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ANCASTER, ONT

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Yes, I'm still here.

About time I got this project under way I suppose, lol.

I'm starting a new thread as all the pictures I posted FOUR YEARS AGO are no longer active. Yikes, time flies when you're doing nothing eh?

 

So, here's a reminder...

 

1932 (ish) coupe type thing. Hand built chassis by Glenn, and MANY kindly donated parts from all you guys.

I managed to get a couple of tires for the rear wheels which has slowed down the project for a while, so no excuses now.

I'm going to need to do some project visits to work out the best plan of attack, so if anyone has anything similar on the go give me a shout please. Specifically planning the floor, and leaving room for things like pedals and plumbing etc.

All fired up and ready to go!!!

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ALLAN PARK, ONT

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Welcome back Dave, glad to see you are still at it.

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Interesting project.

Just off the top of my head, at first glance I'd be tempted to lop off the coupe back portion, convert the passenger compartment to a pick-up cab and make a simple pick-up box for the back. This would give you easy access to and a place to mount a gas tank, battery etc. By doing that, the floor to the cab would be much smaller and should be easier to make plus the box floor could be a simple piece of stained and varnished plywood.

I have no idea how you'd build a floor for your present rear section since there does not appear to be a trunk lid or rumble seat opening. A box could be made of flat sheet steel and the rear cab could be made of mostly flat sheet steel with the edges rolled/bent over a pipe (or something round) to try to match the rest of the body.

Love to see more pictures of the chassis etc. What rear end and trans are you running?




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poncho62 wrote:

Welcome back Dave, glad to see you are still at it.


 Thanks poncho.



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Pete Moss wrote:

Interesting project.

Just off the top of my head, at first glance I'd be tempted to lop off the coupe back portion, convert the passenger compartment to a pick-up cab and make a simple pick-up box for the back. This would give you easy access to and a place to mount a gas tank, battery etc. By doing that, the floor to the cab would be much smaller and should be easier to make plus the box floor could be a simple piece of stained and varnished plywood.

I have no idea how you'd build a floor for your present rear section since there does not appear to be a trunk lid or rumble seat opening. A box could be made of flat sheet steel and the rear cab could be made of mostly flat sheet steel with the edges rolled/bent over a pipe (or something round) to try to match the rest of the body.

Love to see more pictures of the chassis etc. What rear end and trans are you running?



 Hi Pete.

 

Going with the coupe design, but I did briefly think about a truck, maybe next time.

The rear section will only be used to house the gas tank, so it doesn't need to be pretty under there.

First thing I'm doing is removing the body and squaring it up. I've never built a hot rod before, so I'm in the dark with regards to how the body attaches to the chassis, other than some Youtube videos.

I'll take pictures today and post them up for your viewing pleasure.



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I'd say you have two options. Either weld "stringers" off the frame that the body will weld to or build a floor support out of small tubing (1x1 or 1x2 for example) that gets welded directly to your body then gets bolted to your frame.

Squaring the body, creating a very solid base/framework for the doors to hinge to (assuming you are going with suicide), then framing up a floor support (all this off the chassis), taking into account where the floor needs to be in order for the body to sit the way you want it to on the frame would probably be the route I'd take. Once the floor supports are framed, you can proceed with sheet metal to complete the floor/trans tunnel.




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Good to see your back Dave.

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I can probably scrounge up some small parts to donate to your project. Stuff like a (used) "long" water pump (and bolts), pulleys (for crank and water pump), alternator brackets (for use with long water pump), possibly an alternator, I definitely have a slightly rusted chrome timing cover to give away (I hate them to be honest), I believe I have the top and bottom parts of an open element air cleaner, an electric fan, and possibly some other stuff.

All this stuff might should help towards getting the engine fired which may help "get the fire burning" again. I am in the midst of piecing together an engine (stock 350) for myself but once it's done, I'll know what I do and don't need.

I may also be able to weld you up a temporary driveshaft from the piles of stuff I have stashed in the shed as well.

Most of this stuff will not work if you only have room for a short water pump.

Let me know if any of this interests you or if you already have all this stuff.



-- Edited by Pete Moss on Sunday 11th of June 2017 09:29:45 PM

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Does a project " return " if it really never " Left " in the first place ???
I think I,ve been in that club since my rodding / racing / biking episode began
It would take some artist level cutting and trimming . But what about making the rear section , whether the whole piece , or a section of it , lift off
youtu.be/yPbqV9CgV9s
At the 47 sec mark

That would give you access to fuel tank battery storage etc



-- Edited by 77 on Monday 12th of June 2017 08:38:35 AM

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Cough .... cough, cough.

Num Num.

Num Num.

Birdie Num Num.

Bock, bock, bock, bock ... baaaaahhhhhhhkkk.

Howdy Partner, Howdy Partner.

Howdy PaaaarrtnnnnnnER.


 

 

 

Is this thing on?   biggrin  wink



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