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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by chop job, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. chop job
    Joined: Feb 16, 2013
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    Found this on the Ford Barn a couple of years ago. Plan is to chop,channel and add a 49 flathead. Rt side Frt A.jpg Eng A.jpg
     
  2. Great find.


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  3. flatford39
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    That one is really complete. Have you thought of trying to get it to run prior to taking apart?? You don't see them that complete very often.
     
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  4. Looks like a hell of a good start.
     
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  5. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Great start. Restorers on Ford Barn reading this will be pissed they didn't buy it. They had the chance.
     
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  6. spurgeonforge
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    image.jpg Looking forward to this. Doing a similar build.
     
  7. chop job
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    Found this 49 ford motor also on the Ford Barn it came a Weiand manifold and two Stromberg 97 carbs. DSC00247.jpg
     
  8. chop job
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    Been cleaning up the motor and it looks real good so far. Motor is now at Flatjack in Oshkosh,Wi for total rebuild. A 72 ford mustang 3 speed bolts right up to the stock bellhousing . 20170206_125923.jpg
     

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  9. chop job
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    Check out the day my Bessy was born. 20150711_122033.jpg
     
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  11. chop job
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    Got myself a Midwest Fabrication bare frame and My brother and I set it up for the flathead and a 9 inch rear end with coil overs. Sorry all the pictures are in a camera and if I can figure how to get them out I will post. Frame has a 4 inch sweep and 10 inch z.
     
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  12. chop job
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    I inch sq. Tube floor frame is in and starting to figure out the floor panels. Lots of cardboard and tape. 20160328_153557.jpg 20160324_113537.jpg 20160324_115243.jpg
     
  13. Clay Belt
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    Sweet ride once it's done I bet.
     
  14. chop job
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    Started working on the floor. Most of the floor will be bolted in for easy assembly. 20160715_163635.jpg 20160715_163604.jpg [ATTACH 20160818_134253.jpg
     
  15. chop job
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    20161012_121238.jpg More paper paper patterns for the firewall portion of the floor.
     
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  16. chop job
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    Started on floor. 20161113_154118.jpg 20161109_142407.jpg 20161110_135336.jpg
     
  17. chop job
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    Lots of cutting sanding and fitting the floor 20161117_151738.jpg 20161122_151406.jpg 20161125_133117.jpg 20161126_122104.jpg 20161126_154100.jpg is all coming together pretty nice.
     
  18. chop job
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    Finished the brake and clutch set up with lots of help from my brother. 20170825_161706.jpg 20170825_134327.jpg 20170811_121610(1).jpg master cylinder brkt. 20170811_121650.jpg
     
  19. 40FORDPU
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    Nice fabrication, your project is coming right along.
     
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  20. chop job
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    Thank you very much all ways nice to hear good things.
     
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  21. brady1929
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    Great job, looks great.
     
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  22. chop job
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    Made some support tubes out of 1x1 x 1/16 Tube and mounted the gas tank. 20160616_130353.jpg 20160618_114509.jpg
     
  23. chop job
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    Started to cover up everything with sheet metal. Want all sheets to be removable so will be drill8ng lots of holes and adding stainless button heads. 20160824_150537.jpg 20160821_104803.jpg 20160824_150729.jpg 20160823_145002.jpg 20160825_122254.jpg
     
  24. spurgeonforge
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  25. Stogy
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    Its always interested and refreshing observing the build take shape with ones trade or profession wrapped into it all. That has an aviation look happening...great info and visual on your build...thanks @chop job
     
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  26. barrnone50
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    Very Quality Work you are doing.. Those fasteners are they rivets? Thanks For posting.
     
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  27. chop job
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    Those in the picture are Cleco fasteners which will be replaced with button head bolts.
     
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  28. chop job
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    Thank you guys your comments mean a lot to me.
     
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  29. chop job
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    Been working on more of the floor. Lots of rivets. 20161205_140923.jpg 20161205_123552.jpg 20161205_141034.jpg 20161212_110539.jpg More to come.
     
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