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Projects How not to build a hotrod - My '33 Plymouth

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Sparkle, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. chiro
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  2. notaford1
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    from webster ny

    Not nitpicking but for your reference if you sell the Plymouth shell. It’s a 34 not a 33.
     
  3. Greenblade
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    This was a real fun thread to read through!
    I'll have to check back in a year or two to see the progress :p
     
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  4. Johnny Sparkle
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    Step 1234:

    Quit your job.

    I changed jobs in November. I didn't realize how miserable it made me till I got out. Now I have a 4 10-hour work week and I'm much more motivated.

    Step 1235:

    Buy another bike project! Hahaha! Almost made some progress!

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  5. Johnny Sparkle
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    Just kidding. I've been getting a lot done.

    I had to cut at least 12" off the '34 Buick hood to get it to the right length. I then had to cut the hood hinges off and narrow the whole thing and make new flanges to fit the Plymouth hood hinge. Took a bit of reshaping on the English wheel with an inner tube on the upper and a bunch of time, but I got it.
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    Also welded on the original body line from the Plymouth onto the Buick metal.
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    I still need to do some more metal finishing and figure out hood latches.
     
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  6. The37Kid
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    Welcome back! Hood looks great! Is that sandpaper on the English wheel for traction? Harley 45 frame?
     
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  7. Johnny Sparkle
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    That's a rubber strip cut from an inner tube. It lets the lower wheel curve the sheetmetal without stretching it.

    The frame is a '54-ish panhead.
     
  8. BJR
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    Here is how I did the hood latches for a 2 piece top hood at work. IMG_2101.jpeg IMG_2102.jpeg
     
  9. Johnny Sparkle
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    Oooooohhhh, I like that. I was thinking about a little shot pin, but I never thought to reuse the hinges. Very nice.
     
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  10. NoSurf
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    Lookin good Billie-Ray!
     
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