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Hot Rods '34 ford sedan build- aka '33, 5w coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2345.coupe, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. flynbrian48
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    Great build! I was confused at first (started with now and went back to the beginning), thinking you'd done a lot of work on the sedan chop and then used it as a base to build the (now) 5 window, then I got to the sedan being sold and buying the coupe body. Ha! I see you used the same sawhorse/body cradle I used for my roadster. ;-) I upgraded to a pair of Stanley "WorkMates" for the chassis table. Worked great with some 2x6 rect. tube clamped in for a frame jig. ;-)
     
  2. 2345.coupe
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    thanks fly.......
     
  3. 2345.coupe
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    well, I hate doors.......I knew when the doors weren't on the body, it would probably be challenging. I'm also using hinges I bought from ebay that came off of a 33-34 5w coupe, not the odd assortment that came with the car. You know the drill, the holes don't line up, different hole pattern plus other anomalies. I will say I'm grateful , I have a '33 5w coupe with doors and original hinges, PLUS, I have talented friends who are patient and who are excellent with doors.
    I'm going to work at it a little while longer before I call in the reinforcements.
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  4. 2345.coupe
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    well, for those of you that have put on doors you'll understand ....this is a weeks work plus my buddy came by to help me . He is real patient and real good with doors. Still need to get the middle hinges in place plus do some shimming. There not perfect but I'm happy with them. I can do some lead work to make the moldings match up.
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  5. 2345.coupe
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    well, it took quite some time to get the middle hinges to fit correctly and installed. I finally finished them up today.
    I still have more work to do on the driver's door to make it fit better in the opening.
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  6. 2345.coupe
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    chop lines are drawn........5, 1/2''
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  7. Pete
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    Cut cut cut
     
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  8. chop job
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    from Wisconsin

  9. 2345.coupe
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    finally off the doors and on to the firewall....4" recessed measuring from the edge of the motor side of the cowl. Not quite sure how I'm going to do this.....yet

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    straightened out the firewall and she's tacked into place. Before I continue, gonna put the body on the frame to make sure it fits correctly.
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  11. Hey buddy. Like the idea on the firewall. Theres a new guy, young gun, on the hamb that just bought a 33 coupe. I told him to look you up. He has lots to do on one of his doors. His name is Spencer Caldwell. We need to encourage these youguns
     
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    I'm watching his thread.......nice coupe.......
     
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  13. Subscribed , I like your work !
     
  14. Glad your watching. I stopped by his house yesterday, we are in Fla. For a couple of weeks. Took him a part he will need later. Good guy.
     
  15. 2345.coupe
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    thanks man
     
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  16. 2345.coupe
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    little more progress...
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  17. manyolcars
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    You may regret 5 inches. These cars are very small inside. 4" is extreme but better than 5 1/2. Be sure to save what you cut out so that the next owner can repair it
     
  18. 2345.coupe
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    I always save everything ''many". I'm 5'8'', I'll have plenty of room. I'm leaving the car to my daughter, she's 5'7'' 125 lbs...........I appreciate the concern.
     
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  19. 2345.coupe
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    well, it was a partial successful attempt , but no cigar. The body would go all the way down on the frame rails. A previous owner welded a plate on the underside of the rocker panels, the plate is too wide. I just have to trim of some material and she should fit great.....
    I also started cutting out the z'ed rear floor section.
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    well, I got the z'd rear floor removed.....
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  21. 2345.coupe
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    got the body correctly on the frame.....
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  22. flynbrian48
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  23. 2345.coupe
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    yeah, you got it flynbrian
     
  24. Gonna be a real beast! Love that hemi in there!
     
  25. 2345.coupe
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    thanks beEad....she should move right along.....
     

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