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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by newredporch, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. newredporch
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    99ECC7C6-D300-4DA0-8DB3-BAE34A3D17F3.jpeg BEE61B8F-52CB-4E78-B750-4368B897F19F.jpeg 157B6329-29D9-4484-93B7-66F92B9782F8.jpeg 442238C1-364C-477D-B544-F0323B8F18E6.jpeg 059C97C5-94BF-47D6-BB0A-2261B6A6A003.jpeg CAEF978E-4546-4033-8797-697A94931CE3.jpeg 83BC72BA-160D-4F9F-880C-2D228CD8A299.jpeg 6D7FA6D7-78B6-473D-93F8-F8635113C027.jpeg 90964F59-C066-4E9F-AD28-6362188E9C36.jpeg 99ECC7C6-D300-4DA0-8DB3-BAE34A3D17F3.jpeg BEE61B8F-52CB-4E78-B750-4368B897F19F.jpeg I picked this up for 3500 bucks. Original paint. Runs and drives. Pretty complete. She will give up her life for my coupe.
     
  2. newredporch
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    This looks like a good way to start the summer. I will return to this project in the fall
     

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  3. newredporch
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    Well it’s almost thanksgiving and I am thinking about working on the coupe again. I’m thinking about what engine I will use. I have had this sitting around for years. I actually have 3 old hemi engines. Should I build one or sell them all and buy something else? Thoughts?
     

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  4. The 39 guy
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    I think you got a great deal on the 4 door. I am a fan 4 doors. Hopefully you can pass on what's left of it to someone that needs it. I would build one of those hemi' and stuff it the coupe.I have a 341 I plan to put in my coupe.
     
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  5. Do you still have the 4 door? I may interested in what you don't use. Nice build!
     
  6. treb11
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    Disassemble and pick the best parts from each of all the 3 hemis. Sell the rest.

    Sent from my SM-G965U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  7. two couped up
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    Why not use the 4 door drive line, its a bolt in, and you have all the parts and it runs ? And put the hemi in a nice Mopar .
     
  8. newredporch
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    Had some time to get back to the project. It’s been awhile. Wife had some health issues. Pulled out the seats and found a pretty nice floor pan. Even though I did some major repairs to the floor in the coupe, I think I’m going to cut the floor and the cowl out of this 4 door and put it in the coupe. This should make the coupe look a little less molested in the end.
     

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  9. neilswheels
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    Interesting, I've just done this on my sedan, but couldnt see why they put that massive recess on the inner arch, so I just put a bead in it. I did check that I could get the tank in and out, but i'm going to check again now....

    Back from the garage, that recess isn’t to do with tank removal, because when you remove it, you slide it to the filler one last side, and drop it down thru the chassis rails on this side, then slide it out, so it’s the filler knock side you need the room on.
     

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  10. poco
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    I just bought some parts from carpenter, not good quality. Had to make major changes to the parts.
     
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  11. okiedokie
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    Are you building a 40 Don?

     
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  12. newredporch
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    Pulling the necessary parts away and preparing to make a cut at the windshield posts. I was moving along with repairs on my original parts and then this 40 sedan came up. It will make a much better coupe using this floor pan and cowl clip. My old cowl had been involved in a channel hack job many years ago. This will be a step back but it will make me happy to know that my coupe isn’t hacked B822FF1E-9FED-44CA-9642-47D637FFDF83.jpeg C5BCEB72-581F-417A-BDC9-8104D4E6E7E6.jpeg
     
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  13. newredporch
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    D479CD5A-D68A-4810-BC27-A7DAC70EE7B2.jpeg 0E00B5C3-BFB9-4F2C-80BE-905F65DD8816.jpeg I sold the engine, trans and rear end for 1200. I’m ready to start cutting the cowl. It’s kind of hard parting out this complete and running car. The good news is, the parts will be bringing two coupes back to life.
     
