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Title: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 09:38:06 PM
I'm far enough along thought I would start a build thread and let you all see where I started and where I'm at after 22 months of working a few hours a week and some weekends. These are pictures of what my car looked like when I bought it. The guy I got it from did a lot of work replacing most of the wood with steel. He had already did the structure and floor pan and made metal interior panel out of steel.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 09:38:44 PM
Here's a few more.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 09:43:51 PM
Here's some pictures of the interior panels he made.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 09:47:58 PM
As you can see the car was pretty rotten around the bottom. I have replaced all those panels with new panels. Removed and discarded the 305 engine that he had in it, Keep the th350 transmission and had it rebuilt.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 09:59:52 PM
Here is frame after I removed the body and the IFS he had put in. I must say it was a mess. I looked for a replacement frame but didn't have any luck finding one close enough to go get.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 10:04:49 PM
Here are a few pictures me putting in my MII cross member and boxing the frame.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 10:16:19 PM
Here it is almost ready for paint.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 10:21:16 PM
I coated the frame with two coats of rust bullet and two coats of black top coat.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 10:24:09 PM
I set the engine and transmission in and put in my tubular cross member.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 22, 2014, 10:39:03 PM
Putting the body back on the frame.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on October 22, 2014, 10:53:26 PM
Looking good...A lot of  work but it will pay off at the end....Keep photos coming
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on October 23, 2014, 07:07:09 AM
Nice work!  Glad to see you started this thread.  Looking forward to watching the progress.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: RCstang on October 23, 2014, 08:00:18 AM
Rock on man.  Nice work
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on October 23, 2014, 08:51:47 AM
Very nice, I like they way you put the front suspension in.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on October 26, 2014, 09:38:48 PM
It is looking real good. Is the booster a single or dual  it looks like it belongs there.I am gonna do my buick the same way.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 27, 2014, 07:29:11 AM
Its a single, I'm thinking of changing it to a 8" double chrome unit.  I'm thinking about only running the top part of my hood as the hinges are bad on the right side until I can find a better one.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on October 27, 2014, 11:17:53 AM
   If the hinges are bad  is there any chance of cutting the hinges out and replacing with stainless steel hinges for the sides.just a thought has any one tried this
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 27, 2014, 07:42:33 PM
I haven't looked at it that close, but I want to say it is part of the hood. Like they rolled the loop of the hinge in the sheet metal I need to look closer,  been putting on fenders and running boards, and making brackets to support my grille shell.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: madmike3434 on October 27, 2014, 11:04:27 PM
Its a single, I'm thinking of changing it to a 8" double chrome unit.  I'm thinking about only running the top part of my hood as the hinges are bad on the right side until I can find a better one.

Keep looking for a better one, side panels will always line up with stock top panels.

mike
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 29, 2014, 07:21:33 PM
I've looked at it closer and the hinges are part of the sheet metal, what I,m thinking about doing is cutting the side panels off and fixing them so that they are semi permanent and only be able to raise the top two sections of the hood.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 29, 2014, 07:25:05 PM
I have been working on the front splash apron trying to get it to fit, I'm going to have to modify it to clear the rack & pinion. I will post pictures this weekend after I get all the fiberglass laid.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on October 29, 2014, 07:39:40 PM
I've looked at it closer and the hinges are part of the sheet metal, what I,m thinking about doing is cutting the side panels off and fixing them so that they are semi permanent and only be able to raise the top two sections of the hood.

A fix similar to what vette59jdwl suggested is to cut the hinge out and tack in piano hinge, you can get them as long as you need them and they appear solid.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 29, 2014, 07:45:52 PM
I don't believe a piano hinge will work after it is tacked into place it will not be able to be folded back on it self like the original hinge would.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on October 29, 2014, 07:58:46 PM
Oh well, it sounded like a good idea in my mind ::)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 32chevy vett on November 02, 2014, 05:45:01 PM
Checked out your build. Good job! Keep the photos coming.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 02, 2014, 05:51:49 PM
Here's how I modified my fiberglass apron to fit over my rack & pinion. Still need to remove and add more glass for strength.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on November 02, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
Nice work, looks like you got it figured out.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: themoose on November 02, 2014, 06:51:48 PM
Looks totally stock...Great job!!!

Moose
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 03, 2014, 09:51:50 AM
That really looks nice. The only one who will know it was modified is you............and us ::)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on November 03, 2014, 10:04:44 AM
Great job!  I love working glass, all except for the itch when you put on a jacket,  and thebig mess it leaves on the floor. Looks like your getting close to a driver.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 03, 2014, 05:26:15 PM
It's closer now than when I bought it. I'm just fitting up all the pieces then I get to take it apart again and primmer  all the pieces and put it back together again. While it's apart I would like to take a couple inches out of the top. Wish I had a little more information about chopping a top.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: madmike3434 on November 03, 2014, 06:04:55 PM
Personally chopping a top is reducing the amount of people who maybe interested in your car down the road when everything comes up for sale.

