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Kube 11-09-2020 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by scicala (Post 1950341)
Kube,

Was your carburetor done by Charlie ny, or did you restore it ? Were they that natural color originally ? I ask, because I've seen some later NOS Holley two barrel carbs from '55 and '56 that had been di-chromated a pale green'ish color.

Thanks, Sal

Sal, I do have Charlie build my carbs. The one on this car was NOS but obviously still needed a rebuild. I mention that as the "color" is stock.
The authentic plating for 1939 - 1940 was pretty much what you see on this car. However, as you know better than most, there were slight variations. I've seen some NOS carbs that has a slight pinkish tint and others a slight bluish tint.
Perhaps what I see as bluish, you see as greenish.

Kube 11-09-2020 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Zeke3 (Post 1950347)
Kube, that is a big help. I have been trying to butt weld my patches in with a 110v MIG machine. I usually go one spot at a time and jump around to allow the welds to cool. Lately I have been having more problems with blowing a hole in the base metal, even with the welder set as low as it will go. Then I end up with a mess trying to fill the hole.

Every little bit of information helps, thanks.

Heck, don't get discouraged. As long as I've been doing this I still occasionally will blow a hole through some sheet metal.
What size wire are you using?
Oxygen tank? Argon?

Zeke3 11-09-2020 10:07 PM

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I am using 0.023" wire with Argon/CO2 mix.

scicala 11-10-2020 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Kube (Post 1950359)
Sal, I do have Charlie build my carbs. The one on this car was NOS but obviously still needed a rebuild. I mention that as the "color" is stock.
The authentic plating for 1939 - 1940 was pretty much what you see on this car. However, as you know better than most, there were slight variations. I've seen some NOS carbs that has a slight pinkish tint and others a slight bluish tint.
Perhaps what I see as bluish, you see as greenish.

Thank you for the reply. That helps a lot.

Sal

rockfla 11-10-2020 01:33 PM

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Hey Kube


Do you do the interiors NOW that LB is no longer???

Kube 11-10-2020 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by rockfla (Post 1950620)
Hey Kube


Do you do the interiors NOW that LB is no longer???

Nope, not yet anyway.
I bought a few interior kits from LB about a year before they announced their impending implosion.
Not certain how many more restorations I'll be doing. Of course I was saying that 12 - 14 cars ago :)

Kube 11-11-2020 01:25 PM

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A little more progress that without a fellow Barn member (Mike D.) I am not so certain I could have accomplished.
Thanks Mike D.

Tinker 11-13-2020 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Kube (Post 1950159)
Look closer at the "before" photo and you'll note the entire thing (floor) had been cut apart and welded (with a coat hanger I believe).


But there was a floor to start with. You always do great top knotch work. Wasn't a dig.

deuce_roadster 11-13-2020 09:01 AM

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Mike, thanks for the shout out! Was more then happy to assist you with some information and measurements.
Mike D. aka deuce_roadster.

Kube 12-02-2020 12:19 PM

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Here's why I prefer to paint the cars in color... I really enjoy the contrast, especially beneath the car.

Zeke3 12-02-2020 08:52 PM

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I can see your point on the contrast between the chassis and the body.

fordor 12-05-2020 08:35 PM

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Is the tool tray lined with the same material used to insulate the inside of the trunk lid on a 40? If so, do you have a picture of a completed tool tray area?
Thanks,
Bob L.

Kube 12-05-2020 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by fordor (Post 1959840)
Is the tool tray lined with the same material used to insulate the inside of the trunk lid on a 40? If so, do you have a picture of a completed tool tray area?
Thanks,
Bob L.

Yes sir, the same material. The photo attached is from a '39 coupe I'd restored. Same as a '40 in this regard.

Kube 12-05-2020 08:54 PM

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Originally Posted by fordor (Post 1959840)
Is the tool tray lined with the same material used to insulate the inside of the trunk lid on a 40? If so, do you have a picture of a completed tool tray area?
Thanks,
Bob L.

Bob, Here's a couple from this particular car.

fordor 12-08-2020 12:07 PM

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Thanks, that's what I was looking for. By the way, great restoration. I appreciate you sharing the process with everyone, its great.

Kube 12-10-2020 05:20 PM

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Working on two restorations now so the progress on the coupe has slowed a bit. I did manage to get both doors installed. Latches, weather-strips, etc. all in and fit well.
Got the trunk lid installed today along with the associated pieces.
Welded the vertical sides up perhaps 3/16". Looks so much better than the factory fit in relation to the body. Very time consuming but worth the effort in my opinion.

V8COOPMAN 12-10-2020 06:02 PM

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For the rest of us mere mortals, try to imagine how Mike gets that brand new black insulation material between the stamped bracing and the outer skin.....wrinkle-free, no less! I'll say it again....the guy is an ANIMAL! DD

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...2&d=1607638880

funrunr 12-11-2020 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by V8COOPMAN (Post 1961541)
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For the rest of us mere mortals, try to imagine how Mike gets that brand new black insulation material between the stamped bracing and the outer skin.....wrinkle-free, no less! I'll say it again....the guy is an ANIMAL! DD

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/attac...2&d=1607638880

Yes, how is that done? I have the new material but couldn't figure out how to install without cutting into a million pieces.
Beautiful work Mike.

Kube 12-11-2020 10:18 AM

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Originally Posted by funrunr (Post 1961778)
Yes, how is that done? I have the new material but couldn't figure out how to install without cutting into a million pieces.
Beautiful work Mike.

Not as difficult as it may appear. When I have the inner structure removed from the outer lid, I install the "paper". I back tape (mask) it for later painting purposes.
Keep in mind this part is most certainly over restoring. Ford, like myself, placed the insulation between the inner and outer structures. However, Ford did not mask the paper. They painted right over it. Over the years much of the authentic paint was absorbed and / or simply flaked off.

The difficult part (not too bad really) is splicing the insulation where it (seams) can't be detected.
Drake reproduces this insulation - it is VERY nice. However, in this instance, the repop stuff isn't wide enough and thus, must be spliced.

Zeke3 12-11-2020 10:42 AM

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Thanks Kube, I hadn't thought about removing the inner structure from the outer structure of the trunk lid. My 37 trunk lid will need some repairs, due to earlier modifications by a previous owner and a little rust. Are the two attached by spot welds around the edge?


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