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Projects '34 Five Window Ford Coupe Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by MR CLEAN, Dec 3, 2015.

  1. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    MR CLEAN

    Flamedabone,
    The best part of the H.A.M.B. is the great advice that one can receive on their builds and I really appreciate you bringing the idea to incorporate some sort of safety latch at the front door to my attention so they do not fly open at highway speeds. So I purchased the Suicide Door Lock kit pictured below from Heinzman Streetrods 402-886-2275 in Phillips, NE. and will install. I brushed on to protect the metal P.O.R. 15 on the inner side of the original '34 inner Passenger Door as pictured below.
    Saftey Door Latch.JPG
    Passenger Door with P.O.R with 37.JPG
     
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  2. rod1
    Joined: Jan 18, 2009
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    Yes ,the safety latch is a must- have.I like to put the safety latch in the kick panel instead of the door.Less weight in the door,and if the latch is popped open,it will bump up against upholstery.If it is in the door , that post will take a big chunk out of the paint on the cowl.Don't ask how I know...
     
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  3. ...and those that you purchased can go either in the door or kick panel......note the machined angle and just swap them to the opposite side...I've also wired the switches to a buzzer and light in my coupe


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  4. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Rodl and Revived 265,
    That is a great Idea to put the Suicide Door Lock kit in the kick panel. Would you please post pictures from your cars of installed kit and location of where you drilled hole into door if available? I like the idea of having them wired to a buzzer and light in my coupe.
     
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  5. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    MR CLEAN

    Revived 265,
    Thank you sir for posting your Suicide Door Lock kit pictures in your kick panel, I like this kick Panel option much better!!!!
    MR CLEAN
     
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  6. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    MR CLEAN

    I really wanted to keep the original '34 Firewall as it was the best piece on the car when this build was started. Welded up over 70 holes in the Original '34 Firewall and Cowl, please see before and after pictures below.
    RUST ONE.jpg
    Firewall Rusty Inner Wall.JPG Front Firewall Close up.JPG Front Firewall was with 37.JPG Front Firewall Entire Car.JPG
     
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  7. waxhead
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    Nice job on the firewall. Good save.
     
  8. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
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    from MA

    Great job bringing that back to life, sheetmetal work to me is by far the most challenging part of a build.
     
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  9. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
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    Some of you guys on here have so much talent it's really enjoyable to watch the progress on projects of such magnitude. I also have a 34 five window which is still full fendered, unchopped & unfilled. This is what I used for my door safety latches. Not my idea saw it on another car in a magazine years ago. They are latches off a WWII airplane, a Texan T6 trainer. Give credit to Blue Collar Customs on the installation.

     
  10. BrandonB
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    Another thing with those door pins, I alwsys forget I have them engaged and I try to open the door, it won't open and I think to myself wtf is wrong with this thing
    :mad: why won't the door open:mad: then I remember the door locks.:confused::rolleyes:
     
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  11. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Installed Door Header Covers purchased from R & J Enterprises in Arkansas City, KS at 620-441-0032. Replaced the Original 83 year old rotted wood with a welded steal plate to attach the Door Header Covers.
    Please see Drivers door before and Passenger Door results.
    Drivers Door Header Cover Unfinished.jpg Finished Passenger Door Header Inside View.jpg Finished Passenger Door Header Outside View.JPG
     
  12. dodored
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
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    from Concord NC

  13. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Dodored,
    Still working towards perfection on Body which is a very slow process, only update is I dropped off my 392 HEMI at my Engine Builder to get unstuck and started planning engine build.
    HEMI.jpg
     
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  14. dodored
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    Yeah, my flathead has been in "machine shop jail" for over 6 months. Its hard to get shops to work on this old crap as it takes time away from the projects that really make them money. I can't say that I blame them.
    I too have been working on finishing up the doors, as the floor and rear clip are completed. I have bought all the expensive parts except for the tires, so should be rolling soon. The good news is the '55 is rolling!
     

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  15. Atwater Mike
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    Nice metalwork...
     
