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Jerry's 32 3 Window / Hemi Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HomemadeHardtop57, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. HomemadeHardtop57
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    worked on the top of the cowl this afternoon. It was filled at some point so I decided to dig around and see how it was closed up. After I removed a 1/4 inch of lead on the entire top I was pleased to see that it was just tacked in a few places. I cut the tacks loose..cleaned the edges of the vent up and reinstalled it. I was glad it wasn't welded up solid

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  2. TexasSpeed
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    That's killer! I've been recently lusting after some of the 3-window Deuces on here and this comes up. I'm definitely following this. Are you leaving the roof stock or chopping it?
     
  3. HomemadeHardtop57
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    leaving it unchopped
     
  4. 510madmav
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    Can't wait to see more, going to leave it channelled?
     
  5. GaryB
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    cool , a 3winder build.are you going to be running fenders?...subscribed
     
  6. TexasSpeed
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    Sweet, man. I like that even more.


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  7. Noland
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    awesome Ill be watching, dig the interior. On the cowl vent sometimes your happy people dont put the full effort into making it right and weld it solid,makes it easier to undo
     
  8. thunderbirdesq
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    I've been waiting for you to get started on this thing, what a great car!
     
  9. Pewsplace
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    Great car to put back into the world. It seems like these old hot rods never die and I am glad for that condition.
    Lynn
     
  10. GARY T.
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    SOOO lets see if I have this right--it's a 3 window with 3 vents---right?:eek:
    You will be cool just like the car!!!:D
    Love your work,Jerry
     
  11. adventurer
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    Nice ....wish my 3 windows was this nice...
     
  12. Look forward to progress. Nice find also.



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  13. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Spent this evening getting the back of the car and the roof stipped down. I thought there might be some surprises on the decklid skin but it was nice and clean with no rust. I was expecting to have to do some rust repair on it before louvering it..but it's in good shape. Some dents here and there in the roof..but no rot. I'm using 3m stripper wheels in a drill. Going to DA the whole thing with 80 grit next


    some pics..don't know what is up with the floating circles..maybe the ghost of Henry Ford..haha

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  14. Crafty B
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  15. Man she's in real great shape. Such an awesome score!
     
  16. fab32
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    Congrats on finding that your body is basically sound. Really surprised that the cowl vent wasn't welded completely shut. I've got a 5w that was done in the very early 60's and my cowl vent has been closed an leaded over . Hope I find it as easy to reopen as you did. Keep the progress reports coming. I'm curious as to what you'll find next.

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  17. sawzall
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    whats that little machine in the background?
     
  18. Good score! Im inspired to strip my 3 window but, Im afraid of what Ill find under there!
     
  19. HomemadeHardtop57
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    It's an old throatless shear from the 40's

     
  20. farmer12
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    This just keeps getting better. And best of all, no rust! Keep up the good work!
     
  21. TexasSpeed
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    That's just the camera's flash highlighting the dust in the air. But I wouldn't be surprised if Henry's ghost was standing there going "Dang! My work lasted this long in this good a shape? I'm better at this than I thought!"

    Looks great, man.


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  22. HomemadeHardtop57
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    started removing the side vents this afternoon..got one side done.

    melted the lead out exposing the seam

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    vent piece removed

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    cleaned and hammer/dollied the area

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    nice piece of metal butt welded in

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  23. cakes
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    Looks great man, thats one heck of a start. I think I would have left the side vents but thats just me and it's your car, Do what you want
     
  24. bubba67
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    Jerry, the car looks great. If you look at Hop Up Magazine online, Mark Morton is having a roadster built and he's putting the same vents in !
     
  25. DaddyO's..Deuce
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    Wow, love the 32 build threads. Really like the fact that it's channled and no chop, that's what I'm planning for my 5w.

    $ Remember forgiveness is always easier than permission $
     
  26. delaware1930
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    Keep it going! Looks good!
     
  27. HomemadeHardtop57
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    started on the driver side cowl vent tonight...more lead on the shop floor.
     
  28. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Busy with work and then attending the Jalopyrama..not much progress since my last post..but was back on it tonight. Got new metal welded into driver side cowl after taking the old vent out..both sides are now done.

    Spent 3 days removing the most stubborn hinge pin of all time...heat..oil..heat oil...etc..what a bastard it was..but it's out. Luckily the rest came out with no problem and I pulled the doors off the car. Going to take off the front and rear suspension this week and hopefully get the body up on the body cart. More pics soon
     
  29. HomemadeHardtop57
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    Got the front suspension and steering off this morning. There was a home made engine cradle on there too that was welded on that I also cut off. Pulling the rear out tomorrow

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  30. the vonstripers
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    hey
    good to see you working on your 32 coupe .............!
     

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