Being tall 6--3" , I find most chops too hard to get in and out of.  Even my stock top 35 coupe I can feel top of my skull rubbing on the headliner, unless I slink in the seat  a little.

mike................... 8)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on November 03, 2014, 06:59:44 PM
Chopper 526 I let my 32 sit to long and when i went to get the hood off no one was around so i attempted it myself and i broke the hood  first thing.I should have coated it with something.I didn't. Now what i thought was  to get something similar to a piano hinge but in stainless steel  i think most hoods are around 500 to 750 bucks  wayner
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 03, 2014, 07:33:03 PM
Vette59jdwl, I think it could work if the hinge rotates basically 360 degrees. I think you have to tig weld it to carbon steel, but I could be wrong about that :-\
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 03, 2014, 08:14:57 PM
As you can see in some of the pictures I posted I have separated my hood sides from the center section, After giving it thought I believe I'm going to remove all hinge  loops and make the sides removable panels.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 04, 2014, 06:40:25 PM
I've been putting fiber glass reinforcement on the inside of my splash apron
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on November 04, 2014, 08:08:52 PM
Wish I had a little more information about chopping a top.

62131, you are lucky on your body style to chop. It's a very simple drop (exterior sheet metal wise). It would be a straight drop, not involving roof lengthing. Doors just a straight cut, rear a straight cut. Maybe a simple slice on the front portion of the A pillar. Problem with Chevy is the inner structure.  If wood is still in any of the areas to be cut or if you have already replaced with steel in these area's.  It's best to do a chop before replacing structure.

Sorry, I was thinking about the previous body style, I thought your frt door edge was straight up and down. May be a bit more involved up front.

I had to make that decision on my coupe early before I put the steel structure in. My '35 3-w would have required top and upper door(window frame) lengthening (doner parts) if I were running fenders I probably have chopped mine 2".   Yours can be done, but a real pain at this point. It would look good either way, good luck what ever you decide.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 05, 2014, 09:45:06 AM
I chopped my '32 5 window Chevy. I was very apprehensive. No, correction, I was SCARED!!  But it worked out pretty well and was easier than I thought. I tack welded the doors closed all the way around, that way I could chop the roof and the doors at the sme time. Then I tacked braces inside the car to keep it from springing open when the roof came off. I used 3" masking tape and ran it around the roof where I thought was the best places to cut. I got out my sawzall and angle grinder, said a little prayer, and away I went. I made the top cut first and took the roof off, door frame tops and all, and set it aside. Then I made the lower cuts. I took what little wood was left in the car out after I chopped the top, that way it gave a little more stability to the body when I did the chop. I set the top back on the body and tacked everything in place, including the doors. Lining up the A pillar wasn't hard because  the angle is negligable, and with just a little hammer and dolly work it fit perfect.
Anyway, I am no welder, and I certainly don't have the talent that most of you guys here have, but if you are thinking about chopping your car, I say GO FOR IT!
All that being said, it may just be a little tougher chopping a sedan ::)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on November 05, 2014, 10:22:49 AM
Dad showed me a simple way to look for problems on a chop. He would lay a plumb line level down the side (where the cut line would be), then used masking tape to mark the area to be cut out. Then he would take a picture of the vehicle (develop the film, get double prints, before scanners and digital cams) cut the picture at the upper and lower sides of the tape line, line the door edges back up, then tape it back together. It would let you see how much it would be off and where. Then you could cut upper pic to line up, using second pic behind to fill in additional fill areas.   Whole lot easier to do with todays computer, scanner printers.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 05, 2014, 11:00:13 AM
Here's a few pic's of my chop.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on November 05, 2014, 06:28:37 PM
Nice job, ain't it fun.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 05, 2014, 07:09:45 PM
If we didn't think it was fun we wouldn't do it. :-* :) :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 05, 2014, 07:13:30 PM
After getting the fenders back on, I've been  thinking about what size rims and tires to use. I would like to keep the tires under the fenders but yet fill the opening.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on November 05, 2014, 07:25:15 PM
I went with 15 inch rims on mine as I like a taller tire.  I have 205-60-15 on the front and 255-70-15 on the rear.  Definitely fills the fenders and has the stance I like.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 05, 2014, 10:29:37 PM
Tfoch  are you running 2" dropped spindles? What width rims are you running?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on November 05, 2014, 10:40:39 PM
I'm running a TCI coil over front end.  The front rims are 6" and the rear are 8"  The rear suspension is a Posie's leaf spring.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 06, 2014, 09:31:05 AM
In the front I have 215/60-14". The rear I put 265/75-15" That was about the biggest tire I could find without going to an off-road tread. It fills the wheelwell and has the look I want.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 07, 2014, 06:14:04 PM
After searching for 15" tires there's not to many manufactures that produce them. I've been looking at Nitto's, master craft. I don't want to spend a lot on them as I don't think I will wear them out before they get to old to run.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on November 07, 2014, 10:08:49 PM
After searching for 15" tires there's not to many manufactures that produce them. I've been looking at Nitto's, master craft. I don't want to spend a lot on them as I don't think I will wear them out before they get to old to run.
Mine are BF Goodrich T/A Radials.  The best way I found to search was www.tirerack.com
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on November 07, 2014, 10:22:07 PM
I've also had good luck finding 15" tires from " discounttiresdirect.com" they have reallygreat deals from time to time on pairs of Cooper Cobras.

