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The last Grasp Special '34 3 window build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by whodaky, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. whodaky
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    Interesting stuff Garyd. I like the first couple of images you showed on the previous page.
    Interestingly, when these coupes are chopped and the rear window is layed down to suit, I think the oval shape of that rear window is more appealing.
    I have done a quick photochop of one of the images you posted and parked in the street in front of a house across the road from Rita and Tony's. Then put the whole thing on a new cover.
    I chopped that coupe, removed the drip rails and moved the wheels forward. If this project goes ahead. I believe it will need the drip rails and they should follow the door opening around the door window area.

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  2. whodaky
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    Garyd, here is a really quick photochop using an image of a stock long door coupe I found on Google.
    It is chopped and the roof shortened. The front of the roof forward of the 'B' pillar has been tilted slightly down at the back. The rear section of the roof that I moved forward has not had it's angle changed at all.
    Some massaging was done to get the lower section of the rear of the roof to flow smoohtly into the deck lid area.
    The rear part of the door window frame is made up of a section of the 1/4 window. The door window frame still needs some fine tuning in my opinion.



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  3. whodaky
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    Another cover using a recently taken image.

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  4. I think the chop on the green one on geoff's cover is on the money. You'll definitely need to modify the curve of the window frame (doesn't look right squared off to my eye.) I wonder what it'd look like if you shortened the roof?
     
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  5. whodaky
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    FB, the black one I did, I shortened the roof.
    The rear window on the blue one is really distracting.
    Here's another cover, featuring a friend of Tony's 3w.

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  6. whodaky
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    Another new/old cover.

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  7. whodaky
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    Last cover for today.

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  8. whodaky
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    As I said the other day, I have been scanning 10 years of images from the times I traveled to the salt. Here is a cover featuring an image from '94.

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  9. whodaky
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    I had forgotten how many neat images I had taken at the salt, as well as those going to and from there. Here's one traveling home in '99.

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  10. Stovebolt
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    Yeah - my old more door towing Tony's old coupe.

    What a weekend that was - drove the Stovebolt powered sedan to the lake and back where it performed transportation duties to and from the camp and towing duties for 2 34 fords on the lake, and back home again - absolutely no mechanical issues. Who says you cannot use vintage engines????
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  11. whodaky
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    Yeah lots of memories right there Mark.
    Here's a cover featuring Kevin Seville's amazing blown Holden Six lakester in 1995.

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  12. Stovebolt
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    Kevin's setup was amazing - When you think back to these days and the relative "lack" of safety equipment as compared to today's requirements, we played very close to the wind.
     
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  13. whodaky
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    Another new cover for the pile.

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  14. whodaky
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    And yet another new/old cover.

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  15. whodaky
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    Kym from Ballarat dropped in today. He will be starting on his '32 3W soon and we went down to see Chris Weir. We got to see Chris' in progress 3W. So I think it is only right that I do a cover featuring a '32 3W.

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  16. whodaky
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    Here's a cover featuring Peter's '35 Phaeton.

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  17. whodaky
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    Whilst down in Koroit recently, I got to help out on a community project that Renee' ( one of Rita and Tony's daughters) is assisting with at the local kindergarden. So I thought I would put together a cover.

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  18. whodaky
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    It's been pretty quiet in here, so I thought I had better do another cover.

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  19. whodaky
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    Here's another magazine cover for the pile.

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  20. whodaky
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    Back on page 127 I showed a cover that had an under-construction channeled '32 5W on it.
    At the time I was wondering if it may have been from this area, maybe in the vicinity of where Tom was living at the time. I was also wondering if in fact maybe Tom may have stumbled upon it in a shed up in the hills. You know, a long forgotten project that never got finished.
    Then I came across this latest cover. Perhaps Tommy Flathead and Sons did find that 5W. MMMMMMMMM they never let on to me. Now it maybe finished, perhaps it will turn up at The Melbourne Hot Rod Show this coming weekend.
    Stranger things have happened.

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  21. whodaky
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    Steve's been talking about getting a '32 roadster. Steve I think a '34 would be better.
    Something like this one on this cover.

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  22. whodaky
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    Just found another old magazine featuring a couple of '32 coupes.

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  23. whodaky
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    The last month or so I have been contemplating moving my 5W on. I had discussed this with Tony and a few others, but hadn't made a decision one way or another. Well my nephew ( Brendon ) dropped by recently and I was telling him what I was thinking. Basically I told him that I wasn't interested in rebuilding the 5W, which it really needs. He said to me would I let him rebuild it. I said yes if he wanted to. So basically I still own it, but Brendon plans to rebuild it back to the form it was when I first got in on the road around 29 years ago ( as it appears on the cover of the magazine below ). It will be in essence his to use as he pleases.

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  24. That's really cool. It'll be good to see it back to it's former glory. I found a picture you might enjoy. [​IMG]

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  25. whodaky
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    Yeah it will be good to see it like new again. It won't be happening immediately though.
    That mobile machine shop/wagon is very neat.
    I just finished a cover featuring Darren's 5W and my 3W. I did take some liberties with Darren's coupe though.

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    Here's another cover.

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    That roadster would make a good garage mate for my coupe.

    On your previous cover Geoff is that David Sutherlands 32-5 with a haircut?
     
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  28. whodaky
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    Yes Peter. Darren who Tony got his Aussie 5W from, bought that '32 5W late last year. I was out at Darren's yesterday and he was getting it ready for The Reliability Run this weekend.
    For that cover I chopped and lowered it. That was just my take, I am sure Darren doesn't have those plans for it. But he has made a few subtle changes to it.

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  29. A few random pics from the Reliability run that started tonight. It will be another great weekend no doubt. I got myself a new little toolbox as well, thanks to Bails again for his awesome work.

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