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Project 29 Tudor in Mass.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Mikel50, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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    Mikel50

    I’m a large if you’re taking orders for sweaters


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  2. Ian 5
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    Great progress, I'm really enjoying this thread.
     
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  3. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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    Mikel50

    Just about finished up the frame structure for the gas tank. Lots of figuring out with attempting to accomplish "10lbs in a 5lb bag" deal.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


    Still have a ways to go on it, busy with work lately so it's been limited garage time.

    Plugging away


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  4. mike bowling
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    Looks good, mon ami! Keep plugging away- gonna be a fleet of new “A” s on the street!



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  5. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    looking great !
    buddy has a '30 tudor, hasn't done the tank thing yet, but he grabbed a pair of plastic cafeteria seats as they will snug up against the tank... grandkids don't complain about comfort...
     
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  6. LSJUNIPER
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    Can you post more pics of the rear shock set up. I am trying to figure out how to set the shocks up on my project and your set up I think will work in my project. Thanks.
     
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  7. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    I’m not sure what additional pictures I can post that will help.
    Everything is pretty well shown in the pictures already.

    Please let me know.



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  8. LSJUNIPER
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    No problem, have it figured out now.
     
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  9. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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    Mikel50

    Backwards and forwards we go ... I needed to correct the rear axle / wheel placement in the fender line.
    Had to slice and dice the subrails and floor a bit.
    Doing this forced me to adjust the steering column angle slightly upwards. It helped greatly with dash clearance and leg clearance between the steering wheel and seat.
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    It resulted in having to remake a new recess on the firewall and transmission hump/ tunnel.
    (I cut the toe board a had previously made. Cut it in half due to needing additional material where the bell housing now sits.
    Reworked the toeboard with an English wheel to get the clearance I needed for the bell housing.

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    I made a new transmission tunnel and capped of the back between the seats with an old headlight bucket.
    It mimics the points on the 49 dash
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    I still have to make the firewall recess at this point but it’s coming back together much nicer the 2nd 3rd 4th time around

    Decide to follow the 49 shoebox parts trail of the motor and dash, I started mocking up some old 49/50 shoebox tail lights into the rear panel.
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    If you guys following along aren’t using TRULERS you’re missing out and working too hard.
    They make life so easy.
    Do a search online and order yourself some. Jack will set you up with what you need.
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    Spray painted tome heavy card stock red to replicate the lens [​IMG]
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    Should look mighty nice with a vintage style nerf bar hoop on the rear.


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  10. patmanta
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    That looks GREAT!

    Hey, I think I have a shoebox reverse light in my keep pile that I probably won't use any time soon. I'll see if I can put my hands on it.
     
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  11. NashRodMan
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    You're doing some nice work there, Mike!
     
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  12. Mikel50
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    Thanks guys !



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  13. Mikel50
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    Mikel50

    Mounting 49 shoebox taillights was more involved than just bolting them to the rear panel.
    No matter how you set them they have a greater arch on the mounting surface than the body.

    So I ended up basically making “frenching buckets” but instead of inserting the lights into the buckets, I spun them around and the light sits on the back of the bucket as it is contoured to the light itself.
    It is then recessed into the rear panel and the body contours to the outside of the mount.
    Worked out pretty slick ...
    Took most of the day and a few other attempts, but I settled on this way.
    I’m happy with it.
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    Now they will mount flush and be able to use a factory gasket between the bucket and body.
    That was the reasoning behind the whole process.
    Trying to keep things weather tight.
    Love this shit !!!


    Ahhh....it was a good day


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  14. NashRodMan
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    Making it look easy Tin Man.
     
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  15. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
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    Mike Colemire
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    Nice job on the lights.
     
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  16. Aaron D.
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    Nice fab work, they turned out great!
     
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  17. Cliff Ramsdell
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    Mike,
    Nice to see you back at the Tudor. Lights look great as does the tank mounting.

    Cliff Ramsdell
     
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  18. mike bowling
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    Those tail lights came out great Mike.... good to see you back in the saddle!


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  19. sloppy jalopies
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    Ditto... at first I thought you were going to French the tail lights, then I see it was a male Frenching not the usual female... cool look.
    I welded a pair of 2" deep buckets into a '30 coupe's lower panel for sinking the '50 poncho tail lights... then I had to find something in the parts bin... picked up a '33 - '36 stainless tail light...
    set it in the bucket, shazam ! … the bezels extend beyond the panel about 3/8", it looked great...
    never seen it before, I would love to see someone take the idea and run with it...
     
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  20. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Kudo's on the whole build. I have been following since the start and I hope you go back and review this thread when it is complete. I will definitely be on the lookout for this sedan in the spring.
     
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  21. greaser
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    I think they look great! You are turning into a metal master.
    Now all you need is the big KEY between them! HA!!
     
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  22. general gow
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    looks super good, Mike.
     
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  23. Mikel50
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    Spent some time before watching the Super Bowl yesterday afternoon

    I decided to focus on the seating and felt I needed to get my head height down a little more.
    I’m not super tall but with the chop and channel I was a bit higher up on the windshield than I would prefer.

    I took my mini orbital and shaved down the seat cushion an inch and shaped it to get a nice feel.
    Made a big difference and took the flatness out of the tram seats.
    Finalized the position and drilled and mounted the front seats.

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    You can see the difference with the cover back on. I may contour the seat back cushion also before I send them out to be covered.
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    Of to jersey for the week so I won’t get back on it till the weekend.

    Enjoy fellas


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  24. Aaron D.
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    Good idea to gain an inch.
     
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  25. 28TudorAZ
    Joined: Dec 29, 2016
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    28TudorAZ

    Looking really good. I need to drag mine out of storage. I've been working on a 52 Chevy truck for the last 8 months.
     
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  26. Mikel50
    Joined: Mar 30, 2015
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    Mikel50

    New tool added to the garage this am.
    I have been looking for an affordable slip roller for a while.
    Found it online for sale locally.
    It’s a lightly used Dayton 36”
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    Had to test it out on a piece of 16ga sheetmetal ... literally took 5 seconds.

    It’s amazing having the proper tools.
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  27. gonzo
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    Great progress!
     
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  28. Ritzy1
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    Jealous! I'm going to need to pay a shop to do my floors. On the waiting list.

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  29. mike bowling
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    Women get shoes, Men get tools ( real men )! I like wheels myself , car shoes ?
    Welcome back from Joisey, good to see you back at the Sedan (although now you have a fleet of cars and trucks to play with - might be time to consider early retirement, lol) We got another month or so of crap weather, and it’s time to hit the bricks! IMG_0795.JPG


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  30. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
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    COOKIN WITH GAS NOW!

    That's a great tool to have, I'm happy for you (and envious, that beats clamping a pipe to a table any day)!
     
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