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Projects 1941 Chevy Sedan Build Thread

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

  1. burger
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
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    Hey Voh,

    Is that a CE rear kit? That's what I have under my 41, along with 2" blocks. If you search through my build thread, there are pictures of the car with the CE front and rear suspensions installed. It's as low as you'll get without major surgery. I'd say the lowest point of the car is about 5" off the ground.

    (FWIW, I'm rolling around on 215/75R15 tires)


    Here's a link to my build thread:
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=795492&showall=1


    Ed
     
  2. burger
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    To clear things up, just like Charlie Brown, I am a block head. The blocks on my car are three inchers.
     
  3. twilloug
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    Looks like you have to do some inner fender well work on the rear as well. Have been dreading this job but getting ready to jump right in. Making your own??
     
  4. Voh
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    Not totally. I cut out the drivers side to let me have mare access. I am almost ready to put it back in


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  5. Voh
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    It's finally back on 4 wheels. Can't say enough about the Chassis Engineering Inc. Just used their second product in swapping a later model rear end under it and it was right on the money.


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  6. burger
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    10-4. I can't think of anyone making better suspension and brake parts for 40's era Chevrolets.
     
  7. Voh
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    After a bit of a lull in the progress, there's nothing like seeing 500+ cars at LSR to get you motivated. Made some progress tonight. Got the drivers rocker put back in and the inner clamped in place.

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  8. I wondered what had happened to this.
     
  9. Voh
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    first we got into the damn winter light hours (dark way before I get home) and then I started doing more stuff around the house while my folks were down for the winter. Now that it stays light much longer, I have been motivated.

    ....Oh and walking the LSR looking at all the fun with the cars, kicked me in the butt good.
     
  10. Voh
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    Can someone please tell me how to close off the front of the rockers/ floor? I messed with it all afternoon and cannot see how all that comes together. Can't use the other side cause it's shot as well.


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    Got a piece of the floor back in.


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  12. Voh
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    Drivers side braces are complete. Started taking out the passenger side floor.

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  13. Voh
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    Cut into the passenger side. I knew there was an "Attempt" to repair the rocker, but I was still surprised at what fell out!

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  14. gh13
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    I was just reading all the work you have been doing I have a 1941 special deluxe with a lot of the same issues I need to do the rockers can you give me some info on the process on cutting them out and installing the new ones what to watch out for and I am new to this is this something I can do or should I let a pro do this it looks easy to me but I know looks can be deceiving
     
  15. Project41
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    Voh, great thread, there is a lot of great info here, just subscribed. Just getting started on my '41.
     
  16. Voh
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    So I got into the passenger side this weekend. wasn't too bad, but there is definitely some replacement needed. can anyone tell me how this becomes sealed off? does the floor weld to the backside of the cowl? seems like that would show thru to the outside, but maybe not.

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  17. Voh
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  18. Voh
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    Made some good progress tonight. Got the passenger side rear inner fender mostly patched up. Few more things and then some minor work on the car where it attaches.

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  19. banditomerc
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    The things we do to have fun!most call it work!
     
  20. Voh
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    I have patched the trunk floor and repaired the rear-most crossmember. almost time to start putting the wheelhouses back in.

    Anyone know how exactly the bottom of the body connects to the trunk floor / crossmember?

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  21. Voh
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    Drivers side wheelhouse pieced back together. Just one more patch at the bottom and a clean up.


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  22. ormaneast
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  23. ormaneast
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    I have the clock, have not checked to see if it works yet.
     
  24. Gavin_Ivey
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    Great work and progress man! I saw your post where you got unmotivated last winter and I feel that same thing kicking in this week. I hope it passes! Did you ever figure out tying in the floor pan to the rocker?
     
  25. Voh
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    I think so. I got the drivers side all closed in. I actually bought a different set of rockers from a group in Michigan. they were WAY cheaper, and seemed simpler. I think I'm going to forgo the little rib that's on the inside of the door, but we shall see.

    And the LUL from last winter is gone. Been messing with it as much as I can.
     
  26. chevy54man
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    Great thread and work you're doing!~
     
  27. Voh
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    @chevy54man - Thank you. Its moving along, sometimes well, sometime not fast enough!
     
  28. Subscribed to this one....building a '36 standard 5/W.....and in the throws of installing my Fatman MII and my CE rear spring/swaybar kit just like you are. I have the same issues with the repairing the inside of my rear wheel wells but the running boards on the car saved the doors/rockers.

    Good stuff!!!
     
  29. Voh
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    @ChucksCrib - I need to look at your '36. Grandpa has a '37 that has become clear he will never start let alone finish. That will be my next project. My goal for that is like this one, only dark cranberry/wine color, cause that was the color he wanted it.

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  30. Gavin_Ivey
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    Damn that thing is sexy
     

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