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Projects 1931 Ford 3W Build "Marilyn"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DylanHill1931, Nov 14, 2016.

  1. I was able to get both doors opening and latching finally so now that everything is tacked in place from the B pillars forward I’ve now moved onto the rear of the car turning my attention to the trunk/gutter and tulip panel IMG_7219.JPG here’s the lower section of the tulip panel patch that my father bent up at his work and I curved to match the old one. I clecoed the gutter to it to start fitting it the the quarters. IMG_7220.JPG IMG_7221.JPG
     
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  2. IMG_7486.JPG IMG_7487.JPG IMG_7479.JPG 64720590485__56A94191-49F4-4E87-A1EE-F6D4741B3D4A.JPG 64720928726__ECC157BB-9EB5-4C10-AF16-688EEFA95A91.JPG 64720929606__ECB0F3CF-0FDD-48AB-BCB3-86F4D4CB3485.JPG finally remembered to take a picture of the window opening which is roughly 12 1/2” tall on the Vicky doors. The model a truck I have here measures at 14 7/8” tall but I can’t remember if the truck/sedan doors are taller or just longer. Also decided to finally go at the tulip panel and got it all fit and tacked in place after a lot of massaging the lower patch panel I then measured out the back window chop. I did it at 1 1/2” and that just didn’t look proportional so I settled for roughly 3/4” so I’ll add some back but oh well. Inner trunk skin will be here soon and I’ll finally be able to fit it to my outer skin and begin to tack weld the gutters in place once proper fitment is achieved IMG_7348.JPG
     
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  3. IMG_7492.JPG IMG_7499.JPG IMG_7501.JPG IMG_7496.JPG pushed it outside after I finished up for today and realized all the patches are in place and this is how she will look! Super excited that it’s finally taking shape, been a long time coming!
     
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  4. Proportions are really nice!
     
  5. Stogy
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    It's a Man Quilt...:D...looking mighty awesome Dylan...can't wait till it's all 1 color even if its primer...any side profiles with the latest mods all roughed in?

    You have both side upright rear beads on as well?...that means a door trim is on the way soon...

    Bobbed frame out front...I missed that even though I probably liked the post where you mentioned or did it...:)...are you squaring it off, capping or are horns going on?
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    174b-31.jpg Found this today on a search for something else, don't remember ever seeing it before. Bob
     
  7. loudbang
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    A little easier on these old eyes :rolleyes:

    1a.jpg
     
  8. The37Kid
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    ^^ Thanks, often wonder why some photos can't enlarge. Bob
     
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  9. X2. It's a little nicer than a stock A coupe, but hasn't lost it's easily recognizable boxy Model A shape.:)
    And more importantly, by keeping the A hood & grille shell, it doesn't look like it's trying to be a Deuce.:rolleyes:
     
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  10. Tim
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    You’ve got a build thread it seems! Fantastic. Can’t wait to dig in and see how you went about this :)
     
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  11. Tim
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    I mean, I just had too. 094B7B98-EF5A-4E59-9413-6BD2EFFA9B6A.jpeg 5B60FCBA-5B6D-4082-8E07-ECF3B8445039.jpeg 4F6E1993-5D1A-4A8B-A98C-DD0152E2B21B.jpeg
     
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  12. Tim
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    Might as well while I’m at it… 406914E9-519A-4BB5-BE77-40E3784460D2.jpeg

    the height you took out of the roof above the door tops is really apparent once I filled the insert. It was a quick fill so it probably looks flatter in the center than it will because I gave zero attention to rendering any crown in the center of the panel
     
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  13. Thanks man
     
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  14. Same here man, gonna probably do a quick maroon paint job with a rattle can for right now and then come back later and give the whole car a nice one.

    Yep both B pillars are fabbed however I still need to attach to the subframe.

    Yeah never been a huge fan of frame horns without fenders. Had to cut them off. I will curve the stubs and follow the flow of the grille shell!
     
