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Old 05-07-2017, 11:55 AM
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Mojo, you painted the frame very early. You're not afraid of scratching it up as you work on it or drill holes and mount stuff over time? Why not do all fab then take apart to refinish everything together?

(Curious as that is my plan for my 33 hot rod)

Edit: now I look back and see the pics a little out of order. Later posted pics show frame not painted while you fabbing on body.

Everything is done on the frame except to drill and tap a couple holes for ground cables.

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Nice, well thought out project - I'm very partial to Ford 'A's' though mine is a bit further along.

I know you are well by that point, but did you consider using a '32 style gas tank? Not really a difficult job to fab up some framework though a bit time consuming. Also, if you prefer a smooth cowl instead of having a dummy gas fill there, the original Ford filler is only soldered in place.

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Nice, well thought out project - I'm very partial to Ford 'A's' though mine is a bit further along.

I know you are well by that point, but did you consider using a '32 style gas tank? Not really a difficult job to fab up some framework though a bit time consuming. Also, if you prefer a smooth cowl instead of having a dummy gas fill there, the original Ford filler is only soldered in place.

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Yes I did think of the 32 gas tank. I had one setting n place and fount out to mount the spare tire above the tank the tire would interfere with the view out the rear window.
I also wanted the tank to be tucked under the body for a little more safety in case of being rear-ended.
I decided to leave the filler on the tank and welded a plate inside the opening for a joke effect.
In case someone was nosey and unscrewed the cap all they would see was a "Ha Ha"
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Thanks for the nice words.
Yes I did think of the 32 gas tank. I had one setting n place and fount out to mount the spare tire above the tank the tire would interfere with the view out the rear window.
I also wanted the tank to be tucked under the body for a little more safety in case of being rear-ended.
I decided to leave the filler on the tank and welded a plate inside the opening for a joke effect.
In case someone was nosy and unscrewed the cap all they would see was a "Ha Ha"
Sounds good to me. I have a '32 tank on my '31 and it's pretty well exposed. On a sedan they are tucked underneath a bit better. I don't have a spare for my car so no interference problem there, either way. And yes, a smooth cowl on a car with a '32 tank makes sense and yours with a hidden tank makes sense too.

Keep the pictures rolling - not enough folks actually build their cars from the ground up these days.

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Getting dressed Up

Slowly getting dresses up. And still no place to go.

Some glazing putty on the fenders to fill in scratches from farm tools leaning against them.
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Love it. Making me think about the next project.
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OOOO the purdy stuff is starting. I can't wait to see what you come up with for paint and polish.
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