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Old 02-07-2017, 04:29 AM   #181
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Sorry to keep you all waiting for updates, but had a few distractions, and a couple of customers cars in the process.
Anyway,, here we go again on the 39 and 40.

Finished, oxy butt weld on the RH/LH seams and repirs to the support brackets,, Both new cowl sides fitted with clecos,, and ready for final spot welding.
These panels are a dream.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:37 AM   #182
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Sorry about the clarity here with the pictures,, but just posted these to give you an idea of the work process.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:41 AM   #183
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All I can say is WOW!! It is really looking great.
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Old 02-07-2017, 09:27 PM   #184
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Wayne wanted the cowl lower to be as the same on the 39's,, so I made up templates,, fabricated the new pieces and welded them in,, The 40 version is different and doesn't require this.. Simply fix and Wayne's all happy now as its a 39 version.
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Old 02-07-2017, 11:43 PM   #185
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Oz you are a helluva fabricator! I wish I had a thimble full of your skills. I'm doing a similar restoration on a US built '39 Tudor Sedan. I'm doing my best but I'm nowhere near the excellence you have displayed.

Been cutting, pounding and welding my butt off for two months and finally starting to think I might get this thing done sometime in my lifetime.

Below are some pics of where I was a month ago.














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Old 02-07-2017, 11:47 PM   #186
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The floor from Real Deal Steel which is actually a Dennis Carpenter piece.



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Old 02-08-2017, 03:23 AM   #187
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Hi,, many thanks for the kind comments, and appreciated also.
I love seeing this kind of grass roots restorations and commitment by their owners.
It sure proves our hobby is alive and well.

Your doing a great job there and all the best,, keep us up to date on how your going.
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Old 02-08-2017, 03:37 AM   #188
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This is one of the distractions that keeps me away from my project,,
I just did a '39 for a friend over west about a month ago,, I fabricated new bottoms for all the A - B pillars, rear dog legs as well as the lower cowl sections and replaced the rear tail pan section.
Here is a picture of the tail pan install.. Required only a little bit of fine tuning to fit up nicely. I don't know why a lot of guys complain about the fit up of these panels,,
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:13 AM   #189
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An area that"s giving Wayne a good headache is the cowl vent door opening on his 39..He is at a loss what to do and which way to go with the repairs.
So I quickly measured it up and cut the rusted area out..
No choice now but to go ahead,, hey Wayne.
At least there is a great big hole there now...
The only issue that's holding me back also here is that he has a 37 vent area as well as a 39 merc one, and each has differences to that of the 39,,
So I am held up here too a little bit as Wayne would ideally prefer one from a 39.
If anyone has one spare please let me know..
Check out the pics.
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Old 02-18-2017, 08:41 PM   #190
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An area that"s giving Wayne a good headache is the cowl vent door opening on his 39..He is at a loss what to do and which way to go with the repairs.
So I quickly measured it up and cut the rusted area out..
No choice now but to go ahead,, hey Wayne.
At least there is a great big hole there now...
The only issue that's holding me back also here is that he has a 37 vent area as well as a 39 merc one, and each has differences to that of the 39,,
So I am held up here too a little bit as Wayne would ideally prefer one from a 39.
If anyone has one spare please let me know..
Check out the pics.
So guys anyone got a 39 cowl vent area to spare ?? would greatly appreciate one to get Wayne on the go with. Thanks
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:17 AM   #191
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This is one of the Paul Bradley floor pans over a rusty 40 Pan, as can be seen the quality is excellent.

We both decided to use the complete Bob Drake floor system due to the overall condition of our existing floors & sub rails.

We also considered rear inner fender wells but decided on remaking the bottom 11 inches on both cars due to rust & fatigue. This will also give us fresh new metal to attach our new floors.
These Paul Bradely floor pans,, have now a new home, these will be going into a 40 coupe.
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Old 02-24-2017, 07:25 AM   #192
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The 1940 dash has been finally welded up and all remaining cut outs finished, and installed into the body for a final fitment check.
Looking good and pleased with the final fitment.
Can anyone see what's wrong with the last picture?
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:05 AM   #193
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Must be a U.S. Floor
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Old 02-25-2017, 01:38 AM   #194
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Must be a U.S. Floor
Yeah,, half of the puzzle,, its a new floor from the 40 coupe repops,,
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