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Projects CONVERTING A 1933 FORD FOUR DOOR SEDAN INTO A 5 WINDOW

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by H-O-O-V-E-R, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. Babyboomerboy
    Joined: Dec 8, 2014
    Posts: 2

    Babyboomerboy

    Wow, this is really a great build by some really skilled metal workers. Can't wait to see the next set of pictures.
     
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  2. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

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    This is what's going on up top, looking down on the roof. Lots of cutting an splicing. Do you see the factory lead spot? Had to melt it out obveosly to weld. Gonna have to re apply when the body work is closer. Had to make a relief cut in the corner, that section will take a little bit of stretching as well.

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    LOOK WHAT MADE ITS WAY INTO THE SHOP! Freshly rebuilt flathead motor. So excited for this bad boy. Gonna paint the block a light gold.

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    Decided to lay the unflanged roof insert in to see if the crown matched up with the roof. Sits very nicely.

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    Gonna take a little more work to get all the lines to flow but off to a good start. You can see where I had to cut the corner out and slide it an inch or so to match. Almost ready to weld.
     

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  3. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

    I'll take some close ups for you, pretty simple to make.
     
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  4. 34fordjay
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 47

    34fordjay
    Member
    from Mass USA

    WOW. You are a very serious body guy. Great work.
     
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  5. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 3,499

    BJR
    Member
    from Minnesota

    Is there another panel under the top louvers to deal with the water that goes into the louvers? Or is it a sunny day car? If another panel please explain how it works. You are doing an amazing job on the car.
     
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  6. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
    Posts: 424

    JimmyD3234
    Member
    from PA

    LOOOKING G:D:DD :cool: :cool:
     
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  7. Wow, when you step back you can really see just how well you’re killing it! Everything looks smooth & flowing.
     
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  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,693

    The37Kid
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    This is one of my favorite photos of the build, first photo of the Fordor, then the Coupe find with the old shovel A pillar, now the louvers. You'll bleed sanding them, but it is always worth it. Happy New Year! :)Bob

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  9. kidcampbell71
    Joined: Sep 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,275

    kidcampbell71
    Member

    Son'ofa'b#tch. The lengths people go. Incredibly tidy work, on what was surely a damned mess. Wowsers.
     
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  10. paint-boy
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 11

    paint-boy
    Member
    from Hector, MN

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    I also made a similar template tool. Agreed, very easy to make and use it more often than you’d think.

    I made mine out of:
    (2) 6’ aluminum rules (straightedges)
    Several lengths of 1” aluminum flat stock and milled the long adjusting slot in them.
    Aluminum angles (cut and welded to bottom straightedge)
    Install wingnuts on the top adjustable carriage bolts for easy adjusting. (Square holes for carriage bolts to make it a one handed adjustment when needed)
     
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  11. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,693

    The37Kid
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ WOW! That is a great home made tool. WELCOME to the HAMB! Bob
     
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  12. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

    Love it! Project is looking sweet!
     
  13. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

    A lot of guys do a panel underneath, I don't like the way they look so mine won't have one. Plus I live in Utah and it hardly rains. Having a panel under it seems like it would create some problems with water being trapped between the two. If I want it to be water tight I will just end up making another roof insert with no louvers. Also thanks for your support!
     
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  14. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

    This side really wanted to fight me. Worked through it though.

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    Had to make a few relief cuts.

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  15. H-O-O-V-E-R
    Joined: Aug 10, 2017
    Posts: 30

    H-O-O-V-E-R

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    Cut a wedge to take out crown so it matches the other side. There was damage to this side so it needed to be readjusted. This wedge was brought together then tacked.

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    Both roof sections grafted together and tacked. Starting to look like a 5 window!
     

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  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 22,693

    The37Kid
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    Very nicely done! Bob
     
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  17. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,659

    chevy54man
    Member
    from NC

    Wow, just incredible work. You really are magic when working with metal, best to you!
     
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