Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods Model A Coupster on '32 Rails Updated

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dyce, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Thanks!! I'm working on the left tail today. Someone removed the fender without unbolting it from the frame...
    I hate this part of the front fenders. The reverse curve screws with me.
    20171229_192130.jpg

    20171229_185342.jpg
    I rigged it up with crap around the shop for a 6 inch drop from the frame to the running boards and the appropriate length.
     
    brEad, Wurger, JOYFLEA and 1 other person like this.
  2. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Not the best day today. The patch i made that bolts to the frame totally screwed the fitting of the gender so the patch grew. I should have welded it together on the car but I got lazy. 20171230_230323.jpg
    It' back under control for now.
     
  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,117

    Stogy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Great stuff and Happy New Year @Dyce. Man I had a double post...now that I got that under control...:p
     
    Dyce, JOYFLEA and Wurger like this.
  4. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Well I got the left side really close now. It seemed to be immune to my hammers so I got the shrinking disc after it and it really started to take shape. I also made a couple of these tools to tune up the opening and planishing the curve.
    20171227_110313.jpg
    Here is my favorite view.
    20171231_161930.jpg
    I got a good start on the right side yesterday. The bead down the side is rough and it was full of pin holes on the top. I'm sure it spent some time upside down outside.
    20180101_201343.jpg
    20180101_212150.jpg
    20180102_082917.jpg
    My goal was to have the fronts done before new years but oh well.....
     
  5. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,300

    Six Ball
    Member
    from Nevada

    Wow, and I'm fretting over an inch or so if rust for about 8" in the bottom of my quarter panels.
     
    Stogy, Dyce and loudbang like this.
  6. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,375

    Dago 88
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Here is a '31 full fendered roadster on a Deuce frame featured in the March 1972 issue of "Street Rod" a short lived magazine from the 70's. 26241386_914130202085660_1565548153_n.jpg 26551389_914130198752327_1494261702_n.jpg
     
  7. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Thanks for the pictures!! Neat car. It looks like it has a 33-34 style rear splash pan instead of a 32 tank.Its hard to tell with the spare tire in the way.
     
    Stogy, Dago 88 and loudbang like this.
  8. Wow! Great progress on the fenders. Can’t wait for the next update.
     
    loudbang and Dyce like this.
  9. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    It's been a long time since I posted any progress but I have been busy. My elbow started bugging me so I had to take a break from the fenders. Years ago I had the engine mounts done using a Hurst style mount but I didn't like the it with the rear mount on the transmission tail housing.
    20180121_190939.jpg
    I also went with a vega box. I put a new end on the pitman arm to take ford Rod ends. It had to be shortened anyway.
    20180124_102002.jpg
    I decided to use a powerglide instead of the 4 speed. My wife doesn't like driving a stick and she will be driving it now and then.
    20180120_185206.jpg
    To shift the glide I went with a nifty column out of a 47 or 8 Oldsmobile with a hydromtatic. I took it apart and it looks like the shift indicator buttons can be switched up to match the transmission.
    20180120_185147.jpg I shortened it up and put new bearings in both ends. I had to make a new shift arm on the transmission but it works great. I have some tuning to do on the linkage but I need to get the floors done first.
    20180128_192225.jpg
    I'm working on mounting the master cylinder and a 40 ford pedal now.
     

    Attached Files:

  10. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I got the brake pedal and master cylinder mounted.
    20180203_171511_001.jpg
    20180203_171455.jpg
    It is a 40 ford pedal.
     
    loudbang, Stogy and JOYFLEA like this.
  11. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    After getting the column, shift linkage and brake pedal sorted out I made a 1in. Firewall recess.
    20180217_145216.jpg
    20180217_145232.jpg
    And got a good start on the front Floorplan.
    20180222_093815.jpg
     
    brEad, UNSHINED 2, cactus1 and 4 others like this.
  12. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 12,735

    loudbang
    Member

    Indent looks good.
     
    brEad, Stogy, Dyce and 2 others like this.
  13. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Finished the front Floorplan today. 20180225_192039.jpg 20180225_191758.jpg
     
  14. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Started on the trunk floor. I used a model a rear spring and crossmember in case I stumble upon a quick cange.
    20180304_213325.jpg
    20180304_213217.jpg
     
