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. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Thanks for the kind words. The dark green is basically the same as Rustoleum 2x Sage Green with a touch of dark gray added. The lighter green is a custom mix we call celery.

    What a difference 24 hours makes! Shop gutters are cleaned, tools were all put away and some rearranging was done with the uni body project to accommodate the 32 Chassis. Got all the rear suspension squared away and re-tapped all the holes in the frame to clean out paint and debris. Brake lines are all back in and spreader bars are back on. Cut all the spreader bar bolts so they have no excess length. Remounted the exhaust and put the tranny mount back in.

    By tonight the steering should be back in and the fuel system. Planning to mate the engine and transmission tomorrow and get them dropped in place.

    SPark

    75324E3C-EA18-4E0E-8989-CA534C8433A8.jpeg 81C4117B-BB2F-457B-AACA-649B506EAC10.jpeg BF9F533A-477A-4908-ADD4-C35BEC4F7D14.jpeg F6F2A781-16C6-4CC8-A09C-27116080CBBE.jpeg F1B29A7D-924A-4881-82CA-3CCBADF819F0.jpeg 61F7F763-7065-42B5-B030-45E80B3E31F4.jpeg D9B331E8-DAE1-4176-9E09-B67550A3D3A4.jpeg 74C2A370-7C25-462E-9722-4CC2E2A14608.jpeg 96AE7B09-59CE-4911-A4D4-DD95B7D00457.jpeg C2D280A2-A365-4D72-B647-112AD106FAB1.jpeg 08827118-4A6A-4F66-A5F8-299F15C3F119.jpeg EAC881D2-EB6B-4333-80F1-8B0C0CE3E669.jpeg 8CA0CC12-D369-4A12-BD97-4CB2775F66CE.jpeg 051FE843-0F6C-4854-B545-C68C89EF9102.jpeg 798E2EBD-4B2C-4233-941F-4EF5527D2B15.jpeg
     
    Stogy, Blue One, 32SEDAN and 6 others like this.
  2. Looks great, my hat is off to you with everything else going on in your life. I guess this is a great distraction and something else to focus on. I'm not a real green person, but I like this shade and the accent shade. For the record I think the Mustang is a hot rod also. I always considered something modified or altered from stock to enhance performance fits the bill.
     
  3. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Part 2 for today.

    Gas lines and tank are in. Steering is done. Plan tomorrow is to drop in the engine.

    Long day, pretty much junk for the rest of the evening.

    SPark

    6E3A72C9-4AF5-4C5A-B8A3-CD1F01530158.jpeg 94649687-1B7F-4FC4-B5C3-AD95C7DA097D.jpeg 5CD4633D-3C18-4E53-88BD-5C91C9A7C939.jpeg 25258423-6DDD-48DD-8E76-CCB3D164D504.jpeg 8CF3EE6E-914B-4BBF-9340-777D2ED5D593.jpeg 9C4670E3-C9CF-463B-9E68-585E8E177727.jpeg
     
    Stogy, brEad, lurker mick and 9 others like this.
  4. That's a beautiful chassis.:cool:
     
    loudbang likes this.
  5. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    It’s alive! Had it running this afternoon and it sounds great. Mufflers are really throaty but not too loud. Won’t let me post the video.

    SPark

    B2529BE2-82F2-4F93-B9B5-FD64A5103BD4.jpeg 06B4E2A4-5F99-4BA9-903A-628BFCD6637A.jpeg D7FA77D7-71AC-4241-B9E8-DF4C92DCF3D1.jpeg C1931B5C-A6DF-4A62-9AD1-F3E8E02DCDCF.jpeg 98DBCDB8-858E-473B-8E58-C3B0E4324372.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2019
    Stogy, brEad, lurker mick and 2 others like this.
  6. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,406

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    What kind of carb is that? Doesn't look like it would flow to much.
     
    Stogy and Blue One like this.
  7. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    It's a slim line $5.95 special. Doesn't flow much but it's sturdy. I put a little 465 Holley on it I had on the shelf and it wouldn't behave. Stuck a Street Avenger 670 on it and it fired right up. Was running it on carb cleaner since I didn't have any gas in the tank yet. Just filled the float bowls thru the vent tubes. Works for a few seconds, about 30 max.

    Got pissed at the carb situation and went in and ordered a new 600 aluminum body Holley for it.

