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Old January 3rd, 2011, 10:56 AM   #151
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Hotrodheb, I shot you a PM regarding the gauge. Thank you. The chrome doesn't look good but the chrome on my '67 gauge is perfect so that's an easy swap.

A right hand drive glove box would make it look symmetrical, great idea...but suspect it would not be functional given the steering wheel would be in the way for the door to open.

Have some front end firewall and framework on the "to-do list" this evening. Need to move the airride tank and compressor to clean up the front luggage area. I'll see how the gauges will work in the existing glove box if I can get to that tonight.

Need to get the steering extension length all figured out so I can figure out the tunnel for the column at the dash.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 11:50 AM   #152
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Hotrodheb, I shot you a PM regarding the gauge. Thank you. The chrome doesn't look good but the chrome on my '67 gauge is perfect so that's an easy swap.
Actually there is not a chrome ring, the ring on the late models is black. The corroded looking part is the ring that rests on the back side of the dash. I'll try to pull it out tonight and get better pics of it.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 11:22 PM   #153
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Those fenders remind me of the Grand Master by Chip Foose:
Chip Foose can fabricate, I'll give him that, but his use of HUGE wheels the fact that Foose has almost become a style of its own because of how predictable it is has basically killed any love for his designs I might have had.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #154
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Some round stock the same shape of a glove box blended in. would look good.
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Old January 5th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #155
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Mikelrom, Great idea! I'll do it!
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Old January 10th, 2011, 07:27 PM   #156
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Damn Mark, your car is killer. The more I look at it the more I fall in love with it. True creativity in perfect execution.
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Old January 11th, 2011, 08:20 AM   #157
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Hotrodheb, got the speedo. The '67 is one the way, thanks!

Tirezan, thanks for the kind words. This project is a little daunting but one little thing at a time. My goal is to have it ready to drive by the end of May so stay tuned.

There, I said it out loud, now I'm committed...dang it!
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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:49 AM   #158
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Mikelrome, is this what you had in mind with replicating the glove box shape?

I'm thinking once the round bar is blended in, it won't be so prevalent?
...Nevermind the glove box door looks catywompus, the dash is a little twisted but the twist will come out once I weld it in.
Thoughts? It's never too late to cut it off.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 11:08 AM   #159
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Maybe slightly larger diameter round bar so it doesn't disappear when you blend it in?
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Yep, That's the look I had in my mind. If the dash is going to be a light color the small rod is good. If it is going to be dark I think a larger rod would be better.
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Something like that.
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Old January 14th, 2011, 12:20 AM   #162
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.........If the dash is going to be a light color the small rod is good. If it is going to be dark I think a larger rod would be better.........
I guess it depends who you ask........ some claim size doesn't matter
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Old January 14th, 2011, 10:21 AM   #163
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I agreed to let my loving wife pick the color for the Volkster. She has decided dark Midnight Blue. I was thinking a two-tone at the bodyline, but she doesn't agree.

The dash will of course be dark and you're probably right, the round bar shape may disappear once the molding is done.

Thanks for the input and thoughts. Never thought about the color effect. Going to need to really think about this.

Sucky thing about dark midnight blue, the bodywork will need to be spot on.
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Old January 16th, 2011, 10:38 PM   #164
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Ok...where do I get these air line parts? In order to move things around, I needed to remove a few lines from the switches to the tank. Couldn't figure out how to pull them apart, so I cut them. They are 1/4" air lines. The air lines say they are 1/4" O.D. air brake lines. The little brass pieces looked crimped.


No idea how the T-fittings fit together so I guess I'm going to need at least 3 more of them and about a half dozen or so of the brass crimpy thingys. I suppose those will require a special crimping tool?

