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1936 Ford Flathead V8 build thread

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Christopher Miller, Dec 26, 2019.

  1. That seat came out great!
     
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  2. Thank you!! Had a few imperfections but tried my best to push the them all to the back crease where you won’t be able to see them. Wasn’t an easy thing to do and a big learning experience but for almost $200 in materials I think this was totally worth the time. Glad you like it!!


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  3. Boryca
    Joined: Jul 18, 2011
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    Agreed! Very nice! Your prom date should have no problem riding along on that.
     
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  4. Thank you! Don’t know if we’ll have a prom anymore honestly. Just too much COVID stuff still floating around. You’d think we could wrap it up by now. Didn’t get one last head because of COVID so hoping for one this year


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  5. Progress!
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  6. This popped up in my phone memories today. My first real work on the truck was this fabrication. I remember it vividly and here we are a year later, so much has happened and so much progress! Hopefully this time next year I can say I’ve completed this project.
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  7. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    good progress for a year. you will be drivin it this summer i bet. happy new year !!
     
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  8. Happy new year to you too!


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  9. With about 15-20 hours in this I finally got it done... hand sewing pretty much the whole thing. Not perfect but proud of what I’ve accomplished. Fits pretty snug and is a good feel on the hands. If you’ve ever had a steering wheel with the stitching like this one it’s a good feeling. My daily has it and I love the feel. With plenty of room for the horn and steering shaft I think it has been a good piece. Same material to match the seat.

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  10. Wow, tedious work right there. Careful though or Mom will have you making your own work clothes or draperies:eek::eek:
     
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  11. Thanks for the advice lol


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    Forgot to add these, I’m so ready to paint the interior but it’s just too cold...


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  13. When I say a lot went into this, I mean a looootttt went into this. A lot of measuring and remeasuring, making templates and adjusting, from paper to cardboard to actual wood. Now I be a good basis for the top headliner to be attached to. It’s good to see it come together more and more. Have a few more pieces of wood to make such as the back panel and pieces above the doors, but over all making good progress
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  14. Fitting the seat up... not happy with it. Windshield wiper motor interferes in the back and almost no room between the steering wheel and seat.
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  15. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    Whats going on down there man, haven't heard anything for a while, hope you made it thru the deep freeze, best wishes
     
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  16. Hey thanks for checking in! It’s been quite cold with each week being around 10-25°. this week we caught a break with a lot of 45° days but I got busy this week. I would say expect some stuff coming up this week as it really starts to get warmer we’re hoping. Getting the generator pulley worked out, the fuel pump rebuilt, and moving the windshield wiper motor so the seat can go all the way back, if I can get a lot of the headliner done next month as well that would be awesome. All dependent on the weather though so it’s coming soon!


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