    SPark
     
    Stogy, loudbang and milwscruffy like this.
  8. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Decided to stick the dash pieces all together and see if paint shrunk anything. It all fits great. Got the “hot rod with a touch of class” look I was going for. Very happy with the way it turned out.

    SPark

    A6F149EB-3A33-46BC-B784-17D82E1D11B4.jpeg C6EFAA16-ED61-42CF-AD26-11398839DF2B.jpeg D983F379-7642-48EA-AF77-CAA2137D6FE8.jpeg 5463AADE-E4DA-45B1-9FB1-EF6096F04C21.jpeg 27A9725E-491F-4D48-9AA3-4741438792E0.jpeg CAAA776D-000F-4559-8B70-6A5AB3F80194.jpeg
     
    Nicholas Coe, Uribe, Rich B. and 7 others like this.
  9. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,467

    Fortunateson
    Member

    Looks great. What are those went grilles from? Are you going to leave the paint as is or are you planning on polishing it?
     
    Stogy and loudbang like this.
  10. fauj
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 694

    fauj
    Member
    1. 57-60 Ford F100s

    I am in awe of the work you have put in. Love your attention to detail!

    The color is perfect!
     
    loudbang and LM14 like this.
  11. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    The defroster duct stuff started out with this kit:

    https://www.southernrods.com/a-c-and-heat-components/air-vents/defrost-vent-kits.html

    I used the nylon grates to build the recess in the dash top and will be using the aluminum grates for final assembly.

    Don't really plan to cut and buff the paint. I don't want it to look like base/clear new car paint or be ultra glossy. It's kind of a look we're going for....I had a picture in my head and he pretty much nailed it. We might do some extra work in a few areas but it's not planned on.

    SPark
     
    Nicholas Coe, Stogy, loudbang and 4 others like this.
  12. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Finished up the engine details today. Plug wires all cut to final length and routing finished.

    Grease in the rearend and all fittings checked on the brakes and fuel lines.

    New carb showed up this afternoon. Got the fuel lines finished along with vacuum advance and PCV lines.

    Tomorrow’s agenda is bleeding the brakes. Then getting a little run time and tuning on the carb and timing.

    Went into AFIB Monday night again. Get zapped a week from tomorrow. Will be short of breath and energy for a week or so. Changed up some drugs today at the Cardiologist’s office. Hoping to get the blood pressure down so my heart stays in rhythm. What fun!

    SPark

    782CFB17-B59C-4B55-A892-414C1B4C0620.jpeg F3F9FB09-0CF7-4DE5-8925-BF2496C424CB.jpeg EF6E85CA-DA7E-4E15-BC67-35D8961F8DCE.jpeg 09DF79DC-8CDE-4416-BC43-D0036FDDB29A.jpeg C9CAEEDC-9833-496A-BB46-8EC1D463557F.jpeg 91D62263-30BF-4FF3-85CC-7B89719FBF13.jpeg 8CB7E738-6336-4083-AD92-D2B1871F3F90.jpeg 02C18722-9BC2-49BF-89D1-6E9C00B417D2.jpeg D5A4C24F-C1C4-426C-8D6F-BB6D8E7C16E4.jpeg
     
  13. gary kessler 1932
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 61

    gary kessler 1932
    Member

    You should be very proud !! u did a super job on this build, I've been around the block a few times, and I can tell ,that u really thought this build threw be for u jumped in. great job!!!! Gary
     
  14. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Got a picture from the painter this afternoon. Looks like they will be shooting paint in the next few days.

    SPark

    C3538B2A-DB4B-4177-8D90-3F087427BC75.jpeg
     
    Stogy, Blue One, brEad and 2 others like this.
  15. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Got the brakes bled yesterday, no issues. Had a couple little leaks but a quick tightening fixed all of them. My first time using the aluminum compression fittings on stainless brake lines so I didn't want to get too radical right off the bat. Like how they sealed up and the whole system worked out great. Feels like I have a good pedal but hard to tell using my hand on the pedal to work it. Drop it in gear running and it stops the tires easily with minimal pressure.

    Have header leaks at the head flange and the collector flange. Bad leaks. Ripped the headers and head pipes back off to get a better look at everything. Decided the best recourse for the header leaks was a bit of high temp silicone on the gaskets. The sealing bead on the gasket doesn't match the sealing bead on the header flange so it leaked top and bottom. The sealing bead on the header was pressing just above the sealing bead on the gasket at the top and below it at the bottom. Header ports are bigger than the head ports. Put a small bead of silicone on both sealing beads where the leaks were happening (see pics). It was plenty rich when we started it so had a good smoke pattern to go by.

