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Old 10-19-2011, 04:53 PM
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Hi, i am a 69 year old Hot rodder. I am attempting to build my last Hot rod. I have built 5 so far plus Dirt racing cars also. I am doing a 32 Ford all from scratch. I got designs from other plans and Hot rodders and many of my own ideas and looks. Thought i would look around in here, In 30 days work I have a rolling chassis with a 351 Cleveland Boss engine sitting in the compartment. Left over form my dirt track Racing days in the 1980's. I will attempt to build all the body myself from 22 gauge and 18 gauge sheet steel. Check you guys later . rsfyj

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Old 10-20-2011, 08:52 AM
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Hi,please post photos as you do the build,BTW,there is NEVER a last hot rod,were always building another,regardless of our age...
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Originally Posted by rsfyj
... I will attempt to build all the body myself from 22 gauge and 18 gauge sheet steel...
Great to hear about your "scratch building" plans and to see that you have already started a journal so we can follow your efforts. My guess is you've already roamed around and found these but here are a couple of examples of other folks on the site who have hand fabricated their own bodies.

C-cab by Randy (New Interiors)

Pickup truck by Randy

'34 Ford by Rob Berry

A collection of HR.Com builders

Wild build by Certain "T"

'31 Roadster by Cboy

'29 Sedan delivery by Cboy

Cboy's '32 pickup

And this ebook published by Hotrodders.Com.

In addition there are a number of other hand built cars "in the works" which you can find by browsing the threads and the build journals.

I think you'll find the folks here are highly interested and supportive of hand fabricated bodies and are particularly interested in learning from you any methods and techniques they might be able to "steal" for their own purposes. So the more pictures and info you can provide the better.

And to heck with that "last hot rod" stuff. You've only got a couple years on me and I intend to build 'em until I can't stand up anymore. And THEN I intend to hot rod my wheelchair.

Welcome to the site and we look forward to seeing your progress.
Always learning...and sharing what I've learned.
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