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Username Post: 56 Sedan Delivery update        (Topic#334565)
motthollow 
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motthollow
Loc: North Jersey
Reg: 01-27-10
04-05-16 05:50 PM - Post#2619800    

Its been a while since I completed anything major on my '56 S.D. re-do. Recent activity has been rip up the floors, repair some floor supports, replace the aluminum roof flashing some A-hole used for inner rockers, and get ready to lift the body (actually by lowering the chassis) to replace the entire #4 floor support and body mounts. I hope to have the car back on the street "in rough form" in a year. See progress (or lack of) in website below.

"None of my cars will ever be finished... just that some are further along than others."
'56 Sedan Delivery, '55 half-ton p/u, '42 GMC p/u,'38 Chevy, more waiting! www.picturetrail.com/motthollow


 


cnbell 
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cnbell
Loc: So Cal
Reg: 04-14-04
04-06-16 09:26 AM - Post#2619903    
    In response to motthollow

Amazing what previous owners have done to patch up an old car. I saw a 57 Nomad that was missing half of the sheet metal after media blasting, I thought the owner was going to cry.

Looking forward to watching your progress....

Craig

http://www.picturetrail.com/cnbell


 
motthollow 
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motthollow
Loc: North Jersey
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04-06-16 04:57 PM - Post#2619961    
    In response to cnbell

It's also amazing that some of the really nice tri-fives I crawl under at shows have the same rotted #4 floor support... or some "half-fast" patching job.

"None of my cars will ever be finished... just that some are further along than others."
'56 Sedan Delivery, '55 half-ton p/u, '42 GMC p/u,'38 Chevy, more waiting! www.picturetrail.com/motthollow


 
Bruces 57 
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Reg: 01-03-07
04-07-16 02:19 PM - Post#2620154    
    In response to motthollow

HELLO;
First Tri-5 I went to look at had no frame mounts to bolt the body to!!!
I passed!!

Bruce



 
swbatt 
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Reg: 03-25-01
04-08-16 02:18 AM - Post#2620251    
    In response to Bruces 57

Hey, rust is lighter than carbon fiber.

I need to replace some floor myself, thanks for the photos showing us what you are doing.
Junior


"Which do I prefer? Chess or sex? It depends on the position." - Spassky


 
57tim 
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57tim
Loc: Cameron, Wi, USA
Reg: 11-09-01
04-12-16 04:59 PM - Post#2621226    
    In response to swbatt

My Dad,rip, was a body man for a Chevy dealer after the war and cars rusted out quickly. They stuffed newspapers and window screen and then bondoed over the mess and painted it.

Guys, I know it pi^&*( you off to see crappy work on our cars but back then they were just cars for transportation and you did whatever you could to keep your feet dry. I used a 2x4 for a running board "inner rocker" in a 60's something POS pickup wood hauler.

I am sure if that truck was discovered as a barn find today the new owner would be offended by my crappy body work as well. I sold the truck for $60 back in the 80's with a very loud rod knock. I have no idea what else was rusted out and repaired or not because I didn't care what I had as long as it ran.

57 Bel Air 2dr Ht
327 700r4
http://www.picturetrail.com/tmneid


 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
Reg: 11-27-04
04-12-16 06:30 PM - Post#2621251    
    In response to 57tim

My '57 Handyman has some aluminum siding in the floor right now. I haven't driven it in a while but it will be treated to a frame off restomod one of these days and it will get a new one piece front floor and new cargo floor done the right way when I do it.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
56sedandelivery 
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56sedandelivery
Age: 69
Loc: Everett, Wa.
Reg: 02-26-08
04-12-16 06:37 PM - Post#2621253    
    In response to 57tim

Some years back, we bought a very nice 63 F*rd Falcon Ranchero; white with red interior, 260 V-8, 2 speed auto, dual exhaust, Appliance "immitation Cragars", and BF Goodrich Trans Am Radials. But, my wife did't like it, it road too hard because it was lifted up, and she preferred her 65 Rustang. Checking under the Ranchero one day, I found the entire rear shock mount area was made up of some welded in angle iron, hardware cloth, and lots of spray on undercoat to hide it all; it had been done very well too! We all know Falcons came from the factory pre-rusted. Had to swap the radiator out of the Ranchero into the Rustang one weekend, and then decided to swap the entire front/rear suspensions, brakes, dual exhaust, and pulled the engine/trans out for a future project (my 82 Chevette Scooter was supposed to get it one day). Parted out what was left, and then let the hulk hauler take away what was left. There was a LOT of disguised rust that had been cleverly "repaired". Virtually all the body panel parts to repair these collector cars is available now, years ago it was't. Fix that Sedan Delivery the right way! I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
motthollow 
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Loc: North Jersey
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02-01-21 08:01 PM - Post#2813444    
    In response to motthollow

It's been quite a while since I posted any progress on my '56 S.D. That's because I haven't done much. My wife and I decided to list the pros and cons of spending the rest of our lives in (very expensive) northern N.J. and the cons outweighed the pros. So we started working on "house projects" so we could put it on the market. A friend had recently relocated to South Carolina and loves it. We researched and visited other states and eventually decided to take our friend's advice. Moving furniture, belongings, machine shop contents, numerous cars and trucks (including disassembled projects and parts for same), and other stuff from a 5400 sq. ft. house with three large garages plus a barn 700 miles away using a 24 ft. enclosed car trailer was a task that is still not completed. Finally, my last trip soon will be to bring the '38 Chevy to it's new home on it's own lift. The '56 S.D. is currently on a lift in one of the 5 garage bays while other vehicles plus machines etc. are in other bays or in a rented industrial unit located about 5 minutes away. Between trips back and forth to N.J. I was able to finish the floors and soon hope to start brake lines and wiring. Life is good, but soon will be better!
Cheers.

"None of my cars will ever be finished... just that some are further along than others."
'56 Sedan Delivery, '55 half-ton p/u, '42 GMC p/u,'38 Chevy, more waiting! www.picturetrail.com/motthollow


 
wagonman100 
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Loc: Baltimore, MD
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02-02-21 02:27 PM - Post#2813487    
    In response to motthollow

Congratulations on the new digs. That’s quite a bit to move. We are looking to move too, but locally. It’s hard to find a house with property that has a big enough suitable area to build another shop/garage. Thanks for the update and best of luck.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
motthollow 
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motthollow
Loc: North Jersey
Reg: 01-27-10
02-04-21 07:25 PM - Post#2813635    
    In response to wagonman100

Baltimore, eh? Many trips through the I-95 tunnel or over the I-695 "sky bridge" (when I moved the welding tanks). PS: lots of room down here in Conway SC for big garages.

"None of my cars will ever be finished... just that some are further along than others."
'56 Sedan Delivery, '55 half-ton p/u, '42 GMC p/u,'38 Chevy, more waiting! www.picturetrail.com/motthollow


Edited by motthollow on 02-04-21 07:27 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonman100 
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02-05-21 06:12 PM - Post#2813690    
    In response to motthollow

Not looking to move that far, thanks. I live in the city right now. Just inside the city line in Northeast Baltimore. We are looking for a more country setting, but not too far from conveniences. Unfortunately property values and taxes are high in the areas we are most interested in. My house would be worth twice as much as it is in the areas we would like to move.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 


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