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Building an AV8 with my son

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Meyer, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Meyer
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    Rounded up the oldest son, helps to have a kid who is 6'8", 260 lbs. The 13 year old on the left is already 6'1".

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  2. Meyer
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    In its resting place for now. Time to patch a few things, but it is in good shape overall.

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  3. A.P. Photography
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    This is awesome. Can't wait to see it finished and the most important part, bonding time with your son.
     
  4. panthershaun
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    cool, love it sir..
     
  5. Don's Hot Rods
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    Yep, these are my favorite kinds of builds. :):):)


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  6. Mike Moreau
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    Great family project. With sons the size of yours, I assume a chop and channel will not be part of the plan.
     
  7. Meyer
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    No channel, maybe a chop eventually. I am 6'4" and drive a stockish (for now) '27 T. I am fine with it, but it's a tight.

    For this project, we are going to get it together and put some miles on it, probably in primer. I think then do a mild chop.
     
  8. Mike Moreau
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    Meyer, good on ya. Go for it.
     
  9. Looks Great ! Awesome Project !
     
  10. daddylama
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    really like seeing family projects!
    nice solid looking A body there...
     
  11. Congrats on taking on this for your son always helps to get the younger generation interested in all things Flat, kudo's to you my friend.............
     
  12. Meyer
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    Getting more done, always slower than I would like.

    Got the flathead back from the machine shop.

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  13. Meyer
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    Working on getting things mocked up on the engine - generator, fan, etc.

    Got the diff together also. Need to figure out what spring to use with the hangar approach I am going with.

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  14. King ford
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    Good deal with your kid...I bought a 39 Tudor in1975 when I was 15....pop helped me a lot...still got both of em and thankful for it....pops a31 model,...older than the car!


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  15. Kool....let the chassis build begin.
     
  16. what are the specs on the flattie
     
  17. George G
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    Well I'm excited for you 2. My son and I started when he was about 15 on a 28 roadster. He's 24 now. We traded the back 1/2 of a 28 phaeton for the back 1/2 of a roadster from the nice old guy up the road.

    He learned to weld . I recall he welded up up a rear tranny mount at the school shop after we fabbed it up. Pretty bubble gummy but I didn't criticize and bolted it in. He is now a far better welder than I ever was and the mount never failed. He did prob 75 % of the work on the car under my direction as the idea guy. Put an 8Ba Flathead in. We still have the car.

    Check out him and the car at


     
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  18. Meyer
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    Flattie is 0.80 over, 3/4 cam. Trying to keep things stockish and simple/cheap/reliable.

    Tires being mounted now.

    I have to keep welding patch panels now.
     
  19. Very cool project. It's good your sons are involved.
     
  20. Meyer
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    Let's see if this works


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  21. Meyer
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    Closer shot of rear configuration

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  22. Meyer
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    Tires and wheels

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  23. Sweet! I look forward to watching this!
     
  24. barrnone50
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    Hot Rod Heaven !! Looking Good !!
     
  25. Good combo on the Wheels and Tires... :)
     
  26. Keep on Keepin on!!!
     
  27. Meyer
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    New welder. It's awesome

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  28. Meyer
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    Gas tank getting cleaned up

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