Hot Rod Forum banner

41 - 60 of 97 Posts

·
Hotrodders.com Moderator
Joined
·
2,858 Posts
Looking good! I hope you're finding a little time to sleep, you've gotten a lot done. Nice work!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Frame roto

I'm really digging the rotisserie you have for your frame. Me thinks me needs to make another run to Harbor Freight for another cheap engine stand...

Joe

monstergarage87 said:
Well the car went in the booth last night and i spent most of the day finishing up little odds and ends on the car and bondoed the back half of the tub. So I'm hoping to get it in epoxy and high build by the time i go home tomorrow night. Maybe ill have some color on the underside and inside the tub after classes on monday.


 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,776 Posts
27 parts

My son found a good 27 cowl out in the desert south of Bonneville, no cancer,, We are still looking for a back good half. I have enough projects and don't want to do as much patch work as you did. Another son wants to build a 27. When I built the deck lid for the 29 nash I made the inner structure 1 1/2 inch smaller then welded flat strips hanging out.At the time I thought I might want a rain gutter and weatherstrips I then laid it over the hole and scribed the opening, then trimmed allowing for the hem overlap and gap. I clamped the skin sheet over the frame and scribed it then used the brake to just make slight crease for the sides. The college has a magnetic brake, It can work like a pan brake, Lay the sheet on the table, line up the marks then put the top clamp irons on and step on the pedal The Electro-magnatic holds it down to bend large pieces like you can do with a finger brake. I did a 90* plus bends on the top and bottom , hammered them down a little then used the brake to crimp them, the slight crease on the sides gives a good hammer line to hand work the sides. I watched a couple guys over work their projects on the english wheel and get too much crown . I took the easy way out and punched 105 louvers .
 

·
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Joined
·
16,412 Posts
At the swap meet I went to yesterday there was a complete body,had a bunch of cancer but a super nice builder, didn't ask how much as I was afraid it would come home with me. :rolleyes:

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #47 · (Edited)
Well I'm done with school for the summer so its back onto the roadster. Two weeks to go until the showdown and its looking pretty good so far. I got my rad fixed and all the water lines are hooked up. Couple small fuel leaks so Ill have to fix those tomorrow. Got the floors done today and fired it for the first time! Front carb is acting up so ill have to go through it. This week i should get it all wired and hopefully upholstery next week. It'll be my first try at it so hopefully it turns out good enough.




And yes, it doesn't sound too good right now. I took the video before the valves and timing were adjusted. Now we've got it running pretty well other than the carb issue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6S_x29vPtY&hd=1
 

·
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Joined
·
16,412 Posts
Damn I love that car!

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #49 ·
Well I got a bunch of little things buttoned up yesterday. Made a removable seat back so the whole interior is almost ready for upholstery. Today I have to run over to the school and use the shop to make a tipping die to make the decklid skin and some bushings/sleeves.



 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #50 ·
Did some wiring over the weekend and it took the whole weekend... and then some. But it turned out pretty well. Used the cloth wire kit from sacramento vintage ford. Pretty straight forward to install but some of the runs came up a little short, especially if you try to make things look neat. Then yesterday and today while the car was away getting the exhaust done, I took care of some odds and ends. Sandblasted a bunch of small parts and got back on the turtle deck. Finished welding the patches in and i got the decklid working. While i was at it i tried out the tipping die i made at school. Works pretty well but it looks like i may not need it now for the decklid skin. I finished up the inner pan for the decklid. Just have to make the skin and mount the latch somehow on the inside. Its been a busy couple days but it looks like Ill be on my way to the showdown with a little bit of sleep saturday morning.









 

·
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Joined
·
16,412 Posts
You are too damn slick for words, VERY NICE stuff.

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #52 ·
It was a mad dash friday night to get the car on the trailer but I made some laps around Latimore and it felt great! Had a lot of positive comments and looks. Now i just need to work a few bugs out. Looks like i need a head gasket or replace valves on two of the cylinders. Its still not running right and misses and pops once it gets going. And I may also be having a charging issue. But other than that, everything went well. Now if i could only get the rest of the mud off the car and out of my ears

I made a quickie drag link on thursday and it worked out great. I bent an old f100 tierod i had and turned down the ball end of an f100 drag link, slid it inside of the tierod then welded it.






 

·
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Joined
·
16,412 Posts
Cool event and DAMN I love that T!

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
433 Posts
myascape said:
I'm really digging the rotisserie you have for your frame. Me thinks me needs to make another run to Harbor Freight for another cheap engine stand...

Joe
Just looking at your great build when i took a closer look at your engine stands you are using for your rotisserie. A buddy of mine built an engine stand to save a few bucks similar to yours in the pic. Unfortunately his spacing of the two rearwheels was too close. We mounted a ford 6 block on it , went to rotate it and the whole thing flipped and the block took a chunk out of the concrete floor missing toes by not much. When your build becomes heavier as you go, i am thinking back to that incident in the workshop. If you added another foot or two between your two rear wheels it would make it much safer. I would hate to see someone pinned under the project if the centre of gravity takes over. Maybe i am being over cautious, and your rig is safer than it looks, but i can only give you my opinion.
Al.
 

·
Hotrodders.com Moderator
Joined
·
2,858 Posts
Neat looking car, the pics are great!
 

·
Hot Rod Has Been
Joined
·
187 Posts
This thread shows what hot rodding is REALLY all about... using what you have available, fabricating what needs to be done and putting it all together to make a full bore hot rod.

My days of admiring 1-800 billet-mobiles has long passed. If we expect this part of the hobby to continue we need young guys learning the skills and answering the call...

Great car... keep learning those skills... congrats!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #57 ·
Thanks guys! Heres a little update of what I've got going on now. Ive got a tone of 'customer' work right now. Taking some summer classes to get things done and over with since I'm an old man now haha. Ordered up a windshield frame and post from speedway, ill have to tweak those and get them fit to the body along with getting some glass cut. Still need an interior. Ill be heading up to a big truck junkyard in ny to get some school bus seats. Rip that lovely "aged" vinyl off of them and cover my seats with it. And the turtle deck is being worked on now. Had to trade some vintage guitars to get that work done. Im also working on a vintage stock car with a full race flathead for a buddy of mine along with thinking about and gathering parts for my 29 roadster and 56 big job rollback.
 

·
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
Joined
·
16,412 Posts
Your idea of the aged vinyl is a hoot. That car is absolutely beautiful!

Brian
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #59 ·
Thanks, I'm hoping to find a brown that will match the gauges pretty close. If not, i may got for green. And ill see what other colors they have so i can stash some for my 29 roadster :)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #60 ·
Well what better way to celebrate 4th of July than by working on my car. Ive been busy as hell working on other peoples stuff the past couple weeks that i haven't even looked at the roadster. So i took today to get the windshield post cut down and welded back up. While i was at it, I had to tweak the windshield frame because it didn't fit at all. Top was good but the curves were all off and the bottom was too wide to fit between the posts. So i little cutting and tacking and i got everything fitting just right. And i cut a template for glass for the windshield. Now this is where i need an opinion because i could go either way... Should i leave the glass at that height or should i take about another inch off of the top?








 
41 - 60 of 97 Posts
Top