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    GrantMaclean
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    Thought I would start a new thread and just put it all in here. I’m pretty much all over the place at home so I thought it might be easier to keep track of it all in one thread.

    Anyway, since my last post on here I sold my Chevy – that was a sad day, bought a 41 Ford, swapped my model A coupe for a 36 5 window and did absolutely nothing on my merc.

    Saying goodbye to the Chevy.

     

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    Mild Mitch
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    I’m sure that was tough. Your Chevy is really bitchin

    Sounds like you have plenty righteous projects to keep you busy though!

     

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    I’m with Mitch – that Chevy is tops!  Had to be sad to see it go..

    Now, pics of the ’41, the ’36 and the Merc would help us understand!  😉

     

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    Jus' creepin' along..

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    GrantMaclean
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    Picking up the 41.GetFileAttachment-53

     

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    As the merc currently sits. I’ll be back onto the merc shortly to fix up the roofline and fit an olds grill.

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    And the 36. Big project but reallly excited for this one. Will be a 40s styled custom. Will be chopped but unsure if i will 3 window it or not. There is no question that 3 windows look better, and i’m yet to see a 5 window chop that I love. But I think that’s the reason I want to keep it a 5 window.

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    #54382

    GrantMaclean
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    The 41 was a good car. The body and paint work sucks but it’s solid. Too solid to cut up. But I wanted a 41 convertible and this is the only way I could afford one. Without taking on a huge project anyway, i wanted a running driving car to start with.

    I took templates from a good friend’s 46 convertible not knowing that there was a differemce in the quarter panels to the 41. So that’s something that will get atttention in the near future.

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    GrantMaclean
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    GrantMaclean
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    #54385

    GrantMaclean
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    I’m not quite happy with the shape of these. I took the measurements from original 41 long skirts but they’re not right. I’ll make another set when I get a template from a real set.

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    Picked up some goodies for it. Flippers are from Paul ( hombresruin) and 112s are from Kevan Sledge.

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    I put the dummy spots on for now until I work out where exactly to mount the appletons.

    The gray primer is just rattle can stuff for now until it’s engineered.  Then it will get epoxy and filler, it needs a little more hammer and dolly work and some welding needs to be finished off before then though.

     

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    This is where I’m at with it now. The car will be built in a similar way to Wally Welch’s convertible. Diferent versions as i progress with it. Eventually having molded fenders, frenched headlights, shaved parlights etc. And the bumpers will probably be put on the 36 with the Merc ones going on this car. I guess the next thing will have to be a carson top.

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    Doug Charter
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    Hi  Grant…..Its a big journey…but you are nearly there….a lot of people dont realize the amount of thinking that goes on before the actual fabrication starts……great job…I wish I was a lot younger as my enthusiasm is starting to wain….my build will be my last..

    The 41 looks amazing  …all the cars look fabulous……..

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    Tony
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    Holy shit, I did NOT see that coming from the pic posted a few days ago!

    Fantastic work, as work, and also because it certainly does not look like a sedan with the roof cut off. Hats off to you and I look forward to more updates. You are blessed with the rare combination of ‘the eye’ and skill.

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    Attila the hun
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    Woooow. You’ re a wizard!

    RUSTY RODDERS C.C.

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    Bert Gustafsson
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    Wow, nice work!

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    Tinwolf
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    Blown away , standing ovation , best use of a -41-48 Ford Tudor Ive seen ever …… 🙂 !

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    Quentin Hall
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    All your projects are so right on the money. I’m so glad that you put these pics up. Already you’ll be inspiring others in their quests. I cannot wait for the day that we get together with our cars. 

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    Torchie
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    Holy shit, I did NOT see that coming from the pic posted a few days ago! Fantastic work, as work, and also because it certainly does not look like a sedan with the roof cut off. Hats off to you and I look forward to more updates. You are blessed with the rare combination of ‘the eye’ and skill. [/quote

    You got that right Tony…..:)

    Amazing stuff. That wind shield frame/header is a work of art unto it’s self.

    Torchie

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