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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 1/2done, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Rusty Heaps
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    amazing!!! I thought this car was a lost cause. But I'm glad i've been proven wrong. I can't wait to see the end results. You've got more patience than I.
     
  2. koolkemp
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    Glad to see you are still plugging away! The car is looking great, go back to the first page of this thread if you need to be reminded of how far you have come! Did you ever get the title issue sorted out ??
     
  3. wingspread7
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    Most perfect chop EVER on a 40'!
     
  4. Jedidiah
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
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    from Ft Worth

    Subscribed........You've come a long way, its looking good!
     
  5. Late to the game, but I'm subscribed! All I can say is wow!
     
  6. I wanted to say somethin nice about your build but the only word that pops up is,

    "WOW"

    Doc.
     
  7. fulltrack
    Joined: Mar 2, 2007
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    As far as paperwork goes, didn't the guys son who owned the car when it burnt post in this thread? Couldn't the dad sell you the car or help you with paperwork?
     
  8. 1/2done
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    He kept the frame and title and re-bodied it.
     
  9. 1/2done
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    I didn't like the way the filler panels between the trunk and fender looked so I decided to replace them. Got started on it tonight. 2 down, 2 to go. Then start the other side.
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    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  10. rocknroad
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    1. SoCal HAMBers

    I love the low rider chain wheel on the English wheel. English Low Rider Wheel?:D

     
  11. 1/2done
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    Filler panels are done
    IMG00024-20121025-2123.jpg

    I decided I want to replace the drip rails. I know Gene's sells them, but $250 is a bit steep for this bucket. So I started thinking about how I could make them without a shrinker/stretcher set up. I decided to try making a hammer form.

    Here's what I came up with.
    IMG00033-20121027-2210.jpg

    The rail just out of the form
    IMG00034-20121027-2211.jpg


    A little tweaking and adjusting later

    IMG00035-20121027-2218.jpg
    No, I didn't hem the edge but I think it'll do for what it's going on. It still needs some adjusting but I'm encouraged enough to make a form for the front half. I still need to figure out a way to put a slight curve in the face of the rail.
     
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  12. 1/2done
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    I did a little more tweaking, cut it down a little. I think it looks ok. I know I like it better than no drip rails so it's probably the route I'm going to go.
    IMG00041-20121029-2137.jpg
     
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  13. IWB
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    What an amazing save you are a brave man with alot of skill.
     
  14. perkshotrods
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    Subscribed, just read the complete thread , now I'm tired and going to bed. Nice job looks good, do what you want to do with it. Most people would have let it sit And rot. Can't wait to see what it will look like. Nice work
     
  15. Midwest Rodder
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  16. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    just saw this one for the first time, great save and work done so far.
     
  17. 1/2done
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    Ok, here we go. I got a wild hair and decided to go with my original plan to chop the top. I liked the proportions on the 40 Baron chopped and since he posted the measurements that's the route I went. SCTA and ECTA allow for a 3" "beauty chop" on cars running a vintage engine. This is 2.5" at the B pillar so it's still legal if I run a flathead.
    All the cuts marked.
    IMG00047-20121103-1941.jpg
    IMG00049-20121103-1942.jpg
    IMG00050-20121103-1942.jpg

    Once I started cutting there was no turning back.
    IMG00053-20121104-1753.jpg
    IMG00054-20121104-1835.jpg
    IMG00056-20121104-1835.jpg

    Top sitting in place with double D shaft locator pins in the a pillars.
    IMG00058-20121104-2012 (1).jpg
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    I hope to get everything fit and welded this week and modify the drip rail form to fit the new roofline.

    I know some aren't going to like it, all hate mail goes to Zibo. It's all his fault.:p
    Yeah the pics suck, I'm still using a shitty Blackberry at the moment.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
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  18. Get that back pannel right a you are a king. If not, well lets not go there but judgeing by the turn around on the rest of the body I dont think we'll have to go there.
     
  19. 1/2done
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    This is how the back panel turns out using these measurements.
    DSCN0063.jpg
    I like it because it's subtle.
     
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  20. joedoh
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  21. patman
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    Is there a good Blackberry? Bwaahahaahahahaaaaahahaaa....

    (sorry...geek cheap shot)
     
  22. redroaddog
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    like the mild chop going to be perfect for the car:cool: nice work!
     
  23. 1/2done
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    A little more progress
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    I was going to scrub the rust on the inside of the roof before I welded it back on but it was pretty flimsy so I opted not to. I was pleased with the way it held it's shape when I cut it, all the stress it was under I was a little worried it would wad itself up.
     
  24. 1/2done
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    I got the roof fit and partially welded and clamped the rear window panel in place. I think it looks pretty good but I want to roll it outside tomorrow and get a better look at it.
    IMG00068-20121110-1808.jpg
    The other option would be to shorten it up and lean it at the stock angle which would lengthen the window to trunk panel.
     
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2018
  25. koolkemp
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    That really looks nice! Take lotsa pics of it outside for us!


    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  26. Leroy 701
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    wow!
    everything im working on looks like childs play compared to what you're doing. Nice work very inspiring
     
  27. Buzznut
    Joined: May 9, 2008
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    Absolutely astounding work! The metal finishing you've done is unbelievable. I didn't read completely through the 21 pages, but wondering if you have a link or contact info for the shrinking disc?... Maybe a how to guide as well?
     
  28. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
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    looks killer .keep it up
     
  29. 1/2done
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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.
    Here's a link to the disc I have http://stores.ebay.com/Pro-Shaper-Tools-and-Videos
    I've had real good luck with mine.
     

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