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Projects the coupe from half moon farms

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by I SMELL SMOKE, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. I SMELL SMOKE
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    well i thought i would start a build thread and tell you little bit about my car.i had been looking for a coupe in my price range for a while.i saw a add in the auto trader for a 1930 ford for sale .no piciture just a number so i call the guy and asked about the car.he told me with ''now im going to tell ya right now before you get here that window on the driver side has got a crack in it'' and with that i about burned my truck up tryng to get there.when we pulled up tp the gate it said ''HALF MOON FARMS'' hints the name.so with money in hand and when i looked in the barn i looked at my father inlaw who went with me and at the same time we said well take it.so heres the photo of when we brought it home and after we had it sand blasted.

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    Looks like a damn good start to me!! Keep us informed.
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    smokin deal man! get R done!!
  4. I SMELL SMOKE
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    so after i got the body on the 'a' frame i had a change in direction and called tim davis at clark hot rod and bought a 32 frame so heres afew pictures of the one man band frame swape

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    heres were i made some spacers go in betwen the frame and subframe.anf were im in the proccess of making the new rear subframe. i cut thefront out to get rid of the gap. i got about a 5/8 in. over hang with the body ovar the frame. i dont know if im doing it right but im learning as im going

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    heres the spacer pictures. im not real good with this thread thing

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    well i haven't updated my build thread in a while so here ya go.i finaly go the chassis rolling with hairpins,4in drop axle,wilson weling brakes,and some45 fin buick drums with 48 hubs [​IMG] [​IMG] and a banjo rearend with a model a rear spring [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    next i decided it was time to chop the top so i worked up the balls after stairing at the taped up top for a while and started cutting [​IMG] braced the hell out of it [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] this is the point of no return [​IMG] [​IMG] and 4inchs later [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    LOOKIN' Good, Man! Looks like a nice straight body, that roller part of the build is a GOOD thing ain't it! Keep up the updates, I like to follow other ''A'' build threads.
    Oh almost forgot, what motor are you goin' to run?

    Just seen your last pictures (I type slowly!) NICE chop too!

    Nick.
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    That's gonna be sweet!
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    Really good looking car. Dig the rear rubber.
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    Nice work. 4 inch chops look so good on those. I am looking forward to following your build and seeing all of your progress. Do you plan on channeling it any, and what engine and tranny do you plan on using?
  14. I SMELL SMOKE
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    i got a 331 crysler hemi with a 6x2 log manifold and im wanting to put a t5 in it.my motor should be back from the machine shop in a few weeks.but the body is any thing but straight. the car was wrecked and it was all out of wack.had to replace the subframe because it was t boned and had about a 2.5 inch bow in it.it still isn't perfect but i got more hours in that part of the car than any.thanks for the complements.
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    Great progress! That is going to be one sweet ride!
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    looks good,the 6x2 intake will look killer,keep the pics coming
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    That looks great, keep it going and you will be done in no time.
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    Good job, keep it up....
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    That thing is looking good.
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    Looking good man.
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    Most guys would have pissed and moaned and tried to get the old guy down a couple hundred because of that cracked window.
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    Great looking profile! :D
  23. I SMELL SMOKE
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    i finished welding up the sub frame this week now its off to the wheel wells [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Looks great keep up the good work
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    very good find, and work
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    nice job dude! keep up the good work. get that thing on the road for the summer and drive the shit out of it!!!
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    Very nice!!!
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    Wow...what a difference that 4" chop made....looks like a real hot rod now!!!

    Keep up the good work...can't wait for more updates.:)
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    Looks awesome after the chop. Great find and project.
  30. I SMELL SMOKE
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    well i got started on the wheel wells one of them was pretty bad [​IMG] so i had to make a peice to go behind it so i would have somthing to weld to [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] i thought it turned out pretty good but it still ging to need some putty my wife was nice enough to make me some cookies while i was finishing up the driver side [​IMG] got the passenger side done [​IMG]

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