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building a 49 ford for my dad

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ls1wagon, Nov 6, 2007.

  1. ls1wagon
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    So my dad has wanted a project car since about 85. That was the last time he had a car to tinker with and it was a dirt track car he raced. For one reason or another he has not been able to get, have, or build one , You know the story bla bla bla . Well about 1 month ago I went and picked up this 49 tudor to start a project with my dad, a project way over due . The best part about the build is we are doing it together , the second best thing is it has alot of my taste going in to it and he likes the way its going . So I am stating this post to keep track of the progress . I know bags are not every ones cup of tea but I love the low look, great ride, and udjustable ride height. The pics are from the day we got it and progress up to today.
     

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  2. ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    more pics, the frame got blasted few days ago. The front has fatman up rights.
     

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  3. mushmouth
    Joined: Aug 20, 2005
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    from Minnesota

    Looks way more solid than my 49, cool. My dad and I are both building a car together, and every time we go out into the shop to tinker is so much fun.
     
  4. ls1wagon
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    from dallas

    Yeah it has been a blast so far, I am 30years old and I wish we would have done this years ago. My son is 6 months old I just hope he is as much a gearhead as I am.
     
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  5. ls1wagon
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    I hope to have the front bags in tonight.:D
     
  6. ls1wagon
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    update pics , got the front bag cups made and bags mounted . :D
     

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  7. ls1wagon
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    More
     

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  8. ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    I got the rear two link bars welded up and the c notches made and in. Next I will be fabing some two link mounts then get the rear end back in the car.
     

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  9. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    from MN,USA

    Looks like its coming along nicely, cool joint project. It's great to be able to work on a project with your dad.
     
  10. ...very nice work, your dad will have a super neat ride!
     
  11. TEEBAGGINNN
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
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    Great project and nice work. I will be checking back and eventually checking it out in person hopefully.
     
  12. imperial
    Joined: Feb 14, 2006
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    Is 1 wagon enjoi every second that you can work together.
    My dad is 87 now only 2 years ago he worked with me now he can't do it any more even just handing me the tools is getting to mutch.
    I hope I have the car on the road and take him for a ride before it's to late
     
  13. SHORM
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
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    SHORM
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    from ivins utah

    lookin really good, wish it was my car
     
  14. mykwillis
    Joined: Sep 27, 2007
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    rubicon express joints?
     
  15. ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    Yes I was going to use johnny joints but heard so much good stuff about the rubicon express ones I thought I would try them.
     
  16. talisman
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    from Texas

    badass project man! You've had some cool stuff in the past few years.
     
  17. ls1wagon
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    ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    Thanks Man one day I will be able to afford to keep one I build for myself.
     
  18. ig'nant
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
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    As a proud former passenger of the old stinkin' pinky Lincoln, see if you're dad will let me ride in this one too. :D

    <- Blake
     
  19. 40Standard
    Joined: Jul 30, 2005
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    from Indy

    a great looking project. I've built cars with both my boys, my son-in-law and my daughter. turns out, my daughter is one hell of a welder
     
  20. mykwillis
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    they are the same thing just made by different people. the RE joints are cheaper. :D i picked up 8 a few weeks ago for 29 bucks a piece. you can barely get a 3/4" teflon coated chromoly heim for that.
     
  21. ls1wagon
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    from dallas

    So I had a chance to make the two link mounts earlier this week. Today I welded the mounts and got the rear upper bag support bar welded on.
     

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  22. ls1wagon
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    ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    More
     

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  23. Atomic50
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    Atomic50
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    from TX

    it's looking good
     
  24. No_Respect
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    No_Respect
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    from So-Cal

    Looks good hope your dad likes it. life is alot easier when the body is off the frame!!
     
  25. ls1wagon
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    ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    No joke this is the first car I have taken the body off of besides a vw beetle, and it has made every thing easier.
     
  26. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    lookin' good, thanks for the pics. Your Dad is a lucky guy.
     
  27. ls6wagon
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    ls6wagon
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    i am a very lucky guy to have a son that works so hard to build
    a car for me. he is a great person and i am very proud to work
    with him on this car.
    thanks for all the nice things that you all have said
    i do hope some day all of you will build somthing with your son !
     
  28. looking very good..
     
  29. spoole
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
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    from mesa AZ

    Looks good! Kinda been thinkin of setting mine up like this...Do you think it needs somekinda pan hard bar?
     
  30. ls1wagon
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    ls1wagon
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    from dallas

    Yes it will need a pan hard , diagonal link , or a watts link to keep the rear end centered. I will post pics of what ends up working the best for this car . It all depends on where I locate the shocks and antiroll bar (sway bar) on witch one I use.
     

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