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Projects Project 1946 Ford Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DRUGASM, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Looking good.
     
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  2. 1980gold
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    I had the same issue with the Magnum axle on my 41 ford. I had to grind the hoops so much I ended up buying the chassis engineering bolt through arms instead. Also how did that limeworks column shift kit work for you? I want to use it with my original column shifter. I have a 40 column in the car with a chevy drivetrain with a turbo 350.. Did it come with that shifter in the picture?
     
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  3. DRUGASM
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    This is the full kit. I havent installed it yet. I want to modify the trans tunnel for the 4L60 and then put a spray in liner. I would like to keep it pretty for awhile. And yes, these are all the parts in the box.
     
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  5. DRUGASM
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    Twenty five dollar update....

    Cleaned a bunch of parts out of the trunk along with what seems like a ton of jute and stale cardboard.

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    Put my best worker on the job with a wire brush and I followed with a wire wheel. We had to knock down a little bit of surface rust, a ton of dirt that leaked in some how, and poorly bonded paint.

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    Im not sure why the pics are loading like that.... and sorry about the bad lighting. After cleaning it up, knocking it down, and vacuuming out the dust and rust I taped off the gaping hole and set to spraying. Screenshot_20170719-100157.png
     
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    It took about 4 cans of the rubber undercoat or $25 worth. It covered about 4 or 5 coats on the floor and 2 or 3 or inner fenders. I think it looks alot better than before and was cheap and easy.
     
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    Screenshot_20170719-101527.png Before

    And

    After

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  8. DRUGASM
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    The make over was generated in expectation of going to get motor mounts and other work done. I dug into the trunk and fished out the intake manifold to make it easier to pick up when its time to swing in. After shuffling things around in the trunk I realized a quick clean up would go a long ways. At least the pile of parts is getting smaller.

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    Got the right parts to hold the front spring in. No more C clamp. One step closer to rolling out for some motor mounts and what not.
     
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    Much better.
     
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  11. DRUGASM
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    Got the battery tray out today, too. Old Henry wasn't messing around when they bolted that thing in. Those 4 half inch bolts were about a mofo to get out.

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    All in all it was a pretty productive few hours. I got most of the old wire harness cut out, cleaned up the firewall some more, removed the old fuel line from the tank forward, and generally scrubbed off more 70 year old grease.

    Im excited to get it sitting with the motor and trans in so I can finish setting up ride height. I think I am gonna come down some in the rear but time will tell.
     
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    Agreed! I still have one bolt I can't get out of that damn battery mount! It's in a spot that's nearly impossible to get a wrench on, and of course it's rusted.
     
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  14. DRUGASM
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    It was a 2 man project and I got those bolts burning ass hot twisting on them with just a ratcheting wrench and a box end. I had to pull the front tire off to get in to where I needed.
     
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    I know I'm a little late to the party, but I was wondering is the cross member pointing in the right direction?
     
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  16. DRUGASM
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    I sure hope so. It seems to line up okay and the wheel center line looks right. It didnt come with any instructions. The wishbone lined back up with its frame mount.

    I am fairly confident it is.
     
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    Thanks for the help. Did you get your car running?
     
  18. DRUGASM
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    No, I'm waiting on my buddy to finish a project so I can take it over for some fabrication work. I am ambitious but I know my limits. He is going to so some welding for the motor mounts, wishbone, trans crossmember, and the saddles on the rear axle. He has been building hot rods for 40 years and I trust his work. I would hate to have my family in the car if something broke because of my lack of skill. I am okay farming out that part of the project. Plus, I have the money to pay him more than I have the time.

    I will definately be posting updates soon.
     
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    Screenshot_20171101-192338.png The time has come. Trailered up and headed to get some welding and what not. Stance doesnt look terrible on the trailer... thats still without the engine or trans.
     
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  20. DRUGASM
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    My beautiful girlfriend is the best. She let me borrow her truck to load the engine and transmission in AND then made breakfast burritos for me and Roger while we moved the heavy shits around.

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    Made it to Tracys before the rain set in. His shop is one of those hot rod mecca where a guy could just wonder around and wander at all the cool parts, signs, projects, little pages, posters, trophies, neon, wheels, engines,.... basically everything everywhere.
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    We had a chance to talk about the work I wanted. It's good to talk with people that are on the same page and speak the same language. I am confident the car is in good hands.
     
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    Screenshot_20171102-184823.png One more from inside the shop.
     
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  24. DRUGASM
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    This is an old custom Tracy found at a local dairy. It's been to a few shows and he is trying to find information or a story on it. Anyone know anything?

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  25. Used Up Junk
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    It was nice to get the ‘46 out of the garage and let some wind blow through it today. Thanks again for the Breakfast Burritos Robin, you’re the best!
     
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    Busy morning at home so I didn' get out to help much. Got a call for muscle to lift the front clip off and managed to sneak out for a few minutes.
     
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