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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DirtyDave, Aug 4, 2013.

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    Trans cross member fabbed. Order driveshaft tomorrow.
    Those air cleaners are temporary.
    I plan to run the wires under the headers.
     
  2. langy
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    I like dem
     
  3. D.N.D.
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    Looking good Dave, are you going to get the original looking factory alum air cleaners with the little louvers on the sides

    I think that they look the best for your period looking car

    DND
     
  4. I cant decide at this point. Like a name and a color I hope it comes to me in the next 4 months.:D
     
  5. ROADSTER1927
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    Ok it's Thursday---- any luck on the name?:D:rolleyes: Gary
     
  6. ROADSTER1927
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    Dave, we just have to bump this thread! Gary:rolleyes:
     
  7. BCCHOPIT
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    All this talk and no pics..... Every one like pics
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    Out with the old in with the new... ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449203079.473958.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449203118.161122.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449203165.198059.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449203237.419462.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1449203366.165169.jpg
     
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  8. choptop40
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    Picked up this 40 on @bay , think it looks like a Willys , on steroids.......
     
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    Hi Chop

    I'am used to seeing Chevys & Fords maybe a Mopar of some sort ?

    Looks pretty complete and a good starting point and maybe rust free too

    Thanks, DND
     
  11. NHRANUT
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    from Western PA

    I'm thinking it's a Dodge.
     
  12. Baron
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    I think your right on the money.
     
  13. I need to get back to working on mine

    Cool looking car chop
     
  14. daliant
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    Cant beat the lines on a 40's Mopar business coupe, but my opinion is a little biased. 100_1372.jpg
     
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  15. D.N.D.
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    Bump Bump City whats happening out there in Gasser Land ?
     
  16. I like the angled B pillar which mine doesn't have, and changing that would run astray of the theme.
     
  17. choptop40
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    Yeah , damn right , they are righteous , somehow these stylists got this design to flow.....went over the 40 today , it's mor solid than I thought , fenders require massaging , trunk lid bottom some , etc.....overall amazing , desert cars are truly dry car....the wind will sand blast em nice...thus this patina....Mopar to ya..... image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  18. How many cars of that era had removable transmission tunnels? My Hudson does and I love that!
    For that matter how many had X frames within the rails? My Hudson does and that is where the back half of the tunnel bolts.
     
  19. My 37 has a removable floor over the trans. No x frame. GM was x frames in the early 60s, not sure when else
     
  20. ROADSTER1927
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    Dave was talking about about an X crossmember,:rolleyes: I Think. Gary:D
     
  21. Gotcha. Rereading it i see that now
     
  22. ROADSTER1927
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    I do plan on racing it and seeing if I can meet the Southeast Gasser rules. As far as where and when it will be a couple more yearso_O. It has a title and will be very limited street driven to sort out the running gear:rolleyes:. Then hopefully track time! Gary:D
     
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    should have posted a pic
     
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  25. ROADSTER1927
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    Very nice X Dave! Gary
     
  26. D.N.D.
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    The frame on the 37' was a U channel with a bottom flange on each side , and a bottom plate to box it in and looked pretty stiff

    Not much in the way of cross members the front stock one and the two engine plates, and a trans tail housing support of 1" steel square tube and then the rear stock one

    All of the alum firewall & floorboard never looking like the frame was twisting , so I guess it was ok for a young know nothing kid to put together

    But we just had the hard smoking slicks too, that was easy on the frame and drive line compared to todays very sticky stuff that raises hell on those parts

    DND
     
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  27. Baron
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    Hi Don. The 37 Chevy frames remained pretty much the same right through 1954. And being fully boxed (unlike the Ford frames) they were quite strong. I know a lot of roundy-round cars (Fords included) were mounted on Chevy chassis due to their rigidity. And your right on the money with the tires and traction that these cars have today compared to back in the day. The X-member in that Dave's Hudson will certainly help keep everything straight and not twisting up.
     
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    I boxed from the X forward as I had removed the strength formed to hold the straight 6.
    Also went past the core support but didn't photo apparently.

    I plan to fire the engine tomorrow to do the final cure on the headers.
    If all goes as planned I will run it again on Saturday for an extended period.
    Probably video that and post.
     
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