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Projects My 1935 Ford Five Window build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by emil, Jan 11, 2021.

  1. emil
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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    So I have been wanting one of these for a good while now but never found one that fit the holes in my wallet.

    Well recently I did, so felt like I maybe I should document and share my process for getting this back to driving condition.

    Hope you enjoy.

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    So here is my progress so far, not the best of pictures but this is kind of an after thought so I will try to take better photos from here on out.

    Got the car home a little less than a month ago and I’m working two jobs right now but hope to keep the pace up, even tho with having a baby at home I bet I won’t.

    Stay safe out there and let’s get ready for driving season! I need a car with a roof, it rains a lot here.


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  2. flamedabone
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    Those panels are available from the aftermarket, but it is much cooler to make your own.

    Nice work, -Abone.
     
  3. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Well done, nice Coupe and real nice fabrication.
     
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  4. emil
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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    Thank you!
    Yeah, I know. I’m doing this on a pretty strict budget tho so I’ll just have to put in the hours.

    This was a very unplanned purchase and I was in the middle of rebuilding the chassis for my 1941 Pontiac when this happened so now I have no money to really put into either build


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  5. Gregm1
    Joined: Dec 16, 2020
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    So far... real good!
     
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  6. brady1929
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    Great job.
     
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  7. ronzmtrwrx
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    Nice. I’ll be following along.
     
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  8. emil
    Joined: Jun 24, 2008
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    Got a few hours in today, made some adjustments on the driver side rocker and started making the passenger side.
    I will make both and then lower the body over and weld them in.

    Will order some new tools tomorrow to help make the finishing touches on these before I weld it up.
    A bead roller with electric feed amongst other things, so I don’t have to crank it. Will make it easier to make smooth beads and will go faster.

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  9. rusty valley
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    nice work, nice car, you will make all your friends jealous !
     
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  10. emil
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    Today I put some work into the area above the door.
    Mice had built a nest that collected moisture and rotted out everything so had to rebuild it all.

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  11. goldmountain
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    Things look a bit tight in your shop. Looking good, though.
     
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  12. emil
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    Haha, yeah it’s a small two car garage.


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  13. ronzmtrwrx
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    That last picture is the best.
     
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  14. emil
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    Yeah, my girlfriend took that one.
    Cars are important, but my son is way more important.
    I do what I do so I can prove to him that anything is possible with hard work.



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  15. rpm56
    Joined: Nov 29, 2013
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    Real nice work Emil, and kudos on the baby boy. Where did you find your 35? I ask because the writing on the windshield resembles cars here in the States that were impounded by the police.
     
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  16. emil
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    Thank you!
    I bought it through A member of the oilers car club out of Pennsylvania. Kohler.
    Don’t really know much about the car, he sold it for a friend.


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  17. emil
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    The writing is for the shipping to Sweden.


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  18. emil
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    Had a quick moment in the garage today, made some repairs for the lower part of the a -pillar.

    Tomorrow I get a tool delivery so hope to get a lot done this upcoming week.

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  19. emil
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    Today I made most of the pieces for the substructure in the floors, got some awkward pieces done for the transmission cover and welded in the front corner of the body.

    Tomorrow I will start cleaning up the pieces and final weld it in so I can get it ready to weld it all into the body.

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  20. emil
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    I need to get this all finished up and welded into the body before I can go ahead and start the chop and then lift the body off so I can repair the frame and build my kick up in the rear before I make the final work on the floors.

    I kinda will end up jumping back and forth which is not ideal but my limited garage space and the winter roaring outside kinda forces my hand.

    Right now we have about six inches of snow and I don’t want to put this much bare metal outside in that stuff.


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  21. emil
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    So today I made some of the last pieces for the floor substructure, made some progress on the passengerside corner and cleaned up the pieces to start assembling everything and weld it into the body.

    Took more time than anticipated even tho I feel like I got a good amount of work done.

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  22. emil
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    Today I started making the last pieces for the substructure of the floors and the first pieces of the floors themselves.

    Should be some quick progress as soon as I got some time out there again. Got a lot of other stuff to work on these upcoming days but next week should be fun!

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    These are the pieces for the mounting of the trans cover.

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    Here they are in place.

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    Here is the start of the floors.

    Most of the pieces are done now and I should be able to finish up these floors pretty quick and the to cut this long haired hippy down a bit.
    Think 3 inches should be good off the top.

    Then I have to do some serious repair work to the frame before I start modifying and repairing the tail end.


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  23. Chief 64
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    Nice work, keep posting!
    We had a two week vacation planned to Sweden last May to see my grand parents homeland but we had to cancel the trip due to the stupid virus. Someday we will plan another trip and maybe I see your car at a car show.
     
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  24. emil
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    Sweden is beautiful! You should definitely go!
    If you want to check out some car shows you can let me know and I will look into it for you and see what shows are coming up during your visit.


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  25. Just.dale
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    Nice job, will follow your progress!!
     
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  26. emil
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    I had to re-do some stuff on this panel, was in a little hurry when making it the heat time and forgot the mounting holes for the body to the frame..

    Might make a new one, it bugs me that I had to pound out the previous beads but I will wait and make some more progress on the floors first.

    This panel will be behind the seat under the carpet so it might be good enough.


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  27. brady1929
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    Nice job. Looks great.
     
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  28. fegsta
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    Young family. Two jobs. Two projects. I tip my hat to you sir.

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  29. 47streetrodder
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    Nice metal work fabbing all your replacement parts...very informative. I've always wondered about the steps involved in rebuilding the floor of the 35-40 Fords. When you finish you should add this thread to the build index.
     
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  30. I have a buddy that has had a '35 3 window for nearly twenty years. It wasn't even rusty, & you have already soared by him in the progress you've made. Nice Scandinavian ingenuity
     
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