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Projects Building a channeled 32 3 window in new Zealand

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by FE_STEVE, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. FE_STEVE
    Joined: Jan 30, 2017
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    Hi guys. I have always liked a channeled 32 3 window coupes. But not many are getting built nowadays,so I started to build one with a body I got from charile at genes hot rods. But in order to do that I had to sell of my 34 5 window coupe. I have started my chassis work first. I'l do my best with keeping everyone up dated. I'l post a mock up photo then step by step. Thanks 20171025_161224.jpg 20171024_093500.jpg 20171025_161224.jpg
     
  2. Caddy' too ? Nice.
     
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  3. Looks good!! Have a great New Year!!
     
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  4. FE_STEVE
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    Hey. Yip caddy powder to a 4 speed
     
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  5. Bitchin!
     
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  6. FE_STEVE
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    This is what I started with. 20170211_134303.jpg 20170211_134303.jpg 20170212_184534.jpg 20170211_134403.jpg
     
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  7. bowie
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    Great start, lookn' forward to your progress. I think I'd kick the ass end up about 3", but that's just me.
     
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  8. sharpmark
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    looks good. you going to go thru certification ?
     
  9. FE_STEVE
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    Sure am
     
  10. What part of the country are you in? HRP
     
  11. FE_STEVE
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    Auckland
     
  12. It WOULD be so nice if everyone would completely fill out your profile page.Then guys like Danny and my self wouldn't have to ask
     
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  13. FE_STEVE
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    Ok I'll start from the chassis 20170725_200724.jpg 20170805_153834.jpg 20170807_200154.jpg
     
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  14. prez
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    looks great , much easier to stay LHD ?
     
  15. FE_STEVE
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    Yes it is. As the caddy has the starter motor on the right hand side. So I will have more room on the left hand side for pedals and steering
     
  16. whodaky
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    Looking good Steve. As does the concrete driveway. And the pickup is done?
    Take it easy mate and all the best for the new Year.

    Geoff aka whodaky
     
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  17. FE_STEVE
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    Thanks man! Same to you!
     
  18. B4bazz
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    I'm looking forward to seeing the progress on this one, you have built some good cars before and you get a lot done in quick time.
     
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  19. brady1929
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    Nice project.
     
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  20. Xman
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    What a great start, u lucky guy!
     
  21. Corn Fed
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    Please dont chop the top. It looks great the way it is.
     
  22. waxhead
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    Off to a good start, watching.
     
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  23. Outback
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    A great looking coupe!
     
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  24. Ric Dean
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    from Central NY

     
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  26. FE_STEVE
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    Hi. 4 speed top loader.
     
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  27. JimSibley
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    Channeled 32, I love it. In a sea of highboys a channeled car is a fresh site.
     
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  28. FE_STEVE
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    So after I got the chassis all clamped to the table. I started figuring out the steering box. So I went with an f1 box. But with new Zealand laws we can't just weld a new flange on the steering box housing. So I got a LHD steering box of my buddy Simon that had a welded flange to make it RHD. So I came up with a good idea to use it. I cut the flange off and got my buddy Dave to machine up a box of steel to use it as a clamp style system. 20170724_155440.jpg 20170724_155444.jpg 1514667128321936092767.jpg
     
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  29. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
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    Why not just use a different box? That clamp on a thin casting is pretty weak.

    Lots of other cars had push pull boxes that might come in right hand drive. Willys, plymouths, hell even an early land cruiser.
     

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