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Projects Southeast TN 51 shoebox build.

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Kage, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Kage
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    In Dayton, TN at point park. 8am-1pm AF372376-E095-4CC7-9282-95598DA47058.jpeg AF372376-E095-4CC7-9282-95598DA47058.jpeg
     
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  2. Well I may need to get myself up there. I have more fun at a swap meet than I do a car show

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  3. 40grit
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    Woops. I let this one get by me. :-(

    John
     
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  4. Just found your thread. I hope there will be a shoebox Ford in my future someday. Really like the way you’ve managed each challenge.
     
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  5. Kage
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    Thanks for the kind words. I just wish I had more time to work on it.
     
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  6. Kage
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    Swap meet scores from yesterday. I picked a new set of sbf finned aluminum valve covers. A set of sbf headers (unfortunately they won’t work on the shoebox..but for $20 I couldn’t pass them up). I also got a 7 gal air tank for my future air ride set up and last but not least a vintage 20” road master bike I’m going to redo for my little man.

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  7. manyolcars
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    You are doing great work. I turned the Mustang gas tank so that the filler neck is aimed at the gas door on the drivers quarter panel. This let me keep the spare tire well.

    You can move the door forward by 'cocking' the hinges. Put a spacer under the inner side of the hinges on the A pillar.
     
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  8. Kage
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    finally got my trunk panels tacked into place. Unfortunately I ended up with some wide gaps...but luckily I have plenty of scrap pieces I can feel them in with.
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    I still have a lot of welding in my near future.
     
  9. Kage
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    started my quarter panel repair this morning before work. I have been welding more in the trunk pan but to a break from welding to start working on the quarter panel.
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    Now that I have it cut out I will clean up the back side with a wire wheel and start smoothing out the panel with my English wheel and my slapping spoon.
     
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  10. I like the trunk work you have done that mustang tank makes for a real clean look. I like eliminating the spare tire well as well. Can't wait to see this one in the daylight.

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  11. Kage
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    Me either. After the quarter panel I still have one small floor patch to make and a lot of finish welding on the floor and trunk. Then it will be time for the CHOP!!!
     
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  12. I always wanted to chop my 50 but never got to it. I will give you a hand with it if you want.

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  13. Kage
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    Tonight I managed to get all the holes welded up in the quarter panel and then I ran it through the English wheel. I got most of the rough spots smoothed out...the panel is looking so much better...unfortunately the wheeling has put to much arch in the panel and slightly distorted it...now I have to figure out how to de-arch the panel and get it straightened back out close to its original shape...... 4E8402BE-F8F9-44C7-81F3-6C7CF1BECC05.jpeg
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    There is also a small section at the bottom of the wheel arch that I will have to replace...I will do that once I have the panel fitting the way I like.
     
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  14. Kage
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    I got the quarter panel fitting much better. And it’s a whole lot smoother now than it was before. I will have to use a lot less filler now.

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    I had to do some repairs to the wheel well and inner rocker. I know they are not the prettiest welds...but no one will ever see them after I get the quarter panel back on

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    I cleaned up some of the rust and put a coat of primer on when I was finished. I also welded up the rest of the old body repair holes in the upper quarter panel.

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  15. You are making short work of that mess. Really starting to make progress.

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  16. Kage
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    thanks...I’m trying my best. I really want to start the chop....but I have to have a solid base to work with 1st.
     
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  17. Yep the doors need to work correctly and the gaps need to be right, then put your cross bracing in then the top comes off. It's got to start right to finish right.

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  18. Kage
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    I finally got the quarter panel welded back in ( I still have some welding on the bottom and a repair to make at the lower wheel well). For the most part I’m happy with the fit....but I had some shrinkage along the weld seam....most of it I was able to hammer and dolly it back into shape....except for a section I can’t reach because of the wheel well. Any recommendations on how I can fix the low seam in that area?
    I do have access to a stud gun I can use to pull it out some...but my main issue is I can’t get a dolly behind the seam to work it out.

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  19. Finnrodder
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    That turned out good!
    I think the stud gun is your friend in this case. Pull so much out that is possible and see where it goes.
    The regular dolly is impossible to get there, but maybe a building one?
    Like a bastard child of slapper spoon and prybar?
    Old crappy leafsprings are a good material source for those homemade dolly/slapper tools. Its also hard to operate that alone, so extra hands could be useful. The helper pry the low spot up from inside the car, while you do some hammer work outside of the car. That kind of operation came to my mind at first...
    Keep up the good work!
     
  20. I think I agree with finnrodder stud gun and pull it. An old spring leaf rounded on the end will get some of it.

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  21. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    I've taken the cut off wheel and made me a slice, pull it out and weld it back, shrinking with a wet rag as i go. But that's just me
     
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  22. Kage
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    Got the inside braced and ready for the chop.

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    Rolled the 51 out for some pictures for a good before and after. I still have a few things to get done be for I’m ready to start the chop. CBB8D5C7-815D-4494-B070-2A7D86C6002C.jpeg

    I still have to finish stripping the top of the car and clean up some of the surface rust on the sides.
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  23. Nice pic.
    I was wondering if it was a sedan or a business coupe. That will be a good chop. Are you going to split the panel between the trunk and rear window and move the window forward or tilt it.

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  24. Kage
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    Combination of both moving the rear window forward and tilting it.
     
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  25. That body is the best one to chop in my opinion. The business coupe has a real long tray already and when chopped the profile starts to look truck like, cant wait to see it come down. I'm still cleaning the shop and gathering parts but life keeps getting in the way, I'm hoping after christmas I can get everything together if you still want to look. Im hoping to get my 64 in the shop by christmas also. So much to do!

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  26. Kage
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    im definitely still interested in the shoebox parts you have....and I would love to see your shop sometime.
     
  27. Finnrodder
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    So, how much you are going to chop it?
     
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  28. Kage
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    Looking to chop 5 front 6 in the rear
     
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  29. Brave man..... hand me a sawzall

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  30. dan c
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    the bellhousing you scored--is that the large (164-tooth flywheel) or the one for 157-tooth?
     
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