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Projects '33 5W Jalopy Rebuild

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Shaun1162, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
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    Those pistons look great. How did you clean them?
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  2. Shaun1162
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    Yeah, just never really seen another set of Offy's with outlets like these (or any other brand). Kind unique, but not sure the generator offset will clear. Could just run an idler pulley instead though.

    Thanks man. Really happy with how the grill turned out.

    Thanks! Ill try and remember to hit him up, always love to learn more about this stuff.

    Hey no rush! Just neat to think that distributor was in a sedan, racing side by side with this coupe some 50 years again...

    Thanks for the kind words. I got hung up too long on try to preserve everything, when in reality I should have just focused on my own rendition of it. 20/20 hindsight I guess.

    Old jalopies are a good starting point, depending on the project. Thankfully this body was in incredible shape (aside from the bottom) so that definitely helped.

    Glad to hear this isn't a dead-end. Thankfully I've got the help of some old time flatty experts helping me put this little 284 together and make er spin.

    Actually started with a run through an old dishwasher haha. After that just cleaned with solvent and lightly wire brushed.
     
  3. Mikel50
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    You’re doing such a great job on the rebuild ! Awesome thread Man ! Car looks killer !


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  4. Shaun1162
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    Thanks man!


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  5. Shaun1162
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    So many welds....

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  6. ABONES
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    Looks great Shaun !
     
  7. killing it!
     
  8. Anderson
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  9. Shaun1162
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    Another piece to the puzzle...

    @603norm was kind enough to donate a passenger rear door from a Fordor to help fix the drivers side.

    I was a little reluctant to use it because it was a pretty decent door (hope nobody reading this was looking for one!) and I wasn’t sure if I was clever enough to make it fit.... But I think it’s turning out decent:

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  10. 48fordnut
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    Awesome work.
     
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  11. Looks great! Pretty soon you won't be able to call it a jalopy anymore!
     
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  12. Shaun1162
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  13. catdad49
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    Dang, now you've gone and made a Hot(r) Rod out of it!! If I was a little younger ( and lot more talented), I'd be out there looking for an old jalopy to rescue. Do I see TROG in the future!? Next you be putting another seat in it, but no matter what I Still Love It.
     
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  14. Shaun1162
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    Final patch panels arrived, along with 12” of snow...

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    Overall no big surprises with the body... but I now remember a few other aspects that need to be fixed. Not sure if I should have the gas tank cap exposed, or lower the tank and have to open to trunk to fill it?

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    They certainly didn’t forget the red wrench with the rear end of the car either. Of course I cut the top weld where the trunk met the tail piece, and now the “deck lid” is too short.... Looks like they added an angled filler piece at the bottom.

    Should I pound out the dent and weld on another filler, or just make a new deck lid? Planning to make it easily removeable this time.

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  15. Shaun1162
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    Thanks for the kind words. The aesthetics have certainly changed a little bit, but deep down it’s still an old beater race car. Gotta leave a lot of the dents and bruises, can’t make it too nice after all. Not a lot of talent here, more of a pretend bodyman!

    If the stars align, TROG ‘18 is the goal. I’d like to finish the body and paint it as soon as I can so that I can submit. Hopefully the Oilers like this refined version a little more!


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  16. King ford
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    Love your build Shaun, I am a LONGTIME dirt track guy and remember well the end of the coupe and coach era most were 37-40 era however...I myself never cut one up but I did cut up a couple of camaro's ! Maybe someday I will kick myself for that as the original " builder" of yours may regret the torch work today!
     
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  17. I think you answered your own question add a 2" piece and you're done...what about repairing the sail panel and moving the filler neck slightly back so it's a just a hole in the lid? that way the basic shell is mostly original, you retain race car flavor, and don't have to open it every time you re-fuel
     
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  18. onekoolkat1950
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    Looking good!


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  19. 40ragtopdown
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    Car is looking good to bad the think it can run on dirt but not on sand maybe Elmarage that's dirt right?
     
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  20. Shaun1162
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  21. TBone69
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    Fantastic transformation hope to see it at TROG 2018


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  22. Shaun1162
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    Ha. Nah. Unfortunately I think I need to change the title to this thread.


    My coupe and I are just not TROG material, I guess.
     
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  23. jgrohio
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    from NE Ohio

  24. Shaun1162
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  25. Stogy
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    These Jalopy Racers really went through many changes throughout the years and a lot of them started out as pretty cherry rides. I just recently went through a large array of racers and was shocked at how nice some were so while you have reversed the osmosis a bit it still represents a viable part of what it may have been..Another interesting bit of info I gleaned was from a Hamber I met recently talking of how crazy this racing was and bashing an opponent off the track was just part of winning the race...I always thought contact was just accident due to close quarter racing but apparently not.

    So Shaun you've really got this Ole Jalopy Hotrod to a place where you can stop or do a few
    more period details...I hope these inspire and I'd say you captured the flavor...so whats the plans TROG 2019?

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  26. sdroadster
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    I saw a jalopy in the NHRA Museum that had a 40 Ford front straight axle used as a rear bumper/push bar. Simple brackets welded on, and bolted to the frame. I thought it was pretty cool. Those young men used what ever they had...
     
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  27. stinson
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    Wow so cool to see the sheet metal go back to make it a real coupe again. Love what you've done keeping that cars history alive but cleaning it up. Awesome
     
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  28. Shaun1162
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    Finally figured out what I’m going to do with this thing.

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    Thanks @themoose

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  29. Stogy
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    As long as it has "Have Fun with it" at the end of what ever you have in mind I'm happy for you because that is the end goal really is to have a good time...it looks like you can Jalopyize on the street now with a breeze...That will be fun for sure.
     
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  30. Pete
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    Let’s chop it! Your not starting with a perfect car so it’s a perfect candidate to go under the knife.
     

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