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Projects 32 Tudor Build Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mat Thrasher, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 526


    Great Dash!
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  2. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
    Posts: 592

    from Dorr, Mi

    Holy engine setback! What steering setup are you planning on running?
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  3. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    Yeah, I’m running hood sides and didn’t want to cut them for the valve covers. I think it ended up about 5” back.

    Good thing it’s a sedan, plenty of room to push the seat back!!

    I’ll do a Vega box and cross steer. I’m sure it’ll get interesting getting around the headers.

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  4. Just checking in on the progress. Super awesome and love that you went with a crazy dash. I did the same in my coupe as well. I love these types of builds as it reminds me of where I started on my coupe in about the same shape. Keep the updates coming.
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  5. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    Thanks, I hope my Tudor ends up half as nice as your coupe.

    Will do on the updates.

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  6. I have not doubts at all. Your metal work is way nice so you will be fine. Again love the dash.
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  7. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 766


    Great work on this sedan! I love to see these rescue threads. It’s shaping up to be a really cool hotrod!
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  8. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    I haven’t posted on this one in awhile but I’ve been hard at it.

    Here’s a bunch of images…….with no explanation!

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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,647

    from KCMO


    thanks for the photos that’s some good stuff!
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  10. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 866

    Deuce Lover

    Outstanding !
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  11. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,623


    Wow. There has been a lot of metal fab work going on. It all looks very sturdy.
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  12. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,831


    Fantastic job.
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  13. AWESOME!:cool:

    Are those Pro-Track rear tires?

    This picture looks like a Japanese Zen garden.:)
  14. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,051


    You damn near have that whole metal fab thing figured out.

    Fantastic work, as always.

  15. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,630


    You Had Me with the 1st picture, then it got Better!
  16. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    Yes sir, they're Pro-Tracs. I wanted something tall but not too wide. I really love the way they look!

    Haha, that's my buddy's garage. My shop is too small to have the body and frame apart. I had to take the body across town to his place for about a month, while I finished up the chassis.

    This car really forced me to learn a lot of shit!! I know I should have passed but now that I'm to this point I'm glad I didn't.

  17. 54reno
    Joined: Dec 4, 2009
    Posts: 120


    Awesome build!
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  18. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    Ok guys, I'll give some explanation.....

    The firewall is set back 5". I love the way a factory deuce firewall looks so I cut it out and shoved it back. I also wanted the cowl vent to work. If you look at the image you can see I built a duct to clear the vent.

    The inner structure was completely built by me, including above the doors and around the quarter windows. I'm not running any interior and I wanted a raw somewhat factory look to the bracing.

    The wheel wells are moved up 1-1/2". I wanted to get the car a little lower but didn't want any crazy mods. I think it's super subtle, probably most people won't even notice it.

    The rockers were pretty straight forward. I just fit standard patch panels in. I did have to modify them to fit the subrails I made.

    I'm trying a triangulated 4 link on this one. I figured it would be better for a car that is going to see a ton of street miles.

    The rear frame rails are kicked up 3" for rearend clearance.

    The body is 95% rust free and I'm working on the floors now.

    Seats, pedals, and steering is up next.

    Thanks for looking and for the positive comments!
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  19. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,083


    I have just read the entire thread (slow day at work). You sir are a true craftsman.
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  20. I just saw this tonight and I just read the whole thread. Amazing and what a save, one the best I've seen on the HAMB and probably the one with the most issues! The talent and perseverance you have shown is pretty impressive and I really respect what it takes to bring one back from the dead. Especially the man hours that you have to put into a project like this. I have had a few rough Tudor's over the years and I always let them go because I just didn't have the guts to do what they needed. They also had the rust, a bad chop and brazing. The first one even had a wood firewall like yours! I'm a bit embarrassed to show them, because they look easy compared to yours, but the pictures never really show how bad they can be until you are into them.
  21. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,170

    Mat Thrasher

    That's quite the compliment, thanks!

    You're absolutely right, you can't really tell from pictures how bad a body is. I learned that lesson on this one!!
  22. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,530

    from Essex, Ma.

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  23. Just checking in on the progress. Looks awesome.
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  24. I should have bought the one on red stand when we last talked.
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  25. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 3,586


    Just when I think that I found all the great builds here, I find another one. You are doing great.
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  26. I know you could have made it a good one Ron, your 5W proves that in spades!
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  27. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,269

    from wisconsin

    Very Nice!! You turned this into a work of art!!
    Congratulations on the progress.
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