Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects My '32 5 Window Project

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

  1. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,577

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Are you running windlace all the way around the door opening? Is there room for it between the dash and door and window molding?
     
  2. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Haven’t decided on windlace yet. What I found doesn’t impact the door to door jamb clearance a bit. It was just interference with a small area of the garnish molding. Just enough to keep it from closing.

    Dropped the dash back off at the painter’s and caught them working on my stuff! One rail is completely done and the other will be today. He’s hoping to get it in all in primer yet today. Sounds like I’ll be working down there some next week sanding hi build.

    SPark

    F1BA1F77-8E70-44A7-9615-6E25CFD9912F.jpeg D9346BF4-F955-470C-AFF1-748A61EF70D6.jpeg
     
    brEad, Stogy, Rich B. and 2 others like this.
  3. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Closer. At least now it’s in the booth and ready for primer! Got these from the painter last night.

    SPark

    E68333B3-33AA-4BFE-BF17-D88D4F36EBBB.jpeg 049EDDDF-834D-412F-B73D-2345E7AC13F8.jpeg
     
  4. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    They got the high build on Friday night before calling it a week. Got the call this morning to come down to sand if I wanted to. Spent 7 hours blocking high build and got about 2/3 done. I'm doing the insides of the rails and the bottoms. Also doing all the mounts, round bars, crossmembers, etc. I'm doing everything but the outer face and top of the rails because they want to do them. There is a lot of body work on those 2 faces and they know where they have concerns. At least by tomorrow afternoon the frame will be about 3/5 block sanded with 320 grit and getting closer! No pics, it's only sanding dust from high build and guide coat. Not too exciting for you but a big step for me.

    SPark
     
  5. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Got all of my portion done. Did all the nasty work. He thought they would start on the outside and tops of the rails tomorrow. They get all the straight areas without all the brackets! Hoping for sealer yet this week and the actual painter was hoping to get some color down early next week.

    While headed down there to work, I got some info back on a '55 Chevy I found on line. Rust free Arizona car, new paint, 350/4 speed Muncie, power disc brakes on front, new exhaust, owner died a couple months ago and wife is selling his toys. She's a car girl and has done a better job of answering questions than most of the guys I've talked to! Have looked at several '55 to '57 Chevys lately and driven a lot of miles to check out rust. Still amazed what people consider "rust free". Can't believe there are people in this hobby that NEVER look under their cars!

    Wish me luck!
    SPark
     
    brEad, loudbang, Stogy and 1 other person like this.
  6. Wishing you luck in your tri-five search! Good progress on the deuce, too!
     
    loudbang and Stogy like this.
  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    It’s all in the details. That’s what bugs me the most.

    Example: the trunk lid uses hinge pins that come in thru the sides. The inside of the lid also has 2 triangular pads molded in for another style of hinge. I know upholstery would cover them up but I was afraid it would keep it from sitting flush with the surrounding area.

    Solution? A few quick passes with 60 grit on the 3” angle grinder, a thin skim of Rage Gold and a bit of filler primer.

    I think it looks a lot nicer. Now I have a clean looking trunk lid underside until upholstery is in and it will sit flat. My mind is happier.

    Stopped by the painter’s shop on the way home from my latest ‘55 shopping trip Friday. Took them the grille shell insert so they could see how it sits in the shell. They plan to shoot some green this coming week. Also been working on the frame sanding. A few spots need a little more high build but we’re making progress.

    SPark

    76C02EDA-6EAC-4D16-9C9D-2990310D8182.jpeg 4E9CDFEB-8F55-49E9-A911-CA3192ADDA01.jpeg E2690368-90FB-4E3D-8A47-44FF933C131B.jpeg B715707F-41D0-4D58-9CD9-C4AB9D569499.jpeg 17C4614F-886B-4061-91A8-B5A39AE3F600.jpeg 3075B9B8-1A65-49B8-A9AF-12A5F61A8AF9.jpeg C8780F17-B79C-4C88-B686-5891E6F7836F.jpeg 9896BA0C-DE99-4861-9065-0B1E2375F203.jpeg 7331B710-67DE-4E05-9E60-C01061CCD8F2.jpeg 49EBAB3F-2AC8-461C-B35C-94460FB4CDA7.jpeg 42D38DB3-6176-4D7B-A0F6-4BD121D89233.jpeg DD4C83D6-1573-4F0F-9023-A6D0C5D00486.jpeg 2F1F6C94-E325-48DA-95E2-B4AA7D2AC808.jpeg
     
    Stogy, Just Gary, brEad and 2 others like this.
  8. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Details. One word that means “a shit load of work that nobody will notice but sticks out like a sore thumb if not fixed”. This time waiting for the frame to be painted has given me a lot of time to sweat the small stuff. The last couple days have been trunk hinge area and back corners of the trunk opening. Both are now done.

