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Username Post: My '39 Master Deluxe Coupe        (Topic#357502)
1971BB427 
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04-16-21 03:00 PM - Post#2818181    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

  • Bad56Sedan Said:


with those tires & wheels
geez, what a fine looking piece of machinery!





Thanks!

Got the lights reassembled, and connected. Then did more cleaning. I can't figure out how all the very light mist got into the interior glass! I had to use some thinner to remove the film off all the inside glass, and a little outside. Then window cleaner inside and out also. Upholstery and carpet looked fine, just the glass. Weird.
Went out and bought a new random orbital polisher, compound, and some wet/dry 1500 grit paper. I wont go over the whole car wet sanding, but need to hit some trouble spots. Then I'll buff the whole car out with compound, and later polish and wax it too once it's got a month or so to cure.
The new polisher is a Torqx brand, six speeds from a few hundred rpm's to 6400 rpm's. Seems like a well made tool.
























1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 


Bad56Sedan 
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04-17-21 07:53 PM - Post#2818256    
    In response to 1971BB427

now the body line below the side windows needs a red accent pinstripe
it really looks good,
thanks for sharing your story and all the pictures!

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 41 Years

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1971BB427 
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04-18-21 05:59 AM - Post#2818271    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

  • Bad56Sedan Said:
now the body line below the side windows needs a red accent pinstripe
it really looks good,
thanks for sharing your story and all the pictures!



Yes, I'm planning on that pinstripe. But thinking the inside of that bodyline is wide enough for two thin pinstripes, and hoping to have one red, and one black in there if the pinstriper feels it can be done easily. Probably some other work in a few areas too just to break up all the white, and lack of chrome trim.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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05-27-21 06:15 PM - Post#2820663    
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For the last month I've been contacting local guys who do pinstriping and lettering, and it's been frustrating, and disappointing to say the least! I've left messages and never gotten a call back. Or actually talk to guys, and have them tell me they'd get back to me, but never heard from them. Or even have some ask me to send them pictures, and measurements of the door length and width, and then never respond to multiple emails.
It seems everyone has enough work, or doesn't want to work at all. So I finally contacted a local sign shop I used over a decade ago to do the vinyl lettering and images I used on my Austin. The guy was very happy to meet with me, and asked me to come right down. He took pictures of the '39, and took notes on what I wanted. Then the next day I got this email with a mockup picture for my approval.



He's going to make the various signage as two piece stencils. So the stencils will peel off the paper, and stick to the car like a decal. Then the letters will be painted in. Once dry the stencil gets removed, and a 2nd stencil applied to do the outer border color.
I've used this setup on another race car and it was very easy to do, and being painted it looks professionally done.
Since I approved the design he told me he might have them ready tomorrow, or Tuesday if they can't get them cut out tomorrow. Way better customer service than anyone else I've dealt with on this project. Kudos to Signs Now, and especially Chris at the Portland, Or. shop!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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05-31-21 02:26 PM - Post#2820916    
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Hotter than heck out there today! Got out before 9:00, but it took 5 hours to do the lettering, and when I finally finished it was already mid 80's. The large door stencils were a PITA to do thee 2nd part that is the thin black line. I finally cut all the excess vinyl stencil back to within 1/4" just so I could see where I was situating them. Also cut the "Miller's" separate from the lower part so I could place them 1/2 at a time. Messed up one "S" on Miller's and had to freehand it with just the outer border as the inner border wrinkled up and stuck to itself! Arrggg! I'm shaky as heck, but by going slowly it worked out.

Here's the procedure. Put tape down to set them the same for both sides, and then align the top and one side to the marked out tape. Then just paint in the stencil.









Once the first red base is done and dry, I situated the black stencil over it, which covers the red base, and lets me do the think black border. Some parts didn't get a border, as they're too small to mess with. Like Deb's name on passenger side, and my dad's name on the driver's side. Just a nod to him, as he was my hero, and his first new car was a '39 Chev too.













Of course added a few more stickers to the side of the cowl, and that's it. Wont be putting any on the body.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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05-31-21 04:22 PM - Post#2820923    
    In response to 1971BB427

Another great job.