Will any auto parts store carry these things?
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Old January 16th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #165
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Old January 17th, 2011, 04:50 AM   #166
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Next time that happens push the collar in towards the fitting and hold it in while pulling the airline out.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 07:35 AM   #167
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Its been a while since I did air lines, but as I remember the sleeves were self crimping when you tightened the fittings. You might check the internet for a few of the airride outfits to locate replacement bits.
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Old January 17th, 2011, 08:33 AM   #168
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Ok...where do I get these air line parts? In order to move things around, I needed to remove a few lines from the switches to the tank. Couldn't figure out how to pull them apart, so I cut them. They are 1/4" air lines. The air lines say they are 1/4" O.D. air brake lines. The little brass pieces looked crimped.


No idea how the T-fittings fit together so I guess I'm going to need at least 3 more of them and about a half dozen or so of the brass crimpy thingys. I suppose those will require a special crimping tool?

Will any auto parts store carry these things?
If you have a truck parts store (as in semi) those are as common as fleas on a dogs ass and alot cheaper than going through the air ride or bagger guys.
If you push the collar toward the fitting and pull out on the line it SHOULD pop right out.
A- you need to relieve all the pressure or it wont release
B- somtimes you have to twist the line in the fitting to loosen it first, kind of like trying to unscrew it then push the collar in and pull.
C- if it's leaking around a quick connect pop the line out trim a 1/2 inch off with a razor and stick it right back in, it will fix it 90% of the time.

Also the two pieces in the top of the pic were over tightened you can see where the ferrull dug into the line, they need to be tight but don't killem it will just make you have to redo it.
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If you have a truck parts store (as in semi) those are as common as fleas on a dogs ass and alot cheaper than going through the air ride or bagger guys.
If you push the collar toward the fitting and pull out on the line it SHOULD pop right out.
A- you need to relieve all the pressure or it wont release
B- somtimes you have to twist the line in the fitting to loosen it first, kind of like trying to unscrew it then push the collar in and pull.
C- if it's leaking around a quick connect pop the line out trim a 1/2 inch off with a razor and stick it right back in, it will fix it 90% of the time.

Also the two pieces in the top of the pic were over tightened you can see where the ferrull dug into the line, they need to be tight but don't killem it will just make you have to redo it.
This is spot on.
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Alright, alright!! Got the lines out of the T-fitting. Push and pull. Now I know how to disconnect all the others without cutting. These little connectors are SLICK!

So the little brass ring is a Ferrule. Truck parts store, gotcha.

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This is going to be a sweet ride, you mentioned your build thread a couple of times, is there a link?
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Old January 18th, 2011, 11:29 AM   #172
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http://www.volksrods.com/forum/showthread.php?t=31397
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Old January 18th, 2011, 01:21 PM   #173
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I don't use this word often, but your project is AMAZING! Just a great looking machine in concept and execution.
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Old January 18th, 2011, 10:51 PM   #174
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Alright, alright!! Got the lines out of the T-fitting. Push and pull. Now I know how to disconnect all the others without cutting. These little connectors are SLICK!

So the little brass ring is a Ferrule. Truck parts store, gotcha.

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You don't need to go to a truck parts store for those brass fittings. In fact I guarantee you'll pay way more for 'em there. You don't have to go any further than your local hardware store (Lowe's, Home Depot, etc). Those are called "compression fittings" and can be bought in any plumbing supply outfit. The little brass ring itself is called a compression ring.

The male fitting and nut have a unique finer thread (compression thread) than regular pipe thread. You slip the nut onto the tube, then slide the compression ring on the tube just in from the end you're connecting (initially should be a tight fit), and then tighten the nut onto the fitting creating the seal.

Make sure you get the correct compression fittings to match the OD of the tube or it will NOT seal.

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The compression nuts and ferrules that are in the corner of the picture don't have anything to do with the tee. The tee is just as everybody has already said, a quick connect DOT approved air line fitting. You will find similar fittings at Home Depot and Lowes but DO NOT USE THEM ON YOUR AIR LINES!!! They will be made of plastic and by either Watts or John Guest and are for water only. They work the same way as the metal tee but shouldn't be used the same. If you go with compression fittings then don't do them like the pieces in the picture. Brass ferrules are for metalic tubing and nylon ferrules are for plastic tubing. If running plastic tubing with compression joints, you should also use a brass insert to stiffen the tubing where the ferrule will be compressing.






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