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Projects cadi power Deuce 3 window build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by titus, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,072


    Start building this 3 window for a customer in the fall, hope to have it on the road in a couple months as a beater, then will be taken apart down the road for final.

    Started off with a body that was pretty decent, my customer Ryan (hes on here just cant think of his name at the moment) traded his chopped body to Bob Bleed for this uncut one cause Ryan is a giant! he has to duck coming into my chop, so he needs the headroom!
    the frame came with another truck project he got and was an old hot rod frame, we cleaned off all the old clutter from it and over all they were pretty decent, no rust or pitting
    stuck it into my frame jig and it fit nicely, no major issues
    the front A crossmember was crudely installed years ago so it was removed, cleaned up and reinstalled IMG_1090.jpg
    backs gonna be low so it needed a C notch. IMG_1359.jpg
    ive always like step boxing, looks nice so i do that on most of my frames IMG_1360.jpg
    gonna be cadi powered, so gotta have a lasalle trans behind it, x member legs are chassis engineering, i like them cause they are a timeless looking peiace
    trans mount, nothing special!
    out of the jig IMG_1362.jpg
    32 heavy axle we dropped, 37-41 spindles and brakes, buick drums IMG_1474.jpg
    roller, 16" firestones, 550s and 750s, rear end is a bronco 9"
    we used 40 bones up front but as some know or have noticed they are thick, so i put them in my bridgeport and machined them down, took 1/2" off, hey, it all adds up!
    trimmed off the stock flange from the f100 box, will make a new one at the correct angle
    IMG_1764.jpg \
    start of the floors and trans tunel
    floors and tunnel, cool ansen shifter
    last set of my hanging ansen type pedals
    i never liked putting a spacer under the master, 1 more thing to loose, so i just make the firewall flat there, there will be a reinforcment plate made for the back, i dont think people realize how much leverage you have.
    cut the bones off and flipped them so the weld was at the bottom so chroming will be easier, also allows me to mount to the bottom of the frame and have the caster correct
    IMG_1929.jpg IMG_1928.jpg
    toe boards and bottom of firewall and trans tunnel all done, only had to trim about 3/8 off the front corner of the firewall for the motor to clear, ill have to snap a pic djdj.jpg
    here is is as a roller
    ill update more later

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  2. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    somebody say 3w...I'm in
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  3. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,169


    Very nice - going with the Cad motor and trans makes it even better!
  4. Very good build, I'll be in Stillwater this summer to check this out.

  5. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,684


    Like the 'C' notch. I've seen so many people do this wrong with no inherent strength left afterwards. Subscribed.
  6. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,199

    from pgh. pa.

  7. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,227


    Damn fine build, Caddy powered 3W, should be the emblem of this forum! You guys in MN build some mighty fine machinery, we lived in Red Wing during the 70s. One of the first hotrods to make a lasting impression on me in my pre-teen years, that prehistoric for you young guys, was at a filling station in Johnson City, TN where my grandpa lived. A dark maroon '32 three window, full fendered, cad-lasalle floor shift, 303 Olds. I was drooling on it when owner came over and told me all about it. See what happens when an older guy befriends a young guy? You create a car junky for life!
  8. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 382


    Subscribed! Looks like this will be a great build!
  9. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


  10. I like the way this is going, I'm gonna watch this.
  11. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,550


    Looking forward to this one.
  12. Byrd Man
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
    Posts: 17

    Byrd Man

    I'm 6'5", so I understand your customers concerns. lol. Nice build!!!
  13. Love it! Three window with a caddy in it? What more could you ask for!
  14. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
    Posts: 101


    Great Work Titus, You got some Skills!!!
  15. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,467

    Atwater Mike

    Always liked Titus' builds, straight forward with only the tried and true stuff/ new ideas when they look right.
  16. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,536

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Three window, three pedals and Caddy power what's not to like?
  17. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,123


    subscribed!! cant beat a 3w!
  18. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
    Posts: 69


    how did ya get the buick drums on the front axle ,what year buick where they from
  19. Looking great.......more please
  20. .... sheeeez' ..... you're a badass like every day. Great post.
  21. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
    Posts: 557

    from PA

    looking good nice work :cool: one more bad ass coupe on the road YES thank you men
  22. Baron
    Joined: Aug 13, 2004
    Posts: 3,541


    Nice build. Keep up the good work.
  23. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    This rules so much I can feel it in my testicles....
  24. And by testicles he means his VaJJ.
  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    And by my VaJJ I mean my Vagina. Yes I feel it there...
  26. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok


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  27. Deucedreamer
    Joined: Jan 11, 2010
    Posts: 540

    from BC Canada

    I like how you put them all into one post!
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