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Projects M/F-ing HOT RODS, '32 3W build for a HAMB member!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ELpolacko, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Up front apologies to those of you building patina-d farm trucks on S-10 frames, but the HAMB is for HOTRODS! And it's time we do something kickass.


    B1gDaddy (Anthony) contacted me a while back about doing a new frame for his 34 coupe. We hashed back and forth and then he sold the car and bought what he really wanted. A 1932 Ford 3 window Coupe!

    Not just any coupe either, it was being built by Rudy at Fullerton Hotrods when it's owner couldn't go forward. They did a killer 5" chop and set it up with just the right rubber and rake.

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    The car went to Tucson and found a temp home at HiSpeed where they did shot it in DP90 and put it up for sale.

    Then I got the call to go get it!

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    Hiding in waiting for its chance to spring.

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    So it sat safe in the shop waiting for the collection of parts, Anthony wanted a period correct for a late 50's to early 60's build. He purchased a real angle plug head, dual quad 327 and we argued about rear axles and transmissions. Finally settling on a Winters Quickchange prepared by Dick Spadaro and a Tremec TKO five speed.

    Then it was all on me to kick this thing into gear and get moving.
     
  2. I pulled some critical ride height dimensions and such.Then cleared my table of lost projects and got the car stripped down to the naked chassis. Set up I fabricated some quick stands to bolt it down solid and pull out the original K without mangling it.

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    Then came the mockup, setting the engine and trans in place with the firewall and radiator to cement the proper locations of things. Yeah, I cut the snot out of the firewall, but don't worry. I think I know how to put it back together properly... :cool:

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  3. Nice one!
    Will be coming back to check on some updates for sure!
     
  4. Locating everything where I wanted it with Anthony's approval, I dimensioned out a few things and set to tapping at the keyboard and coming up with a new X-member that looks right and is a bolt in!

    The intent is to leave this chassis unboxed and still get some chassis stiffness and not compromise the look of what we want to achieve.

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    Center brace IRL

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    Rear half of the X IRL

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    Checking fit as I go

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    Clamping it up and drilling the holes

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    Then the first installation of the rear half assembly

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    Pretty sure I want to use a 39 style pedal assembly, here is the body mocked up in place

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    Worms eye view

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    Details

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  5. Ooops, I posted a 3D picture of the bolt in rear legs when using a stock K-member above... This is the correct one:

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  6. RustyRedRam
    Joined: Jan 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,119

    RustyRedRam
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Absolutely beautiful!
     
  7. demmals7ytriht
    Joined: Jan 4, 2011
    Posts: 95

    demmals7ytriht
    Member
    from Speer lane

    Thats some nice work there, Im glued to the set on this one...........
     
  8. Ed Wrath
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 289

    Ed Wrath
    Member

    Looking forward to more!
     
  9. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,299

    scootermcrad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Awesome build!!

    Any thoughts of offering formed 'K' or 'X' members like this for 32 frames in the future?
     
  10. B1gDaddy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 256

    B1gDaddy
    Member
    from aladambama

    Sweet Baby Jesus!
     
  11. BratRod
    Joined: Oct 10, 2007
    Posts: 51

    BratRod
    Member


    x2

    Great work!
     
  12. Peter Mc Mahon
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 199

    Peter Mc Mahon
    Member
    from Ontario

    This is gunna be great! [Larry]
     
  13. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,912

    need louvers ?
    Member

    I hate you more with each passing day....
     
  14. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,086

    Gearhead Graphics
    Member
    from Denver Co

    BEAUTIFUL work on that frame!
     
  15. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,599

    TexasSpeed
    Member

    No need to apologize. This is the truth! Heck yeah!!


    iPhone - TJJ App
     
  16. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,518

    Nads
    Member
    from Hypocrisy

    Beautiful, not rubbish!
     
  17. YES, emphatically YES I WILL.

    I need to go steal my father-in-law's frame for some test fitting. Or if someone has a nice stocker I could make a sweet deal for them. Just has to be a nice straight gennie.


    You like?

    Muahhahhaaaahahahaha

    Excellent
     
  18. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,299

    scootermcrad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That is VERY good news!!!! Keep us posted PLEASE!! I personally like the look of formed X-members and K-members way better than anything tubular for a nostalgic build.
     
  19. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,106

    oj
    Member

    Just beautiful and sooo clean, Henry would approve of your work.
     
  20. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,557

    zman
    Member
    from Garner, NC

    this build is art in the making. I'm glad you chose to share with us. It makes us feel special. :D:D:D
     
  21. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,229

    HotRod33
    Member
    from MO

    your attention to detail and our workmanship is awesome...... and the hell with those S-10 wanna be's.......
     
  22. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,943

    brady1929
    Member
    from Mesa, Az

    hell of a fabricator
     
  23. chopt top kid
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 959

    chopt top kid
    Member

    Nice... Thanks for sharing...
     
  24. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
    Posts: 2,880

    NealinCA
    Member

    I love it. The quality level of craftsmanship from you and others just seems to be getting higher and higher. I would guess economical laser cutting has had something to do with it...

    Thanks and I look forward to the progress.

    Neal
     
  25. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,912

    need louvers ?
    Member

    ...Or a giant freekin' plasma cnc in the back of his shop!
     
  26. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    3wLarry
    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I love the smell of money...
     
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  27. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,136

    Hotrod95
    Member

    Beautiful....
     
  28. B1gDaddy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 256

    B1gDaddy
    Member
    from aladambama

    3w larry

    Sweat is much stronger scented and lingers longer than dead presidents!

    This is the car I have LUSTED after for 25 years and worked my ass off to get it
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  29. Just some fun stuff, the section I have finished as a 3D pdf file. If you download it, click on the image and wait a second then you will see the image render out and by holding down your mouse button and moving your mouse around, you can rotate the system in space.
     

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  30. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,299

    scootermcrad
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    What application did you use to make that PDF? I have SolidWorks and this would be a really useful file display! Very cool!
     

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