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Projects Resurrecting the Mehoopany Coupe - 1936 Ford 5W

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 50DropTop, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. 50DropTop
    Joined: May 6, 2004
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    It was a cool 49 degrees this morning in Southern Virginia and no chance for rain; sounded like the perfect day to ”Drive your hotrod to work”. I installed the new back glass last night so it wasn’t as chilly of a ride as it could have been. The old girl navigated morning traffic with class!! Here she is waiting for the journey home.
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  2. Mart
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    Lookin' good.
     
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  3. 50DropTop
    Joined: May 6, 2004
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    Finally got the turn signals on The Mehoopany Coupe wired up. I used a 49/50 Ford accessory turn signal assembly and two green jewels (located on each side of the column drop) for the interior indicator lamps.
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    For the exterior, I’m using the stock headlamp buckets which will accept two bulbs (Twolite). The middle bulb has been replaced with a modern halogen; the ‘upper’ bulb I replaced with a single filament orange bulb.

    Here they are in action....
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    I wanted to keep the dash as stock as possible and avoid drilling any holes for the indicator lights. Found these little jewels on the ‘bay’ and adapted the bulb sockets to the 50 turn signal wiring. I think they’re bright enough not to be missed...nothing worse than riding around with a turn signal on.
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    Final steps will be to engineer a way to utilize the self canceling feature of these turn signal assemblies and to adapt the wire loom cover to the ‘36 column. For now the wire is just clamped with the loom clamp minus the cover.
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  4. Sculptive Design Co.
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    Right on, such a cool 36!
     
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  5. 50DropTop
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    Mehoopany Coupe experiencing her first fall since the early 70s. I’m enjoying the heck out of putting some miles on the old girl.
     

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  6. cvstl
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
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    Man I have missed this for a while.... had a little mishap in the shop with my '37 that distracted me for the last month or so.......

    You have absolutely nailed this build beginning to end, and that look and stance with nut out wide-fives is as good as it gets!!!! Congrats. I that is dang near perfect in my eyes.
     
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  7. 50DropTop
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    Thanks cvstl! I really appreciate the kind words. There are still some things I want to do; getting the wiper motor working and installing some better bumpers, especially the rear. In general I’m pretty much finished and look forward to every non-rainy day to take the old gal out. Hope things are better with the ‘37. Best of luck and thanks again!
     
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  8. Stogy
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    Congrats on this milestone @50DropTop...You have did quite the number on it...Looks great and your further details should finish the Icing on the Cake...
     
  9. 50DropTop
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    Thanks Stogy!
     
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  10. 50DropTop
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    Update: Now that it’s getting cooler, it’s perfect driving weather for the Mehoopany Coupe. So far I’ve put about 1200 miles on the old girl since getting her back on the road. Believe it or not, I’m still working out a few kinks. Had an issue with some an oil leak that I was convinced was the front seal. So last weekend when I changed the oil, I cleaned all the oil off the underside and took her out to see where the leak was coming from. When I pulled back in and put her on the lift, I found almost every pan bolt had a drop of oil on it. Tightened the bolts and haven’t had a drip since. I’m almost ashamed I didn’t find that earlier. I’m sure I tightened them initially, but oh well….just a little snugging was all it took.
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    This weekend I was asked to drive a bride in a wedding. Everyone was all thumbs up and smiles seeing the bride pull in; it’s good to see folks enjoy the old coupe. I snapped the photo below while the bride and groom were using the coupe for their photos. I’m anxious to see how some of them turned out.
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  11. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
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    Awesome to see the journey you have taken the coupe on. Looks great! The rake is righteous.
     
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  12. Always a good looker ... :cool:
     
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