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Projects 1931 Olds 5W Coupe Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 66miles99, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. Just went through the whole thread. Nice work = cool ride! Can't wait to see the progress.
     
  2. 66miles99
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    Thanks, work has been keeping me away from getting more done in he garage. On the other hand without money it's pretty tough to afford the project, kind of a catch 22 I guess!


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  3. 66miles99
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    So what do you guys think here lame...or bad ass!!?
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  4. studeynut
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    I think it will leak......neat car!
     
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  5. 66miles99
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    Its actually the inside skin from the original trunk. I think it looks pretty cool just need to repail the bottom 4". No it will not be a functinal trunk but I had no delusions of that anyways. Tank, battery and rear suspension ate up all the available room!
     
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  6. studeynut
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    Yes, the inner panels look neat. Hopefully you will make the lid functional. Much easier to check suspension, etc. You still might have room for a small storage area to hold a few tools, rags, etc. nothing big I know.
     
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  7. Doctor Detroit
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    I don't know how I ever missed this build before, but I am subscribed now... I always enjoy seeing late 20's and early 30's builds using something other than a Ford.
     
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  8. 66miles99
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    I was hoping to put some cool leather suitcase or bag back for just that reason tools etc. Somehow I fear breakdowns are imminent! As for operable lid it'll probably be just a removable panel in the end. I got the 2 main hinges working, I'm good with that.



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  9. I wish I got as lucky as you did with that inner panel. The previous owner of my '32 Olds, had the body on a VW beetle chassis and cut the original trunk lid for the engine. I bought a repro 32 Chevy trunk lid outer skin, but the inner panel still needs alot of work. I haven't figured out exactly what I'll do-
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  10. Normbc9
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    Here is the front seat of a '32 Olds restoration. It still has the original six and all the goodies with it. It sold at Auction for over $50,000.
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  11. 66miles99
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    $50k not bad, I could probably part with her for that.
    Yah I definitely got lucky with a lot of the parts on this one.


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  12. ninosdad
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    With the length of the the Olds engine you have a blank page, maybe a Buick overhed inline 8 with open pipes and 4 DCOE sidedraft Webers. tons of old GM transmissions around, I've stumble over 2 all the time so many got rodded. Dump the torque tube and get an open driveline to make things simple.
    KEEP THE FENDERS...paint it (even with a brush) wet sand & buff it as best you can then go drive it this summer.......... way cool car!
     
  13. 66miles99
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    So I have actually accomplished a few things recently but they aren't overly noticable. Got the steel for the top in place and started working on reinforcing/ manufacturing grill mounts so it can withstand 100 mph winds!...Just in case. :)
     
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  14. 66miles99
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    Got a package from Coker!
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  15. 66miles99
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    Started working a bit more on the interior on the weekend.

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  16. Looks like it's going to be a sweet ride when it's ready to drive.
     
  17. 66miles99
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    Yah whenever that is! Seems like this may be a 10 year project somedays:confused:
     
  18. 66miles99
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    Got more interior work done, mostly to see if I would fit....and no...I don't. Not with the steering wheel in, so...I have to get a removable steering wheel hub and McGyver it to the old school wheel I have! There just doesnt seem to be a simple path here....perfect! :)


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    Also anybody have suggestions my door handle now seems to slip on the steel shaft, its original 1931 hardware so its all brass, thinking of brazing it? I'll post a pic if I can find one, its actually the video I posted when it was working a page back.
     
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  19. jdownunder
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    your car is going to be very nice
    the door and handle seemed to be working very nice.always the way
     
  20. 33jay
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    Great looking build, and the new shoes look perfect for this car.

    Keep it up, it's going to be awesome!
     
  21. 66miles99
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    Thanks I appreciate that,.


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  22. 66miles99
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    I do like the way a rod looks in white walls!
    Not sure if its noticeable but using 3/4" treated plywood for flooring, have read that it provides both a good thermal and noise barrier? Sounded logical? Guess we will see.


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  23. 66miles99
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    More work on the seats.

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  24. 66miles99
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    Next up the dash, really needed to get the steering column located but figured gauges would be nice too.


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  26. 66miles99
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    Thanks, slow steady pace!

    I am hoping the seats using conventional springs will help to offer some support 'cause I'm pretty sure its going to be a fairly rough ride!
    Not a whole lot of allowable suspension travel.
     
  27. 66miles99
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    Took a few attempts to get everything to fit, all 3 pedals and linkage etc, better planning on my part probably would have made it easier. Fabbed up a nice cover plate for brake reservoir as well.

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    Looks like I have to clean up my new sheetmetal, I think it got a bit wet somewhere along the lines.


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  28. It makes an excellent thermal and noise barrier. Some of the heavy truck companies continued to use it for floors for many years, for that very reason. I also just wanted to say, I've really been enjoying this build thread,
     
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  29. Shaun1162
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    Awsome build! Cool to see the 6 cylinder in there, and love the steering wheel too... Definately going to look great in there!
     
  30. 66miles99
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    Thanks Guys, I am sure driving it is going to be fun, but sorting out all the issues with the build so far has been a blast! Plus there's a little pride in the fact that it is something just a little different, but then again every build is a little different.
     

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