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#1 Jazz OFFLINE  

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:20 PM

This is my other hobby,,restoring old vehicles...I thought I was done with my last project but the wife got hot for this sedan delivery so I passed her the phone and she negotiated the deal..The body was very good but underneath has been a hellish nightmare for me. Lots of fabricating which I absolutely loath! Also the back door frame was made of wood,,,that was where I met a very talented builder who donated a couple weekends to fabricate a new door frame. 

. Its still a couple years from completion..

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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:25 PM

Nice work replacing the sheetmetal.That should be a sweet ride when you're done. Will it be all stock? or some modifications??


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Posted September 02, 2015 - 02:32 PM

For how weathered the body is the windows sure are clean.  :poke:

Thats extra neat and one you don't see often.

Dad has [I assume its still there] a '51 or '52 sedan delivery.  Back in the '70's we used to drive it around the pasture.  it was actually a pretty decent car~~ uh truck back then.  If its still on the place I'm sure the frame rails are laying in the dirt and trees grown up all around it by now.  :(



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Posted September 02, 2015 - 04:50 PM

Cant' wait to see it finished.



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Nice work replacing the sheetmetal.That should be a sweet ride when you're done. Will it be all stock? or some modifications??

The body will be stock...a  Chassis Engineering IFS will be added as well I cannibalized a 85 pontiac( 305 V8 with 200C) for the drivetrain. As summer winds down it will be time to get busy on it once again.  Definitely want to get the body sanded down and a coat of epoxy primer squirted on before the snow flies.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:02 PM

I have a 30 Model A sedan with similar styling. All stock body with modern drivetrain. I'm using the tube axle up front with 4 bar suspension front and rear, 5.0 with AOD auto and a 9" rear. Paint will be black epoxy primer or satin black paint. Like you , I have a long way to go. You might be ahead of me as I have put mine on the back burner for now.



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Posted September 04, 2015 - 06:29 PM

This is my other hobby,,restoring old vehicles...I thought I was done with my last project but the wife got hot for this sedan delivery so I passed her the phone and she negotiated the deal..The body was very good but underneath has been a hellish nightmare for me. Lots of fabricating which I absolutely loath! Also the back door frame was made of wood,,,that was where I met a very talented builder who donated a couple weekends to fabricate a new door frame. 

. Its still a couple years from completion..

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This would be a great calendar shot if the missus was wearing her bibs.


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Posted September 04, 2015 - 08:51 PM

This thread needs more pictures. Lots more.
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Posted September 06, 2015 - 08:21 PM

Very cool! It's going to look amazing when it's done!! You'll have to post the restoration here.



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Posted September 07, 2015 - 07:44 AM

This thread needs more pictures. Lots more.

Click on the pic in the first post . It has plenty , but yes it would be nice to see the progress.


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Posted September 08, 2015 - 03:42 PM

Started prepping pieces for applying primer...Sanding, grinding, sandblasting and of course massaging tin,,,the dings are showing up now! The push is on to get everything primered over next 8 weeks as  I am due for some chassis repair of my own very soon...Spinal fusion L3 L4 & L5,,that may interfere with progress a bit..

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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:18 PM

Good luck on the fusion. keep us posted please.



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Posted September 08, 2015 - 05:37 PM

 I am due for some chassis repair of my own very soon...Spinal fusion L3 L4 & L5,,that may interfere with progress a bit..

 

Is the surgeon going to use a rotisserie?


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Posted September 22, 2015 - 07:11 PM

Hood, rear fenders and doors sandblasted and primered. Moved body to wigwam for sandblasting

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Posted September 24, 2015 - 06:14 PM

Epoxy primer? I like the instant garage for the sandblasting . Keeps the mess neat and out of everything else. Thanks for the pics. i like how you dressed it up too.






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