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Old 04-12-2013, 09:01 PM   #161
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well the subframe is pretty much finished up ...minus a few brackets ... thats next !!

well i got ahold of a nice henry bracket that rivets to the curved panel and bolts through the spare tire holder!



sometimes you have to use some odd pieces to align the panels !!



and the curved piece in place with the bracket riveted on





the whole deal !!






I know I started a thread about screws > An oval head was there from the factory but I found a truss head with the same dimensions !! So i bought them and they do the job nicely !! Not points correct but they look the part well !!
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #162
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into epoxy primer





the curved panel isnt bolted down thats why the lip is in the air



all one color !

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Old 06-11-2013, 02:56 PM   #163
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Very nice job Flop. Keep the pics and the updates coming. Mark.
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Old 06-14-2013, 08:33 AM   #164
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thanks ZZ!!

stanchions gotta fit right ! kinda look sloppy here





with a little work



gaps gaps gaps



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Old 06-16-2013, 08:26 AM   #165
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brass stanchion?



a little different compared to the steel one on the drivers side and seems to a little worse off in the fit dept .







setting a few last rivets



a single color and its starting to resemble a car!

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Old 06-16-2013, 03:08 PM   #166
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Inspiring stuff. Was the windshield thing repaired with brazing?
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:00 PM   #167
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When I retired, I should have attended the Flop School of Manufacturing and Restoring!!!!! I am very impressed with the quality of work!
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Old 06-16-2013, 08:47 PM   #168
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Flop, Great work as always. I've always wondered just how well the gaps were from the factory around door tops, lower stantion, and dash rail? Bob
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Old 06-20-2013, 09:19 PM   #169
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thanks Dumb . That is a factory piece we believe .

thanks elcastor!!

I always wondered the same thing Bob ! thanks again !!







so i did a little tapping to get a better fit of the corner...she was thin !



also trimmed a little more to get a nicer fit







moving along now !
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Old 06-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #170
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Simply amazing -- bet it hasn't looked this good, since it was first cut-up in the '50s.
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Old 06-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #171
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its been a while since it looked anything like this Jeff!!

moving along!!



time to fight the rumble lid !

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well it took a little battling but it fit in its hole relatively well.







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Flop:
Why does the driver's door have four large holes and the passenger door have only three? Just curious.
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Looks like you manufacture old fords lol
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #175
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Looks like a Model A Body Shop in the above post ! Neat! !
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:01 PM   #176
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lookinback that i do not know the answer to that. both roadster have the same thing. so it wasn't an individual case.

dumb thats an understatement!!

thanks Paul !!



brookville ,brattons and 31ster here on the fordbarn came through with the parts!!



getting everything lined up






they are not the ovals ford had in them but they served their purpose. well at least the top and bottom holes





dash rail . had a pretty big dent so that came back off






curved panel with rumble stops installed



package tray sitting in place . also borrowed some door handles to set the holes and d nuts!





also faced the bolts to remove marking so they look more original .



does anyone know why Henry used some square nuts and some regular nuts ? or some square nuts been replaced?
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:57 PM   #177
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frames here!!



frame is within an 1/8th o an inch of square and no noticeable sag !



a few tiny messes





and some screws



first time on a frame and completely together is 40 plus years !!



cleaning day with the giant was today !!

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Flop, you need to date it again! For future generations....
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Flop, you need to date it again! For future generations....
Great minds, Banky! ...that's already in the works. We're going to add the month and year to the same location on the driver's side -- either while it's at Flop's shop or whenever I get the rest of the car together.

It was going to be "Dec 2012", since that's when the major work really took shape, but I'm not sure what date will go there now. We'll see...
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Flop -- It almost looks weird sitting on an actual frame! ...but I'll get used to it ;-)
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