    UNSHINED 2, JOYFLEA, cactus1 and 2 others like this.
  15. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I got the trunk floor welded today.
    20180310_161813.jpg
    This shows it from the front.
    20180310_161858.jpg
     
  16. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    More progress on the floor.
    20180311_184525.jpg
    20180311_184454.jpg
    Next is the seat pan.
     
    brEad, jackalope, loudbang and 2 others like this.
  17. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,163

    general gow
    MODERATOR
    Staff Member

    just got caught up on all the progress. the rear fenders are so rad!
     
    loudbang and Dyce like this.
  18. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Thanks!!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  19. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 8,275

    Atwater Mike
    Member

    Excellence in metalwork! You massage that like I did Dacron on my large model airplanes...
    Nice plan with the powerglide. I did the same on my '55 F100 before I got it running, took out a well planned Muncie (and clutch pedal!) and inserted powerglide. All went well, 4 years later the 'glide slipped, then gave up a block from the shop. I pushed it the rest of the way, (it was rolling) and once inside substituted a 350 T.H. Length was the same, driveline from a Monte Carlo! (length was same)
    World of difference, those ratios...made a different truck out of it.
    Love your fenders...
     
    loudbang and Dyce like this.
  20. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 486

    Bugguts
    Member

    Nicely done!
    I don't know how I missed all this, but you are really doing some fine work. I too am amazed at the skills people have with metal, and you sir have skills!
     
    loudbang and Dyce like this.
  21. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I like the th350 myself but this looked like a good spot for the glide. It worked out great with the Oldsmobile column shifter!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  22. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Thank you for the compliments.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  23. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 8,275

    Atwater Mike
    Member

    I also like the use of the column shifter, especially in a roadster...
    My Mom always said "You put that big stick '37 Cad tranny in your '61 Caddy, then a column shift in your roadster...'Just 'cuz it doesn't belong there'?"
    Yeah, got me good marks 'downtown...'
    Keep up the great work, love the strict traditional parameters. This build will pave the way for some that are serious.
     
    Dyce and loudbang like this.
  24. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I just googled Dacron and know what it is now. Man I wish it was that easy. I had to quit the sheetmetal work on the fenders because of my tennis elbow flaring up. It is work but very satisfying when you can see progress.
     
    Atwater Mike and loudbang like this.
  25. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I finished welding the seat pan today. 20180318_195005.jpg 20180318_191445.jpg
    It is made out of 16 gage which was a joy to work with. still need to grind the welds.
     
    Vanness, loudbang, fiftyv8 and 2 others like this.
  26. albertaboy
    Joined: Jul 19, 2013
    Posts: 130

    albertaboy
    Member

    Nice work. I'll be reading this a couple times for inspiration and ideas. I really like your rear fender bead by hand as I need to do the same for 37 p/u fenders. Thanks!!
     
    Dyce likes this.
  27. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    Thanks Albert boy! Most of the fender bead was done on a pullmax style machine but i ran out of machine clearance on the tails. I'e been doing some work on the house for the last couple of weeks but hope to be back at it next week.
     
    Stogy likes this.
  28. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 717

    UNSHINED 2
    Member

    I was just gonna ask if you used a Pullmax for all those beads..... I have to flow form some wide beads in my floor and I'm not looking real forward to that.....

    Looking great, Mr. Dyce!
     
    Stogy likes this.
  29. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,695

    Dyce
    Member

    I made templates to make the x's. This picture shows the top plate that serves as a guide.
    20180311_170952.jpg
    There is a second plate under the panel made out of steel that the bead gets punched into. Then under that I used a board to act as a stop. I think a setup like this would work ok flow forming with an air hammer. I can take a picture of the plates apart if you like. It is a common setup for a pullmax style machine.
     
    UNSHINED 2 and Stogy like this.
  30. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 717

    UNSHINED 2
    Member

    Cool set-up! I'm pretty sure I can see it in my mindseye. Do you think a person could get away with the second plate being made from aluminum too, if it was a single use "die"? I bought a 4x riveter and delrin inserted heads from yardstore to try this with.
     
    hfh likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.