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Tucker #44 Metalwork

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Flop, May 28, 2018.

  1. Flop
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    Well I got the call from Rob Ida for some metal work on Tucker number 44s bumpers

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    We got stuck in an ice storm on the way home so all the tucker parts had to come into the hotel


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    I think there were about 50 corner tears

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  2. Gahrajmahal
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    Very cool. Who is going to do the chrome work and what specifically will be done? I assume that you Tig welded up the tears, right?
     
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  3. Flop
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    Yes everything is tig welded . I don’t know who rob uses for chrome .


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  4. Flop
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  5. Flop
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    Then thE amazing opportunity to work on number 44 with Rob Artie Russ and Ryan


    I think they last time I heard 150 lb of lead were pulled from the car

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    Fitting the rear of the car was no easy task . Rob and the crew had hours massaging the rear fenders to fit properly .

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    Making everything fit

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    The back took a whole week to get into shape

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    Probably never get to cut a hole in a tucker roof again in my life

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  6. Flop
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    Then the process of shaving an after market tucker badge from the rear bumper

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  7. Vanness
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    That’s amazing. Incredible actually. One of my favorite cars!!! Cool that it’s at your shop!
     
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  8. Flop
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    The restoration is being done at rob idas shop in New Jersey .


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  9. Vanness
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    Any specs on motor??? Or before pics?
     
  10. NoSurf
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    Very very cool.

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  11. catdad49
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    Looks like he picked the right guy for the job!


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  12. Cyclone Kevin
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    Now I know where to bring my TUCKER 48, when I get one sometime in my life.
    Flop, I’ve said this before, but you’re AMAZING!!!!!!
     
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  13. Been waiting for this one!
    Awesome awesome awesome
     
  14. Flop
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    It was a franklin helicopter motor .

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  15. alchemy
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    So the one in that magazine article is the car you guys are restoring? Are the Tucker resto freaks concerned with it being smoother than original? I'd bet you guys are making it much better fit than when it left the factory.
     
  16. Stogy
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    That's a rare bird...and quite a historic one at that...very cool. Your career certainly takes some pretty cool turns. Thanks for sharing the experience.
     
  17. Ryan
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    That Rob fella has one of my favorite 911's in existence... and if he using you, you must really have your shit together man. Props.
     
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  18. Roothawg
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    That's freaking amazing. I'm selling my tools .....
     
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  19. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Flop.Very nice.A friend of my Fathers had one.Sweet ride.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  20. Vanness
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    Flop. I saw that 32 on instagram. Are you going to trog??
     
  21. Flop
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    Yes the brown car is the one being restored . That’s not for me to get into as it is not in my shop .


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  22. Flop
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    Thanks man ! I appreciate that ! He has a killer 930 in the shop right now . That may be my new favorite .


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  24. trey32
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    I wish I knew how to do that quality of work.
    Very nice...
     
  25. WQ59B
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    Every piece quotes the same weight of 4235, which I believe came from the Tin Goose. Richard Jones (one of the TACA founders) confirmed my theory that the car was much lighter, about 3850. Tucker is very close to the same year Buick Roadmaster sedan, where that car has an cast iron I-8, cast iron Dynaflow, and an axle & driveshaft, and the Roadmaster weighs 4160.
     
  26. Flop
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    I bet they were all over the place 175 lbs of lead was taken out of this car !


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  27. What a fantastic opportunity to be part of such a cool project! They chose the right guy!
     
  28. Flop
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  29. NoSurf
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    Wow- Amazing!
     

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