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Old 06-10-2012, 07:32 PM   #21
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Youi are a brave and talented guy. I've always started with the best, most complete Model As I could find.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:46 AM   #22
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I've always started with the best, most complete Model As I could find.
Really good advice from Glenn. My version is "always start with the best, most complete Model A that you can afford." In my world those are usually not the same ones Glenn is talking about.
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Old 07-13-2012, 10:20 PM   #23
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hey thanks guys !! i skipped some hot rods steps i took but still figured you would like to see some structure pictures and maybe the measurements will help someone out down the line

well almost time to get the patches put in

fixed the inner structure tonite

i had one side that i could take some measurements from lucikly

not the prettiest but it worked. from right below the bottom hinge bolt to the bottom of the post is 7 & 15/16ths



and the other side



and how it turned out





also got one side of the firewall spotwelded in again !

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Old 07-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #24
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this thing is getting less rusty by the day ! subframe connectors in ! patches tomorrow!



re-riveting these rad support brackets really made my day for some reason!




and if anyone needs some meaurements.. its 15 inches from the 90 degree angle where the subframe connector meets the inner pillar up to the support on the upper pillar that surrounds where the arm from the firewall enters.( if that makes any sense)!
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Old 07-26-2012, 08:14 PM   #25
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sorry there is a little hot rod thrown in but i figure you guys would still like to see the rust repair

got some patches from snyders today . i expected them to be the full bottom but nope.

the tig likes those gaps tight!



all welded up



i guess they dont expect people to be fixing super rotten cars . so i had to add this piece



in place



this little piece was the biggest pain of the day took a few attempts to figure out how to make the weird bead shape



and this is it all said and done minus the rivet to the subframe connector

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Old 07-28-2012, 05:51 AM   #26
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passenger side lower cowl . got the major welding done now just have to do the 2 detail pieces that dont come on the patch panel .







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Old 07-28-2012, 07:02 AM   #27
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Love seeing pictures of your work. You are a master with metal!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:08 AM   #28
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Unreal man!
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Old 07-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #29
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Beautiful work.... Now i am sorry passing up on another 180A body to be restored. It would of been a walk in the park for you. If you have a spot at HERSHEY MEET this fall showing your work let us know.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:36 AM   #30
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Kinda figured it would be a hot rod from the first post, but that's OK.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:59 AM   #31
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Really nice work. Just my opinion, but I think if you have the talent to repair that body, you should build it into anything you want.
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Old 07-28-2012, 05:39 PM   #32
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thanks alot every one i really do appreciate all of your comments !!

peters.. I will be at hershey but I will be doing some shopping . it would be nice to meet up with some of you folks if you have spots!! then I am heading to Jersey after to work in a shop out there for a few days .

i got a pm about how i made the weird break /bead on the fire wall . so hopefully this will help some of you guys out down the road if you ever have to make this piece.

this took me a while to figure out but its relatively easy once you know how to do it .

fold a piece of steel in half . i started it by hand then finished the job with a body hammer



unfold then find a way to make the bead deeper . i myself used a small opening in my vice with the chisel end of the body hammer made it more pronounced



then i had to work it more to match the bead once it was on the car



and thats what it looks like all finished up



also had to make this piece but its just a simple break



still have to fill a few pits but im about 99% done with the cowl now!!

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Old 09-03-2012, 07:45 AM   #33
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snyders sells the cross channels for 75. i had 25 dollars worth of sheetmetal and labor into them from the local hvac shop

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Old 09-03-2012, 08:10 AM   #34
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Verrry nice work!
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:21 AM   #35
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What's that flathead in one of those pic up against the wall with the finned heads and the exh manifolds on top? Is that a Caddy? Walt
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:30 PM   #36
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thanks Kevin!

Walt that is a 41 caddy flathead

picked this up at canfield as well

the holes cancel out how solid this panel is !!

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Old 09-22-2012, 09:12 PM   #37
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worked on the panel under the decklid today been a while since i messed with my own stuff




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Old 09-24-2012, 06:20 PM   #38
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before




and some after action



progress !! now gotta wait till hershey to find some doors and hinges and maybe the inside of a decklid .
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Old 09-24-2012, 10:19 PM   #39
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Sell it for parts !
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:16 PM   #40
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Without being obnoxious, do you have any idea how much this project is going to cost you ? That might be the best place to start ( figureing cost ) before putting welding torch to work. I think you relaize by now that no matter how little you paid for it you definitely did not steal it !
The seller likely has a big grin on his face that he was able to find a buyer !!
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