Feb 23, 2011

Time to Prime!

Well when I trailered the sedan body back from New Metal Kustoms in KY I had it on an open trailer. That was a MISTAKE haha

Stayed the night at my uncles house up in Indianapolis and it snowed so the bare metal got wet since it was sitting on an open trailer.

Had some surface rust you can see here after about 4 weeks this is normal: There’s Wesley he’s pretty much the master builder and I’m his padawan learner haha.

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So we had to get her all sanded down and ready for primer and let me tell you it felt like a never ending job. In hindsight I would definitely try to trailer it in an enclosed environment that way when you get home you can spray it first thing.

Anyways we got some black epoxy primer its really good stuff that my buddy has used on his 34 coupe and I was overall pretty impressed with it. Notice the 44oz of diet coke in the right corner that’s a critical component of the whole priming process ;P

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We used half of a two car garage and hooked up a big exhaust fan blowing out a window and cracked the garage door about 2inches to help keep the overspray / fumes under control. Here are the rest of the pics.

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Wes doing his thing! I painted a few sections of the car. My job was mix the primer and fill up the paint gun while he was spraying.

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Looks a lot different with paint on it!

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Last but not least here’s a pic of me and the primed sedan.

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Feb 22, 2011

20 Inch Dodge Spare Rim

Finally located a pair of 20in Dodge Ram Spare rims. They look super sweet given the whole bomber drilled look were going for with the car. Here they are!

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Here is a pic with one rim sitting next to the car.

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Welding The Seams

Since the entire body is all spot welded we had to go back thru and fill in all the seams. I was pretty amazed at how much stronger the body is now that all the seams have been welded.

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My New Old Front End

Found a front end for the sedan today. It’s a 1940 old truck front end. I think the plan is to cut the radius rods, drill them out, and also drill out 3/4 holes in the front axle. The hubs and splines didn’t look to bad. Here's a pic below.

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Feb 21, 2011

1930 Ford Sedan Project

Well a few months ago I started looking around for my next possible project car. It had been a while since I messed with cars since for the last 3-5 years I've been busy working 30+ hours a week and going to school full time getting my engineering degree.

In the past I'd always messed with import stuff. My first project was back in high school had a 1989 Supra that I got for $600 bucks and ended up swapping a 1jz twin turbo motor into it and ran a 13.9 which isn't terrible for a stock automatic with a 2.5L.

I wanted more power than that this time around and wanted to do something domestic. I've tried to help out a buddy of mine Wesley any chance I had with his car cause I've always liked messing with cars and he's the one that got me into the American stuff.

Anyways .. We started looking around back in December and found this guy in Russel Springs, KY that was selling brand new custom built old style truck and sedan bodies on eBay. Here's his site his name is He
ath http://www.newmetalkustoms.com/. So I skipped all the ebay bull $hit and bought from him directly.

Within 2 weeks my body was done and ready to be picked up. I live in Columbia, Missouri and left on a Saturday morning around 2am and got in Russel Springs around 12pm. It was a hell of a drive to take by yourself but was well worth it.

Here are some pictures from when I got to the New Metal Kustoms Shop:

We put a mock up engine in it and tires against it to get an idea of what it "could" look like here are the pics.