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Features my first custom...'49 ford tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2345.coupe, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. This ford is gonna be solid. Great thread, thanks.
     
  2. 2345.coupe
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    got the dizzy wired in, the turn signal switch wired in and some trunk floor panels welded in.......
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  3. 2345.coupe
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    got the trunk floor completed, waiting on the filler assembly....
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  4. cowboy1
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    WoW great work! It's coming along nicely
     
  5. Man oh man, you've made some amazing progress on this car. Stuff like this keeps me inspired to keep going on mine.
     
  6. daddio211
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    Go man go! Can't wait to tear into mine!
     
  7. 2345.coupe
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    got the windshield chrome and gas filler assembly installed
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  8. 2345.coupe
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    well, after several hrs. of aliening the the front fenders and hood, we still had an unacceptable gap on the drivers side. Even shimming at the bottom of the inner fender didn't bring it in at the top far enough. It seemed like the radiator support was the problem. I needed to push the fender in at the top more and couldn't do it. After some measuring, I noticed the radiator support was wider at the top than it was near the bottom ,above the curve. I cut a little pie shape piece of metal out of the radiator support just below the lower end of the inner fender. I drew the support over 1/4" towards the center, tacked it, bolted the inner fender to the support and shut the hood.......both sides were ever...welded her up and she's good to go.
    Trunk,doors and bottom of fenders still need some adjustments ......
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  9. 2345.coupe
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    got the '66 mustang radiator mocked in.....I want to use a mechanical fan if I can.....got a shroud coming .Not sure on the width of the fan spacer yet. I'll have to mock it all up to see what's what. Might have to cut the lower valance and definitely have to stiffen up the radiator brackets.
    Have to dig out the grille pieces to make sure the radiator isn't sticking out to far...http://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/e1105...60948171267&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:MOTORS:1123
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  10. 2345.coupe
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    got some of the window trim, and around the lights based and cleared, inside windshield trim partially installed,.......
    mustang shroud installed, bought a 17in., 5 blade fan,with the 1 1/2 in fan spacer, it puts the fan about 1/4 in. inside the shroud..that should draw the air through the radiator nicely.....
    base, cleared and installed the '50 trunk handle......
    also got some more wiring done......
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  11. 2345.coupe
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    I think I found a good place for the electric fuel pump. In this location it can be gravity feed.......I can run the wires through the trunk and on top of the window channels with the rest of the wires......
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  12. 2345.coupe
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    well I changed fuel pumps, I had a summit now I have a airtex 8016s, max pressure (psi) 4lbs, free flow rate 30 gph........I'm running a 302, 2bbl stock carb. I'm still struggling with what's the right pump for my application.....I've searched all the electric fuel pump threads, but still don't know what I should use.....
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    working on the exhaust system......thought I'd try the 14" Porter mufflers.
    going to dump in front of the rear wheels.......
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  14. n847
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    Lookin Good!
     
  15. 2345.coupe
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    well I went with the mustang "over the axel" exhaust pipes.........
    also fixed the problem of why the deck lid was not closing completely, recessed the lower panel lip...
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  16. pointer-1
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    This build is awesome answers many of the questions I have and gives me the absolute in where to go on my 49. I am hoping to do more customizing but base ideas are super. Tearing car apart now and doing evaluation.
    Thanks for the great info !!!!!
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  17. 2345.coupe
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    got the shifter hooked up, all the lights working......just need to get the correct accelerator cable and hook that up, bleed the brakes and hook up the brake light switch, also fab and hook up the trans lines....then start her up........
    then comes the body work and paint.....
    oh yea,also upholster the front seat.......
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  18. 2345.coupe
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    got her registered, insured, runs great...'49 vintage plates,getting ready for paint....going to try my hand at upholstery....
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  19. BrerHair
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    Late to the party. Love this build. Well done.
     
  20. jerseymike
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    car's looking great, just on time for the season.
     
  21. 2345.coupe
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    got the front seat upholstered...... used hog rings, burlap,3"seat foam,and dacron batting....
    got the nos ford seat covers......turned out nice.....
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  22. daddio211
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    Throw a bag pipe in there and you can have a polka party! :D
     
  23. 2345.coupe
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    I've never seen this on those car shows......you just see the guy spraying the car, then the finished shinny car......
    getting ready to paint the inside of the doors and jams.......
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  24. cowboy1
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    What color are you going to paint it?
     
  25. 2345.coupe
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    2 stage...base-clear...seamist green..no shine clear
     
  26. ytt49
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    where did you get the shifter from and how much was it? if you don't mind me asking?
    I am going to attempt to do my seats in a few weeks.
     
  27. gotit
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    If I can give one word if advice I would say pull the trim rings from the head and tail lights. You will get a better finish and the trims will look better when reinstalled.
     
  28. 2345.coupe
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    Shifter....I looked up Lokar.com on the net, called the 800 number and asked for the part number for the correct shifter for the c-4, then I purchased one on ebay...$230
    Headlights....That's a good suggestion concerning the headlight rims, I'm going to go with it....thanks
     
  29. daddio211
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    Same goes for the tailights and chrome on the trunk. Just a little more work makes a big difference in the final product.
     
  30. flatheadpete
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    I'm doing primer/surfacer on my Shoebox today......should be a good day.
     

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