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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by jivin jer, Aug 18, 2012.
Did Jesse use coilovers on the original or are you going with a different rear suspension set up?
Great to see you back with another build! Can't wait to see this come alive!!
I'm trapped by history. Jesse actually had two coil overs and two stock (type) shocks at the rear. More when we get there. But, I gotta have em' to install em'.
Jaguar? I'm pretty sure they were all made by Koni.
Well, I appreciate the effort, I filled everything out and it said "nope". Maybe a used set?
I wonder if you checked with some vintage race car guys if they might have a source for period correct coil overs. I would think that would have been where they were being used the most during that time period.
I don't think the shocks they used were what we like to call Coil Overs these days. They were called Boosters or Overload shocks in those days, and most likely they weren't made for a 41 Ford in the first place. I would bet they were probably Monroe, but could have been Gabriel or Delco. I think you just need to figure out the dimensions and then get a catalog and find what fits.
Just an idea
Looks like a great start Jerry. Going to be one awesome ride. If you need anything let me know. I've got loads of parts and resources. Also we do media blasting here at work. I'm not to far from you. Over in the Garland area.
This car has been one of my favorite customs. I didn't think you had it in you to do another clone. Good luck. One day I have a very well known custom that I want to clone. Sounds like a blast
If we're looking at the seats (they're nice) out of the car. It must mean we're taking it apart.
holy cow a kustom being built and its not a shoebox or 53 chevy sedan! very nice
oh yeah !!!!! Fun !
These doors look pretty good.
The doors do look solid. Hope they are as good under that paint as they look
OOOH this is going to be fun to watch!
I'm really happy for Jesse, he gets to see his old Kustom be reborn, he's a great guy!!
It would be awesome to see the restored Jack Stewart car and the new Jesse Lopez car sitting side by side once again.........GNRS 2014?
Fantastic! I will be following this closely.
Thanks for bringing up one of the nicest kustoms ever built.
Deron Wrights -41 has a very nice style and built in later years. He is also on the HAMB and might add some help.
That would be awesome!!
Jesse will be getting his 3 ring binder with his first installment of this story tomorrow (0-#90 post) in the mail. Maybe I can get him to call ME, once a week for "what about this?", would be nice.
The Lopez, Sloan and Conway clones all in one place. It would be a treat for the eyes!!
Here's the rocker panels w/o the running boards (which I gave a heave ho'). The l side definately has been exposed (and rusted) more than the R.
Dang. Those rockers look like they are from two different cars. Ouch!!
I need to say that that I've never been involved with flathead Ford cars.
My dad was a Ford dealer from 1945 to 1958. When the time came for my first car (1958) he made sure that I never got a hold of a flathead V8. My first car was a 1950 Chev. It took many years to realize that he thought a flathead V8 would make his fatherhood more complicated than he wanted.
My first flathead was the 50 Ford coupe that became Jr's clone. So I'm not as familiar with these cars as I wish I was. This makes it difficult when it comes to parts and their application. I couldn't do this if the internet was not in existence. For example, I've just discovered that I'll need a dropped axle. I don't have the natural "instincts" to know where to get one.
I think you are in the right place to find some help...
Good luck Jer, I love the kustoms of old and am looking forward to following this thread through. 41 coupes are my favourite fat fender. Cheers Ash in OZ
Well, in this case it's out with the old and, then in with the new/old.
These little red lites were attached at the hood bracket bolts, under the dash. What happened when these went on? Was this an East coast thing?
I have blue ones under my dash to light up when the doors are open. Very cool because the dash lights are blue too.
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