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  1. landseaandair
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    This started out as a modified project until a friend of mine decided to sell a Vicky body he had lying around. It looked o.k. at first, but all the wood (which is most of the inner structure) was toast. The roof had been filled, but the body was racked, so it needed to come off as well. Then I had to put lower patch panels all the way around, and that was just the easy stuff. Look real close and you'll see what I mean.

    In the first group of pictures you can see the cowl and doors after they were finished, and then the car with the back section mocked up. It's channeled the width of the frame and the rear section has been sectioned 2" for tire clearance. To avoid relief cuts, I also moved the wheel openings forward 1", which gave me more room at the front by moving the whole body back.

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    Here you can see the front view. I'm keeping the grille shell full height and running the exhaust under the body, so it doesn't look so squashed. It still has the stock wheelbase and the look I am going for is circa 1963-ish. It has a flat firewall that is recessed a little in the center and is going to be partially covered with aluminum. I'm also using a '57 Ford 9" with hairpins and coil springs in the rear along with a dropped axle with split bones and F-100 brakes up front.

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    Here is the top of the cowl and some of the inside of the body. You can also see the subrails and the column drop. By the way, the floor will go past the tunnel opening somewhat, so the area around the firewall won't be as tight as the braces make it look.

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    Here you can see the brake pedal bracket. It bolts to the firewall, the cowl brace and a bracket on the column drop. The column moved over slightly once I put the inner boxing plate between the steering box and the frame, so I am going to use spacers between the pedal bracket and the bracket coming off the column drop to fix it. You can also see the rear snubbers that should help keep the tires off the body and the combination front shock and headlight mounts.

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    Here's the front suspension and steering. The shocks will connect to the radius rods with tabs and I will finish off the motor mounts once I get the boxing plates in. You can also see how the F-100 box is going to be mounted and the adjustments I made to the steering arm to clear the radius rod.

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    In this bunch you can see where the battery sits. The tank will be behind it under the floor. I also plan on using diagonal braces in the frame to stiffen the kick-up area. The headers came from the L.A. Roadsters Show swap meet and they just need minor repairs. I originally set this thing up for a 6-71, but I needed some dough, so I had to sell some of my extra goodies.

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  7. looks like fun!!
     
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    The header is all hand made. It is a piece of angle for the windshield flange, a very small strip of the original header for the first bend, a piece of the reveal around the rear window of an early to mid 60's Chevy truck for the second bend and a section of Maverick roof above that. The sides are reshaped quarter window openings from a Briggs? Model A with another small piece of Chevy truck roof forming the corners. I had more pictures of the build, but Walgreens ruined them. It's chopped 3" and I plan on putting the top back on. By the way, it started as a leather back (hint).
     
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    I'll take a bunch more pictures with a proper camera as I do more on the car and I suppose I'll finally make my way over to the A.V.R.G. sometime today.
     
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    Great project, good luck with it. Nice to see another beat up Vicky coming back to life.
     
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    Thanks. I would have had it done a long time ago if the dang original header panel hadn't been so rusty and I wasn't so picky.
     
  21. Cool! Got to love the Vickies. There's just not enough of them.
     
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    Thank you too. Also, I'll post some explanations of what I've done so far, later on.
     
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    I did everything the hard way, not a single piece of actual 32 steel anywhere on the car. Unless you count the aftermarket grille shell. The header won't quite fit a 32 frame, so I'm probably going to have to make that too and the cowl patches are model A's that I cut every inch and curved up an inch at the front. It's half of a real Deuce's arch, but any more would make the doors look off since they are still stock replacement panels. Also, It meant I could channel it less, which was another trick to hide the A rails.
     
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    Thanks, your work ain't so shabby either.
     
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    Here are a few more changes. I removed the hinge pockets in the sides of the cowl, continued the bead through and got rid of the band attachment slot on the lower part of the cowl. By the way, I found that the bead from an A visor, where the insert would attach, works very well for this and had it leftover from when I filled the roof on my roomate's car.

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    A few more things. Obviously, I filled the cowl, put a flat firewall in and curved the front door corners, but I also sectioned the whole car 3/4" to eliminate the lower bead and added a cowl bead under the windshield like a 32. The main part was formed out of condiut. Then I cut the transition out where the windshield post ties into the cowl bead, moved it forward some and connected it to the conduit portion with round steel and a small filler piece. Also, when the cowl was sectioned, the tank stayed put and everything else moved down.

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    I'll get into more detail on the header later with an illustration or two.
     
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    Matt - way cool! I just figured out who LANDSEAandAIR is! I'm sometimes not the quickest cat on the street. The little inspiration shot of the Vulcans vicky is definitely cool too. One of my favorites for sure.
     
  30. you guys on the HAMB have no idea how bad ass this car is in person. We need to get you too take some outside shots of the car from the profile. This vicky is not going too look like any vicky you have seen before.
     

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