    On the collector end it comes down to cheap, thin rotating flange rings. They are really soft and just bend WAY before they are tight. Headers fit nice but they are cheap Speedway offerings that I got with another project years ago. I have absolutely nothing invested in them so it's worth messing with a couple options. I decided the best option was cutting all the collector flanges off and going to a band clamp to hook the headers to the head pipes. Those will be here tomorrow and I can see if we fixed the leaks.

    Then I can finish up the tune on the engine and get the welting in place for mounting the body. The painter wants the windshield frame so he can figure out where to put his dry seam on the A-pillars. He;s getting serious about painting something!

    Had the wife talk to a friend at church this morning about who did their upholstery. He was happy with the work (he's a pretty picky guy so that's good) and with the price. Going to try to run down and talk to the guy this week.

    SPark

    header7.jpg header8.jpg header9.jpg header10.jpg header11.jpg header12.jpg
     
    Just Gary and loudbang like this.
  16. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,869

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    brEad, Shadow Creek and loudbang like this.
  17. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    This is the first time I've had the copper gaskets fail me. Always sealed nice on everything else I've used them on. Funky header flange is the main issue here.

    We used to just run straight red silicone on our dirt late models (nobody makes gaskets for all the different exhaust port configurations when you get to Yates/Elliot style heads). Never had a failure doing that either. Will try the Remflex if this doesn't seal the copper/header offsets.

    Going to try the band clamps and the collectors first and the Marmon style is my backup plan. Had a friend with a few of them left over from a project but his were all too big for me to use.

    Thanks for the advise.
    SPark
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,869

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    You’re welcome, the Remflex gaskets are great and the Marman joints are slick and really work well. Notice that they also have graphite-foil high temperature sealing rings.

    GBE has them in all sizes, mild and Stainless steel.

    My flat faced v band clamps leaked so badly that I cut them out and welded in the Marman joints, of course that was after the pipes were ceramic coated :mad: :D requiring them to be re-done.
     
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2019
    loudbang likes this.
  19. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Rumor has it that I will need to haul the finished chassis down to the paint shop Thursday to mount the body for the final time. They shot the bottom of the floor first thing this morning. Plan is to shoot the firewall late Tuesday afternoon or first thing Wednesday morning. That means it will be ready to put back on the frame Thursday. Works perfectly with my “getting zapped” on Friday schedule.

    Got all the webbing put down this morning.

    Shifter cable routed so it clears the exhaust. Some of it will still get some DEI Heat Shield on it just in case.

    Band clamps should be here any minute to finish up the exhaust.

    Have an appointment tomorrow to meet another upholstery guy that several folks around here have been using and are happy with. Will see what he has to offer.

    Good progress.

    SPark

    97ED2C1F-204D-4996-8825-D1174F39B985.jpeg FD854904-9D21-4F3C-B2AE-EDC829353316.jpeg 4F35DE25-AD86-4CB9-A2AA-F10EA409E940.jpeg F68FED54-1840-414C-A7C6-CE2FAE76DBF4.jpeg 17E5B613-C9DD-4D0C-AA2B-BD00653AEB59.jpeg
     
    32SEDAN, XERB, brEad and 5 others like this.
  20. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Firewall got painted this morning! Headed down with the frame in the morning to mount the body. Should have it back in my shop before noon! Spent the morning tapping the last of the holes, working on front suspension and checking for leaks (again, part of my daily routine now). Think I'm ready to mount the body.

    Spent yesterday afternoon with a different upholsterer. He saw it as a fun project and wants to do custom dyed leather to match my colors rather than "really close" to my colors that others have found. He won't be able to get to it until the dead of winter but as long as it's ready to drive in the spring it makes no difference. Not going to drive it in January anyway! I'm on his schedule for then. Going to haul the car to him (he's only a little over an hour away), give him my color samples and let him do some measuring so he can get skins ordered. Nice guy that's teaching the business to his grandson. They both impressed me.

    Just happy to see things moving forward.
    SPark
     
  21. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 539

    Never2old
    Member
    from so cal

    I built my exhaust from ss bends and used Sanderson headers. I used flat flanges at all joints. I did what Sanderson said and put a bead of hi temp silicone on each joint and haven’t had a single leak.


