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Technical **Home Built / Homemade Parts Thread**

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by twenty8tudor, Jan 28, 2016.

  1. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 824

    from Ohio

    I did a quick search and didn't find anything.. So figured I would try to start one..

    I have seen looked through a lot of great threads on

    homemade tools and equipment, favorite dash in a model A, show me your full fendered hotrod, favorite 32..

    Anyway I like to build as much as I can and I have learned A LOT! That brings me to the point...

    I have leaned a lot of different ways of doing things and making things while browsing around here and on other social media places..

    What i hope happens here is people can find ways to make custom parts at home in one thread.. maybe what tools they might find handy... And I would like to keep CNC stuff out due to not a lot of people having access to it at home..

    Oh and I don't wish for it to become a negative bashing other people's work thread... If you don't like the way something is done.. Show how it can be done better or safer! :)

    So anyway I'll show you mine if you show me yours haha!!!

    Put a headlight switch in the instrument panel on my 28 roadster pickup

    Bar stock of aluminum with a few steps turned it and a 1/2" hole drilled through the middle..


    Mounted it

    Little exhaust hanger out of some scrap aluminum

    Drill,tap, cut some notches, and slant the edges..

    Used a u bolt out of a cheap-o muffler clamp
  2. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 824

    from Ohio

    Anything from the morning crowd to get this rolling?
  3. spinout
    Joined: Jan 15, 2008
    Posts: 333

    from Dallas, TX

    Looking forward to this thread. Gotta be tons of stuff that could go here.
  4. Most of what I own is either home built or modified to work as intended. nothing is a bolt on at my house. I sure wish that it was. LOL

    Going to watch this thread and maybe someday I'll even have something to add.

  5. I cant post a pic. right now because my '59 1/2 ton is in winter storage but I drilled a hole through the center of two hockey pucks and use them as bushings for my Hurst, cradle style engine mounts....scored a few huge fender washers from Grainger to make the hockey puck sandwich.
  6. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


    I posted this in another thread but hey it fits here and if anyone missed it there it is here...What is it? My 1929 Ford Sport coupe has a 1936 ford dash with no glove box. I could buy a press board aftermarket but that would be too easy ;) so I use my acquired knowledge, skills and tools and garaged it.





    I had to mod the corner due to fouling on inner gas tank.

    Tool/Material List...
    1) 1/8" (#30) Soft aviation rivets, Some hand (hammer) peened and others pneumatic "C" Squeezer with applicable 1/8" snaps/dies
    2) Pop rivets
    3) Soft Aluminum from metal store
    4) Beverly shear and tin snips
    5) Files-Round/Flat
    6) Sharpie marker
    7) Bristol board/tape/scissors for pattern
    8) Vise with round bar and square bar for forming
    9) Broken pilot aviation burnish tool for engine turning
    11) Clecos
    10) Drill Press
    12) Drill gun with #30 bits and (5/32" and 1/4" for slots
    13) Measuring Tape and 6"scale
    14) 100 degree 6 flute countersink for deburring and touch csking
    15) sand paper 240 -600 grit with aluminum polish
    16) Patience, time and some good tunes

    Now I just have to get it in :confused:
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  7. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 46,847


  8. I think that we start threads like this all the time then they get buried and someone else comes along and wants to either show or see everyone's handiwork.

    I would personally like to think that for the most part we are not checkbook hot rodders, I know that this is not true but our core group at least is not entirely 1 800 hot rod.

    I got a one piece hood almost completely welded up from my A bone, it stated out like this:


    Went to this


    Then this


    and is currently a little farther along than this:



    Life is sort of in the way right now but maybe I can finish welding it and grind it out soon, like before next week soon. Its not a rotlieb or any of the other one piece hoods but out of necessity is has become what it is.
  9. Gott do some fine tuning to them but I built the motor mounts for the 259 stude in my tudors chassis out of a 40 axle. used the rest of the axle making a drop out trans cross member, more cross members to follow...

