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Username Post: Tommy49's 1949 Deluxe Sport Coupe        (Topic#349880)
Tony 
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02-28-18 07:26 AM - Post#2725947    



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02-28-18 09:44 AM - Post#2725975    
    In response to Tony

Yummy!

Ray

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tommy49 
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03-01-18 06:52 AM - Post#2726086    
    In response to raycow

Thanks, Ray, but I am embarrassed to say
that this is a rare picture with 4 wheels on the ground. I was hoping that I would have the body work done by now, but I don't. Trying to work with the old panels (say cheap) was an effort in futility, so I bought new quarters and a outer rocker and started over. Some of the work I had already down had/has to be redone. Lesson learned here and good thing I don't have a deadline.




Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

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03-01-18 07:10 AM - Post#2726088    
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The wheel opening work shown has to be reworked because I did it to the old panels and the new panels aren't the same.
















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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 03-01-18 07:32 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
tommy49 
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03-01-18 07:51 AM - Post#2726092    
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The body mount was trashed. The PO's "repair" was bondo and window screen. Not much to work with. I made a fixture using some dimensions from the other side so I could make (say be cheap again) something usable. Here's the mount build in progress. The completed mount is temporarily in the car to set the inner and outer rockers up. I'll take that out, make any length changes if needed, then paint and weld in.











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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03-01-18 11:34 AM - Post#2726123    
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Between honey-do's and the 49, I still find ways to get distracted.

I built a storage rack for my steel & aluminum supply. It started life as an airport baggage cart.





Then I finally did a speed reduction (pulleys & jack shaft) on my 1934 band saw so it would cut steel.











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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03-01-18 11:40 AM - Post#2726126    
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A few more of the shop stuff:

Some real jack stands. I got tired of wrestling the big wood blocks.





And 2 tool additions, a bead roller and rotary shear.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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03-05-18 05:16 PM - Post#2726550    
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Finally got the sheet metal fit and screwed in place.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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03-06-18 05:38 AM - Post#2726619    
    In response to tommy49

Nice looking work




 
tommy49 
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03-06-18 07:34 AM - Post#2726626    
    In response to drock55

Thank you!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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03-10-18 03:23 AM - Post#2727091    
    In response to tommy49

thanks for buying from ems auto

the ems guy



 
tommy49 
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03-12-18 10:10 AM - Post#2727326    
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Since I have the quarter panel off today, I decided I would work at fitting the skirt. I made an oak form so I could shape the wheel opening profile to match the stock left side.



After a couple of adjustments to the form, the overall skirt fit was good, but the lower rear quarter/skirt fit was waaay off. I'll put the skirts back on the shelf until next winter.









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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




Edited by tommy49 on 03-12-18 03:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
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03-15-18 04:17 PM - Post#2727733    
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Hi Tommy, that's coming along nicely. I heard a rumor that the 49-50 skirt is slightly different from the 51-52 one in shape. Apparently there is only one shape in the aftermarket. Sorry I don't have an early one to compare.

Cheers Kiwi

48 3100 RHD, 51 Deluxe 4DR RHD, 51 Bel Air parts car, 52 Bel Air P-Glide LHD. Others 23T, 32 Tudor, 58 Edsel pacer 4DR HDT, 79 F250 351C RHD. 69,70,82 Capri. No mobile, no TV, and no Jap cars.

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03-15-18 04:58 PM - Post#2727749    
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The skirts I have came with the car and had nice fit. They still have what looks like the factory undercoating/sound deadener. I found the new quarters aren't quite exact to factory, so I'll massage the skirts to fit.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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03-24-18 11:57 AM - Post#2728786    
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I've been working on the inner wheelwell reenforcement & closeout pieces to stiffen up the quarter panels and seal up the wheelwells. I also wanted the rigidity for the skirts. Today, I burned up the afternoon making one of the pieces.









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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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03-27-18 05:45 PM - Post#2729149    
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Finally finished the wheelwell reenforcement! Now onward to the outer rocker panel details and put the weld holes in the inner rocker.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
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03-31-18 05:05 PM - Post#2729530    
    In response to tommy49

Great work Tommy !

Our best to you and Kat.

Bob G.

1951 Styleline Deluxe 2 dr sedan. 1955 235” / 3 speed.










 
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04-03-18 08:27 PM - Post#2729858    
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Hi Tommy
Sorry you had to redo all that work but I really like the look of the coupe.

Dean50



 
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04-04-18 10:30 PM - Post#2729982    
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^^^^^ I'll second that ^^^^^. Very nice work, and a very nice Coupe. I should have kept my 51 Bus Coupe; stupid, stupid, stupid! Keep posting. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.




 
tommy49 
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04-06-18 09:53 AM - Post#2730104    
    In response to 56sedandelivery

Thanks, guys! Things are moving along, but at a snails pace. I get hung up on the small stuff, and spend too much time fitting pieces. Kat says I'm too anal on stuff people won't see. The last couple days I've been slicing up the inner rocker because I don't like the gaps between the inner, outer rocker and the floor. On the brighter side, I did finish the body mount and it's ready to weld in, when the inner rocker's done.







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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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04-06-18 09:57 AM - Post#2730106    
    In response to bobg1951chevy

  • bobg1951chevy Said:
Great work Tommy !

Our best to you and Kat.



Bob! How are you & Bab's doing? How does Bab's like driving the 'vair? Did you sell the Chevy yet?


Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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04-10-18 05:00 PM - Post#2730620    
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Today, I drilled the the plug weld holes in the inner rocker and finished the end piece for the floor brace.





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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-01-18 09:04 AM - Post#2735585    
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After a month break to reorganize the shop and other distractions, I finally got back to work on the 49.

The inner wheel opening and splash baffles:











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-01-18 09:09 AM - Post#2735588    
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The inner rockers and braces:









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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-01-18 09:13 AM - Post#2735590    
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The inner rocker started off as a one piece part, but due to problems fitting the lower quarter, I cut it in half, just to make it easier to handle. The inner rocker also had it's share of fit issues.

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-01-18 09:21 AM - Post#2735594    
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The door opening and outer rocker are still in progress, but here's what I have at the moment. This will be done today and tomorrow, I'll start tacking in the both quarter panels.













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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-01-18 09:40 AM - Post#2735597    
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My big problem was just getting the door to fit the body. It's not the original door, don't know what year, but it is for a coupe because it has "27" stamped on it. There are trim holes bondoed over, under the Deluxe trim. I had to elongate the hinge bolt holes on the "A" pillar, open the top of the hinge slots, and grind a relief in the hinge at the curve, so I could get the door/body gaps adjusted. This had to be done before I even thought about tacking the lower quarter and rocker in. It was very frustrating!

Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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06-30-18 06:12 AM - Post#2738577    
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I'm finally making some progress, slow but steady.





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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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07-09-18 05:10 PM - Post#2739491    
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Today was a big day for me! I used an HVLP gun for the first time and shot the quarter and rocker with several coats of high-build primer. We'll see what it looks like tomorrow. All I can say is "I hate body work!". This is my first time doing it on this scale, and I fear doing this again on the left side. I lack the skills to do it efficiently. For the rest of the summer, body works done. I have a temporary floor patch to put in,the passenger bucket seat, the front clip, and we're going to go for a ride!











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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 
tommy49 
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07-18-18 04:24 PM - Post#2740437    
    In response to tommy49

I'm finally done with this project and I'm satisfied how it came out.










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Tommy

49 Deluxe Sport Coupe, 4.8/4L60E, MII IFS, Blazer rear axle, 4 wheel power disc brakes, power steering, air conditioning.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tommyfortynine /album...




 




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