My buddy is ordering mine monday. Cooper Cobra-rwl Front 235/60 r15, $202 for the pair (free ship) rear 295/50 r15, $292 for the pair (free ship) Discount tire.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 09, 2014, 04:33:47 PM
Finished up the front apron today, it's now ready for primer. I will post some pictures tomorrow. Started with the front fender, they were purchased from Superior Glass Works and was a 1/4 wider than the running boards were they bolt together. Had to cut a wedge out and pull them in and lay the fiberglass back in.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 09, 2014, 08:22:50 PM
62131, a quarter inch doesn't sound too bad when dealing with fiberglass, you know how some of those parts can be WAY off! I'll bet they turned out great. Hopefully you won't have the same problem with the rears. 
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 09, 2014, 08:58:53 PM
The rears came from Speedway, in my opinion they are a lot better quality than Superior the fit is a lot better.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 09, 2014, 09:13:45 PM
I heard Speedway had some good glass parts but I got a gas tank cover from them and it was pretty bad. It lacked detail, wasn't symmetric and was flimsy. I kept it but had to do a lot of work to it.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 09, 2014, 09:16:30 PM
I purchased the rear fenders and they are a lot thicker, detail is correct and fit very well, they told me that they make all their glass parts in house.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on November 09, 2014, 09:27:29 PM
Speedway started remolding a lot of glass parts about 6-7 yrs ago. I talked my buddy Lonnie into going glass on his '32 F p.u. the rears where made with the new molds and were excellent.  The fronts were thin and not quite right, he called and talked with the man doing the remolding. He said send them back and he would call us when he had the new molds done, but  he had to jump onto new ones for T or A, so it would be awhile. He did call back and told us we would now be happy, but Lonnie ran out of money by then.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 09, 2014, 09:31:14 PM
I like the quality of my rear fenders over the Superior Glass front ones I have, no comparison.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on November 09, 2014, 09:35:39 PM
Speedway started remolding a lot of glass parts about 6-7 yrs ago. I talked my buddy Lonnie into going glass on his '32 F p.u. the rears where made with the new molds and were excellent.  The fronts were thin and not quite right, he called and talked with the man doing the remolding. He said send them back and he would call us when he had the new molds done, but  he had to jump onto new ones for T or A, so it would be awhile. He did call back and told us we would now be happy, but Lonnie ran out of money by then.

I think that's what happened to me, it was a worn out mold. Also, I think about 6 months or a year ago they took a lot of their non Ford fiberglass parts out of the catalog, then 2 catalogs later they were back in.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 20, 2014, 05:05:58 PM
I'll be able to get back out in the garage this afternoon it's warmed back up some. I plan on doing a little welding and finishing up the front fenders. I will post some pictures of the fenders a little later.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on November 27, 2014, 06:56:02 PM
On my way out of town for the Thanksgiving holiday I drop my hood, radiator shell, braces and some other pieces off at the sand blaster to be cleaned up. Hopefully they will be done Monday.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 01, 2014, 07:07:00 PM
Picked up my rear tires this afternoon set them up on the studs no lug nuts. Oh I have a set but the wrong thread and pitch. It's to cold to work anyway.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 01, 2014, 09:55:21 PM
Shoot us a picture when you get those puppies squared away.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 01, 2014, 10:07:18 PM
I have several pictures I need to post
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 09:33:27 PM
Here's a couple pictures of the wheels and tires I put on. :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 09:41:31 PM
Here's couple more. Should of taken some of the rear, I'll get those pictures next week.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 07, 2014, 09:42:24 PM
Nice wheels, I always liked those. Nostalgic looking.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 09:44:16 PM
Had those already figured I would just use them instead of the aluminum slots I got for it.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on December 07, 2014, 09:47:02 PM
I like it, it's amazing what wheels will do for a car.  Lets you see the future of what it will look like.  Nice choice.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 09:50:03 PM
Here's a couple pictures of the head lights I'm planning on running, I cleaned on my garage today sorting thru parts found some I didn't know I had. Pushed the car just outside of the door, it hasn't seen any sunshine in three years.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 07, 2014, 09:53:24 PM
Had those already figured I would just use them instead of the aluminum slots I got for it.

