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Projects Dodge This - 1939 Dodge Southeast Gasser Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dog_Patch, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Tim got to my house about 10. I had 2 items off the list done, then Grumpy Ed and vegaracechick showed up. They started on the aluminum work and I jumped on the rear bumper.

    Ed looks tired already
    About 2pm a whole gang of peeps showed up - 2 guys from Wisconsin 3 club brothers. Man stuff started falling off the list. We had to hire help to make the list off!

    Greenmntnboy started making windows out of plexi - that's Nick from Wisconsin - supposed to be a perfect symmetry guy. Not sure what that means.

    I was fooling with the front end stuff - looking for brackets - Tom says you're wasting time make em. I said ok let me get the plasma setup - he says let me show ya how to do this fast,

    Zip zip zip

    And that's off the list.
    front shocks.jpg
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  2. Didn't get a ton of pics - working too much.

    Josephus and Nick are arguing about symmetry on the rear deck pins ... :rolleyes::rolleyes:


    Finally Tom calls it from the bottom.


    Blacksmith Tom shows how to use a body hammer and dolly. supervisers.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
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  3. Got blurry after that - I'm old so when they left to go to Tudor's house at 9:40 :eek: I was done done and done.

    Man that was humbling :) so much great help from good friends. You guys are the best :cool: As always I owe you guys big time!


    This firewall was a bitch! Tim and Ed have the patience of a saint. They took this in and out 20 times to trim it and fit it. A lot of effort to make it 1 piece instead of 3 like I was going to do :) - and use electrical tape :rolleyes:

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2015
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  4. And I think they made Tudor tired after my place - :D I went to bed!

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  5. allwilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 143


    Glad to b of help man! Had a blast helping shorten the list. Wish I could b at Greer to watcher run...but c u at SIM
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  6. Tyresmoke
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 171

    from Norfork

    1. Make Firewall
    2. Mount rear bumper
    3. Fix passenger seat and mount it
    4. Seat belts
    5. Mount rear deck lid on pins (translate - the boot for Tyresmoke)
    6. Trans to belhousing bolts - check it - threads bad on 1
    7. Tighten steering stuff
    8. Set toe
    9. Mount gas pedal
    10. Make shift handle (Blacksmith Tom has this )
    11. Cut install windows - all - lexan fronts
    12. Build wheelie bars
    13. Make headrest
    14. Finish floor
    15. Weld front spring hangers in place
    16. Wire line lock / mag kill / starter
    17. Find a empty parking lot to see if it even goes straight :cool:

    Big A and Laydrag are working on the door art :rolleyes:

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  7. Tyresmoke
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 171

    from Norfork

    I think that a car should grow into its name.
    But with all the late nights all the amazing support from your friends .
    I think the Dodge may already have one "The Night Shift"
    Seems to fit.
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  8. Mac30
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 275

    1. S.F.C.C.

    Great stuff!!! To have that kind of support is something!! Keep at it and get that thing ready to make it down the track!! If you need any help this week give me a shout.
  9. Carl5Coupe
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
    Posts: 601

    from Buford Ga

    Awesome job there guys!! Next weekend going to be a blast.
  10. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,948

    from east , tn.

    Hell yeah I hope to be at Greer to see it run
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  11. Sunday was another long thrash day. Got the floors in. Bolted on one side. Some artist was in my way most of the day until the late hours so we had to tippy toe around and listen to weird music. Whatever it takes man :)

    Here is the bohemian setting up. Big A made the artwork. Big thanks Big A!

    Hippie Shawn stopped by and we decided to see how hard roping in windows is. Found all the window rubber in the parts pile that came with the car. Greenmntboy made the small rear window and we cut the rest yesterday.



    Got the drivers floor done and one seat bolted in.


    Sometime late last night the artist formerly known as Cabbage went home.

    Last edited: Apr 20, 2015
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  12. Looking awesome!!!
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  13. Awesome guys!
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  14. Man you boys ain't screwing around. It's looking great, and hat's off to Russ for whipping out the brushes. Nice work.

    If any of you clubmates owned passports my damn car could've been on the road 3 years ago!
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  15. ^august....right?
  16. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,901

    dirty old man

    No doubt about it Big A, they can work miracles. They came down here to my shop when I was in the short rows building BGII, and it was intended to be for squaring up the frt & rear axles to the chassis.
    Before the day was finished BGII had made laps thru the hood surrounding my shop, albeit with a not so great hyd/mech lashup clutch release setup that I had done, not these guys.
    They are unreal!!!!!!!
    I can't move fast enough to stay outta their way any more, so all I can do is try to help out when I can without hindering them!!!
  17. We needed you to work the punch list DOM! It was controlled chaos for sure - oh hell there's another good gasser name. o_O Russ get your brushes. Big A to the red phone !
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  18. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,901

    dirty old man

    Damn Tony!!!!!!!!!! I just spit a mouthful of Vodka,lime juice, and club soda all over my screen and keyboard on that "controlled chaos" moniker, LOL!!
  19. Damn, time to build another car. Hey, I've got a nice-ish '41 Ford coupe that would be a good candidate :D Hmm, I'd probably have to call that one Divorce #2 :rolleyes:
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  20. tylercrawford
    Joined: Jan 30, 2011
    Posts: 726

    from Buford, GA
    1. S.F.C.C.

    If only I had $2,000, space, and time :D
  21. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,948

    from east , tn.

    Gotta love the Grand Run
  22. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,748


    I got's a passport, Big A............
  23. You gotta Love it when a plan comes together. really like the name.
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  24. Quain Stott
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 2,027

    Quain Stott

    I wish I could find the word to tell y'all how much this means to me to see friends come together in the final hours like y'all have on this project. I know how burned out you can get in the last few days when you have already work long tireless hours for months. I have always said that the last 10% of any job is 90% of the effort, If I wasn't having the same problems with friends cars here at home you can bet that I would be there and spend a few days helping. Even if y'all don't make Greer you're all still my heros.
  25. Great posts Tony, hang with it man!!

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  26. What a fantastic gasser!!! The hard work, dedication, and team effort has paid off big time. YOU GUYS ROCK!!:D
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  27. I know I've been quiet lately, but DANG! Lots to look at. I like the new name better too. Keep stoking the fire, your getting it done. You got a good bunch around you Tony.
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  28. Thanks a bunch Quain! You have been invaluable just on the phone. Really appreciate all the knowledge you share freely. You are right about having good friends these guys and gals down here are keepers. I missed SoCal when I first moved to the South, but I have met the best people after I got out from behind the Orange Curtain :)

    Tyler you need that thing - what is it ?

    And ta think - the main reason for this build was to spank the beans out of Yesterday's Chili :D That's a long shot but worth shooting for.

    Just a few shots from last night. Seats and belts, shift handle - all quick n dirty.
    The guy with the funny hat is still here.

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  29. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,948

    from east , tn.

    If the weather is good I am planning on being there Saturday watching and hopefully selling magazines.
    If you aren't too busy stop by for a minute.
  30. allwilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 143


    Cabbage is on a roll! Looks killer

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