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Forum: Builds! Yesterday, 05:56 PM
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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: 479
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Posted By zzrodder
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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: 479
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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: 479
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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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 330
Views: 38,556
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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: 479
Views: 32,775
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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Forum: Builds! 05-24-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Thanks guys.! Made and welded in the over the...

Thanks guys.!
Made and welded in the over the diff section, still need to make the lid for battery access, the 2 holes at the back are for access to the shock mounts. Also need to make small cover...
Forum: Builds! 05-22-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Another piece of the floor puzzle done, next is...

Another piece of the floor puzzle done, next is the curvy piece over the diff.

https://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=148967&d=1558577127
Forum: Builds! 05-20-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Got the front part of the floor made and tacked...

Got the front part of the floor made and tacked in. I wanted to do the flat part of the floor in 1 piece but that made it too large to fit my bead roller (and too large to handle!!) so it gets done...
Forum: Builds! 05-17-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Before I get the rest of the floor in, I figured...

Before I get the rest of the floor in, I figured I'd make the shifter linkage, easy to fab by just popping the engine out....
With the shifter mounted so far forward the linkage would be at a bad...
Forum: Builds! 05-01-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
You'd laugh if you saw how low-tech my fab work...

You'd laugh if you saw how low-tech my fab work is :D Started with a cardboard template (Cheerios box :o) , bent the curve over the front tire, bent the side flanges by clamping to the bench with a...
Forum: Builds! 04-30-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Another piece of the puzzle done, fabbed and...

Another piece of the puzzle done, fabbed and mounted the tranny...
Forum: Builds! 04-30-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 32,775
Posted By zzrodder
Full flange on the toeboard but just tabs on the...

Full flange on the toeboard but just tabs on the 2 floor pieces - putting a full flange around them would have made the openings smaller and the 3/4 ply is plenty rigid I think.
Forum: Builds! 04-28-2019, 10:54 PM
Replies: 1,231
Views: 53,760
Posted By zzrodder
I hadn't checked on the Mopar for a while, boy...

I hadn't checked on the Mopar for a while, boy what a difference from what you drug home!! [cl[cl A few squirts of paint, some tape and it looks like million bucks!
Forum: Builds! 04-28-2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 26,387
Posted By zzrodder
Did someone say 'Skookum"? :D So much beefier...

Did someone say 'Skookum"? :D So much beefier than stock, won't be no flexin' there...[cl
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