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34 chev build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bonzo-1, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. bonzo-1
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    Starting a thread on my 34 chev sedan build. Well it started as a sedan but going to finish as a roadster. I dont have the hood, fenders or grill shell I only have the body and frame. I dont feel too bad on cutting it up as i already have a 35 standard sedan.

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    Pic of top and no top.
     

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  3. black 62
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    keep posting please...
     
  4. There's less wood in it now! Good luck with your project.
     
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  5. bonzo-1
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    After cutting to top off I removed the roof sections and assembled them to be the new top of the body.
     

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    Pics of the flange around the trunk opening and building the new floor. The body is 2 inches lower on the frame than stock.

    Rear floor is finished and sealed next is the front floor.
     

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    Getting the floor finished up and fitting the dash panel
     

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    Filling in the hood side latch holes and some rocker panel repair
     

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    Boxing frame and front motor mounts.
     

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  10. bonzo-1
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    Fitting a '42 chevrolet truck hood.
     

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  11. thechopperguy
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    Cool build. I have a '33 Chevy coupe that I'm trying to work on when I have time.
     
  12. bonzo-1
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    Thanks, I want to have it on the road this summer.
     
  13. bonzo-1
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    Building the grill shroud. The hood butterflies like the original but with no hood sides.
     

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  14. DoubleJ52
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    This is going to be one badass car...keep up the great work!
     
  15. bonzo-1
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    Grill fitted to grill shell The grill is made out of chrome tube from a tube grill I had from a 1980 shortbox scottsdale.
     

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    Bent and plug welded a piece on the back of the grill shell to fill in next to the radiator on each side. Dollied all the edges to give them a rolled edge.

    Finally primer!
     
  17. bonzo-1
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    Forgot to click upload :)
     

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  18. J.P.West
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    different by very cool


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  19. BBYBMR
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    Very interesting. Nice work.
     
  20. bonzo-1
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    Getting some paint!

    Ghost flame layout.
     

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  21. cmarcus
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    AWESOME stuff Bonzo. Very unique! Love that you took your own vision and ran with it!

    What are the wheel/tire plans?
     
  22. bonzo-1
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    Picked up a tri power setup at Jefferson
    Had to take a pic so I can reassemble the linkage after painting.
    Painted and cleared motor.
    New flywheel, clutch and pressure plate.
    Mounted five speed nv3500 and set it in.
     

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  23. bonzo-1
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    I am going to run the ones that are on it for now, they are BF goodrich silvertowns.
    I have two different wheel patterns 5 on 5 in the rear and 6 lug fronts. I redrilled and welded up the old patterns on these steel slots to match what I need. The bad part is they are 14s. So tires are very limited. I have found a 27.5 inch tall pie crusts but the $500/pair is hard to get over.
     
  24. lucky-13
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    what brand of pie crusts are you looking at?
     
  25. bonzo-1
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    Hurst "Casler" 26.5"x7"x14" Pie Crust
    also available in " 27.25"x7"x14" Pie Crust
    Retail $460.00 pair
    This tire is available in 14" rim size only. 26.5"x7"x14" Capped on "NEW" 205/75/14 Radial Casing.27.25"x7"x14" capped on 215/75/14. Available in Blackwall or pinner 1" whitewall
    Price: $460.00 pair
     

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  26. lucky-13
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    those are good tires something alot of people look past is the idea that tires always come round not with pie crusts these guys make sure the tires are perfect or they scrap them
     
  27. Michael Pukash
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    Way cool old chevy. Good job!
     
  28. I wasn't sure about this build when you started...but I'm really starting to feel it now. Love that you can still see the lines of the original sedan if you know what you're looking for. Not sure about the grille yet, but I'll just let you do what you do. You made it this far without any help from me!
     
  29. bonzo-1
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    Carbs rebuilt and mounted, also brake lines installed.
     

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  30. bonzo-1
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    A few odds and ends to do this week to make the shakedown.
    Built my seat. Spent a few nights with the sewing machine.
    Shift boot done.
    Seat belts in.
    Aluminum door and kick panels done.


    Here is some pics from my cell. I will have to take some nice ones outside with a real camera.
     

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