Author Topic: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet  (Read 51805 times)

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« on: November 29, 2012, 09:59:19 PM »
Here is what I started with. A 1933 Chevy Cabriolet I bought in Portland Oregon.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2012, 10:03:25 PM »
Here's where I'm at now. I hope to have it on the road this spring.
« Last Edit: December 01, 2012, 08:00:48 PM by TFoch »
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

EDNY

  • Bowtie Admin
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2618
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2012, 10:27:25 PM »
Looks great...going to have left over parts? (fenders?)

How is the rocker panel on the pass side? Mine was really picked...made one with my brake, tig, and bead roller...can't see it in the picture....but it has all of the bead rolls etc.

I think Glen Rarick (link below) said he was in the process of having those panels reproduced.  I made the 33 upper tail pan panel out of 18 gauge steel.  The original was OK...but pretty "picked".
33 Chevy 5 Window, 34 Chevy 3 Window, 37 Chevy 4dr sedan

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 08:00:17 PM »
Thanks Ed. No left over parts. My rockers were in good shape.  The only rust on the body was the lower drivers side of the cowl.  I got a patch panel from a guy in Vegas from a body he found in the desert.

Glen and his son stopped by a year ago while he was in the area. He was selling some parts to a friend of mine and asked to see my car.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2012, 02:58:00 PM »
I got the body off the chassis this week so I can finish weld the last cross member on the chassis.  I made the dolly so I can move it around the garage.  Then I can paint the chassis and start assembling it to get it on the road this summer.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

EDNY

  • Bowtie Admin
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2618
  • Age: 67
  • Location: Champlain, NY
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2012, 04:47:18 PM »
You have a nice looking shop to work on your project. I made a small 1-1/2 car space inside my barn..insulated, heated but still has a gravel floor. (Might pour a floor this year).

How do you heat your shop?

Ed
33 Chevy 5 Window, 34 Chevy 3 Window, 37 Chevy 4dr sedan

themoose

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1413
  • Location: Connecticut
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2012, 08:38:03 PM »
Tom
That is a nice workshop....Looks like your a pretty good carpenter too. 8) Good work!
Moose
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two ainít bad 8)

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2012, 10:09:37 PM »
Six years ago we put on an addition to our ranch.  It has a 3 stall garage at ground level with a small apartment on the second level for my Mom and Dad.  I have two of the stalls for my workshop and my parents get the other stall for their car.  My wife is kind enough to park her SUV outside through the winter so I can use both stalls for my project.  It's heated with a ceiling Modine "Hot Dawg" natural gas heater (wife bought me for Christmas 3 years ago).  I have enough room for my sandblast cabinet, mig welder, drill presses and other tools.  My dad is a retired tin knocker so in the cellar of the original house we have a 4' finger brake, 3' shear, 3' rolling pins, bead roller and my shrinker stretcher.  I'm a lucky guy!
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #8 on: January 20, 2013, 01:35:17 PM »
Welded the last cross member in for the rear shock mounts and used the two engine stands I have to make a chassis rotisserie.  Now I can clean and paint the chassis and start assembly.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

themoose

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1413
  • Location: Connecticut
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2013, 04:37:35 PM »
Tom

That rear cross member looks just fine. Your idea for the rotisserie must have something to do with your YANKEE ingenuity! :D

Moose
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two ainít bad 8)

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2013, 05:56:30 PM »
Moose,
Thanks, sometimes you just have to make due with what you have.
Tom
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2013, 07:28:00 AM »
Took the chassis off of the rotisserie after painting it and started to assemble the suspension and brakes.  Over the last couple of days I got the TCI front end with the sway bar assembled.  The front brake lines are run all the way to the master cylinder.  The rear end is mounted and the fuel line is run all the way to the front.  Next I have to run the rear brake lines.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

ghost28

  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2117
  • Age: 2014
  • Location: Aurora Colorado
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2013, 10:42:27 AM »
VERY NICE. I am glad to see you are getting after it. Maybe sometime soon we might both have a driver under our backsides. Good job....John
« Last Edit: February 20, 2013, 10:23:10 PM by ghost28 »

themoose

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 1413
  • Location: Connecticut
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2013, 03:48:18 PM »
Looks good Tom. Did you have to notch the front cross member or is that the way it comes?

