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Hot Rods 1931 Chevrolet 5 Passenger Coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crazyolman, May 31, 2014.

  1. Crazyolman
    Joined: May 24, 2014
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    Crazyolman

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  2. Crazyolman
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    Crazyolman

    As mentioned previously the body on this car is formed over a wooden frame with the sheet metal nailed in place over that. Grandma was worried about Travis driving around in a car with a wood frame so just to be safe we are putting a roll bar in the car. We are using a 4 point bar that goes over the rear windows and then down to the back of the frame. It would have been better if I had made another bend in the upright bar so it could clear the seats better but I had it bent so it comes straight up from the frame.

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  3. Congrats on the first ride. It's come a long way!
     
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  4. Crazyolman
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    Crazyolman

    I didn't want to bore everyone with the details of welding in patch panels, priming, blocking etc. but we finally reached the point where the finish coat could be applied. It is "hot rod" black enamel as all hot rods are black, some are shiny.
     
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  6. Leakie
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    Looks great, nice job!
     
  7. Ghost28
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    That is so cool, and the patience of both of you guys is awesome. I have a 401 nailhead in my avatar picture. Looks like you used a bendstens adaptor?
     
  8. Sheep Dip
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    Sheep Dip
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    Just read your thread and all I can say is Bravo! Great job Travis! And Grampa too.
    Taking the time to coach the young'n thru it all will be priceless as he goes forward in life.
    Looks like Travis grew a little in 4 years. Great Job Again.
     
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  9. Nice looking ride! You've done an awesome job.
     
  10. Crazyolman
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    Crazyolman

    Thanks for all the kind words, Travis is a great young man and a pleasure to work with. I'm not sure what brand the adapter is but I got it from Nailhead Russ who knows all about these engines.
     
  11. Atwater Mike
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    Congrats! ...From a Calif. Grandpa with some grandsons, only one of them so far interested in real hot rods.

    A great thread, easy to follow, lots of great pics, culminating in a good looking young man with a good looking young Chevy 5 passenger Coupe!
     
  12. Król
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    Very nice! Congratulations on a job well done!
     
  13. Crazyolman
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    Crazyolman

    IMG_1760 2.jpg Thanks again for taking the time to comment on our project.
    We have finished the paint work and it looks nice in "Hot Rod Black". After taking it to Tahoma Glass to have the windows installed, and a few other details, we were able to take it to our first car show.

    Travis drove the car from Federal Way to Orting which is about 25 miles each way to attend the fathers day car show put on by the Kingsmen car club.
    He told his mom "this was the best day of my life" so I think it went well.
     
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  14. 55Belairman
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    You are a wonderful Grandpa, Crazy. I never did a car with my Grandpa, but we did plenty of roofing and painting. He taught me a lot of life skills. I had a great father too, but most of my hand skills came from Grandpa. He gave me a bunch of his tools when he was 93, and didn't think he would be needing them anymore. That's a great looking hotrod. Well done.
     
  15. Crazyolman
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    Crazyolman

    Thanks, I think it helps a lot to be able to work with someone older to pick up some skills you wouldn't have otherwise.
     

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