    On my road trips shopping for a ‘55 I sometimes run across neat things I didn’t plan on. Monday was no exception. Unfortunately, no free samples were being given out.

    Another “fun” thing that is happening around the Midwest is we still have some flooding in areas around the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. This last picture was taken slightly over a mile from the Mississippi River. Some detours can get interesting. That tree line in the distance is the east side of the Mississippi River bank and I’m east of the river just over a mile. My last 2 trips have rerouted me due to flooding. Still a lot of areas under water. Very sad.

    SPark

    DDEFEF51-757E-40A5-9389-AF00EEB0D4F4.jpeg EF265659-C27D-48C0-8AE7-BBDED8E43739.jpeg 534C9125-19A7-4C3D-9B0B-8A9413C67681.jpeg 26650BA1-3F89-46B6-9D1C-E1300EBA405F.jpeg 6509A517-CFCF-4768-B483-66144AC29AA6.jpeg AAE90FAF-5182-4202-9DB8-437CF2927B14.jpeg DEF942E1-3DB0-4931-AF82-97642DACDBF9.jpeg 9D8D20FC-D95B-4D66-B10E-DA24CC6A00E5.jpeg 0C2971DF-07CB-43A7-B9EA-270D9D376EB8.jpeg 6C50450F-7EE4-4D4B-8C40-A51A66A287C5.jpeg 9A12F9B5-BF72-419E-8D4A-25E724563306.jpeg B4BBF473-3E9A-490C-925F-897C09977CAB.jpeg C64BABFA-36D9-4D5F-A5F8-ADBD3563D390.jpeg E76DFC79-0B83-40FD-9631-AB006F864AC6.jpeg 0E54DC2D-4A79-4DDC-AB9B-03126A4E43F8.jpeg 46E1F5F8-5ACF-406E-8DDA-56B1EAB459E3.jpeg 9B3F5696-E0D4-48B6-8304-273A4997D907.jpeg 0B9170E8-C04E-4A28-83AF-D090AEC6A3FA.jpeg 204B4A5F-B708-41FC-B370-48DB87C2288C.jpeg
     

    Attached Files:

    Stogy, loudbang, brEad and 1 other person like this.
  9. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Started on the garnish molding today. Left door and both quarter window pieces are getting close. Still a few pinholes and a couple gouges to deal with but the basic shape is now there. Not very exciting but it has to be done. Any progress is good.

    SPark

    98B907D4-0A6F-4270-AA84-4BF88C83ABCD.jpeg F1897690-6DCE-4DE5-8F65-A9900F1DE756.jpeg F6F6F5E5-414B-4AC9-AD3C-5DD5E76E7C1B.jpeg 714FF297-96AA-49AF-A876-75FE2512118C.jpeg
     
    Stogy, Just Gary, brEad and 2 others like this.
  10. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Spent part of the afternoon today reviewing the frame work and approving it for paint. Tomorrow they do a little final sanding and detail work around Pete and Jake's chassis numbers (that match the MSO and I have to show the DOT on inspection day, we've had them taped off since starting the project to preserve them), do a bit of sanding on the gas tank (body work on it is all done, just need to scuff the other areas) and hit everything else with 50 grit and get it cleaned up and ready to shoot the sealer and final color.

    They will be painting the frame, gas tank, dash, header panel and inside trim pieces for the A pillars all at once. The plan is to pick everything up next week and drop off the main body.

    Finally moving forward again!

    SPark
     
    Stogy, Just Gary, loudbang and 3 others like this.
  11. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,497

    pprather
    Member

    Hope you are doing well.
    Any update on the rod build?

    Phil
     
    Stogy, loudbang and Blue One like this.
  12. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,577

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yeah, it's next week. Where's the pics of painted frame?
     
    Stogy and Blue One like this.
  13. killbilly
    Joined: Mar 29, 2009
    Posts: 217

    killbilly
    Member

    Hope you're doin ok ,Mister...don't know how you do it with the health issues..enjoyed meeting you guys at Des Moines,....Jeff,Chris....Cob ..everyone Phillip
     
    Stogy and loudbang like this.
  14. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Another week gone! Had some family issues to deal with on the in-law side the first part of the week and had another infusion on Wednesday afternoon so not much accomplished.

