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Projects Sam's model a roadster 32 chassis build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 51farmtruck, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. jalopykid
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  2. daddylama
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    yeah, that is looking bitchin'
     
  3. looks good so far, can you tell me more about the exhaust. what headers and tubing size?
     
  4. hopped up
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    Perfect!

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  5. 51farmtruck
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    Thanks man!
     
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  7. 51farmtruck
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    The headers are the cheap speedway headers, and their smaller 3 1/2" x 30" megaphones.
     
  8. 51farmtruck
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    Now these pictures put this thread up to date. I'm getting the body squared up and mounted for good on the frame. From sitting the way it did for so long, the body was diamond'd and twisted front to rear. It was all cattywampus.

    I started by getting the very front and rear body mounts done and then I could worry about the subrails after that. I then had to slice the firewall and spread it to fill the void when the front was spread and channeled. I made the feet bolt to the subrail so I can still pull the firewall out if it ever needed to.

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    The body at the b pillars was bloated like a beached whale. It needs some structure to keep it together. I used some square tubing to replace the wood that was stock. I will tie into it with some tubing that bends around the back of the body.

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  9. Pewsplace
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    Looks good so far. Nice and sound body mounting.
     
  10. Awesome thanks, I thought the 3.5" megaphones would look to big. However the look just about right..
     
  11. Lytles Garage
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    Sure wish that pile of Monkey Balls was outta my shop, so I could work on something COOL, Put a wiggle on it son !!! POP
     
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  12. Runnin shine
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    You have my most absolute approval on the tidy rear body mounts. Good job!


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  13. 51farmtruck
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    I got the b pillars in. Real sturdy, made of metal.

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  14. 51farmtruck
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    I also bent up a small portion of the subrails on both sides, that connects to the wheelwells.

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    Then I bent up a floor crossmember that strengthens the b pillar area and will serve as a seat mount.

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    I didn't like the wheelwells being just a straight line. It cuts the frame profile off when it sweeps up in the back. I wanted the body to fit the frame not sit on it. They needed to follow the profile of the frame, so I hacked them up.

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    I got the passenger side pretty much finished, the arch still needs a final grind to dress it up. I needed to cut the driver side to match though. Instead of spending 2 hours going back and forth measuring and marking in little increments up the wheelwell, I made a pattern. I took my favorite heavy paper/weak sister cardboard pattern material, and made a template. It worked pretty slick, and came out great.

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  16. NealinCA
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    Looking real good!
     
  17. fortynut
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    A true sign of native genius is when that person makes it looks easy, in a casual and leisurely way. Your approach is deceptive, even though what you will end up with is going to make grown men weep.
     
  18. Pewsplace
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    You have a good eye for design and can execute it with precision. Nice work on the wheel wells.
     
  19. daddylama
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    dig the wheel wells... makes it look like the body/frame belong together. bitchin'
     
  20. t_wood_08
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    This old heap is looking mighty fine! Keep thrashing on it!
     
  21. 51farmtruck
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    Thanks for the compliments!
     
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    I was doing some digging around and found some old pictures of the chassis when it was getting fixed.

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  24. Flat-Foot
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    Great job on those B pillars and the wheel wells. Definitely gotta do the same when the time comes. How did you do the sub rail pieces? Did you use a bead roller or a brake?
     
  25. titus
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    Its good to see some stuff pulled out of bruces and being built into something!
     
  26. 51farmtruck
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    Thanks man, I used a brake on the sub rail pieces.
     
  27. 51farmtruck
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    Thanks man, Bruce is a neat guy.

    Jeff, I have been following your threads on your scores at bruces. He always told us he didn't have anymore 32 stuff. Killer finds, and I hope to see them turned into some neat old timey hot rods.
     
  28. I like that motor mount....
     
  29. henry's revenge
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