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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Fri 06 Sep 2013, 7:58 pm

I like how it looks already and the wheels are a perfect choice. Now what's this about whining??
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Fri 06 Sep 2013, 11:23 pm

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When you say you would like to go lower I am guess you mean in the rear. I think the front looks perfect. If you can't get it lower you might think about some fender skirts. That would be old school and get rid of the air above the tire in the wheel well. Just kinda thinking out loud.
Buck, I liked your idea.  These still have a lot of sanding and shaping to finish them, but I think they do the job.



It's getting there. Thanks for the idea.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sat 07 Sep 2013, 12:46 am

That looks righteous. As we used to say in th early 1960's "Man that's a cherry short". I think the skirts really complete the look.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sun 08 Sep 2013, 8:10 pm

Nice work so far, John! I think the wire wheels look superb and, while I'm not normally a fan of skirts, you've pulled it off superbly on this build, keep 'er comin'!! 001 
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 09 Sep 2013, 4:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sun 15 Sep 2013, 6:43 pm

Suffered a major disaster to the resin body when a Dremel tool got away from me.   I will be able to salvage it, but not for this build.  Soooooooooo, I have done some rethinking and will be using the kit body after all.  I have filled the gaps along the cab and it now looks much, much better.  Here is the latest mock up using the new body.



The lake pipes come from the Revell Custom 49 Mercury kit and fit well here without any modification.  I do not intend to chop the top due to time constraints with Shocon coming up at the end of the month.  I will be using the kit flathead as this is still intended to be an old school low rider.  I am now fabricating the new exhaust.  Once that is done I think the car is ready for primer and paint.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sun 15 Sep 2013, 7:03 pm

I like the look and the side pipes fit perfectly. Vertical door line (near where handle would be) needs rescoring or will seem odd. Luv the old flatheads and paint options and paint washes can bring out all the little details. Good luck and thanx for a quality build and great fotos!
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sun 15 Sep 2013, 7:17 pm

Sorry to hear of your disaster John but it's still looking cool.

On the ride height, can you 'flatten' the rear springs a little. If so, use steap from a kettle. It works much better that hot water from a tap.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sun 15 Sep 2013, 10:32 pm

Sorry about the run of bad luck. Build is looking awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 16 Sep 2013, 7:47 am

That's a shame, John. Nevertheless, it still looks great and the wheels get me every time.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Tue 24 Sep 2013, 12:26 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Tue 24 Sep 2013, 4:18 pm

Just for info, I'm currently fabricating the exhaust system. This is a first for me so it is taking some time. Also I am making the new belly pan. I'll be posting photos late this week or next.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Tue 24 Sep 2013, 5:05 pm

Cool.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Thu 26 Sep 2013, 1:00 am

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Fri 04 Oct 2013, 5:12 pm

Got sidetracked for a couple of weeks.  Real life in the form of out of town visitors and a couple of grandkids earning their black belts interfered with the 36.  Somewhat back to normal now and have made some progress on the exhaust system.  There is still a way to go, but I'm pretty pleased the direction it is taking.




The exhaust piping is solder and the mufflers are made from styrene tubing with half-round details at each end.  The next step is to figure out how I am going to make the connection with the exhaust manifolds and the lake pipes.  Before I do that though I need to detail the engine so I will know just where the connections need to go.  Hopefully there will be more progress to report by the middle of next week.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Fri 04 Oct 2013, 5:44 pm

That exhaust looks nice. Good work John.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Fri 04 Oct 2013, 8:50 pm

Looking great John. I really like the stance of the car, and the exhaust routing.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sat 05 Oct 2013, 11:20 am

Skirts alone just about make a 36 look like a complete mild custom !
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Sat 05 Oct 2013, 11:45 am

Underside exhausts very neat, clean. Take yer time!
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 10:33 am

Nice work on the exhausts John. They look really nice.

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 5:32 pm

What do you guys think of this color combination??
 

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 6:22 pm

I like the color combo. I was showing this build to my friend Butcher Bob. I knew he was building one also. he brought his up to the house last Friday so I could take some pictures. Here is what he is doing with his.



It's amazing to me how much they are alike. Bob used 41 Chevy Pickup Truck headlights and the taillights are from a resin supplier. They are early Caddy. He wanted me to share this with you.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 6:53 pm

Buck: I like it!!! Did he do the chop himself or is it a resin body??

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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Mon 07 Oct 2013, 7:42 pm

I think the body is a Flintstone Body. Not sure I will ask him next time I see him.
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PostSubject: Re: 1936 Ford Coupe   Tue 08 Oct 2013, 11:40 am

Love those 36 coupes ~!!
Y'know, I kicked myself for sticking a Caddy tail light on my Model A, and can't say that I care for BB's rendition. But if the builder is happy that's the important thing.
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