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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #30 on: February 24, 2013, 10:45:49 PM »
Thanks Jim, I can't take all the credit. I get a lot of help from friends and my Dad.  I've learned a lot from guys on here and the HAMB.  I have to admit I look at the stuff Ghost does very closely to see if there is anything I can learn.  It's what makes this hobby the best! Get that exhaust done so you can take yours for a ride!
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I hear ya Tom. The HAMB has been great, and guys like Ghost and you have helped me a TON on my car. Sometimes you guys don't even know it, I just watch, listen and steal!
Anyway, thanks you guys.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2013, 08:23:43 PM »
I finished the brake lines and bled the brakes tonight.  Other than forgetting to tighten the two bleed screws on the front calipers it went well.  Not too much brake fluid on the garage floor.  Now I can put the engine and trans back in this weekend.
« Last Edit: March 07, 2013, 08:27:20 PM by TFoch »
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2013, 08:54:20 PM »


Looks real good Tom but you gotta stop wasting brake fluid, that stuff ain't cheap ya know!!  :P

Did you figure out the E brake setup yet?

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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2013, 09:03:32 PM »
I got a Lokar handle and cables.  I hope to get the cables in this weekend and get the handle in when I get the body back on the chassis.  I do have the original e brake handle but I'm not sure I'll be able to make it work.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2013, 03:24:52 PM »
You are getting it done now, and you and Billy have your pic' on the front page congrats. Hopefully it wont be to long before for your first ride. Oh and thanks for the kind words guys. I also steel some of your ideas.  It's just the way it is. LOL ...John
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #35 on: March 10, 2013, 09:01:33 PM »
Got the engine and trans in this weekend. Thanks to my Dad and my daughter Kristen for the help. I got the exhaust up to the mufflers installed.  The drive shaft, parking brake cables and alternator are in too.  Just a few more things on the chassis and then I can concentrate on getting the floor in and working on the body.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #36 on: March 23, 2013, 10:40:36 PM »
Started working on the body today.  I installed the support structure for the rear part of the floor.  I also started working on the pivots for the rumble seat cover.  Like Ghost said with all the snow outside it was a great day to be in the garage!
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #37 on: March 24, 2013, 07:23:13 AM »
Looking good Tom. I guess snow can be a good motivator ! :P
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #38 on: March 24, 2013, 10:55:17 PM »
Man that engine and frame sure is pretty. I really like the structure you have in your car, maybe if it stays cold outside for just a little while longer. HMMM we all might get something done.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2013, 03:23:11 PM »
It sure does look good, Tom. I lost some of my momentum over the winter and I am having a heck of a time trying to get it back. I don't want to lose pace with you guys :)
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2013, 03:56:24 PM »
It sure does look good, Tom. I lost some of my momentum over the winter and I am having a heck of a time trying to get it back. I don't want to lose pace with you guys :)
You will get there that coupe is too nice to just sit there. I have faith in ya...John

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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #41 on: March 25, 2013, 08:58:23 PM »
It sure does look good, Tom. I lost some of my momentum over the winter and I am having a heck of a time trying to get it back. I don't want to lose pace with you guys :)
Jim, you got to take yours for a ride.  I can't wait to get to that point!  Spring will be here soon so you'll have to get that momentum back.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #42 on: May 01, 2013, 08:49:01 PM »
Got a little work done on the floor. Got the front part painted and in place. I welded the lower collar in place for the steering column. Hope to get the rear part in this weekend.
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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #43 on: May 01, 2013, 08:52:19 PM »
Nice job Tom. Looks like things are really starting to come together!!!

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Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #44 on: May 01, 2013, 11:04:24 PM »
Very nice job...is that a C3 vette steering wheel?
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