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Re: Bread & Butter 27 Ford Project

Post by RebStew on October 25th 2009, 7:37 pm

I clamped the top tube and started hammering the top lip over. Two body hammers one in each hand. It's not a brutal thing but a tap from one hammer to the other. using the curved head of the hammer to lay it down without crushing the tube. Clamp weld and move on to the next 3 inches and start over.


It's about 2 in the morning at this point. 2am + banging away at loose tin = trouble. I figured I would stop. I sat back and looked at the work so far while I drank a cold Dr Pepper and watch a little tv.

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Post by RebStew on October 25th 2009, 7:41 pm

I was not tired and was wondering what the side would look like with the skin.




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Post by RebStew on October 25th 2009, 7:47 pm

I tacked on the top strip and a few other things and stopped banging on the car at 5 am. Amy told me she thought someone was going to call the cops on me Razz
These welds are not done but more to get the shape. It will be welded up later.

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Post by puddin head on October 25th 2009, 8:39 pm

Looks great! The little lady would have fit if I spent those hours in the garage. She wants me to spend more time on the house. I've heard that for years for her and am tired of it. Go figure I'm doing tile floor in the bath room. I hope to break the old ball and chain sometime, but I don't think it will be soon. God I love that gal. She's put up with me for 37 years so I guess I'm a keeper. If your doing something that is not in the wee hours of the night let me know. Of course I haven't used a lot vacation so I can maybe burn some Midnight Oil to help out.
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Post by magicman_1968 on October 26th 2009, 7:18 am

Looks like your makin some good progress.....
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Post by RebStew on October 26th 2009, 11:14 pm

puddin head wrote:Looks great! The little lady would have fit if I spent those hours in the garage. She wants me to spend more time on the house.
I need to spend more time on the house but with an in home daycare I'm limited on doing work through the week so I hit the garage. Most nights the wife is asleep at 10 so she doesn't mind as long as I keep the noise down to a roar in the garage.

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Post by RebStew on October 26th 2009, 11:16 pm

magicman_1968 wrote:Looks like your makin some good progress.....
A few hours here and there. It adds up. I'm rushing more than normal trying to beat the real cold weather that will be coming soon.
I spent a few hours today and got the back of the body all tacked on.

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Post by RebStew on October 27th 2009, 9:17 am

Another late night. I have the skin all the way around the tub now. It is spot welded on About every 2 inches. I will need to go over all the seams and weld them up tight but that's no biggie. A little time consuming because you have to jump around the body to keep the heat down. One spot will heat the metal up too much and cause it to warp.



With the skin all cut, shaped and tacked on I grabbed the mock up trans so I could cut the firewall.



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Re: Bread & Butter 27 Ford Project

Post by RebStew on October 27th 2009, 9:27 am

Just to see what it looked like before I called it a night I tossed on a head and intake.



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Post by CustomCabby on October 27th 2009, 11:50 am

Man!!! Am I ever envious!!!

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Post by magicman_1968 on October 27th 2009, 4:33 pm

Hey ive seen them heads somewhere before Very Happy ......lookin good man Very Happy
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Post by RebStew on October 27th 2009, 5:43 pm

magicman_1968 wrote:Hey ive seen them heads somewhere before Very Happy ......lookin good man Very Happy
Yeap.. They match the year or era of the build I'm shooting for better than a set of smog heads with the holes in them.

customcabby wrote:Man!!! Am I ever envious!!!
Nothing to be envious over. It's literally a rust bucket Very Happy

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Post by CustomCabby on October 27th 2009, 5:58 pm

customcabby wrote:Man!!! Am I ever envious!!!
Nothing to be envious over. It's literally a rust bucket Very Happy[/quote]


Rust bucket or not, I'm envious of the talent!!!!!!!

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Post by Cratethis on October 27th 2009, 6:28 pm

[/quote]Rust bucket or not, I'm envious of the talent!!!!!!![/quote]

Agree! Great job Steve. Keep it up!
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Post by jbs10 on October 27th 2009, 9:26 pm

what r u going to do w/ the back end.?
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Post by Mr. Fabulous on October 27th 2009, 9:32 pm

jbs10 wrote:what r u going to do w/ the back end.?

Yeah, you going to add another row of seats and make a Pheaton?
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Post by RebStew on October 27th 2009, 10:29 pm

jbs10 wrote:what r u going to do w/ the back end.?
RPU ..Roadster Pick Up. It will have a 4 foot bed on it. It will also sit about 2 inches lower too. I can't do anything about lowering it more until I get my front tires. That way I know where everything will be set at.


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Post by magicman_1968 on October 28th 2009, 3:40 am

Hey do you plan on putting some kind of bumpstick in there? Because i have a good vega converter that was in that Monte when i took it apart....i thought about using it with the 406 but i have another converter i was planning on using......i may put it on Craiges list or Racing Junk for maybe 75.00......let me know if you are interested.....
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Post by RebStew on October 28th 2009, 9:17 am

magicman_1968 wrote:Hey do you plan on putting some kind of bumpstick in there? Because i have a good vega converter that was in that Monte when i took it apart....i thought about using it with the 406 but i have another converter i was planning on using......i may put it on Craiges list or Racing Junk for maybe 75.00......let me know if you are interested.....
I'd like to have it but I'd have to see how my money flow is. Right now it seems like it flows away faster than it flows to me. Very Happy

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Re: Bread & Butter 27 Ford Project

Post by LRS30 on October 28th 2009, 11:49 pm

what kinda tires are you looking for? I have a really cool set of 16x 6.00 bias ply smooth sidewall neat tread pattern.. Oh never mind I see your slicks on steelies, your probably doing more 60's style...
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Post by RebStew on October 29th 2009, 12:29 am

LRS30 wrote:what kinda tires are you looking for? I have a really cool set of 16x 6.00 bias ply smooth sidewall neat tread pattern.. Oh never mind I see your slicks on steelies, your probably doing more 60's style...
I need two of them for the front. You have a all 4 or 2 or?? I've been looking for tires for 2 weeks. How much?

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Post by LRS30 on October 29th 2009, 1:36 am

Everything I have is priceless Steve you know that! Rolling Eyes I'm glad those will work, how does $275 dollars sound..You drove a hard bargain on the price Steve.
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Post by RebStew on October 30th 2009, 5:02 am

Well I talked to Ryan when he said he had some tires and headed over to his house. Ryan hooked me up big time. Thanks again bro!
I walked out with a pair of JC Penny, yes I said JC Penny 600-16" bias tires that are like new. He also let go of a possible steering box and a set of friction shocks. The tires were the biggest part of this build that I didn't have. I can finish setting up my front end now.


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Post by RebStew on October 30th 2009, 5:04 am

The day that I went over Ryans I worked on the car earlier. Vickers came down and had to try on the tub to see what he thought. He grabbed and old fire place poker and a wheel and was ready to let the wind blow through his hair.


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Post by RebStew on October 30th 2009, 5:16 am

I'm sorry to the ones that don't care or already know some of this stuff I'm getting ready to put down. I try to not get to detailed on some stuff because I figure it's boring to most but I've been getting asked alot of questions on these front ends. I figured I'd go through the basics for anyone that want to know this stuff.

The front end is very simple. I tried to tell Vickers that it's no different than building a wood cart when we were kids and driving them down Vine St hill. Only I used rope to steer with then. Very Happy


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