    I was at the painter’s shop Thursday. The frame, gas tank, dash, header panel and a pillar trim is all ready for sealer and paint. We have progressed but not as fast as I would like (and need).

    Needed another toy to play with. Found a 2007 Mustang GT with only 8,780 miles on it last week and bought it. Plan to put miles on it. Cold air intake, fatter tires, strut tower brace, axle back Shelby 500 exhaust and a Hurst short throw shifter so far. Should be around 310-320 HP at the wheels. I can’t see how people work on these things with all the hoses and all the wiring. Frustrating to me but it is a hot rod. Runs and sounds like one. They run hard for what they are. It’s fun but it’s not the ‘32!!!!

    Still working on garnish moldings for the ‘32. All are sanded and trimmed to final shape. Filling pin holes and detailing them. Another day or so and they should be ready for hi build primer. Feels good to be back working on it instead of messing with all the other distractions of life.

    SPark

    8A80B88B-84F2-465F-802D-F89458C2E767.jpeg 73159A2D-DF75-406C-ADEA-0FBEE58933C2.jpeg 837BFB21-A883-4A08-9789-C8AB7669A758.jpeg 1279B3FA-597E-4AD8-A7AA-AC4B270B7573.jpeg 4E51E348-C0C9-4C51-B668-6B967A4A1A03.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2019
    loudbang, akoutlaw, brEad and 2 others like this.
  15. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,497

    pprather
    Member

    Thanks for the update. Hope you are feeling well enough to keep pushing this project forward.

    Phil
     
    loudbang and Stogy like this.
  16. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,972

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    Glad to see you back at it. Also glad you like your 2007 Mustang.
    One thing however it’s not a hot rod and never will be.
    I bought a new Mustang GT in 2003 and promptly had my doors blown off by a bloody Acura TL.
    I was pissed :D
    Regardless, Mustangs aren’t hot rods.
     
  17. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Wow, beg to differ with that statement. It's not a traditional hot rod for this forum but it's a hot rod none the less. Modified from stock, runs hard, 5 speed, will break the tires loose going into 2nd and 3rd if you turn the traction control off, it's loud enough to bother the neighbors, fun to drive......everything but an old body and frame.

    I have 2 older rides that are within the pre '65 cutoff so it's cool. I understand your statement as based on this forum but not overall.

    SPark
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,972

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    Overall ? Still NOT a hot rod. I'm with the pre 49 crowd for the definition. That's the way it always was when I was a youngster.
    I remember the magazine column titled across 49 street and they never referred to a newer than 49 vehicle as a hot rod.
    I know that the NSRA and Good guys have changed in recent years to include newer models however I'll always be a hold out.

    Call them fun call them whatever you like but don't call them hot rods.
     
    WiredSpider and LM14 like this.
  19. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    I understand your position. I stuck with the pre '49 date for years but quit that fight a long time ago.

    Actually, if you think back, the pre '49 thing was STREET ROD vs post '48 being STREET MACHINE. HOT ROD is about modifying a car from stock. That's how I remember it, anyway.

    We now return you to your regularly scheduled program....

    SPark
     
  20. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 597

    Ford blue blood
    Member

    I have to agree with Mr. Park! A carefully moded late moded Mustang is a HOT ROD. I bought a brand new 70 Boss 302, wonderful car, turned it into a B/Production SCCA play toy. Put it back on the street and sold it to my brother. After many years of "factory HP stuff I ended up with a new Shelby GT500. Not only is it twice the car the 302 was with respect to power and handling it drives so much better. It puts down 502 at the rear wheels with a couple of mods and a tune and lives happily in traffic and had no problem running to the top of Pike's Peak in short order. Yup, it's a HOT ROD!
     
    DenverFlash and loudbang like this.
  21. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 24,617

    loudbang
    Member


    One more thing your OT new car needs is a plug in performance Computer Chip. They are relatively cheap and give Great results.
     
  22. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Frame was painted this morning! Think they also did all the other little pieces they had (Dash, Header panel, A Pillar Trim and Gas Tank). Plan now is to cook it the rest of the day, let it cool slowly tomorrow and pick everything up on Wednesday and leave the main body with them.

    I stopped by around 10:30 this morning to check on things and the painter came walking into the office about 10 minutes after I got there, still wearing his coveralls. He was done and wanted to know if I wanted to see everything. The shop owner stopped that. Didn't want me seeing it until they cooked it and had a chance to inspect for flaws or issues, plus he wanted to torture me a little. No pics, they wouldn't let me in the paint booth! I did get one tiny pic from him later this afternoon but it's so small you can't really see anything. He's messing with me, now. He did say it came out really nice. Guess we'll see Wednesday morning!

