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Old 03-27-2020, 07:39 AM   #1
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Default 1940 Ford floor plates around column/pedals

I am putting new wood toe boards in my '40, I have this steel plate that goes around the steering column/shifter. I have the gasket that goes under this piece, and I have the bumpers that go on the pedal shafts below the toe board. Am I missing anything else? Thanks!
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Old 03-27-2020, 07:46 AM   #2
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There is an additional small metal piece that bridges the gap between the hole for the shifter and the column.
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That's what I was thinking also. Could anyone make a template and send to me? Or have one available to purchase? Thanks!
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You can make one. If you look where each end lands, there is a square depression in the piece you have. The piece you need is very skinny in the middle where it needs to be to clear the steering column tube. If you take a piece of round metal maybe 1/8" diamert the right length and hamer flat the ends it will look pretty much like the original. No fasteners hold that in place. I think I have an extra original, as at one time I had 4 40s. I will look today and if I can find it, will PM you for your mailing address. I would gladly give it to you.
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You can make one. If you look where each end lands, there is a square depression in the piece you have. The piece you need is very skinny in the middle where it needs to be to clear the steering column tube. If you take a piece of round metal maybe 1/8" diamert the right length and hamer flat the ends it will look pretty much like the original. No fasteners hold that in place. I think I have an extra original, as at one time I had 4 40s. I will look today and if I can find it, will PM you for your mailing address. I would gladly give it to you.
That would be great, thank you! Now that you mention it I believe I've seen them also.
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If Mike (deuce roadster) can't find his let me know. I can make a pattern for you.
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I found the piece in the first bin I looked in!! IF you saw how much crap I have you would be amazed at the luck of finding this small piece!!
If you click on my avatar and click on my photo album MISC it is the first picture there.

Notice the 2 curved parts are different sized, the larger on goes DOWN toward the steering column tube, the smaller is UP toward the shifter tube. You probably can't put it in backward. PM me your mailing address and I will send it to you. I think while installing all that stuff I used a piece of tape to hold it in place,can't remember.
Yeah, I taped it to the back before screwing it down. Is your other piece nice and flat?
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Thanks Dick! You are faster with pictures then I.
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Thanks Dick! You are faster with pictures then I.

Ha....."Quick Draw McPicture" maybe? Dick D
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Ha....."Quick Draw McPicture" maybe? Dick D
I have to wonder how many on here know what you are referring to with that remark.
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I have to wonder how many on here know what you are referring to with that remark.
I do. Quick Draw McGraw...He was a horse / sheriff cartoon character. Now guess my age
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Unfortunately there are too few young'uns here. I have a poster in my shop that I had on my door when I was working stating "Each day I do the work of 3 men" and under this heading there was a picture of Curley, Larry and Moe. My grandkids looked at that and asked my son what this meant!
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Kube, unless you were a child prodigy (which you probably were), I would put you as being born ca. '48-'50. The standard following question about a cowboy is "What was his horse's name?" I don't know about this, because "Can a cowboy who is a horse have a horse?" Probably not. He did have a side-kick named "Baba-Louie" or some such, who I seem to remember as being a Burro.

"Quick Draw" was a step down from Huckleberry Hound", in my opinion.

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For the youngsters among us, this is Quick Draw McGraw. Quick Draw was a talking horse, though he should not be confused with Mr. Ed who was also a talking horse of the same era. Man, you young'ns really missed a whole-lot simpler time in history. If I had to guess, I'd bet that Kube guy is probably just about eligible for Social Security about now. DD


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It looks like "Shelter in Place" is starting to get to some of us.
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I have to wonder how many on here know what you are referring to with that remark.

OK old-timer, without looking it up on the internet, do you remember Buster Brown's dog's name, not to mention the little jingle that he used to recite? DD
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Christ Coopman, I was watching The Buster Brown show when it was hosted by "Smilin' Ed O'Connell". (You young whippersnappers and your "Andy's Gang" show are interlopers.)

"That's my dog Tige, he lives in a shoe; I'm Buster Brown, look for me in there too!"

My favorite, thought was "Froggy the Gremlin" and his interactions with "Mr Jim Nasium".

"Plunk your magic Twanger, Froggy!".
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The way I've heard it: "Hi, my name's Buster Brown. I live in a shoe. My dog's name's Tige, and he lives there, too." Froggy and Andy Devine were some of my Saturday morning favorites too, but who could have guessed that Sky King was my absolute-bestest, most-favorite Saturday mornin' show?


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You have it right; I was a little mixed up. I was a real "Sky King" fan as well, but I listened on the radio; by the time he got on television, I was a little too old, and had discovered cars and girls.

Actually, I "googled it" and there seem to have been two versions (neither of which I had correctly) : "I'm Buster Brown, I live in a shoe. That's my dog, Tige, he lives there too!" (or "Look for him in there too.")

I remember the second one.
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