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Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! Yesterday, 10:16 PM
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Views: 4,269
Posted By zzrodder
Bob, you have an eye for neato cars. [cl I like...

Bob, you have an eye for neato cars. [cl I like the Packard, Olds and the GMC, thanks for taking us along.[P
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk Yesterday, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 260
Posted By zzrodder
I actually registered mine as a 1928 Hennway,...

I actually registered mine as a 1928 Hennway, since the body is all custom with no production or OEM sheetmetal. The name is my spin on the one and only Norm Grabowski's 70's truck creation he named...
Forum: Builds! 10-15-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,693
Posted By zzrodder
It's called 'Mandarin Orange', he had it painted...

It's called 'Mandarin Orange', he had it painted in the late 70's and it still looks fresh.
Forum: Builds! 10-13-2018, 11:10 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,693
Posted By zzrodder
Here's a couple pics of my brothers Crown Vic and...

Here's a couple pics of my brothers Crown Vic and Sedan delivery. Both have gone through several resto/rebuilds (the Sedan Delivery had its first rust repair done by my Dad in the early 60's - very...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 10-13-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 444
Posted By zzrodder
Yeah, article I read says $150,000.00 for a...

Yeah, article I read says $150,000.00 for a medivac flight due to his age, condition and the need for oxygen - regular commercial flights are not geared up for that. Gene is one tough guy but...
Forum: Builds! 10-11-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,693
Posted By zzrodder
Your 56 turned out great! I have a soft spot for...

Your 56 turned out great! I have a soft spot for 56's, grew up riding around in my Dads 56 Sedan Delivery, my brother still has it to this day as well as a 56 Crown Victoria, Meteor Rideau, the...
Forum: Builds! 10-10-2018, 09:13 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Starting cancer treatments beginning with the...

Starting cancer treatments beginning with the pass side quarter. Tacked in a fresh piece, next will be to patch up the rocker panel and get it welded back in place. Drivers side is worse, 1/2 of the...
Forum: Builds! 10-10-2018, 08:54 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Thanks guys! Even though it was a lot of work to...

Thanks guys! Even though it was a lot of work to make relatively small changes, it turned out looking the way I wanted it to and I'm happy with the result.
Forum: Builds! 10-09-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Before and after pics ...

Before and after pics
...
Forum: Builds! 10-09-2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Finished up the door tops and took a few spray...

Finished up the door tops and took a few spray bombs to
the weld areas to get a better look at the new roof shape.
...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 10-02-2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,632
Posted By zzrodder
# 3 ...

# 3

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=144001&d=1538536286
Forum: Builds! 10-01-2018, 10:16 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attach...

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143982&d=1538449732

Yep, I did that on my golf carts too ;) bodies with no roof can be pretty flexy.
Doing some jigsaw puzzle work, got...
Forum: Builds! 09-30-2018, 10:52 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 8,683
Posted By zzrodder
Man that looks nice, [cl[cl so kool to see an FE...

Man that looks nice, [cl[cl so kool to see an FE Ford instead of just another SB Chev...
I don't want to be a downer, but how are you going to get the transfer hose in between the water pump and...
Forum: Builds! 09-30-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
I shimmed the cowl up 1/4" and that brought the...

I shimmed the cowl up 1/4" and that brought the door up in line.
Trimmed a bit off the rear edge to get the gap right and welded it back together....
Forum: Builds! 09-30-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Cause and effect for sure! Tacking the doors in...

Cause and effect for sure! Tacking the doors in place would have worked all right, but like you point out, access to the interior was needed. (and I didn't think of that :confused:) Clearly my...
Forum: Builds! 09-29-2018, 10:48 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
You guys are sharp [cl - yeah, it is a bit loose...

You guys are sharp [cl - yeah, it is a bit loose but not the real problem. ( I need to dig around in my junk pile/parts stash to see if I kept some of the old hinges from my 36 to snag a proper pin...
Forum: Builds! 09-28-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Cut off the top of the door and test fit -...

Cut off the top of the door and test fit - trouble in paradise....

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143903&d=1538188009

Too low at the back - with no adjustment in the...
Forum: Builds! 09-28-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
I think some common suppliers served some of the...

I think some common suppliers served some of the lower production car manufacturers in that era so it's not surprising to see crossovers.
Forum: Builds! 09-27-2018, 10:53 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Put in a couple hours today on piecing the door...

Put in a couple hours today on piecing the door frames back together, also adding a piece of square tubing above the door to replace the original wood header.
...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 09-24-2018, 11:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,632
Posted By zzrodder
Second ...

Second

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143851&d=1537848485
Forum: Builds! 09-23-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
It's a Miller 252, so easy to use - look at the...

It's a Miller 252, so easy to use - look at the chart for metal gauge and wire size, turn the dials and weld. Makes a dummy capable of decent welding....:)
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 09-22-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,632
Posted By zzrodder
34 Caddy ...

34 Caddy

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=143791&d=1537671067
Forum: Builds! 09-22-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By zzrodder
That's pretty ambitious but we expect no less...

That's pretty ambitious but we expect no less from your talented hands. I'll love watching this come together.... [P[P[P
Forum: Builds! 09-22-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 20,665
Posted By zzrodder
Almost done welding and hammer work on the roof...

Almost done welding and hammer work on the roof skin,
chasing out those nasty little pinholes, sometimes I just zap 'em from the underside. Next is welding the upper door frames back in and making...
Forum: Builds! 09-20-2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 581
Views: 19,179
Posted By zzrodder
Proof that shrinkage can be a good thing...[ddd:D

Proof that shrinkage can be a good thing...[ddd:D
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