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Projects ONE PIECE AT A TIME ('47 FORD COUPE)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topher5150, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. phat rat
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    Just making sure you knew
     
  2. topher5150
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    IMG_20180109_192353420.jpg IMG_20180109_202213130.jpg IMG_20180109_202222970.jpg
    Got bored tonight. I'm surprised the speed o is as clean as it is even has the quality signature on the back of the face, but I'm afraid the input on the speed o is pretty rusted up.
     
  3. topher5150
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    I have a question, do I need to split the wishbone, and then order the spring? Looking a Posies site it seems like you have to split the bone then order the spring based off of the measurement, or am I way off?
     
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    I found all the windshield trim, but it looks like one piece got smooshed and bent in the same spot. How would I go about making it look half way decent again?[​IMG][​IMG]

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  5. slv63
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    No ideas, just following along
     
  6. Thor1
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    Topher,

    Check out YouTube for videos on straightening, repairing, and polishing trim. If you search these topics on the HAMB you should find some information as well I believe. The damage shown in your photos above should be repairable. Good luck and please share you results if you take on this challenge.

    Thor
     
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  7. Make a small anvil using steel ground to shape that fits inside (test fit to an undamaged area) and use that with plastic hammers on the outside. Often wondered if metal epoxy could be cast to fit and used as an anvil. Work slow, very slow and tap gently with hammers it is thin stuff. Avoid sanding/filing if you can unless you have super deep gouges. Polish as you would with any stainless once it is straight, machine or by hand.
     
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    Thanks I will have to get that a try
     
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    Looks angled. But is that how the required caster comes about?
     
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    It's all in the camera angle. Take one from overhead.
     
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    Nice steering box bracket ;-)
     
  15. topher5150
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    Other then drilling a couple of holes, it fits quite nicely.

    Some one suggested that the cross member is angled for a little extra caster to improve the ride
     
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    This was a very unproductive day today. I was hoping to mock up the front suspension, but I spent most of the day trying to get a bushing out of the spring. IMG_20180429_170722518_HDR.jpg

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    Well that was a very unproductive day. Has planned on getting the spring on and getting the shock mounts in place. I spent all night wrestling this stupid spring in place. IMG_20180516_200104754.jpg

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    I'm working on getting things roughed in but it seems like there's a lot of interference on the shock and the spring IMG_20180522_194107594.jpg

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    Got a little work done today, but welding in this heat sucks buttermilk. IMG_20180617_164019279.jpeg IMG_20180617_170939888.jpeg IMG_20180617_172314133.jpeg IMG_20180617_175013427.jpeg

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  21. Ralphies54
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    You gotta turn up the heat a bit for those welds to hold.
     
  22. topher5150
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    I will keep that in mind. I still have to the bottom and box the insides

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  23. sliceddeuce
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    `Topher...……...A DVD of The Piano ??? I have lost all respect Grasshopper. looks like you are making progress...remember, I`m just up the road from you.
     
  24. topher5150
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    Wait what... I'm so confused right now. Where abouts are you cuz I'm gonna need some help getting the rest of king pins out

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  25. I have melted a clamp like that before as well. Get a bunch of cheap Chinese vice grip knock offs to start with, then look for good old c-clamps, used is great pick up one at a time till you have dozens, never too many clamps. What kind of welder are you using?
     
  26. topher5150
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    It was too hot out and I didn't feel like looking for my c clamp

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  27. topher5150
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    Getting some ideas going. Now I need to do a cost analysis which includes cases of beer I'm going to have to give you guys to help me. Speak up if any of these dims look off IMG_20180704_215126595.jpeg

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  28. sliceddeuce
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    uh...……….21 +21 +10 = …...54???....How about 52 ??
     
  29. topher5150
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    be nice....I ran out of fingers and toes :p
     
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  30. That's called "poor man car payments".
     

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