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Projects 37 Zephyr build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Wensum Valley Rods, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. SIC-E-NUF Kustoms
    Joined: Dec 1, 2012
    Posts: 3

    SIC-E-NUF Kustoms
    Member
    from Salinas Ca

    Bad ass car no matter what is all I got to say.Just to even have one is a big accomplishment.Prop to you bro n good luck with the build.I was Lucky to find a 37' in great shape.But I must admit I did have to pay an arm and a leg & almost my right nutt.Lol But I can i got it.Good luck bro!
     
  2. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    I have been putting in a few hours over the xmas break, and have made some pretty good progress. I have the front inner fenders about 90% welded up, the lower bulkhead cut out and re welded, the front floor pans and associated kick panel supports fabricated and welded in , the majority of the boot floor welded in and the spare wheel well/boot floor 90% fabricated today and almost ready to weld in.
    It's really beginning to look like a car again now, should be able to roll it over soon and dress up the underneath and paint it up. Then it can start going back together. :)

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  3. Vegas_Cleaver
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 213

    Vegas_Cleaver
    Member

    looking good paul missed you today, well have to get together soon to see it in person
     
  4. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Hey Doug, didn't realise you were both going today mate, you should have followed the others back here. Your welcome round any time mate, I don't go back to work until wednesday if you have any time free.
     
  5. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Finally got the boot floor welded in tonight. The panel that I fabricated the day before yesterday was a pretty much exact replica of the original, but when I tried the spare wheel on the carrier before I final welded the panel in the deck lid sat proud of the body by about 4". The only thing I can think of is the carrier I have is a sedan one and the coupe ones are a different profile.
    I spent all day bashing and wheeling the floor pan that I made yesterday altering it so that the spare wheel carrier could lay further into the floor allowing the deck lid to close without hitting the spare wheel.
    That's the floor completely welded in now, with just a few welds to be cleaned up before I can get it into primer.
    Strange that I actually finished welding tonight the very first bits that I made for it several months ago.

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    Paul.
     
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  6. good metal work, keep the updates and pictures coming, very nice so far.....
     
  7. It is one thing to tackle a small coupe or roadster in that shape but to take on this challange is incredable. I just saw this for the first time and wondered how far this project would go, 7 pages later and my hat is off to you. This is why I like the HAMB.
     
  8. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,410

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Ruler!

    Incredible job, Paul. I'm proud to know you!
     
  9. Uptown83
    Joined: Apr 23, 2007
    Posts: 707

    Uptown83
    Member

    impressive work so far. Most would not tackle such a rough body. Great job!
     
  10. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Hey Ernie, very kind words sir. I thank you.

    Good to hear from you. Have a Happy New Year mate.

    Thanks for all the positive comments guts, very much appreciated.
    Not totally happy with the spare wheel panel, it has some hammer marks now that won't come out with the limited tools I have. I over worked it really. I would have re done it but it's the last of my sheet steel and as it's the holidays nowhere is open. It won't show once the paint is on and the spare wheel is in so not so bad.
     
  11. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,070

    ss34coupe
    Member

    You are doing a fantastic job on this Zephyr coupe!
     
  12. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    thunderbirdesq
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    awesome!!! Wonderful job you're doing there!
     
  13. flyin flattie
    Joined: Oct 13, 2005
    Posts: 392

    flyin flattie
    Member

    lovely lovin the westergard stance your going with. my pops has a 37 and they are amazing looking cars
     
  14. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Hey flyin flattie, any pics of pops 37 ? You are dead right they are definitely amazing looking cars. I have looked round mine before I stripped it and I only found a couple of things that could be done to improve the shape (in my opinion). I intend to round of the door corners and I am going the alter the rear tailpan when I make it so that it follows the curve of the rear bumper rather than finishing straight, and that's it the rest is perfect from the factory.
    I got the floors in zinc primer tonight, looking much better and when the seam sealer arrives I can get it all sealed in ready for final paint.
    The paint is the orange colour in the pics, but shows a brown colour in the ones taken with no flash. I kind of like the colour of them.
    The paint also looks a bit thin on the ground in some of the pics, they are just dull patches as it was starting to dry.

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  15. Wensum Valley Rods
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    Wensum Valley Rods
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    from England

    Hey flyin flattie, any pics of pops 37 ? You are dead right they are definitely amazing looking cars. I have looked round mine before I stripped it and I only found a couple of things that could be done to improve the shape (in my opinion). I intend to round of the door corners and I am going the alter the rear tailpan when I make it so that it follows the curve of the rear bumper rather than finishing straight, and that's it the rest is perfect from the factory.
    I got the floors in zinc primer tonight, looking much better and when the seam sealer arrives I can get it all sealed in ready for final paint.
    The paint is the orange colour in the pics, but shows a brown colour in the ones taken with no flash. I kind of like the colour of them.
    The paint also looks a bit thin on the ground in some of the pics, they are just dull patches as it was starting to dry.

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  16. biscaynes
    Joined: Mar 16, 2008
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    '37 coupe with it's nose stuck out....

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  17. Smokey2
    Joined: Jan 11, 2011
    Posts: 920

    Smokey2
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    Man, Oh Man !!!!!
    You surely have your work "Cut Out" , But it's Still Gonna' Be A '37 Zipper Coupe.

    Always Loved the Lincolns................Oh, Which side was "The Up Creek Side " ??
    Looking forward to following the Build. Good Pics, Thanks

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  18. dirt42
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 79

    dirt42
    Member

    That's cool and you have lots of talent. I'm subscribed since i want to see it through.
     
  19. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    farmer12
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    Love the progress so far, awesome work!
     
  20. Ghost of ElMirage
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 758

    Ghost of ElMirage
    Member

    we are not worthy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. Johnny C.
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
    Posts: 755

    Johnny C.
    Member

    Floors look great. Very nice fab work.
     
  22. CanUFelix
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 494

    CanUFelix
    Member
    from venice CA

    just Awesome work.
     
  23. Just found, Subscribed. So its primer first then seal the seams? I always wondered which should come first. All this metal forming is rubber mallet and a cupped out stump then clean up with an english wheel? Stick welding?
     
  24. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 795

    chrisp
    Member

    Always primer first then sealer. If the sealer isn't layed correctly (it' s always possible to have a void somewhere) or when aging if it lifts or cracks, there is no bare metal anywhere.
     
  25. Thanks! Love your work & build.
     
  26. Dragrace66
    Joined: Sep 13, 2001
    Posts: 258

    Dragrace66
    Member

    awsome work and cool build.
     
  27. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Like Chris said, it's best to prime first and then seal , I have used zinc phosphate primer which gives very good protection from rust and adheres to the new steel extremely well.
    The curves in the metal were formed mainly with a small selection of hammers, dollies and the anvil and stake and then the curves were finished on the wheeling machine. It would be better to use wooden or nylon bossing mallets but I haven't got any yet. The swages/beads were rolled out on the bead roller.
    The welding has all been done with my mig welder.

    Paul.
     
  28. Wensum Valley Rods
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 288

    Wensum Valley Rods
    Member
    from England

    Hey Lowcoe, just checked out and subscribed to your 36 build thread. Great work and vision. Keep at it, it's looking good.

    Paul.
     
  29. Thanks Paul your work is an inspiration. Everything I do I probably will have to do 3 times to approach many of the other Hambers to whose builds I'm subscribed but I must say working in the garage is pretty high up on my list of life's pleasures.


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