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Projects Shakedown run today in my 30 coupe project

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by fordf1trucknut, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. fordf1trucknut
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    I played in grade school that is it!!!!

    I got into cars in high school......and that took over.
     
  2. fordf1trucknut
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    Keep in mind I have a long way to go with it still but here are some closer pics.

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  3. Jibs
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    Wow, nice job, car looks excellent.
     
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  4. AHotRod
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    Coupe's RULE !
    Have fun !
     
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  5. Way cool ride man. That thing looks just right. And ya have your girl working on it too...
    She's a lucky kid to have a dad like you.
    Keep us posted................................
     
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  6. Nice mounting on that steering box, is that the stock F1 mount? I guess that could be turned over and used to mount on top of the frame.
     
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  7. waxhead
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    Sweet coupe, thanks for the pics.
     
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  9. fordf1trucknut
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    That is a steering box bracket it took off an early 50s vw bus. Then had the box machined to fit. Yes i could be placed on top as well....a really neat mount.
     
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  10. thanks man, yes it is a nice mount.
     
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  11. BJR
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    Great save on that body. Don't know if I would have tried to save one that bad but you sure did a nice job. Congratulations on your first ride.
     
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  12. bigorangetruck
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    Dude! Looks awesome! That was rustier than my '28 is, so i'm getting pumped to dig in again.
     
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  13. dan31
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    You gotta love a model a
     
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  15. fordf1trucknut
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    I added a cool shift knob a friend sculpted and cast for me a few years ago. And added a matching passenger seat....I gotta get buisy Making cushions and covers. I also built a wooden rumble seat rises to ad padding to and a added a seatbelt to the passenger side...so both girls got a turn going for a spin.

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  16. rusty rocket
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    Fun stuff!!!
     
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  17. A Boner
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    Nice hot rod! A motivated hot rodder can do some great work......keep it up.
    What are the seats out of?
     
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  18. fordf1trucknut
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    Installed and wired and plumbed all the guages tonight.... also got a matching vintage set of aircraft seatbelts installed on the drivers side. Also added a spacer above the rear spring to get more spring travel.

    And got a bit more bodywork done. 20160926_182643.jpg

    And I added something Halloween apropriate for the time beeing to the sediment bowl.... a glass eye
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  20. Roger53
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    It's headed in the right way. Roger
     
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  21. Jet96
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    I don't care who ya are, that glass eye is funny !
     
  22. fordf1trucknut
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    I got a bunch more work done to it...

    Made seat cushions for both front seats and the rumble seat. Added vintage aircraft belts to the rear as well.

    Welded up some more unfinished areas that I never finished, and did a little Bondo work to smooth out some of the rough areas.

    Added door handels and a side mirror. And replaced the gaskets in the fuel guage.

    Rebuilt the rear window wood and redid the top.

    I also made templates for all the glass and dropped it off to get cut.


    Tonight I ran it on an hour drive.. runs and drives great but too much blowby so a rebuild is in its future once I can save up the $$.

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  23. Brom
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    Very happy for you
     
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  24. Petejoe
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    What a great project. Cute little dune buggy.
    Keep running that engine. It just may sort itself out.
     
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  25. Ranunculous
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    and a speed pedal in there for the gas?! You know somebody that beats on drums?
     
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  26. The 39 guy
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    Congrats on great project. Hope you have years worth of miles and smiles with it!
     
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  27. fordf1trucknut
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    That would be me..... or at least I try too. Our debut album is here:

    http://www.cdbaby.com/m/cd/thelaurel


    Full versions of our songs are on YouTube and a bunch of other places as well if ya wanna have a listen.....
     
  28. Boon BA
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    looks like a fun ride!!
     
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  29. chevydave1965
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    Very nice work. Looks like you have some great help.
     
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  30. It did come a long way!


    I chose a Slingerland for my throttle pedal.
     
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