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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Travis latour, Jan 4, 2024.

  1. The37Kid
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    Just watched the video. TIG, Pullmax, and a ton of talent. I've never seen TIG welding without a foot control, looks like your system works fine. I used to Heli Arch aluminum, still haven't had a chance to TIG steel, maybe this it the year. Bob
     
  2. BoxCar Tom
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    Wow, put the coffee pot on.
     
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  3. Nailhead A-V8
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    looks like you can make one nice car and one "race car" out of the scrappy bits! ...three W doors are killer expensive...has anyone ever tried building one from a '33-4 sedan door? looks similar...I also think a '35-6 4 dr. sedan has a similar panel above the deck where the roof line meets but don't quote me on that...following!
     
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  4. Travis latour
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    thanks everyone! yeah its alot of work but i have the time for a project of this caliber.

    yeah thats the plan, a really nice unchopped fendered hot rod, and a bonneville style chopped fenderless coupe. im so excited about this .
     
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  5. Travis latour
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    i like a finger switch with tig because hardly ever are you just welding on a bench sitting down. i used a foot pedal for years and its just annoying in any out of position welds, i can do it but its a pain.
     
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  6. Happydaze
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    You say switch. Do you mean an on/off ( in 2p or 4p) or one of those clever tig buttons, press more for more power, things? An invention by 4014.com iirc.

    Chris
     
  7. The37Kid
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    It took a while, but I just noticed the Puppy in your avatar. Look forward to seeing more progress on two Coupes. Bob
     
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  8. Travis latour
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    2T on off. i dont have one of those fancy ones thats a momentary style
     
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  9. Travis latour
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    So some progress on the 32! I started foxing the roof and the trunk opening, here’s the pictures

    first the drivers rear roof
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    Then the quarter tops/ trunk opening
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    Then the passenger roof corner

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    next I made the catwalk with half of the beltline. I made/bent it in one piece to be like factory. There’s a test piece in the pictures.

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    That’s all for now. Saving for the subrails at the moment. Thanks for looking!
     

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  10. A Boner
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    Been watching the progress on YouTube…very interesting and informative!
     
  11. Fortunateson
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    Watching on YouTube. And you are teaching by the way. Enjoy you, and now your wife, working on your projects for some time now.
     
  12. DenverFlash
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    Awesome work, Travis. Not many people would have tackled this one, but it's going to turn out great.
     
  13. Great metal shaping skills. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Hotrodmyk
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    I've been following along on YouTube both his and Kelly's channels. The coupe is coming along nicely. Travis is working miracles.
     
  15. Happydaze
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    Great stuff!

    Chris
     
  16. wheeldog57
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    Good stuff. See you at the drags in Oxford next month
     
  17. Nailhead A-V8
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    there's the bottom half of a door up here for CDN $250 thats like $75 to yous guyz [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  18. Nailhead A-V8
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    OK PM'd you...also found a mint '32 firewall
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    sent you the link ...good luck!
     
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  19. Travis latour
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    Ok guys been working on it again since getting the brookville subrails.
    On to the pictures!


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    !
     
  20. Outback
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    Good to see! Thanks for keeping us in the loop!
     
  21. Shitbox
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    2 questions for you,
    So I’m guessing you’re not going to unchop/rechop this now?
    Always noticed the Civil shop board in the background, you skate(still)?
     
  22. Wow, keep up the good work!
     
  23. Travis latour
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    yeah so finding/ making the pieces to make it whole again just to cut it back out would be a fruitless effort especially since i am keeping the same chop unlike before when i think i wanted it a little less aggresive. and i am going to be building an unchopped one after this one.

    and i dont anymore but i wish i did, just no time for it. i still watch some skate videos from time to time.
     
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  24. ModelAMitch
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    Was this piece bought or built? I'm not a sheet metal guy, but if these odd ball pieces can be bought, that means my next project can be bought in a lot rougher shape than my current one. Thats the only way I'll be able to afford a 32..
    Thanks for posting and keep it up! The youtube videos are great as well!
     
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  25. Travis latour
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    yes this piece is a brookville one, got a good deal on here and im using it to patch the old one. i think its a good idea to keep the original ford striker location.
     
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  26. TheGame
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    Great work, thanks for sharing
     
  27. Travis latour
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    Another update, thrashing on it the past few weeks, didn’t take a whole lot of pictures but I got a whole lot done.

    onto the pictures!

    Before
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  28. krylon32
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    Do a good job on the lower trunk opening corners. Can be a trouble spot down the road. Your working miracles.
     
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  29. 64Bucketofbolts
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    so proud of you!!!! love you guys!!
     

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