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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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    Thanks @Outback . Yes, it will be hi boy.
     
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  2. Nice job on the transmission hump. Very discreet.
     
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  3. Wardog
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    I finished off the trans cover.
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    That finished up the bolt in section of the floors.
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    With a little help. I made all the floor sections. I have just finished lifting the body off again to weld these all in.
     
  4. Floors look great! You do some really nice work!
     
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  5. Wardog
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    Thank you @brEad Not the best work but I try to do a neat and good quality job.
     
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  6. I'm impressed, wish mine looked like that ;)
     
  7. Nick Agius
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    Gee Wizz Wardy!

    You have been busy man, Its looking great! Love the Column drop idea to, I know a guy that will find that a great help!

    Hope you and hte family are well
     
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  8. 31 Coupe
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    Love your coupe and the quality work you're doing ....... very well done.
    Will you need to have a collapsible column for rego in VIC, I'm of the opinion that we need them in NSW for full rego.
     
  9. Wardog
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    Hey Nick, thanks for your support mate. I hope I can be a help. We are all well, I hope you are too.
    I noticed you put bobbed fenders on the roadster and I’ve heard about another change on the cards. Bring on the 50’s hey?
     
  10. Wardog
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    Thanks Man. It all depends on your state, your engineers interpretation of the rules and the rego you are going for. Some will pass a solid steering shaft if the steering box is far enough back from the front of the frame. I’m putting this through as a modified stock frame.
     
  11. 31 Coupe
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    Thanks for the reply, my engineer is fixed on me having one and it is probably safer anyway. I'm using a flipped F1 box with a >'48 splined shaft and the collapsible conversion is reasonably easy, especially if you have a machine shop at your disposal.
    Keep up the great work.
     
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  12. Kim Leonard
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    looking good !
     
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  13. Wardog
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    Last week I welded in the floor pans.
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    I painted the under side first so there was paint between the mating surfaces. Then I sealed the top and bottom with a brush on seam sealer.
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    Underneath I brushed on a bitumen based undercarriage paint.
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    I finished welding the fire wall then cleaned up the welds.
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    Then I put some paint on everything.
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  14. Looking good!
     
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  16. Wardog
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    With the 32 column drop sitting in front of the dash I decided to finish it off a bit nicer. I cut and shaped some aluminium D moulding and glued it on with a 2 part epoxy.
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    I fitted the body again after finishing the floors and firewall.
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    I decided I want to run a rear spreader bar tucked up nice and tight to the body. So I shortened the sections of chassis rail I had already cut off. Now they are tacked up I guess it’s time to remove the body again to weld them and touch up the frames paint.
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  17. Outback
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    Nice work! It's looking great, making good progress too!
     
  18. Wardog
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    I’ve had a lot of small jobs I’ve been working on at once lately. Today I finished the accelerator pedal and linkage. I used a right hand drive 32 pedal, I shortened the rod 2” and mounted it inside the firewall then made a linkage to the rear carb out of stainless rod.
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    The other job I finished today was the rear spreader bar. I messed around for a long time with placement but I’m happy to have it up close just to fill the void Model A’s seem to have at the rear of the body.
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  20. Wardog
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    I set up the seat using the stock seat base on a hinged flat mount. The back rest is the same hinged mount and some 2” medium density foam. I unpicked the trim from the stock backrest and covered the foam with it.
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    I set up some safety belts. I bent my shifter to clear the dash and installed my Lucky Burton shift knob.
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    So I pulled the body off and finished the step down at the rear of the chassis.
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    I’ll touch up the paint on the frame and get the body back on.
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  21. Outback
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    Nice work mate!
     
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  22. 55zephyr
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    There's some nice work going on here. Looking great.
    Good luck, stay safe, Ron.
     
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  23. Wardog
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    Thanks for the encouragement guys.
     
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  24. I really like your spreader bar mounting solution. Did you consider putting just a tiny bit of curve in the bar to follow the body?
     
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  25. Wardog
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    @brEad i did consider it for a bit. But every time I go to do something like that I tell myself that wouldn’t of happened in the 40’s. I had the same thoughts with the floors. Had I not been trying to keep an early style I would of bead rolled stepped panels in the floor panels.
     
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  26. Gotcha, that makes sense. Thanks for the response.
     
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  27. Wardog
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    I didn’t realise but it’s just over a year since I painted the frame. During the week I touched up some paint and on the weekend I gave it a wash. I took the opportunity to get some photos before installing the body for hopefully the last time. After putting the body on I took a few more photos.
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  28. Outback
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    So good mate, must be a great feeling to get to that milestone!
     
  29. Wardog
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    It sure is mate. I’m getting a radiator made now and i’m just trying to keep moving forward.
     
  30. Aaron D.
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    What a shame to cover up that great looking frame, but then again it sure looks great with the body on:cool:
     

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