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Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1370458 Fri Jul 24 2020 03:58 AM
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中中中中中中

Steve, that is sweet.


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1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpas- My first truck.in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburbanrusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

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1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1371113 Wed Jul 29 2020 03:57 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all, thanks for checking in and following along.

The hood work is ongoing, albeit slowly. I am getting a premium shop rate which means other customer work gets priority. That is okay as it allows me to chip in and make parts to reduce the hours billed through the shop. I remade the hinge mount supports to beef up the hood where the hinge mounts as it stress cracked and was repaired at some point and has cracked again. The first set of reinforcements was trashed with the current work.
I learned of a cool product called Quick Latch the system which works very similar to an air line connector. It is like a ball and socket, with the socket having a ring of mini ball bearings that capture the ball when pressed together. The hold is very strong and secure. I am going to use them to replace the original hood side latch system, the ball will be mounted to the frame and the sockets will be install on the hood sides. I will have 2/side.
The pictures show the materials and hand tools used for the hood reinforcement pieces. The rest of the pictures are of the start of the latch install. I want to keep the original handle, but did not want to just weld it into place. I fabbed up a Mount that allows the handle bolt to be used, but is secure so the handle doesnt jiggle or flop around.

To be continued...
Stay safe out there.
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Wed Jul 29 2020 04:34 AM.

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1371218 Wed Jul 29 2020 11:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again, just a quick update on the continuing work.

Today I worked on the hood latches I mentioned in my last post. I started with a pattern to gauge where to put the latches for the most aesthetically pleasing location.... wink
I built the rear latch ball mounts 1st as I thought they would be the most difficult. I got them completed and have just started on the front ones. I think that the front ones will probably turn out to be a touch more difficult as they need a set back of an inch or so and as they will be more prominent when the hood is open, I want them to be less utilitarian and more visually pleasing.

Anyways, more to come as I think I will get the front mounts completed tomorrow.
Stay safe,
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Wed Jul 29 2020 11:31 PM.

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1372197 Wed Aug 05 2020 06:07 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Heck, oh!

The pics are of the front latch mounts which was completed Thursday.

We spent the long weekend with family celebrating our nieces grads. The younger one graduated grade 9 and the older graduated high school. Very smart and beautiful girls and will certainly be breaking some hearts!
PSA - The importance of sunscreen! We went river tubing and while I greased up my back and legs, I neglected my front. I have 2nd degree burns on my chest and shoulders so I have been hiding indoors for a few days licking my wounds. I Feel like such a dumbell as I should know better as this is NOT my 1st go round of this...

Anyways, lets have a laugh together and move on, shall we?

I was hoping to get the latches all installed and set up by now but I will post what I have.
The pics are of;
-making the template
- fabbed brackets ( 12ga sheet metal, bent about 45 deg for a 1 backset ) I slotted the holes 1/4 to allow for adjustment )
- materials used. The small plates will be the backers the hold down screws will thread into.

That is all for now, stay safe and wear sunscreen! (Everywhere)
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Thu Aug 06 2020 02:50 PM. Reason: Corrected autocorrect mistake

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1372647 Sun Aug 09 2020 03:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all;

So many posts, I know! I finished the latch instal so here are the last of the pictures for the series. I think it turned out good, about the only thing I would change would be the depth of the front mounts as I went a little deep. You can see the rear mount only has about a1/2 of rod used, but the front is nearly maxed out at over an 1.
They still work fine, and I am really happy with how they turned out. With the black anodized finish, once the truck is painted they will disappear. They are super strong and secure as well.

Stay safe,
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Sun Aug 09 2020 03:25 PM. Reason: Adding pics

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1375392 Mon Aug 31 2020 03:35 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello again and thanks for checking and following along;

I hope everyone is sane and healthy...

I have been working on the seat frame and mounting the seats and seat belts, but that will come in my next post. This post is about the new wheel openings for the front fenders. The new openings have been fabbed and I have attached pictures of the fender opening as it is and another with the new opening clamped in place. The old lips are cracked and have been previously repaired in a number of spots. As well, the cab and front clip were originally off a 1.5 ton truck. The wheel openings are really large to accommodate the large truck tires and since they are in pretty rough shape I thought it would be the opportune time to tweak them a little to fit the new tires. Nothing too crazy, IMO, but the opening at the front has been brought back to the tire about 2" and down about an inch as well.
The picture with the new opening in place with change a little since the old opening is still in place. The opening will move a 1/2" or so once the old opening is cut away.

I have a video of us rolling the new lip over on the Pullmax machine, but need to work out a way to attach it.

More to come soon...
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Mon Aug 31 2020 03:53 AM. Reason: Added text

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1375469 Tue Sep 01 2020 04:49 AM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 1,737
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Fox Offline
A teacher, but always an apprentice.
Tools....中中中中中中

Do you have a door access code so I can use all those sweet tools at night?


In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pictures here [photos.app.goo.gl]

1951 GMC 9430 1 ton dually-Shiny!

1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpas- My first truck.in progress to shiny
1972 Chevrolet C20- rusted
1970 Chevrolet K20 Suburbanrusted.
1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny.

Parts trucks-
1951 GMC 9300
1951-GMC 9430
1951- Chevrolet 1300
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1375570 Wed Sep 02 2020 05:29 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hey Fox;

Sorry, but a no on the door access code. I dont even have a key!
I am sure I could get you a cut rate though!

Steve


1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1940 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1376213 Mon Sep 07 2020 01:45 AM
Joined: Mar 2018
Posts: 94
Righty Tighty, Lefty Loosey
Hello all;

Thanks for checking in and following along.

Another busy week, Dean spent a good deal of time on the truck as you can see the fender openings are welded out though the DS still needs to be finished ground/sanded. I think they are looking great and am very excited to see them getting done. New splash guards have been made as well, I will post more pictures of that work as they are finished.

I was completing the seat belt install. That went well and I will post more on it. I need to re-install the seats and get the belts in place so I can get some good pics of it. I was also re-engineering the mount for the fuel neck cut-off switch. I have a weld that I need to do to complete the mount install and I needed the seat out of my way and also did not want to risk some weld splatter ruining a seat belt. I will get that done and grab some pictures to update.
I have purchased all the parts for my exhaust system and that will be getting built, possibly tomorrow but if not next week sometime. I am using 2-1/2 SS tubing. I have shorty headers which will run to a Y for the cut-outs and then into Flowmaster 50 series delta flow mufflers. I chose them as they are supposed to have a deep rumble, on the quieter end of the scale while not impeding flow. When I want to be stupid loud I can open the electric cutouts with a switch for instant jerk mode!
I have also been working on the sun visor. I think I may have posted some pics a long while back but I still needed to narrow the visor. I got that done, but the visor still needs to be finish mounted and a bracket to support the center of the visor. The visor came with a center bracket which attaches to the front window frame. The bracket is fixed and meant for a window that is also fixed. Since I intend on keeping the window opening I will need to fab up something and fix it to the roof.

That is all for now, more to come soon.
Take care,
Steve

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Last edited by Canadian_guy; Mon Sep 07 2020 02:07 AM.

1946 Chev 1/2 ton - 6V/+ground/Bias-ply original - shake/Rattle and Roll!
1940 Chev 1/2 ton Franken/Restomod
Re: 1939 Restomod build
Canadian_guy #1376214 Mon Sep 07 2020 02:03 AM
Joined: Oct 2019
Posts: 251
T
Shop Shark
Hello,

I just noticed your master cylinder and brake pedal
Relocation. Im interested in what parts you used and how much work it was to install them. I looked at all the pics but didnt see any of how you did that part.

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