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Old 03-04-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
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picked this up today . almost feel like i stole it for the price i paid. going to need a subframe and patches all the way around but i kinda like a challenge !!

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more pics when i get it out of the truck!!
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Old 03-05-2012, 12:22 AM   #2
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I'll be ready to see them as long as my mouse arm can hold up. The bummer is you don't get paid to do this one, but you will be rewarded.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:03 AM   #3
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Nice!
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #4
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been looking for one of those for a friend,,,enjoy your new project!
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Old 03-10-2012, 09:29 AM   #5
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should be a fun project ! needs about 1000 dollars worth of subframe and i can make the rest of the patches except for the wheel wells

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #6
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Get on that shit yo!
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #7
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this is gonna be a rough one.

finally got the car in the shop . shes missing alot of metal!

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Old 04-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #8
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Looks good Flop. My 29 Special coupe looked worse , had to replace the cowl and many body and subrail parts weren't available in 1980. Have fun!
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:10 PM   #9
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well i started on my coupe today . firewall is coming out . going to get it sand blasted and then start on the subframe and mount the firewall to that then build the car around that !

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i couldn't get the screws out of the top of the tank /firewall

i wouldn't recommend this with any kind of fumes in the tank .this car is dry as a bone in the tank with no odors




i welded nuts to the top of the screw heads and they come right out . didnt have to grind the heads off etc etc .

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Old 05-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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If anyone can do this, it's you! We all appreciate your detailed photo essays on metal reconstruction, particularly sub-frames and junction areas!

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Old 05-22-2012, 08:42 PM   #11
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thanks jeff! i Will keep the pictures coming DGNY

got the firewall out today .had to drill out the last 4 rivets on the door post area




also got the firewall out of another roadster project today as well

over 50 spot welds uncounted numbers rivets and bolts on the floor ..looks like i manufacture metal shavings



headed to the sand blaster tomorrow!!

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Old 05-22-2012, 09:00 PM   #12
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Id patch it up and run it the way it is but that's just me. Is that a Waylon or Shooter sticker on the back window of your truck?
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Old 05-22-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
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Keep em coming, Flop, you are an inspiration to get me off my rear end and do some stuff!
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:31 PM   #14
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I think there is a special place in heaven reserved for people that resurrect cars like this. Nice work and good luck with your project! We're all anxious to see the results as they come in!

edit: - What are your plans for the car? looks like it was incomplete (just the body?) and even if you rodded it you might get a pass on that one... Thinking of selling it, putting it back together as a stock coupe, or hopping it up a bit? Looking forward to your progress!

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Old 06-03-2012, 03:17 PM   #15
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now way to just patch this car up jkeesy the car is a mess top to bottom . and it is a waylon decal .

im trying to get a few hours in between customer stuff greg

thanks montana . this car i hate to say will be a traditional hot rod no not a rat rod. i cant stand those cars. shiny paint etc .. i know i just lost a ton of ford barn points with that one haha . but i will have to get the alot of the car back to stock before i start on any of the hot rod stuff. i hope you guys still follow along .

the previous owner decided to go at the hinges with a torch for what ever reason which really makes me mad since 4 screws came out with a screw driver and a few taps with a hammer. im sure if i woulda soaked the screws with some blaster and heat the all would have came loose.



a stack of ruined hinges



all the hinges out and a pile of 1930 ford metal haha



doesnt look like much but to me its progress. firewall out .doors off and hinges off. pretty soon the cowl will go to the blasters.
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Old 06-03-2012, 03:33 PM   #16
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I am envious of you guys getting the time in the garage to work on your projects. There just aren't enough hours in the day for me to even touch mine. Hope this changes soon. My Fordor was delivered in late Feb. And have yet had the time to pull the cover completely off, oh well one day....

Progress is looking really good for you, keep em coming!
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Old 06-03-2012, 07:53 PM   #17
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Nice! You won't get a complaint from me. Hot rods have their place too, and while I prefer stock model A's if a hot rod is done right (and tastefully)they are very cool and get other people into our hobby as well. You might get some frowns if it had been a rust free and complete original car but this one is not complete and is getting some serious TLC and a new lease on life so I applaud you for that. As much grief as hot rodders get around here they are a great source for original parts for some of us. You have also breathed new life into others stock models A's so your talent is an asset to both groups. Its too bad I can't send my coupe to you to fix some of my random firewall holes. Good luck on the project and nice work!

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Old 06-03-2012, 11:03 PM   #18
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Hot Rod???? Well nobody's perfect, including yours truly.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:41 PM   #19
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thanks alot guys makes me feel a little better but this body is preettttty bad after i got the cowl off of the car today if you could restore this one back to orig god bless you little heart haha !!





cowl removed looks really weird now!



late 31 truck tank at the top and the 30 tank at the bottom .the little differences are amazing

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Old 06-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #20
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Yup!! Looks like a standard Canadian restoration. You guys down south are so spoiled!! Know wonder your cars turn out so well!!

Just a bit of fun, keep up the good work.

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