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Old 05-28-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default 30 ROADSTER -A hot rod in 1956 - Time for a refersh in 2012

Well heres another project thats going to start soon at my shop . really just a pile of parts that I need to turn back into a roadster for Jeff. No big history on the body just evidence of a 6 and a half inch channel . Jeff needs the body back together in stock form !! So I ran to Ohio to pick it up now the fun begins.

heres a few pics to get this thread started .plenty more to come once i get the wheels turning










firewalls out .



the replacement isnt pretty with a little work it will be ok



its looking like a ford factory more and more every day !

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Old 05-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #2
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A early 1930 Standard.... We staying with a standard?
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Pile of parts pretty much says it all!

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Old 05-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #4
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A early 1930 Standard.... We staying with a standard?
Hello, this is Jeff (owner of the pile of...parts). While it was/is a Standard, it came with Deluxe windshield stanchions, windshield frame, and top -- so, we'll see. (actually, I have some questions about the top, so I'll post pics, either here or on a separate thread, if I can't find the info I need in other threads).

While not exactly Ford Barn friendly, the plan for this one is still on the hot rod end of the spectrum -- more of how they would have done it in the late 1930's / early 1940's (fenderless, but keeping original drivetrain with vintage speed equipment added). The body, frame, suspension, etc. will all be bone stock or bolt-on period-correct parts. The body will be exactly as it rolled off the line (or as close as Tom/Flop can get it). That way if I (or any future owner) wants to go back to 100% stock, that can be done.

The focus of this thread will be Flop's miraculous transformation of the mess I handed over to him, back into a stock 1930 Roadster body.
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Old 05-29-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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Along this style?
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Old 05-29-2012, 10:18 AM   #6
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Along this style?
Yes - that's the basic idea.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:11 PM   #7
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well jeffs firewall came back from the blaster nice and bare.



a few pictures of the messes



not horrible by any means



i had to use a ratchet strap to actually get the firewall back together .quite the stress crack



and heres it all finished up . next is to get the subrails in order!

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Old 06-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #8
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Looks great!
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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Old 06-17-2012, 11:00 AM   #10
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I have a "Door Handle". We can build a car.
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Old 06-17-2012, 01:17 PM   #11
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Nice project! Makes me feel bad I walked by a 30-31 Firewall last week for $20.00. Will you be rolling new quarter panel lower beads or buying them? Might ask for a pair on my body if you do. Looking forward to the projress photos. Bob
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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haha thanks super88 !

maybe just a few more parts tinbasher! maybe a rusty cowl or a decklid?

thanks roadster no rust repair on this car . its amazingly solid

heres where we are at now .

an old torch cut


i wish i knew how many spot welds and rivets ive drilled in the past few months !



firewall sitting in place



and the new subrail connectors



everything is fitting well together for being a mismash of cowl and firewall and new connectors! nothing set in stone just yet just checking fit .
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:39 PM   #13
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All right, here goes another one.
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Keep em coming Flop. Very interesting read.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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For those who are interested, I had posted a while back looking for a good body shop / individual to put this car back together -- that's under a short thread titled, "Ohio Body Shop Needed - To Return 1930 Roadster Body back to Stock" (http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=63825)

Obviously, I chose Flop -- and so far, he's doing a great job...as expected!

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Old 06-28-2012, 04:35 PM   #16
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thanks guys!!





now its time to build a car!!

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Old 06-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #18
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this was friday nights date. getting Jeffs roadtser sitting on the frame!




surprisingly the subrails are pretty damn close and should only need some minor tweaking to get them perfectly lined up !!

everything is fitting together really nicely for being a mismash of parts

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Old 06-30-2012, 05:48 PM   #19
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got a ton done on jeffs car today . I got all the places primed that will be covered by subrails . underside of the subrail connectors primed and the subframe put together for the first time with the exact measurements off of the other roadster i have in the shop right now.


had to fix a few little spots before i started on the subrails though





mesurments were

37 inches at the door pillar

31 1/16-1/8 " at the first subrail crossmember

35 7/16 " at the second crossmember

35 3/8 " at the third crossmember

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Old 06-30-2012, 06:19 PM   #20
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DAMM this is really nice of you going through with pictures... Someone should ask if you do wide bed pickup rear fenders...like cutting out 2" dead center. ???
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