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Projects 30 Ford Coupe!! Quite the Mess

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. 392modela
    Joined: Dec 11, 2013
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    Love it looks great
     
  2. Awesome build flop your fabrications skill are great
    keep up the great progress

    Charlie
     
  3. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    doesnt look to bad Mike ;);)

    rehpo - shrinking hammers are useless and just mar the metal up . i shrink with a torch

    thanks Raven

    thanks 392

    thank you charlie!

    i didnt like the way the quarter window ended so i made a new piece

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    then i got mad about the pie cuts in the sail panel .. made a new one .

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    all tiged in

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    waiting on some 32 drip rails now

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  4. Fantastic work as always.
     
  5. PINEAPPLE
    Joined: Aug 26, 2012
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    Great job! That chop is bitchin' , soo mean lookin!
     
  6. Vin-tin
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    Great job Flop.
    Coupe's looking real good.

    It sort of sounds like everyone is curious about your metal-working skills and the steps you take to get the amazing results you're getting.

    If you have time, maybe you could throw-up some pictures showing each step you take (and tools used) to go from butt joint to metal finished perfection. I'm sure a lot of people on here would benefit from it.

    What settings do you use on your syncrowave 250?
    What size and kind of tungsten?
    What filler wire if any?
    Copper backer?

    If I ever get half as good as you, i'll be happy.
    Keep the pictures (and knowledge) coming.
     
  7. Deuced Up!
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    Yes please share...some of your mad skills! Awesome build...
     
  8. 562roadster
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    Such a nice job! Very inspirational thread.
     
  9. King ford
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    Flop you are easily in the top 2 or 3 tin wizards on the hamb, among a crowded field of great craftsmen, as mentioned many of us learning from you would love more "during" shots to learn how to get to the"after"...we are in your debt, thanks!
     
  10. 392modela
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  11. rawcjw19
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    Flop when you weld the gas tanks in solid, what do you do with the filler panel between it and the windshield? Weld it in somehow, or bolt it in?
     
  12. malibulvr
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    You do some crazy work, that chop is sick! So damn low and your metal work is amazing. Can't wait to see more. NICE!
     
  13. Great job will keep my eyes on your project.

    Frenchy
     
  14. jfg455
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    Damn! You metal work skills make me moist...
     
  15. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    thanks rehpo

    thanks MR D !! thanks pineapple

    vin tin

    30-45 amps on the tig
    3/32 tungeston
    generic mild steel rod
    no copper backer . thats an old wives tale that does nothing in my opinion . if you have a gap big enough to use that redo the panel !!

    thanks deuce and 526


    king

    theres not much to show during . a proud tig weld then grind hammer file hammer

    raw i will weld it in . but it will be messed with a bit to try and get a little more out of the windshield .

    thanks malibu frenchy jfg


    well we are suposed to get crushed with snow so i had to stock up on supplies !

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    well the drip rail was beat up . major pits etc so i decided to make a whole new piece

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    shes not a straight panel . has a slight curve to it

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    ready for some welds

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  16. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Flop.Outstanding craftsmanship.As usual.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  17. Flop
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    thanks leo


    real subtle change is i dropped the back of the drip rail down in the back around 3/8th giving more visual height to my roof .

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  18. woodbutcher
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    :D Not only looks good,it compliments the roof well.Also will help to get rid of Mother Natures "drool"easier:D.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  19. Flop
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    thanks wood butcher 1

    the shop is pretty crazy right now so ive only had about 1 hour in the last 2 weeks to work on it :eek::eek::eek:

    got some more welding done !

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  20. Always liked A hot rods. Can't wait to see it finished.

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  21. Itchy
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    Not to be redundant, but your metal work is amazing. I cant wait to see the chassis go together.
    Cheers, Keith.
     
  22. Squablow
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    Very nice metalwork on what was a pretty rough car to start with.
     
  23. Flop
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    thanks folks . been a while but got some work roughed in on the back yesterday . also the strips will be shaved where the body bolts together .

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    still needs finish work it was just welded and ground down

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  24. Tom, always great to see updates!!
     
  25. Flop
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    thanks buddy !


    heres some more .

    shaved the strip that bolt the body together

    i did it in 2pieces because i didnt want the whole body flopping apart

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    i completly hand filed out the roof . its not done because i was to lazy after 8 hours on the car to remove a piece of wood !

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  26. Bib Overalls
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    So, the 32 is a customer car and this one is for you? Very nice work in any case. Keep the pictures coming. We like pictures!
     
  27. K.L
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    I am in such envy of your talent, Flop. Take me as your apprentice!
     
  28. bobo1
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    from France

    very nice work on this coupe :)
     
  29. ChopTopJimmy
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    Flop, You are an inspiration to many, myself included. Thanks for sharing your skills and advice. The car looks great. CTJ
     
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