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Projects 5wKy33: another coupe build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ls1yj, Jan 15, 2017.

  1. ls1yj
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    Well, it's about time I get a thread started here, in hopes that all the good feedback and exchange of information on the H.A.M.B. will get me motivated and inspire me to turn my pile o' parts into a killer ride, like many I see on here. I did a little back story in hello thread years ago, but I bought this car in '95, from guys in local car club that had found it in a shack on campus where there was new construction going on... during property purchases, they wound up buying this ol' gal, and sold it to me as my first complete old car. I started on this ride 20 years ago, and life happened, and it got put on back burner, and away in storage it went. Well, we built a home last year, and I've finally got a work area setup in garage so I can begin to get to work. [​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. ls1yj
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    I started on frame last summer, and found out we had mold in garage from water leaking thru walls. Put on hold again, while we straightened all that out, and have been picking away over the holidays as time allows. I've got a toddler, so it's tough to spend endless hours in garage, as she wonders out and wants to help (but won't wear weld helmet...go figure!)....


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  3. ls1yj
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    Tried to make a Cop Shop coupe styled chassis in late 90's, but it didn't turn out like I wanted... bought a set of American rails around 2005, and commenced to go at pinching frame again, to get a heavy rake and channeled look without dropping body way over frame (I'm 6'0, so don't fit well)... finally decided to put pieces back in frame, so that's where I started...[​IMG]


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  4. Johnboy34
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    So did you decide not to channel it now?
     
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  5. ls1yj
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    If I do, it will be a straight channel, and not more than an inch or two.


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  6. ls1yj
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    I bought a set of Ionia HRS boxing plates a few years back, and am trying to get them fit to these rails... and as if the project wasn't enough, I decided to fill in the holes on boxing plates in my free time... have always liked the thought of having cups in the frame


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  7. ls1yj
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  8. Looks like you have the makings of a great Hot Rod.
    What's on the menu for the rest of the build?
     
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  9. ls1yj
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    Thanks KiwiJeff... got an old Torrance301 champ, that I'm going to use Winters parts to finish, and get hung in the back[​IMG]




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  10. ls1yj
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    Got a couple different steering boxes, and can't decide on which is best fit yet... thought about the F1 cowl steer conversion, but haven't ruled out just putting it thru frame... best part I like about the cowl steering is how much closer to vertical the steering wheel is, which is first thing I do when I jump in daily driver (pull tilt lever, and bring it all way down)...


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  12. ls1yj
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    Got a wishbone split for front, and a pair of 36 bones for the rear... will hang the front on a reversed eye spring, and use a T spring out back


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  13. ls1yj
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  14. Gotta love it.....quick change laying on a granite counter top, you the man! Looks like your enjoying the build, keep us up to date ok? Tim
     
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  15. Missed your last post by a few seconds. Why re-chop? Looks good as is.
     
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  16. ls1yj
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    Timwhit, It wouldn't be a radical rechop, but when my Dad and his buds did it way back when, I wanted to lay posts back a little, and put a small rake on top, and they wanted to stick w a straight drop street chop... seeing one of Rudy's chops, or others like Flatnasty's build, really gets me going... I dig the attitude those cars have


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  17. ls1yj
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  18. brady1929
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    Cool project
     
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  19. mikeallcars
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    Good luck on your build really nice looking body .
     
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  20. Rob28
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    Very cool looking car! I will following along. I understand the toddler thing my 2.5 year old is always wanting to help as well, puts an end to any grinding or welding.


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  21. ss34coupe
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    This is my kind of project! Look forward to your progress, Cad 331 power is the way to go!
     
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  22. ls1yj
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  23. AHotRod
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    Looks like the making of a Hot Rod in the works !
    Hope to it ;)
     
  24. duncan
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    Subscribed, like where this is going.
     
  25. MR CLEAN
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    Very Nice looking '33 Five Window Project Plan here. You have come to the right place to get feedback and exchange information for your Model 40 build. Believe me, The H.A.M.B. will motivate and inspire you to turn your pile o' parts into a killer ride.
     
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  26. Pewsplace
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    I like it and will follow as I'm currently building a 34 frame also but for a roadster.
     
  27. RODIST
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    , lookin good, I'll b watching for your progress reports, & for the input from experienced builders .


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  28. Rocky
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    OH YEAH! That's what I'm talkin about. Always nice to see somebody else building one of these cars. It looks like you're starting with a pretty solid old body. I like your build plan. Mine is similar but different. Damn, a Caddy 331, 5 speed, Torrance 301? My goodness!
    Mine's a Pontiac 370, muncie 4 speed and later Winters champ..
    I'll be waatching...love the frame hole cups...never seen that before.
     
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  29. ls1yj
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    Rocky, my dad and I built a form die, and formed the cups in a Harbor Freight 20 ton bottle jack press... we cut blanks on saw, and them switched to hole saw, and cleaned up on lathe... it's a bunch of work, but I really enjoyed getting dad involved, and that's the ultimate reason I bought the car in first place...:)


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  30. ls1yj
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    I cut a bunch of plates, and am contemplating welding them to backs of boxing plates, to keep consistent distance of depth during welding. [​IMG]


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