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Hot Rods 32 Roadster Body - a new approach. AKA Beetledeuce

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by english gent, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. thirtytwo
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    That 1/4 window looks pretty good ... But you would have to make the revels like a ford to make it look right...

    So far I think you have done an excellent job with the belt lines giving the car the right feel... Is it getting fairly heavy with the lead work yet?

    Are you keeping track of your hours ? I would be interested how long it has taken from start to finish.
     
  2. I was waiting to see the rear 1/4s as that's usually where these things go astray, But you nailed it just like the rest of this remarkable build. Too cool!! JW :D
     
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  3. That extra ford like reveal line wouldn't be that hard, In the link in my signature
     
  4. So keep at it, second one is always easier :)
     
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  5. english gent
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    You are right, the window reveals would have to be right.
    All the leadwork is hollowed out on the underside, to use less material and to keep weight down. To be honest, I don't think this will add significantly to the overall weight.
    I have no idea how many hours this has taken, all I do know is that it would be an awful lot quicker the second time around !
     
  6. jcillch
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    Where are all of the begining photos? This car is amazing!
     
  7. english gent
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    I think I might have to put everything on a photobucket page.
     
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  8. english gent
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  9. english gent
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    Next I tacked the 1/4 panel I had made to the section including the B post.

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  10. english gent
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    All the time making sure that the two sides were equal.

    20121018_110712a.jpg 20121018_110727a.jpg
     
  11. english gent
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    I then closed the tops of the 1/4 panel, backwards from the door.

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  12. english gent
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    This now matches the profile of the door tops.

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  13. perrytudor32
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    im in.just read the whole lot.from one brit to another,outstanding,what vision.may I ask what your profession/trade is.where are you based in the uk.would love to see this.
     
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  14. Atwater Mike
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    This project shows MUCH more imagination than mine did in the '60s.
    I used a '32 roadster body for panels to finish a '49 split window VW!
    Now bash. LOL
     
  15. jcillch
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    Thank you for posting the photo link!
     
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  16. JimSibley
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    This is the best post I have seen I have seen inYears!


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
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  17. nailhead terry
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  18. Cymro
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    what can I say , a splendid use of resources, as we well know real Ford 32 roadsters are either made of gold or a substance some Americans call "unobtanium" possibly due to the cost/rarity in their part of the world. Your car is creating a similar stir to the English built "batmobile" styled Citroen based sled a few years ago, I can't remember the car's name or the builder so I can't give any credit to it's builder. K eep up the good work.
     
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  19. slowmotion
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    Wow, I just stumbled into this thread to take a look. Once again the talent on this site never ceases to amaze. Bloody good work old chap!
     
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  20. Buz
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    Never would have thought it could be done. Can't wait to see the rest of the build.
     
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  21. woodbutcher
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    :D:eek: Absolutely outstanding Sir.Keep the updates coming.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  22. manyolcars
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    Someone on the HAMB in years past made the top removable
     
  23. HOLY SHIT ! That says a lot coming from you, Jehovah Jim. Damn, man......the miracle worker himself seeing miracles. This place is so fukn' rad'........hallelujah ! Excitement at its best.
     
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  24. Nice Job. I think you are heading down the right track where it has elements of an old Ford but will be its own unique car.
     
  25. You need to squash the iconic VW Round badge into a Blue Oval....
     
  26. Making something out of nothing is true hotrodding IMO.......great work!
     
  27. hot rod trimmer
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    wow !!!!!!!! that's all I have to say
     
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  28. Dusty56
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    Very talented, I like this.

    With luck I'll see this in the metal.
     
  29. Tyresmoke
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
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    Your very skilled that stands out a country mile.
    The build is top notch.
    It obvious that you have a lot of experience working metal.
    Would you give us an over view on how you built up the knowledge you are using on the build.
    Also are you working on the build full or part time?
    I am curious. Are the mouldings a lead tin mix.
    Or pewter which is 90% tin +- 5% and copper
    if the mix is 60/40. Lead tin that is affectivity soft solder
    Am I correct in that assumption?
    Great build look forward to the next installment .
    Also a great advert for British ingenuity.
     

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