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Technical Glasscock 1932 Ford - 3 Window Chop

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. Flop
    Joined: Jun 8, 2006
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    Well this trip starts around Midnight on a run from Pittsburgh to Chicago to Wisconsin to damn near Iowa to pick up this Brookville 32 Ford body .

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    chicago by day break .

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    then we ran up to wisconisn for some drag races a friend of mine and driver wanted to go to !

    running on no sleep a little nap in the trailer was in order once we got to the track early

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    sears tower in chicago on the glass over hang !

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    now turn around

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    dont forget the tolls!!

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    home safe
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  2. Looks like a great road trip and coming home with the 3 window body makes it worth the long drive,

    I'm subscribed. HRP
     
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  3. brady1929
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    Glad you had a safe trip
     
  4. Flop
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    well now is where a little unexpected work came about .

    im starting on the drivers side cowl and working around the car .

    I know Al's expectations of this car are very high and this metal work (how i received the car) was not going to cut it .

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    so get the files out the hammers and dollies and get to work .

    now we are getting some where

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    after hammering ,filing ,welding up pits and DA-ing the panel we are right where we are supposed to be

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    our next set of problems

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    getting her smooth now !

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  5. Flop
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    And the sad state of affairs on the back sail panel of the roof

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    and now without seam

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  6. clem
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    Looking good.
     
  7. Flop
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    bad seam needs a fixin !

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    smoothed out

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    now down to the bottom

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    and once again smoothed out

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  8. Happydaze
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    You',re not going to believe the timeliness of your post! I'm in exactly the same position but the 'before' work is of my own doing (and i'd like to think is perhaps a just little better than your start point - i can be delusional at times though) but i'd love to get mine to where your is now. It's obvious though that there's a ton of skill and experience there which i'll never have so probably i'll be calling mine good as it is! Are there any pointers you can give me? How long did your work take? How did you deal with the screen header area that is double skinned and as far as i can work out the inner panel is not removable? You can't post too many pics on this!
    Oh, awesome work btw and thanks a million for posting.
    Thanks in advance
    Chris
     
  9. Flop
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    thanks hrp & brady !
    thanks clem !

    honestly happydaze its 95 percent patience and restraint . there is and will be alot of time into getting the body to have a seamless look .

    i used a long porter fergusen type crow bar and slide it behind the header . also a stud gun .


    well we have some gap issues . they grew and tightened .

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    well only 1 thing to do in this situation cut the car !

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    equidistant gaps

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    and the quarter all smoothed out

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  10. Flat-Foot
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    from Locust NC

    I've been following along on instagram, incredible work as always. How much of a chop are you going for?
     
  11. Flop
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    the wheel arches were moved up on Al's coupe so thee was significant work done to the wheel wells

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    i got them into shape and finished em off with the DA

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    low low low

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    all in all i think it took around 150 pulls to get this inaccessible area back to shape .

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    and the finished product

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    next up is the quarter and door . (gaps)
     
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  12. Flop, your metal skills are awesome. Great to follow your posts.
     
  13. lucas doolin
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    Like attending a metal working class with a master. Thank you for sharing.
     
  14. hiboy32
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    from Omaha, NE

    that is incredible metal work, is this going to be run in bare metal?
     
  15. ironandsteele
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    WOW. I'll be following this.
     
  16. Just seeing the pictures, I am amazed at your skills. Is the before condition how it comes from Brookville?
     
  17. 340HilbornDuster
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    Wowsers! Subscribed..
     
  18. Flop
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    thanks everyone !! @Flat-Foot i will be taking out 2 and a half inches .

    @hiboy32 im sure for a while with the way its coming out but i have not discussed that with the owner .
     
  19. Als27T
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    I think it would be foolish to not show off such fine workmanship for some time to come.
     
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  20. big duece
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    from kansas

    Way too nice to paint!
     
  21. As received from Brookville?
     
  22. 34Fordtk
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    WOW!! Super metal work Flop! I for one would love to hear some about your tools and technique, a short quick howto if you could. Thanks for posting the pics!
     
  23. Pewsplace
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    As others have stated the metal work is impeccable. I am a follower of this chop.
     
  24. Pete
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    Jesus CHRIST!!!! Insane dude,,,,,
     
  25. And the magic continues.............

    I continue to sit here in complete awe! Just amazing skills.
     
  26. druids62
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    Once again Flop, absolutely beautiful!!
     
  27. 3wLarry
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    cool beans
     
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  28. Baron
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    Looking forward to the chop.
     
  29. L. Eckart
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    You are doing the MAGIC. Very nice metal work as everyone has stated. Subscribed.
     
  30. Your work is amazing,maybe Brookville could learn something from you! HRP
     

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