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    loudbang, LM14 and Stogy like this.
  22. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 515

    maplefrm
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Central IL

    I like the color of your car but you might find a matching interior to be a bit much. Contrast might be better or easier on your eyes.
     
    pprather likes this.
  23. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,869

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    I think I might tend to agree with this. I get the color matching thing however I also think a brown leather interior would also look really nice.

    There are different shades from tan (maybe too light) to golden brown ( like a ball glove) that would look really warm and welcoming rather than the mono tone like look that you will achieve with the color matching greens.

    Rusty Rocket had a really nice interior done for his 32 sedan.


    Just something to think about.

    IMG_0342.jpg IMG_0343_2.jpg IMG_0344.JPG
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2019
  24. maplefrm
    Joined: Aug 15, 2010
    Posts: 515

    maplefrm
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Central IL

    Here's our brown leather in a black '32. It seems to go well with a lot of exterior colors. I think one of these shades of brown would go well with the exterior of your car.
    DSCF3092 (800x600).jpg
     
    mcsfabrication, Blue One and loudbang like this.
  25. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Interior is going to be light green (engine color) and off white with very dark green carpet. Last 3 pictures below show the plan.

    Got the body mounted this morning. Every bolt dropped right into place just like it was planned or something! No more work today or tomorrow due to dealing with the AFIB and getting things all ready to get zapped tomorrow morning.

    SPark

    166A2D0B-4968-4CD9-88FB-9E3AB50617FD.jpeg 872CD656-A1F1-48FA-B9ED-E788A1FB8E25.jpeg 2F7C614F-5444-4FAA-9FF1-C06095AB317C.jpeg 9DE6F140-6C28-438F-B2AE-489239E543A6.jpeg 7BA42E86-704B-4536-92CF-B7D9C79FB13E.jpeg BF46195B-0D64-4EAB-BC57-52541EA121CD.jpeg A7EC33DD-0108-402C-B572-52551185F232.jpeg 837B2C1E-E26C-4FBD-B111-361160162B3B.jpeg 297C2444-8648-405B-8FF0-F3D499A64796.jpeg
     
    32SEDAN, brEad, Joemama and 1 other person like this.
  26. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
    Posts: 662

    cheap-n-dirty
    Member

    Looking good. But that seat looks a little small.
     
    Blue One and LM14 like this.
  27. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,869

    Blue One
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Alberta

    That should look nice, seems like you have it well planned out. I agree though that interior looks a little on the small side ;):D
     
  28. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    You’ve never met me. I’m actually only 3” tall.

    SPark
     
  29. pprather
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,401

    pprather
    Member

    Interior should be quite comfortable for a little guy!

    Phil
     
    loudbang and Blue One like this.
  30. LM14
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,760

    LM14
    Member
    from Iowa

    Firewall is done. Heater hose shutoff in place, steering column in, gas and brake pedals in, created a seal for the brake pedal/floor area, radiator braces on and rear hood mount.

    Found a perfect gasket material for the brake pedal to pass through. Wanted to use a bellows but just not enough room with my floor configuration. Neighbor showed up with a rubber roofing seal that slides down an electrical conduit going through a roof. Nice rubber, not too stiff and the perfect thickness. Made one gasket that seals the steering column and brake pedal to the outside of the firewall. It’s all held in place by the common plate that both pass through. Bottom of the steering column bolts to the same plate on the inside of the firewall with another seal.

    Got my heart reset yesterday so not in AFIB now. A little sore in the back/neck/shoulder areas (something about running 120 Joules through your heart does that to you) but feeling pretty good overall.

    On to the trunk area tonight.

    SPark

    A1747E07-34B5-411A-8EE3-1AE16D6FDB65.jpeg FDA797D1-BE24-4E4D-9DEE-9B057FB2E4D3.jpeg BFE22CC9-AEFC-4795-A202-8D7CDBF392E1.jpeg E66B7117-EB83-4F79-B69B-A5779248294D.jpeg E92FC778-F54B-4BF7-B73B-090FCE0F48D7.jpeg C6CB01B1-281A-4906-A6DC-B2DBF7EC7DDD.jpeg
     
    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
    Shadow Creek, brEad, loudbang and 5 others 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.