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Projects 1930 Road King... from pieces.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sloppy jalopies, Jan 17, 2021.

  1. sloppy jalopies
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    Just another coupester but has a few roadster parts...
    rough '32 frame, A crossmember, '30 cowl, '29 stanchions, capped '30 coupe doors, '30 roadster rear clip,
    F1 dash, '30 grill, '30-'31 hood, deitz head lights...
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  2. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    I'm sorry sir, but frame swaps aren't allowed here, not my rules, I'm just passing it along :p:D looks like the beginning of a helluva good time to me;)
     
  3. sloppy jalopies
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    '30 roadster quarters [thanks sam], DSCN7377.JPG DSCN7376.JPG
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  5. sloppy jalopies
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    Going to graft the trailing 4"> 2" of a '30 closed car cowl to the leading edge of a '30 roadster quarter...
    making a transfer from closed car to roadster beltlines by diminishing the smaller, lower bead and letting the trailing edge of the door fit flush...
    will also let me use the CC A pillar as the new B pillar... stronger than the roadster's B pillar...
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    will need to shorten the roadster quarter the door difference plus the 2" or so of cowl metal...will have about 5" from the roadster's B pillar back, for sale or trade...
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    using the CC cowl section will mean it needs to be sectioned about 5/8" the thickness of the to be removed lower beltline bead... pix when i do that...
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  6. AHotRod
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    Ya got the makings for a Hot Rod there buddy!
     
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  7. hotrodjack33
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    A lot of really neat work to actually make it a roadster, instead of just another coupester, Pretty damn impressive.
     
  8. sloppy jalopies
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    Thanks 33,
    Not just the cost of roadster parts, but the longer coupe doors [27.5"], [roadster 24"] are a plus for a "big man"...
    Going to keep the cockpit the roadster size [5" less than coupe] with big man doors...
    subfloor build 1/2 old and rotten, 1/2 new home fabbed steel, pix to come...
     
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  9. sloppy jalopies
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    boom !
    because i was cutting off the subfloor for the '32 frame kicks i didn't need the subfloor's rear half,
    well this subfloor didn't have a rear anything...
    had to scab in some patches just to get to the frame kick-up sections...
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  10. sloppy jalopies
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    Home made subfloor kick-ups, [ brake and shrinker]...
    the kick ups are made from 2 layers of 90* bent strips and a buddy's shrinker...
    drilled holes to rosette them together,
    LT. eye surgury thursday,
    can't go anywhere till then [covid test/ quarentene]...
    didn't want to run out of shielding gas... tacks only till then...
    not building the rear of the floor till i put the body on... rectangular pan to hold the battery, cables, toolbox, water jug... etc...
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  11. sloppy jalopies
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    Cut the roadster quarter, trimmed it to fit the '30 A closed car cowl's trailing 4.5" plus i kept the A pillar.
    the A pillar is much more rigid than the roadster's B pillar...
    yes i am as guilty as the next guy... you can see where i added the door offset when i should have subtracted it... errrrrr !.
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  12. wheeldog57
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    SMITTY!!!
     
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  13. 48fordnut
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    Keep after it.
     
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  14. sloppy jalopies
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  15. hotrodjack33
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    This one cool "big door" roadster build:cool:.
    I'm subscribed:D
     
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  16. Paul Crane
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    Great post and pics! Can't wait to see how it turns out. Bringing a hotrod to life out of parts.
     
  17. Keep up the great work. Subscribed
     
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  18. toddwkman
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    cool... keep updating with pics
     
  19. sloppy jalopies
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    Following "roll the dices'" lead with a "sloppy" parts list...
    of coarse i am at the lower end of $ investment scale...
    i don't keep track of labor $ as i am retired and like "most" of the work...
    parts cost so far ;
    '32 frame -$600, sold the rear X mem. for $100...
    'A - H/L bar "stands" + Deits 7" h/l pr. -$75 ...
    '30 grill - $100...
    front X mem. - 75...
    2"x 4" tube rear X mem. - $20...
    '30 closed car cowl - $100... firewall stashed...
    '30 dash rail... - $75 ...
    '28-'29 roadster stanchions - $150...
    '32 comm. w/s frame - $200...
    '30-'31 coupe doors LT. - $100... RT. free, w/ a new belt down skin -$75 ...
    "Spanky's door caps - $50 pr.
    '30 cpe. pr. of "no roof" qtrs. - $500... traded for '30 roadster qtrs...
    '30-'31 above deck panel... - $100...
    '30-'31 below deck panel... $125...
    '30 subfloor, rusty front half. - $50...
    home made rear subfloor kick ups - $15...
    'A front suspension . - $100...
    'A front frame horns, as rear '32 frame horns - $50...
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    total parts ; $2,255 old math ?
     
  20. sloppy jalopies
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  21. Love it! Great job!! Keep the progress going.
     
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  22. sloppy jalopies
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    Been a while as i slowly got over pooching the roadster / sport coupe splice...
    A much appreciated hamber gave me my money back on the r. qtrs...
    Back to using a pair of sport coupe quarters i had planned on using on another "coupester"...
    Has plenty of dings, welding pin holes and some lower rust out...
    Had a nice tulip, thanks hamber.. bought a repop lower panel...
    >>>>Deck needs the lower 1"-2"... anyone making that patch ? <<<<
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  23. Shaping up to be a fun car.
     
  24. buckwild27
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    Making some great progress can't wait to see it finished
     
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  25. sloppy jalopies
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    i am shooting for a one piece body, swinging doors, patch panels, bus seat on '32 rails...
    will try and trade it for a year's taxes...
     
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  26. sacminiwheels
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    Very cool!
     
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  27. hotrodlane
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    looks cool
     
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  28. nuppi
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    Great work!
     
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  29. 48fordnut
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    Amazing innovation. Great work.
     
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  30. sloppy jalopies
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    Thanks boys !
    Trimmed my A frame horns, flipped then upside down, leved and tacked...
    buddy gets me the 1.5" stainless pipes the dr.'s equipment adjusts on, use as my spreader bars...
    will need the difference in frame rail thickness filled in... will support the back half of the trunk and the spreader bar... didn't have to rebuild the lower body to clear the '32 rear frame horns...
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