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Projects 1933/34 ford roadster project

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Elvis100, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Elvis100
    Joined: May 21, 2016
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    Elvis100

    Made a new trunk lid latch support panel, or whatever it’s called

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  2. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Got the trunk latch bed panel formed, now to drill all the mounting holes and install the captive D-nuts

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  3. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    I spot welded some 5/16-24 captive nuts on the back of the support panels. I had welded some fixed nuts on my coupe and they worked pretty good. Without these you have to lay down on the floor with both arms outstretched to install these bolts once the quarter panels go on.

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    Still a few more holes and the D-nuts, but all the new panels are clicoed in their final position with everything fitting pretty good

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  4. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
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    Learned to hate “captive nuts” working on Jeep’s. Try to unbolt & rusted captured nut breaks free & turns. Now drill holes in body or burn off to get out bolt then cut access to re-bolt. Hate them. Old age & rust killing us all... smile
     
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  5. neds29
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    You make it all look so easy. Nice work.
     
  6. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Thanks


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  7. Squablow
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    Your work is excellent as always, but can I ask why you made a new section in post #452 when it looks like the original is in excellent shape? Is that other one borrowed from another car, or was it damaged in a way that isn't obvious?
     
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  8. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Thanks. Yeh, I’m planning on using both the original trunk panels on my 33.


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  9. Elvis100
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    Finished up the D-nuts and holes for bumpers. The bumper hole has a lip on the underside, I undersized the hole and used some improvised tools and it worked great!

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    Started on the rear corners now that I have a good foundation

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  10. Squablow
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    Are those quarter panel end pieces the ones that Howell's sells? I was thinking about using those but wondered what kind of quality they were. I've got enough sheetmetal bits to make up the rest of the quarters if I had those pieces.
     
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  11. Elvis100
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    I got these from SAR, but they are the exact same as the ones from Tom Bay and Howells. I’m not sure who is actually making them, but they are all made by the same company/person. They seem okay, we will see once I get them installed.


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  12. Cyclone Kevin
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    You’re a great instructor, plus this thread is invaluable to all model 40 enthusiasts. Especially me!!!!!! Thank you again my friend ;).
     
  13. wow...I had no idea the roadsters and phaetons had so much wood! Nice work.
     
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  14. rusty valley
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    So, you have a tool to crimp the D nuts in place, or you tac them ?
     
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  15. Elvis100
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    I use the ball end of a tie rod stud and a hammer. The round end pushes the flange out and then clean it up with a hammer. I use the same stud in the press when there is clearance.


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  16. Your talents are waaaay beyond a mere mortal’s.
    Thank you for the tutorial. It’s inspirational to us BFH wielders.
     
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  17. Elvis100
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    Thanks


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  18. Elvis100
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    Made a die for the toolbox dimples on the forward quarter panel support. Made the right hand support, my original is a little lacy. The left one will be a lot easier without the dimples.


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  21. Elvis100
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    A little side project, Turning this heavily modified closed car dash into a 33 roadster dash

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  23. uncle buck
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    That explains why you have one in post 459. You are very thoughtful and creative and your work is always amazing


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  24. Elvis100
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    Thanks, I have several sizes of those and seem to use them often.


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    Great job!
     
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  27. Elvis100
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    Finished up the Frankendash. Did an experiment using vinyl wrap woodgrain. I think it came out pretty good for my first time. The nice thing is you can just peel it off if you don’t like it.

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  29. Elvis100
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    I started on the left quarter panel. Tack welded the new corner and offered it up to the car...it fit terribly. I offered up a SAR quarter to double check that there wasn’t something wrong with the under structure. The SAR quarter fit beautifully. I do need to adjust the b-pillar a little, but it was almost a drop fit. The gaps on the door were almost perfect and the height adjustment on the b-pillar should fix. I think I’m going to go with the SAR quarters on this car, and maybe use the original quarters on another car.

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  30. Cyclone Kevin
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    I can’t even begin to tell ya how fascinating this build is. You’re living my dream in doing this particular project. I’m looking forward to the next installment of this highly educational technology in bringing a dream to reality & doing it in a way that utilizes the old when usable and the craft of metal fabrication when/where necessary.
    Thank You Again.
     

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