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Old 03-25-2020, 09:17 PM
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They hadn't yet invented bolt holes in the bottom of the steering wheel to mount the wheel puller bolts.
You need an 84 year old steering wheel puller.



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Old 03-26-2020, 09:24 AM
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I'd go over and pull it but I'm only 78.
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I cobbled up a puller, which took thirteen hands to hold together and tighten. There were many spoiled tries and some cursing, but I didn't break anymore of that 86 year old bakelite. Today I took the grille and shell out and pulled the whole steering shaft out through the front. [pic one] has the shaft, the wheel, and the painted draglink sticking up from the steering wheel.
In a fit of 'psycho-advance planning' I went out to a shed and dug out some of the old front fenders that I've been collecting over the years. Unfortunately, I've been collecting all kinds of stuff so the fenders were deep in the mess of collections. [pic two] is my assortment. There is a pair of fixable Plymouth fenders that look like they'll do nicely.
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I cobbled up a puller, which took thirteen hands to hold together and tighten. There were many spoiled tries and some cursing, but I didn't break anymore of that 86 year old bakelite. Today I took the grille and shell out and pulled the whole steering shaft out through the front. [pic one] has the shaft, the wheel, and the painted draglink sticking up from the steering wheel.
In a fit of 'psycho-advance planning' I went out to a shed and dug out some of the old front fenders that I've been collecting over the years. Unfortunately, I've been collecting all kinds of stuff so the fenders were deep in the mess of collections. [pic two] is my assortment. There is a pair of fixable Plymouth fenders that look like they'll do nicely.
The Plymouth fenders are the ones without the spears, right? Personally I always liked the spear body line on the Dodge fenders.
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Right you are, Snopro, those spear ones are Dodge Brothers. I like the spears so much that I'm going put spears in the Plymouth ones, ----- somehow.
I shouldn't have worked on those fenders, because I don't need them for quite a while yet, but they beckoned me so I beat on them for some time. Some of the big dents came out quite well. No pictures of my bodywork.
I took a chance and went to the post office today to see if a parcel had arrived. It was a draglink repair kit from Andy Bernbaum, and it was in. In the picture it is right at the right hand side, so here is the finished draglink.
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"I like the spears so much that I'm going put spears in the Plymouth ones, ----- somehow."
I'm most interested in how you do this. I have a '33 Pontiac drivers rear fender on my '37 GMC that I need to do this to.
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So far, OI, I only have dreams of what might work. At the lower end of the spear there's a triangle that widens out to the perimeter reveal. Hopefully, I can make a 1/16" plate triangle, male and female and then hook them onto my biggest 'C' clamp and stamp them together, sandwiching the fender tin. For the spear I hope to make a bead roller the right size, maybe even make new rollers for my English wheel.
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