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01-03-2008 06:09 PM Jaws must of got this missing piece
This was the right rear trunk floor repair. This work took awhile.


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01-03-2008 05:59 PM Fixing the rot
I had never tackled this type of rust repair where I had make the patches and pieces out of flat sheet metal. At the recommendation of a buddy I bought something called drawing quality steel. It's a malleable sheet metal.

There was a water line along the left lower body where the car had been sitting in water. Very bad rust so I started with the left rear wheel house. I figured if I can fix the worst rot then I should be able to do the rest of the car too.

My goal was to butt weld all my patch work. This is the rough in of my very first patch work. I hand formed the patch pieces.


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01-02-2008 05:50 PM 1932 Pattern and Parts Cars
I looked for months and found no sheet metal for my 30 U. Mine was so bad I didn't know where to start really, so I found and bought an original 32 PA from the older gentleman in the picture. He was a great guy ( Arnold) and he was the second owner. As pictured the car had 100,600 miles. He had rebuilt the motor back in 1950. I used the car to make patterns and develop specs. for all the body deminsions.

At this point my wife thought I was nuts but she agreed to pose for a snap shot.

I also picked up this old sedan along the way. It was in great shape. I bought it just to get the some of the garnish moldings , handles, trim, etc.


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01-02-2008 05:11 PM Make it sit straight
You can see from previous posts the body was really out of shape. Once I got it bolted to the frame I started metal bumping removing major dents and finally used a porta power, chain puller and come along and what ever else I could find to unspring and unload the severely warped and rotted body.

At this point I started thinking I could probably save it but what a job it was just to get to this point. I had a Friday evening, all day on Saturday and the following Sunday. I left it sit like this for a couple years while I chased parts, bought other cars and found my 392 Hemi.


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12-26-2007 08:57 PM Dream Rod
This is a picture of the car I am recreating...it had a 336 12.5.1 chevy with a tunnel ram and a cast iron super T-10 with a 1960 chrome Olds rear end 4:56 gear. The chassis was the original and was modified by a guy that built at least one AHRA recording holding altered. It has quad coil overs, hand made ladder bars and 1/4 eliptical springs in the rear. The front has leaf springs and straight axle. A true old school gasser/altered style chassis.

The day I took this picture the car ran an 11.60 then broke a shift fork on the last run of the day but still pulled down a 12.80 that pass. The best part is that I was able to acquire every piece of the car pictured. I bought everything except for the body from it's orginal owner. He decided after owning it for almost 40 years to have a professional shop build him a new high tech rod and used his old body...big mistake in my opinion. I have attached a picture of the chassis as it sits in storage awaiting the freshly blasted epoxy coated body.

The only change I made is a Blown 392 Hemi you will see it here all roughed in... I have since reversed the firewall and set the engine back another 3 inches. As pictured the car scaled in at 1975 pounds with about 57% of the total weight in the rear of the car.



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