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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. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    Are you going to install any type of seal on the vent doors?

    Did you re-chrome the vent emblems or use the repo dash emblems? If you used the dash ones, 1. did you drill new holes or use the brackets from the originals and 2. Did you put an arc in them like the originals, or did they fit ok flat?

    Have you fired it up yet?
     
  2. i drilled new holes and they fit ok flat

    did not fired it up yet have not started on the wiring yet
     
  3. Looks really nice Sander !
     
  4. PKap
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
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    Hi Sander, I love following this build. I am going to "borrow" a lot from it too!
    I have a strange thought every time I see your cab. My grandfather brought his family to Canada in 1957 (my dad was 19). They lived near Enkhuizen and Opa was a huge car guy. I am sure he would have noticed the new ladder truck in 52. Very cool for me to watch this build knowing he probably thought it was cool 60 years ago.


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  5. C.G
    Joined: May 27, 2013
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    Sander, if I commented every time I wanted to on your build I would be saying something 2 or 3 times a day. I am just in awe of what you are doing. You are both teaching me a lot and keeping me entertained. Dank je!
     
  6. oops Mike forgot to answer your first Q
    i have used a foam type seal with an adhesive back
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    thanks Blue (your dutch license plates are on the way):)

    thats a nice link you have to this build, a good friend of me who grew up
    in Enkhuizen remembers when he was a little boy
    stood on the running board during carnival parades :)


    Graag gedaan ;)
     
  7. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    The mirrors arrived right in the middle of a huge hail storm. Now my truck will go "vroom, vroom" in Dutch! A great big thanks!!!
     
  8. Ahh ! Nice :)
     
  9. made all the brake lines from cunifer (copper/nickel) tonight and installed them

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  10. today i have bleed the brake system so we got brakes now :)

    and i have made inner fenders for the rear wheels
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  11. painted the inner fenders, and installed both rear fenders with the fender welt

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    and drilled a hole in the cab floor for the wiring coming from the engine
    i will also use a EZ wiring kit

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  12. Stretchmobile
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
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    from So Cal

    Awesome build. My friend built a 40 COE about 15 years ago. Another has a 47 COE firetruck. I just realized you were in the Netherlands. That even makes it better, my Mom was born and raised in Soest. Keep up the good work. Looks great!
     
  13. Fenders look nice up next to the SS . Sets every thing off . Sander I would like some ideas from you on my fender project . The new picts . are on my BT . Thanks Blue
     
  14. Patrick46
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    Good Heavens...

    you're just powering your way through this build!!! Incredible work!!!
     
  15. got some small interior things installed and door latches,
    and as suggested by Mike i have installed the rearview Mirror on the windshield center pillar

    and i have some door locks i will use for the side doors

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  16. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    I like the rear view mirror...guess I'll do that too.

    Have you looked at the dough boys build thread lately? The 48 dash modifications are quite amazing. Don't look unless you want to be tempted...!

    http://doughboy1947.blogspot.com/

    I noticed all your shiny new chrome and...hey wait, do I see old window nuts?
     
  17. igorsgonemadd
    Joined: Nov 1, 2013
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    Very nice , subd!!!!
     
  18. yes i have dough boys build bookmarked , he is making a nice center console
    but i wont go that route because i have a small seat in the center
    so i can use some leg room.

    if you mean the windshield arm nuts, the are chrome ;)
     
  19. got the side door latches and handle in place
    and made 2 latches at the back to block the ramps from sliding back into the door

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  20. kscarguy
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    Oh, yeah baby!.. that looks very nice.
     
  21. olcarguy
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    Dom good use of dis-taco clamps, never thought to use them for that.....
     
  22. whoohoo !! finaly got the last side panels on 600 holes and rivnuts later and this job is done :):)

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    on this passenger side i have some space where the fuel tank is on the drivers side
    here i want to create storage for the straps tools etc.
     
  23. tinwizard
    Joined: Jun 26, 2009
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    from Northwest

    Vettesander,

    In posting #730, the photos show brake lines done, and were described as copper/nickel type. I've never seen that material used for brake lines here in the US. What is the burst pressure rating for that material. Is it as strong as steel lines for pressure containment? If so, it surely would make it easier to form up such lines.

    I've always been told copper lines could not handle the pressure for brakes, but don't really know about this alloy you used.

    Thanks.....
     
  24. tinwizard
    Joined: Jun 26, 2009
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    Hmm .... should have looked up the copper/nickel lines before I asked the previous question. JEGS has it, and it is DOT approved. Has the advantage of being much more flexible, plus is rust proof. Guess this old dog can learn something new everyday. Sorry ........ (grin)
     
  25. joco
    Joined: Nov 8, 2009
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  26. Everyone I've talked to, that has used it, raves about the easy workability of it.
    On that site they list 3/16 line for $2.40 a ft in a 25' roll! That doesn't sound too bad when you consider the "no rust" aspect of the installation. Geez, I've got a 150" wheelbase and need 2 lines to the rear! Guess I'd better start saving my pension check! LOL
     
  27. tinwizard
    Joined: Jun 26, 2009
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    from Northwest

    JOCO,

    Thanks!!! That site says it all ..... very helpful.
     
  28. this weekend i made a heater box , i have salvaged the fan motor and heater core from the 03 silverado :) and wraped some new sheet metal around it.

    will route a 2.5 hose from the heater box to the cab with probably a duct on the floor under the seat, just to get some heat into the cab if desired.

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  29. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    You clearly have no idea what you're doing. Please put the tools down right now before you hurt yourself and BUILD SOMETHING FOR ME!!! :D
     
  30. kscarguy
    Joined: Aug 22, 2007
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    Get in line Daddio...!
     

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