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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by terry54999, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. terry54999
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    Well, I drove from Detroit to just north of Chicago and back this past Saturday. I picked up my new deuce roadster project. We pop steel body and rails, most of the hard work already done. Front rails pinched and Bobbed,Frame softly swept up and C notched At the rear. Beautiful turn the work in the floor and trunk area. The guy knew what he was doing, but the project stalled. That’s good for me. My plans are for a traditional build. Most likely mid to late 50s style. 283, multiple carbs, Cowl steering etc. i’m going to separate the body from the frame this weekend and take stock of what I need. Probably get started on it after I get back from Hershey, with a shit load of Parts.
     

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  3. AHotRod
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    Sounds like a Hot Rod in the making!
     
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  5. captain scarlet
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    Congrats. Great start


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  6. Nice fab on the floor.
     
  7. DDDenny
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    Good on ya.
    Looks like the seller not only had a vision but skills too, some here can learn from your build approach.
    Brace (yourself) on your cowl steering plans.
     
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  9. terry54999
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    The guy who started the build was very talented, His vision for the finished product was spot on for the car I've been building in my head for many years. I'm now losing sleep working things out, and planning.
     
  10. x77matt
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    Awesome! Congrats- can't wait to see what you do with it!
     
  11. Wow...ok I can’t wait to see this running around Livonia!!! Great start can’t wait to see it some time

    Btw I spy a Chevy pick up and of course the Camaro..you’ll have all the bases covered!

    Also what ever happened to the Kustom? Is it still in the States? Any updates from the new owner?
     
  12. Jalopy Joker
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    ya done good - keep updates coming
     
  13. terry54999
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    The 61 went to Indiana, The guy is keeping it as it was, he loves the car and the history of it. Makes me happy to know it is loved.
     
  14. terry54999
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    You can help me scrounge parts at Hershey
     
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  16. terry54999
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    Working on mock up, motor and trans, radiator mounts etc. Looks good. Pulling body this afternoon.
     
  17. terry54999
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    Just finished building headlight bar. A few more things to find fitment, and ill tear down the frame
     

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  18. x77matt
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    Looks good- hard to tell from the photo but the light mounts look wider than normal and with those big headlights you may want to double check for tire clearance at full lock. Could just be the picture angle though....
     
  19. terry54999
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    After having looked at the picture I can see what you mean, I have good clearance though I think it's just the angle of the shot. Use the standard 28 model a headlight bar with a slight V. Gives me pretty good clearance at full turn.
     
  20. x77matt
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    Awesome. I like the shape of the bar as you took it over the front end. Turned out really clean.
     
  21. terry54999
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    Thanks, I had built another, much more work, shapes, curves etc. After looking at it, I would call it a little too elegant. So I scrapped it and started again. I need to keep in mind function first and some form as an afterthought. At least in some applications. I have followed some of your roadster build, Very nice. I look forward to seeing it in person. Sadly, I have a repop steel body, raised wheel arches and some mods, but nothing near the repairs you have had to do. its nice to see henrys steel brought back to life.
     
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  22. terry54999
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    Finishing up welding and metal finishing on frame. Making progress 20180909_123921.jpg
     

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  23. terry54999
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    Got the heads back last Friday 20180907_162635.jpg
     
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  24. terry54999
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    Motor back together, intake loose until install. 20180913_182747.jpg
     

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  25. alchemy
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    Is there any internal bracing inside the frame above those C notches? Basically you have turned your frame rail into a 2x1, which is not good. Especially since you have all the weight of the back half of the car BEHIND that notch.
     
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  26. terry54999
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    Triple walled. added center support prior to finishing off boxing. I wouldn't want to drive it if it weren't.
     
  27. 32SEDAN
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    Man, you are half done!
     
  28. terry54999
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    I wish I were, thanks for the vote of confidence though. LoL
     
  29. terry54999
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    Painted the frame a few days ago, cut and buffed a small area, going after the rest this weekend. 20180919_193738.jpg 20180919_150914.jpg 20180919_150906.jpg
     
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  30. x77matt
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    Whoa- you're moving fast! Looks great!
     

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