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Projects 36 ford coupe build started

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by nitrohonkey, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. So here is my 36 5 window's humble beginning.
     

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  2. ...more pictures
     

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  3. Rear section is super nice, but rest of car is rotten.
    ps those are sedan fenders I am fitting to the back of my coupe. I will show more as I progress.
     

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  4. 1962 390 Cadillac and adapter for Chevy bell housing.
     

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  5. Jalopy Joker
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    Wow, another 1 hour build just like seen on TV - Ha! Thanks for post and look forward to more
     
  6. I love it!
     
  7. FalconMan
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    Quite the undertaking .... I'll keep watching :)
     
  8. Rpmrex
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    This could be good. I hope the best for you.
    I will keep watching also.




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  9. frankenstein1948
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    Glad to see you get back after it.
    Subscribed.
     
  10. Subscribed.:cool:
    That looks like a serious amount of work ahead of you, Jim.
    Good luck with it - I'll be watching...

    Bear:)
     
  11. Update...
     

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  12. more progress...
     

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  13. cowl, floor, and inner structure back from media blaster.
     

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  14. striper
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    Watching this one. I'm planning on a 61 390 in my '36. Looks like a tight fit.

    Pete
     
  15. Blackroad
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    Looking good, keep the updates coming.
     
  16. Retroline
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    Quite a start. I like what I see so far.
     
  17. Rpmrex
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    Rpmrex
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    from Indiana

    How's This car coming along?

    Any updates?




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  18. very cool! i love the motor!!!!! please tell me this is going to be a hot rod!
     
  19. I will throw some progress pictures up later today.
     
  20. Did some more patch work to the floor pans.
     

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  21. Built engine mount towers to get the Cad mill to clear front cross member and tie rods. Did not like the "U" shaped spacers so I designed these. Also clearanced the frame to clear oil filter housing...a problem associated with running a 1961/1962 Cadillac 390. Oil filter is from a newer Chevy LS engine. (Fram 3506). I plan to use an AC Delco filter once the engine is rebuilt, but the Fram works great for mock up purposes!

    Updates may be limited over the next week or so...getting ready for Spokane Swapmeet!!!
     

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  22. heyitsnate
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    YES!!!! been waiting for this! Stoked to see an update.looks awesome.
     
  23. Thanks Nate...how your 36 coming along?
     
  24. heyitsnate
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    Its going swimmingly. Updates real soon when it looks more exciting. Man. Your floors rule.
     
  25. Thanks Nate...
    Those floors are a result of my spite. I wanted a pair of "Bradley" floor pans to replace what I started with. I called them and emailed them no less than 10 times and could never get a response. So one day I gave up on trying to purchase their product and constructively channeled my efforts toward patching what I have. They are without a doubt a "quilt", but I managed to save the "770 and 720" body numbers stamped in them.
     
  26. Blackroad
    Joined: May 18, 2007
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    Looking great, that engine looks tight but will be worth the effort.
     
  27. More to come...
     

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