Henry 3 window resurrection AKA "TROUBLEMAKER"

duaneshotrods

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Henry 3 window resurrection AKA "TROUBLEMAKER"
« on: November 05, 2012, 08:01:14 AM »
One of the all time favorites. With a lot of quarterbacking from my friend Beppie, I'm putting together a late 60's early 70's vibed coupe.

I started with this heap of parts, some gennie some repop.


A roached out coupe body, minus most of it's wood and broken away at the B pillars.

And a gennie frame.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

Tom

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 08:08:51 AM »
Thanks for sharing, Duane.

TS3X65MPH

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 10:38:11 AM »
CAN'T  WAIT  TO SEE  IT  AT  ANDY'S PICNIC  & P-TOWN NEXT YEAR.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 07:58:06 PM »
O.K. lets start with the frame build up.

Started with sandblasting.

Then tacked everything into my homemade frame table.

Added a Chassis Eng. X

Flipped the kits center mount & notched it for a T-10 4 speed.

Modified the rear plate of the kit.

Installed the rear plate and tied it into the ladder bar mounts.

Flattened a P&J front x member.


Installed a 57 Ford 9".

Made some race car inspired mounts.

Fabbed up my own rear crossmember for the Posies transverse leaf.

And there you have it, a basic Deuce Hot Rod Frame.
I'd like to thank Beppie (TS3X65MPH) for all his tips and tricks as well Jack for the crucial measurements, and scrub line specs.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

DavyJ

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2012, 09:44:17 PM »
Looks good,  those welder series mounts came out great, gotta love Paul's stuff. His chassis parts have been around for a long time. Always fair value too.  thanks for taking the time to share the project, looking forward to seeing this catch up to all that fine work on the sedan.
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duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 04:13:16 PM »
Here is the finished frame ready for the body.


Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #6 on: November 10, 2012, 04:15:05 PM »
Now add a roached out coupe.



Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2012, 04:33:47 PM »
Added a wood kit, quarters, rockers & cowl patches.





Hung the doors to make sure the gap was right.

Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2012, 06:19:05 PM »
With the body squared away & solid it was time to blast away.






Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

so_dak_kid

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 12:01:01 AM »
good stuff!! nice job Duane!!

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 09:21:52 AM »
Fixing some rust in the windshield area.



Had to make a sample piece to get the curves right.



Time to weld it in place.



A little grinding and sanding & voula!
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

so_dak_kid

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2012, 01:14:05 AM »
Darn nice work Duane!!

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2013, 08:57:14 AM »
I owe my ol' friend Beppie for this tip. 3 windows have that flowing graceful curve that you want just right.
So with  trusty welding rod in hand & some tape.

Fitting the doors.








Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2013, 08:59:25 AM »
And after many hours of metal finishing.



Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

Bob J

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2013, 11:31:21 AM »
Great work Duane, that really looks good! 
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TS3X65MPH

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Re: 1932 Ford 3 window build.
« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2013, 11:26:07 AM »
LOOKS GREAT DUANE.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.