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Projects Sam's 32 sedan build thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 51farmtruck, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. 51farmtruck
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    I started on this car when I was a senior in high school (i'm 21 now). It started out as a model a coupe on 32 rails project, until my good friend Dave mentioned he had a 32 sedan body behind his shop. So with the help of my parents I was able to snag it. I'm fortunate to have a family that is really into hot rods. I always get a lot of help from my dad (Lytles garage on here), and usually anything I do he's in helping me with it, and its no different with this project.

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  2. 51farmtruck
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    I knew exactly the style I wanted to build this car in. The Eastwood & Barakat sedan to me is one of the coolest hot rods ever to be crafted. Simple, no frills, badass hot rod. I got to meet and talk to Rick Barakat at LARS a couple years ago, and boy what a cool guy he is. His recreation of it he documented on here looks so neat and I can't wait to see it in person.

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    Another car I remember reading about as a kid was Josh Shaws 32 sedan. I think it was in American Rodder and the original Car Kulture Deluxe. That car was another one that nailed it and was stuck in my brain.

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  3. 51farmtruck
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    The last rig that really solidified the way this sedan was going was my dads model a pickup. He built it in 2001 and I have spent 12 years riding in and driving it. I pretty much used all the same suspension component (minus quickchange), wheel & tire combo and everything I could to emulate it.

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  4. Nice looking body,,being I'm kind of a deuce nut I've subscribed!:)

    keep us posted on the progress.

    BTW,,you are going to use a 32 frame,right? HRP
     

  5. 51farmtruck
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    I wanted to start this thread once I was almost done with the car, so I could just dump all the pics out at once so I wouldn't forget any or duplicate any.

    Teaser shot: This was a couple months ago before I pulled the sedan apart for paint.

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  6. You already answered that question! HRP
     
  7. 51farmtruck
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    Now back to the beginning.

    I borrowed a straight 32 frame from my buddy dave to use to make the jig. My dad and I set it up in the frame table and then plopped the ASC rails in with model a crossmembers fore and aft and boxed it all up.

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    pete & jakes ladder bar kit with their spring hangers on a smooth back 9".

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  9. 51farmtruck
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    I musta forgot to take pictures of the rest of the chassis setup and trans mount building, but anyway here it is as a roller with the body on and motor/trans in it. Getting the firewall cut and fit in order to mount the body fully, and start whackin this thing.

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  10. Tank
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    Ill subscribe. Looks like a solid body.
     
  11. cracker head
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    Driving it to Speedweek?? Now that you are 21, I'll drink a beer with ya;)
     
  12. 51farmtruck
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    I watched my dad chop my 51 chevy (avatar pic) when I was 14-15. I didn't have any metalworking skills then ( Tig welding, hammer welding, pick/file, metal shaping or very much hammer/dolly experience) and I hated just standing there holding the tig torch or hammer/dolly not really able to really help out. But I learned a lot in that 3-4 year span and used it on this. I took full reign and did the chop mainly myself.

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  13. 51farmtruck
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    Hey Michael! Thats the plan man. I will be cutting it real close.
     
  14. ss34coupe
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    Great work, it is turning out nicely!
     
  15. racemad55
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    Cool car, cooler dad, good traditional engine choice!
     
  16. brady1929
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    Damn cool hot rod
     
  17. titus
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    Thats for sure not a teaser shot! you nailed it.

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  18. Rick Barakat
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    Sam-
    Thanks for the kind words. I hope you bring your sedan next year to LARS. It looks great and should be a fun car to drive. Keep up the good work! I love 5 spokes!
    Rick
     
  19. Very impressive 32 sedan. You nailed it kid!
     
  20. alfin32
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    Very nice, keep up the good work.
     
  21. This is just bad ass......

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  22. Rajo 1
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    Very cool 32,nice chop,nice post all at once.Will look for the car on the road.
     
  23. tinmann
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    Excellent build. Can you tell us about the chop? How much front and back? It has real attitude the way you've done it.
     
  24. I like this one......
     
  25. hot rod pro
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    couldn't say it better myself!

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  26. Sam, good to see you posting this thing! Hope we didn't hang you up too late a few weeks back, and you got your frame painted ;)
     
  27. couverkid
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    You nailed it. Great build,great to see another younger guy with a 32 ford. Cant wait to see it on the road.
     
  28. 51farmtruck
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    Wow! Thanks a lot guys. That means a lot. The chop came out to be 4.5" in the back and 5" in the front with the a pillars leaned back.
     
  29. 51farmtruck
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    I wouldn't of cared if you were there for half the day as long as you took those damned ol flatheads :D. Nice seeing you again.
     
  30. 51farmtruck
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    I'm gonna keep updating this as things are slow at work.

    This is the first time the car was rolled out after the initial chop.

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    I got this dash from my buddy dave also. It was out of an old hot rod. It had 6 gauge holes torched out and it was a complete mess. This was the first thing I worked on when I got the body home. I cut out the whole center and welded in the panel to load it up with some SW's.

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