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Old 11-11-2015, 07:32 PM   #161
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Nice job OZ 40 ,your a brave man ,heaps of hours going in there .Ted
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Old 11-12-2015, 12:41 AM   #162
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Thanks, FlatheadTed,
yeah there sure has been and many more yet to come..
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Old 11-12-2015, 02:07 AM   #163
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Just back tracking a little, these pictures show all the lower half of the rear fender wells and rear tail sections of Wayne's '39 all oxy butt welded up and ready for the floor to be fitted.
You can also see small square repairs in the inner fender, there were originally two small 90 degree tabs on the inside face, which helped locate a flat timber floor as a cover for the spare tyre.
These were torn out and others damaged, so small patches were fitted.

The Slopers did not have the cross bracing under the rear parcel tray or the spare wheel well.
As the Sloper had the flat tyre and in which the whole rear seat could be folded down and made into a sleeping area, from the front seat rearwards.
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Old 11-12-2015, 05:47 PM   #164
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Following on from the previous post, you can see, how thw Sloper had no cross bracing in the rear section under the parcel tray.

The repro floors are for the coupe and these were perfect for our Sloper's as it sort off technically factory correct.

Wayne's rear panels now all welded up and the rear tail pan just clamped into place for a quick look as to what next.
I think I got the fit up to the rear panels with the tail pan, okay...
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Old 11-17-2015, 06:11 AM   #165
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Some additional repairs on the door diagonal supports.
Both the 39 and 40 supports had some damage, cracks or badly repaired in the past, so they were removed and repaired.
Also having them removed will help in giving us better access for welding and hammer/dolly work on the door repairs and skins.
Prior to fit up these will get trimmed and doors jigged for alignment, with these in place we ensure we get the right door to body curvatures and gaps.

Again same old story, down here, lack of parts or parts cars to either repair or replace damaged parts, so we just have remove, repair or make anew.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:35 PM   #166
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My '40 gets '' floored" also.
To see it at this stage after all this time, evokes a lot of good feelings..

Wayne and I indulged in quite a few , or more, or more !!!!!, celebrations drinks, as the most major install is now near complete.

My 40 is only getting this temp floor install, and readied for transport, as its getting a new home in "paradise"
Once there it will get the final fit up.
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Old 11-20-2015, 01:07 AM   #167
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Had to do some repairs om the 40 rear parcel tray. This was rusted out on the edge nearest the rear window frame,, common story with the Fords down here.
The outer lip was replaced and welded in ,, the front section is yet to be made..
Also had to re-make the 3 stiffener panels from the parcel tray to the rear window.
You can see that the rear parcel tray on the Slopers are unique to these cars,, neither the Aussie sedan or the US version, are the same.
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:23 AM   #168
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I have managed to spot weld up the stiffener brackets that fit in and under the inner back widow onto the 40 rear parcel tray, ... I might have mentioned it before but the rear parcel tray out of the Slopers are unique to this model only, and nothing else from any other 37-40 Ford is similar.

In the case of the 40 Sloper parcel tray it was pretty much how much I cut off it to repair the rusted sections...

I am still undecided as to which way I will repair the tray, but its been fitted up temporarily,,,and its a mighty good fit
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Old 01-03-2016, 01:40 PM   #169
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Thanks OZ 40' just spent the afternoon sat by the fireside reading the full post..great work mate.BTW..lovin Paradise, now looking to take it in on our Aussie trip next year.
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Old 01-03-2016, 02:21 PM   #170
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As I said You are doing a great job ,What's the stamping bead on the inner fender/guard .it looks like its done in a press ,is it new or something you have fabricated .Ted
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Old 01-04-2016, 04:54 AM   #171
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Hi Henry,, thanks on the comment. At the moment I can't image sitting by the fire place at this time, its just to hot down here in paradise. But just in case you forgot what my paradise looks like, I thought I would slip this one in for you, just to make sure you plan your trip to this neck of the woods.



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Thanks OZ 40' just spent the afternoon sat by the fireside reading the full post..great work mate.BTW..lovin Paradise, now looking to take it in on our Aussie trip next year.
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Old 01-04-2016, 05:19 AM   #172
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As I said You are doing a great job ,What's the stamping bead on the inner fender/guard .it looks like its done in a press ,is it new or something you have fabricated .Ted

Hi Ted, Thanks for the comment and do appreciate it.

The rear rear wheel inner fenders (LHS & RHS) are all brand new..as in Post # 163
The stampings and bead lines as well as the floor contour swagging all done by Wayne and I.
The dies, were all hand made and with a friend who ownes a sheetmetal shop we pressed in the beads on his 80 ton press.
These come out really nice, a exact copy and sharpness on the edges as the original 39/40 beads.
Then we made smaller web pressings for the centre of the inner guard are, and then hand formed these to suit either side.
Also we used the bead roller to crease the line profile for the rear lower section where the fender meets the tail pan area.

A rewarding process, especially after it was all done..


We had to go this way as there is no supplier of any repair panels, for these areas...

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Old 01-18-2016, 11:25 PM   #173
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Did you ever get a line on the rear seat operation? When you do,a photo would be nice.
Hi Snouts Out.
Finally have got these pictures from a couple of Sloper owners, on the seat operational.
Apologies for taking awhile.
Thanks Gary and Dale, for getting your cars spruced up for the photo shoot..

I'll post them up in a few hours.
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:35 PM   #174
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Doin' great work Tom , your a wizz!
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:05 AM   #175
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Finally got seat pictures from Dale and Gary's Slopers.
Thanks guys, greatly appreciated.
Its a first for me also to see how the back seat fold down operates. As there are not many Slopers to go look at down here.

So what do guys think?? somewhat different to your old tudor seat arrangement. And also a lot more art decor-ish with the rest of the Ford styling..

You can also see the 2x right angled tabs on the inside rear fender well, these were for the timber floor extending over the spare wheel which laid flat in the trunk (boot) area and rear section of the seat fold down arrangement.
Note also the Slopers did not have any cross brace like the US 40 Fords.
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Old 01-19-2016, 01:08 AM   #176
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Ford Australia promotional brochure outlining the seat operation in the 1939/40 Ford Slopers.
Thanks Dale for the picture.
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Old 01-19-2016, 03:13 AM   #177
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A great but simple design,I wonder why it wasn't utilized in the states? Looks like you could have a good snooze while camping or traveling. Thanks for postin oz40!
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Old 01-20-2016, 07:22 PM   #178
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A great but simple design,I wonder why it wasn't utilized in the states? Looks like you could have a good snooze while camping or traveling. Thanks for postin oz40!

Hi Snouts Out,,, I dont know either. BUT I like it.. I will have to ask around if any other Sloper owner has actually used the fold down as a camping thing, and get their opinion..
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nice work sorry this thread ended.
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Old 02-05-2017, 05:04 AM   #180
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nice work sorry this thread ended.
Hi Mike,,, thanks for your post,, NO, the post hasn't ended,, just since the last batch of postings I moved over east here in Oz, and had a few family issues have stopped me from posting.
Plus a little bit of slackness on my behalf,, due to these distractions,,
I will start posting up again on the progress.. thanks
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