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Projects T&A Flathead Builds a '32 5W

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by T&A Flathead, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. T&A Flathead
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    I started working on my 32 5w earlier this summer. The car's complete history is unknown but it was some sort of jalopy built in the '40s best I can tell by the parts used.

    See link below to see how it was found.
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=572849

    My plan for the build is a simple pre-war build. Flathead powered, 3spd, closed drive banjo rear.

    The frame that came with the car was junk and I just happened to have an extra 32 frame but it was a little rough because it had been built by a hack for a '60s or 70's build.

    The body needs most patch panels, new subrails, and a floor but overall its pretty straight and the doors fit good.

    Here are some pics of when I got it, and some progress.

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  2. T&A Flathead
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    Now the body is sitting on my other frame.

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  3. T&A Flathead
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    Frame Progress. I think a lot of people would have started with fresh rails, but i couldn't bring myself to use new rails or spend a bunch of cash for a better original. A lot of cutting, grinding, welding, and straightening was in order. Its on its way.

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    I flattened a '40 ford rear cross member, welded in a model a front crossmember, and installed my extra original K member.

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    I had a nice '32 steering box, column, drop, and wheel, so it is going to get used in this car.

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  4. 562roadster
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    Great job so far! The K member looks killer!
     
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  5. T&A Flathead
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    Mock up pictures.

    Fitted with new subrails and floor. Im using UPAC pieces, they appear to be top notch quality and fit the original frame nicely.

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    I changed the angle of the column so I made a spacer.

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    Body will now come back off and all old pieces of subrail and floor removed. I plan to have the body finished this winter and ready for the chop.
     
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  6. T&A Flathead
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    I had a couple questions on where the rear legs attached to the K member came from. As much as I would like to say I made them, I can not.
    I bought them from ELpolacko in the Hamb. or www.industrialchassisinc.com
    The pieces are fantastic quality. He makes two versions, one for a stock floor and the other for a flat floor.
     
  7. 345winder
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    GOOD JOB!!! looking REAL good!!!
     
  8. T&A Flathead
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    Since I can not Hot Rivet like Ford did originally, I did the next best thing. I made my own with weld. I have a little cleaning up to do, but it looks 100 x's better than bolts.

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  9. brady1929
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    great hot rod
     
  10. povertyflats
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    WAY COOL Tom !!!
     
  11. T&A Flathead
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    Thanks for all the compliments, I'm pretty stoked. It is starting to come together nicely.
     
  12. T&A Flathead
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    This is my new in the shop photo

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  13. oldsboy
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    Excellent start!! Subscribed.
     
  14. DaddyO's..Deuce
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    Subscribed to another deuce build, life is good.
     
  15. T&A Flathead
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    Warning the subscribers, I will be a little slow. My little boy is turning 4 and I have another one due in March, and I work all the time. But, my plan is to have it on the road next summer.

    Tim
     
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  16. hiboy32
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    This is such a good start. Thankz for sharing

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
     
  17. Cowtown Speed Shop
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    Tim,
    It is looking good!......And I myself understand all too well about building hot rods and having little kids to take care of.....(talk about doing something the hard way)....LOL....Too Funny, I have 4 little kids at home and one due in march myself.....LOL......I will call you
     
  18. Nice Tim, I have a special spot in my heart for 5w 32's with a built flattie...............
     
  19. bonesy
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    That looks like an outstanding start! I can't wait to watch the progress.
     
  20. Harms Way
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    This is really cool !
     
  21. Looks great Tim! I can't wait to see it in person.
     
  22. T&A Flathead
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    Come by any time Mike.
     
  23. greaser
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    Nice little coupe Tim! Love those 5 windows.
    Looks like your off to a great start. I'll be watching.
     
  24. RHRH3P
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    You've done a lot since I was there last. Makes me want to get started on the 36!
     
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  26. slobroy
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    Nice build. Got a Question, won't the front boxing plate interfere with the steering box mounting to the frame or are you going to modify some how?
     
  27. Looking great...Will have to watch this one. It don't get any better than watching another orignal 32 come together
     
  28. draider
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    Looks like a great start. I'll be tuned in.
     
  29. hotrodderhaag
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    thats one cool ride... id love to find something like that sitting around..
     
  30. T&A Flathead
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    I cut a triangular shaped hole in the boxing plate that is just big enough to slip a 32 box mounting tab thru.

    Thanks for all the compliments.
     

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