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Hot Rods 32 Ford 3 windows ex hypotetical deuce

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adventurer, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. adventurer
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    It took a while to organzie transportation, but finally the poor 3 windows has arrived here in Italy and have started the long process of restoration.
    I have placed the warped body on a good frame, bolted the cowl and an original firewall that I had saved for a special project and have started to work from here. Found the centerline of the car, and welded a long bar to the cowl and rear crossmember. At least have some fixed point. Then took two other bars and welded them in same position to left and right of centerline, to make sure the car is square. Removed some sheetmetal in the back to help get the car back to shape, since it was warped. Then before any other work was done, took an hammer and tried to get the roof back to shape. Some progress here. Same thing was done to pass side quarter, now it's welded back to the rocker panel.
    Then started to work on the subrails, pass side was missing a good 10 inches, driver side 25 inches. Luckily Dan has provided me with a good rear floor, so can take measures and shape from this part.
    Here some pics of the car as arrived to my place

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  2. AstroZombie
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    Pic links aren't working.

    Sounds like a great build, hopefully you can get the links figured out. Congrats!!
     
  3. adventurer
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  5. OK I've heard of dueces being called a brick but never a box. :D

    Saw the rest of the pics looks like work, not as bad a ditch digging so it should be fun wot=rk but it looks like work none the less.

     
  6. Man, I hope you had that thing insured! :D You are much more ambitious than I am. Go for it!
     
  7. mgh13
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    Can't wait to see the progress pics! Looks like you got your hands full. Have fun with it!
     
  8. RichtersRodz
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    A grown man's box of legos.. Looking forward to more pictures..
     
  9. adventurer
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    Some bracing to put the car together

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  11. adventurer
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    some more bracing

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  12. general gow
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  13. Very cool keep the updates coming
     
  14. Deuce Roadster
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    I was hoping that Dan could build this 3W ... but had my doubts. :confused: :confused:
    I do believe you to have the skill sets and determination to get the JOB done.
    IF .. I can be of any assistance for measurements or the like ... feel free to ask. :D

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  15. bobbooth
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    Great challenge you got there, good for you, I am gonna subscribe to this thread.
     
  16. 35mastr
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    Thats some serious ambition. I hope you pull it off.
     
  17. Acey_Deucey
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    Glad to see it made it over there. Also glad its going together.
    Dan
     
  18. adventurer
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    Hi Dan, glad to hear from you...
    Will take some time, but car will go back together....
     
  19. Nice to hear another deuce found it's way to Europe.
    It's an ambitious project but it looks you got the skills

    Keep us updated, Hennie
     
  20. Mr48chev
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    Nice to see one that rough getting saved rather then being cut up for the "good parts".
    I'll be following this one.
     
  21. Harms Way
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    Looking forward to watching this Deuce be brought back to life,.... Keep us updated.
     
  22. 3wLarry
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    I built one like that once...won't ever do it again...:)

    good luck
     
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  23. drflex
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    i'll never talk bad about my car again...
     
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  24. k32t
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    Steel is real but that is definately unreal !
     
  25. Model A Gomez
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    Amazing what people will save, I'm to old to start a project that rough, rather spend the money to start with a decent body in this day of steel repops.
     
  26. thunderbirdesq
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    Looks like fun, I'd LOVE to have that in my garage!
     
  27. iammarvin
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    Wow. After seeing what you are using, I would find a new favorite body style. You are a hero!
     
  28. daddio211
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    It's humbling enough to think of someone in the states taking on a project of this caliber, but I saw you're in ITALY it blows me away! This is way more than I'd every be able to tackle, but it sure looks like you know what you're doing and I'm sure it'll come out great.

    I have no metal working talent at all. I would have looked at that and said "It'll take $35,000 of body work and fabrication to make it right, just buy a Brookeville." :eek::eek::eek:
     
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  29. The37Kid
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    Good for you! Please keep us updated with the progress. Is this the body that belonged to the fellow in Scuba or deep sea diving school out in Washington? There has been some great bodywork that came out of Italy, look forward to seeing this progress. Bob
     
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  30. RichG
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    Cool, I'm glad to finally see this car getting the attention she deserves, I'm subscribed to follow along!
     

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