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Projects 1934 Ford long time coming

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Enemy1, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Enemy1
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    So after working on several other types of cars I have decided to get back to my "roots". That is a pre 1948 build. My father had a couple of "street rods" in the 80's and I have always had the "itch" to build an older traditional style "hot rod". Being with 4 kids (3 still at home) a Sedan is the obvious choice. Here is a pic of the car as I was bringing it home. 20170505_131200977.jpeg
     
  2. Atwater Mike
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    Bravo, Enemy1! Great profile, looks 'sneaky'... Great hot rod material.
    Type up a 'greeting', and let us in on whereabouts you hail from?
    Oh, and...welcome.
     
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  3. Enemy1
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    Made a frame table to tackle the chassis work.

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  4. Enemy1
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    Body being removed from the chassis.

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  6. brady1929
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    Congrats. Good luck.
     
  7. oldolds
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    In the first pic I thought you might be driving that car in a couple weeks. After you took the frame out I see it will be a bit longer. Looks like a nice winter project!
     
  8. 40FORDPU
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    Cool project!
    Good luck with your build, be sure and update this thread as you go.
     
  9. alpo
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    Congrats. Keep us posted on the progress.
     
  10. edcodesign
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    Cool, good luck.
     
  11. sloppy jalopies
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  12. Looks like a great start....already chopped too!
     
  13. 343w
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    Great start to a slick C-dan!
     
  14. Enemy1
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    Progress is slow. Still deciding what to get rid of. But finally got the first "build" project done. 20181229_160625.jpg 20181230_084717.jpg 20181230_113432.jpg
     
  15. 392
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    Little steps with busy schedule sounds like me. Should be killer ride. The chop looks ok from pic.
     
  16. deathrowdave
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    Lookin Good ! My question is : Do you think you used a heavy enough strap to hold the doors from opening while transporting it ? Looks to be a super nice body . Maybe would not be so transporting without the door safety strap !
     
  17. deathrowdave
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    I expanded the photo , it’s a 2 inch strap side by side in the photo making it look like a 4 in binder .
     
  18. touring20
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    Love those 34 sedans !
     
  19. Enemy1
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    The doors that were on it were sold as they had rusted out both inner and outer. I found some mint ones with no rust for $1600. I bought them and knowing that I should have put 2 or 3 more straps on the doors!!! I've never paid that much for doors before. But then again I've never had a 34 Ford before.
     
  20. belair
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    Cool car. Congrats.
     
  21. Enemy1
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    20190202_155348.jpg 20190203_133217.jpg 20190203_160112(2).jpg

    The wheels of progress turn very slowly.
     

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  22. Enemy1
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    20190223_155229.jpg 20190324_075031.jpg 20190406_114806.jpg 20190406_114758.jpg So progress does go slowly but I have my wheel choice and have started on the front suspension. I want the car to look somewhat traditional, but there will be a few things that are not for either driveability reasons or safety reasons. So if a moderator decides to move or close this thread I understand. Those differences will be radial tires, a bit of a lower stance with torsion bar suspension, overdrive transmission, and a more modern full interior roll cage. This is a sedan and with kids in the back the idea of getting rearended with no trunk to absorb the impact and just one piece of sheetmetal there bothers me. No gas tank either. Plans also call for a Winters quickchange. Pics of progress.
     

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  23. Enemy1
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    A couple more update pictures. Front driver's side torsion bar. The frame crossmember pieces after being bent at Union Speed & Style. Their work was Awesome! Group of very talented metal workers working there and I really appreciate they are willing to do partial work and not just complete builds. Some jobs are just easier for someone with the proper equipment to do it right! 20190501_150212.jpg 20190510_150943.jpg 20190510_150934.jpg
     
  24. Mike Colemire
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    A chopped 40 sedan with a Hemi, nothing wrong with that.
     

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