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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by lodaddyo, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
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    Guess ill start a thread on the progress of my coupe. I picked her up a few months ago in Outside of phoenix,Az. Bone stock coupe owned by an older gentleman that passed away several years ago. The car had been sitting for a while.
     
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  2. lodaddyo
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    This is how she looked when i picked her up
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    The paint was in pretty good shape, having been repainted once. The good thing is there was zero rust. Still running the original 59ab and 3 spd trans.
    After i got her home
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  3. 40Standard
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    looks pretty solid. what's your plans for it?
     
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  4. lodaddyo
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    After i got her home i had some fuel issues. Fuel pump kept pulling trash into the pickup and plugging off. Replaced the fuel tank, fuel line from tank to carb and rebuilt the 94 holley. Runs like a champ now. Next i tackled the stance. Ended up reversing the front and rear main leaf eyes. Made longer shackles for the rear and removed a couple leafs. Also ditched the stock lever shocks and installed some tube shocks. The tires were kind of dry rotted so i ordered up some new 6.70-15 firestone whitewalls. Had some 15" ford f100 wheels powder coated black. Popped on some 1955 packard clipper hubcaps. And thats where i am at right now.
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  5. lodaddyo
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    I think next im gonna fix those damn saggy door handles and ditch the mirrors.
     
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  6. Nice looking ride
     
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  7. brady1929
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    Looks great
     
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  8. hotrodyankee
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    Looking good!
     
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  9. my favorite color! My first hot rod was a 47 coupe with a 303 Olds mated with a 39 box. We had a bunch of fun with that car back in the day (1963)
     
  10. Tim
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    Post your progress on those door handles, pretty much all of them do it and I'm curious how much of a hassle it is to fix.

    Love how you've changed the car so far, one day I'd like to do the same and buy a nice stocker to change up into s custom
     
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  11. lodaddyo
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    Thanks alot guys! Im probably not going to do too much more to it right now. I gotta get back on my roadster and im building a 30 model a closed cab pickup.
    Tim, yeah i dont think ive seen many that dont have the saggy door handle syndrome. Its gotta be a weak spring or something.
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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    where is the small block Chevy & Mustang II? - Ha! - Good looking ride
     
  13. buick boy
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    Pull the handle off and see if one side of the end is rounded from use. If rounded you might be able to move the handles to the opposite door. This would put the square side towards the part of the latch that opens the door.
     
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  14. MAD 034
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    Looks great - glad you ditched the visor
     
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  16. Bob Hall
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    Are you going to ditch the mirrors completely or replace them with something/somewhere different?


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  17. lodaddyo
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    Ha! Sorry im heterosexual
     
  18. lodaddyo
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    Driver side mirror was just a clip on type. The passenger is a cowl mounted mirror. I located a used piece of trim to replace the mirror, so yeah im removing them completely
     

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