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Projects Updating my 39 Ford (New interior, running boards and custom firewall pad)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lockwoodkustoms, May 30, 2013.

  1. lockwoodkustoms
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    I have to say I have always had ideas for my 39 and well I am finally getting to them. I have done alot to her since I bought her out of a hay loft in New York. But either way it has been slow going but she is getting to where I want her. Since I had brought it out of storage last I had been invited to the Calvalcade of Cars in Hamburg, NY, While I was there for the weekend I had a blast with the guys/gals at the show.

    During this time I had the oppurtunity to meet one hell of an upolstery guy. He and I started talking and well one thing led to another and he created a beautiful interior for the 39. the only thing is the dash I had in it was terrible and would eventually take away from the car so I decided to use this 57 Ford dash I had laying around so let the fun begin :eek:

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    So after taking some measurements I took 10" out of the center

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    Then came the top edge and well this goes like this measure cut measure cut measure cut .....

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    Mocking it up still needs some more triming but we are getting closer

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    This is it for now tomorrow is another day :D
     
  2. kscarguy
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    Will the curved ends be used on the doors?
     
  3. lockwoodkustoms
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    Yes they will fade into the door molding
     
  4. lockwoodkustoms
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    I have to get this dash done by the end of this weekend to stay on track. I hope to have the interior all in and new covered running boards on by fathers day
     

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  5. lockwoodkustoms
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    Off to start messing with the dash this morning and thought I would share this pic of the firewall pad.
     

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  6. lockwoodkustoms
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    Btt for anyone interested in seeing this.
     
  7. buelligan
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    nice work! keep the pix coming......
     
  8. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks :D
     
  9. Dig the wide pleats; a nice change. Looks like quality work.....
     
  10. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks the interior guy did a great job. :D
     
  11. lockwoodkustoms
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    Started messing with the garnish moulding.

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  14. VNTGE41
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    Great job on that dash!! The upholstery is awesome. How you gonna keep the firewall pad clean?
     
  15. Race City Rodz
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    Very cool! The dash is going to look great, I like the shape of it. Keep on diggin'
     
  16. lockwoodkustoms
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    The pad is removable it has stainless snaps on it. Probably just keep it in the trunk when I am going on long runs
     
  17. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks :D
     
  18. lockwoodkustoms
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    Finished up the welding tonight tomorrow I will grind it and get started on the bodywork and hopefully get it painted by this weekend.

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  19. Looking great!
     
  20. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks :D
     
  21. resto-rodder
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    Great job on fitting the dash and steering column into your '39. I like the late fifties, early sixties look that you are doing on your car!
     
  22. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Resto-Rodder
     
  23. lockwoodkustoms
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    I decided to fill the glove box for a smoother look.
     
  24. jmh
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    WOW!! That is sweet!! Real nice work!! KUDOS!! John
     
  25. Pewsplace
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    I love 39 Tubs, but if you told me you were going to install a 57 Ford dash I would be totally against it. Guess what, it looks wonderful installed with the wrap around garnish moldings. I don't recall seeing this done in a 39 before, so congratulations. Keep the photos coming
     
  26. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks jmh :D
     
  27. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Pewsplace! I have not seen it done either and thought it will fit the look I am going for with the car. Not to metion it was the most complete dash I had from ths era. I am hoping to have all the fitting done this week so we can get the body and paint work done asap.:D
     
  28. lockwoodkustoms
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    Does anyone know if 1956 57 58 and 59 Ford steering wheel horn rings are interchangable? I have a 57 wheel that I am using but I have no horn ring for it.
     
  29. lockwoodkustoms
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    Btt if anyone can tell me about the horn ring ? I see them listed on the auction site but just would like to know for sure they do or do not interchange in these years.
     

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