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  10. Cool. We made a front cross member for an A roadster pickup out of the center arc from an A axle once. Old axles make good car parts of you have them. ;)

    Creative. :cool:
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


    Beaner pics are not showing :rolleyes:
  13. Or if we are talking pie it could be Ho made. as in who's ho made it. :D

    Sorry I just couldn't resist.
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  14. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  15. I guess the mods are still mad it me. :eek: :D
  16. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,832


    Doubt it...could be the way your inputting them to your thread. I upload rather than drag and drop. Try edit/delete all those that don't work and re upload the same pics. Then go have some ho made pie :D. This (ho made pie) translated means a beer...
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2016
  17. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 824

    from Ohio

    Thanks for posting stuff!! Never thought about using an axle for a crossmember. Very cool!

    Same scrap aluminum bar.. Used to make a fuel block.. Could be done easily in a drill press..

    1/8" pipe threads on all ports.. Then pipe to compression fittings


    Rolled and welded gauge panel

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  18. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,796

    56 Dodge Pickup
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    IMG_2565.JPG IMG_2615.JPG
    Dash and tranny tunnel I made for my 37 Plymouth all steel Hobo Jim
  19. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,041

    Dave Mc

    When I built my Phantom 33 Fordor Vicky Convertible I wanted accessible storage ( Trunk ) so I used the Rear part of the original Roof for the Rear Body Panel for the Opening and Dissected a Coupe Decklid to fit the opening , I cut the inner panel into 3 pieces and fitted the to the new opening then made an outer skin to fit. our pic`s 028.jpg our pic`s 040.jpg our pic`s 041.jpg our pic`s 044.jpg IMG_0209.JPG
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  20. vintage6t
    Joined: Jul 30, 2007
    Posts: 346

    from CT

    Work in progress. Parking/brake/signal lights to hang off the back of a 54 F100 I'm working on. Housing made from cylinder caps, guts from an old set of trailer lights, lenses from motorcycle turn signals.

    1454106189474.jpg 1454106231424.jpg 1454106244106.jpg .

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
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  21. Dapostman
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
    Posts: 294


    My son and I am building a thirty’s speedster, probably over 80 percent so far is hand fabricated, the problem, the chassis rails that are titled are from a 1974 Postal Jeep so I would have to get special dispensation from Ryan to post the build, I can probably post some sub assembly pics but then again it’s not a traditional build.
  22. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 824

    from Ohio

    Had some fuel issues with trying to gravity freeing the stock tank.. So making a small 5.5 gal tank to go underneath and use an inline pump out of it..



    Little lathe work on some round stock

    Bungs for the fittings is what the round stock turned into

    Ran some pieces through the mill to fit them inside.. Forgot to take into account over lapping pieces..
    Makes for a nicer fit then trying to grind it down with a grinder

    Time to weld


    And now we have a tank to pressure check today..
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  23. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 6,920


    IMG_7330.JPG This is a one piece coil bracket support that bolts to the 49-53 Ford/Merc water pump. By remounting the stock 49-53 coil, it gives both your stock and aluminum heads a “clean, uncluttered” look as the stock coil no longer is bolted to the head. This is especially useful when installing early heads on the 49-53 Ford/Merc engine. Your stock 49-53 Ford/Merc coil bracket bolts to this support with two ¼-20 machine screws. This MIG welded bracket is of sturdy construction and is made of ¼ inch cold rolled steel. The bracket comes with a protective coat of red Rustoleum enamel which you can repaint to match the color of your engine. I'll make one for you if you want.
  24. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,375


    Good stuff here
  25. jaxx
    Joined: Mar 22, 2008
    Posts: 385


    Mopar tail lights - convex lens for my hand built 22 dodge rpu -hand made hood - jaxx
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    Last edited: Jun 4, 2016
  26. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 994


    20161016_103203.jpg 20161016_094637.jpg I think you can tell what part this is.

    For when you don't have a plasma cutter and are out of gas in the torch.....
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  27. twenty8tudor
    Joined: Oct 5, 2010
    Posts: 824

    from Ohio

    Needed to stiffen up the steering on a 32 I picked up so cut this out of some scrap box tubing



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