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Projects 1931 Olds 5W Coupe Build

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

  1. gtowagon
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    Looking good nice to see another fisher body being built and I like the 6 but I may be biased
     
  2. shadams
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    Nice man, just read the whole thread. Really, really good job. I always have my eyes peeled for a 30s GM, one of these days....
     
  3. 66miles99
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    For me was a complete fluke, Guy had an old car advertised went out took a look, saw it had a chev grill was in decent shape.. bought it on the spot, wasn't untill I researched the vin and put photos up here that I figured out it was an Olds. I've talked to him since a few times he's kicking himself a bit but his wife said he had too many projects so he let this one go!
     
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  4. shadams
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    I re-read that and it sounded like I am some sort of pro. I wouldn't be able to tell you the difference between a ford/chev/olds/buick/dodge of that era car at all unless there was some sort of badging on them. I do realize that the GM cars from that time frame are a lot less common, but that is about it. If I had a choice though, it would be GM all the way. I am still a total newb when it comes to anything other than 47-54 AD trucks, and am really wanting to learn about this era car in general.

    Anyway, I love the straight six and the kick ass exhaust, just so different from what I normally see...
     
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  5. 66miles99
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    I've had a guy in my garage building a 31 Ford A and he swore up and down we had the same car! At a passing glance especially if the vehicles been heavily modified chopped etc its tough. Hell 3 years ago I couldn't tell the difference either.


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  6. 66miles99
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    You bet and I've got the original tag to prove it. ;)

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  7. 66miles99
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    Well got the column located and semi rigidly fixed in place.

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  8. 66miles99
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    Had it tacked together good enough tonight to actually get the tires to turn. Takes 2 full rotations of the wheel each way! With strong arm steering I'm glad its that low of a ratio. At least the old worm gear still works after 80+ years, it was all seized when I first got it.
    My new issue is the pedals damn crowded down there, going to have to figure out how to make more space.


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  9. 66miles99
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    The roof which I'm considering covering with a sliding ragtop.

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  10. gtowagon
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    I'm using one in my 31 pontiac
     
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  11. 66miles99
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    Really? Are you purchasing the unit or making something up? I need to add about 2" to the perimeter to get it to fit a 40x40 unit I found to buy, and not sure how I want to handle that, plus filling in those perforations around the perimeter.
     
  12. gtowagon
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    I bought one from slidingragtops I got the 40x40 unit the size is a little deceiving as the 40x40 is the actuall top itself the hole for the frame is a couple inches smaller. We were already getting rid of the wood so a perimeter made from 3/4 square tube was put in at the correct size for the top frame the the roof was filled in to fill the gap a filler was also put across the front as there is just wood there. The manufacturer can make one any size you want but I decided it would be best to go with a standard size due to cost it is a well made product and these have even around since the 50's so I guess it's traditional. The tech line is very helpfull
     
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  13. 66miles99
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    Those are the guys I have been looking at, came upon this idea a little late though meaning if I go this route I'll have to modify what I've done so far, not the end of the world.
     
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  14. gtowagon
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    We just cut off the edge where the perforations are
     
  15. 4444Design
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    awesome build

    looking forward to the updates
     
  16. 66miles99
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    Some progress today replacing more bad metal in the trunk lid

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  17. 66miles99
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    So did some work on intakes.
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    Think it has a nice retro look to it!


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  18. jhexide
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    nice build ,I have those same carbs,and manifold on my 230 ,in my t-bucket
    have you thought about heat for your intake..?
     

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    Thanks, No haven't gotten quite that far yet, soon...I hope!


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  20. Blue One
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    Looks like you loosed the fenders :p LOL :D
     
  21. gtowagon
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    Here is a pic of my top
     

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  22. 66miles99
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    Not really sure where that debate started but yes they are gone! :)

    I like the rag top really has a classic look when closed, a lot like the original might have.


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  23. 66miles99
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    Local car club had a show last weekend and SoCal was there co I picked up some caddy tail lights to try on for size.
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    Kind of a different approach to a "been done before" light combo, kinda frenched in, kinda not!


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    Pretty tight pedal spacing so I had to make some mods.

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    I'm a little worried about the 1 3/4" edge to edge space between brake and gas pedal.


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  25. 66miles99
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    More metal work, on the olds the door panel doesn't come all the way to the bottom like I've seen on Fords, so the sills needed to be repaired and modified to suit channel.

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    Nothing too sexy tonight but a battery box. It's gonna be exposed so I figured a nice stainless cover would be nice.
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  27. 66miles99
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    Back from the upholsterers, they do nice work over there! I'm pretty happy.

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  28. reddast
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    all the gm bodies 31-32 are the same , olds ponti. chevy.the cnt tell the diff. if its body only,badges & TRIM & DASHES ARE DIFF, BODIES ARNT.......
     
  29. 66miles99
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    reddast, It's true, the dash definitely gave it away, plus there was the original bent Olds grill in the trunk!

    Considering the seat is right on the ground and only about 3" deep, sure the hell isn't any headroom, I'm not a giant by any stretch, and if there was a roof I'd be touching cloth! 4" Chop, 6" Channel, removes some real estate fast!
     
  30. I dig this build, look forward to the progress updates. I think it is awesome you doing a Oldsmobile.
     

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