Register now to get rid of these ads!

Saving a 32 Ford Body

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcnut223, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 1,542

    flatford39
    Member

    Well I will tell you one thing that is a positive...you are not working with old rusty parts that you need to soak forever or apply heat to to get even moving in the right direction.
     
  2. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    You are correct, At least I am past that point ...:)

    concerned it could be a warped housing from when I welded the brackets on the rearend ...not sure how I check for that>>>
     
  3. Deucedreamer
    Joined: Jan 11, 2010
    Posts: 425

    Deucedreamer
    Member
    from BC Canada

    I just read through your whole thread. Congratulations on saving a Deuce 5 window couple. You are indeed a very talented individual and should be very proud of yourself. I saw the pics of your 3 Window, damn, you don't make it easy on yourself do you? I hope you post a build thread on that one too.
     
  4. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,175

    rottenleonard
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Most modern alignment equipment can measure if a rearend is bent. Also most large tire shops will check the alignment for free.

    Looking for a noise under load I would be suspecting an issue either the ring and pinion setup, or an issue with the gear contact surface.
     
  5. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Well everything is back together again. Really did not find anything in the brakes although I changed shoes hardware and drums . Not driving the car as it's too icy outside

    I also pulled the right axle shaft , found 2 of these metal shavings on the end of the shaft. 003.JPG
     

    Attached Files:

    • 004.JPG
      004.JPG
      File size:
      104.5 KB
      Views:
      190
    • 005.JPG
      005.JPG
      File size:
      168.2 KB
      Views:
      185
  6. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Took the car out today for the first time since the brake change

    No difference same issues
     
  7. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    So....

    Time to stop messing around ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454796963.193179.jpg

    Pulled the center section
     
    loudbang likes this.
  8. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454797053.302364.jpg i have a 3.00 center section that is a known entity

    So I installed it ...
     
  9. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454797209.914777.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454797232.381092.jpg

    Looks like a dirt track car

    Verdict .... Drum roll please

    Success ! Noise is gone
     
  10. JimmyD3234
    Joined: Dec 3, 2015
    Posts: 304

    JimmyD3234
    Member
    from PA

    A- REAL - MAN -CAN - FIX - IT - HAVE - FUN ;) :cool::cool:
     
  11. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    You bet!!

    Sucks that I will have to do this all again after sending the center section Back to get repaired
     
  12. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 1,542

    flatford39
    Member

    Glad you found it. After all you have done on this car I bet you are relieved. I know I would be.

    Tom
     
    loudbang likes this.
  13. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 4,114

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    What the hell was rubbing in the carrier?
     
  14. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Honestly don't know

    Can't see anything obvious

    Lots of brass in the rear end grease way too much to be normal


    Also the pinion had started leaking , only been driven 5-6 miles tops
     
    loudbang likes this.
  15. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 6,837

    brady1929
    Member
    from Mesa, Az

    Great job Mike.
     
  16. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Tom, Yup relieved to say the least

    Thanks Brady
     
  17. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 4,114

    big duece
    Member
    from kansas

    o_OStill trying to figure out where the brass is coming from.
     
  18. damnh6
    Joined: Jan 6, 2014
    Posts: 31

    damnh6
    Member
    from australia

    Great thread have just gone from start to here .I will follow with interest !
     
  19. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 3,528

    a boner
    Member

    Did you drive it this summer? Got any pics? Nice save!
     
  20. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 879

    wheeldog57
    Member

    The "brass", could it be the crush sleeve was crumpled too much? Maybe the pinion is rubbing on the pinion seal, creating the leak also
     
  21. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Hi guys

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1479068370.529835.jpg

    Here's a shot of it on the road this summer

    Rear 3rd member was swapped for a new one !
     
    mgtstumpy, greaser, kiwijeff and 11 others like this.
  22. damnh6
    Joined: Jan 6, 2014
    Posts: 31

    damnh6
    Member
    from australia

    Hi I have just re-read the thread ,I am using a sedan roof also in my 32 coupe build .Could please explain what you meant by a slow curve in the sedan roof compared to the coupe roof and how you fix the difference ,thanks. the whole thread has been a great help and to myself and another friend doing similar really appreciate your efforts to explain and take pictures along the way , it has already saved us many hours of headaches and making mistakes. gary
     
  23. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Thanks Gary, glad to hear this old thread is helping you and your friends

    I learned a lot and made many friends doing this project !

    As for the roof

    Let me see if I can find a picture that shows you what I mean

    But to verbalize :

    Sedan roofs can be used on a coupe but you will need to remove some of the area behind the side windows as well as the reveal. It's Fat so to speak when you look at them from the side

    On the top behind the rear roof opening it's a little long as well, this is easy to deal with

    Mike
     
    loudbang likes this.
  24. damnh6
    Joined: Jan 6, 2014
    Posts: 31

    damnh6
    Member
    from australia

    thanks Mike for your reply .If you are able to post the picture showing what you have described that would fantastic,gary
     
  25. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Gary

    Here are a few shots of a coupe roof and a sedan roof . This will give you a perspective on the differnce.

    The last image shows the are that will need to be removed (parden my wiggly fingers). It's not exact but it give you the idea.

    I will look for the actual images i have for this operation tomorrow evening.

    Thanks Mike
     

    Attached Files:

    loudbang likes this.
  26. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Here is the key cut line shown on a coupe. I have also shown the key measurement you need off a coupe (arrow to arrow ). For what it's worth , in my opinion it would be easier to cut a fordor than a tudor sedan.
     

    Attached Files:

    kidcampbell71, 509garyd and loudbang like this.
  27. damnh6
    Joined: Jan 6, 2014
    Posts: 31

    damnh6
    Member
    from australia

    Thanks once again for taking the time to post and explain ,gary
     
  28. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Glad to help! FYI...I found the pictures I need to post for you. Will do so tomorrow night
     
  29. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,159

    rcnut223
    Member
    from wisconsin


    Here are the pictures I was talking about

    I will let them speak for themselves
     

    Attached Files:

  30. kma4444
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 197

    kma4444
    Member

    Just read this through from the beginning. Great stuff, great work.
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.