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Hot Rods French Ford 32 Sedan Lakester project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 8ballcustomcreation, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 47

    8ballcustomcreation
    Member
    from France

    Hi everyone,
    I’ve been working on this project for a while now, but I never posted it on the HAMB.
    There it is now, from the beginning to where we are.

    Coming back From Paris to nearby my place, I stopped to visit a Friend.
    Peter from the Geneva's Cheaters.
    He is the one I'm gonna work with on this project.

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    In my garage, so ... classic.

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    In the snow near Peter's place.

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    There he is measuring the 4.7 in. we gonna top chop.

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    And here I am, cutting in :)



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    A picture that anyone who top chopped their ride have done :)
    why? it's fun, that's all :)

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    That's gonna be it's look

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    well all this has been done in a night, now it's cool beer time.
    proud of what have been done.
    on the left, Pierre
    on the right, well .... Peter
    and me.

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    Next morning, welding time

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    a gap

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    and how we fixed the gap. simple and efficient.

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    see, no more gap :cool:

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    End of the welding session,
    time to get it back home
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2011
  2. Master of None
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    Master of None
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    looking good, what are you thinking for a power plant?
     
  3. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    donut29
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    from canton MI

    Damn thats a nice car to start with I'm jealous chop looks great
     
  4. AJofHollywood
    Joined: Oct 3, 2008
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    AJofHollywood
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    I was going to write the same thing. But you know what they say; always start with the best you can afford.

    Beau travail, nous tenir au courant.
     

  5. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
    Posts: 47

    8ballcustomcreation
    Member
    from France

    Let's talk engine
    v8 Ford flathead, we used a french military block, .120 bored, Comp Cam camshaft, 2 holley 94 carbs, Fenton intake and exhaust.
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    we are just preparing a place for a pulley, in case we add a compressor.

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    Setting up the valve springs
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    Done

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  6. Wow...what a fine looking Tudor you start with!! Looking great. Has that car always been in France?
     
  7. Master of None
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  8. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    model.A.keith
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    IMHO it looks better like this...............




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  9. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    The Gear box
    what a pain ....
    I have spent so much time to find one !!
    non available in France nore in Europe.
    I got this one on E-Bay USA
    T5 Borg Warner from a CJ7 JEEP
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    Problem !
    When we set the engine and gear in place on the frame the gear box
    come to far back over the torque tube.
    why :confused:
    because their was a 4 banger before and not a V8.
    therefor the torque tube was longer.
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    Other issue,
    I bought this T5 expecting to use Crazydaddyo's adapter.
    for what we've seen of it in the forum, it was the perfect solution.
    but we also thought it was 500$. After talking with Crazydaddyo
    I learned that the $500 price is for the mass produces S-10 adapter. The Jeep Tran is different and has many custon built features. the Jeep adapter is made one at a time from billet materials.
    It cost 1000$ !!!!!!
    some pics of the T5 Jeep adapter
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  10. 8ballcustomcreation
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    Yes it's a France made car.
    Produced localy by Ford.
     
  11. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    some like it like this , but for a lakester it's note quite that.
    you can see a black tape on the front window, it was to remind me what will be my view when it will be done :)
     
  12. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
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    Mark H
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    from Scotland

    Great progress so far 8ball!Looking forward to your up dates.
     
  13. ZZ-IRON
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    ZZ-IRON
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    from Minnesota

    your Deuce is looking good using the French Flathead cool
     
  14. jalopykid
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    jalopykid
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    from Bozeman,MT

    Lookin good! Can't wait to see some more progress!
     
  15. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    Time to work on the basics:
    lots of work ahead on the frame
    first, get rid of all unnecessary item :D
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    we move all frame parts to Peter's garage
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    and "voila"
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    splited wishbone, 5 in. I-beam drop
    couples of springs removed front and back suspension...
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    we may have some issues with the rear end.
    searching for an better one around our place.
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    looks very nice with this ray light coming down on it :)
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    More pics to come as we are stil working on the frame.
    waiting for gaz suspension.
     
  16. What year GAZ suspension ? My Gaz has four leafsprings in the length. Are,nt we lucky to have factory suicide doors on our '32 Tudors. Lot,s of wood too. Shit , it,s 01.37AM, time to hit the sack.
     
  17. olskool34
    Joined: Jun 28, 2006
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    Very nice build, I do like it with an unchopped top but it also looks good chopped. Nice car.
     
  18. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    for the suspension I took this one.
    http://www.speedwaymotors.com/Pro-Street-Rod-Shocks,870.html
    speedway sent them very quickly but it's blocked at Paris airport due to snowy weather.
    How do they do in Canada? they stop living for 6 months in the year ?
     
  19. 562roadster
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  20. 8ballcustomcreation
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    Yes, it's a Lakester.
    need to be chopped and plunging forward.
    a nice salt lake racer, I just hope it will see one of them someday ;)
     
  21. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    It still amazes me how these perfect '32 Ford's are just waiting to be found.

    It really takes some balls to just whack that bitch up. I love it.

    French flathead looks great too. Probably not as rare as they are here. Crazy!

    You ARE putting the fenders back on, right?

    Keep us posted.

    Kevin
     
  22. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
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    propwash
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    from Las Vegas

    Nice work, nice photos, this is a fun build to follow - you guys are doing a super job. Keep us in the loop, mon ami.

    dj
     
  23. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
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    from France

    Hi Kevin,
    well flateheads is getting more difficult to find, I've been lucky.
    fenders back, what fenders ? :D
     
  24. olskool34
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    You'll get there. I live in the states and never have seen the salt. Big "To Do" for me. Keep up the nice work!
     
  25. Bib Overalls
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  26. Ces du beau travail mes amis. Avez vous beaucoup the 32 des anne en France ici aux Etas Unis ces vraiment cher. Ci vous pouvais visite mon cite a Frenchysrides.com

    Bonne chance

    Jean- Louis Dehoux ( Frenchy ) Doctor Detail des Volkswagen
     
  27. CheatersPete
    Joined: Sep 25, 2002
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    Hello everyone,

    If someone can get the 23 teeth joint for the rear of that transmission, please let us know ;-)))


    Cheers

    Pete
     
  28. Great build up, going to follow this one!
     
  29. 8ballcustomcreation
    Joined: Apr 1, 2010
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    8ballcustomcreation
    Member
    from France

    Oh yes,
    Peter is right if anyone knows where to get this F... exit shaft yokes.
    I can find it no where, even Borg Warner didn't have a clue and send me to
    Astro Performance Warehouse.
    they are still searching for it !!!!

    thanks
     
  30. stephane-rod
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    stephane-rod
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    from france

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