Definitely better than slots....I think.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 09:55:57 PM
nobody commented on the front splash apron  :) you can't really tell that it's been extended 1-1/2" to clear the rack.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on December 07, 2014, 09:57:35 PM
nobody commented on the front splash apron >:( you can't really tell that it's been extended 1-1/2" to clear the rack.
Too busy checking out the wheels.  Nice work Goose!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 10:00:29 PM
I'm not Goose Moose is Goose in Hoppers mind.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 07, 2014, 10:06:43 PM
It's a little hard to see in the pictures, but I like what I see.
In Hopper's mind Moose may be Goose, but you are Goose not Moose in TF*c*'s mind.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 07, 2014, 10:07:55 PM
I believe you've got it now
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on December 07, 2014, 10:13:39 PM
I thought you were going to call me TFord!  That would have pissed me off!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 08, 2014, 06:27:39 AM
That's Chopper (Grasshopper)  who calls people names and messes with a mans handle :o :o
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 08, 2014, 09:01:00 AM
No way, Tom, that's definitely crossing the line!!!!

62131, I may call you names, but I would never mess with another man's handle.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 08, 2014, 05:01:19 PM
You wouldn't call a person a name on purpose you might get us confused, but you might want to go back and read a few of your comment's on previous threads :o  How soon we forget
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on December 08, 2014, 06:35:38 PM
Awww quit picking on chopper. were better than that. ???
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 08, 2014, 06:40:59 PM
I'm not picking at him, I only responded to his comment.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on December 08, 2014, 08:22:50 PM
62131, I know, it's because I said "handle" and right away your mind goes to the gutter and you thought "HANDLE".

Thanks Goose, I mean Moose, I mean Ghost! ;)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 08, 2014, 08:37:00 PM
touché   Chopper
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on December 13, 2014, 08:11:01 PM
Put some primer on the right front fender, frame apron and running board today,
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 09:09:02 PM
Thought I might post something here to keep my build thread alive. Been putting the body in epoxy primer. Sanded it down to bare metal fixed a few more spots I found while sanding. Getting ready to add a couple of coats of high build primer so that I can start block sanding.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on April 29, 2015, 09:39:24 PM
That looks great. I sure do like it when they start to get smooth.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on April 29, 2015, 10:09:19 PM
That looks good. Been a long time since you posted a picture.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 10:15:51 PM
I know Chopper, I forget to take my phone to the garage and when I do I just save them up and post them all at once.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 29, 2015, 10:23:53 PM
Here's some pictures of it in gray primer, I put this on a couple of days after the epoxy primer went on. That way I got a chemical bond between the two paints instead of scuffing the epoxy primer to get the gray high build to stick.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on April 30, 2015, 07:11:51 AM
Looks great! Glad to see the pictures of your progress.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: EDNY on April 30, 2015, 07:35:34 AM
Nice..wish I was in that stage!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on April 30, 2015, 10:50:18 AM
You and me both Ed!

62131 that's looking smooth.  ;)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on April 30, 2015, 07:33:45 PM
62131...looking good ..trying to get to that stage myself, but it's been a heck of a job....
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 30, 2015, 08:53:05 PM
I thought I might post these as this is what I did a couple nights ago. This is my second coat of gray high build primer after blocking the first coat. Thought I might just put it together and drive it in primer to work out any problems it might have.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on April 30, 2015, 10:13:23 PM
That is looking really nice and smooth. You got to be excited about your progress.  8)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 14, 2015, 04:44:45 PM
Attended the Street Rod Nationals in Knoxville week before last and picked up a chrome brake booster and master cylinder, can't wait to get it installed to see how its going to look
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 27, 2015, 09:18:54 AM
Here's a few pictures of the assembly. just trying to bring everything up to date here,
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 27, 2015, 09:23:43 AM
Here's a few more
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on June 27, 2015, 11:43:11 AM
Look'n good there.  ;)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on June 27, 2015, 02:27:06 PM
LOOKING REALLY GOOD....NICE TO SEE  SOMETHING COME TOGETHER.....CONTINUE THE GOOD WORK
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: themoose on June 27, 2015, 03:51:06 PM
I like what I see..Brings back memories..Keep um coming!!!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 12, 2015, 07:29:57 PM
I finally came up with the ideal how to do my hood. The hinge on the passenger side was rusted away so I cut the remainder of the loops off on both the driver and passenger side. Bent a piece of metal to weld to the top of the side panels. Took some 3/4" tubing milled down some 5/8" key stock so that it would slide thru the tubing.  Then I cut the tubing to length, milled a 1" long slot in one end, inserted the key stock in the tubing drilled a tapped a hole in the center of the key stock and held it in place with a button head screw. Made bracket to attach the sq. tubing to the firewall and welded a bracket to the key stock and attached that to the grill shell.  Did this for both top and bottom on both sides. Now I can loosen the screws and adjust the gap on my hood panels by moving my grill shell.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 12, 2015, 07:35:42 PM
Here's a few more. I made adjustable brackets for the bottom so that I can move the hood on and out. I'll have toke some pictures of those. 
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 12, 2015, 07:42:28 PM
Bracing the roof. Made some 14ga. angles and attached them to the roof panel with seam sealer for movement, going to tack weld to bracing.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on July 12, 2015, 08:06:09 PM

Here's a few more. I made adjustable brackets for the bottom so that I can move the hood on and out. I'll have toke some pictures of those.

