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Projects 1930 Ford Truck Sheetmetal Work !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Flop, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. Flop
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    there is some bondo abuse in the doors

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    no body line on the back of the cab :eek:

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    a little rough around the edges

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    found out why the body line was gone

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    door top brazed on

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    garnish moulding also brazed on

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    every screw had to be drilled out or had to have a nut welded to it

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    looks like a mouse and some spiders found a home here!


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  2. Flop
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    this one has me confused...

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    getting closer!

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    some weirdo cement in the pillar?

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    rot

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    made the top of the pillar to fix up what was going on

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    remade evrything at the top the bottom where there was rot and where the tank sits

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  3. Flop
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    doors are rotten on top and repaired with brass


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    first time putting a skin on up top !

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    drivers side took a good hit .

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    we may be looking for another door or a top soon . but the bottom will need a full skin as well

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    well shes a little rough

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    things escalated quickly

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    why dont they make pickup truck subrails ? tudor stuff isnt even close !!

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    luckily i had some old pickup subrails in stock . they have to be spliced in and the tudor new subrail had to be narrowed on the outer edge . nowhere close to being right out of the box

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  4. deadendcruiser
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    Oh man. Another Flop model A build. I can't wait. Always top notch work. I think you are on to something with the truck subrails. Start fabbing them up and making some cash.:D
     
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  5. willymakeit
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    Subscribing. I like nice metal work.
     
  6. Flop
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    thanks dead end ! :D:D

    thanks willy


    only 2 things i had to do get this crossmember to stock specs ..a little trim and weld on a new edge

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    and bracing under the bolt holes

    weld through primer on both sides

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    turns into these

    B pillar to subrail .16 gauge sheetmetal

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    lets build a truck !

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  7. grim1930
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    I found when I did my rear crossmember the rear part on the original was curved but the repro was straight, so I made a new one rather than use the repro, do you know if yours was straight or curved ?
     
  8. Flop
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    grim . the repop now matches perfectly to a nice original i have .
     
  9. grim1930
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    I guess they must have made different ones then as my original was solid at the back but rusted out further forward and had a curve to the back edge, my cab came form an aa truck but I thought they were all the same, maybe made at a different plant ?, the truck came from California but could have been made anywhere, would have been a whole lot easier if I had known some of them were straight.
     
  10. 3wLarry
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    cool beans
     
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  11. Nice metal work! Thanks for posting. Looking forward to this one.
     
  12. Flop
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    interesting grim . this is my 3rd truck and all were straight .

    ha thanks larry

    thanks tin bender !

    uhhhohh !

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    important bracket in making these trucks solid . rivets to the rear crossmember from the b pillar and also the triangle bracket . fixed the bottom up .it was rotted out .

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    b pillar rot

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    need to hit in here ith the spot blaster

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    bracketry all coming together

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    not to bad for a bunch or repop/mismatched stock parts !

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  13. 392modela
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    posted with a box of crayons on the outhouse wall
     
  14. aonemarine
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    subscribed!! How about knocking 3" out of the top and making it an extended cab??
     
  15. gordspeed
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    Just saw your thread tonight! Ran across really nice sub rails yesterday.... scrolled down and saw you conquered your issue! I was going to point you in the direction of rails for sale but you are doing a nice job without! Keep It Up! Lookin GOOD! :)
     
  16. grim1930
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    That cab is starting to look good already, Great work.
     
  17. ChefMike
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    very nice work! Nice to see it in the hands of someone that knows what there doing !
     
  18. carbuilder
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    Flop great work always enjoy your threads.
     
  19. The37Kid
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    Always good to see what is going on in your shop! Happy New Year! Bob
     
  20. Very careful and thorough reconstruction. Hope the winter doesn't slow you down.
     
  21. Great work,,but we expect nothing less from your shop!:) HRP
     
  22. Flop
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    thanks for looking out gordspeed!!

    chef and mike thanks !!

    you too Bob see ya at hershey !!

    winter slowed me some this week with my arm i can tell ya that !

    thanks hrp!!


    well drivers side is solid now time to wrap the thing in sheetmetal !

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  23. Flop
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    cowl patch made in shop and tigged in !

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  24. v8juice
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    wow excellent work
     
  25. Flop
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    thanks v8



    well getting this door all apart

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    even the ppatch panel was starting to rot out . nust have been a very old braze job / patch

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    making a new skin . bead roller , english wheel, shrinker stretcher

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  26. Hurley50
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    Great work.... another one saved.
     
  27. Flop
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    thanks Matt !

    well cab corners that fit take some doing !

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  29. Flop
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    thanks brady !


    shes a little rough around the edges

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    and then this weird image came out after running the file over the damage

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    shes in

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  30. 28-31
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    The "weird image" looks a bit like the Devil or a Roswell alien giving us the finger -- but then again, it also resembles a classic Rorschach test, so I'm not sure what that says about me...

    In any case, excellent metal work as always, Tom!
     

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