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Saving a 32 Ford Body

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

  1. Now that is cool! So glad to have a little part in this great build that I never knew I helped you out.
    I think Doug is one of the best around for the $$$
     
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  2. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    I know it's too late now, but Drake sells these. Part 1160-R. D
     
  3. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

    Thanks Dennis , ordering those certainly would have been easier.
    It was kind of fun to make them


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  4. oldrodder43
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    Hey my man. I've go an old steel dust pan, can you make me a Model 'A' from it??????
    Seriously, you've got skills I can't even imagine. My hat's off to you also. Wish you were closer, you could help my with my 29 Essex Coupe!
     
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  5. oldrodder43
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    THIS IS A TRULY "RAGS TO RICHES" STORY! Best regards to you.
     
  6. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

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    I just realized i never posted a final picture of the car (with the hood on)

    Also included the body as I got it.

    Mike
     
  7. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
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    You are an inspiration to so many. Great example of, if you want something bad enough, you'll find a way. I salute you.
     
  8. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    from kansas

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  9. Nothing short of remarkable. The whole car is really tastefully put together not to mention the fact that you saved it.

    Just think about how all those people who saw that thing out in a field somewhere with people shooting at it and kids throwing rocks at it, never dreamed it’d be back on the road again.

    Crazy...

    Well done!
     
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  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    One of the all time best HAMB saves, loved following that build. Bob
     
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  11. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
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    only on pg. 13 so forgive me if these points are covered later...
    :eek: ?? after the stupendous amount of work to salvage any tiny original scraps of the body what made you decide not to use the original frame? It would've had numbers so you could register it as a '32 Ford vs. a ubilt. & traded for a small portion of a 1/4??there must be an interesting story as to why someone would cut just that part of what looks like a perfectly straight solid 1/4 hey? who got the better end of that deal? frame must've been a real p.o.s.
    were you aware of this when you sold the cowl/door? What did you have to do to lower the roof angle? you didn't mention that
    :confused:o_O holy crap!... now that's real dedication!
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    WOW!!:cool:
     
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  12. Deuce Lover
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    A little late but Bob Drake reproductions sells those SS rivet screws in 2 sizes.
     

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  13. damnh6
    Joined: Jan 6, 2014
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    from australia

    Hi could you please tell me the amount you had to remove from the sedan doors to be the same height as coupe doors ? I have seen the page where you cut them but a measurement as a guide would be great thanks, Gary
     

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