Going to follow this post when you get pics ..Thanks  for posting
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on July 13, 2015, 03:05:32 PM
62131  I have the same problem,  I am not sure what to do with mine  I was thinking of stainless steel piano hinge after I cut out all the old stuff that is rusted tight  lol  I Like your idea  the wife and I are still wandering  we are ion Bad River Wisconsin  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 13, 2015, 04:43:43 PM
vette59jdwl  there's a  company that I call on that makes a hinge real similar to the original, they use it in the product they manufacture, I'm sure they will let me have a few sets if your interested if you decide to replace it. I had already made my mind up that I wasn't going to run the side panels until the boss showed up out in the garage  gave me her opinion, so I came up with this ideal and this way we both get what we want., ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 05:46:41 PM
Here's what I came up with for the hood and how I'm going to make the sides removable.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 05:50:22 PM
Here's a few more with it assembled
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 06:38:30 PM
Here's how I mounted my radiator in the shell.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on August 02, 2015, 07:06:16 PM
That's some nice clean fabrication all around. How far off the ground is the bottom of your battery box?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on August 02, 2015, 07:28:13 PM
Very nice work ;D
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 07:57:09 PM
That's some nice clean fabrication all around. How far off the ground is the bottom of your battery box?

I really haven't measured but I do know it's well above the scrub line
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on August 02, 2015, 08:33:47 PM
What radiator is in your '32 ??     Following your hood  build... I like the concept of having removable sides...  Good  work....
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on August 02, 2015, 08:46:40 PM
That's some nice clean fabrication all around. How far off the ground is the bottom of your battery box?

I really haven't measured but I do know it's well above the scrub line
I was just curious. It looks good there.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 02, 2015, 09:08:50 PM
What radiator is in your '32 ??     Following your hood  build... I like the concept of having removable sides...  Good  work....

I purchased a CC3132 from Champion, removed the Ford mounting taps on the sides and made my own brackets lined with rubber for vibration. Hope it will do the job, They say it's good up to 800hp.  I've mounted the condenser in front of it and I plan on using a 16" pulling fan with 2700cfm.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: EDNY on August 03, 2015, 07:47:05 AM
What radiator is in your '32 ??     Following your hood  build... I like the concept of having removable sides...  Good  work....

I purchased a CC3132 from Champion, removed the Ford mounting taps on the sides and made my own brackets lined with rubber for vibration. Hope it will do the job, They say it's good up to 800hp.  I've mounted the condenser in front of it and I plan on using a 16" pulling fan with 2700cfm.

I have two of those radiators, have one in my 33 Chevy (TPI SBC) and using a Taurus 2 speed pull fan, the Taurus shroud fit like it was made for it.

Have one on my son's 37 Chevy sedan (LT1 SBC) and because of clearance used a Derale 17" fan #18217 (2400/1800) as a pusher, but can be used as a puller. The Derale fit just right.

The 33 Chevy hasn't been on the road..but the  radiator easily keeps the car cool around the yard and idling. Just got the 37 running last week and the LT1 fan from the factory doesn't kick on until 226 degrees!..so far so good.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on August 03, 2015, 09:43:51 AM
I used the same radiator in my '32. I have a mechanical fan with a universal fan shroud. All this summer it has gone over 180.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on August 03, 2015, 05:21:52 PM
Ed   Do you remember what year Taurus you took the fan out of?  I like the ideal of a two speed fan.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: EDNY on August 03, 2015, 08:29:23 PM
Ed   Do you remember what year Taurus you took the fan out of?  I like the ideal of a two speed fan.

Don't remember the year Taurus but they are rated as 2800/4500 CFM. What I like is that it fit that radiator like it was made for it. If you search the Internet you'll find a lot about that fan, here is one link (there are others):

  http://www.go.jeep-xj.info/HowtoTaurusFanInstall1.htm


If you get into a bind..I have an extra one only in case I secure another project ::).

