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  1. Travis latour
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    Thanks, means a lot!


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  2. Travis latour
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    Got a set of 39’ pedals in now I need to cut the crossmember to fit!

    I’ve been recording a lot of footage so I’ll have some viddys for y’all to check out soon.

    Anyone put a set of 39 pedals into a Vern Tardel crossmember?


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  3. Travis latour
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    Took a trip to AZ to pick up the body!
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    Got some patches in also so I have some work ahead of me. Have subrails and cross braces coming also to fix the channel job that was done.


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  4. Travis latour
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    Got the cowl supports and sub rail extensions out from the spare cowl and now I need to freshen them up and put them on the new subrails when I get them. These pieces look rough but they are solid.


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  5. Travis latour
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    Got the body disassembled so I can patch the bottom up a lot easier. Has anyone chopped the top on a coupe when it was apart? ??



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    Also picked up a set of Fenton heads to go along with my manifold! Can’t wait to get them on the motor!

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  6. brsturges
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    You got some nice goodies there, Travis. Thanks for taking us along on the ride!
     
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  7. Travis latour
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    Messed around a little today, wire brushed the rust from where the body touches the wood, made a jig for the quarters so I know the boundaries after I cut everything out.

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  8. Travis latour
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    Couple viddys. You can watch me almost drop the body off of the hoist haha too excited.


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  9. brsturges
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    Travis, I watched both of these and loved them. Really hardcore of you to make it all the way out to Arizona for the body. I respect that commitment!

    I also cracked up watching you maneuver that body on the chassis by yourself. Glad it worked out :)
     
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  10. HarryT
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    Travis, watched your videos. Loved that you took your co-pilot along for company. Man, what a trip, as brsturges said that's real commitment. Great project. Will be following along.
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  11. Travis latour
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    Thanks man! Yeah I’m pretty committed haha

    I watched those clips later and was thinking like “what was I thinking!”


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  12. Travis latour
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    Thanks! Trip was great and couldn’t have done it without her.


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  13. Travis latour
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    Got a few patches cleco’ed in this weekend getting ready for welding.

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    Still waiting on the passenger side wheel well from Brookville so I didn’t get that one in. the fixtures I made to make sure I get everything straight looks like it’s working great.


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  14. Travis latour
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    Got some heads!

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  15. Travis latour
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    Got started welding the patches in today, boy was it hot!

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    Got some more hammer and dolly work ahead of me but it’s a start!


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  16. brsturges
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    Looking good!
     
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  17. Travis latour
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    Thanks doggy!


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  18. Travis latour
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    worked on my subrails today. thanks @Dino 64 for the measurements!

    first i went with the first two measurements he gave me and i thought i was getting on just fine until i decide to put the back half of the subrails in place..... i try to put the heavy rear crossmember on and its like 3" off.....
    so after trimming the two middle crossmembers and welding the rear rails back on the rear heavy member fit!

    heres what i did at first thinking i knew what i was doing.

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    heres what i came up with after i used my head.

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    here is showed what i did under the subrails. just copied what Henry Ford did back in 1930

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    im going to try and keep the rear body mount and just raise up the section that i cut out to fit the notch. im going to just bolt the wood block in with the piece i cut out and just graft some sheet metal to fill the gap. should work fine i think.
    let me know what you guys think.
     
  19. Just found your thread. That body looked pretty good! Looking forward to seeing your progress.
     
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  20. Travis latour
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    Started on a cowl patch today. Looks better in person haha

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    Here is it fully welded, didn’t have time to file and planish.

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    Got a nasty blood blister from not knowing how to properly hammer and dolly a panel........

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  21. Travis latour
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    Hammered it out a little better tonight

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  22. Aaron D.
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    Looks real nice.
     
  23. Travis latour
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    More work on the cowl

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    Finish weld and planish tomorrow.


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  24. chop job
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    You do real nice work should be proud of yourself. I will be following this build for sure.
     
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  25. Travis latour
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    Thanks man I really appreciate it. Trying my best


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  26. 210superair
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    Subscribed as well. Looks great so far man, fantastic work. Can't wait to see it rollin...
     
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  27. Primered Forever
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    Looking good! Keep up the good work!
     
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  28. Travis latour
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    Thanks everyone! All the feedback motivates me.





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  29. 210superair
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    I vote no beard trim till the car is rollin.... Lol
     
  30. Travis latour
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    wife wouldnt like that very much haha. ill get stuck on something and my beard will grow to the floor!
     
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