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Projects Aussie 32 frame / Model A coupe build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Wardog, Feb 7, 2019.

  1. Wardog
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    I've thought about it long enough....

    I have been hesitant to post a build thread because I don't want it to become another one that falls dormant in the shadows of the hamb.

    Bear with me, I have a Family and Mortgage to deal with like most so I'm not planning on breaking any records with this build.

    In saying that I have made the decision to make a start on this build and hopefully not drop the ball on it. Hopefully a bit of interest and encouragement on here will push me along with it.

    The plan is to build a early styled 32 frame to put my model A coupe onto. I will post a link to an old thread of when I found the frame and try to upload all the photos I have already and then keep it all up to date.
     
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    This was the day I dragged it into my shed and decided to make a start.
    I had been collecting parts for a while but this is what I consider the starting point.
     
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    Now, that's a pinched frame!

    Chris
     
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  5. bct
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    this is going to be good!
     
  6. DOCTOR SATAN
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    I'm not believing someone would pick a trailer over a deuce, what a shame....hahahah. sweet score....
     
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  7. this should be cool. Im sure when that frame was made into a "trailer" it was just some discarded junk pile. I like doing work like that (cutting old repairs, & brackets off & dumping them in the scrap bin) then cleaning up the gold that lies underneath
     
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  8. I can't believe you're going to destroy that time capsule. It looks like you even washed it !!! :confused::rolleyes:o_O:D:D

    The luck here should legally be contagious. I'm dumbfounded. Fun score !
     
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    Looks like you have your work cut out for you.I have salvaged a lot of 30's and 40's front axles here.It seems that they were very popular to use as trailer axles.
     
  10. Wardog
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    This is my coupe at the moment. The plan is to keep it on the road as long as I can until the chassis swap.
     
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  11. Wardog
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    I had hoped to be able to use the rails. But then I discovered they had not been massively pinched but torched off and welded back on. If I really wanted I could of reclaimed them but having a big repair on both sides at the cowl didn't please me, especially considering I wanted to have an unboxed frame.
     
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    So with the help of my oldest son we removed the centre and rear crossmembers and I bought some aftermarket rails as well as a new lower front crossmember.
     
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    The new rails set up. And the crossmembers tacked in.
     
  14. bct
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    that was quick!!!
     
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  15. tub1
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    hello wardog you want to sell the discarded rails
     
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  16. Wardog
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    IMG_4571.JPG Hey tub1, for now the original rails are still very useful to take measurements from.
     
  17. Wardog
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    IMG_4572.jpg Just over 12 months ago I was in America for the GNRS as well as some shop tours. I bought a front end from the early ford store. This photo was taken in my room at the Safari Inn Burbank.
     
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    I washed up and had 2 sets of 40's wheels blasted then made a set of 2 4" wide and 2 4.5" wide. I painted them black enamel and added a body colour thick detail line.
     
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    This is my youngest son out helping dad.
     
  20. bct
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    What rear cross are you guys planning on?
     
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  21. tub1
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    oh well wardog when you have finished with them may I have first refusal
     
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  22. Wardog
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    I will keep you in mind.
     
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  23. Wardog
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    I've used the 32 crossmember from the original frame.
     
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  24. Wardog
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    IMG_4317.JPG Bare with me I'm still trying to post a few photos. This was the day I welded it. 29th of September 2018, better than watching the AFL grand final.
     
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    One of my favourite shots November 18 2018
     
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    Pulling the stuck perch bolts then assembling the front end for a mock assembly. My oldest helping me with spindles.
     
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    I used some laser cut engine mounts but (in my opinion) made them look a bit nicer.
     
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    November 24 2018. If I have to explain what's going on here you are on the wrong forum.
     
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  30. Top stuff, will look ace with your coupe body on top.
    Keep chipping away
    Cheers,
    Drewfus
     
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