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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 31hotrodsedan man, Nov 25, 2017.

  1. 31hotrodsedan man
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    I finally got everything put togeather enough to wheel my 31 out if the garage and take a step back. Really get a good look and man I'm excited now. All the hard work to now is actually working. This is my first time building a car and it's been tons of fun but there is def a learning curve. Hoping this winter to get the frame finished up, finish the chop and the sub floor and then start tackling the nailhead I'm planning to put in it first part of next year. As winter starts to show up here in Michigan today provided me a nice photo album to tide me over till next time I can wheel it out.

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  2. Johnboy34
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  3. tfeverfred
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    Good job. Always a good feeling.
     
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  4. steinauge
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    Looks mighty good!
     
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  5. The37Kid
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    Looking good, nice Slant Wondow! Did you change the angle of the windshield to compensate for the chop of the front door? More chop photos would be nice to see along with details, how much etc., got on my self that I plan to cut. Bob
     
  6. ClarkH
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    Nice! I like what you're doing.
     
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  7. 31hotrodsedan man
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    Thanks. I chopped it 3 inches and moved the header forward to compensate. Then adjusted the outer post sheet metal to tie it all back together. The top of the front door I'm going to have to extend slightly at the front edge. Got the initial how to from scootermcrad's modified Murray project. I'll try to get some pics next time I'm out in the garage

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  8. weps
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    Looks really good. The proportions are "Right":D
     
  9. Looks good. What are those tires? Wide, wide white walls...............
     
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  10. ROCKER77
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    I think you nailed the chop!! It looks great
     
  11. edwardlloyd
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    You're inspiring me to start on my 32 Fordor. Looks great.

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  12. NashRodMan
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    That looks great! I too am interested to hear more on the chop, especially the leaning of the front posts.
     
  13. hotrodharry2
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    Nice! Looks like your having fun, that’s the important part!


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  14. Lookin' great. Keep us in the loop.
     
  15. Retroline
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    loos great, nailhead will be ideal!
     
  16. Keepat
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    Very cool, chop looks awesome!
    Pat
     
  17. 351cmach
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    Looking good! Nailed the chop
     
  18. brady1929
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    I agree, very cool.
     
  19. 41 C28
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    Looking good!!
     
  20. lots of work there....you are doing a great job, especially chopping a mordor
     
  21. BLUSHU
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    "This is my first time building a car"
    Looks like you have been paying attention.
    Nice work.
    The chop is perfect.
     
  22. 40ragtopdown
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    Good looking slant Window enjoy .
     
  23. Dave Rondou
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    Lookin good!. Keep pics. coming.
     
  24. Tim
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    I can dig it
     
  25. Bam.inc
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    Profile-stance will get even better when the Nailhead drops front down. Great way to save a Mordor. What Nailhead is going to fill that opening up front?

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  26. Fitnessguy
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    Looks good man! As my wife keeps saying to me “enjoy the journey” of the build when I have been saying I wish it was done on my build. The nailhead is gonna look sweet in there. What’s the plan for it?


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  27. TomT
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    Looking good - nailhead is a great choice!
     
  28. 31hotrodsedan man
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    Right now I have a 401 out of a '62 LeSabre. Gonna keep it mild. Cam and the 4x2 from Centerville auto. I know it's not traditional but I had a t56 fall in my lap and I like the idea of some good highway gears. Top it off with a quickchange and I'll have her on the road.

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  29. Bam.inc
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    When the drivetrain goes in, give us some good details on mating the T56-Nailhead combo.
     
  30. patmanta
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    That's going to be one nice looking sedan!
     

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