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Bigdaddy's Socal 1963 Tuxedo Park Resto-mod.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Bigdaddy13, Dec 9, 2019.

  1. Apr 9, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

    Bigdaddy13 Member 2020 Sponsor

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    Doing a bit of work around the place:

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  2. Apr 9, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Good question - Nope it doesn't.
    I actually had to jerry-rig a hold-open when I was carrying the load of cinder-blocks from our bottom yard.

    I'm thinking just a heavy duty strap, or possibly welding on something like this:
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  3. Apr 9, 2020
    bigbendhiker

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    Really nice bumper! I like it.

    Can you tell a little more about the fuel and water carriers? Are they jerry cans or something else? And how are they mounted?
     
  4. Apr 9, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Thanks, Bigbendhiker! Here's some info:

    Fuel cans:
    Wedco - about 15 years old. Can't find them these days with the old style cap, but these are still pretty ok: OKoffroad.com Survival Stuff - Wedco 5 Gallon Jerry Can

    Water cans: Scepter ex-military. You can get them used for about $15-20 bucks at surplus stores usually, but you can find them online, too.
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  5. Apr 9, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    the mounting part, I'm still working on, but I'm thinking about just using an old school Blitz mount. The bumper has a heavy-duty shelf for the cans and mounts to sit on, that are designed for a blitz or Smittybilt mount: 1bumper5.jpg
     
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  6. Apr 9, 2020
    Norcal69

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    McMaster-Carr

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  7. Apr 9, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Oh, NICE. That’s pretty perfect!

    Thanks a lot!
     
  8. Apr 17, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    BTW, just ordered 2 of these from McMaster-Carr (got a spare in case I screw it up...lol) Thanks again!
     
  9. Apr 18, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Some detail pics, that I keep forgetting to upload.

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  10. May 7, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    progress pics, cut out and patched my rusty passenger side floorboard. Was able to retain the stock drain hole. Need to get a NOS drain "Swivel/cover"
     

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  11. May 7, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Also, thanks to an awesome ECJ5 member, I snagged a set of stock manifolds. Problem is, I don't think I can make the front dump work with my steering rod from the Saginaw box. (I thought I might be able to squeeze a narrow 90 degree turn in there.
     

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  12. May 7, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Alternatively, I ended up stumbling upon a rear dump manifold last week. I ground down some of the high spots, and it'll turn without binding, but MAN-0-MAN....it's CLOSE.

    The second pic is AFTER clearancing the manifold a good amount, and is just about 100% of what I'm comfortable doing with a grinder. I guess I could cut and weld the manifold so that the new addition goes a bit concave at the conflict point. OR i could swap out the ginormous old u-joint for one of these:

    Sweet double u-joint - $124.99
    Sweet Mfg. Double Steering U-Joint, 3/4 In DD to 3/4 In DD, Universal


    But that would then mean that I have to modify both ends into a DD shaft configuration.
     

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  13. May 12, 2020
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  14. Jun 10, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Latch installed on bumper. Bit crude, but works well. Probably reinforce both the latch tab and the pull-lock against trail hits.
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  15. Jun 10, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Installed some grill welting and some windshield accessories with a big assist from Mrs. Bigdaddy13

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  16. Jun 10, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Rust repair. Sheetmetal is hard. I got better as I went along, but i honestly cut out and re-started one of my earlier patches due to sucking so much...lol.



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  17. Jun 10, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Cage progress - just tacked together. it's going to go off to a buddy's pro-shop for finishing along with some more tubing/gusset additions. Bikini top is a bestop. I actually bought two for Mrs. Bigdaddy and I to combine into one long safari top. I think it'll turn out well if we take our time. (she's a very good seamstress/upholsterer)

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  18. Jul 6, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Hope y’all had a great 4th of July. Took my peeps on a cool neighborhood cruise up to some outlooks nearby. I appreciated V6 power with 5 passengers and big hills...lol!

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  19. Aug 24, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    I don't know about you, but it's been miserably hot out West, with most days at least 90 degrees, if not hotter - right when I get off work around 3pm, being the hottest part of the day...lol. That being said, I think I've got my overheating issue licked with the install of a new Champion radiator that I talked about here:
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    Radiator shipped fast, installed easily and is hopefully going to last a good long while. I'm stoked to start being comfortable driving her for longer stints as the weather cools down - I've got my eyes on a few area's here in town with some cool dirt tracks and space to stretch her legs.
     
  20. Aug 24, 2020
    Bigdaddy13

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    Wheels and tires:

    So I picked up (4) Kelsey Hayes rims locally that ended up being 3 alike, 1 different.

    3 - 16x5 rims with no crease on the center area:
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    1 - 16x4.5 rim with a crease on the center area:

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    Soooo, after initially scratching my head for a few moments, I decided I'm definitely going to keep all four. I'm thinking that I'll just keep my eyes open for another 16x5 rim, allowing me to run the thinner 4.5" wheel as my spare.
     

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