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Projects buying an ole can a beans:my 29 ford

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Austin kays, Jan 13, 2018.

  1. Austin kays
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    Well I was recently hanging around at the pork n beaners house when I stumbled across an automobile that just screamed his name. A 1947 Crosley drag car built by a tool and die maker back in the early 50's...he decided he needed it just about the time I decided I needed his 1929 Ford Tudor. So naturally we came up with a plan Id buy the A and he would go buy the 47. NOW the two vehicles are in there new homes. The 29 is going down a different road now that I have gotten a hold of it. Im building it in a mid to late 40s style traditional hot rod. With a Flathead v8 3 speed top loader and banjo rear end,and a bit of suspension and brake work.. the body and paint willbe as i drive it im hoping to drive the car to the drags this year.. thats the plan anyway.
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  2. Looking forward to watching both of you building two interesting cars. HRP
     
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  3. Austin kays
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    Thanks Im excited I've always wanted a 29. It feels good to have one now

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  4. Full fendered or hiboy? HRP
     
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  5. Austin kays
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    Sorta hi boy car is half channeled right now 2.5 inches I'm gonna finish it and drop the radiator shell down to match so I can run hood sides

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  6. Austin kays
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  7. Tim
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    I’m sure @porknbeaner will chime in with his new project - previously powered by a very nasty full house flathead caddy! But as Austin takes over the southern employment special and turns it on its head here are some drawing of what he’s got in mind.

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  8. The37Kid
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    Good to see two guys with new projects, like the idea of the full hood. Bob
     
  9. Austin kays
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  10. belair
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    x2 on the hood. Glad you both got something you wanted.
     
  11. Tim
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    An earlier inspiration rendering 2D27A21F-5265-4FA7-AAAA-05C613B76424.jpeg
     
  12. Nice projects!
    OK, I will be the first to ask where the ramps are for the trailer?:rolleyes::rolleyes::)
     
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  13. Austin kays
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    We lifted it by hand haha after the front got lifted we went and found some ramps but ended needing to lift it the back up to get the cross member over the end of the trailer as well haha so yeah it was lifted up by 4 or 5 guys and put on there haha

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  14. porknbeaner
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    More splainin' later but the little car weighs next to nuthin. The ice made lifting it a little rough so we decided to just do the back with ramps. as it was someone had to get under the back and lift it a little anyway. but I digress.

    A little background, Austin is from a car family but is learning like the rest of us. No one has actually pointed out to him that he'll still be learnin' 40 years from now. LOL Last year he discovered that contrary to what the internet says a 235 really is a basic bolt in to the engine bay of a '49 Chevy, no magical water pumps or mounts or anything. In the mean time he landed a job working for a train repair company and has learned to work on and restore locomotives. This gave him welding and painting skills along with electrical and mechanical skills. He has painted his first car, a '56 Ford that belongs to his granny and has been in primer at least since the '80s.

    The 28/9 Ford Tudor is dream car since he was a little kid. Everyone knows I got a soft spot for things off the wall and fast so the deal is just logical and now he has most of the skills needed to build the '29.

    Looks like the old heap is getting a 21 stud flatty, so you fellas should find your charitable bone and dig that go fast 21 stud chit out of your rafters, you'll never use any of it anyway. ;)

    Danny ( @HOTRODPRIMER ) the sedan will be a highboy with a twist, fenderless and probably a mild channel. The sub floor is just tacked in now but its about 2.5-3", we are thinking no chop, he has a pristine original paint windshield frame and who but me would cut that up. LOL
     
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  15. So... what do you think is going in the Crosley?
     
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  16. Austin kays
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    Couldn't have said it better my self. Haha

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  17. slowmotion
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    Interesting on both accounts. The kid with a cool little A-sedan, and the Beaner with a low flying and dangerously cool Crosley.
    What's not to like? This should be fun, count me in.
     
  18. Austin kays
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    I'm gonna keep my thread updated as I go. Hope to drive it to the drags this year.

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  19. chris' 38
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    IMG_2460.JPG Hey Beaner.
    My buddy has a 47 Crosley. IMG_1279.JPG
    Cool rods
     
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  20. Austin kays
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    hey now that thing is kinda neat!
     
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  21. Where are the photos of the Crosley,one photo is just a teaser. HRP
     
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    ^^^^^^ what they said
     
  26. Latigo
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    So you guys just lifted it up on the trailer without ramps! Heck, why didn't you just carry it home. Gotta be tough to be from Missouri.
     
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  27. Austin kays
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    Lmao well we tried ramps after the front got lifted on and manage to roll to cross member but it got hung on trailer so we picked up and rolled it over the edge if trailer haha.

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  28. dirty old man
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    Beano, '40 Ford hoods are a scarce item, at least in my area, and just about the only body part for a '40 not being made now as a replacement item.
    i think I'd find something a little less valuable to use on that Crosley if it were mine.:confused:
     
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  29. Both cars are cool! :cool:
     
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