hinges from Flarety which should be in soon. Will take some more pickies when the body is back on the bucket and I have room to move again in the shed.

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Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject:

I must have got the last cowl patches he had in stock, only about a month ago. Still waiting on the panel at the bottom of the rear (wrap around channel) and door patches.
What are you doing for running gear, my car will be pretty much the same by the sound of it but using early Pontiac running gear.

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Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2020 4:20 pm    Post subject:

STANLEY wrote:
I must have got the last cowl patches he had in stock,


Dyslexia again

I read that as " COW PAT"
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Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2020 4:27 pm    Post subject:

Isnt cow pat closely related to bullshit???
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Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2020 4:29 pm    Post subject:

What's DNA?

The National Dyslexic Association
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Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2020 3:09 pm    Post subject:

STANLEY wrote:

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What are you doing for running gear


'53 cusso sidevalve, 3 speed.

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Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2020 3:46 pm    Post subject:

Good on ya JIMBOB for havin the balls to build a car " on line ' I think it would be the same as a magazine buildup, tuff job!

I don't know if you have ever checked out Glenn Percy's A coupe, he's been building it for some time and documenting each stage, mate that's a hell of a job. Not the sort of car you are going for, but a good site.
http://www.users.bigpond.com/glenn_percy/

Let us know if we can help along the way.

Cheers, Phil
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