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Another Swedish Hot Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by demented, Feb 17, 2010.

  1. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

    Hi this my '29 Ford roaster pick up.
    When I started this thread I had an invitation for the Helsinki Car Show in Finland 2nd of April, and a half finished car.
    That was 2 moths ago.
    It's been a race against the clock but I made it with 1 hour to go, for real!
    Everything without the paint job and interior is made by me with normal garage tools an next to zero budget.

    Enyhow... this is how it all started

    And sorry about the spelling but I spell like a retard in swedish to haha.

    It all started with a original model A frame I hade from a earlyer build and when I found a gas tank and firewall I knew exactly what I wanted to build...

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    I starded by welding the frame, front/rear axle to a jig with the riding hight I wanted.

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    When I hade all the things in place like the crossmember, motor/tranny mount front/rear axle I welded everytning, with the frame still in the jig.

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    This is how low it's going to be in the lowest position, yes it will have air bags all around:).


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    I will do my best to hide the bags and to keep as much as possible of the original frame.

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    Get it? :)

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    The body is a mixture of original, Brookville and homemade.

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    No bondo is being used, is all lead like back in the days:)

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    The dashboard is homemade and the gauged is '59 Volvo

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    To be honest I bretty much build the car around the winsheild...
    I allways liked the "Hallock" winsheilds and when I found the gas tank and firewall I orderd a winsheild from Seller Equipt the day after haha.
    Great fit and finish by the way:D

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    First time it´s out of the garage.
    A lot of things I will change that I didn´t see when is was in the garage.
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2010
  2. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    Kramer
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    Looks good. Keep us updated.
     
  3. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
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    from Scotland

    Looks great.Keep the up-dates coming.
    Subscribed(I'm a sucker for Hallock screens!).
    Mark.
     
  4. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

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    When I got the the frame back from sandblasting and power coating it looked like a moon landscape:(

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    Repainting... Thanx PG, beutifull jobb

    bro!

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    Hell Yeah!! Cat belive how much a little paint can do!
    The front axle and wishbones are from a '48.
    The wishbones are turned upside down, cut and welded to get the right angle (4-6 degrees)
    I would do it again I would used a more narrow axle like a model A.
    I have to use 1" spacers for the '56 Ford rear axle now.

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    Becouse a model A frame is thicker then a '32-'36 it´s stronger even if it looks like a bicycleframe.

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    The ladderbars are made by me, it's realy hard to build a low "functional" car!
    You cant bye 1 thing over the counter, everyting have to be custom made.

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    Painted the Powerglide and engin in it´s new color:)

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    Like I said there is not one thing you can bye...
    I bought a HURST motor mount on Ebay and it wasn´t even close to fit haha.
    I hade to make a hole new one and send it for crome ( expensive:().


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    The body is on it's way to the painter.
    Low enught???
    The tires are Firestone 5.25x18 in the front and 7.50x16 in the back.
    The front wheels was just for rolling the car in and out of the garage but after a while they kind of grew on me and now I love how they don´t mach the rear '40th wheels.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
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  6. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Great looking car. Keep the pics coming.
     
  7. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    pwschuh
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    Cool truck. Lot's great rods coming out of Sweden and not all of them are Volvos! ;)

    (and your spelling is better than many Americans...)
     
  8. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    I was kind of confused at first, origonal parts throughout and lead instead of plastic filler like they did back when, than air bags? In your defense you did say you were trying to hide them, and it is coming out VERY nicely i like it alot.

    Why couldn't you put it at the ride height you like and leave it there? Are the air bags just for dumping it when it's parked?

    I still like it, very nice work all around, keep the pics coming please.
     
  9. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

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    I did a per of scoopes to cover the wishbone ends like on the bonneville hot rod's from the 50th.

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    I worked on cars sins I was 15 but I never knew how to work with sheet metal untill I took a course in Oakland Ca at Lazzes metal shaping, check out http://www.lazzemetalshaping.com/.

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    Hmmm, not sure if I will use them.
    I decide later:confused:

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    Got the body back from paint:)
    Rootbeer candy over green pearl and 8 layer of clear!
    Looks great!!!
    Thanx Hakan for the best jobb ever.
     
  10. CJ Steak
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,379

    CJ Steak
    Member
    from Texas

    Nice build!

    Hey if that says "Suba" on the cowl, I know what that means in Swedish. ;)

    lol
     
  11. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

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    Time to make a radiator:)
    It´s realy not that hard.


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    The upper watertank was made in 3 pices and leaded together.


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    I Leaded everyting from the inside, have no idé if it´s the right way to do it but it worked for me :D


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    Just to paint is and it´s done.
    A couple of days work and $200 for the material.

