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Projects 46 Ford coupe UPDATE: NOW A TRADITIONAL CUSTOM

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatout51, Sep 7, 2012.

  1. Wow, one of the best proportioned chops I have seen on a coupe, great work, great build.
     
  2. flatout51
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    Wow thanks!! I'm just winging it! Getting lucky!
     
  3. sambo
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    " I chopped the top three times....I'm no metal man" Saay wut? Just hackin on ya, bitchin chop.Bitchin car.
     
  4. flatout51
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    Haha! If I were a metal man it would have onlybeen chopped once! But thank you!
     
  5. & that is why it looks so good, you haven't tried to copy someone else's method.
     
  6. flatout51
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    Bored so i guess I'll post a pic... i work weekends so no new progress.
     

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  7. flatout51
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    Well i moved the car to ky parents for winter work. I worked yesterday for almost 4 hrs on a 2' by 3" section.... slowly but surely. Im pretty proud of how its turning out.
     

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  8. Rad-Ride
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    Cool! ...I work at the Ford Plant also, Day shift truck side. My '46 is also a budget build/daily driver, hopefully. I'm down in Lee's Summit, you must be in Liberty with a 7 mile round trip?
     
  9. desotot
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    Looks great! that will be a cool family ride.
     
  10. Proportions on the chop turned out really nice. Can't wait to see the continued progress.
     
  11. Raiman1959
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    A very cool ride for a family!.....I had to make a few 'changes' when my kids were young, and then...as they got older, they had 'learned' the old car thing first hand by riding around in the 'family' low-budget hotrod...now, they love it. That car I had 'put on hold' all those years ago (31 Ford)...now my son is helping me build the 'one' I wanted years ago...a full circle.....family should always come first, and it makes the hobby that much more sweeter with that family support....good luck with your project:)
     
  12. Enjoying this thread. I had a 41 coupe back in the late 60's with a 53 Merc that was "souped up" Alum heads, cam, 3-dueces. When I was a kid my dad had a 46 sedan,.
     
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  14. flatout51
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    Nothing to update except that my Model A was taken apart again and is now up and running again. So... real updates on the 46 very soon.
     
  15. flatout51
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    Well I got her pushed around in a bay I can work in and the motor and trans sat back in. Next week I'll start finishing the chop then floors then chassis!
     

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    Rebuild tag on my flathead.
    Bored .040
    Rods .020
    Mains .010
    Rebuilt in the early to mid 50s!
     

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  17. skoh73
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    Very cool car! Anxiously waiting for future updates.
     
  18. flatout51
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    I had the guys over on the photo shop thread give me a few ideas.... man am I ever motivated and excited now!!!
     

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    So after consulting with Rikster and J.B. I have decided to go with a 39 style toploader trans in the 46. It may not be everyone's first choice but it will save me money and time. And the way I see it if a young man in say 49 had a 46 ford with a blown trans he was customizing and had a perfect floorshift trans laying in the corner he would have used it in a heart beat. So with that said I can see a chrome floor shift sticking up in my future!
     

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    Well I'm burnt out on the chop. So I started rust repair. Trunk floors are pretty rough but the rest aren't bad.
     

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  21. Tim
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    Looking good :)
     
  22. flatout51
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    Well I got the rust in the sides repaired and a new crossmember built and in. Started on the floors. I don't have a bead roller so I hand hammer some beads in to make its stiffer. Not pretty but I like it. It won't ever be seen anyway. Progress.
     

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  23. flatout51
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    We moved to a new house and I now have my own shop! Got the 46 moved up this week. Expect updates on a semi regular basis. 1479840213808.jpg 1479840221412.jpg 1479840229771.jpg 1479840238001.jpg

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    Started working on finishing the chop. Making new panels to replace some ugly. I still have some fitting and shaping to go but I'm happy so far. 1480686690986.jpg 1480686733236.jpg 1480687362073.jpg 1480688880952.jpg

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  25. Tim
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    Gotta be nice having them all home together! Or at least most of them lol. Good progress man :)
     
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  26. flatout51
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    Thanks man! I should have the 51 up sometime in the next few weeks. So they will all be here!

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    It'll be sweet seeing them all together in various stages of progress.
     
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  28. I just love those old Fords,,
     
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  29. flatout51
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    Got the panel fit and tacked in. Still needs a little bumping but should work out well. I'm learning . 1481124140856.jpg 1481124169726.jpg 1481124180733.jpg

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    Moving to the door top. Removing the drip rail left a horrible gap around the door. Added a 1/4" of material all the way around to close it up. And started to round the corner. 1483648399485.jpg 1483648404760.jpg 1483648409731.jpg

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