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Hot Rods A 32 3w from glass to metal

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by frankinplymouth, Dec 18, 2016.

  1. frankinplymouth
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    001.JPG 002.JPG 003.JPG 004.JPG I have been here before but got booted off because the chassie of my handbuilt aluminum bodied 50's road race car was a later vette. It's in for paint now so I'm bored.
    Now I picked up a glass 32 body off CL to use as a buck for building one the hard way.....................from flat sheet metal. I have been on it in my spare time and have the body fixture roughed in. Ray
     
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  3. elgringo71
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    I am looking forward to seeing this one come together
     
  4. DDDenny
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    Ray, welcome back from one fellow webfoot to another.
    I really hope you can dodge that bullet this time around as your kind of skills are what keep us afloat, at least that's what "floats my boat".
     
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  5. Slopok
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    Nice work, looks like Brookville has some serious competition!
     
  6. Great work, I'm watching!!
     
  7. I was watching that thread and couldn't believe they closed it.

    Can't wait to see this one.
     
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  8. Me too,
    I was pissed when that got canned.
    Looks like it's changed a few times

    Let's get on with the 32. !!!
     
  9. Tim_with_a_T
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    So....whatcha doing with the glass body when you're done with it? *hint hint* Excellent work by the way. Excited to see more.
     
  10. I'm on board. Let's see more.
     
  11. robracer1
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    Be careful there a lot of landmines with this forum
     
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  12. frankinplymouth
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    It will find a new owner, Ray
     
  13. Frankenplymouth doesn't post a whole lot, but all of his threads are outstanding.
    The vision, the inspiration, the skill and quality are outstanding. If he were scratch building - rebuilding or rebodying a lawn tractor or a pedal car it's something to watch. It takes a considerable amount of effort to share and post a build thread, especially a good one. To have that effort trashed after there's been so much time put into it is a shame.

    How's this for scratch built from flat metal ?
    Would you want to see what he can do or transform from some kinda junk?
    image.jpeg
     
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  14. Class is in session. I brought an apple...
     
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  15. frankinplymouth
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    So the pic of the 32 roadster i built years ago was a good practice. I sold it tacked together and let the next guy weld and grind it to death...............i hope it turned out OK......I'm better now.
    The first thing i did on this build was the firewall. It's a start of where everything will measure from. I built a aluminum firewall cover for the glass car also because people like shiny things. It's next owner may like it, Ray
     

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  16. The37Kid
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    Looking forward to this build, hope you show how things get wheeled and rolled. Bob
     
  17. frankinplymouth
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    Not very exciting but the understructure is taking shape for the trunk opening.
    Note to self......when taking measurements off a glass car throw the tape measure away, Ray
     

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  18. frankinplymouth
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    On to the trunk lid hinge and mock up of the door hinges
     

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  19. Blue One
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    This should be good. :cool:
     
  20. Cyclone Kevin
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    "I Love It When. A Plan Comes Together"!!!!
    Fantastic Job!!!!!!!!
     
  21. frankinplymouth
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    So I changed my mind and will use a stock door hinge set up.
    Now working on the door jambs and window openings. Need to get all this figured out before the skins. I used to make multiple pieces welded together to do them , now with a little more skill i can get them all in one. Ray
     

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  22. Beautiful work,I'm subscribed. HRP
     
  23. Subscribed! Love the scratch built threads!
     
  24. falconsprint63
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    nice. glad to see the finished product on the vette too. I was following that thread.

    Sent from my SM-G920R4 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  25. Yeah, I really enjoyed your sports car thread...and watching your skills improve. Great workmanship!
     
  26. frankinplymouth
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    Kinda excited so i'm sneaking my car pics under the radar Got some update pics from my painter. I suck at finish blocking so he is trying to save my body work. Said it didn't need any extra filler just a little extra blocking and another coat of primer. Silver paint soon! Ray
     

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  27. seatex
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    Fantastic work, subscribed!
     
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  28. nunattax
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    watching subscribed
     
  29. Latigo
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    Watching. Fantastic work. Real craftsmanship.
     

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