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Old 08-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #41
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These pictures show another 1939 Ford Deluxe Sloper & were taken back in 2007.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:11 PM   #42
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Thanks Mercman, great pics of the Slopers.
Any more?
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:31 PM   #43
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You asked for more pictures of Slopers. This one has to be the rarest of the rare. It is a 1940 Ford Standard Sloper. Complete with just the Tail Light on the drivers side. This one is a real beauty. Enjoy.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:08 PM   #44
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OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is nice.
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Old 08-09-2014, 08:22 PM   #45
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Finally got the dash oxy welded up.
Now I just have to cut in the heater defroster duct areas and install the strengthener plate on the underside of the dash for the aerial base.
Other than that its just one or two small holes on the lower face that need attention.

And finally (later) some fine tuning to ensure the dash sits correctly into the inner cowl facia.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:14 AM   #46
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This is the dash Tom started with it's from a 40 Ford Standard. The car was was found under a Norfolk pine in Perth, which I had parted out in the late 90's, lucky the guy I sold it to still had it.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:36 AM   #47
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Not a bad dash to start with hey,
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:34 AM   #48
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In the intro I did mention my overseas travel.
I set up a shop in mid Europe and here is the beginnings of the workshop and my Sloper waiting its time amongst the other projects.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:27 AM   #49
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Is that a "woody" to the right of your sloper?
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:35 AM   #50
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Unfortunately, this was the overall state of the car.
Pretty much rusted out and needing a fair amount of work.
The whole floor was chiseled out, cowl completely cut and butchered, and various panels all around affected by rust or damaged in some way from its past life.
Waynes, on the other hand was a lot more presentable as it was all in one piece and appearing not as damaged as mine.
But like I told him, they always come in pairs, hence Double Trouble.
Boy was I right......

But what the heck, its rare, its a Sloper and its mine.
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Old 08-12-2014, 05:39 AM   #51
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No, sorry to put a plug on the heart rate.
It is a whole cowl section of a '39 sedan used to repair another '39 Sloper that I had.

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Old 08-12-2014, 05:52 AM   #52
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I got lucky and scored a '40 cowl of ebay, had it shipped there, got it quickly sandblasted and grafted it on.
Just that one little thing was uplifting, changed the look of the front compared to the butchered piece that was on it, before hand.
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Old 08-12-2014, 04:17 PM   #53
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At this time I bought about 5 sets of floor pans from Paul Bradley, for myself and a few of my friends who also own a couple of fat fendered 39/40 Fords.
Very happy with the quality of these.
Though since arriving back in Oz, Wayne and I have bought new floor pans also from Bob Drake.
Anyway the floors are set to go and just waiting the next part of the puzzle, which is not far off, as we have not been that idle.
We have been doing a lot of planning and fabrication of smaller dies/bucks for those little pieces that you just cant buy.
Here in Oz we had a small production run of 38-40 Fords so getting any old recycable parts is very hard.
Either get them from the States or in our case you make them.
Wayne and I think you guys will like the progress as we post them up.
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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.
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Old 08-13-2014, 05:57 AM   #55
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The thrill is in the hunt!!!!!!!! they say.
So I went tin hunting.
Found myself a '40 and just had to bring it home.
Problem is I could only get it onto the trailer like this.
Boy, did we get some looks on the way home.

Anyway the car supplied a few good parts.
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:30 PM   #56
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They look like my old Volvo 544 that took me to school every day. I often wondered about the shape as Fords here weren't quite the same. I think Volvo must have copied the Australian Ford design. Very interesting information about them.
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:06 AM   #57
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VERY secret location of where I am hiding my other stash of 39/40 bodies and parts.
Thank God, I have good friends that let me store my stuff at their place.
Do you like the security dog patrol?
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #58
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Finally managed to find other pictures on one of the other hard drives.
Now I wont have to bore you with all the lead up to some more serious work.
Over the last few months I managed to build a 35-40 Chassis jig.
I was fortunate enough to have my good friend Warren, loan me his 37 chassis.
This was spot on, no damage and all measurements correct.

In between working on other people cars, I finally got the jig done and all welded up.
So I started drilling out all the rivets on the donor chassis from under my 40 coupe ute, and tore it apart and got it sandblasted and primered up in black etch.
I couldn't wait any longer so bolted into the jig real quick.
Unfortunately the centre section of the X member/cradle area is rusted out as well the rear kick up area.
So I have got a few repairs to do.
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Old 08-24-2014, 04:44 AM   #59
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Both Wayne's and my car had more or less the same damage from the ravages of time and abuse.
Prior to heading off overseas we braced out Wayne's car as the B pillars had been weakened and torn away from the floor as well as all the various rust areas all over on his floor pan.
The bracing was made from front to rear and cross ways.

Whereas my car was still somewhat stable after all the floor having been chiselled out some years back with only the rails still intact enough to bolt down the body. Whilst my Sloper went overseas on its little sojurn I did give it a "sort off" bracing. Put that down to being slack.
I wont bore you with the pics of that one.

Now that both cars were back together at one location, the real issues of which sections of damage had to be done in order of priority and in what stages to get us ready for marrying the body to the new floors on the chassis.
Simple,!!!! we need to replace B pillars and rear tail pan areas.

Sorry for the quality of pics, but you can get the general idea how bad the overall condition of the floor and B pillars are on Wayne's.
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Old 08-26-2014, 01:20 AM   #60
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Here are a few more pictures of the the B pillars on Wayne's Sloper and the full extent of the damage.
We cut loose the B pillar from the floor /rocker areas here on Waynes car.
Ensuring that we still had near all the floor still attached to the body.
Whilst we were getting this done we also made up some dies for the lower edge where it attaches to the rail..
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