BTW: Wanted to use one on my son's 37 sedan...but the Taurus fan is a puller and we didn't have the space..so had to go with a Derale pusher.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 04, 2015, 09:50:20 PM
Just wanted to bump the thread to keep it going, I've been working on my hood when time was available. I got some help this weekend and was able to get my latches in and working. Will post some picture one night this week.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 05, 2015, 06:08:27 PM
Here's the pictures of my latch set up I came up with. Any comments appreciated positive or negative.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on October 05, 2015, 07:57:43 PM
62131  I screwed up my hood  literally. I of all people should have known better and should have sprayed it with goop. I did not and forced it.I have left it on the back burner for now  good thing  AH  now i can latch mine like you are doing OK back to the hood I am going to silver saulder stainless steel hinges the length of the hood in all three places and then sit back and have a weee peek  lol   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on October 05, 2015, 09:21:55 PM
That's a pretty good idea. I'm presuming cable release? Should work great!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on October 05, 2015, 09:35:30 PM
Your right, my plans are to hide the cable in the sq. tubing and have it exit in front of the latch  guided by a small steel tube so that very little of it will be seen.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 08:55:43 PM
A few pictures to update my build, here is the dash insert and lower panel below the dash to house my switches and hide my a/c unit.   
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 09:01:31 PM
Here is my old grille insert before I replaced it with the new stainless insert panel, I haven't got around to cleaning it up after tacking it into place.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on April 06, 2016, 09:11:09 PM
62131....slick gauge insert..  is that the 5 inch  speedo and tach??.....keep up the good work
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 09:15:17 PM
No, it's the 3-3/8 there wasn't enough room behind the dash for 5" gauges as I had to move my linkage over for my motorized cowl vent. 
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 09:19:27 PM
I have all the wiring done on the engine and the power cut off switch installed and tucked away behind the battery box. I need to get some pictures and get those posted.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on April 06, 2016, 09:29:55 PM
 62131.....Which cowl unit did you go with?? and  does it operate ok??   pics if you have them...
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 09:46:31 PM
I purchased a miniature high torque 12vdc gear motor of eBay with a 10rpm out and made a bracket to mount it to then took some 3/16 rod and rod ends and made my adjustable linkage. I also had to move the arm of the cowl vent over to the left about a 1-1/2" -2" to clear the a/c unit. I also had to work with the angle of the arm to get it at the correct angle so that it would open smoothly. I still have to come up with a miniature micro switch to shut it off when it gets to the fully closed position. If I don't put the switch in the circuit it will open if you do not release the momentary rocker switch when fully closed.  Hope that makes sense. I will post some pictures for you.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on April 06, 2016, 09:52:31 PM
I always like the looks of you guys sedans. Makes me want to build another one. I had afriend that put a electric operating system on his cowl vent. It worked great except his cowl vent opened on the Windshield side, and at hiway speeds it wanted to close from the pressure of the wind. HMMM. I wonder if he ever fixed that. Nice job on your 32.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 06, 2016, 09:58:01 PM
I always like the looks of you guys sedans. Makes me want to build another one. I had afriend that put a electric operating system on his cowl vent. It worked great except his cowl vent opened on the Windshield side, and at hiway speeds it wanted to close from the pressure of the wind. HMMM. I wonder if he ever fixed that. Nice job on your 32.

I don't think I'll have that problem blowing shut, I hope I have the geometry correct and enough gear ratio to keep it closed. ???h
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on April 07, 2016, 06:49:22 AM
Nice work on the dash and battery box!  Great to see the progress.  Looking forward to seeing the power cowl vent.
Tom
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on April 07, 2016, 04:59:54 PM
I especially like that gauge panel. Is that from another car or did you fabricate that yourself?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 07, 2016, 07:32:26 PM
Chopper  I ran across that panel at a car show, a vender must have had it for a while as the package was all faded and dirty. My plan is to have it hydro dipped in a bough walnut pattern.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 09, 2016, 10:15:01 PM
Here is a picture of my grille insert in the shell, got that installed today
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 09, 2016, 10:21:28 PM
I purchased a Vintage Air A/C and Alternator mount and installed that today. Beware that this unit is not set up to be used with a after market intake original equipment only. Vintage Air does not list this anywhere. Took a little modifying and several hours to get it to line up.  If you look to the left of the ac unit you see my cowl vent motor that I talked about in a previous post. Will try and get a better picture. 
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on April 09, 2016, 10:37:54 PM
62131.....Which cowl unit did you go with?? and  does it operate ok??   pics if you have them...

Here's a better picture of the cowl vent motor I came up with. If I knew if we could post a short video I show it in operation.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on April 10, 2016, 06:27:39 PM
Nice set up, looks great!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: Rattiac on May 11, 2016, 02:06:03 AM
Thought is was about time I come check out all your guy's builds. Awesome stuff going on here.

Looking at page 1.
I like the wood replacement in steel . Is there any other structure behind the sheet steel ?  Any other pics?

Also did you add any bracing to the fiberglass rear fenders.? I think I may go that route.


Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 11, 2016, 11:28:25 AM
62131 It looks clean and all fits within the confines of a real hood  great  job   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 11, 2016, 10:12:35 PM
I've been spending some quality time in the garage here lately getting a lot of things done. Yesterday I completed my exhaust system, and put my drive shaft in. I have the wiring harness installed and been making termination as I complete sections of the car. I did bump the engine over the other night it won't belong before she will be coming to life :) :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 12, 2016, 02:47:51 PM
62131  Summer is upon us Its time to make a positive difference  sounds like you have your shi#! together going to be a nice ride  can not wait to see it rolling  congrats  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 12, 2016, 05:10:51 PM
Hey vette59jdwl you still interested in the hood? I just have not gotten it weighed to check the freight, I have been putting a penetrant on the hinge pins so that I can take it apart to make the package smaller.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 13, 2016, 09:10:15 PM
 I have put more stuff on mine and i cant get it to budge so good luck with that one  OH by the way please send a pic or two to lave@cogeco.ca  thanks  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 13, 2016, 09:36:56 PM
oh its moving on the pins, just trying to get it were I can remove them easily
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on May 13, 2016, 09:49:55 PM
Vette,, are you trying to remove the pins from the hood panels????  Mine  were really  tight..what I did was sprayed  with them down with a penetrate( WD 40  or what ever you use)  and let the set  for 1-2 hrs... then took my propane torch and  heated the  pins and pin clamps   then let it  set over night ....then repeated this process again..and then took a drift rod( same size as the pin rod) and hammered the pin out until I was able to get vice grips  on the  pin... then hammered the vice grips and sprayed the pin as it was moving...this worked for me
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 14, 2016, 08:16:59 AM
Vette,, are you trying to remove the pins from the hood panels????  Mine  were really  tight..what I did was sprayed  with them down with a penetrate( WD 40  or what ever you use)  and let the set  for 1-2 hrs... then took my propane torch and  heated the  pins and pin clamps   then let it  set over night ....then repeated this process again..and then took a drift rod( same size as the pin rod) and hammered the pin out until I was able to get vice grips  on the  pin... then hammered the vice grips and sprayed the pin as it was moving...this worked for me


That's pretty much how I did it except without the heat
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 14, 2016, 05:45:07 PM
First i sprayed the hinges for three days then i used the propain torch  then i used goo be gone and so far nothing has worked. I watched a video where a fellow used a drill and clamped the end in the drill and then spun it out  it looked so easy  oh yeh. that hasn't worked either. now i am trying heat again.On the broken hinge i just sharpened up a screw driver and opened up the pins that way i could save half a hood top  not nice.I think mother nature has had her way Way to long with this here hood.   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 14, 2016, 06:42:31 PM
I checked the one I'm soaking with a penetrant and its moving freely now, tomorrow I will try and remove the pins.  Vette59jdwl something that might have happened is the pins wore like lobes on a cam and are hanging up on the hinge. I will get that freight charge to New York this week for you.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 14, 2016, 07:26:48 PM
Thought is was about time I come check out all your guy's builds. Awesome stuff going on here.

Looking at page 1.
I like the wood replacement in steel . Is there any other structure behind the sheet steel ?  Any other pics?

Also did you add any bracing to the fiberglass rear fenders.? I think I may go that route.

Yes there is sq. tubing behind the sheet steel around the door opening just behind the rear side windows and it's tied into the b pillar below the rear side window with a horizontal brace. Then in the doors there is two horizontal pieces running front to back. As far as the bracing the fenders I used the original front brace, under the running boards I put a 1x2 sq tubing between the running board supports to stiffen the fiberglass running boards and as far as the rear renders they are mounted like the originals fenders were.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 14, 2016, 08:58:25 PM
 I have talked with some members of the car club and they tell me that they replace the original hoods with stainless steel rods.That may just be the answer.Thanks  vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 14, 2016, 09:05:37 PM
62131  I looked and looked and then looked some more for original 32 rear fenders.I serched hi and low,and finally I found a set of 31 chevy rear fenders the only thing lacking from them that the 32 fender has is that little spear at the very rear of the fender,and if i can not make that up out of some lead or some J.B.Weld then i should not be building a 32 chevy roadster.when i am finished with these No one will be able to tell the difference.Man they want an arm and a leg for 32 rear fenders now dont they.   vette59jdwl
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 14, 2016, 09:25:00 PM
yes they do, that's why I chose to go fiberglass. I've been working in the garage just about every night for the last week finishing up little things. Mounted my head lights last night on the side of the radiator shell where the wire looms exit head light bar it's expensive to. Looked at a  Chevy 32 coupe in Knoxville last weekend and the owner said he used a bar off a 32 Ford and it was with in a 1/4" of fitting like the original.  I mounted my tail lights today, speaking of thing costing an arm and a leg tail light arms a $100.00 bucks a piece plus tail lights $100.00 a piece  I chose to use those real common 31 Ford ones at $24.00 a pr. looks real close just not as long as the Chevrolet ones, most people wont no the difference anyway I'll post pictures soon
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: madmike3435 on May 14, 2016, 11:47:37 PM
Going thru ebay the other day I noticed that AMMUSCLE seller on ebay has a selection of rear fenders repo in steel for sale  1929-1930,  1931,  1932.   Gas tank cover apron for 32, front fenders and other items for open cars.

