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Old 05-28-2014, 06:25 PM
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........................... and it's so cool seeing how far you have came!

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and soooo scary to see how far I have to go.......................

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I know there are people with a lot more experience than I that do not do it this way. It works for me and as you see here "nothing succeeds like success".
I see nothing wrong with doing what you know works
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:44 AM
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Thats the way to do it, I'll bet it looks good from the inside as well.
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LOL, I don't know whether to be embarressed for not posting in so long or for having so little to post.

I spent last week in the Smokey's on the bike so I do have a little excuse.

My next goal is to make the RH rear quarter and install the rest of the tail pan so today I removed the stainless trim from the right side of the car and stripped the paint.

The good news is I did not find any body filler on the rear so the only damage was what was already visible.

The visible damage is where it was tagged in the rear and the wheel well had been hung on something both front and rear of the wheel opening. All and all the rear of the quarter is amazingly straight.

John

Here is the RH quarter stripped.






The inside of the quarter is incredibly solid and pit free but the outside does have some rust pits that have failed the ice pick test.

I believe I will clean the upper rusty areas with my spot blaster and weld the pits that are thin enough to be a liability. There may be 8-12. The new quarter patch and wheel well patch will replace the lower trim area so they will be a non issue.

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The right side is going to be too easy for you..
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This is my first post on this site, I stumbled upon your build somehow yesterday and I just finished going through the whole thing. Your work is top notch and extremely detailed. What makes it even more impressive are the minimal tools you are using to do it with.

I have been fabricating/building for about 25 years and only the last 7 or so with real deep interest in metal fabricating to this level. I have taken classes from Lasse, Ron Covell and several others and have been lucky enough to also call them friends. I only say all this so when I tell you that you are truly inspiring for me that you take that as not a very easy task.

Pleas keep up the posting and great forward progress.
I included 1 pic of my current builds. Hope you don't mind.

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John,
This is my first post on this site, I stumbled upon your build somehow yesterday and I just finished going through the whole thing. Your work is top notch and extremely detailed. What makes it even more impressive are the minimal tools you are using to do it with.

I have been fabricating/building for about 25 years and only the last 7 or so with real deep interest in metal fabricating to this level. I have taken classes from Lasse, Ron Covell and several others and have been lucky enough to also call them friends. I only say all this so when I tell you that you are truly inspiring for me that you take that as not a very easy task.

Pleas keep up the posting and great forward progress.
I included 1 pic of my current builds. Hope you don't mind.

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Kevin, Let me first welcome you to the forum. We are blessed to have a bunch of really great guys who hang around here. I believe you will enjoy getting to know them.

Your project picture indicates the level of skill you have attained and I am indeed impressed.

The idea you found my thread worth reading from start to finish pleases me immensely. Posting my progress has been very rewarding to me and helped motivate me to head to the garage when maybe I would not have had I not wanted to have something to post.

Other than for my own satisfaction (and maybe a little ego) one of the things I have really hoped to accomplish is to show some of the younger guys who are raising kids and living on a tight budget that the key to building a car is not having a fortune to buy parts but lots of patience, time and the desire. Bottom line is it has to be fun.

Looking at your picture, I know the gang here would be tickled if you would start a thread on your project and bring us up to date as well as let us follow along as you continue your build.

John
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x2 on start a new post GREAT looking car ,cant wait for more
and what will be the title of post where I can find it .
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x2 on start a new post GREAT looking car ,cant wait for more
and what will be the title of post where I can find it .
X3 on the more pics. Looks like a cool custom rendition of a C cab ...
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Thank you for the welcome, I will start a thread when I get some time as things are very hectic right now with some family medical issues that is keeping me out of town for the next 1-4 months so all I have is my IPad and loading pics is a bit rough on this. It is my own design and build of a 36ford meets 36-38 Zephyr 3W coupe that started out as a doodle about 6 years ago. It will be "LFD's 3W coupe" when it is started.

Please save any more comments for the build thread once it gets going I was not intending to clutter up Johns build he has going on and would like to keep it that way. I just wanted to thank him for his time and let him know that I am not a "web builder" as we see far too often. John back to you!

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Old 06-10-2014, 08:59 AM
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Thank you for the welcome, I will start a thread when I get some time as things are very hectic right now with some family medical issues that is keeping me out of town for the next 1-4 months so all I have is my IPad and loading pics is a bit rough on this. It is my own design and build of a 36ford meets 36-38 Zephyr 3W coupe that started out as a doodle about 6 years ago. It will be "LFD's 3W coupe" when it is started.

Please save any more comments for the build thread once it gets going I was not intending to clutter up Johns build he has going on and would like to keep it that way. I just wanted to thank him for his time and let him know that I am not a "web builder" as we see far too often. John back to you!

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Thanks Kevin. BTW I use my IPAD to upload all my pictures to the forum. If you would like to know how I do mine feel free to send me a PM and we will discuss it.

Good luck with your family's needs.

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The next couple of weeks are going to be pretty repetitious as I am starting to work on the RH rear quarter panel and tail pan. Just more of the same as the LH side was but will be a smaller panel and I hope somewhat easier.

I trimmed off the lower quarter and seperated the spot welds holding the trunk drop down panel. It looks better just seeing the rust gone.

I believe this was the last of the rusty structure to cut out. Of course, I still have the quarter panels to finish. They certainly are rusty. I also still have the RH door bottom to replace as well as the lower deck lid skin. (about the bottom 4 inches or so)

That does not mean I am close to the end because I have lots of finish work to go as well as a tremendous amount of welding to do. So much of this thing is just tacked in place for fit.

Here is todays work.

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Looking more and more like a new car... Great job on the work and also for letting us watch...
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I'm always impressed to see more John, even if it's a mirror image of the other side! I really am amazed to see all the pieces replaced and joined into making the '53 a complete, solid car again!
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Old 06-13-2014, 07:21 PM
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i don't have a lot brag about but the R H tail pan is tacked in and I have cut out the blank for the quarter panel section.

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