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Projects Guernsey boys model A coupe build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Guernsey boy, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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    Runnin shine
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    Me too!


    "Listen Mr... It ain't broke if I can't fix it"
     
  2. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 517

    woodz
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    Some serious skills here. Great thread and a killer car.
     
  3. Brewer
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  4. bigorangetruck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
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    bigorangetruck
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    from TX

    Hell Yea Man! Beautiful Work, Keep Rockin It-
     
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  5. RodNoc
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    from Kelso, WA

    This thread has been a real treat and a serious eye opener on what perseverance and effort can achieve. Thank you for sharing. Any updates?
     
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  6. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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    Runnin shine
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    I've been meaning to ask that same question for weeks. ?


    "I need my mirror boy"
     
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  7. Sorry for the delay, my computer broke.

    The engine is pretty much all back together now.

    I had the sump, timing cover, balancer, and all the pulleys powder coated in a black crinkle finish to give some contrast against the gloss black epoxy on the block and heads.
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    The stock fuel pump plate looked crappy so i whipped one up from some scrap stainless.

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    Oil filter canister in the lathe getting cleaned up for powder coating.

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    Can and fan back from powdercoat.

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    Valve covers back from paint. I'll be picking out the Chevrolet text in the same beige as the wheels.

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    Pretty much every bolt on the outside of the motor has been replaced with new stainless bolts that i've turned the writing off and polished. These ones are for the timing cover.

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    The finished stainless low mount alternator bracket.

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  8. I got a chance to polish all the individual pieces of the stainless windshield and re assemble it. I'm over the moon with how it turned out. Time consuming, but so worth it.

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  9. Mounted the brookville grille shell after cutting it about at the bottom as its now mounted much lower on the sectioned radiator to match the channel.

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  10. This next post is an important one to me, as i've literally been arguing with myself for years over what tail lights to run. i dread to think how many hours i've spent searching and thinking about it but i'm really happy with the solution i ended up with.

    After struggling to find anything that i REALLY liked, i always ended up coming back to the popular 1950 pontiac lights. Lets be honest, they are popular for a reason... They look simple and beautiful, and reproduction units are readily available. But the popularity of them is what scared me away again.

    I decided to buy some repro lights (the glass lensed ones, not the nasty plastic ones) to see if i could use the lenses and internals and make my own bezels.

    I first did a trial run with some scrap pieces to see if what i was thinking would work.

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    the lens sits in this recess on the back side.
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    Once i'd figured out my plan, i had these blanks waterjet cut from 8mm stainless steel by a local engineering firm to save me ruining all my holesaws. Anyone that has worked with stainless in the past will tell you how hard the stuff is, and how it ruins tools.

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    I got carried away once i'd got going and forgot to take pictures, but here are both pieces of a bezel after i'd turned them up on the lathe, drilled and tapped the top piece for stainless studs and hand filed the grooves in the back piece to locate over the studs.

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    The next day i made another set and polished the shit out of them.

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    mounted to a mock up piece with a rubber gasket.

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    It sounds totally lame, but I cant tell you how much of a relief it is to finally know what tail lights to run!
     
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  11. olskl_dave
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    Awesome coupe.....I just read the whole post again because l always find something that l've missed last time.
     
  12. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
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    Tail lights look really nice. Great work on the other pieces you have put together recently.
     
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  13. nunattax
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    great build looking even better this time around
     
  14. Mart
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    Excellent work. I always enjoy it when you update the thread.

    Mart.
     
  15. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    This is the number one thread that I subscribe to that I always look forward to. Pure inspiration !


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  16. Finnrodder
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    from Finland

    Nice job with the bezels!
     
  17. bigorangetruck
    Joined: Oct 23, 2012
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    from TX

    Good God Man, Those are N I C E!! We appreciate the details so keep them comin'...
    I feel your pain with tail light decisions!
     
  18. K.L
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    Finally an update! Awesome work as usual


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  19. norms30a
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    Really nice work.
     
  20. Sweet, nice stuff.
    -Pat
     
  21. Nice work all around!:cool:
     
  22. salf100
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
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    You can make a picture book with all the photos. Those alone are inspirational !!


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  23. Inland empire hot rods
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
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    from so cal

    Attention to detail is inspiring
     
  24. Thanks for the comments, they really are appreciated.

    Recently among other small jobs i made and fitted some repair/extension pieces for the bottom of the firewall. No fancy tools here, all they needed was to be bent in the vice and round a piece of pipe, and a bit of finessing on the anvil. Then Tig welded and smoothed.

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  25. The tail light work was really something!! Everything looks great!
     
  26. i just read the entire thread, awesome work!
     
  27. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
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    Those tail lights are amazing. Nice job.
     
  28. fef100
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
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    Like so many others have said, I have no idea how I have missed this thread. I just spent a few hours going through what you have done so far. Ideas, execution, and workmanship are top quality. I am blown away by your skills. I look forward to the next installment.
     
  29. frosty-49
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
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    WOW GREAT FABRICATION..MAKES YOU WANT TO REDO YOUR OWN AGAIN
     
  30. Lookin great! Love the tail lights!
     

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