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Projects 1934 ford roadster project

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

  1. Eldonius
    Joined: Apr 15, 2020
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    I have a ‘34 Sedan but don’t have any wood in the doors. Was the wood in the doors specific to how the roadster doors were built?



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  2. Elvis100
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    Yes, the roadsters and pheaton, due to the low production numbers. Ford tooled up for all metal roadsters in 1932 and didn’t do that well, since he still had the woodworkers from the Model A and 32 closed car lines they did the majority of the roadster structures in wood. The 3 window coupe has b-pullers in wood also, but the 5 window not... I would imagine the other low production lines had more wood like the B400


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  3. Eldonius
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    Thanks for the history! Never knew that about the roadster and phaeton. Yes, the sedan has wood in the “a” and “b” pillars, then for the spanners across the roof.


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  4. Elvis100
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    Challenge accepted, I’ve been thinking about making the”hoop” since before I was able to get an original rear clip with one in it. This combined with the b-pillar upper brackets tie the entire rear clip to the b-pillars and by extension to the floor/frame. It wraps around behind the seat and is also the mounting point for the top. I’ve been brainstorming this for quite a while, and here it is. I’m still going to use my original, but I’ll make a few of these for sale. I also make the b-pillar upper brackets (pictured clamped to the “hoop”) and the top mounting brackets.

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  5. rusty valley
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    wow!!! so, it looks like you have a piece of heavy iron clamped in to form the hat channel, but whats the plywood jig do, just to verify size and shape?
     
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  6. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Yeh, I used steel bar to form the buck and the plywood is just to hold it in a position. Since I’m doing it all in one piece, it’s kind of unwieldy without a stand.


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  7. dumprat
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    That piece looks really nice!
     
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  8. uncle buck
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    You have been doing an amazing job! Quite the undertaking with the parts that you have been making


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  9. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Thanks,
    Couple SAR quarters and we could make that pheaton of yours a roadster


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  11. uncle buck
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    The 200 mile drive to pick them up would be too brutal. lol
     
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  12. oldstyle1776
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    I have been enjoying it. Thats why I am subscribed.
     
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  13. Elvis100
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    Relaxing day, cleaned and polished the rear quarters. I had stored them in the carport and they were covered in flash rust. Then after lunch I rushed over to pick up my $85 craftsman 109 lathe of Craig’s list.

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  14. rusty valley
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    good score! looks like a cute lil' bugger. gotta have a lathe in the shop. i have a nice clausing 14", but i have always wanted a small one on site too for little jobs
     
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  15. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Yeh, I have needed one a few times. This will definitely come in handy.


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  16. 31Apickup
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    The 109’s are well know for bending the main shaft, be careful not to take too deep of cut with it.


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  17. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Thanks, I’ll take a look at it when I clean it up.


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  18. Stogy
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    @Elvis100...You can't stick a Deuce with E & J's and Bias Plys into a pic and not get Stogy curious...please do tell...my apologies if this is already been discussed...;)
     
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  19. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    It’s another unfinished project on the back burner, not a “traditional” hotrod.

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  20. Stogy
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    Two words...Solid, Interesting...Thanks for sharing


     
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  21. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    Spent a few days refurbished the little lathe, The main shaft was bent. I was able to get a solid one to replace it.

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  22. dumprat
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    That's cute as a bug!
     
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  23. Elvis100
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    Elvis100

    I had planned on using the original above the decklid panel, but got a new one, thanks Brian from the H.A.M.B. I did have to remake the three U-channels on the bottom of the panel. They connect the “hoop” to the rain gutter on the trunk. The center one is a little longer and the rumble seat striker mounts on it.

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