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  14. newredporch
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    Because I would like to put the leftovers from the coupe, back on the 4 door, careful measuring needed to happen on both cars. 00F2F21C-821B-4123-9D23-5493E9E17936.jpeg 2EB85DFD-40E3-47C8-BCF9-723D2DBC6B5C.jpeg 83AD020E-03A5-4A56-BDD9-DFC7813C3B9B.jpeg 541762F5-1B78-4072-A80E-BA80E04C253E.jpeg 7833B41C-2203-407B-8390-1F59D214CD99.jpeg 1DE6E7A4-B9D6-4402-BF9E-CBF524DF471B.jpeg 3D75E170-979E-4B60-8850-B22690C2C38E.jpeg 70DDCC2C-8B60-4260-A3B6-F8A22FC07C25.jpeg D529D61B-8DAF-485C-9EB4-8FAAD7B05F3B.jpeg 4743B6BA-4588-4FC2-B14E-D5DBD4B273B9.jpeg 03827B47-5385-4B60-87C5-97AC1ACCEEEB.jpeg BA4BB198-6E70-4D4C-AD6A-8B32DF73ECF8.jpeg 17E46A45-6C47-4424-B2CF-9978E059FB80.jpeg 980C9D13-B4FB-4A3E-BA09-165013B85D10.jpeg
     
  15. Aaron D.
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    Oh shit man, no going back now!!! Haha
     
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  16. fortynut
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    Hate to see the 4 Door being sliced and diced. I leased one, when I was working on a Hot Rod movie as the 'car co-ordinator', un-credited but promised --- hence lack of movie title. . The young director didn't use it for background, so it was my staff car. It was a restoration, naturally, but had a later '49-'51 Flathead. There is something unique about them as people movers, and in how the doors and rear window are so well proportioned, that seeing one aside a 2 Door, you realize they are perfect. And, the number of stampings, extra rear doors and space make them ideal daily drivers. I have been close to buying one, and missed it. And, now with a '40 Pickup in the pipeline it will be a long time coming before I get to reach in the murk to see if any are left from guys like you. Bye the bye, my first car was a channeled Coupe with a built flathead, thirty nine trans, Jeep seats and tricked out original suspension. All these years later I can't quite wipe the smile off my face. Keep on keepin' on, and never lose the faith.
     
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  17. newredporch
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    Great story! I really hope that someone buys the old girl and uses my extra parts to put her back together. For now, I’m only worried about my coupe. Thanks for watching.
     
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  18. Keep it coming!
    Congrats on that shop, BTW. Jealous!
     
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  19. trey32
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    What's up with that sedan roof??
    You gonna sell off what's left??
     
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  20. newredporch
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    Yes. When the coupe is all done it’s for sale
     
  21. newredporch
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    Cutting the floor out of the coupe and preparing it for the sedan floor/ FC11C73A-9D16-4ACF-B26F-0039DB06585E.jpeg cowl transplant. I know I already did repairs to the coupe floor and it seems like wasted motions but the parts that I have now are so nice that I have to do it. As they say, “that’s hot ridding”
     
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  22. newredporch
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    Today I made the big cut on the coupe. I think things are going to work out fine. I am going to mock up the 4 door sedan with all my extra parts.
     

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  23. tub1
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    Good job well done look forward to when both cars are solid again
     
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  24. newredporch
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    Doing some sand blasting on the new clip. Hope to have it in place soon
     

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  25. newredporch
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    Big progress today. Things are fitting pretty nicely.
     

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  26. flamedabone
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    This is the moment when you can stand back and see that all your effort has been worth it.

    Now weld that shit up and hit the road!

    -Abone.
     
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  27. newredporch
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    Someone said to me, “ man, that’s a lot of work”. I said, “I wouldn’t do this if it felt like work”.
     
  28. The 39 guy
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    That sure looks like the quick way to get it done. Looks like you were pretty accurate on those measurements too.
     
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  29. geoford41
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    I assume by now you haveseen that door tops on the fordoor are shapped differently than the coupeso the ends have to be either sliced down to fit (seam weld the cuts, TIG welder would make it cleaner) or you can cut down approx 3/8" and trim the remainig top piece you cut off to fit the coupe contour.
    My doors (39 fordoor) have different dimensions due to who knows what but the doors are in great condition compared to the original 40's. I also like the 1 piece glass and "smokers" feature and there is less chance of water leaking in (I do not smoke LOL)
    sorry no readily available pictures, I will upload tomorrow the completed doors.
     
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