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Hot Rods Chris Magee's 32 Five Window

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DRD57, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. DRD57
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    We're starting a new project to build Chris Magee's 32 five window. He has been collecting all the parts and building the car in his head for a long time, now it's time to make it real. Aesthetically it will be a fraternal twin to my green roadster but powered by a flathead with a 39 trans and a QC rear end.

    We started by taking the frame rails that had their cross members removed and jigged them up to put the K-member back in along with a Model A rear cross member and an aftermarket front Model A cross member. Ideas for mods to the rear cross member were robbed from other posts here on the HAMB. The K-member, engine mounts and cross members are just bolted in for mock up but will be riveted in.
    We added reinforcements to the rear frame as Ford did on later 32 frames since these rails did not have them. We also had to replace the rear frame horns that had been bobbed in a previous life.

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  2. DRD57
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    The front cross member was modified so it too could be riveted in place. Engine mounts were fabricated and will also be riveted.

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    Next up was to mock up the engine, trans, rear axle & body to double check cross member placement.
    I'd say we got them in the right places. d01.JPG d02.JPG d03.JPG

    Now we have a bunch of sheet metal repairs to do.
     
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    Looks great. Can't wait for more progress.
     
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  5. a boner
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    Going to be cool!
    Expensive paint jobs take the fun out of hor rods.
     
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    Any updates?

    Phil
     
  7. Patiently waiting. HRP
     
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    It’s back apart and we’re beginning the rust repair of the body. The floor just about fell out when we lifted the body up onto the cart. The bottom edges have all been cut to reasonably solid metal in preparation for the numerous patch panels. Now we’re waiting on the new floor from UPAC.

    Three of the fenders and the deck lid needed some minor repairs, which are done. The left rear fender was too beat to use so we’re waiting on Chris to score a better one.
     
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    Well, that took a lot longer than I thought it would. We waited for the floor from UPAC for 3 months It's finally here and it looks good. While we were waiting we got the cross members and motor mounts riveted to the frame. 010.JPG 011.JPG 012.JPG
     
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    We bolted the floor on the frame and started the modifications to clear the Model A rear cross member.

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  11. Looking good, Don. :)
     
  12. a boner
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    Don, make sure you document your "matching paint tricks" like you did with your green deuce.
     
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    Finishing up the 00058.JPG 00059.JPG 00060.JPG 00061.JPG 00062.JPG 00063.JPG trunk floor to cover the cross member.
     
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    Set the body in place and line it up in preparation for the patch panels.
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    Fitting the patch panels.
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    Finishing the patch panels.
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    The rear panel was toast so, we replaced it with a part from UPAC and the bottom of the trunk lid had to be fabricated to repair the rust and fit the trunk to the hole.
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  18. A lot of work but will be well worth it.
     
  19. Malcolm
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    Coming along nicely.. Thanks for sharing with us, Don!
     

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