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Projects Martin Ford´32 5 Window Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tmfcracing, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. tmfcracing
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  3. rottenleonard
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    Hey man where did you get those wheels?:D.....might as well get used to it.

    They look sweet Martin, really the cherry on top!
     
  4. Jeff Norwell
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    WOW!...Martin....off the hook!!!
    Please shed some light on the tires(or maybe you have already?)

    Very Very nice.
     
  5. Cali4niaCruiser
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  6. WOW....your wheels came out AWESOME!!!!!
     
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  7. loudbang
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    Looks like you have now avoided the "I have wheels just like that" statements. :p
     
  8. tmfcracing
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    Thanks Jeff =)
    They are Excelsior Comp V 18-7.00 and 17-5.50.
     
  9. tmfcracing
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    Thanks Guys for the likes =)
    Best thing is that you guys overseas might have the chance to see the car (and me ;) ) live next summer .
    The roadtrip starts the 25th of July in the harbor of Brunswick, Georgia and ends in Los Angeles in the end of August.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. brady1929
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    Good idea to not drive through Phoenix this summer, Martin. Ha ha
     
  11. Mart
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    Martin, do you have any pics showing the welding of the centres into the hoops? How did that part of the job go?

    The cross America trip looks like it will be a blast!

    Especially with the car being so distinctive due to the wheels.

    Mart.
     
  12. rottenleonard
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    Martin, you should make a small detour north for speed week if your going to be in the states anyways. That car would look sweet on the salt.
     
  13. tmfcracing
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    It feels like the heat could become a big issue on this trip as I dont have an a/c.
    Maybe loads of water bottles will do it :)
     
  14. tmfcracing
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    Sorry no pic. I went to the guy next door and borrowed a huge MIG Alu Spool Gun welder.
    First time I used a welder like that but it worked out fine.
    I didnt used the Tig as I think it makes more heat and it could bend the hoops.

    The tire guy put up the wheels without tires in the balancer machine and the wheels were really strait and fine .
     
  15. tmfcracing
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    It has crossed my mind , it sure would be fun :)
     
  16. 3wLarry
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    Those wheels remind me of another hamb car...forget who's it is...your car looks great.
     

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  17. hasty
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    Really good to see it done and looking so good (and the wheels look fantastic) - as always with the really special builds also the sadness that posts are coming to an end. I hope you have another build thread up your sleeve!?
    Thanks for posting all the progress - very inspiring.
     
  18. tmfcracing
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    Found a pic , shot before the support wings was welded.
    Hard to see as its dark but thats the only pic I took.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. tmfcracing
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    Looks like Halibrand's.
     
  20. davo461
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    Fantastic effort, Martin: now you are mentally equipped to do it all again, with something different. Better to thrash the coupe for a while, though.
    Davo.
     
  21. tmfcracing
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    Thanks Hasty, this buildthread will come to an end during the spring after the paint and interior is done.
    At the moment I have a tread were I help a friend with a 32 chassie
    and my next own project is also a 32 roadster with a Brokewille body.
    The plan is to start with it after the summer and a build thread about it would be fun :)
     
  22. tmfcracing
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    Something different is around the corner ;)
     
  23. rcnut223
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    Nice Martin!!

    Now your getting serious...

    Darn I better get busy if I am going to be ready to travel to meet you at Nationals!
     
  24. This is looking great!
     
  25. tmfcracing
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    Well Mike, there is no option other then you are done till then but im not worried as hard as you work on the car =)
     
  26. tmfcracing
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    Thanks a lot Flow !
     
  27. tmfcracing
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    First time down to the ground today with the real tires and wheels.
    Im happy with the stance but might lower the rear just a little.
    [​IMG]
     
  28. Sexy wheels!
    Nice to see them on finally.
     
  29. tmfcracing
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    Finally had a daytrip today leaving the coupe to my friend Tomas for some paint .
     
  30. tmfcracing
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    Tomas building himself a very one of a kind roadster.
    [​IMG]
     
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