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Projects Space Wolf’s coupe build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Space Wolf, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:47 PM.

  1. I guess this will be my intro/build thread. Lurked on the Hamb for a bit and finally got my own project so thought I’d post it up here. Built quite a few motorcycles but this is my first car build of any kind. I hope to learn from the members here and maybe someone will take something from this as well.

    I sold my 64 pan and started looking for a coupe project. Found one that someone started but had sat for a while, figured it was at good place for me to pick up and would hopefully save some time. The body looked nice and once belonged to the Crawford auto-aviation museum (was stamped in Cleveland) but the funding ran out on the restoration project, the original chassis is still on display there.

    The project came with a Brookville chassis. My plan is a traditional style build and once I got it to my shop I wasn’t super happy with the frame so I sold the whole chassis.


    I found a good deal on a SoCal 32 frame at the tri state swap in Denver and basically started over.


    Been ordering parts from SoCal with the help of the guys at Lone Wolf Customs in Denver and finally got a roller back in my shop! I decided to go with 7.50 firestones rear and a little bigger than usual in the front with 6.50 Firestones as well, I like it so far but we’ll see


    Anyways that’s where I am now, couple months to get back to square one but I’m happy with the way it’s worked out.
    I got the body sandblasted and on the frame and started figuring out the subrail situation to match the 32 frame.


    Figured the easiest way for me to tackle this was to order a kit from steadfast mfg. Got some time today and started to cut out the subrails to get the body to sit down on the frame.


    I plan on a little bit of channel on the front of the car to hide the gap under the frame after I finish the rear then start to build the floor.

    I’m really busy with work and a new kiddo, so my time is kinda limited but I’m really excited to finally start this project. Might be a little slow but I’ll post as detailed of pics as I can and I’m sure I’ll have plenty of questions too. Thanks for checking it out! Ben
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018 at 9:15 PM
  2. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    dwollam
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    None of your picture links are working.

    Dave
     
  3. Should be good to go! Sorry!
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018 at 9:33 PM
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  4. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    Yep, pics working now!

    Dave
     
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  5. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    dwollam
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    Looking good!
    Dave
     
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  6. gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

  7. Looks great, I like the wheels
     
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  8. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
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    from West Oz

    Yep, looking good, love the wheels as well.
     
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  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    from Mesa, Az

    Damn that's nice.
     
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  10. Very cool. I like it. :)
     
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  11. spurgeonforge
    Joined: Oct 18, 2013
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    Great start! Looks awesome!
     
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