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Streetwerkz 30 sedan build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Streetwerkz, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. Streetwerkz
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
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    Finally have gotten time to start this project, I hope it stays on course.

    It's a 1930 Ford Sedan

    Goals for the project are to keep designs, and architecture from the 1930's, 40's, and 50's in mind during the build.

    make the vehicle modern enough to be safe, and reliable.. not too modern

    Kustomize just enough, and not to much

    lots of Horse Power

    109" wheel base

    traditional front suspension

    chopped, channeled

    who knows what else.... we'll play alot of it by ear as we go [​IMG]



    Heres what we started with, I bought it off ebay, and supposed to be a 60's chop on it. Which I believe cause they did a horrible job, I'm sure it was gonna have a mile of lead in it
     

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  2. Streetwerkz
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    blew it apart to find out what needs replaced, try to figure out how to fix what's been done wrong

    then built a simple jig to hold the cowl so I could start repairs
     

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  3. Streetwerkz
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    I was going to cut up the gas tank (which was good) for more room up front,
    traded a buddy for one that had already been cut on so he could have my old one to use.

    cut the bottom out, got it mounted

    then cut out the lower cowl's and cleco'd in the patches
     

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  4. Streetwerkz
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    next I started on the dash

    I wanted something with style, and personality.

    So I found a dash out of a 50 Chevy sedan, and knew where it belonged

    thank god the face of the dash if nice and flat, made lay out a dream.
    had to take 9 5/8" out of the dash, took 2" off each end, and the balance out of the glove box.

    cut her up, and got about half way threw fit up when I realized it was 10 pm, because my internal clock said go home lol


    I love it!
     

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  5. chris55
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    looking good
     
  6. sawbuck
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    yup, looks great... that dash is gonna look cool in there
     
  7. Streetwerkz
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    thanks,
    I'm excited, be scrounging parts for a while so I could get started.
    it's nice to finally make some progress
     
  8. shadetreerodder
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    Cut weld repeat. Good job so far. Keep up the good work.
     
  9. Cshabang
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    body looks pretty good..If its a 60's chop..then its probably gas welded...so you may be able to hammer and dolly that stuff pretty straight....In my opinion, the 112-116 wheelbase may look a tad too long...good luck, keep us posted!
     
  10. Streetwerkz
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    not much done today, as I had a guest drop off a project that took a while to go over

    needed to add some inner structure support, so I made this out of 1/4" X 2" bar stock, then gusseted the ends.
    hard to believe this little bracket took about 2 hours to make

    I had to first measure the radius of the gas tank so I could match it, and then bend the ends down, and add gussets at the ends for strength.

    befor, the area where the bolts are

    cut the bar stock, measured the radius, rolled it to form, then bent on the ends, and matched hole locations

    Added gussets on the ends, and welded into place

    So now I have more over all strength, and a lip to werk from for the new dash
     

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  11. Streetwerkz
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    then I finished out the cad, and cut out my base for the motor mount from 3/8" steel
     

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  12. floored
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    I just found this, let's keep it going. Any progress?
     
  13. Was that front mount cut from the drawing I posted here ?
     
  14. Streetwerkz
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    not much lately due to holiday, and werking on a project for Ian Johnson of Extreme 4X4 for Crawl magazine.

    Hope to get back to it this week end

    Yes JohnnyFast I used the file from the HAMB tech section, and lengthened it a few inch's.
    Saved me some cad time, THANKS!!
    very nice file, easy to werk with, and cut awesomely
     
  15. Streetwerkz
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    Been werking a hour here and there after the shop closes this past week... here's and update

    Was going to fix the old fire wall, but then I had the opportunity to do werk for a brookville dealer, and struck up a trade
    got a new firewall, toe boards, and front x-member for the frame for some blasting and Powder coating.... love me some trading!!!

    started rebuilding the doors while I decide what to do about the cowl sides
     

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  16. hvychvy
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    Lookin great!!
     
  17. JKerb
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    Lookin good. I like the dash.
     
  18. Streetwerkz
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    Thanks

    I can't wait to finish the dash, I quickly realized that befor I could go any further I had to square up the body, and fix the doors.
    the way it always goes, have to do 20 other things, befor you can do the 1 you want lol
     
  19. inkmunky
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    You don't HAVE to do it that way, you could do the thing you want then do it over again after you did the 20 things you shouldve done first :D

    Looks awesome man cant wait to see whats in store for the frame/motor setup.
     
  20. Streetwerkz
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    the motor... a left over from another project... nothing special:rolleyes:
    Chevy 454
     

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  21. slefain
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    from Atlanta


    I don't know about anyone else, but I love an electric water pump on a non-daily driver. Couple that with an electric fan and a timer circuit and it is a great way to cool things off after a drive. Kind of like a turbo timer.

    Got any other leftovers you need hauled away?:D
     
  22. Streetwerkz
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    Man we are so swamped at werk it's hard to get time to werk on this.
    I have a few small updates, and a ton of little things that don't translate in pictures, but kill a lot of time.

    I've located, and measured 3 different model A's to get accurate measurements to fix the body on this sucker.

    It humors me how we are going to rebuild this car close to factory spec, so we can cut out alot of werk, and customize it... how it goes lol

    man this thing looks like a porcupine
     

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  23. Streetwerkz
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    Well, I've been kicking around the idea of a Walden roof, which is stunning, or buying an English wheel an making my own.

    :DThis is what we decided....
    now we just have to figure out how to use this sucker
     

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  24. Streetwerkz
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    The build is to the point where I have to have the frame.... so we started on it :D
    I took my cad drawling over to my buddy's early ford chassis shop to start the frame build.
    Brian Cantrell of Car Company makes bar none the best Model A frame on the market, so nice in fact he supply's many hot rod shops through out the U.S..
    Car Company is Pete and Jakes main supplier for model A frames, also their frame was recently featured on the "Wrench Clothing" build for West Coast Customs tv show.
    So yes while we could build a model a frame in house, why would we when we can use such a talented company, with all the proper frame jigs, and fixtures.
    They are only a 1/2 mile away, and you guessed it, trading powder coat for the bulk of the labor :D
    So on this one I'm the helper, it's my design, and Car Company is the craftsman, here's where we are as of last night
    All the main stock cut to length, and the front frame horns cut to shape. I did get to cnc plasma cut the rear kick up gussets.
    Not to bad for 2 people and 5 hours of werk
     

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  25. Buddy Palumbo
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    Nice progress - keep it up .
     
  26. Streetwerkz
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    Thanks,

    It's been hard to find time to werk on it, with the shop being so busy.
    I really hope to have it done this fall... so I better find the time :)
     
  27. Buddy Palumbo
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    Having a busy shop is a GOOD thing these days . It doesn't help you get YOUR projects done , but ...
     
  28. farmer12
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    Great progress so far. Looking good!
     
  29. fab32
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    Looking good!! Keep the progress reports coming.

    Frank
     
  30. Streetwerkz
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    Well I don't know who's bright idea this was... but they need kicked in the butt.
    Well, ok it was mine, I noticed a ton of rust in the gaps, and one thing lead to another and well... here it sits lol

    time to get her blasted up, and repaired... I only want to do this 1 time, so getting rid of all the rust is a must
     

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