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    Thanks Robert. Looks like I need to start...

    Thanks Robert. Looks like I need to start modifying some vise grips!! :cool:
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    Nice job! Your tools you made from chisels looks...

    Nice job! Your tools you made from chisels looks like what I need for the lips on my 39 Ford rear fender.
    Thanks for posting.
    Brian
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    Progress Update

    So while trying to get the fender bolts loose without twisting them off I worked on stripping the the trunk lid while soaking the bolts with WD 40.
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    If the oil canning was caused by the carb fire...

    If the oil canning was caused by the carb fire that spot on the hood may have shrinkage already. Maybe just needs some hammer and dolly work.
    Robert would be the one who should know what to do with...
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    Progress Update

    Running low on welding gas so I decided to hold off on welding the inner structure back in place on the quarter panel and move on to more paint stripping.
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    Nice work as usual Robert. Keep the posts coming,...

    Nice work as usual Robert. Keep the posts coming, Helps me out when I see how you do things. Appreciate it!!
    Brian :cool:
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    Thanks Gary, I'm pretty happy about how it is...

    Thanks Gary,
    I'm pretty happy about how it is going so far. At least I know it will be better than it was when I started.
    Brian :cool:
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    Progress Update

    I continued to work on stripping the paint off the drivers side quarter panel. I had used a stripping disk on the roof which worked good for getting the paint off but turned the shop into a black...
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    It sure is. I have just been using a propane...

    It sure is. I have just been using a propane torch to soften it up enough to remove it with a wire brush. No lead dust that way.
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    Thanks Gary, Yep, It would be a pretty rare 80...

    Thanks Gary,
    Yep, It would be a pretty rare 80 plus year old car if it didn't need any body work!!
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    Progress Update

    With the roof looking pretty good time to keep going on the rest of the many areas that need work. In the process of sanding down the area below the rear window I found some damage that had been...
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    Thanks, A lot of finesse is a good way to put it....

    Thanks, A lot of finesse is a good way to put it. The time consuming part is getting all the little bumps smoothed out. The less body filler it needs though the better.
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    Thanks, Your right, I don't have any thing but...

    Thanks, Your right, I don't have any thing but your basic body tools but I'm sure I will be buying some more as this progresses. A lot of my tools have been purchased when the need for them arises.
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    Thanks Carl, Most of my work gets done after...

    Thanks Carl, Most of my work gets done after lunch. Don't do much of anything before lunch!!! :D
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    Thanks, the plan is to try to sell this one once...

    Thanks, the plan is to try to sell this one once i get it in better shape but we will see.
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    It looks great to me Brian.. certainly compared...

    It looks great to me Brian.. certainly compared to what it did! http://www.trifivechevys.com/images/smilies/smile-new.png

    I've loved 39 Fords all my life I think; coupes early, then came around to...
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    39 Ford Project

    I have been working on our 39 Ford 2 door sedan that we originally purchased around 1994 to 1995. Bought it with the intention of building a street rod and did buy some parts and got started on the...
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    Most hardware stores or home improvement stores...

    Most hardware stores or home improvement stores should sell the riv-nuts also. (also called nut-serts) they need a special tool that works like a pop rivet gun that work on up to 1/4" size inserts....
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    Wonder why they made them that way. To me they...

    Wonder why they made them that way. To me they would look better with the O & D open in the middle like the rest of the letters.
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    That looks like a good excuse to upgrade to a new...

    That looks like a good excuse to upgrade to a new steering box!!
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    They can probably get away with it because is...

    They can probably get away with it because is says they are stamping "your" number. I doubt they are verifying that the buyer of the plate actually owns the car for the numbers provided though.
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    He fabs some pretty cool stuff and his welds are...

    He fabs some pretty cool stuff and his welds are pretty nice. Wish I had half his skills!!
  23. Probably not room under the dash for these but...

    Probably not room under the dash for these but another option to keep the master cylinders out of the engine compartment.
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  24. Another option would be floor mount pedals,...

    Another option would be floor mount pedals, Wilwood and others make these. Speedway would be a good place to look as they sell a bunch a race car stuff as well as street rod and muscle car parts. You...
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    Another option would be aluminum. You would want...

    Another option would be aluminum. You would want that to be a bit thicker than the stainless, .080 to .125. It would be easier to cut and polish and can then be clear coated to keep it looking nice.
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