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    Radiator in place and painted.
    If I have the time I´m going to build a grille out of 1/2" stainless pipe east coast style. If I have the time..........

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    Ok, next thing is the Lake headers.
    Like I said earlier, if is low yoe have to make it yourself!
    This is probebly the one thing that toke the moste time of all the things of the hole car!!
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    It's made in thin stainless and then polished to show finish.
    Everything whitout polishing is made by me.



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    I needed to do something to cover the ugly steering axle and I hade a pice of alloy, 4*4*1" so I used the grinder and the drilling macine and a few houres later it was done:D

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    I try to make everyting by myself and so far the only thing I have not done is paint, interior, electrical work and crome.

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    Looks good, just to polish it and it's done:D

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    Better then before don´t you think:)

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    The stering box is from a volkswagen van/transporter from the 60th?
    It´s the best stering box ever build!
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2010
  12. Alfster
    Joined: Jan 15, 2002
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    Alfster
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    Very nce. Some good fabrication going on there.
     
  13. SteadyT
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    SteadyT
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    Great work and amazing patience!
     
  14. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
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    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

    Thanx for all the nice coments:)

    I´m going to put up more pictures later today and after next weekend.

    Haha, yeah I know I´m going to get a lot of shit for using air bags but I wantad a low hot rod with "comfort", I got stuck on road bumps and sidewalks to many times haha.

    And no "sura" is the town i live in, not sora haha.
     
  15. demented
    Joined: Aug 17, 2005
    Posts: 49

    demented
    Member
    from Sweden

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    I hade a real hard time to found a nice looking alternator.
    So I decide to use one from a Harley, it dosn´t have any "ears" like the car alternators have or a pulley but It was worth making new brackets and a pulley because the end result look´s real good.

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    I don't like when the alternator is wider then the grille shell.
    On my first hot rod I put a generator on my rear axle, tought it was a great ide', untill I got stock in trafic for an hour and the batterie died on me haha.

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    The mid post was cut down 4" to get a more agressive look.

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    A new shifter was made from stainless, it´s going to be polished.


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    I bought a ´56 Ford steeringwheel on Ebay, and when I mounted it my legs didn´t fit haha.


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    But a '68 Ford taunus (europeen car, ugly as hell) steeringwheel was welded together with the '56 one and now my legs allmost fit :)
     
  16. Thats some nice ass work you do :cool:
     
  17. suede55bowtie
    Joined: Jul 7, 2005
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    I subscribed to this thread. Truck looks great man you should be stoked. I love how that hallock looks with the chopped down center post.
     
  18. kieran
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  19. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
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    holeshot
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    SWEED...no need to apologize, brother you came to the land of RETARD'S. let me say what an excelent job your doing! and brother that's the way a radiator should be. man you wouldn't believe how many people here use aluminum rads. demented you realy do fine work, as do most people in your part of the world...POP.
     
  20. radio_king
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 395

    radio_king
    Member
    from Finland

    You rule!Can`t wait to see your car in spotlights at Helsinki show.It`s just a few weeks away!
     
  21. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,551

    turdytoo
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    This is a really nice piece. Congrats.
     
  22. firemunkey
    Joined: Jun 2, 2007
    Posts: 160

    firemunkey
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    from temecula

    My Grandfather came from Sweden, glad to see cool hot rods being built there. Great Job!
     
  23. jrblack30
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 2,224

    jrblack30
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    What is the alternator from? Do you have a part number?
     
  24. willie57
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 378

    willie57
    Member
    from wisconsin

    very cool ride , nice work
     
  25. Flatred53
    Joined: Jan 30, 2004
    Posts: 515

    Flatred53
    Member
    from Sweden

    Thanks for sharing!

    Nice car and outstanding work!

    Lars
     
  26. 55FORDWGN
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 210

    55FORDWGN
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    I think you Swedish guys build some of the nicest stuff, the attention to detail is incredible. Really nice work.
     
  27. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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  28. Thirdyfivepickup
    Joined: Nov 5, 2002
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    Thirdyfivepickup
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    That's doing it up right! Hell yeah! GREAT build!
     
  29. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,461

    Mark H
    Member
    from Scotland

    Very nice work!Great fabrication.Love the steering shaft cover,the radiator,the frame.Fuck,I love it all!(Except the air bags!LOL:D)
    Keep the updates coming.
    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
  30. Flipper
    Joined: May 10, 2003
    Posts: 3,190

    Flipper
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    from Kentucky

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    I love the polished aluminum dress up piece for the steering box!




    :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2010

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