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    New project..Nikki's Roadster..

    As many of you know,I have been married to Nicole for just over 25 years(28 as a couple).Over the span of our time together,she has watched me build many many cars.During these builds,she has always been supportive and has been my "extra hands" many a time(she even broke a finger once while helping install the rear end in my old Roadster).All of you that have met her know that She is a "Car Girl" in every sense of the word...

    After all the years of her watching me build myself another car without ever so much as a peep,I decided that someday we would build her a car.Only problem was tthat I only have a 1 car garage and no space to store my Phaeton for 6 months while I build another car.I could find a short term place to keep the car for a month or so,but thats not enough time to do a full build.When I told her about my plans,she came up with a great idea..Do all of the mock up in our large enclosed patio,tear it apart for paint and then do final assembly in our garage while the Phaeton is on vacation..

    Her great idea gets even better.Because she will be driving it,she wants to be able to fix it.That being said,she will be helping me with the mock up and tear down,then doing final assembly on her own!
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    I started collecting some of the parts for this car a while back.MorDrop axle,banjo rearend,Lincoln brakes all around and wide fives from a 1939 Zephyr.




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    Our new member in NorCal Ed dropped off a really nice frame and Nicole started cleaning it up..







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    I took everything apart and Nicole cleaned it up and put it back together.She also rebuilt the brakes while they were apart.





    Once everything was back together,it was time to start the mock up.In no time at all,she had it sitting on all fours..and no,those tires are just rollers :)

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    I picked up a freshly rebuilt 8ba with zero miles on it.It came with a bunch of speed parts,old Offy heads and Fenton headers,etc..



    I also scored 2 late '30's toploaders to go behind it.A buddy is helping me make a good one out of them..

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    Sean hooked us up with an F1 crossmember,pedals and master..



    Which Ed sectioned up to fit the A frame..

    Today we installed the motor mounts in the frame and located the F1 mount.Both of these will be riveted in eventually,but bolted for now..



    And now we dropped it all in..





    Tomorrow we'll mark out where the front and original center cross member will need to be notched,install the pedals and master and see where its at..
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    WOOOOW!! I'm impressed...
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    I'm proud of how fast she is picking it up.I wasn't looking forward to handling freshly painted and chromed parts for fear of scratching them.Nicole is much more patient than I am :)
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    Right on! Looking great to start!

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    Looks awesome!!!

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