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Hot Rods It begins... Rebuilding a 1934 Chevy.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Imperial Kustom, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. flatmotor40
    Joined: Apr 14, 2010
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    from georgia

    Who power brake set up are you using and is it the factory frame
     
  2. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
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    1. The frame rails are the originals and have been boxed. As for the brakes, I am not responsible for building the chassis, so I really don't know.
     
  3. Just thought I'd throw this out. I see you use a piece of tin welded to the door and cab to get door flush while working. Like you I did the same only different. I use 2 pieces in all 4 points, one tacked to body side and one tacked to the door skin. I also took a piece of 1/16 x 2" flat bar and Clekoed it to both door and body with it just under the belt line. This let me remove the door as much as I wanted and no need to brake the tack welds. They always went back on in the exact same place. Like you I'm currently doing inner door bracing and actually have a pass side power window pattern going up and down.
    The Wizzard
     
  4. flatmotor40
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    from georgia

    Thanks just worndering
     
  5. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
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    Sadly, this is my last post about this project. The customer pulled the plug on it yesterday. These are the last photos I took after getting the upper jamb built and installed on the right side as well as the rocker. Too bad.
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  6. sdrodder
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
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    from Houston TX

    Saddened to hear about the project being stopped. I just bought what im told is a 34, maybe a 35 and will be replacing all the wood in it. Was loving all the progress pictures. Amazing work non the less.
     
  7. BradinNC
    Joined: Mar 18, 2014
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    Nice looking metalwork! Too bad you couldn't have finished it. That's a bummer.
     
  8. He will soon regret that decision.
    The Wizzard
     
  9. i was thinking the same thing.............he will be back.
     
  10. What a shame. Hard to find a shop that does such great work.
     
  11. Imperial Kustom
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    Some highlights of the rebody/restructuring of the cab. FB_IMG_1465251274621.jpg FB_IMG_1465251113208.jpg FB_IMG_1465251109847.jpg FB_IMG_1465251029311.jpg FB_IMG_1465251025408.jpg FB_IMG_1465250978210.jpg FB_IMG_1465250974224.jpg FB_IMG_1465250668119.jpg FB_IMG_1465250596605.jpg FB_IMG_1465250539512.jpg FB_IMG_1465250489436.jpg FB_IMG_1465250475212.jpg FB_IMG_1465250426826.jpg FB_IMG_1465250394913.jpg FB_IMG_1464906230346.jpg IMG_20160605_162123.jpg IMG_20160606_095215.jpg IMG_20160606_095246.jpg IMG_20160606_141143.jpg
     
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  12. Doug G
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    from Manheim Pa

    Super nice workmanship ! Getting ready to start a 1933 sedan, hope my job looks 1/2 as nice as your work !
     
  13. Imperial Kustom
    Joined: Dec 20, 2007
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    Thank you guys for the kind words! I have seen a lot of these wood framed. type bodies redone using tubing and some sheet metal, but never redone with a true, return type structure so I had to dive it a shot. It was a ton of measuring and designing but I would do it again 1000 times. I also kept every note, measurement and pattern from this so if I was to do another High Cab Chevy it should be a breeze.
     
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  14. flatmotor40
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    from georgia

    On my 35 standard I'm also taking the wood and making pattern the same size as wood with sheet metal and welding it together.A lot of work but I didn't go the tubing route
     
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  16. gasser57!
    Joined: Aug 22, 2012
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    Have you considered marketing any of your cab components, especially since you kept the measurements and patterns? Several of us have 34-36 Chevy trucks and would most likely be interested in purchasing some of your parts. I'm interested in the jambs you fabricated.
     
  17. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Shame because this has been a fun ride following the progress and your great skills. Hope you post more of your fine work down the road. I really enjoyed it and learned some things from you.
    That's a great idea of Gasser57. You could knock out a couple each of parts when you have a few hours of time and offer them up for others' projects.
    If the owner pulled the plug because he's out of money or is abandoning the project and may entertain selling it, you should let the HAMB know as I'm sure someone would love to have it if the price is fair...
     
  18. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    I found this '32 while mountain biking and tempted to inquire about it if I can find the property owner. I "think" I could save it after looking at the work of art you've created.
     

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