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  16. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Flamedabone,
    I really appreciate you bringing the idea to incorporate some sort of safety latch at the front door to my attention so they do not fly open at highway speeds. So I purchased the Suicide Door Lock kit pictured below from Heinzman Streetrods 402-886-2275 in Phillips, NE. Please see before and after installation pictures in lower kick panels.
    Saftey Door Latch.JPG Saftey latch closed.JPG saftey latch open.JPG
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2017
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  17. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Thanks Waxhead for your feedback on this build.
    Finished up the Original '34 Firewall and Cowl, please see before and after pictures below. Will start on the installation of the Original '34 Cowl Vent next in this build.
    Firewall outer.JPG
    Firewall Finished Outer.JPG
     
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  18. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
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    If you put the door locks in the kick panel, it also gives you the ability to put a manual release on at least one of them letting you unlock it from under the hood should they accidentally lock. We just attach a rod to one and have it go thru the firewall enough to get hold of.
     
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  19. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Started the installation of the Original '34 Cowl Vent in this build. Was able to save the original '34 Cowl Vent Hinge and Screen, but had to purchase the Cowl Vent Ratchet, Spring and Handle pictured below from Heinzman Streetrods 402-886-2275 in Phillips, NE. Please see before and after pictures below. The Original '34 Windshield Regulator installation is the next part of this build.
    New Winshield Closed.JPG New Cowl Vent Closed.JPG New Cowl Vent Handle.jpg New Cowl Vent Half Open.JPG New Cowl Vent FULLY Open.JPG
     
  20. You are doing a bang up job!
     
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  21. mike bowling
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    One heck of a save! Nice work.
     
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  22. duncan
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    Once again, great build.
     
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  23. You do realize that hemi is going to take a lot of room and require you to cut up that firewall repair some right? I wanted to use a 354 in mine in the beginning but opted for the 371 Olds. If you do decide to run hood with side panel that motor is going to set way back or you are going to have to alter side panels with cutouts or blisters through the louvers. Just throwing things out there.
     
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  24. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Thanks Curbspeed for your feedback on this build,
    I agree with you that the 392 HEMI will not fit under a stock '34 Hood with side panels on stock '34 frame. When I got this '34 Ford Five Window Coupe from a old junk yard in Enid, OK with no hood and rusted off fenders and running boards with a bent rusty frame. I decided very quickly that this build would have no Fenders, Hood or Side Panels. I will be looking to build a new frame that will allow me to retain my factory firewall once the body work is completed. This build will include just the Original '34 Ford Grill followed by a Motor and Original '34 Ford Five Window Coupe Body. In my opinion the '34 Ford Grill speaks for itself, please see picture below of the ReChromed Original '34 Ford Grill that I purchased from a H.A.M.B. member.
    GRILL.jpg
     
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  25. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    MR CLEAN

    Completed Original '34 Windshield Regulator installation that I purchased from a H.A.M.B. member. Please see before and after pictures below.
    New Winshield Closed.JPG
    Windsheild Frame scissors.JPG Windsheild Frame-Sissors.JPG
     
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  26. Looks really good
     
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  27. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
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    Gotta say Mr. Clean, you do some great work.
     
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  28. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
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    Thanks Aaron D. for your feedback, it has been almost Two Years since I started this ’34 Five Window Ford Coupe Build. Please see below the before and after pictures of metal work which totaled 810 hours to accomplish. I have viewed everyone’s comments both Good and Bad regarding the pictures that I have posted on this Build Thread. Due to a new opportunity, I have come to a stopping point on this Model 40 Build at this time. The reasoning behind this decision is everyone has a Dream Car on their Wish List. I just purchased the Holy Grail of Hot Rods in MY opinion that I have wanted since I was young boy going to car shows with my Father from a good friend. I will start a new Build Thread soon on my new project on the H.A.M.B. I will continue to post pictures from my Builds for everyone to view to get motivation to keep moving forward and receive feedback.
    Rust two.jpg Finished Front Closed Door View.JPG Finished Front Side Doors Open View.JPG Finished Front Doors Open View.JPG
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2017
  29. I’m intrigued!
     
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