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Projects 1946 Fordor build

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by dutchrod, Jan 27, 2021.

  1. dutchrod
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    My model A coupester is a fun little car but I also want to be able to take my family on a trip so the search was for a family ride , vintage of course !
    I found a 1946 fordor that needed some love.
    It was a older restoration but I had some fire damage on the outside.

    Plans are : Get the flatty running smooth ,Paint , lowered , sun visor and drive !
    Big changes maybe later on.

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  2. dutchrod
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    Interior is nice and the heat did not affect the upholstery

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  3. Nice ride! You know which side to park closest to the wall, right?
    Make sure it runs, drives and stops, lower it a bit, and away you go. A little paint for now to hide the boo-boo.
     
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  4. dutchrod
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    Flatty runs a little raw but after changing points for electronic , new spark plugs and battery it is running real nice.

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  5. Maybe dual exhaust, too?
     
  6. Great car to haul the family. HRP
     
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  7. dutchrod
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    Brakes where not working but to my surprise all four corners were done.
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    I checked the master and that was the problem , I even needed heat to take the cap off to find out it was full off rust.
    Changed the master out for a new one and the brakes are real good now.
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  8. dutchrod
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    Yes , definitely need more sound !
     
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    At the ,moment the I'm doing body work and hope to paint it soon.

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  10. dutchrod
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    I got a spare axle laying in my shop for a long time and it happened to be the same as the 46.
    Collecting parts now to build a dropping jig, never did one but there must a first time for everything.
    This will be be a side project , paint is first.

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  11. dutchrod
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    Test fitted the repro fulton visor , had to do some mods to make it work but will be good in the end.

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    Bought some fender skirts , looks nice but need some tweaking to get a nice fit.
    I have to wait till the rear fenders are back on the car to have the correct shape.

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  13. dutchrod
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    Painted the roof metal flake for the first time , need more layers but run out off clear.
    Ordered some more so hope to finish next week.
    Base coat gold/ yellow to let it real shine.

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    Need more layers to get the flakes even but its a start.
    The rest of the car will be gloss black.

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  14. dutchrod
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    Took it one step further and lace painted the roof.
    Tomorow clear and then finally the rest of the car in black, season is coming.

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  15. footbrake
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    Did you take the heater out from under the dash?
     
  16. brady1929
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    Very cool. Love the paint.
     
  17. dutchrod
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    I bought it like this.
     
  18. Jim Spin
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    Same problem Roadster is fun but rain storms are tough to get caught in. It happens daily here in sunny. FLA. HA. HA. Paint looks great. will be really cool cruiser when done.
     
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  19. dutchrod
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    Painted de body gloss black , now assembly time.

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  20. Tim
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    Dang looking slick !
     

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