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Old 12-29-2020, 07:38 PM   #61
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[QUOTE=V8COOPMAN;1964851]Man, if ever there was a guy that can speak FIRST-HAND to "very tasteful build", or "subtle little things that a guy will have to look twice, three times to notice", it would be "Peter C" humbly referencing his unprecedented '35 Ford 3-window. This car truly has subtle touches and minute details throughout the package that have been so tastefully planned and executed, that only the true connoisseurs that understand the legendary world of old Ford "Holy Grail" can begin to appreciate. There is, however, one slight departure from "subtle" in this car, and that is in the engine room. What a magnificent package! DD










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Old 04-13-2021, 06:06 PM   #62
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My apologies once again for being pretty much MNIA on this thread.
This car is causing me fits. It will get done and it will get done to my standards.. Will I have any hair remaining to pull out at that time? Doubtful.

This car as received had been cut, welded, pounded on... you name it, it was done. The real problem is that whomever did the cutting, pounding, etc. had zero idea of how to measure.
Today, the first attempt to fit the trunk lid yields the fact that the rear quarters were installed too high. Well, not the entire rear quarter, just the "top half" - above the stainless molding line.
Fortunately it took only about two hours to get the right side close to where I want it. Tomorrow I'll deal with the left side.
All in all, this car is coming together and yes, it feels good to save another '40. But at the cost of my hair???
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Old 04-13-2021, 06:41 PM   #63
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Hair is over rated. Kojak and Yul Brynner did OK without it.

It's all worth it for the rest of us.
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:09 PM   #64
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Old 04-13-2021, 07:34 PM   #65
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Will I have any hair remaining to pull out at that time? Doubtful.

I don't know! Accorging to this picture, there seems to be plenty to yank-on!! This '40, NO DOUBT, will turn heads just like all other "Kube Cars" end up doing. Keep on pullin'! DD


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Hair is over rated. Kojak and Yul Brynner did OK without it.

It's all worth it for the rest of us.
Hilarious!
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The third trunk lid from Carpenter arrived today and miracle be, it was not damaged.

I'd mentioned early on in this thread that there will be some little modifications done to this car in the late 50's - early 60's style.
Here's one...
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I'd mentioned early on in this thread that there will be some little modifications done to this car in the late 50's - early 60's style.
Here's one...

Kube....I must'a had my eyes closed. Can you elaborate on the mod, 'cuz I'm dense sometimes and don't see it! DD

DUH......The rounded corners...NICE touch, Kubarth!
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Kube....I must'a had my eyes closed. Can you elaborate on the mod, 'cuz I'm dense sometimes and don't see it! DD

DUH......The rounded corners...NICE touch, Kubarth!
My fault... I should not have assumed everyone would know. I've attached a photo here of the very first convertible I'd done (circa 1980ish) for comparison.
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Damn hotrodders!
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Just a question but did Ford stamp all the sheetmetal by 40?
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I knew, I just knew I was gonna get in trouble. This is my first dabble outside "concourse correct".

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Just a question but did Ford stamp all the sheetmetal by 40?
To my knowledge, at least all the passenger car sheet metal was produced by Ford. I can't speak to trucks.
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I knew, I just knew I was gonna get in trouble. This is my first dabble outside "concourse correct".

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Hey guys.....Nothin' wrong with a trip to the "Dark Side" on occasion. It's been said that a little "strange" every now and then keeps things just above interesting! NO STREET rods, though!! DD
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To my knowledge, at least all the passenger car sheet metal was produced by Ford. I can't speak to trucks.
Thanks didn't know if low volume models would have came from outside source by then.
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Yes. Looking forward to it.
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Major surgery began yesterday. The top of the cowl had been replaced in the past with a mix of '39 & '40 parts. The workmanship was some of the worst I'd ever seen.
I was able to source a '38 upper cowl in CA.
There are some differences that I'll need to overcome but I'm glad to have acquired this piece.
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Major surgery began yesterday. The top of the cowl had been replaced in the past with a mix of '39 & '40 parts. The workmanship was some of the worst I'd ever seen.
I was able to source a '38 upper cowl in CA.
There are some differences that I'll need to overcome but I'm glad to have acquired this piece.

Wow folks....nothing here for the faint-hearted! Heck, Kube could likely even make THIS one BELOW look new again! Really NICE work there, Mike! DD


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Old 04-21-2021, 08:46 AM   #80
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Definitely earning my keep on this project.
The replacement cowl / windshield section I'd acquired is a '38. Enough differences to necessitate some surgery.
Need to install the '40 back up plates for the top bow clamp parts as well as swap the cowl vent sheet metal. That part I hadn't realized was different than '40. Live and learn

This replacement cowl is rust free but had not been treated nicely in storage. Lots of dings - some fairly major. All in all, I'm glad to have it.
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