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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by drylakespeedshop, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. drylakespeedshop
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  2. elgringo71
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    Yes you did!! Let's see some more pictures of the coupe.
     
  3. drylakespeedshop
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    I haven't unloaded yet. I did get more... should help finance the 32 build.

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  4. drylakespeedshop
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    [​IMG]whats left of a 1924-25 T coupe...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]now I have a few 35-36 rears I can choose the best one.... it made for an interesting parts swap with a mate of mine getting held up with road works and then was pulled over by the cops only to find out his trailer rego had lapsed. Which followed with an array of mishaps. But.... we did it, and made it home![​IMG]the diffs (especially the one with torque tube attached) proved to be a BIG challenge to load. Me having a broken foot really didn't help!

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  5. drylakespeedshop
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    Dodge doors have sold! 38 cab is not far from a sale, time for a parts order from the US .[​IMG]

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  6. jerseyboy
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    Cool door on that cab! Nice load of tin.
     
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  7. fourspd2quad
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    This is some funny stuff!
     
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    [​IMG][​IMG]straightened the dings out where I drove into a motel veranda with it on the back of my ute... and it's time to chop a top![​IMG][​IMG]started at 3" and decided it needed more. I went to 3 3/4 and it will end up at 4.5". Plenty of rust to be cut out of this one so the bigger chop I do the less rust replacement I will need to do![​IMG][​IMG]. Finally back in the shed from my slow recovery. Surgery next wednesday to remove screws from my foot.

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  10. drylakespeedshop
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    [​IMG]I also found the time to repair these tired 32 panels with the intention of building a pickup cab from sedan parts... I've seen a few photos of this and heard it was a common conversion in South America among other countries. [​IMG][​IMG]doors were rough! I figure I'll take the taper out of the door tops and square up the fronts of the sedan doors where they meet the door jam.

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  11. tub1
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    na don't stop at a 32 truck thing keep looking for parts a 5 window in the making truck is easy
     
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    score, rubbish rules!!
     
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  13. drylakespeedshop
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    [​IMG]4.5" chop now. I'm happy with the height and overall look! Just have to get everything else to fit! Plus all the patch work in the back of the cab!

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  14. Fortunateson
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    I had to laugh at you with your left foot in an air cast and leaning on crutches. I sprained my left foot twice in ten days and have exactly the same equipment! LOL. Slowly getting back to my toys. Get those screws removed; I had two put in in '73 after areally bad break playing hockey. Never had them removed and putting on skates, ski boots, etc. is literally a pain where they press on those two screws. More pics of your project please.



    press on those screws.
     
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  15. tub1
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    find yourself a pair of 30 roadster or sport coupe quarters and use your skills and imagination and go from there don't discount this , ask me how I know
     
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  16. praffin
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    I like the angle grinder minus guards. The only way to make them useful.

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  17. chopped f1
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    about time you hobbled out to the shed and did something mate !!
     
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  18. drylakespeedshop
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    I thought I'd share a few pics of the 35 I'm working on to help fund the 32.[​IMG]4.5" chop top. I bought three cabs and sold the 38 with a 42 for patch panels, but kept the rear panel of the 42. The rear panel of the 42 will be used to patch the 35. The 35 was missing the inner latch panel of the cab so the 42 one will be used. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I see alot of the process as increasing my skill level as well as saving some old metal that was honestly grabbed from the scrap metal yard! I'm excited about how this 35 will turn out and it will make someone an excellent project that will be ready to drop on a frame! The 35 sat on it's back for many years! [​IMG]

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    The steel structure of the 42 will also be a good addition to the 35 cab as most of the 35 structure was timber. I was lucky enough to pick up a rear window for $10 around a year ago at a swap meet, I thought it was too good not to grab for that sort of money. 12 months later and I'm pretty stoked that I picked it up.
     
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    wish you lived closer to 04210... my landmark '35, for a split second passers by see what looks like an old truck out back... she has no right side... note the landmark cabbie in the woods DSCN0564.JPG
     
  21. drylakespeedshop
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    So, I decided the top sheet metal of my 32 roadster cowel had to go. It was rusted from the inside out because my roadster sat upside-down for quite a while.[​IMG]I took the sheet metal from a dodge bonnet that wouldn't sell.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]I have cowel vent parts to go back in as well.
     
  22. HRK-hotrods
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    Brilliant! Loving your progress... Sent you a message.
     
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  23. tub1
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    I'm liking your vision you look at a dodge hood and see a 32 cowl repair section well done , now please tell me about your plans for the lower window seal area and the ends were the windscreen stansions bolt on , I'm asking not to be smart but I have to repair that area on my 32 cowl regards scott
     
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  24. drylakespeedshop
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    [​IMG]I am cheating a little on my repair. I will still need to fill the area where the original windshield swage was, but not to an extent that would be completely matching original. I'm sure I'll discover a suitable shape out of my patch pile....

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  25. Very inventive solutions to problems many of us have with our own projects. Thanks for sharing!
     
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  26. drylakespeedshop
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    [​IMG]I'd also been doing work on the dash and picked up a chopped up original dash for $50. Which will be perfect to finish my repairs and convert a 32 desoto dash into a 32 ford dash for the closed cab I've been collecting bits for [​IMG] .[​IMG]

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    I am really enjoying your resourceful ness. If you come unstuck with any of your panel fabrication, send me through some measurements. I have a bit of equipment for the job not to mention plenty of original steel of my own to draw on. DSC00542.JPG P1010125.JPG
     

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  29. drylakespeedshop
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    I am amazed at the poor repair on this 32 dash that just arrived. Bronze welded, over heated, lap welds with lots and lots[​IMG] of filler! I wire wheeled it to see what I had to work with.... thankfully I only needed cuts from it but hell.... what a shit job they did!

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