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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Colton Leigeb, Dec 27, 2020.

  1. Colton Leigeb
    Joined: Dec 27, 2020
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    Colton Leigeb

    Figured I’d finally make an account here. I’m 18 years old, just got out of high school and decided my main goal for now was to build my 32 5 window. Haha. Found the car around august in a basement and finally just got around to starting it about two weeks ago. Here’s where it stands now. Started with squaring and trueing the original chassis I had from a previous find. Squared it and added temporary cross rails for the boxing plates and x frame to go in. Pinched the front of the frame quite a bit to help line up the hood flush with the rails, as opposed to a stock 32. Then moved the cross member and spring back. It’s kind of roughly tacked in so don’t look to closely yet. Waiting on some parts to come back from the sand blaster to start messing with the rear. Goals are for detroit autorama 2022. IMG_1862.JPG
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  2. x77matt
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    Looks like a great start! Looking forward to the rest!
    Matt
     
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  3. Oh, my! It appears you've done this before. One thing: are you going to build in some kinda safety catch for the front axle in the event the spring should break? As it sits, the front axle will drive your brand new walker radiator straight up.
    Driveway is full of projects... does dad also build hotrods? Good looking collection.
     
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  6. Colton Leigeb
    Joined: Dec 27, 2020
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    Colton Leigeb

    Yes indeed I am, I kinda just cut off the frame horns roughly for the moment. Tomorrow I will be building the new radiator mounts and hopefully finishing up the the overall concept of the front end. Then lots of finish welding.


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  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Eighteen years old? Wow! Welcome to the HAMB! Looks like you have all the equipment needed to build a great car. Best wishes for 2021, looking forward to following the build. Bob
     
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  8. Man i was thinking the same thing! I'm 31 now and started my Model A back when i was about this kids age, with a rusty original chassis and i had to piece the roadster body together from original stuff and Brookville panels. What i'd of given to have a '32 coupe instead! Jeeze some have all the luck.

    I was just thinking the other day i feel sorry for the kids his age because they'll never afford to build a hot rod, at least over here in Australia.. let alone even something from the 60s or 70s as the prices are getting out of hand.. and here's this kid on the other side of the world with a 32..
     
  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Great job. Man would I love to have that driveway full of hot rods.
     
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  10. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
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    Welcome..great project.
     
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  11. harpo1313
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    Thats one hell of a start, also looks like your family is involved. tell us more.
     
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  12. With the caliber of cars in the driveway it looks like you have
    some veterans with experience to help when needed. HRP
     
  13. Reminds me of my first five I started around your age. Go man go!


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  14. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    I recognize the name....It'll be a fine, fine hot rod for sure.
     
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  15. roddering
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
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    from Arizona

    Very cool. Nice shop
     
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  16. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
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    :D This looks like fun.I`ll saddle up and go along for the ride.Welcome aboard.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  17. Welcome. Good looking project
     
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  18. 31chevymike
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    Man, the body looks to be in great shape - will be watching your build for sure! Welcome to the HAMB brother!

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  19. koolbeans
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    Looks great..... heartwarming to see a youngster so talented and enthusiastic....maybe there is hope....keep rocking...
    Mine at 77, intentionally a Timex driver. IMG_20200223_104205216_HDR.jpeg IMG_20200925_161546738.jpeg IMG_20200926_115215919.jpeg

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  21. Colton Leigeb
    Joined: Dec 27, 2020
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    Colton Leigeb

    Thanks everyone for the welcome and encouraging comments. I’m not on here too often but I’ll try to keep the build updated. Here’s some more pics of where it’s at now. Cut off the rest of the remaining front frame horns, boxed them and finished grinding them, then went on to making the radiator mounts that hang over the axel. Made these pieces to follow the lines of the snubbed frame horns and the crossmember. Put some bends in them for extra strength and also just to look better. They have to be cut to final lengths later but you get the idea. Then started messing with the body and making my sub rails on this spare 32 frame cart. The car is chopped about 4” and 3/4 but they did it back in the 60s so the quality is not that great. I started by melting the Led out of the front pillars to make clean welds over some stress cracks. Also included is a pic of it back in 1967.
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  22. Colton Leigeb
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  23. Colton Leigeb
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    Here’s a update on the coupe. Kinda jumping around a bit from the chassis, but I started doing the patch panels on the body. Using a planishing hammer helped make them straight and pretty close for body work quickly. In these pictures the rocker and back panel is just tacked in and mocked up. Decided to remake my radiator mounts making them with a gusset metal finished into the sides for strength, and also leaving me enough room for a panard bar and tie rod. This car is getting side exit cowl steering so I won’t have to worry about the clearance of that underneath. The last photo shows how much the frame is pinched to make the hood line up perfectly with the frame. That was before I cut the radiator mount to hide underneath the grill shell. Had a problem with the pictures so hopefully they show up as they should.


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  24. Colton Leigeb
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    Colton Leigeb

    Also if anyone has any detailed pictures of sub rails on a 32 it would be very much appreciated! Thanks


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  25. flat-ed
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    Great looking project. Nice work!
     
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  26. Colton Leigeb
    Joined: Dec 27, 2020
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    Colton Leigeb

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    Mocked up the body just for fun and start laying out the sub rails. You guys will have to let me know if the pictures actually show up. For some reason sometimes a image option pops up and other times like today it only lets me attach a link. Not sure if I’m doing it right.

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  27. 40Standard
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    18 yrs old? God bless you
     
  28. nochop
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    Damn kid, you done good
     
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  29. Pitbullgoingpostal
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    Wow! Looking good so far. Can't wait to see it come alive.
    Subscribed.
     
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  30. Jesse Borba
    Joined: Nov 20, 2020
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    Geez I better get started on my 34 4 door that was chopped in the 50s before I graduate in a few months, great to see someone my age building a badass hotrod!

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