mike lynch       8)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on May 15, 2016, 09:59:56 AM
62131 I seen them for 85 dollar a pair but never for that price, and yes they would not know the difference. MY little red low rider.This lad looks at the truck and says pretty nice for a Ford i told him sure is can you guess what year and his buddy says no thats not a FORD its a silverado,so he asks me,and i say it is anything you want it to be and he says smart ass.so i just let it roll.  clueless

vette59jdwl  ps you would thinki they would ask first instead of sticking their foot in their mouth
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on May 15, 2016, 11:04:49 AM
Vette sent you a PM.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 15, 2016, 02:57:26 PM
I guess I stated that wrong I didn't use the ford tail lights just the arms with Chevrolet tail lights mounted to them, I'll post pictures this afternoon :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 15, 2016, 07:39:33 PM
Here's a couple pictures of my tail light assemblies using the ford arms I modified
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on May 15, 2016, 08:07:50 PM
62131..Thanks for posting...been following this set up you posted on.. I like it... still serves  the purpose....after seeing those on your 32 I am leaning to that set up...where did you get the Chevy lights ???     Good job...
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 15, 2016, 08:24:41 PM
62131..Thanks for posting...been following this set up you posted on.. I like it... still serves  the purpose....after seeing those on your 32 I am leaning to that set up...where did you get the Chevy lights ???     Good job...

I purchased them off Ebay, just kept watching until I found an auction that nobody was biding on, I'm going to convert them to led   
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 15, 2016, 08:27:15 PM
Here's a picture of how I mounted my head lights not sure if I really like it this way.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on May 15, 2016, 08:51:44 PM
What don't you like about them?   Are they chrome units?.... Maybe when you get paint on the car  they  will look better to you
  Mine look better since I got the correct  light bars ... Still trying to figure out tail light ..I have a pair of  39 ford LED units that  I was going to tunnel  (frenched in light bucket) in the fenders , but still debating on that or the way you went .....
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 15, 2016, 09:29:47 PM
Actually they are stainless , It just looks a little plain, as you said paint might help
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: madmike3435 on May 15, 2016, 10:13:57 PM
One of the motorcyles fairly new, victory ?? has a fantastic tail light that's a similar to a 39 ford except it blows the ford one away.  Its longer, brighter and gorgeous.

Find a pair of those and you will have a sleek rear end worth looking at !!!

mike lynch          8)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on May 16, 2016, 08:41:00 AM
Here's a picture of how I mounted my head lights not sure if I really like it this way.

62131 looks good to me. :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on May 17, 2016, 10:28:29 AM
Yes, they are chrome, It just looks a little plain, as you said paint might help

Those headlights don't look plain to me, they look good! Anyway, ometimes less is more. And, I agree once the car is painted with the chrome stantions that will really stand out. Sweet tail lights too!
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: ghost28 on May 17, 2016, 09:21:13 PM
Front to back that chevolet is looking good. (chevolet spelling on purpose.)  8)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 18, 2016, 11:10:20 PM
After 4 years of waiting to hear her she came alive today  :)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: sammons on June 19, 2016, 06:42:16 AM
Congrats man, keep at it. ;)
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: TFoch on June 19, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
Music to your ears!  Congrats ;D
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 19, 2016, 04:18:54 PM
Well a little bad news today, went to the garage this morning to fire her again to enjoy the sound and smell of exhau7st fumes. I noticed a small puddle of water under the car investigated and found a freeze plug leaking just wondering now if I should change all the ones I can get to ???
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: themoose on June 19, 2016, 06:50:19 PM
Probably not a bad idea to go ahead and change them all while your at it so you won't have to think about it. Was the plug rusted or leaking around the edge?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 19, 2016, 07:51:01 PM
Not sure, I haven't really got a good look at it yet, It's up behind starter. My guess it's leaking around the edge. Why do you ask?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 28chevyguy on June 19, 2016, 11:04:57 PM
freeze plugs rust from the inside out ,  if you examine you'll probably notice a tiny pin hole in the middle where it is sweating through . it  can be hard to see with the naked eye.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: chopper526 on June 20, 2016, 07:08:47 PM
Do all the ones you can get to, 63121, you're block is already going to be drained and it is cheap peace of mind.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on June 26, 2016, 08:28:52 AM
Freeze plugs changed not to bad. Started putting in sound deadener yesterday the roof is almost complet
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on July 19, 2016, 04:01:06 PM
Here's a couple pictures of my tail light assemblies using the ford arms I modified
  62131....Are those Model a  Lights  ???? on your  A model arms???...  More I look at it  the more I like it...Thanks
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 19, 2016, 06:57:26 PM
No they are 33 Chevrolet tail lights on a 31 Ford arm that I modified.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 19, 2016, 07:25:02 PM
Here's a couple pictures after I put  primer on them
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: FATnLOW on July 19, 2016, 08:14:48 PM
62131...Thanks for the info....They look good...What are your plans on color for the '32...?
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on July 19, 2016, 08:41:23 PM
I'm doing the body in a Dark Midnight Blue Metallic and the fenders in a solid black with tinted side and rear glass.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: Rattiac on May 29, 2017, 07:35:50 PM
That's gonna look great.
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: 62131 on May 29, 2017, 09:01:45 PM
I have since posted this color scheme painted the firewall and the window and door jams installed the glass and added fuel injection
Title: Re: 1932 coach build
Post by: vette59jdwl on June 03, 2017, 01:32:55 PM
 Man they are perfect.And they look right at home on those fiberglass fenders.Coming along just great.
vette59jdwl
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