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

  1. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,626

    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    Nice work, John! Sorry I missed you guys at the Race of Gentlemen. I saw the black A sedan a couple times and had hoped to catch up.
     
  2. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Dude I can't believe I missed you. Such a small town how did I not even run into you. Yeah my cousin Dave's sedan stands out haha I don't think you'd miss it. Until next time man. Hope you can see my coupe all finished in person next season
     
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  3. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

    Slow progress but got the visor fitted and my air condition all together. Onto mounting the seat.

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  4. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Finished up shaving the firewall, welded up the front floor pans, and bolted down the trans tunnel. Ready to break it down the paint under the car and plumb the brake lines.

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  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,325

    The37Kid
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    Very nice! I like the detail work, like taking the time to roll the beads in the inner firewall section. Should look great in paint! Bob
     
  6. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,451

    loudbang
    Member

    Nice and tidy looking work.
     
  7. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Pulled the body back off to prep it for paint. Going to start spraying the underside and inside floor pans. Banged out all of the brake lines. Just waiting for the trans cooler to come in to finish the trans lines. Capped the frame rails out back.

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  8. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    loudbang
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    Getting real close to ROAD TRIP!
     
  9. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,571

    MikeRose
    Member
    from Yuma, AZ

    Love this build. I really like your style.
     
  10. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks a lot I appreciate it
     
  11. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Banged out a little nerf bar tonight out of some 5/8" solid rod and a harbor freight pipe bender. I'm pretty happy with it. Chroming the headlight bar.

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  12. aplayer
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
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  13. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    loudbang
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    The double bars look good.
     
  14. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

  15. Looking great!
    A few questions:
    -Did the bodyman that chopped the top also spray the black primer?
    -Did he media blast anything (e.g. inside surfaces or down in the hard-to-access crevices) prior to spraying it?
    -I noticed your brake pedal is on the right side of the steering column. What kind of gas pedal are you using? Got pictures?

    Thanks,
    Gary
     
  16. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Hey Gary thanks for asking. The body guy did spray the black primer. Its DP90. Sandable primer before sealer apparently. We didn't do any sandblasting. I sanded everything down by hand before he got the body. It took a long time but I cleaned 95% of the body. The brake pedal is a Lokar spoon pedal. We mounted the column first where I wanted it, then we placed the gas pedal where my right foot laid naturally on the inside of the firewall. I welded a square-stock spacer to the inside of the firewall, then I bolted the pedal assembly to that so theres no holes on the firewall. The pedal is really nice and sturdy. Ill post a picture of it later tonight. Doesn't look like I took any close ups of that.
     
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  17. Hurley50
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
    Posts: 561

    Hurley50
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    from NC

    Looking great!!
     
  18. Wow man this is great! I'm not sure how I missed it all this time??? Thanks for the heads-up. Keep up the fantastic work!
     
  19. walter
    Joined: Nov 4, 2007
    Posts: 617

    walter
    Member

    Looking good!
     
  20. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
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    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

  21. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

    Prime time and then liner time this weekend

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  22. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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    Somehow it seems strange to be covering up all that fine work. I understand why you need to do it but at least you still will have photos of it in it's "natural" state. :p
     
  23. 19Eddy30
    Joined: Mar 27, 2011
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    19Eddy30
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    from VA

    Very nice build ,
    BUT do away with the Brake pressure switch!!
     
  24. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
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    from New Jersey

    All raptor lined up. Terrible lighting but I'll get better pics down the road.

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  25. Jeremy Jalopies
    Joined: Jul 28, 2014
    Posts: 142

    Jeremy Jalopies
    Member

    This build is 100% what Im looking to do with my '30 coupe. Im glad you are showing things a bit more indepth. Like you, I have done a ton of research but nothing has been as extensive as Id like but still grateful for those before me. If you ever want to come to Indiana to help with mine, you let me know. Im sure I'll have a lot of questions.
     
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  26. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Haha I'm glad my posts are able to help. That's why I take the time to post more detailed pictures and descriptions. If I'm ever passing through I'd be sure to stop by.
     
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  27. Legendlives
    Joined: Mar 4, 2016
    Posts: 203

    Legendlives

    You should be very proud of your fabrication skills.
    This is a great build - very classy and well thought out.
    Will follow the thread.
    Thank you!
     
  28. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Thanks a lot I really appreciate that. This is my first hot rod build from the ground up, but I've been able to mess around with a lot of smaller projects before this that I've carried over ideas from. My dad has been able to pull tons of tricks out of his sleeves for this project as well.
     
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  29. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    Playing around with some fabric swatches alongside the paint swatch. Going for a subtle mid century vibe. Fabric swatches came from joybird.com. Light really effects the brown tones of the fabric and paint. But you get the idea.
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  30. HelmuthBrothers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 718

    HelmuthBrothers
    Member
    from New Jersey

    While the frame is getting painted right now I was able to start ordering engine parts. First on the list were headers. I ended up ordering the flash chrome finish driveshaft style headers with inserts and baffles from gear drive. Completely knocked it out of the park. Super excited to see these on the car. Yes the flash chrome finish is not perfect because of the minimal metal prep that goes in before they dip these, but it basically resembles old chrome or new hardware finish. Perfect for my car and what I can afford.

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