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Projects 30 Ford Coupe!! Quite the Mess

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

  1. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    olderchild anytime you are around these parts shoot me a message always welcome to stop by the shop

    well it was a sacrafice to the hot rod gods ! :rolleyes::eek:

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    but now i have an x member, rear end, pedals and i may use the shocks !
     
  2. The Gods are smiling down on you. You are putting those parts to good use.
     
  3. Flop
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    more parts coming in for the coupe . got some good deals at an auction saturday

    now im stuck . i dont know if i should use the 47 lincoln bones or the 35 bones i just picked up . also got a 35 axle & 35 column

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    the tiny details !!

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    thanks firepilot!!
     
  4. chopt top kid
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    Decisions, decisions.....
     
  5. rustednutz
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    from tulsa, ok

    Great job. Impressive metal work. How much chop are you planning?
     
  6. Olderchild
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    A sign of the times you could put your name on a key, today if you lose your keys with your name on them you'll lose your car too! nice score
     
  7. Flop
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    decisions decisions is right !! :D:D

    thanks rusted ! 4 inches is what im thinking

    very excited about the column lock olderchild!!!


    more parts piling up at the shop for the hot rod !!


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  8. Flop
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    actually had some time to mess with the coupe . changed the latches out from the orig set of doors so now the doors shut !!


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    they fit very nice now and close like new !

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    also picked this frame up today for the crossmembers to put into the 32 frame!

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    parts are piling up for the frame . stay tuned !!
     
  9. Thanks for inspiring me!
    Todd
     
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2013
  10. Flop
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    glad ya like tug !!

    got my hands on one of the nicest decklids i have seen in a long time !!

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    now to make it fit ! :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  11. pitman
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    Certain folks say, "Just put a 2X4 on the rear quarter, "close" the lid down till it fits!"

    You might want to break some (spot?) welds in order to shape it to match. Looking good!
     
  12. This is gonna come out nice!
     
  13. shane85
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    Man what a rad build!
     
  14. Flop
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    thanks pitman!!

    this thing fits pretty well for a car that was a rotted heap

    thanks manny and shane


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    still some tweaking to do to the right lower corner and the top left corner of the body where the old decklid was mangled in a previous effort to remove it before i got it !
     
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  15. Mooseandsqurl53
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    Absolutely fantastic work. Congrats on your soon to be finished car and your talent.
     
  16. monster
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    Very nice work Flop. Do you ever use a shrinking disc?
     
  17. chrisman
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    Bringing back this earlier post as I just found this great thread. Thanks for showing us, Flop!
    Got a question: As the lower bell in the pic has a panhard bar attached to it, I suppose it's from a '42-'48? I am asking because that's what I have lying around but have heard that they may a bit too wide for a Model A.
     
  18. Great thread don't know how I missed this
     
  19. Kiwifruit
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    Hi Chrisman, the 42-48 rear ends are approx 1.5" wider than the earlier ones, only really a problem if you are running fenders.
     
  20. Flop
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    got me a 35 cadillac dash at hershey !!

    some how it fits very well ! not much trimming to be done

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  21. zjerry
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    35 cadillac dash Looks Good..
     
  22. 60 Belair
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    Hey Flop, Oh man that Caddy dash is the cats A@@. Love this build nice work.

    Andy
     
  23. brg404
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    Nice dash, great to see a Flop post!
     
  24. 28-31
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    looks great! -- keep the original gauges too
     
  25. Glad that you're healed up and back at it. Missed the magic.
     
  26. jimz31
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    Welcome back, Flop!
    Dash looks great!
     
  27. Nice work Flop, you're a hell of a metal man!
    -Pat
     
  28. captainjunk#2
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    ive never seen a 35 caddy dash before , a real nice looking piece , and you fit it in very well , this should be a sharp ride when on the road
     
  29. Flop
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    took some brackets off the back and am very surprised how close this is to fitting . even the 35 ford steering column practically bolts up !

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    thanks everyone !! trying to get back into the swing of things but still have to sit a few days out here and there . today is one of them .

    orig gauges are staying . they will be rebuilt .
     
  30. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    from New Jersey

    Amazing work! You make it look so damn easy. Glad to see a body like that come back to life.
     

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