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Projects 1937 Ford truck hot rod roadster build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Todd M., May 26, 2014.

  1. Todd M.
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    Thanks Al.
     
  2. bengeltiger
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    In my mini-trucking past, when I convertiblized my truck, I ground down the outer lip of the window channel about a quarter inch and then used camaro weatherstripping in the gap. It laps over the top edge of the glass slightly when closed. Worked great. I've been following from the start & really enjoyed the ride. Thanks for sharing the experience!
     
  3. Todd M.
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    Thanks. I will look into the Camaro weatherstripping.
     
  4. Todd M.
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    I'll have the paperwork, title and registered done by Wednesday. Now I need to find a car show to buzz this weekend!
     
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  5. Todd M.
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    The '37 drives tight and draws attention on the road. I'm entertain the idea of letting her go to fund a couple more projects? Not sure yet. What kind of value can be put on a unique hot rod? Opinions.....
     
  6. That was quick! Depends on how badly ya wanna fund the next project!
     
  7. Todd M.
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    I love to build, and I know I can't keep them all" the wife's rule" LOL!
     
  8. alchemy
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    Did you ever fix your rear wishbones' mount?

    junk mount.jpg
     
  9. Todd M.
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    Yes I did. That photo was a temporary for mock up.
     
  10. Todd M.
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    I took the 1937 out to a local car show and won 1st place and one of the best in shows.
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  11. Todd M.
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    It's kind of fun messing with the traffic. When I slow down everyone slows down, when I speed up I get a few trying to keep up with the'37 to get a look see. Way too much fun to drive!
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  12. Blue One
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    Any pictures of the finished mount so we can see how much different it is than the mock-up ?
     
  13. Todd M.
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    When I take a few pics of the undercarriage, I'll make sure you get one of the rear wishbone mounting bracket ;)
     
  14. Todd M.
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    A couple of picks of the detail.
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  16. MO_JUNK
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    Good job, nice truck
     
  17. Todd M.
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    Rear of cab 8" center 7 1/2"
     
  18. That turned out great! Nice job.
     
  19. Todd M.
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    Thank you, The gears in my head are already spinning to build another.
     
  20. UNSHINED 2
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    Man, that is one kickass color!
     
  21. Atwater Mike
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    Reading the first posts, I was reminded of my shop when the 'unwashed' would enter my portals... "Oh, what are you doing HERE? I wouldn't do that..."
    The biggest dipshits in town somehow found their way into my place of business...and shared their 'expertise'... never knowing they were toying with a 'sleeping giant'.
    Finally, I see that the doubters met their match.
    For all the 'typers' that responded wit negatives: "Told ja!"
    Kudos for keeping your cool, your patience eclipses mine in 'light years'...
     
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  22. Todd M.
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    Thanks. The 1940 in my avatar.... my best friend was with me when I was considering buying it, he said that truck is way too rough to bring back, my reply that sounds like a bet/challenge. Who do you think won that bet? Don't hate the doubters, just make them believers.
     
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  23. Todd M.
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    Cool picture my buddy Sean took.
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  24. Todd M.
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    Thinking of changing the wide five wheels to gloss black. Anyone have other ideas to make this Hot Rod look trick?
     
  25. Blue One
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    I kinda like the wheels to match the firewall.
    Would look good IMHO. :)
     
  26. Todd M.
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    The firewall was done in Wimbledon white. That is an idea. Keep them coming.
     
  27. Blue One
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    Maybe Wimbledon white on the grille bars as well? Might tie it all together.
     
  28. Todd M.
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    Can someone play with the wheel and grill color in Photoshop?
     
  29. Blue One
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    Ask Moose over on the photoshop thread. He'll help you out.
     
  30. Blue One
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    I posted over on the Photoshop thread for you :)
     

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