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Projects 1941 Chevy Sedan Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Voh, May 8, 2011.

  1. Voh
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    Finally made some progress. Couple weeks ago I rewired a 1946 Tudor sedan similar to mine. It was nice to work on a cool old car AND get paid AND get practice for mine.

    Yesterday I remade the drivers cowl post foot where it sits on the frame. Got the old out and new one in. Wish it would have ended up a little longer, but its going to be just fine. Now I can start to put the rockers and stuff back in.
     
  2. Voh
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    Some pics
     

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    More good news this week. I had been sort of watching out for a 283 that was the right price, cause deep down I don't think I was gonna like the 6. Anyway scored one in Austin Tuesday night. Supposed to be a '67 motor. Has everything there including a flywheel.
     
  4. monkeyspunk79
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    Nice. 283's are a great little motor. Should propel your '41 down the road nicely and still give you decent mileage.
     
  5. hemi v8
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    Good to see you're back at it.
     
  6. Voh
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    Before the welder went on vacation yesterday and after I got the tattoo finished up, I was able to get the patch panels on. Next will be the rocker so I can then finish the floor braces. Little steps, but at least steps. And fun ones at that.
     

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    Von Dutch...
     

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  8. Normbc9
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    I do too. Nice find! Great ideas and it is a lot of hard work but think of the finished project. I always was partial to the Chevy '41-42 and Mercury '41-'42 body styles and exterior trim. There is a '42 coupe in my town that also has the chrome trim strips on the fenders and he even took the tine to apply those to the rear wheel skirts. Congratulations to what could be a real eye catcher!
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  9. nothin'new63
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    Please keep posting pictures! it's nice to see someone else working on a 2door sedan, heck it's nice to see another 2Dr sedan in general. I got a lot of work ahead of me on mine. There aren't any real surprises beneath the surface of mine though. That would imply there is still a surface. Lol I am curious to see what you do with the rear wheel wells I think I am gonna wind up building mine from scratch my 41 is sitting on a modified 65 chevelle chassis so I got to get creative anyway. Keep me posted I wanna see more of this build. And good luck man!
     
  10. Voh
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    Well, no real progress since the last post. My welder quit working mid tacking the panels on, then i went on vacation. The welder is going back Tuesday. Hope to be back at it soon!
     
  11. Voh
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    got the welder back with no issues and have been running the wire thru it. Little progress on the car other then some part scores.

    I picked up a 1967 Chevy 283 2-barrel thats going to be used instead of the 235.

    Grabbed an aluminum bellhousing from a HAMBer.

    Pcked up a rear axle from a 1965 lemans. Complete, drum to drum. Looks like a 3.08 gear. Now I must decide if I want to 4-link it or remove the brackets and leaf spring it.

    On top of that, been house hunting cause I need elbow room. Just had my offer accepted on a nice little place with 3.6 acres. Cant wait until I move!
     
  12. chevydude#1
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    Keep the pics coming! I am also working on a 41chevy 2dr sedan.I installed the 4 link from gambino. I'm far away from building a seat tho. I plan to narrow the seat and move it forward, there is plenty of leg room in front of the back seat anyway.
     
  13. Gavin_Ivey
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    Did you get the house? Making any progress on the 41?
     
  14. Voh
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    I got the house! juat about got the garage in order. Its amazing how much stuff you end up having tucked away.

    I did get more parts. I bought a '53 chevy front end. I had planned on a swap of the whole thing, but based on a few comments on here, I'm not 100% sure. I may just some of the parts (the '53 looked to be an easier one to bag being the true upper/lower A-arms. Not the integral A-arm/shock that the '41 has).

    I do know for sure, there is the perfect amount of elbow room on the propert and should have any neighbor/noise issues.
     
  15. 1pickup
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    subscribed. I've got a '41 sedan also, waiting patiently until a pile of other projects get done first.
     
  16. Voh
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    So i have a delema. I have picked up a front axle from a 1953 chevy, in hopes of swapping them out and getting the later style A-arm suspension set up. A few have indicated it might not be as simple as I was thinking.

    I have collected these things, and now I am starting to second guess my thoughts.

    I want this to be a simple, drivable, fun car. So much for that!
     
  17. Voh
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    So here is the the 50's chevy front axle that I picked up. There was little converstion/comments on the practicality of installing the later model crossmember. Is it worth it? can it be done? One item that I have noticed is the point of "pivot" of the tie rods. The '41 is mostly at the left, where as the 50's model is almost a center steer. Which way do I go? Anyone ever ventured down this path? Can I count on the stock shock and steering? Should I just scrap all this and go with a mustang II setup?

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  18. txturbo
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    Since the flange is already gone.....I would add in some metal and make the fender wider.and weld it to the body.
     
  19. rt338b
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    I would go with mustang ll heres a couple of pics on a 41
     

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  20. DoubleJ52
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    Put a MII under it and be done.
     
  21. chopd top
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    X3 on the Mustang II. You'll be glad that you did once you get it all back together!
     
  22. chubbie
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    as stated you were looking for some thing simple.. the M II is a good option:eek: I made shock mounts for modern tube shocks, and filled the '41 front shocks with gun grease. used dropped spindles and made my own disk brake set up. the steering box is the only problem you will have. fill it with GUN grease. set the box up to where it is tight. one of the bottom bolts has a cam shoulder on it tighten it up!! the rubber dampers on the tie rods/ steering arm are shot (or will be in 100 miles) take these off and weld them solid (serious as a fart!!) weld them solid!! check out your tie rod ends replace if need to ( they are rebuildable not replaceable) i was told that you cant line up the front end on these, bullshit!! they are adjustable!! mine drives great!!! but I could use some help on the steering box
     
  23. nice work so far...... keep the pics and updates coming.....
     
  24. Voh
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    Out with old....In with the new!

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  25. Keep up the good work. I've had my OT 41' sedan since 1988. Still my favorite car for crusing around in. Plenty of room for beer and friends too ! :D
     
  26. Great build so far. Keep picking away at it!
     
  27. supercab78
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    I went with a Fatman'S mustang II after 15 years of running it stock. It's the best choice I ever made. As for your rear fenders, if you have the skills to got it to bolt on I'd do it that way. I wish I did.
     
  28. Voh
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    Got the MII crossmember and setup in. Got the uppers stripped and cleaned, started on the lowers. Having trouble getting out the lower bushings. Also ordered a bunch of the rebuild components for the A-arms. Also scored a set of spindles from a HAMBr. It's taking shape!


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  29. Voh
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    Need a little help on the lowers. What do need for the bolt? It's a Chassis Engineering bolt in kit. Will be using stock stamped upper/lowers. It looks as simple as a standard bolt, but looking at "stock" bolt picks, they look to have a cam action to them for adjustment.


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  30. Normbc9
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    This is not my work but here is what I call a Show Stopper for the Chevrolet sedans. The metal work is the finest I have seen in years. And it is truly a "One of a Kind!" The cars was at a Show in Concord, CA. Anything is possible and this beauty shows some planning and talent too.
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