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Projects 47 ford coe (car hauler project)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by corvettesander, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. racer_dave
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    my subscription to this thread is for 'daily email' notification, but even that does not appear to be enough. I'll have to ask the moderators for an 'Hourly' selection...

    The trim idea is simply amazing.
     
  2. Okay now, I'm stealing that trim/tubing idea!

    This build is over the top! Well done Sander.
     
  3. chopd top
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    from Florida
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    WOW!!! It's been awhile since I've been here and WOW is about the only thing I can say. Corvettesander, your craftsmanship is second to none and some of your ideas are nothing short of brilliant!! Thanks for sharing it all with us! Absolutely amazing!
     
  4. gkent
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    I don't know how he manages to work at the pace he does and still turn out the quality he does. Just amazing!
     
  5. joco
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    This build is amazing !

    Geweldig topic, ik kijk hier ierdere dag naar de voortgang van je project.

    Greet, Johan
     
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  6. OahuEli
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    Man thats creativity at its best! Gives it that art deco look that will really work with your truck.
     
  7. I was thinking the trim continued the art-deco look as well. Will tie in with the cab trim you
    have highlighted; very creative! Did you tig them, and if so, at what settings?
     
  8. go ahead feel free :)

    dankje Johan (belair ook al bijna klaar ?)

    that was exactly what i was looking for ;)



    and thank you all for the positive replay's
     
  9. yes i did tig weld them i have set it at 100 amps as it is thick wall tubbing

    today i have made the trim piece for the driverside
    tig weld the 3 tubes together, rolled the front curve and welded tabs to it to bolt it to the frame

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    and removed some side panels for polishing got first 3 polished and installed back on, and put on a fender temporary for the look :cool:

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  10. kscarguy
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    OK, you peeked my curiosity yet again. How does that roller work? How do you adjust it?
     
  11. the center roller can go up and down with adjusting nuts
    its a self made roller
     
  12. kscarguy
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    OK, I see now. Yes, that another idea of yours I'm going to have to steal...whoops, I mean borrow.
     
  13. did some assembly of interior trim and got the doors installed today

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  14. Is that mirror polished stainless for a headliner? If it is, driving at night will be fun!
     
  15. Looks like gloss black to me!
     
  16. no its just steel painted black same as the exterior color
     
  17. It looks amazing but, are you concerned about noise with all the steel panels in the cab? I guess it will help with the engine back behind the cab, but I think the sound would reflect quite a bit.

    Bill
     
  18. kscarguy
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    FYI - An idea I saw on another COE is where that owner built a u-shaped bracket connected to the center swing arm studs and on that bracket, he installed a center mirror.

    Since you're moving so fast...here's a reminder: Don't forget to install the hoses from the windshield drain holes.
     
  19. jfreakofkorn
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    its coming along really nice ....
     
  20. at the back of these panels i have put sound deadning material
    hopefully this would absorb most of it
     
  21. Good plan!! As I said, this is an amazing build, awesome work and detail!!

    Bill
     
  22. Bonneville Avanti Dan
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    Hope I caught you in time. The number one cause of accidents involving hauling cars is the ramp popping out of the groove and the car either falling or the ramp hits the car or worse. It even happens on vehicles being hauled by "professional" car haulers. It only takes once to ruin a lot of stuff. So I would suggest you make some sort of locking device to keep those ramps where you want them. I would hate to see anything happen to one of the most Awesome trucks being built today.
    Dan
     
  23. Buddy Palumbo
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    Damn - that interior shines more than most brand-new cars :cool: !!
     
  24. kscarguy
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    Sander, did you know there are two different types of bottom window welt? There is a one piece and a two piece design...also different keepers, flat or round. If you don't have your kit yet, check to make sure you get a match to what you removed.
     
  25. Looking awesome!! I LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR POST!
     
  26. no i didnt i have a new set from a pickup, but didnt checked it yet
    will find out soon :eek:
     
  27. the groove is pretty deep and i will only winch a car on the ramp
    this way you can gently load and unload a car
     
  28. kscarguy
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    You are a bad influence...tomorrow I rearrange the garage in the rental house so I can get back to work on mine.
     
  29. hey thats not bad, thats just good :D
     
  30. tonight i have installed some small things vent doors and shifter cable
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    yesterday i have put in the rear window and made a battery tray
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