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

  1. Tim
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    Love this shot of the back. I look at the before photos and thing damn you could drive a Mac truck threw that back window! Looks so tough can’t wait to see it all stitched up and outside AD1C2E8D-F2C8-40C9-81B3-7C28B3290784.jpeg
     
  2. Austin kays
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    Me either man. There’s a little odd crease in the back right where someone along time ago appeared to have backed into a telephone pole or something haha could get tricky when stitching it up


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  3. Tim
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    Nothing a hammer can’t fix lol
     
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  4. 1946caddy
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    I chuckle every time I see the one light bulb. I'm guessing candles and kerosene lamps for late night work.
     
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  5. Austin kays
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    Haha I’ve got several bulbs in the shop but it seems I always have a few on when working lol kinda used to it. always worked in small shops and just don’t know what to do with all this space now


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  6. atch
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    Make yourself a note and a year from now let us know how much of that space is still left unused.
     
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  7. Tim
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    Haha probably still be filled with his land lords crap
     
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  8. Austin kays
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    @Tim is right lol I’m gonna take the CAT skid steer and push all the clutter and junk out the side and say come get it. Haha I’ve got my own junk to store!


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  9. raven
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    I don’t either.

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  10. Austin kays
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    Welded up more of the roof tonight man there’s a lot of nooks and crannies!!!


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  11. atch
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    Austin,

    I don't know how long it will take to weld up an A sedan chop, but doing a half inch here and there I spent the better part of one winter welding up Clarence when we cut it. What I mean is that when I got home from work I'd weld 15-20 places, eat supper, do it again, and again before bedtime. That way I totally avoided warping the metal. It took a bottle of gas and a spool of wire. I'd have to measure it but I believe that there's around 50 feet of welded joints in my chop.

    Keep plugging away and it'll be done before you know it. Thanx for showing us what you've accomplished.
     
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  12. Tim
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    And you can’t see 80% of the welding from the outside! Tons and tons of little finicky shit
     
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  13. Austin kays
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    Thanks for the encouragement :) @atch and that’s exactly what I’ve been doing haha just a little here and a little there go eat some supper maybe stare at the car for a while haha I don’t wanna go to fast and mess something up especially not this far into it. I have ran into a few problems one being my steering wheel now sits incredibly to high and now I have to get my brand new stock windshield I had mad cut down about 5 inches oh well.


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  14. Austin kays
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    Oh man tell me about it! Haha I’m still on the outside!


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  15. Some of the guys used to splice the wood. A little Elmer's worked. Anything I ever worked on just got metal.

    I have also seen the wood removed cut off and refit too.

    @Austin kays looks good my friend. I love that you cut the back window just like they used to do instead of doing all that goofy cutting around it. A chopped top needs a shorter back glass. ;) :cool:
     
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  16. Austin kays
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    Haha thanks @porknbeaner I was hoping you’d chime in :) and I complete agree with you it’s probably gonna get metal in place of the wood as well.


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  17. that's the easy way isn't it. ;)
     
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  18. Austin kays
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    Yup looks right and Easy can’t beat that!


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    She was definitely begging for the haircut! Chop looks right.
     
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  20. Austin kays
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    Yes she was!


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  21. Austin kays
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  22. Austin kays
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    C3DAD54D-AF90-465C-8EDC-41A60A82AFCA.jpg 81693478-BD0B-4876-A3EA-CCE36B9365A6.jpg weld grind weld grind weld grind... I think it’s all worth it haha. Never think of what chops look like from different angles so climbed up on the shelf’s and wasn’t disappointed


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  23. Actually the top bows could easily be made from 1x1 tubing. We could give them a little arc with a bottle jack and a couple of blocks to prop the ends up.
     
  24. Tim
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    That’s a great idea @porknbeaner now that he’s seen how sturdy it is with all that added bracing for the chop I’m sure some beefy tube braces to replace the wood would be a good way to get some of that back!

    save me a crust wood rail or all of them when you're done so I can copy them, I don’t think I have any at all
     
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  25. I think I still have at least one here. LOL
     
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  26. Tim
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    either that or it’s part of a very large rocking chair lol
     
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  27. Austin kays
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  28. Kinda fuzzy but here's how we used 1x1 16 ga tube to replace the top wood on Pat's '29. We also framed in the back window opening with tube. The arch was rolled with a home made roller; but 16 ga is easily bent by other means. We formed and curved 18 ga channels to fill the door posts. Not in this picture; but we also welded the header in place and filled between it and the first bow with sheet metal.
    Also replaced the wood mount blocks with steel and webbing.
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  29. Austin kays
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    Hey thank you! that’s great info to have. I’ll prolly weld my header too she’s a little loose. But I’m sold on the tube cross bars!


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  30. Tim
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    I’m curious how you do your header. I’m probably going to end up making wood parts because I think the wood looks cool and I’m not in any hurry but that header area even stock is a little thin looking. I’ll probably add some square tube. Cheap peace of mind and these things can take any stiffening up you can add
     

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