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Yet another 35/36 build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tbauer, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. tbauer
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
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    The tow truck driver said " here's your cream puff." when he dropped it in my drive. It's a running driving 37 frame with a 60 hp flatty. It has a 35 cowl , front fenders,hood and nothing else, no wiring nothing .So first thing I need to do is get it running so I can drive around to piss off the neighbors. So I hooked up a charger and tried to start her up. It turned over but no spark ,
    this is my first flathead so I'm glue less. I talked to Sid the guy I bought it from and he gave me a different diving helmet style distributer and wires to try. Lined it up and bolted it on. Put on a new switch hit the starter button and she has spark. But no fuel , I disconnected the fuel line and the pump is working ,so the stromberg 81 needs a rebuild. The water pumps are frozen ,I ordered rebuild kits from vanpelts. Mac was very helpful trying to school me over the phone . So if anyone can tell me how to get the water pumps out I would appreciate it . Pictures and lots more to come.
     
  2. richie rebel
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    the water pumps are part of the motor mounts,were the rad hoses go to the pumps,inside the pump there,s a bolt take it out,and rest of the bolts the pump should come right off
     
  3. tbauer
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    heres some pics.. some assembly and parts required. And lots of advice.
     

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  4. koolkemp
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    So what are the plans for the rest of the body...:D
     

  5. tbauer
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    I have a cut up rusty five window to use as a starting point but this could go any direction. I'll be stealing ideas from your thread koolkemp , its guys like you that make me think I can put this back together.
     
  6. Cool. Looks like the rest of it is in the trailer.
     
  7. tbauer
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    you've been skipping ahead . Well here's the "rest'" of the car. Rare factory air conditioning .
     

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  8. tbauer
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    does anyone have the measurements for the floors or maybe a car near Fort Worth that i can measure my self?
     
  9. koolkemp
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    Very cool! Lots to work with,measure lots and just tack it all together till you are happy.I would offer to measure my 2 door carcass for ya but its as bad or worse than yours lol!
     
  10. tbauer
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    time to start making parts
     

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  11. tbauer
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    starting with a fiber glass tail pan I made a paper pattern , then cut out the basic shape in metal. I made templates and drew a grid to use as a guide for the templates. then off to the english wheel and bead roller
     

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  12. tbauer
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    heres a look at the the missing tail end of cream puff. I ran out of day so I'll have to trim it up and break out the tig welder tommorrow
     

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  13. shinysideup
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    The car found the right home,youre doing great on it!
     
  14. koolkemp
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    That looks great! How many hours do you have into making the tailpan?
     
  15. tbauer
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    I've got about eight hours into the tailpan, but the first one always takes the longest time.
     
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  16. heyitsnate
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    awesome job on the tailpan!
     
  17. heyitsnate
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    any updates on this?
     
  18. tbauer
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    I'm finishing a pedal car for my grand son, then back to this build !
     
  19. tbauer
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    With inspiration from all the craftsmen on the HAMB
    The build continues
    First a paper pattern is made of the sub frame and cut out. I try to make left and right parts at the same time. A trick I learned from Lazze.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555105.152980.jpg
    I used my bead roller to turn the flange.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555357.681321.jpg
    The edges will need to be shrunk to make the panel flat again.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555519.308160.jpg
    I bent this edge on my brake
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555464.995839.jpg
    I bent the edges as I tig weld them together
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555685.328789.jpg
    And here is the two sub rails after a little sanding to clean them up.
    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388555941.189106.jpg


    Ted Bauer
     
  20. tbauer
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    I started rust o ration today
    Here are the left and right
    I removed the drivers side brace it's just a little rusty.




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  21. tbauer
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388365751.339172.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388365775.369073.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388365798.026531.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388365817.584045.jpg


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  22. tbauer
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    The inner cowl braces are so rusty I need to fab something up
    So I stated with a paper pattern ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388626208.299122.jpg
    Then I cut out a left and right ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388626262.550365.jpg
    Some bend push shove and a little welding ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388626329.334191.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1388626349.389780.jpg


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  23. Well you've got my respect and my subscription! Nicely done so far...Good so see you back
    on it!
     
  24. tbauer
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    Thanks 36 rokit!
     
  25. tbauer
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    I thought I would lay out the axle kick up and part of the trunk floor ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395183774.210801.jpg


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  26. heyitsnate
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    this is what i wanted to see all along!!!!! go go go!!!!
     
  27. tbauer
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395433281.766833.jpg
    A few more bends


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  28. bigorangetruck
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    I need to do most of this work too. Glad I can reference this thread! Keep it up Maaan.
     
  29. 36 ford girl
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    You do nice work ,car is in good hands.
     
  30. tbauer
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    Look what followed me home 36 fords must be like potato chips you can't have just one ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395451092.423328.jpg



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