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Projects 33 Ford 5 window coupe build - 50's style

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ss34coupe, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. Vics stuff
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    If that is your exhaust pictured next to the battery box , you are going to cook your battery unless you provide excellent insulation. Could cause a explosion / fire.
    Vic
     
  2. ss34coupe
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    Working on the rear firewall -taking a lot longer than it should. Have had to take everything apart, the gas tank out, truck lid off etc. So the start up is on pause for now.
     
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  3. ss34coupe
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    Thanks for your concern. The picture makes it look like the battery is closer to the exhaust than it is, but the point you make is a good one. Have put in an aluminum heat shield on the side of the battery box, and will be wrapping the exhaust pipe. Hopefully this will solve the issue, but it is definitely something I will keep an eye on as the coupe is put on the road.
     
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  4. ss34coupe
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    Built some panels to close off the trunk area - used 18 gauge metal. The side panels are on the inside of the trunk braces to provide clearance for the gas tank. IMG_2656.jpg
     
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  5. Love the “vintage” interior! What a great score!
     
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  6. ss34coupe
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    Getting ready to put the gas tank back in. Here is the base for the tank. IMG_2660.jpg
     
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  7. 48fordnut
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    Great read, hope you are driving soon.
    In 56 had a 3 w with a 32 grill.

    jim
     
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  8. ss34coupe
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    Thanks, Jim. Using a 32 grill on this build because that is what guys like you used back in the day. Just finished the gas tank install, tight quarters with the trunk panels but it came together. Two bolts on each side go through the floor. IMG_2661.jpg
     
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  9. duncan
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    Looks really good Steve.
     
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  10. ss34coupe
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    Thanks, Ron. Working on the interior panels next, want to get the bench seat in and the doors back on. Thanks for the help with the window install on the driver's door.
     
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  11. ss34coupe
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    Making the upholstery panels for the side and rear, and test fitting the bench seat. IMG_2664.jpg IMG_2665.jpg
     
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