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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HelmuthBrothers, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. Looks really good so far, keep us updated.
     
  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Really nice start and really clean build!!! Love father and son builds. I would have given anything to been able to do that with my father when he was around. Looking forward to some more updates.
     
  3. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 568

    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

    Very Nice looking coupe so far! I'll be watching this one.
     
  4. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 720

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks a lot guys!


    Thanks Jeffrey I really appreciate it. Im definitely super fortunate to have my Dad around to build this car. Its really fun learning things from him as well as teaching him some things. Sometimes I take it for granted that we're building this together. I try to make every day that we work on it as fun and relaxed as I can. I feel like we act like Paul Sr/ Paul Jr at times haha, but its because we haven't really built something this in depth together before. Its definitely a HUGE learning experience! The only thing holding me from working on it is xmas/new years so there will be plenty of updates soon. if you have any suggestions as to the design of the car I'd love to hear em from you. I think we both have a similar eye.
     
  5. This is going to be a Great hotrod! What power plant are you thinking for the car?
     
  6. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 720

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    The frame has SBC mounts already so sbc/700r4 for a highway cruiser
     
  7. Sounds great. Ill be watching! Happy holidays to you and your family.
     
  8. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks a lot you too!!



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  9. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 720

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    A few small updates from the past 2 weeks. Had to square the body on the frame. Finished working on the front feet, put a dumby block in with a 1992 700r4 to see where the firewall needed to be trimmed, replaced the back lower panel with a new one from Howells as well as got a pair of new wheel well patch panels. Needless to say Im pretty happy with the quality of the panels. The curve of the lower panel isn't 100% accurate so I'll have to do some work on that, but its damn close. The wheel wells look to be fine. The metal is nice and thick. Right now we're finally onto the rear sub rails which Ill post pics up once they're all finished.

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    Random hole in the subrail. Cleaned the edges and filled it in.

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    New lower panel from Howells

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    Sandblasted and smooth out the lower panel

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    Picked up a steel 32 shell w/ insert. Its definitely going to need at least 1.5" taken out of it to line it up with the cowl once the hoods on.

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    Just a rough idea

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  10. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

    Mock up motor/trans

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    We made a template of the trans to hold overtop of the firewall to keep the trim as accurate as possible.

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    Stuck a set of my lincoln covers on for some shits

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    Here you can see where the head hits the firewall. We'll need to recess that as well as the area around the distributor.

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    Getting ready to start the back end

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    Keep and eye out. We'll have the rear done soon!
     
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  11. 1lucky1
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
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    1lucky1
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    from Morgan NJ

    Looking good guys!
     
  12. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
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    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

    I look forward to checking this car out at the Revival! :)
     
  13. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Haha yeah me too! Crossing my fingers. If the car isn't finished I'd still love to just trailer it there in whatever state it's it regardless. We have a decent amount of time so anything can happen at this point.
     
  14. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
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    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

    Either way would be cool. One year ago today is when I put my body on the frame for the first time.... a lot of late nights.
     
  15. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    That's awesome man. Yours came together faster then a lot of other projects it seems. I hope I can get this done half as fast as yours.
     
  16. Looking good. Nice fab work. Hope to see you around this summer, and meet up!
     
  17. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    We'll be around this summer and hopefully have a few new cars to show as well!
     
  18. COOL! Im installing a 471 blower built by Gary Dyer on my Model A, getting her ready for spring. Will be racing and showing every chance I get. Try to bring your car to YORK NATS this year if you can.
     
  19. Cool build keep the updates coming.
     
  20. THE KUSTOMIZER
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    THE KUSTOMIZER
    Member
    from south nj
    1. 60s Show Rods

    Car looks great! Tell your uncle Dave to get over there and help you out.LOL!!
     
  21. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 720

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Hahaha he's been helping us in the parts department!
     
  22. I really like the new firewall foot, came out looking really clean...looks good.
     
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  23. 30TudorSedan
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    30TudorSedan
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    Very clean coupe body! Looks like a great build and looking forward to more progress! Subscribed.
     
  24. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 720

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Finished forming the new sub rails today. Looking forward to all the detail work to make it look like we didn't do anything in the first place.

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  25. Looks GREAT! Going tobe one BITCH of a HOTROD!
     
  26. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Mopar Jack
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    Coming together nice...
     
  27. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

    One of my goals for the project.

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  28. That should start a FIRE! LOL
     
  29. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 568

    Hurley50
    Member
    from NC

    I like it.
     

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