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Hot Rods SWIFTYS NEW 32 5W COUPE BUILD

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatoz, May 18, 2020.

  1. Blue One
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    Great looking project, hope he gets it done before long so he can use it.
    In the early pictures it looks like a new United Pacific body so the question that comes to mind is this.
    Is it really a 90 year old car?
    Looks like a 32 and is cool as hell but a new build with most of the parts being new hardly qualifies as a 90 year old car.
     
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  2. flatoz
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    Thats next, I have to build a motor for it, body work is done and it will get its turn next. But he needs to focus on this one for the moment. The Tourer will probably use up some of my stash of early Ford parts so shouldn't take too long to get done once the engine is done. Got the axle dropped the other day, diff's been gone through. I have a trans, set of gauges , radiator, grille shell and insert. Fuel tank Brakes, even wheels with new tyres on them. so a lot of the parts. So once he's finished this one he can make a start on that. That can be a build thread another time.

    I'll see if I can dig up a couple of photos of the body.
     
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  3. Swifty, some nice work going on there. Where did you get the five window. Was it already in Australia?


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  4. swifty
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    No Mark. Originally I bought an old speedway body out of Cali which needed lots of work. Wife said I didn't have enough years left to get that into a useable state, sold her shares and financed a brand new body. Ordered this one from a local rod shop and they did me a great deal, lots cheaper than I could have bought one in the States and shipped it into Australia.
     
  5. Fortunateson
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    Cool looking '32. Hardly wait for the finished car pictured on the road...
     
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  6. flatoz
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    Most things are in body colour now.

    Ill dig up some photos to show it. Of course the perception of the colour changes with the light.

    Big thanks to Mick for squirting it. I was pushing Swifty to paint it himself but he wasnt keen. So asked Neil about helping, he did sort out prep and paint all the black stuff in 2pak but suggested Mick Who recently retired from painting at a local collision Repair place. Mick organized the booth where he had worked. So all in all the finish is well beyond what had initially Been planned for the car. Problem being some other items then had to come up to that standard. which required more work

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  7. panhead_pete
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    Cheers mate, all good here in Japan! Have been having a very quiet life these days which suits me but have a car or two on its way in the next month so hopefully back to driving something fun again. One I'll keep as is, the other a long term project!
     
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  8. flatoz
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  9. tub1
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    I'm liking that colour
     
  10. flatoz
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    The chassis being painted


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  11. flatoz
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    Drying off. The reassembly will hopefully Start soon
     
  12. The man likes blue!:rolleyes::cool:
     
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  13. flatoz
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    Mark,

    I think we got into trouble with the colour.

    Dad wanted 40 Ford Maroon, mum doesn't like it so we had to scratch that idea. We kicked around various colours.

    Had to be an older colour, an Early Ford colour. Washington Blue was always a front runner, but there seems to be many shades for some reason, and living On a dirt road a dark colour doesn't Work.

    We settled on this as a compromise , its like a few early Ford colours. Works well contrasted with the black and a bit of chrome.

    I showed my wife the photo of the painted body and all she could say was - they already have 3 blue cars!

    Cant win....

    I like it though!!
     
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  14. spanners
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    I used to paint most of my cars and trailers blue. My mother-in -law wondered if I bought blue paint in 44gallon drums.
     
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  15. flatoz
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    Body is getting trim done now.

    We started putting the chassis back together on the weekend. Swiftys spent the time painting all the small bits thst needed to be done. Was great to see it rolling again .

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  16. Looks great!
    (and it matches your lift) :D
     
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  17. flatoz
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    Secretly i just went home so i could use the hoist for an oil change and grease. But swiftys grease tub gun was playing up and annoying me. Not sure it did anything Except Ooze grease everywhere. Told him to throw it out and use the brand new cartridge gun i bought him


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  18. swifty
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    Thanks for posting those pics Corey and thanks for all your help in getting the front and back ends in without too many scratches on that shiny blue paint. But I will point out that you left your old oil and filter behind plus I was too busy putting stuff together to supervise your use of the grease gun!!
     
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  19. flatoz
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    Ok. Latest is getting the motor running before paint. There is a weld repair on the block so want to make sure its water tight before doing all the make up work on it.

    Also found a few uglies on the timing cover and block. JB weld to the rescue , and another brand new timing cover. If course when you have to wait 4-6 weeks to get some parts it slows down progress.

    The water areas weren't looking great.
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    So cleaned them up with JB weld
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  20. Nice work, especially like the colour tho' it does appear to change depending on the light........it reminds me of a Humbrol model colour, # 48, Mediterranean Blue....lol.....looks good, andyd.
     
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  21. Great colour choice mate, great to see it coming together !!
     
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  22. flatoz
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    Hey Frank,
    Dad's had a bit of a health hiccup so things are in hiatus at the moment. Hopefully he will get back to it, but I'm planning on getting up there more once we're out of lockdown so I can help. The bodys still at the trimmers, which probably works out well. I just need to get the motor sorted then the chassis can go back together ready for the body.

    cheers
     
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