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Projects 48 ford sedan to business coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by NewGuyOldFord, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. Great looking job, I'm very impressed in your work, congrats...BigO
     
  2. NewGuyOldFord
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    I just hope that it turns out scrap metal 48.
     
  3. Frankie47
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    from omaha ne.

    Nice work! When I first glanced at the headers I thought you were going crazy on us....then I realized the vertical "pipe" was your floor jack handle.......lol! 20191028_192010.jpeg
     
  4. NewGuyOldFord
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    No stacks through the hood on this one.
     
  5. topher5150
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    party pooper
     
  6. NewGuyOldFord
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    Topher5150....it's bad enough to even say that it has a supercharger and serpentine belt on here. I doubt stacks through the hood would go over very well. That's why I'm doing my best to not show the motor anymore.
     
  7. NewGuyOldFord
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    I have rear socks now. The shocks are Pete and Jake's with upper weld on crossmember mounts and lower mounts that weld to the rear. Instead of using the lower mounts in the kit, I used the Ford explorer spring plates as I do with my explorer rear swaps, and cut the shock mount enough to bend them to where they cleared the rear with enough angle to mount the shock to the upper mount and then welded in metal to reinforce the cut. 20191106_175518.jpeg

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  8. NewGuyOldFord
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    Anyone with short door and hood trim in decent shape that was removed to delete trim id be interested. Not looking for show quality. Thanks.

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  9. NewGuyOldFord
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    Ok... here we go again.... anyone out there have a rust free passenger rear quarter clip with inner wheel well to trunk floor to rear trunk pan off of a wrecked or parts coupe. This is the section I need minus the fender. Just the rear half quarter with inner structure to the trunk floor back to the and including trunk weatherstrip channel and trunk filler panel. I know it's a weird request but the coupe back was hit ast some point and is full of lead and I can't get it to play nice. Thanks for following along and the input. Screenshot_20191121-120801.jpeg

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  10. NewGuyOldFord
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    Does anyone have any pictures of what an original rear compartment area looks like? The area behind the seats with the storage compartments. Thanks.

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  11. Squablow
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    I don't have the info you need but I'm going to bump this back up in the hopes someone else will see it.
     
  12. NewGuyOldFord
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    Thanks Squablow. I've searched google, here and haven't found anything as far as pictures of the behind the seats area.
     
  13. NewGuyOldFord
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    Does anyone have measurements or a template for short for windows glass? I want to cut my own butt my doors came without glass. Thanks. A downloadable template would be awesome.

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  14. BamaMav
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    Sorry for the late reply, somehow missed this earlier.....
    I bought a lower wishbone cup off of eBay, not sure but think it might have been for a Model A, it was about 1" deeper than my factory Lincoln cup. I took a piece of 1/4" flat steel and cut a notch the size of the cup and put the corresponding holes on each side. I then got some grade 8 bolts the right thread to fit the factory welded nuts in the crossmember, put the thicker cup on the top of the flat steel and the original cup on the bottom in a sandwich. This gave me the depth of the cup drop, about 2" or so. In other words, the center of the ball was now 1/2 of the thickness of the ball lower. I also added spacers on the mounting bolts so they would have less strain on them, and fastened this whole sandwich to the original crossmember.

    This lowered mount dropped the wishbone 2" or so at the ball end. Steering wasn't affected, it might have even made it better with the little bit of caster it introduced. It gave me transmission pan to wishbone clearance of about 1". I have some pics, but they're hostage on my other dead computer right now, when I get a replacement sometime after the first of the year maybe I can retrieve them and post them for you.
     
  15. NewGuyOldFord
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    Ok... need some help again. While trying to figure out my gutted doors on the business coupe it seems it didn't have a division bar between the vent wing and window glass instead it has a run as part of the of the door glass bracket. Is this correct? Im a little lost.

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  16. Uribe
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    Congratulations for taking on such a huge project. Great thread. If your having a hard time finding short door trim, maybe you can shorten some long door trim to fit your short doors. Might be worth it.
     
  17. razoo lew
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    My doors were disassembled when I got my car, but it looks to me that the divider for the vent window is actually the front channel of the door window glass. Look up window channel kit for your car on Bob Drakes website, the picture should clear it up for you.
     
  18. scotts52
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    I believe that a front door from a Fordor should be the same as your short door. Might make finding the trim you're looking for a little easier
     
  19. NewGuyOldFord
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    More dash work done. Almost time for some filler and paint. 20191222_102339.jpeg 20191222_102331.jpeg 20191222_102350.jpeg

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  20. Squablow
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    Dash looks good! Clean work on the narrowing job.
     
  21. NewGuyOldFord
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    It's turning out pretty good Squablow. I had to narrow it almost 5 inches and then extend the drivers side a little to center the steering column. Never done this before but it looks really good in the car if you ask me.
     
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  22. NewGuyOldFord
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    And.....pay no attention to the "scrap metal" shelves in the background :)
     
  23. NewGuyOldFord
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    Made a little more headway. I made a master cylinder cover for the floor with a removable plate to add brake fluid if I have to. It's not beautiful but hey..... it's not a visible piece either. 20200120_114029.jpeg 20200120_114023.jpeg

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  24. choptop40
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    Nice work...been following your build..
     
  25. bushman
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    Pretty sure the "Super Deluxe" coupe also has a "chrome" trim piece on post side of door glass to match body trim; and channel that rides on regulator at bottom of glass has tab for mounting it with two screws? Not sure if this changes door glass dimensions to accommodate trim?
     

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