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Projects My '32 5 Window Project - Done and Cruising!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by LM14, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    Most excellent sir! You are an inspiration to me to keep moving on my project!
     
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  2. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    Awesome !!
     
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  3. tim troutman
    Joined: Aug 6, 2012
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    great job on both projects . love the colors on the 32.
     
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  4. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
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    from Texas

    Stunning. Well done sir.
     
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  5. Nicholas Coe
    Joined: Jul 5, 2017
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  6. Looks killer! Glad your treatments continue to help. Looking forward to video of you driving that hotrod!
     
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  7. Drive the wheels off it now ! Great job
     
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  8. DenverFlash
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 108

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    from Denver, CO

    Awesome project, Steve. Thanks for posting so many details & photos. You’ve been a real inspiration. I should be getting my coupe body before too long. I’m enjoying your pickup story too. Glad the infusion went well; keep the faith!
     
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  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    'Holy Kitty Hair Batman!!'...Congratulations on this Milestone @LM14...I admire your Energy and your Attention to detail...All the Details...May your first drive in it be with Fresh Air and a Slowly Winding Country Road...;)
     
  10. Wow- beautiful job all around on this build. Nicely detailed and described to all of us. Thanks for sharing your process- you sir are an inspiration to anyone facing adversity. Your determination, focus and positive outlook to complete this task is an empowering message and example to others.
     
  11. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    The devil is in the details. Worked on the hood gaps off and on for a couple days. Think they are as good as they are going to get.

    Finished the body work and paint on my “command center”. Turn signal switches and a couple power ports. Everything is finally hooked up and working.

    Pulled the driveshaft and replaced the tail housing seal. Hopefully that stops one tranny leak.

    My tranny guy had a bit of a workplace accident. Almost lost his index finger. Stitches, steri strips and a splint along with pain meds have kept him from coming to fix the shifter selector shaft issue. We’ve talked and I’m first on his list when he’s back functioning. Hopefully just a few more days and he’ll be driving again.

    Also been cleaning and painting parts for the unibody engine build. Created a stainless dipstick tube that cleared the motor mount, headers and everything else. Found an old aftermarket tube with a hold down clamp that will work. An old 351W stick looks like it will work. Might need remarked but that’s not a big deal. Using a 4x4 pan and didn’t have a tube or dipstick. Came out decent.

    Hopefully my broken transmission dude will show up this week and we can start putting miles on this thing!

    SPark

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  12. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    from Iowa

    We’re basically calling it done. Drove it almost 100 miles this morning and nothing fell off! Still a few small tweaks and adjustments to do but it’s drivable and cruises great. Left the rear hubcaps off for now since we're pulling the wheels again and bleeding/adjusting the brakes one last time. Very happy with the way things turned out.

    Thanks for following along, answering all my stupid questions and humoring me the last couple years. On to getting the '62 unibody drivable!

    SPark

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  13. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Thank You LM, a huge undertaking that I will never realize but can certainly admire...Drive on @LM14 the open road awaits...
     
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  14. Nicholas Coe
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  15. Chief 64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    Great car, great thread, great skills, you nailed it on so many levels!!! This car belongs on the cover of Rodders Journal !!!! I wish you many long cruises !!!
     
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  16. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    This was one sanitary build...Well thought out, well executed.
    I built a '32 Five window highboy in 1957-59, gennie car, fresh maroon paint...but I stripped it and repainted it red. 304" flathead, car was not chopped.
    Fewer 'appointments' than yours, it tickled me to see you with the Revell '32s.
    A former ex wife burned all my pics, (ALL!) in '64, so I built the Revell '32 to my specs back then...
    Lovely car, great colors. Enjoy, and take care. Thanks for a GREAT picture journey! Just like I was there...
     
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  17. The end of a long road. Now for some fun!
    Well done, Sir!
     
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  18. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Congratulations!
     
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  19. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
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    Well now you’re going to get it dirty. Glad to see you finishing the coupe and enjoying it. You did a good job.
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  20. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Job WELL DONE sir. Your dedication to your builds is exemplary. My hat off to you sir. :)
     
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  21. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
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    Absolutely fabulous! Best part, it drives out as nice as it looks.
     
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  22. Congratulations! I really enjoyed following along on this thread. Your perseverance is admirable.
     
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  23. DenverFlash
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
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    Excellent build - beautiful car. Thanks for sharing all along the way; you've provided an online seminar that I'll be referring to while building mine. I hope you put a lot of miles on it soon!
     
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  24. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
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    Steve do you remember what year the engine is?A roller 302 right?
     
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  25. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    from michigan

    Very nice! Congrats!
     
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  26. Super build- thanks for sharing this experience with us- car looks great!
     
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  27. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
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    Congrats,neat looking car
     
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  28. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
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    LM14
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    from Iowa

    It's a 1990 5.0 roller motor out of a Lincoln. Was rebuilt by a reputable shop then sat covered up in the corner of the guys shop for a year. I swapped in a new E-303 cam, intake, oil pan, pickup, timing set, roller rockers, Pertronix II, etc.

    SPark
     
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  29. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
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    Looks great! Hopefully I'll get to see it this summer.
     
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  30. Beautifully done! Now drive the wheels off it!
     
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