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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
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    SPEC
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    Great Dash!
     
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  2. telecaster_6
    Joined: Dec 8, 2001
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    Oh
    Fuck
    Yes
    !

    thanks for the photos that’s some good stuff!
     
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  10. Deuce Lover
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    Outstanding !
     
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  11. Mart
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    Wow. There has been a lot of metal fab work going on. It all looks very sturdy.
    Mart.
     
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  12. brady1929
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    Fantastic job.
     
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  13. AWESOME!:cool:

    Are those Pro-Track rear tires?

    This picture looks like a Japanese Zen garden.:)
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  14. flamedabone
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    You damn near have that whole metal fab thing figured out.

    Fantastic work, as always.

    -Abone.
     
  15. catdad49
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    You Had Me with the 1st picture, then it got Better!
     
  16. Mat Thrasher
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    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.

    Thanks!
     
  17. 54reno
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    Awesome build!
     
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  18. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
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    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
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    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.
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  21. Mat Thrasher
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    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
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    from Essex, Ma.

    W-O-W-Z-E-R!!!!!!!
     
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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
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    goldmountain

    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
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    from wisconsin

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