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Projects 5wKy33: another coupe build thread

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

  1. 3blapcam
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    It's looking good and I'm really enjoying watching the improvements! I had full faith it'd come together after watching the other work you'd done! Keep it up...

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  2. a buddy of mine and I were doing my roof with the shrinking disc, hammer dolly, special made dollies and spoons, torches and heavy bumping, metal files. There was 2 guys, 4 hands on it for 3 nights for a total of 30 hrs to get it within mud range. In acts of desperation, There were a few spots that wouldn't cooperate and needed to come up and they just wouldn't. I said lets see here? The shrinking disk makes the metal go down (away from the disk) so what happens if we run it upside down on the roof skin??? Down (away from the disc) would be up, right? It wasn't easydoing that and positioning yourself safely took some doing but it worked and really improved the progress the last 5 hrs. Keep that in mind if you need it.
     
  3. ls1yj
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    Thanks I’ll keep that in mind 31VickywithaHemi


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  4. ls1yj
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  5. ls1yj
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    Sliced every 3/4”, and made a quick form tool to get flange down to height of cowl

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  6. ls1yj
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    Got first piece trimmed and located, ready to clean and tack[​IMG]


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  7. ls1yj
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  8. brady1929
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    Looking good!
     
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  9. alfin32
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    HOLY SHIT, amazing!!
     
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  10. ls1yj
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    Thanks Brady and Alfin32.

    Only amazing part is that my wife lets me spent countless hours in the garage making this mess, and all the noise and smells....

    Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving with their families


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  11. ls1yj
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  12. ls1yj
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    Also made a sliver, and welded up the gaps in sub structure on passenger side. Started slicing and trimming the lower pass side post corner, and came to realize this is the most difficult area on the whole damn roof...!!!!


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  13. ls1yj
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    [​IMG]

    Made some filler strips, and have been fighting the two surfaces coming together all afternoon... will give it a little more time, and tack up what I’ve got, and if it looks like crap, cut it out and make two new pieces for all of it


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  14. Looks like you are making good progress brother!
     
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  15. V4F
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    curious - why the dimples in the boxing ? looks or functional ? ............ thanks .. steve
     
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  16. Looking good,
    lots of little pieces and even more welding and the Grinding and then trying to flatten out ;)

    I never have any luck with that :confused::eek:.
    By the end of it I'm burnt up, can't hear sore hands and all I have to show for it is a big pile of dust and lumpy panel.
     
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  17. junkyardgenius
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    Wow great stuff. Watching with interest. Been banging away on a 34for years here but it’s finally coming together.
     
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  18. ls1yj
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    V4F,

    It is structural somewhat, but mostly was done for looks... I wanted to do a project with Dad, and he likes forming stuff, so we built the die, made the cups, and I welded them in


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  19. ls1yj
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    [​IMG]

    Got the pass side cowl corner tacked and shaped in today... just gotta make fill piece above reveal


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  20. ls1yj
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    [​IMG]

    Working on smoothing cowl corner, and fitting the door jambs today


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  24. powrshftr
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    Wow.This one is really going to be something when it's done.
    You're hitting it out of the park by picking that old Cad for motivation.Its just perfect.
    The treatment to the frame is very cool and unique,and regarding that chop:
    I can't agree more...A little adjustment will change the whole personality of the car,and make it look mean as a rattlesnake.
    Great work,and you must be a pretty stand-up dude if including Family in the process is so important to you,instead of "escaping" to the garage,like many guys.
    Nice job,Brother.Keep the hits coming!

    Scott


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  25. ls1yj
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    Scott,
    Thanks for the good words... yes, family is most important to me, and getting input and feedback from my wife and daughter is key to them feeling included (except daughter wants it pink...that ain’t happening...!)
    I also try to get my dad involved, as he’s been rodding for 60 years, and has a good eye for details


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  26. ls1yj
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    Got a couple of sidebar pics to share... I sent Bruce here on the H.A.M.B. my rearend to get a freshening up, and set pinion and backlash... should have it back in a week or two
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  27. chop job
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    Can not wait to see how that chop comes out GOOD LUCK!
     
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  28. ls1yj
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    Welded and ground on driver’s side cowl, and dragged the grill out for a Sunday mock-up shot:

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  29. Sinister! I’m impressed with the way you stay after it, not letting it beat you. It is paying off, the passenger side cowl looks great!
     
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  30. ls1yj
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    Thanks BrEad... I had a little setback recently, with my sidekick shop dog Charlie passing unexpectedly... I’m trying to force myself to get in garage today, and try to move forward some...

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    Happy New Year!


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