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Projects ‘31 av8 coupe build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kustomitch, Nov 17, 2018.

  1. kustomitch
    Joined: Sep 2, 2015
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    Started working on the k member tonight. First picture is how I got it. Got the legs off and the center welded back together. Then I started cutting it to fit the frame. Ran out of welding gas so I’ll have to get back to it tomorrow.

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  2. Boulderdash
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    Following this avidly, loving the look and style your going for.
    Question: did you weld the roof chop from the inside or outside?
     
  3. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    I have an inner trunk lid panel if you are looking to reskin one... it is used... DSCN2941.JPG DSCN2940.JPG
     
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  4. Beautiful Iron
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  5. kustomitch
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    Thank you. The chop is welded from the outside.
     
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  6. chiro
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    You might want to try this guy for your spring in the rear. I used him a number of years ago for my reversed eye rear main leaf. Very nice guy and seriously knowledgeable. Plus, he's close to you (relatively). I drove up from Long Island to pick mine up at his facility.
    Andy

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  7. kustomitch
    Joined: Sep 2, 2015
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    My lid isn’t to terrible. Inside is in better shape than the outside. I think I’m going to just patch it. I appreciate it though.
     
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  8. kustomitch
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    Thanks dude
     
  9. kustomitch
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    Yes I know Matt. Good guy. I’ll be heading to pick up my spring this weekend I believe. Using his spring perches too.
     
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  10. cederholm
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    Awesome build! Gonna keep an eye on this!.

    My grandfather has a machine shop in Holyoke Mass back in the 30's. My understanding is that he converted an old water-wheel powered wood working shop into a diesel powered machine shop that still utilized the overhead pulley system. Of course that was long ago - I think the old shop is now a restaurant.

    ~ Carl
     
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  11. kustomitch
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    Thanks!

    Love hearing about stuff like that. Lots of cool old buildings in Holyoke that are now getting repurposed. We rent part of an old warehouse shop there for skateboarding.
     
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  12. kustomitch
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    So I got the k member cut up, tacked together, and fitted in the frame. Also started making motor mounts. They are not quite finished yet but I wanted to make them look like something that could be factory. More on those tomorrow. The new radiator also came in. Need to figure mounts for it.

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  13. kustomitch
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    Got the motor mounts finished up for the most part. There will be a spacer on top of the plate to get the motor where it needs to be. Just waiting on the wheels and tires to figure that out. I’m a little out of practice on my welding but it’s starting to come back.

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  14. kustomitch
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    I got the k legs carved out tonight. Going to head to my buddy’s shop tomorrow to make a pattern off the ends of his k legs as mine were gone.

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  15. Looking good - I like the motor mounts!
     
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  16. nunattax
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  17. kustomitch
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    Thanks!
     
  18. kustomitch
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    Thank you!
     
  19. kustomitch
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    So today I got got the car all put back together. Motor and trans all mounted up and I like the the stance with the oldyankeespeedco spring. Threw the hood on to see what it looked like. I think it’ll stay.
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  20. Vic Walter
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    ya, with hood !!
     
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  21. kustomitch
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    Back to doing more work on the body now. I got the original rumble lid fitted back on so I can patch it and working on the wheel wells. My headlight repair kit came in as well so I was able to get the 32 lights together. Shifter top also came in.


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  22. kustomitch
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    Got both headlights mocked up. Still need some tweaking on the stands. Also started working on the wheel wells finally since I’ve decided I won’t be stepping the frame up. Drivers side needs quite a bit of work still especially with the way that terrible corner patch panel lined up with the bead.

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  23. Really love the look of your A! Makes me reconsider my plans for my future model A project. I’ve been planning it low, no hood, unchannelled, unchopped but yours at a less altered height, chopped, with the hood - killer!
     
  24. Beautiful Iron
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    Coming along awesome mitch, good work
     
  25. kustomitch
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    Thanks! There’s so many ways to build them
     
  26. kustomitch
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    Thanks man!
     
  27. Here's my 30 with a full hood and duce grill. 4" chop. Seems to work. Good luck with yours. 20180211_134202.jpeg

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  28. kustomitch
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    Looks awesome! Very similar to what I’m doing here. Thanks
     
  29. akoutlaw
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    Exactly what I am doing. Looks perfect!
     
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  30. kustomitch
    Joined: Sep 2, 2015
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    I’ve been busy with customer cars but I’m back on it. The warm weather is giving me some motivation. I got the inner door welded in and then finished up the lower skin I was making.

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