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Hot Rods Wyke 32 Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, May 16, 2015.

  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990

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    I started another project a while back, The Wyke 32 sedan. the plan is a chopped sedan, slammed high boy. that is the basic idea, and a lot of little trick touches to make it stand apart.

    here is the body as it came in, took the body apart and sent it out to be chem dipped. should be back in the next couple weeks

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    while that is being done i started on the chassis. got the ASC rails set in the JIG. As in most stamped aftermarket rails there are some imperfections from the stamping process

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    so i heated hammered and dollied out the rought spots.

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    then machined some body bolt blocks, and welded them in the chassis. after that i applied some weld through primer to the inside of the rails

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    decided to pinch the rails inward at the fire wall. wanting the rails to be same wide as the grill shell at the xmember and keep the front horns. also wanted to straighten the front horns. so i clamped on a heavy piece of angle, heated and shrank them to get it straight

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    all cleaned up

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    made the front spreader bar, slightly curved it for a little style, also pie cut the top and bottom of the rail and tapered them to fit the 1.75 od tube for the spreader bar

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    then moved around the rear. The customer and my self really liked the rear of the Steadfast 32 sedan so we borrowed a few ideas and changed them a little bit for our own taste

    did the spreader bar to match the tank lines, made the matching lines on the bar go half way around the tube to make the bar stand out but blend in at the same time.

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    also decided to recess the bar into the tank similar to the Steadfast car. pushed the bar forward about 2.5 inches

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    then trimmed the rails, tapered the top back to match the tube, and metal finished back out. still need to work on the tank sheet metal but that is for another day

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    started working on the custom flat rear cross member as well

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  2. Awesome work bro. Wish that was my car.
     
  3. Yes,keep updates coming.Like the tank treatment.
     
  4. hammered30
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 152

    hammered30
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    from west aus

    That sure is some mighty fine work thanks for posting
    cheers hammered30
     

  5. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,613

    A Boner
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    You should try using some JW Rod Garage deuce rails.....less fixing to do, Just saying.
     
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  6. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,697

    clem
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    Neat thread/car. Neatest looking spreader bars that I've seen in a long long time.
     
  7. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,866

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    Incredible work as always.
     
  8. Bulletnose26
    Joined: Jul 21, 2013
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    Bulletnose26
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    Very nice detail.
     
  9. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Wow beautiful work. I love little touches like your curved spreader. Unless you really sit down and look or the owner tells you about it you would never know it was changed.
     
  10. deucetruck
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    from Missouri

  11. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,800

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    I love the concept for the sedan. The Steadfast car set the bar for sedans but I can see you may go even higher. I will be following this one. On a side note, I am doing a lot of work on my 34 ASC rails. They are really not very straight and have lots of waves near the front.
     
  12. I 'm liking the direction this is heading. Nice work.
     
  13. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590

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    The word (slammed) should never be used on a traditional site.

    Very nice work, will be watching. The tank and spreader bar, very interesting detail.
     
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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    Harv--
    I kinda have an issue with "bagged" too.
    Oh yea, really tired of BAD ASS also.
    Rant over.
     
  15. willysguy
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 1,217

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    from Canada

    Cool, looking forward to the updates!
     
  16. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990

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    thanks for the kind words so far. i will keep the updates coming as it progresses.

    i guess i should have used the word hammered, or super low instead of "slammed" for the term sensitive folks lol. no matter what you want to call it the stance will be on point
     
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  17. T-DeWitt
    Joined: Aug 16, 2012
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    Can't wait to see more on this build.

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  18. AV8R
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 371

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    love the rear bar!!! I saw it on the steadfast car too and was thinking about doing the same thing. I love the rear bar idea to reflect the pattern in the gas tank! What's the trick to making that look so nice? did you cut a piece out and tack it back in at a lower level? or shove a small pipe inside? what's the best way of cleaning up the weld after? sorry ...amateur questions, but I really like that detail. Thanks!
    Chris
     
  19. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
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    been a busy few weeks. had a job come in that kind of took over the shop for a few weeks. now i am getting back on track.

    got in a chassis engineering center section kit. did not like how plain it looked. so started cleaning it up and belled the oval holes.

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    started cutting and fitting the boxing plates. the customer really likes the look of dimpled boxing plates but doesnt like the idea of stuff getting down in the rails. so i dimpled the plates, then cut and tig welded plates on the back of the dimples. so it has the look, but sealed up from the elements


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    test fitting up the center section to boxed rails

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    more progress to come soon
     
  20. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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  21. The detail is amazing,I'm subscribed. HRP
     
  22. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    Top notch work as always! I'll definitely follow along.. Thanks for posting!

    Malcolm
     
  23. AV8R
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 371

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    love the rear bar!!! I saw it on the steadfast car too and was thinking about doing the same thing. I love the rear bar idea to reflect the pattern in the gas tank! What's the trick to making that look so nice? did you cut a piece out and tack it back in at a lower level? or shove a small pipe inside? what's the best way of cleaning up the weld after? sorry ...amateur questions, but I really like that detail. Thanks!
    Chris
     
  24. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990

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    slid another piece of tube inside the spreader bar after cutting out the shape. then tig welded the seam. took a cartridge cone abrasive and sanded the top of the weld smooth
     
  25. Pewsplace
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 2,800

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    Love your work. I like the dimple holes and had not thought of putting a sheet behind them. I think leaving them open would only lead to problems later on a street driven car.
     
  26. Signed up for this ride......Great work and can't wait to see more of what you are going to do.
    I like your idea of backing up the openings in the rails to keep the "salt" out. I thought long and hard about airing out the boxing plates on my build, but passed due to thinking about all the salt that would be trapped inside the rails at Bonneville. DAM...I never gave it a thought to back it up like this.
    Very cool! Plus a nice look..
     
  27. luckythirteenagogo
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
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    from Selma, NC

    Your work on this one is amazing as usual. I love the boxing plate idea. You've got my attention, I've subscribed.
     
  28. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990

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    finally back on this one after traveling for the last month. made a front mount fixture to support the engine while i designed and made the motor mounts

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    then made the mounts. hand made both the frame side and block side mounts. uses a standard biscuit style rubber cushion

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    then moved on to the trans mount. it is made from .250 mild steel

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    and made a top plate to help tie together everything

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    adjusted the angle of the pedal assembly to work correctly

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    the body and parts also came back from the chem dip shop

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    i had to fix a weird hole in the grill shell that was leaded over

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    after the repair

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    more to come as things progress
     
  29. ski
    Joined: Jan 21, 2008
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    ski
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    from San Diego

  30. Burny
    Joined: Dec 20, 2004
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    Wow...awesome work. Love the little details...subscribed
     

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