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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by sloppy jalopies, Oct 10, 2019.

  1. sloppy jalopies
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    This was going to be a coupester style body but un-noticed damage to a quarter put me on hold till I can find another left '30 sport coupe panel...
    1930 truck cowl with 1 tudor and 1 truck tilted back w/s post... '32 cowl top added to the truncated A tank... w/s posts tilted back 9*… '31 vicky below the w/s strip...
    narrowed the posts left to right and front to back... lower A pillars are narrowed left to right...
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    found a cabriolet header
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    buddy hammerforms these door tops / caps... doors are also narrowed at the A and B jams...
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    .doors clamped on the cowl...
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    ford script from a '46 truck hood side...
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    script welded into the reversed '30 firewall...
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    a '30-'31 repop tudor door skin,
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    cut to 7 13/16" for my pick up with coupe doors...
    bent the new flange on my break , shrunk them at a buddy's garage...
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    has the beltlines, lower reveal, compound curve and 90* vertical flanges...
    1 skin made a pair...
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    used a '30 inner door structure to get the correct arch and it gives me the inner flange to fold the skin over for the factory type look that I am after... I will butt the rear panel to the cross section of the inner jams... DSCN4625.JPG
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  3. WC Durant
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    Digging it so far. Are you going to put a box behind it?
     
  4. sloppy jalopies
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    yup... got a line on a '33-'34 truck bed... going to have to shorten it in front and behind the wheelwell and take 3" down the center... my cab is only 48" wide...
     
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  5. WC Durant
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    Model A frame or custom?
     
  6. sloppy jalopies
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    repop '32 rails, '28 truck crossmember...
     
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  7. Looks like a great start! How did you form the big body line? Multiple small bends?
     
  8. sloppy jalopies
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    bought [2] tudor door skins with beltlines from snyds a few years back... DSCN1760.JPG
     
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  9. WC Durant
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    Totally impractical, but love the early 30's roadster pickups.
     
  10. sloppy jalopies
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    got the '33 bed = $450 delivered … fair enough.
     
  11. Mindover
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    from England

    Like it so far. Like the Ford script set into the firewall and the reversed firewall. Looking forward to seeing this progress.
     
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  12. sloppy jalopies
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    thanks...
    1948 truck dash, narrowed 1.65" between the cluster and speaker grill and 1.65" from the left side of the glovebox door and the metal behind it... this keeps the radio delete and speaker grill centered...
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    .1930-'31 roadster dashrail's face... needs to be 1" wider...
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  13. sloppy jalopies
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    cab side... DSCN4626.JPG

    with jam tacked in... DSCN4627.JPG DSCN4628.JPG
    mocked up for motivation... DSCN4632.JPG
    ordered 48' of .75 x 2" for b pillars and future subframes...
    will fab up the cross bracing and cab side inner structure...
    going to have a metal shop cut to size and roll some horizontal beads into the rear panel... buddy is making me the matching door cap strip to go across the top of it...
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    going to be different.... ? DSCN4634.JPG
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  14. sloppy jalopies
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    roughed out a pair of B pillars and a 90* lower mounting flange...
    plan is to butt weld a tapered vertical strip to the rear of the panel on each side, to bring the inner edge to 90* to the frame... bend a 90* flange to that edge so I can bolt now, weld in later, a bead rolled center panel with matching flanges between them … DSCN4636.JPG DSCN4639.JPG DSCN4638.JPG
     
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  15. sloppy jalopies
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    took the arch out of the upper B pillar on the inside to better match the door...
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    '33 bed delivered, going to need a headboard... got the headboard and a '32 tailgate Sunday...

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    .front 11" rusted out... DSCN4647.JPG
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    going to section it 5 1/8" in front and 7" in the rear of the wheelwell... DSCN4649.JPG
     
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  16. sloppy jalopies
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    trimmed up the rear panel's outer panels... going to bend 90*s to mate the center section to...
    couple chunks of conduit for bracing the sides... fingers crossed, buddy says he has a headboard and tailgate...
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  17. sloppy jalopies
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    Cut the rear outer panels to size... bent the 90* flanges to them, tacked them in, measured again, double tacked...
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    mock up... DSCN4666.JPG
     
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  18. sloppy jalopies
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    bent a 48" long "cap" to run along the top of the rear panel... It will cover the 5/8" x 5/8" steel tube going across the back between the skins … [pic]
    the tube spaces the cap rearward to the match the overlap in the rear corner... DSCN4665.JPG

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  19. sloppy jalopies
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    5/8"x5/8" tube to be covered with a U bent cap for the rear panel, [pic]...
    .75" x 2" thin wall tube as the lower horizontal support...
    going to add another horizontal tube in the top 4"...
    [2] vertical and [4] short horizontal support strips between the B pillar and rear corner...
    headed to the metal shop for a chunk of 18ga. - 39" x 25.375"...will get [3] 3/4"horizontal beads
    rolled in it and then bend the 90*s on each end at home...

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  20. cederholm
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    Cool build! Keeping an eye on this one.

    ~ Carl
     
  21. sloppy jalopies
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    Rear panel cut, ends bent into flanges... clamped together for fit... needs 1/8" trimmed from the bottom 3/4" x 2" cross rail to tighten up the gaps and the 5/8" upper tube welded in...Saturday ?
    decided not to run horizontal stiffener beads, only 36" wide... asked 3 guys, and the metal shop, they could only make the thin 3/8" beads... it looks too much like stock car stuff... so I decided to let it stays smooth... DSCN4690.JPG DSCN4691.JPG DSCN4693.JPG DSCN4695.JPG DSCN4696.JPG
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    IMO... the crimped flanges and the vertical seams tend to give it that '28-'29 truck cab look...
     
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  23. WC Durant
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    The cab is coming together nicely, can't wait to see the bed behind it.
     
  24. sloppy jalopies
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    Ordering a 53" long section of steel "T" strip Monday, $47.00
    going to cut it in half and run one half in each of the vertical "seams...
    kind of goes with the '28 PU look...
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    got it Tuesday noon...
     
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  25. sloppy jalopies
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    initial cut, going to put an offset step into the B pillar so the door can fit flush on top and overlap down the side... DSCN4718.JPG
     
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  26. sloppy jalopies
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    Compared to the Sportster rear clip the Roadster-Esque cab back is cheap and easy...
    part ;
    [2] B pillars = $7.50...
    [2] C pillars = $7.50...
    [2] cab side skins = $150.00... [1] door skin = [2] cab sides].
    '30 door inner structure = free... [1] door = [2] cab corners]...
    [2] rear panel ends $6.00...
    36" x 25.5" center panel = $15.00 …
    5/8" x 5/8" cross brace = $3.00...
    [2] 3/4" x 2" cross brace = $15.00 ea. ...
    [2] side top caps = 12.00...
    r. top cap = $3.00...
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    cab back door to door ;
    ballpark total … $249... DSCN4725.JPG
     
  27. sloppy jalopies
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    With dash and some inner bracing...
    dash = narrowed 1948 to 50 truck with 1/2 of a '30 roadster dashrail...
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    3/4" x 2" bracing.
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  28. sloppy jalopies
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    Doubled the thickness of the door end's top skins front and rear... built the steps on each quarter that lets the doors close with the door tops flush to the quarters and the door sides overlapped...
    ….. pix Saturday...
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  29. sloppy jalopies
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    The b jam step keeps one from seeing down the door jam when closed...
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    doubled up the sheet metal under the door's rear edge, front to come... DSCN4743.JPG mikie likes it... cheapo rattle can primer, still wet... DSCN4760.JPG

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  30. kasselyn29
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    Nice Work Thumbs Up
     
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