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

  1. russnunn
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    uh oh you said the R-word you are in so much trouble
     
  2. 29nash
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    1/2done; You are the man~!
    Another gasser I presume?
     
  3. 1/2done
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    Thanks Jeff. Let me know what you find. I still like the frame Zibo built, but in a $ pinch repairing this frame is still a possible option.
     
  4. junkyardjeff
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    That yard in Mt Sterling has at least two that would work but I dont know the condition as I never really paid much attention to them and I know the frame is shot on the 39 in Starks but I think the front might be usable,I was planning on going there saturday but I found a built 351-W that I need to look at so it might be the next saturday before I go.
     
  5. 1/2done
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    Lake style. Trying to decide how far to go with it. I'm leaning toward a cage and removable floor. I'd like to be able to remove the body again if necessary.
    The motor/trans combo I have for it isn't anything high powered, carbureted 300 six/5spd but could be in the future. It may rile the hardcore traditionalists but I have it, it runs and it's free.
     
  6. The roof looks terrific. What style of shrinking disc are you using, flat, low crown, small tucks, high tucks? Maybe you could post a pic of it?

    Really nice work on the roof.
     
  7. blown49
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    Hahahaha! Perfect.
     
  9. 1/2done
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    Thanks.
    The disc I'm using is smooth, flat stainless.
    [​IMG]
    I got it and a backing plate from Wray Schelin. Best money I ever spent.
     
  10. Thanks for the info! After seeing your finished product, I think I'm now in the market for one. I'll check it out.
     
  11. SpeedAddict001
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    Are there any updates to this thread, or is it some place else now on here?

    SpeedAddict001
     
  12. Flatheadguy
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    Go for it!! Giving it a good effort is a ton better than sitting down with a catalog and ordering reprop and fiberglass parts. Besides, as mentioned, you'll know one helluva lot more about the whole process by the time you are done. Please, keep us updated on what works, what doesn't. We'll all maybe learn something.

    There's a big difference between building a car and bolting one together.
     
  13. Licensed to kill
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    Ah, so you DO know how to make a "good rat rod":D
     
  14. Wow, you have a lot of talent. Keep up the good work!
     
  15. Pinstriper40
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    How long to those shrinking discs last? I've been thinking about getting one, but I don't know anything about them.
     
  16. any updates on the progress?
     
  17. 1/2done
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    I haven't done much on the car. I stopped to build an English wheel.

    I have a friend with an NOS rear fender. I'm going to borrow it and build a pair of bucks. Hopefully I'll get started on it again this weekend.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  18. SpeedAddict001
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    Wow, you needed an English wheel and you just made one! Great job on it and keep up the great job on bringing this one back to life!

    SpeedAddict001
     
  19. freakboy
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    awsome im subscribing!
     
  20. bulletproof1
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    perfect answer!!!!!!
     
  21. big creep
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  22. 1/2done
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    I went and picked up the fender tonight. It ended up not being NOS, but it is straight and nice. I'm going to help a buddy with some sheet metal work in the trunk of his 55 tomorrow, but it's supposed to rain all weekend so I'll get started on the bucks Saturday.
     
  23. Great job so far. looking forward to following this build.
     
  24. That english wheel is awesome good job man!
     
  25. 1/2done
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    It's been a really shitty summer. Money and work situation have sucked and I've been sick for damn near a month with bronchitis. I haven't touched the coupe except to move it to the detached garage since March. But today something got me kick started. The guy I got the car from needs me to make the lower left corner of the deck lid for his coupe. His is rotted off so I'm fixing mine so I have a pattern. Yeah I could make a flexible shape pattern from the other side and turn it inside out, but that wouldn't get anything done on my car now would it? I thought I had before pics of the lid but it turns out I didn't.:mad: Trust me, it was burned, solid rust and had been pried open by the fire dept. I got the rust pretty much removed and the outer edge dollied back in shape. There's still a ton of warp and dents in it. I may end up removing the skin from what's left of the inner structure if I can't get to all the areas that need repaired.

    It isn't much but it's a start and it felt good to be working on it again.
     
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2017
  26. jerry325w
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    i would do a vintage stocker, but keep it driveabvle on street, not done often and can work real good:cool: dont need any trim, simple paint and lettering can distract from some body issues and still be real authentic.
     
  27. oldskooloutlaw
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    Good for you, 40 Ford coupes deserve a better fate. We don't need no stinkin rat rods.
     
  28. The37Kid
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    Good to see this project moving again, look forwad to more photos of progress.
     
  29. Excellent work.
     
  30. thepoz57
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    Nothing is ever "broken". The only thing needed is ambition and ingenuity.
     

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