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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 51box, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Wow nice work tucking that exhaust up in the frame! I see the dashboard waterfall from time to time on ebay but what's really hard to find is the V8 ashtray. I once looked at a car for sale at the side of the road that had 2 ! sitting loose in it I contacted the seller of the car and went back the next day but they were gone :(
     
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  2. 51box
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    Thanks man, appreaciate that. I'm really happy with how they came out.
     
  3. 51box
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    Thank you, I actually found a waterfall and chrome ashtray for it so it should look cool on the black dash
     
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  4. 51box
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    IMG_1083.JPG So I've been keeping up on this estate near me and I finally got word they were cleaning out the property. I didn't want all of it but it was a all or nothing deal. So if anyone local needs a cowl/chassis let me know I'll be selling them cheap cause they are crunchy IMG_1084.JPG IMG_1085.JPG IMG_1087.JPG IMG_1088.JPG IMG_1090.JPG
     
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  5. 51box
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    Still picking away at the exhaust, just getting her welded up solid then onto brake plumbing and battery. IMG_1091.JPG IMG_1094.JPG
     
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  6. sloppy jalopies
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    sent a pick to a buddy that wants a '29 closed car...
    closed car cowl with steering wheel on a chassis is an early '30...
    oval speedometer
     
  7. fiftyv8
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    Honestly, you would think somebody would stamp some of these roof pieces out.
    They are not that large and I am sure would be well received by hot rodders and restorers alike.

    Great project, keep up the good work.
     
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  8. Awesome work , watching this one for sure!
     
  9. 51box
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    Absolutely , I've seen some really solid sport and special coupes lacking the roof for reasonable money. I would gladly have bought a new roof if one was available.
     
  10. sloppy jalopies
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    I would refer to those [3] panels as "lifesavers"...
     
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  11. 51box
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    Started on the brake lines and man if any of you guys haven't tried NiCopp line, this stuff is amazing. I did most of it just forming by hand not using a bender, I think it looks cool. IMG_1150.JPG IMG_1177.JPG

    I was able to reuse these 40 tabs off that rotted frame I bought in the beginning of this project. IMG_1207.JPG Decided under worked better all around for how everything is set up.

    Have a good portion of my gauges gathered up at this point. Looking for a early 60's tach & speedo if anyone has something they are selling. Thanks
     
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  12. 51box
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    Couldn't get this to load yesterday but this is the layout I'm thinking IMG_1238.PNG
     
  13. 51box
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    Decided to just reverse this OG 32 spring to get the nose sitting better, I want it more level so once all the weight goes back on it should be close judging by what I had before. IMG_1263.JPG

    Started off by tracing the spring. IMG_1285.PNG

    Put lines every 2"s to keep track, worked pretty damn good. IMG_1265.JPG

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    much better now IMG_1284.JPG
     
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    Great workmanship! '28's and 29's are my favorite coupes, hell they are my favorite sedans and roadsters too! Thanks for taking the time to post all the pics. You do impressive work!
     
  16. sloppy jalopies
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    couple local boys told of braking 6 model A main leaves trying to reverse the eyes on 2 mains for their roadsters...
    they bent the eyes on each end... your method is much better... thanks...
     
  17. 51box
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    Thanks for the good words, appreciate that. I like the early coupe as well, that nailhead mounted high with the scoops even with the shell/cowl just looks cool to me.
     
  18. 51box
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    You mean try to roll the eye the opposite direction? Damn that must have been a bear to do.
     
  19. 51box
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    Well all the exhaust except tips, brakes plumbed, all suspension/drivetrain in. So I guess at this point I'll just pile everything on the car that's been done and then make a list of stuff to finish. 51968832107__30DD71BE-A829-4A6F-8C0C-0B614DBCB60A.JPG IMG_1362.JPG IMG_1363.JPG
     
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    Ended up getting a great deal on this tach, I'm looking for a matching 160mph speedometer if anyone has one to sell. Thanks, Joe IMG_1299.JPG
     
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  21. cmarcus
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    Absolutely bitchin build! Not sure if you ever came up with a solution for your belt line trim. My buddy's starting point was also an A Special, and he simply re-fastened it with stainless button head screws. The end result is actually pretty cool. [​IMG]

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  22. waxhead
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    great build coming out nicely.
    ...Man I wish my progress was that fast..
     
  24. 51box
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    Thanks man, I do have the original belt line trim and at this point in thinking of using a panel bonding epoxy to attach it.
     
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  25. 51box
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    Thanks waxhead, I'm liking how stuff is coming together. I'm up in the air right now on doing a white firewall and grill insert or keep it all black??
    Thanks man, I bought this car 2 years ago this month and thought I'd be much further along at this point. It would be cool to drive it this year, but I want to finish paint etc cause from past history, I don't finish stuff once it drives.
     
  26. 51box
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    when I bought this Bronco 9" it had a couple passes of crappy stick weld over the original weld on the rear cover. Upon grinding it down there was porosity everywhere (explains the gear oil that kept showing up). So I had to cut the thing completely off to clean it well enough to weld. Sucked. IMG_1420.JPG

    Backing plates are less pitted then I thought after blasting quick. IMG_1467.JPG

    Working on buttoning up the brackets to get this back together. IMG_1472.JPG
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  27. 51box
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    Added some back straps to the ladder bar brackets to finish it out .

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    Shock mounts are the front 5"s cut off a rotted 40's rear wishbone.
     
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  28. 51box
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    Got some Kaiser tail lights fitted up and made some tail pipes to complete the exhaust. IMG_1680.JPG

    Fixed this old fill job on the 36 dash IMG_1755.JPG

    Filled up & drilled out for the gauges IMG_1779.JPG


    Picked up this cool GM tach drive generator, just need to build a different bracket to make it fit the big Buick.

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    Bought this 48"x36" blaster for a great price, needs some work but should greatly speed up getting stuff cleaned & ready to paint. IMG_1897.JPG

    Going to start blowing the car apart this week and finish all the welding. Need to see some paint on this stuff soon for a motivation booster.
     
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  30. Mikel50
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    Car is killer !


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