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Projects 1941 Chevy Sedan Build Thread

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

  1. buick bill
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    LOOKING GOOD .!
     
  2. Voh
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    Been wiring this for a little bit now. Almost done. Have the rear light terminated. hung the front inner fender to run the wires to the front.
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  3. Voh
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    Little gauge preview.
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    That's a different approach from the tiny stock gauges to the left of the speedo, I like it! What are those gauges out of?
     
  5. Voh
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    They are Woodward gauges from New Vintage. Little modern for here, but they have the right look.
     
  6. Voh
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    Well, after a VERY long time, i pulled it out of the shop under its own power a couple weekends ago! Its been going around the block for a little bit now. There was pretty big dead spot in the carb on acceleration, so I rebuilt the 2G this past weekend. made a huge difference. I put the front fenders back on for a minute, cause I was tired of working on them on the ground.
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  7. Voh
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    Did some more sanding and added a coat of rattle can primer on the passenger headlight to look at it. few pin holes to address, but pretty much there.
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  8. Voh
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    IMG_1283[1].JPG Loaded up the car last night to take it to the upholstery shop for a quote. Thought it made a decent profile shot.
     
  9. burger
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    Voh,

    Looks good! I like the frenched headlights.

    I'm very interested to hear the quote for the interior- mine needs to be reupholstered as well. What are you planning to do with the interior?

    Which radiator did you use? Are you happy with it?


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  10. Voh
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    Here are a couple progress photos as well as a completed photo from getting it home last night. I will get a few more in the sunlight. Very Happy with it!
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  11. Nice work, looks great!
     
  12. Voh
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    Took her out to the first car show a few weekends back. Stills LOTs of bond work and sanding, but its getting there.
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  13. Voh
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    After many, many years, I finally drove the sedan out of the neighborhood and out to a car show. Drive went really well. little leak around the gas filler neck and a little oil, but it run nice. Also got to meet a cool HAMB'r and his '35
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  14. burger
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    That’s awesome that you got her back on the road! Have you been driving much since?

    Do you have pictures of the interior with the headliner and carpet?

    If I didn’t mention this already, your garage looks great!

    Ed
     
  15. NashRodMan
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    Hey Voh,
    Car is looking great. Its come a long way! And love the interior too.
     
  16. Voh
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    I haven't done any more with the interior other than seatbelts and a car seat tether system. No headliner, door cards or new upholstery on the rear seat (just using a sheet over the original) . I am going to start putting down sound mat this weekend. It drives pretty well. Only thing I really need to address is some oil dripping. I cannot tell if its from the fuel pump plate(s) or from around the harmonic balancer. With this being an early motor, the crank isn't drilled for a balancer bolt, and has be hesitant of removal.
     
  17. Voh
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    Thank you. its been a long journey, but its sure nice to finally drive it.
     
  18. T. Turtle
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    Nice car done the right way. Good on ya for getting to that stage finally. My project has never been so apart as yours but the last 3 years were one big time waste so I think I know how you felt all through these years.
     
  19. brokedownbiker
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    The car is looking good! Frenching the lights was a good idea, that's the kind of subtle mod's that catch the eye and make the car stand out. Did you do the upholstery?
     
  20. Voh
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    I did not. Had a guy in town here do it.
     
  21. brokedownbiker
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    It looks good, I'm waiting for my '41 to come home from the paint shop, upholstery is the next thing on the list so I'm always on the look-out for interesting designs, colors, and pointers from guys who do that kind of work.
     

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