The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcnut223, Dec 11, 2011.
Hows the coupe coming? Can't wait to see it driving!
Nice work on the corner braces!
Man that is awesome, and look at what you'll have when it's done. Awesome
Nice work Mike!!
Keep up the good work. I'm 53 and have another car left in me once I finish my '46 Olds.
Great work! I loe puzzle builds. Hope you let us follow along when you start on the 3/w save.
Wow . I just looked through your entire build to date . Great craftsmanship to the build . It really shows the rest of us we can do it as well . It all takes time , this stuff . Stay at it . Subscribed
Unbelievable talent. Can't wait to see the finished product.
Dude, you're blowing my mind here. I can't believe that with your skill you questioned whether or not this one was worth saving!
Amazing job so far, can't wait to see this one moving under it's own power again.
One of the ways I am trying to control the gaps on the rear qtr panels is with a gutter set from Brookville.
I also purchased a lower gutter panel and decklid from Brookville.
The Brookville lwr gutter panel is wider than the below decklid panel I bought from Tom Bay. As a result this was not a bolt tegether afair. I modified the brookville panel by shortening it.
Here's the first peak at the fit...
Looks spectacular. You keep impressing me! Keep it up.
Impressive work...how do you like the decklid?
Decklid is very impressive! Quality is absolutley amazing.
Man you are getting there it's looking good keep welding and welding and welding !!
A small upadate... Here is how I am dealing with the door post to subrail.
I was relucant to just weld the posts to the rails and was after something a little stronger.
I will go into a little more detail latter, needed to be able to pull the body off.
Spending sometime trying to get a roller out of the chassis....
Any early Ford is worth saving. Sell that extra door and cowl to help fund the project. Good luck!!!
Just another WOW! Keep Going
As part of the post install I made the connection between the fordor front and back half of the coupe body. The fordor is approximately 3/4 wider at the post than a coupe.
This required a pie cut the length of the roof above the door. Tig welding the length of the roof, given my lack of experience resulted in quite a bit of metal work but the results were acceptable.
The right rear of the roof is low in the pictures and will not hold it's shape, I need to work this a little but everything is square and a slight amount of upper pressure from underneath and it looks good.
Here's the right side welded up.
this is something else!! you had your work cut out for you.. make me want to start on mine!!
You have come a long way since I last looked in!. Looking good.
Impressive save going on here, especially when looking at the battered shell in your avatar.
Rcnut when I started on my roof it had been welded on beat and ripped I took my top wood and assembled on the ground and put in the opening and put light preasure on it with a monkey jack and it helped to line it all up and pre load the panels while I straightened them looking good !!
What ya waitn for Fitzee ? It wouldnt take up much room in the shop!!
Now stop it steve!!lol I got enough to do right now!! lol
Another Update: Spent a few hours in the shop yesterday working on the dash, pretty hot!!
Here's a few shots of the dash before I installed a new gauge insert. Someone had hacked up the lower and upper portion of the gauge hole. I intintially fixed the upper cut wiht the intentions of making the bottom portion as well.
Fortunately I found a new opeing for 25bucks on ebay!
To start I made a flexible pattern of the upper portion, this was to give something to help cut both pieces the same. Should have spent more time on my end cuts on the pattern, as I did not get it as square as I thought.
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