    Good progress, finally!

    SPark
     
    loudbang, DenverFlash, Stogy and 4 others like this.
  23. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Paint looks great! 1 run where you will never see it unless the body is back off. Perfect spot to put the run. Dash and all the other pieces look perfect.

    Couldn’t be happier with it. Got the look of old Sokol paint without all the surface shine of a base/clear paint. Think single stage was the way to go on this one.

    Headed down tomorrow morning to drag it back home.

    SPark

    AEFE84C9-4CB6-49B9-BB98-57C5C7551421.jpeg 7B0B80AB-0E6B-4BC3-8E71-7109055CD29F.jpeg 303AF228-2659-4AF5-8C42-FA3594DAACAC.jpeg 4F8D8C64-3A5E-489C-9ED9-48ADAC288631.jpeg 48CBAD66-E4E0-4648-9CF2-73A1FD0E1550.jpeg 9A793C2E-415F-44E2-AE72-9CBB0F10F04B.jpeg 756E71AC-DB84-4FAC-BFA3-84C1B3780260.jpeg 289CC0D3-AF47-4501-86F3-A406CD3550B5.jpeg CF8EEE07-C971-44CC-9BF9-E2D0AF450BE0.jpeg 53299597-310E-4D25-B911-BC3F4AEECA8D.jpeg 2B9E70AA-F7BC-43A4-8734-1E199D9D0F01.jpeg 892F0F51-213F-4AB4-86E5-27DC40AC8D10.jpeg 78D6E207-024B-4E44-BE01-3D71317A6312.jpeg 482CD8D4-9CC2-46BD-9CBF-018D81DD47A7.jpeg B85DB633-403B-42E7-B23E-5380E8F3AC01.jpeg 47E46661-70CE-4578-9A7B-44CA9EDA34C5.jpeg 9550196E-8A60-4D37-BB6A-22BD11589FB0.jpeg 1C673A25-BB7B-41D0-906A-AA942818068D.jpeg D3CCB7B5-0B93-4CA1-8427-AD5FA4E77FDD.jpeg
     
  24. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,577

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Where’s the pic of the run?
     
  25. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    I'll get you one tomorrow!

    SPark
     
    loudbang likes this.
  26. Ford blue blood
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 597

    Ford blue blood
    Member

    Looks great! I agree with the finish single stage gives. I always use single stage with solid colors. One less chance for an "OOPSY"! Base/clear for the pearls and metallic to bring out the sparkle.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  27. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Hauled the body down and brought the frame home this morning. Took the axles down, rolled them under the frame and stuck a few bolts it. Back in my shop now. Time to start chasing bolt holes and assembling everything for good!

    Last pic is the run they had in the paint. We’ll work that down a bit and the body covers most of it.

    SPark

    2537F946-C0F1-408C-8150-A1AB98768704.jpeg 5143993F-39C9-427A-A39B-52A83EF2E5F3.jpeg A052DA18-20A8-4C32-A13B-ECB30C77C749.jpeg 524DD04F-61AC-48AF-A27F-866AAAEA0753.jpeg 7BF4CA3D-5B5E-4CC6-8305-10F749F2E2DF.jpeg 20C4F3BA-F0F6-4D09-ACFD-60A242596FBB.jpeg 7ECDFB5F-17B3-4261-8027-E8681C9A4B08.jpeg 875DEE9E-490C-40F4-BF94-33EF928A8FB7.jpeg C1E09037-0246-43C2-8A0E-9ED63F398C94.jpeg 474BFC99-E8D0-4030-ABBA-44BD16C3C728.jpeg 4E03194A-E26B-49D4-A66E-775548DC3648.jpeg 6DBDC375-5824-4580-848C-D8340A20BD27.jpeg 166DB09C-8D46-44B1-B00D-94118F52B032.jpeg
     
    brEad, shortypu, Splitbudaba and 4 others like this.
  28. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,497

    pprather
    Member

    Sorry, but you need to get past the drip. Keep focused on the big picture. You rounding the bend to completion.
    Everything looks great!

    Phil
     
  29. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,794

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Drip doesn't really bother me. You won't be able to see it with the body on. I was picking on the painter yesterday about it. Get a couple other things taken care of today and hit it hard tomorrow. Wife will be gone all weekend so my plan is to live in the garage for a few days!
    SPark
     
    Stogy, loudbang and pprather like this.
  30. Looks real good; all that prep work you did paid off. I realize you probably mentioned it before, but what color is that?
     
    Stogy and loudbang like this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 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.