Moose
Too soon we get old too late we get smart. One out of two ainít bad 8)

TFoch

  • Bowtie Moderator
  • Master Deluxe
  • *****
  • Posts: 2538
  • Age: 61
  • Location: New Hampshire
Re: 1933 Chevy Cabriolet
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2013, 05:11:26 PM »
Moose,
Had to notch it to keep the radiator mount in the stock location. Back when I bought this front end kit, TCI didn't have one for a Chevy go figure so we had to adapt one made for Brand F.
Tom
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

 


LINK SECTION - FEEL FREE TO SUGGEST ANY LINKS (YOURS INCLUDED).


OTHER FORUMS

CANADIAN RODDER FORUM
CHEVY 348/409 (W) Engine Forum
Classic Shop Talk
Inliners International
Killbillet Rat Rod Forum
LAY IT LOW
METAL MEET FORUM
The H.A.M.B.
Vintage Chevrolet Club of America


CHEVY PARTS SOURCES

AMERICAN ANTIQUE AUTO PARTS
ALBANY COUNTY FASTENERS (SS NUTS/BOLTS etc)
1933-1935 Buy/Sell Chevy Parts
BOBíS CLASSIC AUTO GLASS (& rubber seals) Ask for Forum Discount
BOWTIE REPRODUCTIONS
Chevs of the 40ís Parts
Chevy Supply of Assonet
Classic Fabrication
Dropped Axles & Axle Reference Site
Early Chevrolet Parts
EMS Auto Parts
Exhaust Parts Ė Including Oval Pipe
GLEN RARICK (LaFargeville, NY) Vintage Chevy Parts
Hamby Motors Ė Vintage Parts SC
HEMMINGS MOTOR NEWS
HOTRODDERS.COM CLASSIFIED
I&I 1929-1954 Chevrolet Reproduction Parts
METRO Rubber Restoration Parts & Weather-Stripping
OBSOLETE CHEVY PARTS CO.
OLD CHEVY TRUCKS (Parts)
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
REPAIR CONNECTOR STORE
Restoration Specialties & Supply, Inc
RESTORATION SUPPLY COMPANY
ROCKAUTO "Search retailmenot.com for discount codes"
ROCKY MOUNTAIN RELICS
Smooth steel running boards for classic cars and trucks
Rock Valley Antique & Street Rod Parts
Silver Spittoon Antiques
Steele Rubber Parts
STRAPWORKS.COM
Superior Glass Works
The Filling Station Ė Vintage Chevy & GMC Parts
TAIL LIGHT KING
TRADERVAR Auto Gauges & Test Equip


TECH LINKS Ė REFERENCE & MISC

1931 Chevrolet
1932 Chevrolet
BCC Bin Look Up
BCC Bin Look Up (#2)
Bergeson Universal Steering
CHEVROLET HISTORY 1916-1942
CHEVY MANIA
CHEVROLET Model Identification Charts
Chevrolet Production Figures
CHEVY TALK
Chevy Thunder (Great SBC Fuel Injection Reference Site)
CLASSIFIED SEARCH
CLIPS & FASTENERS
COMPNINE Total VIN Decoder
CRAIGSLIST SEARCH TEMPEST
DAVE's Small-Body HEIís
DeCode This VIN Decoder
ENGINE BUILDER MAGAZINE
Engine RPM Calculator
GearHead EFI Forums
GM Gen III+ Engine Crank Spacing & Interchange
HOT RODDER JOURNAL
LeBaron Bonney Company-Vintage Car Interior
McPherson 4 Year College Degree - Automotive Restoration
MILLER TIG Welding Calculator
NATIONAL DO NOT CALL REGISTRY
New England Chrome Plating
OBD2 ENGINE CODES
OLD CAR ADVERTISING Ė CHEVROLET INDEX
OLD CHEVY PICTURES BY YEAR
PERFORMANCE DYNAMICS SPEED SHOP (EFI & Misc AN Fittings)
SEMA Action Network BREAKING NEWS
StoveBolt
TEAM 208 MOTORSPORTS Custom Wiring, Tuning, EFI
The12Volt - Free Vehicle Wiring, Relay Diagrams, and Technical Information
The Filling Station - Classic Chevrolet Tech Articles

Website Free Tracking
Stats Of Website
Flag Counter