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Scratch-built '32 roadster body

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by, Dec 23, 2005.

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  2. shitbox2
    Joined: Sep 5, 2005
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    were is this school and how much does it cost pm me please thanks
  3. muffman58
    Joined: Oct 24, 2003
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    Very talented lads! I only wished I had a fraction of the talant that was needed to build something like that! Very cool!
  4. Slag Kustom
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    Slag Kustom

    I must go practice more.
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  5. dragrcr50
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    Oh to be young and have the chance to learn this stuff again, it is so cool to see young guys making cars I thought were kool in my day, and to make them in steel that nice is amazing... congrats guys ............keep it going for many more yrs..
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  7. Rob Paul
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    Rob Paul

    What I would give to go to one of these classes.
  8. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
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    Well with any luck poorboy and shitbox will go to school some day. They should do splendid with the fine names they've picked for themselves.

    Anyway, the work is pretty outstanding.
  9. AHotRod
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  10. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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    from Finland

    Wow, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing! Makes me want to partisipate...
  11. Mule Farmer
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
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    Mule Farmer
    from Holland MI

    I have always wanted to learn how to do shit like that. 4 days thats impresive.

  12. Rusty
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  13. hammeredabone
    Joined: Apr 18, 2001
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    That truely is some awesome work, 4 days is down right insane! I noticed he used Lars' inner door panels. I am sure that made things go quicker.
  14. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    If ya think the 32 Roadster is killer, be sure ta check out the Willys
    3-window they have built( several of them) in aluminum.
  15. Since I just passed my math class, I'm gonna do some.

    365 days in a year, minus 104 weekend days, divided by 4 days equals 62.25...

    Lets round that to 62 and multiply that by $5000.00 each for a repop '32 roadster bodies

    $310,000 minus materials

    Where do I sign up!
  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    That must be a Swedish Wheel they use, lot quicker than an English Wheel. Where can I get one? That shop has too much open space and looks too clean to work in.:D
  17. "Lazze's Wheeling Machine is constructed and produced for forming sheet from scratch without the need of prior hammering out of the sheet on a sandbag."

    Well gee that would certainly cut my time in half and keep the neighbors happy too.
    Of course $13,500 for the three machines he sellswould take a body or two to re-coupe;)

    Wonder what a class could put out in four days at Fay Butler's?

    Still pretty damn impressive!
  18. 5foot2
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
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    from Maine

    So how did they figure dimentions? Was there a buck or other car the worked off of to test sizing and fit?
  19. repoman
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
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    See what you can do with some steel and sweat?

    Anyone reading this in America crying about making ends meet needs to pay attention.
  20. I'm impressed!,,,,a talented teacher and students that WANT to learn and not want to watch somebody do the work! HRP
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    from IL

  22. 34Fordtk
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    WOW......just wow!!!!!!! 4 days........
  23. Dr_X
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    If you visit the website, you'll see the classes are reasonably priced. I'm gonna show this to my son, who cant make up his mind about what he wants to do, whenever he wakes up.
  24. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    pimpin paint
    from so cal


    I can't say for the 32s, but when they were buildin the Willys they had an
    actual steel Willys to measure and do take-offs from.
  25. Kevin Lee
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    Kevin Lee
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    That work is amazing. And what scarylarry said is really funny.
  26. djmartins
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 410


    You can build you own EWheel and cetainly get the rest if the needed setuo much cheaper than $13,500.
    The classes are only $1350

    Not too bad overall for what it seems you get.
    After taking the classes you can build a Rothesque car out of METAL!

  27. Indiana Trucks
    Joined: Dec 11, 2005
    Posts: 30

    Indiana Trucks
    from Indiana

    I downloaded the free video (about an hour on dial up) and they had a car to lay each part on to check fit and size but one thing I noticed was they did each part in several smaller pieces. A fender could have been 8 or 10 parts welded together to make one shape. I don't think one guy made a whole body in 4 days but maybe the whole class working on the same body with who knows how many students may have done it. I also noticed that they said 50% of the class were beginners and 50% were pro's so that would help a lot also. Still cool to see and everyone should download the free video from the web site they have and pause it in several places and look close at the work they are doing to see the welds.

  28. 286merc
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,794

    from Pelham, NH

    Its a bit more than $1350 for the class, read the fine print.

    Step 1 is 3 days
    Step 2 is 5 days
    Step 3 not listed yet

    Price is $450 per day which comes to $3600

    Now, since the average class student has a retention rate around 10-12% (national averages) what are you going to remember a month later? This assumes that you dont go immediately from class to a fully equipped shop.

    I think the school concept is great and the potential is there but dont expect to be producing bodies and have your own TV show the first year!
  29. The retention rate will depend largely on the teacher and student.

    Lazze was teaching students make Aluminum '40 Willys before they
    were available commercially.He has since moved to California and
    switched the classes over to making '32 Ford Roadsters in steel.There
    should be pics of their past students projects on the site.


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