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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
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    This most likely will be the last project I'll ever do. I'm gettin' up there and the body is starting to give out. I've finally scored the car I've longed for since I was a child! 1930 rumbleseat A coupe!! Will be a traditional build. have most of my acorns gathered and I'm really excited to get goin' on this!! Wish me luck fellas!! A coupe 2.jpg A coupe 3.jpg A coupe 4.jpg A coupe 6.jpg A coupe 7.jpg A coupe 8.jpg
     

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  2. Gearhead Graphics
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    Hell of a straight clean start!
     
  3. Man, even though it's apart the sheet metal looks solid, good luck with the build. HRP
     
  4. Looks like a great project, please keep us posted. Meanwhile, please tell us about your Suburban!


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  5. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Good luck with your project. Looks like a nice beginning.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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  6. Piewagn
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    The sheet metal is glorious!! Just that one boogered patch and the bottom of the wheel wells! The door and cowl are all solid!! It's friggin' clean! I'm excited!!
     
  7. Piewagn
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    It's a '66 I just got done putting this engine in.....it sat for 5 years after the cam went flat on the last one. I'm thinking of building up the old engine for a little more HP just to have some fun! DLf-wCuWsAIBuGs.jpg
     
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  8. Atwater Mike
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    Glad to see such a nice subframe, amidst such straight sheet metal. Rare these days...
    Flat motor with column shift tranny...Great start.
     
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  9. Piewagn
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    I think I'll have to do something about that column shift trans.......unless I can get a shift column and engineer it all to fit. Possibly trade it for a top loader.....
     
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  10. belair
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    Tell me about those DNVIBM
    valve covers.
     
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  11. Piewagn
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    Custom casting......:D:D
     
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  12. Cliff Ramsdell
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    I like the idea of a column shift in our early cars. My 28 Tudor can be tight with steering, pedals, and shifter sharing space with my 6’2” frame, especially in 1st and 3rd.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
  13. Piewagn
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    I've thought about the column shift.....would definitely clear up some room on the floor! Do a stubby shift lever. It'll be interesting to see how I would get the linkage to work and still have room for the steering box, K member along with the master cylinder and clutch/brake pedal assembly. We shall see . Has anyone ever been successful with it?
     
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  15. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats, have fun
     
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  16. Piewagn
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    Thank you! Excited to get started!
     
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  18. low budget
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    Great project!
    Good to see you on your own after sharing and taking us through the Youtube Fury splice project.
    Thanks for sharing and Good luck!:cool:
     
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  19. Piewagn
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    Thanks LB! Part 19 is out......headed over to watch it now and will be posting it up!!
     
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  20. Darin Younce
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    Wow , that body is really nice, wish you a speedy build.
     
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  21. Piewagn
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    Unloaded and ready to set up shop! The owner of my company donated space for the build since my garage is loaded. I think he’s more excited than I am! I have access to a complete machine shop as well. I’ll start with the subframe and get a nice platform to fit the pieces of the puzzle together! Off we go!.[​IMG]


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  22. brady1929
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    Go man, go! Congratulations.
     
  23. Piewagn
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    Thanks B! Only problem is, I’m distracted since it’s at work and I pass by during the day.... I just want to dig in! I may take some of my vacation time to get a good jumpstart on it!


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  24. Piewagn
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    Some goodies came today!
    I think I’ve created a monster though...the owner of my company has gotten so enamored with this project he can hardly contain himself! He was like a little kid today when the packages came and now he wants to frame up a wall and make a space for paint and bodywork and install an ac unit in the wall!! He’s looking forward to witnessing a traditional build, says it’s a whole new world for him. I sent him a link to the HAMB and he said he browsed for hours! Will have more when I make some progress, gotta make more room, but I’ll get at it soon![​IMG]


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  25. WTF really
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    Awesome congratulations looking forward to watching you build her.
     
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  26. Piewagn
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    I’m gathering my parts slowly. The search is half the fun! Damn, the price on k members seem a little outrageous I must say! I may just make something myself, I’ve been given free reign over the material room....boss says whatever I need! ️ More to come! [​IMG]


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  27. low budget
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    Need to stick a couple bolts in here and a couple bolts there and mock it up, for inspiration:D
     
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  28. manitouguy
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    Oh wow ! I’ll be following! - I’m just starting a ‘28 and need all the info I can glean :)

    Excellent stuff!
     
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  29. Piewagn
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    I know! It's beckoning every day when I pass it! Things are starting to cool off now, so I think I'll get something done this week. The body subframe needs attention and I want to make something up at the right height so I'm not bending over too much and killing my back! One of the crossbars is tweeked and I'll start there!
     
  30. Piewagn
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    You're welcome to ride along! It's starting out slow while I gather some acorns, once I dig in I have a tendency to become obsessed!
     
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