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Forum: Builds! 07-09-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 497
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Posted By zzrodder
Yee ouch, right now I'm feeling pretty lucky...

Yee ouch, right now I'm feeling pretty lucky after seeing that mess, Dutch has the right advice on how to proceed. Crazy how much work went into patching that light mount, obviously someone had a...
Forum: Builds! 07-05-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,152
Posted By zzrodder
Another insanely kool build ! What I love about...

Another insanely kool build ! What I love about your builds is the glorious lack of restraint or need to do what everyone else thinks is normal. Kudos to you, keep the good stuff coming!
Forum: Builds! 07-05-2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Made a pair of gravel guards to replace the long...

Made a pair of gravel guards to replace the long gone originals inside the rear fenders, they keep rocks from whacking the back end of the fenders and making nasty bumps and stars in the paint. Also...
Forum: Builds! 07-04-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Modifying some more stock parts... deleting the...

Modifying some more stock parts... deleting the factory pedestals for the tail lights. Cut out a piece to match the fender shape, the primered one is the original drivers side one that had a clear...
Forum: Builds! 07-01-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Made a shroud to fill the gap and better hide the...

Made a shroud to fill the gap and better hide the whole hitch mounting system, it will get a rubber welt put on the edge to fit it tight to the bumper.
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Forum: Builds! 07-01-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Thanks, be my guest :) Yeah, it's sort of...

Thanks, be my guest :)


Yeah, it's sort of a bucket list thing for him, to do some extended cruising, maybe pulling a Boler or similar small trailer.
Forum: Builds! 06-30-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Been working on a trailer hitch - bought a...

Been working on a trailer hitch - bought
a receiver tube and fabbed the rest, mount tabs will weld to the rear crossmember.
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Forum: Builds! 06-30-2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 33,785
Posted By zzrodder
ARRRGGHH, that's a nasty mess - lucky you can buy...

ARRRGGHH, that's a nasty mess - lucky you can buy a replacement, even if it doesn't fit perfectly, it's easier to tweak it than going the hard way like me.
Yep, bondo can really hide the ugly truth...
Forum: Builds! 06-18-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Bumper is mounted, decided to punch the holes and...

Bumper is mounted, decided to punch the holes and use the stock style rubber grommets over the bumper irons. In these pics, it's just loosely bolted on and sitting on the tailpipes, final position is...
Forum: Builds! 06-17-2019, 05:56 PM
Replies: 497
Views: 33,785
Posted By zzrodder
What the others said, looking good. Boy, if the...

What the others said, looking good. Boy, if the GM engineers in 1937 had suggested using that much steel in the frame, the bean counters would have flipped out!
Forum: Builds! 06-15-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
https://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attac...

https://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=149529&d=1560655363

Thanks Doc, yeah, they are required, at least to pass a safety inspection to register it. (They often mysteriously...
Forum: Builds! 06-14-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
I have thought about that, the main issue with...

I have thought about that, the main issue with that is that they would hang down below the bumper and be visible from the rear. The bumper will sit 3/4" above the tailpipes , even with the bottom of...
Forum: Builds! 06-14-2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
All welded in and the body lowered back down on...

All welded in and the body lowered back down on the frame to size up where to cut the new, lower holes for the bumper irons to fit through.
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Forum: Builds! 06-13-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
That's what I look for in the so-called reality...

That's what I look for in the so-called reality shows about car builders, not a bunch of clowns that think they are actors.... I want to learn and see how things are built and made, but that seems to...
Forum: Builds! 06-12-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Tacked in place, I had to run it thru the...

Tacked in place, I had to run it thru the planishing hammer a few times to get the right 'bubble' across it - using the shrinker on the bottom edge curved the bottom but forcing it in place without...
Forum: Builds! 06-12-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Thanks! 18 ga., a lot thicker than the original...

Thanks!
18 ga., a lot thicker than the original steel which is probably 21 or 22ga.
Forum: Builds! 06-11-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Welded on the bottom flanges to the corner...

Welded on the bottom flanges to the corner oieces - welded on the backside so I could round off the edges to make it look like it was rolled
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Forum: Builds! 06-08-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Tin bashing time! Roughing out the corner pieces...

Tin bashing time! Roughing out the corner pieces with the mallet and sandbag then run them thru the planishing hammer to iron out the lumps. Using the passenger side piece as a reverse template, the...
Forum: Builds! 06-06-2019, 09:38 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Time to tackle the rear bumper mounting and rear...

Time to tackle the rear bumper mounting and rear pan rehab. I want
to lower the bumper a couple inches and tuck it in from this stock location, it will require new mounting irons since the...
Forum: Builds! 05-29-2019, 12:34 AM
Replies: 343
Views: 40,164
Posted By zzrodder
The shroud is going to be really "cool" ... Mice...

The shroud is going to be really "cool" ... Mice have thing for stashing crap in the most ridiculous places.
Forum: Builds! 05-28-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
For sure! Since there is no back seat, it'll just...

For sure! Since there is no back seat, it'll just have a flap in the carpet to lift - maybe a quick release for the lid would be a smart move tho.. also some kind of fireproof layer on the underside...
Forum: Builds! 05-27-2019, 08:07 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Getting the steering sorted out - I was worried...

Getting the steering sorted out - I was worried that I'd have to cut those purty header pipes, but managed to get it around them with no problems, also clearing the infamous Ford oil...
Forum: Builds! 05-27-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Them are floor boards... :D Yeah, oak veneer,...

Them are floor boards... :D Yeah, oak veneer, just what I had laying around, they'll just get painted. It's what would have been there originally and they give a more solid feel to the floor.
Forum: Builds! 05-27-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Questions, questions..:) Those side pieces are...

Questions, questions..:)
Those side pieces are removable to give hammer and dolly access when I get to the finish bodywork. Originally there was a vertical extension of the inner rocker panel, that...
Forum: Builds! 05-25-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 36,132
Posted By zzrodder
Made these removable filler pieces between the...

Made these removable filler pieces between the floor and quarter panel, also the cover plates for the body mount holes.
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