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Projects My 36 ford project. Or how to ruin a perfectly good car

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by the man, Mar 30, 2014.

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    Been working on the top panel last few days and perfecting the body lines. Slow progress but still progress. Now time to fill them holes up.

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  2. Looks fine as wine, in the summer time.
  3. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,589

    from Buffalo NY

    Wow...great work
  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,106


  5. You make it look so easy. Great work!
  6. Mildsteel
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
    Posts: 74

    from VALE N.C.

    Nice. But I liked the sedan too.
  7. TwoLaneBlacktop
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 213

    from Burien

    Great work............
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    You can almost smell the magic happening.

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  9. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,058


    Looks better and better. A real benchmark car build for changing closed car bodies into roadsters.
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    Spent a few houses on Friday making that filler panel. Today I will be cutting it out and redoing it. I love doing things more than once. I need to get the body whole this week so my buddy can do the finish work on it. He's much better at making stuff pretty. I need to get on my 29 roadster pickup so I can get it sold. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400416890.181965.jpg

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  11. gordspeed
    Joined: Jul 9, 2013
    Posts: 213

    from Oregon

    You are... "the man!" Nice work on both rides! Can't wait to see the next posts. :)
  12. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,093


    Great work, you must have a lot of experience to get to this level.
  13. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,071


    I love it when a roadster or coupe is made from a sedan. You are showing some real skill with this build. Great work!
  14. In reality making the panels is the easy part. A shaved monkey could do it. It's the welding and metal finish that really makes it shine. I pretty much suck at that part. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1400434085.124107.jpg
    Making a new panel today. Also did a little rework on the lower edge. Much happier.

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  15. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,912

    from Wa.St.

    Subscribed, now lets see how you made the glove box door hinge!
  16. I used the stock sedan glovebox door and hinge in the dash I made.

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  17. If anyone has the idea of doing a conversation like this. (Suggest you don't ) I see brigrat has a rear section for sale made by carbuilder. I would suggest buying it. Looks to be very hi quality.

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  18. MIKE-3137
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
    Posts: 1,578


    Looks incredible...subscribed....
  19. Jersey Joe 67
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 425

    Jersey Joe 67
    from J Town

    Damn that's a sweet ride!
    No doubt the Pheaton is bad ass but the sedan body style is one of my favs.
  20. jhtdon
    Joined: May 29, 2012
    Posts: 112

    from Florida

    I really like what you doing, keep up the great work!
  21. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,912

    from Wa.St.

    Really coming together nicely with no rules to follow except maybe good taste and eye appeal! At the risk of you already knowing this I will post this anyway for others. If you look on the engine side, lower left & right of the Firewall you will see that Ford added an extra mount/brace on all open '36 cars. This and having the front sheet metal bolted together with the Radiator support rods help keep the Cowl somewhat stationary when trying to establish and keep "A" & "B" door gap's. Even though my wannabee Roadster, like yours, have steel door jams I bought a pair of NOS "B" pillar lower brackets and will be figuring out how to mount to the steel instead of stock wood. It would be nice to have a few sets cast up if there is any interest and someone qualified to do the casting.
    What are your plans for the top if any, convert?, Carson style?

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    Last edited: May 20, 2014
  22. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,333

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    It's inspiring to me that many of us refuse to color between the lines!
  23. 1 KooL "MoFo"
    Joined: Aug 16, 2011
    Posts: 300

    1 KooL "MoFo"

    GREAT JOB!!! You are doing a AWSOME Job ruining a perfectly good car LOL keep up the mad crazy fabrication shills ......

    Are you going to use a Carson top or top less ????

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  24. I'm going to make a Carson top for it. Mostly because I don't like the way they look with the top folded down. It also makes the interior cluttered. I made the back package area role into the interior and I will add a revel on the back lip to match the doors. Similar to rick dores red one. The top will look like a fold down though. I like more of a hotrod look

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    Much happier with this one. Now time for the other side.

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  26. I don't think the lower mounts are needed. My last car was a coupster as well. I boxed the frame it didn't flex at all. The cowl mounts in 2 places and to the fenders. Pretty stout as is. The b pillar I'm going to build a lower loop from one side to the other and shear panel. Should be quite strong.

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    Last edited: May 21, 2014
  27. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,562


    Great Balls Of Fire! That is just plain damn nice craftsmanship. Can't wait for your next post.
  28. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 752

    from USA

  29. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,802


    Very nice, I'll be back to see more.
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    Still needs a ton of metal finish and the drip rail made other than that it's a complete car.

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