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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by heyitsnate, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
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    heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

    i got a really nice 40 column from curbspeed, and did'nt have a box mount. one of my shopmates had one on a frame though,so i used his setup to make a janky locating fixture, then just bolted the rig to my frame and built a mount. it worked pretty good,and it's a heck of a lot stronger than the stock mount.
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    mounting the column got me all fired up about my steering wheel,so i bead blasted it and started opening up the cracks to repair them.
     
  2. tbauer
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    Nate I'm going to school here, thanks. How did you determine where to place the frame brackets and what they should look like?
     
  3. heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

    which frame brackets? for the wishbone?
     
  4. Lots of cool little tricks going on here....I might just have to use a couple on my '36 build. Thanks for posting.
     
  5. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    Nate, looking real good.

    I just looked at two of the steering box mounts laying in the corner of my shop, wish i woulda known you needed one!
     
  6. heyitsnate
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    thanks guys! titus.....just about time to put the body on!
     
  7. Louie
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    from NJ

    Man,looking good!
     
  8. swissmike
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    Show me your body! ;-)
     
  9. hammered30
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    hammered30
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    from west aus

    just read the whole thread . Man there is some fantastic work happening here keep up the great work
    cheers paul
     
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    Nicely detailed build tread. A lot of meat here for the novice and journeyman alike. Please keep it up.

    Frank
     
  11. heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

    ^^^^thank you!^^^
     
  12. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    I saw the car first hand a couple weeks ago,
    the photos barely do it justice
    Nate is doing some fantastic work there
     
  13. I'm speechless. Top notch quality work.
     
  14. heyitsnate
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    heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

    ok ok...you wanted DESTRUCTION? alright. i lined up the door gaps, welded them shut, then braced the body. goodgarb and i then made some 6x8 timbers to support the body. after we got it all stilted up we dropped the frame down and cut it apart with a torch to get it out from under the timbers. before you freak out, know that this frame is VERY messed up pretty much everywhere. all of this so i can repair the bottom 3" of the A and B pillars....
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  15. heyitsnate
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    damage. this frame was cracked through the center x, under the wheelwells, and twisted and ruffled down the length of each rail. when i squared the doors the body came up above the frame on each side in diagonal corners. you could see why looking at the splits and cracks in the frame. this car could be on dr. drews celebrity early ford rehab. after christmas i'll repair those pillars and plop it on it's shiny new frame and subfloor assembly.
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  16. Great work Nate!!
     
  17. 32coop
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    One of the best threads on here. (I'm building a 35 eventually)
    Very informative, cheers. Merry Christmas
     
  18. heyitsnate
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    thank you!

    props to you. i understand building a 35/36 in oz is really hard, its hard enough here, i cant wait for the build thread!

    i got a couple things done. here's goodgarb giving me the "i told you so" after i x braced the doors.
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  19. I have come across some more floor pieces you may want. Also gathering doors for your challenge.I have enough pieces, Ithink you can make what you have work...I will send you pictures soon.
     
  20. heyitsnate
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  21. Nate, this truly is awesome seeing you elevate to this build....man, you're ahead of me! I'm impressed, and you know i'm a pretentious dickhead, so that really means alot! lol
    I don't know what Kindra is putting in your food, but you're Super Nate now
     
  22. seret
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    Looking really great Nate!! cant wait to see it in person. the dimple die tool is killer, im stealing that!! what ID on the grip vs the hole in the barstock?
     
  23. heyitsnate
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    thanks dudes! i made some time these holidays to get some stuff done. i redid my subrails so they sit more level with the running boards, then i cut out the rotted lower b- pillars. i made new donor pieces from 2 sizes of box tubing and some 16 g sheet.
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    i welded some 1/4x1/4 to some 1" then cut the face off the 1/4 for the tack strip recess.

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    fits together pretty good
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  24. heyitsnate
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    i got the drivers side in, then the passenger side. i left the floors in so i could see the approximate curve/ length and general position of the new pieces by refitting the cut out areas of floors against the donor pillars. once that was done i cut out the floors entirely and moved on to the A pillars. they are not totally gone so i can get away with sliding some box tubing inside them and use some rust encapsulator. little more work and i can pop the body on. woo-hoo!!
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  25. Desert_Rat
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
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    Great build thread!! Thanks for sharing..


    ~Dustin
     
  26. Risky
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    Awesome looking build. I'm following closely. Ready to see some body on frame action.
     
  27. heyitsnate
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    from tacoma,wa

    thanks matt! i'll measure it for you but i think the grip is 7/8 and the hole is 1" ...i did also bevel the inner edge of the hole. can't wait to come down for the fun stuff!
     
  28. k-member
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    Wow you have your work cut out for you but, great job looking very nice so far. Love those 36's.
     
  29. heyitsnate
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    this week i finish welded my subrails, and capped the ends of my rocker sills, and test fit my floors on last time before the body goes on. i chipped away at my fender and cowl patches, and made a body fixture so i can use a cherrypicker to help with moving the body.
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  30. Holy shit! That is coming along nice! I have been away too long. Looks rad!
     

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