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Projects The Flamedabone '40 Ford Coupe build thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flamedabone, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    How in THEE hell did I miss this one???? Not only did I not know the 34 was on the road, I didn't know you were doing a 40 coupe. But what I really didn't know was Hedman is making a Poncho block hugger header. And all the work I went through to weld Pontiac flanges on my chevy block huggers.
    Any reason you didn't offset the motor to the passenger side of the car a little? I moved mine an inch to get steering shaft/steering box/clutch pedal/starter clearance. You need to move out here so I can keep an eye on you.
    Rocky
     
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  2. MIKE STEWART
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  3. Who manufactures those wheels? Circle City?
     
  4. flamedabone
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    Patrick and Mike, the wheels are American Rebel, 15X5 front, 15X8 rear. The rears have a big giant front space like a 10 so they look cool and a small back space so you don't have to tub the inner fenders. I am VERY happy with them, and they are made in the United States, unlike Halibrands and you can actually make a phone call and get them unlike the Real Wheels guys.

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    Finally got the pedals and the exhaust to cohabitate. Had to divorce the clutch pedal and hang is off the frame rail to get the pipe to not crash into the whole deal.

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    Butchered firewall.

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    Cut out the yuck.

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    New stuff tacked.

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    Just a quick primer coat, still needs metal work, finish work and a nice coat of Wimbledon White.

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    I picked up the Y in the X member to anchor the roll bar.

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    Here is the finished 4 point welded to the frame. Still need to finish the floor boards around it, but that is next time.

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    See ya, -Abone.
     
  5. Awesome as usual Jeff!
     
  6. Roothawg
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    So, we can assume the body isn't coming back off Jeff? Thanks for the shot of the X member. That helps.
     
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  7. flamedabone
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    Finally got the floorboards done. Holy shit, that was a lot of welding.

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    Made a little reverse bump to give me a touch more throttle pedal room.

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    Yes, Root. The body is on forever. Usually, the body would come off one more time for detail and paint, but not this time.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
  8. flamedabone
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    This is the 1/4 that was a little crinkled.

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    Nothing good underneath.

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    Made a new panel.

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    Needs a tiny bit more welding, but it is damn near done. Fixed the door gap a bit and relief cut the injured 1/4. The EMS panels are VERY nice. Yes, they are always going to have to be trimmed to fit a 77 year old car, but they are pretty damn nice. (Made in the USA too.)

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    Gotta go do the other side.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
  9. That looks great. HRP
     
  10. flamedabone
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    The most unimaginative seat brackets you will ever see.

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    I took 8 inches out of the frame and foam from this mini truck seat.

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    Easy side of the 1/4.

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    This is where Fireball Roberts was bump drafting my car in the Southern 500 back in the day..... At least I'm pretty sure that is what happened....

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    All better.

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    See ya, -Abone.
     
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  11. I am late but I am here watching.
     
  12. Good progress!
     
  13. Ha ha, exactly what I'm using!
     
  14. ems customer service
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    thanks for buying from us,

    the ems guy
     
  15. Russco
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    Those seat riser/ brackets are nearly identical to mine for my 64 falcon buckets
     
  16. motoandy
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    Great thread . Good luck on the rest.


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  17. flamedabone
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    All the heavy fab is done, its time to mock up the fenders.

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    Finally off the jack stands for a while.

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    Wheels and tires are in the right spot.

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    I don't think I have ever said this before, but I think it might be....a little to low...

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    Here is the original tallness.

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    Way better.

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    See ya, -Abone.
     
  18. Yum.
    Get some spare chins.;)
     
  19. godlemmy
    Joined: Apr 5, 2006
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    You are the 40 ford man!!! I can only hope and steal from your thread to make my 39 sit as bitchin as your 40's.

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  20. godlemmy
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  21. Kan Kustom
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  22. Yeah, that's a tad low!! :rolleyes::)

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  23. saltflats
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    Settin that low you better keep drinking lite beer.
     
  24. Knghtcadi
    Joined: Oct 17, 2016
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    I don't think I've ever said I think it's too low. Bad ass


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  25. Tack weld a roller skate under it.
     
  26. Take the chin off and fab up a flat plate with a shopping car wheel to roll out the bumps! :D

    Or look around for a standard grill,they are not as low. HRP
     
  27. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    No such thing as too low! Looks perfect! I drug my chin on my '40 too much, but after a few times it was pre-flattened and gave a little extra clearance than the less than 3 inches I had!
     
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  28. Subscribed , like this build !
     
  29. Brutal stance. Like @30TudorSedan said, this is a self-correcting problem. Looks great!
     
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  30. flamedabone
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    As much as I hate to ever raise anything up, I had to put 2 inches in the little car. This thing is going to be my new daily, so I have to error on the wuss side.

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    I can live with it. I think. Maybe it will settle a little bit.....

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    -Abone.
     

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