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Old 07-31-2010, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default My 51' Shoebox build thread

This was a shoebox pick up thread
and i thought it's a kind of off topic to post any progress pics there:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=466217

So i decided to start a new one for building pics etch.
Ok,here it starts.
This project was slightly jammed because i was waiting for new powerbrake unit from Jamco,but i finally got it.I think its a good quality product,but i guess its designed for shoeboxes with stock motor and tranny.
It will take brake pedal too much for the right and there's not too much space for the gas pedal,after doing a new transmission tunnel for the non stock transmission.
But if the pedal assembly is bolted straight to the pedal assembly bracket on frame,without spacers that were included in kit.Then the pedal will be pretty much in same place than it originally was.But it needs a slight modification.



There was a bung at the opposite side of pedal axle,but i cut it off just because it was on the way when bolting pedal assembly to the frame.
It looked like a bit weak without that support bung.So i sealed clutch shaft hole with steelplate to get it stronger by that way..

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Old 07-31-2010, 04:15 PM   #2
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I welded a support plate to the pedals side,so i think it wont bend anymore.



Another problem was that powerbrake unit sits too low.I cut off the sleeves from the unit's bracket,to get it closer to the frame.I also cut off the plate that attaches to frame from that plate that attaches to the brake unit.
I weld them that way that the unit is so near the floor than its possible.



Here it is welded on the frame,it needed a bit of trimming to get brake unit push rod to line with pedal assembly,but that wasnt a big issue.
I hope this will help someone,who has same problems with shoebox brake units.
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Old 07-31-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:22 PM   #4
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I think that i am not a wizard with a lathe,more amateur than pro.I've done some simple things with lathe like bungs,etch for my bike.I wanted factory matching beads to the floor panels,so i did bead roller dies with lathe for my harbor freight based bead roller:



Matching dies may sound a bit of restorer stuff,but only reason for making those dies was that the panel work will be a bit easier with them.
Especially if the patch will be welded to factory panel with original beads.



I am glad how the top die fits on the original bead.
I've rolled a patch panel to the drivers side floor,but its not welded yet.
I guess this weekend will be too busy for welding job,but i'll post pics when its done.
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Old 08-12-2010, 03:39 PM   #5
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Drivers side floor pan is now welded,but not completed...There's still something to do.



The powerbrake unit went so near the floorpanel that i decided to make a hump on the floor.



I bend the unit hole edges with this bar that i made from 1" steel bar.
When i was bending the edges,i didnt need heat with this one,just gentle bending and some hammering.
I guess the next step will be fabricating the top piece to the hump and i also have to fabricate a maintenance door on the top of that piece
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Old 08-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #6
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:12 AM   #7
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Old 08-14-2010, 02:47 AM   #8
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Nice sheet metal work
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:22 AM   #9
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Old 08-21-2010, 11:38 AM   #10
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The top piece is done now.I found some hidden cancer from around the patch i've made before to the rear floor,so i have to tear that patch off and make bigger one....



I think this is a score,a rear end from US made Ford Granada.
I guess now you are wondering that what a hell he is talking about?
We dont have much US made Granadas around here,so thats why its a score.
Guy who sold me that,told me that he sold front fenders,hood etc. to the guy who has been looking for them something like ten years...
I dont have any idea why that guy didnt buy them from states.
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Old 09-06-2010, 10:08 PM   #11
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:30 AM   #12
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Finnrodder, Great looking floor you rolled , I have a 50 coupe , My avatar, It has a granada rear end also ! works great, I pulled out the 4 speed trans and changed to a C4 automatic to go behind the 289 , so smooth, Keep the pictures coming , looks excellent ,,,,Sam
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:37 AM   #13
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Nice work man! But I have never seen a rear end out of a Granada with a removable rear cover...
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Old 09-07-2010, 12:44 AM   #14
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Thats a pretty floor, Hope to put one in my coupe soon!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:41 AM   #15
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Looking good!
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:19 AM   #16
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Thanks guys,last two weeks have been really busy to me and i havent been in the garage lately.At last weekend i was in Italy and at next weekend will be one of the last bike ralleys in here for while.My boss talked something about doing overtime,but i hope that i get something done before the weekend.
I've already rolled the rear floor patch,it just need some trimming and welding.

Guy that sold me the rear end,said it was from 76' US made Granada.The width matches to the Granada's axle and so does the wheel pattern...
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:28 PM   #17
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My granda rear end is a normal 8" ford axle and not like the one in pic
but maybe ford made axle with removble rear cover.



her's a pic on mine
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Old 09-07-2010, 01:47 PM   #18
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Yep! Cover is in the rear on the Granada. Not a problem so don't worry about the cover being in the rear. Both of my cars have Granada rear ends in them. I have a '47 Ford Street rod (with an 8") and a '51 Hudson Custom (with an 8.8") and have never had a problem with them. Besides, they are less expensive than the other 9"ers.
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:18 PM   #19
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Great fabrication, looking good!
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Old 09-07-2010, 02:49 PM   #20
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Do you have a photo from under the car for the Master Cylinder set up?
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