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Hot Rod FORDS #23: C-Cab Delivery Van Headlights and Exhaust Headers

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Blog entry by crowie posted 01-15-2022 06:23 AM 747 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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C-Cab Delivery Van Headlights and Exhaust Headers.

The shop bought headlights weren’t big enough at 3/4” dia so I had to make my own.

A 1” long length of 1 1/4” dia Tassie Oak with a 1” forstner recess in one end.

The dome is a 1 1/4” macrame bead (very carefully) cut in half and glued to the other end of the dowel.

I added a 1/4” dowel to mount the headlight to the front chassis.

I’ve also made a start on the headers and exhaust.

The manifold is 3-1/2” x 3/4” x 1/4” Spotted Gum with 4off 1-1/2” x 3/8” Tassie Oak dowels with one end cut at 45deg.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie



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Dutchy

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#1 posted 01-15-2022 08:59 AM

The shop bought headlights weren’t big enough at 3/4” dia so I had to make my own.

Zonder een draaibank kun je veel maken, en je leert nog nederlands ook.

-- https://dutchypatterns.com/

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crowie

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#2 posted 01-15-2022 10:29 AM



The shop bought headlights weren’t big enough at 3/4” dia so I had to make my own.

Zonder een draaibank kun je veel maken, en je leert nog nederlands ook.
- Dutchy

Thank you Jan…

“without a lathe you can make a lot and you also learn Dutch”

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 01-15-2022 12:57 PM

Nice, Peter! With the wider stance on the front wheels, and now the larger headlights, I’m really liking the front view of your hot rod.

And a nice lesson in nederlands from Jan, as well!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 01-15-2022 08:40 PM

You are on your way…nice progress…........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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crowie

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#5 posted 01-16-2022 06:47 AM

I think I’ve worked out the bulk of the headers/extractors.
I had increase the manifold thickness to clear the chassis rails.
They will be terminated on a muffler running under the doorway toward the rear mudguards/fenders.

I used Starbond medium thick clear with accelerator on all the joints.

A combination of the bobbin sander and dremel to round the bends.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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crowie

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#6 posted 01-19-2022 03:51 AM

Well after a lot of fiddling the headers and exhaust are done both sides.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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