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Projects The "Minges" 31 coupe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. cornfieldcustoms
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    new and old

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    new one in

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    both new ( front ) braces installed

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    making the sheet metal panels that will separate the passenger compartment from the trunk area

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    made the final body mounts and welded them to frame, drilled to be bolt able

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    lots of grinding on the welds to get the sheet metal to lay flat

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    floors getting welded in

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    started working on the steering box a little today. it is a reversed corvair box, i am going to run it as cowl steering. so i have to make an extension to get the pitman arm to the out side of the body,and make the pitman arm.

    here is the draft of the plan

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    all the pieces machined, after a few hours turning handles lol

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    close up of the pitman arm i made

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    the mess i made

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    everything bolted up on the work table, there will be carrier bearing installed when the assembly is installed in the car

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  2. cornfieldcustoms
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    made these little brackets that bolt to the fire wall that the hood latched hook to

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    made a support plate that will help spread out the weight of the oil filter can on the fire wall, and it helps dress it up a little

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    with the filter can on

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    then moved on to more work on the pedals/ steering. it is all going to be one unit under the dash. here is the pedal assembly with the steering box mocked up to it, you cant see the pedals in the first pic, i took them off to make it easier to get in and out of the car

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    pitman arm on the car for the first time

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    bent up a tube that welds to the cowl/ door post, i will be attaching brackets to help support the steering/ pedal assembly


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    more of the supports coming together. the collar to the right with the upright will be split in half horizontally with tabs welded to it so it can be bolted together. this way the steering box bracket can be removed if need be. the collar to the left of the clamp collar is a pivot that will be part of the gas pedal (cardboard template of the pedal can be seen)

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    here is a close up shot of how the bracket attaches to the box, using the 3 bolt locations that hold the side cap/ adjuster on. using spacers and plate to attach the tube to. you can also see part of the pedals in this pic, still need to attach the brake pedal arm to the pivot

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    working on the steering a lot more, trying to get it all fabricated and working. so here it is after a ton of hours

    had to make a custom brass bushing to support the steering shaft, a huge thanks to Josh Shaw for his help on a saturday afternoon machining job

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    the clamp to attach the bushing to the tube work

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    starting to look like something

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    made some brackets to support the steering shaft from the wheel

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    then had to make a steering column clamp to support the column and steering wheel

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    and the finished product, just need to finish up the pedals

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  3. cornfieldcustoms
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    worked on the pedal assembly for a while these week end, got them all built and working

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    got the pedal/ steering assembly fully welded, sand blasted, primed and re installed

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    then i thought it would be a good time take the old wood out of the roof and get the new wood kit in. started pulling the wood on the passenger side and noticed some cracking in the sheet metal. dug a little deeper and found a ton of led, and a lot of bad sheet metal work when it was chopped

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  4. cornfieldcustoms
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    so i figured i would start on the roof side panels and work my way back, and down. spent a few hours with the hammer and dollie and got the roof pretty straight. then, cleaned the inside the roof, and put some black paint in, and started installing the passenger side roof wood.

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    metal working my way around the roof

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    now we are all up to date, again i am sorry for all the posts but now i will be updating as i progress further on this car, so stay tuned!!!!!!
     
  5. SherrillHotrods
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    Man I wish had a garage so I could get started on my 30. This work is amazing!

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  6. louisb
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    Great work so far.

    Thanks,

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  7. BAILEIGH INC
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    :cool: Lookin good man
     
  8. alfin32
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    Fantastic work, congrats!
     
  9. Barrelnose pickup
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    Great work,love the fact you have kept the 31 grill shell!
     
  10. Beautiful work. What decklid hinges did you use?
     
  11. cornfieldcustoms
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    thanks guys


    not sure on the hinges, they were a swap meet find that a buddy had
     
  12. hotrodderhaag
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1380806382.746487.jpg

    I noticed your picture, why the F%#£ does everyone have a belly tank hanging in there garage accept me!?! Nice car BTW love the flathead


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  13. gnichols
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    Very nice work, thanx for posting all those build pix! Gary
     
  14. Garry Carter
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    Absolutely awesome metal shaping. And the quality of your thoughts (not to mention the execution of them) ain't bad either. Congratulations on a superb piece of work!
     
  15. Mart
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    Great thread, lots of excellent work going on here, thanks for the step by step pictures.

    Mart.
     
  16. drmrman
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    from new Jersey

    Unreal. So bitchen
     
  17. Daddy_O
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    thanks guys

    Quote:
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    Beautiful work. What decklid hinges did you use?
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    not sure on the hinges, they were a swap meet find that a buddy had

    Without a closer look, decklid hinges appear like they might be 1940 Chevy sedan.
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  18. boutlaw
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    Wow, just wow. Definitely subscribed, makes me want to build another one. You Sir are a master metalsmith. Thanks for posting the details.
     
  19. inkstain27
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    Nice!

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  20. bobo1
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    from France

    Work extraordinary on your coupe ;)
     
  21. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

    Really like it. Keep up the great work.
     
  22. draggler
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    Damn fine work there!
     
  23. LKR
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    you do some nice work!
     
  24. putz
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    Wow!!! Great work ,thank you for the post ............
     
  25. AHotRod
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    Great job once again!!!
     
  26. hammered30
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    from west aus

    That sure is some fine work
     
  27. Super Streak
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    Awesome job, great metal work. That is going to be one kick-ass model A, especially with a flathead.
     
  28. Fantastic build!
     
  29. cornfieldcustoms
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    finally able to get back to this one.

    started to put the visor on and the fitment was not up to par, so i had to trim the ends off and make them fit right. had to make a couple pieces for it to make it work

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    one side fitting better

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    and now for the fun part. the owner wanted to louver the hood, and the visor and wanted them to line up with the louvers on the decklid. easy enough. so then i remembered i had started shaping an aluminum insert for a buddys coupe that we never finished. so why not finish it and put it on this coupe and louver it to death and make them all match. so here is where i was after 2 days worth of shaping, and louvering. still needs a little fine tuning but looking good

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    chop job and kiwijeff like this.
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