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  15. Ooooo! Never seen this one before! Wow that’s killer thank you
     
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  16. Thanks man! It’s been a very long road and a lot of learning as I went but I’ve done it all myself, definitely psyched myself out on this car a lot but finally at a point where I’m gaining some serious ground!
     
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  17. Woooow! Now that’s killer! Definitely making me reconsider the chop… awesome rendering and thank you
     
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  18. IMG_8661.JPG my iPhone photoshop of it how I would like it finished. IMG_8662.JPG whitewalls are definitely coming for it
    IMG_8719.JPG her current state is finishing the frame up and fixing my work of the past. IMG_8827.JPG my good friend Alden with my coupe chassis fitting the X member in the 32 rails IMG_8893.JPG this is what I needed to fix before I could tackle actually securing the body to the chassis. So the body came back off and I decided to get the frame 100% solid beforehand. 65367957640__448F3776-9C2A-4770-8248-C8808FDA6614.JPG that’s better! 65368015096__C2593868-1D97-4681-B9A6-453B52782871.JPG was pushing my 125 mig welder to the max and it just wasn’t enough so I plan on pushing it in the big garage this weekend to use my bosses 220 machine to finish welding the chassis.

    X member is fit in the frame. And pedals are mounted to the x member. Motor mounts are close to being done and with the exception of some more frame bracing for peace of mind the body will be going back on soon. Motor in the frame right now is the ex race motor from the junkyard just for mock up but will eventually build a full race Flathead for it!
     
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  19. Tim
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  20. Stogy
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    It's truly heartwarming to see the younger crowd getting this vintage Hotrod bug in the veins...great job Fellas...looking real, REAL good...BIG thumbs up to you All...
     
  21. Thanks man, I’m all kinds of ate up with it. It’s a drug in the best ways haha. No stopping glad all of you are digging the progress pics!
     
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  22. 58089A72-851C-460E-A3C9-E05AC1A8DDEE.jpg C7548898-7BFC-49D3-8FA1-246800D39624.jpg 1CC6ADEC-927A-437E-A116-B0F887193B17.jpg no close ups as of right now but will get some next time I work on it. Headed to TROG Friday so not much work going to get done for this weekend but I’m sure I’ll be itching to really hammer down after! Also picking up a 26-27 roadster body and another Flathead. Might build it but not 100% sure yet either way it will be after the coupe is driving before I start anything else
     
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  23. IMG_9724.JPG IMG_9722.JPG CCBB065A-A40A-4683-8F18-BA01C3038118.jpg EF40051E-A27B-4DF3-9447-DE297EE91D50.jpg IMG_9728.JPG IMG_9733.JPG IMG_9726.JPG IMG_9983.JPG IMG_9627.JPG IMG_9632.JPG 65732147483__9E25156B-C6DE-4211-82BC-CB829A8C5345.JPG lots of work into the frame. Finally got it all square and braced up. Need to dress a couple welds on top of the frame rails and weld in motor mounts but other than that I believe the frame is done. Made some hairpin mounts from some square tubing and dressed up the motor mounts a little. A buddy of mine had a front clip of a F1 so he was nice enough to lop off 2 18” sections of frame and I was able to clean them up remove all the brackets and use them as the center X member supports. Went to the original location on the X member. Cut the rails and folded the frame in on itself and cupped the X member and slid the other end inside the rails. I did solid weld everything on this frame since it was cut up into so many pieces. I don’t want to box it (I’m just not a fan of how it looks) however I do believe this to be more than stout enough. The 1/4” plate I welded into the lower portion of the X was night and day alone as far as structural integrity goes. Could be too safe so I added those outer runners as well. Was going to paint the inside but I think I will wait and throw the body back on this weekend and start back on finishing the B pillars and work on body mounts.
     
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  24. wheeldog57
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    @DylanHill1931 you are killing it bud!
    For those who think there are no kids getting into our hobby, you haven't been to New England. The traditional hot rod scene here is strong with lots of "kids", especially at the English compound.
     
  25. Looking really good Dylan!!! Profile is spot on perfect for your 3 window vision. cant wait to see this in person when you get it on the road!
     
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