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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by orangecoupe, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    from florida

    this my 27 ford it is sitting on 31/48 rails, with 39 wide five brakes on a 35 axle in front 40 in the rear. just got all the mock up done starting on finish work now just finished filling and boxing the frame. just wanted to see what everyone thought.

    just added some new pics at bottom
     

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  2. propwash
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    lookin' good so far - I would recommend that you get that radiator cover lowered so that it is not higher than the top of the cowl...section it, chop it, whatever - when they stick up so high, the ruin the appearance of the car.

    I don't know what 31/48 rails are, as they are not inclusive through those years. Nonetheless, your project appears to be coming along just fine.

    dj
     
  3. fab32
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    Shaping up nicely. I was also thrown off by the '31/'48 rails. could you explain?

    Frank
     
  4. truckncoupe
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    Yep, looking good!!!:D
     

  5. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    from florida

    to elaborate on the rails the front and rear frame sections are 31 A, and the mid section is a 48 truck which is taller and it has a natural kick up that flows into the A rails in front.
     
  6. Mindover
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    from England

    I like it and the fact thet you have used what you have to make a body and chassis from not much. Whats the motor? I agree with the other guys about the rad shell.

    I am just starting my '27 on '32 rails... I will be making most if not all of the body for that though.

    Keep posting your progress I would like to see what it turns out like.

    David
     
  7. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    orangecoupe
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    from florida

    here are some pics of frame
     

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  8. J scow
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    x3 on the grill shell. Other than that it looks great! The frame looks stout I like it!
     
  9. MATACONCEPTS
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    i'd chop the grille & the frame & raise the axle(lower the car)
     
  10. That's a great ride! Can't wait to see it road ready!
    I just read a thread on here about brush painted cars. Very cool and they look the part! You thought about brush painting that thing?
    Always wanted to brush one - probably on the next car we build....
     
  11. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    from florida

    well here are some new pics of frame and suspension.
     

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  12. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    here are some new pieces i have been working on first i took a 390 t bird valve cover and grafted it in my 200 valve cover, also my dash that i re-arched the lower portion and integrated this cool speedo i found, also my 39 wheel and front spindles and bacing plates
     

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  13. freebird101
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    that looks great
     
  14. crider
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    I like it! looking good so far
     
  15. 42 chevy
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    I like it, but agree about lowering the grille shell.
     
  16. orangecoupe
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    working on finding shorter rad with correct hose placement not having much luck. painted rear axle pieces today
     
  17. lugnutz9032
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    Looking good. Keep the updates comin'.
     
  18. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    well got the rear painted and built and installed. working on the body now hope to have in primer in 2 weeks. also working on rebuilding motor and trans.
     

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  19. Nice work ,I like it......
     
  20. Looking good!

    Speedo is from a Mini.
     
  21. Atwater Mike
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    You know, that '37-'41 axle is the worst choice ordinarily, because of its close spacing between wishbone bolt & king pin...but I said 'ordinarily'.
    You have set this up with spring behind, long 'bones, and clean-clean-clean!

    I love to see parts like this massaged into interesting versions of the home-built art of 'Roadstering'. This is a treat.
     
  22. orangecoupe
    Joined: Mar 25, 2008
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    orangecoupe
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    from florida

    got the brakes done shes a roller tranny done, workin on motor need an oil pan if anybody out there has one..
     

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  23. I like what I see - maybe lower the grill shell some - looks good
     
  24. Very nice! Keep us updated!

    As has been stated lower that rad shell!
     
  25. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    You don't need to lower the '30 Model A grille shell...you need to sell it and get a '28-'29 Model A grille shell...they're shorter, fit perfectly, and will look great...trust me.
     
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  26. I like it, plus I have a soft spot for wide fives. Keep us updated!
     
  27. Johnny-B-Bad
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  28. captainjunk#2
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    i like it , you did a really nice job on the chassis / frame , very cool little car
     
  29. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
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    I'm looking forward to see how this one turns out!

    The frame looks SWEET!
     
  30. Ed Zackley
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Ed Zackley
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    from Hokeyhomey

    That's gonna be nice!
     

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