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Projects Assembling Brookville Roadster/ 40s style Build Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Nick Agius, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. tunglegubbin
    Joined: Feb 1, 2002
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    I bought my 28 roadster in pieces from Brookville and put it together myself.
    This to save money in assembly and mostly to save on shipping, since I'm is Sweden.

    Let my first say that I'm very greatful for the existance of Brookville and their products.
    Starting from scratch would be much, much worse.

    The quality of the model a bodies is much worse that the 32s.
    There is not a single panel that doesn't have a curvature issue.
    These things don't fall together by themselves.
    You will be a more skilled sheet metal man once you're done.
     
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  2. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    I can't help but notice you have not installed the rear cross rail. This can change the fit of your rear quarters considerably. Especially the right rear quarter. When I installed my RR quarter it bowed the trunk line out away from the deck lid about midpoint. The fix was to make a pie cut horizontally one inch from the bottom of the quarter to allow the quarter to stand up as it should. This is why I made reference to one of Flop's builds. I will see if I can find a photo to illustrate this more clearly.
     
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  3. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Here you go... A picture is worth a thousand words... Pic's from Flop's Oyler Roadster post.
     

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  4. Fedcospeed
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    Brookville doesnt tell you anything??? Id just buy a original body and not a kit. just me
     
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  5. Garpo
    Joined: Jul 16, 2016
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    Garpo

    Thanks for the info. I have been rebuilding an old roadster with many sins from long ago. Purchased panels to repair rear trunk area, and have spent a lot of time sorting just how it should be. Your notes show I have a couple of bracing pieces missing. Have ordered these - it all makes sense now. Thanks again.
    Garpo
     
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  6. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    I hear you, Im just happy to have it coming together.
    Itll never be perfect. But thats life.
     
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  7. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Yeah your right, Ive gotta re-enforce my sub rails before i do that, Given i had to cut so much out to clear the step in the rear its all kind a bit floppy. Ive basically set this up tyhat its all there sitting together & ill make all the proper adjustments when it comes time.
     
  8. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Not so easy in Australia.
     
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  9. Nick Agius
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    Nick Agius

    Awesome! glad its helped, Thats what this is all about.
     
  10. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Installed my cowl tank tonight, it most certainly changed a few things, wish I had the opportunity to have it from the beginning but it just didn’t work out that way,

    Definitely need to make a new adjustments around the whole cowl area but I knew that would be the case.
    Still, real stoked with how it’s all looking [​IMG]


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  11. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
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    looking good Nick!
     
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  12. sloppy jalopies
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    manufacture date is stamped into the firewall section of the tank, 6" from the left, 1" from the flange...
    day/month/ year...
     
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  13. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Thank you!
     
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  14. Good work.
     
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  15. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    Not perfect.....sure looking good to me!
     
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  16. The37Kid
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    Not as clear as it could be. Bob DSCF7486.JPG
     
  17. Fedcospeed
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    I just thought if you paid to ship all that then buying an original and shipping it would still be possible
     
  18. sloppy jalopies
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    Ask around, some companies ship containers to Australia often, buddy had a pair of '37 ford inner fender panels headed to Bisbane, shipped through a guy he knows on the west coast...
    $35.00... yes thats $35.00 American...
    buddy says if he could ship through him all the time he would sell any parts he had to the boys down under...
     
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  19. rjones35
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    looking good!
     
  20. krylon32
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
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    Glad to see things are going good with your assembly. After assembling 6 or so Brookville 32 roadster bodies a man in Kansas City started offering factory assembled bodies for 9500.00, I never assembled another body.
     
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  21. For those that ask why...yes you can buy assembled Brookville bodies here. The OP wants to save some $ by investing some sweat. About $4k worth.
     
  22. Yankeewhite
    Joined: Dec 28, 2008
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    from ks

    Who's the man?
     
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  23. anthony myrick
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    I would build one like this just for fun
     
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  24. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
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    knowing your strict registering laws down there will you have to register this as kit car? great job btw Tom
     
  25. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
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    Looks great and have a original if you need a dimension or so
     
  26. cracker head
    Joined: Oct 7, 2007
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    John Swander in Kansas. Swanwaco32 as he goes by on here. Very good guy, easy to deal with. He has a body in the classifieds now
     
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  27. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Haven’t made any real progress of late, been trying to get my shed setup, and a few things done around the house. I’m awaiting my new welder to arrive in the next week,then things will start coming to fruition.

    I am however a little puzzled with how to pin the rear quarters with what I think may be called the top hat sections?

    I’ve attached a photo for reference. Rear quarters are just kind of sitting there..
    Here’s how it sits to date... [​IMG][​IMG]


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  28. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Your "top hat" sections are called subrails. The lower lip of the quarters should roll under like you have, then weld the flange to the inside of the subrail. But as you probably know, don't weld anything solid until you have everything fitting properly.

    From your pics, it looks like your cowl side skins are sticking out too far. Or maybe the cowl band is pinched in too far at the bottom?
     
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  29. Nick Agius
    Joined: Jul 29, 2015
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    Nick Agius

    Thank you!
    The cowl side skins are unbolted in that photo, as when I installed the cowl tank it changed everything. Leaving the welding till last,


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