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1948 Chevy Fleetmaster Coupe Purchased 6/2010. Stock with rebuilt 52 216 installed May 1966.
1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
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Bad56Sedan 
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05-31-21 07:20 PM - Post#2820930    
    In response to 1971BB427

That is just completely over the top!
WOW!
I was not thinking anything like that,
I was thinking just a few pin stripe lines,
but that is really nice, really neat!
WOW, that really sets that car off, would be fun cruising into the car hang outs in that piece of machinery.
Now, do you have exhaust cut outs..............

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 41 Years

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1971BB427 
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06-01-21 06:07 AM - Post#2820947    
    In response to Bad56Sedan

Thank you! Glad you like it.
Yes, I have electric exhaust cutouts, so I can touch the switch and they're open or closed in a few seconds.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
19Chevy50 
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06-01-21 07:34 AM - Post#2820951    
    In response to 1971BB427

The car looks awesome!!!!
You really do excellent work. I would like to have the skills and patience to do the paint and body as you have. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor......



 
1971BB427 
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06-01-21 07:42 AM - Post#2820952    
    In response to 19Chevy50

  • 19Chevy50 Said:
The car looks awesome!!!!
You really do excellent work. I would like to have the skills and patience to do the paint and body as you have. Now you can enjoy the fruits of your labor......



Thanks!
Appreciate that. I've enjoyed this project more than any previous builds, just because it challenged me farther than any previous builds with all the rust repairs and bodywork it needed. And the further I got into it, the more I kept telling myself I needed to try and do more of the build myself. So this one represents a build where I didn't have anyone else's hands on it. Good or bad, it's all my own labors.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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06-02-21 02:40 PM - Post#2821039    
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Drove to our local vintage Flying A station today to get some pictures. Owner happened to stop in while I was there, and asked me to please send him copies for the scrapbook he keeps. This place is used by all the local hotrodders to take car pictures.












1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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06-02-21 02:40 PM - Post#2821040    
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Drove to our local vintage Flying A station today to get some pictures. Owner happened to stop in while I was there, and asked me to please send him copies for the scrapbook he keeps. This place is used by all the local hotrodders to take car pictures.












1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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06-10-21 07:07 AM - Post#2821434    
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My first mishap, but fortunately no damage to the car, and pretty minor. I was coming home from a cruise in this weekend when I began to hear a thumping noise like joints in a highway, but only from the right rear! I slowed down to 55 mph, and it went away. Since I was just a few miles from my exit I continued driving, and made it home fine.
I jacked the car up to check things out and discovered the problem:



Luckily not a big chunk, and on the inside edge, so didn't even hear it exit the car. I called the maker, Towel City Tires in North Carolina and told them what happened. They asked for pictures, and said once they got them they'd warranty the tires. I sent them pictures, but they said they couldn't find any records of a purchase within the last 12 months, which is their warranty period!
So I called them and explained I had bought the tires almost two years ago, but they hadn't been on the road most of that time, and were simply sitting here being used for mockup, or stored most of that time.
The rep told me he'd consider that, and get back to me. When he did they decided to cover half the cost of a new tire, and include shipping in that. So I am getting a new tire, but it will take a week or two before it even ships. I can drive it around town still, but probably will just leave it parked until they send me the new tire.


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
19Chevy50 
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06-15-21 02:02 PM - Post#2821646    
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Sorry to hear about your mishap. Glad it did not cause any other issues. I was surprised to see that tire chunk out like that. I was in the tire business for 9 years and not too many ended up like that with so few miles. Glad they worked with you on the replacements. Some dont. By the way the pictures at the old station look great. Do you mind if I save some to share with my other car buddies.....



 
1971BB427 
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06-17-21 06:25 AM - Post#2821714    
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  • 19Chevy50 Said:
Sorry to hear about your mishap. Glad it did not cause any other issues. I was surprised to see that tire chunk out like that. I was in the tire business for 9 years and not too many ended up like that with so few miles. Glad they worked with you on the replacements. Some dont. By the way the pictures at the old station look great. Do you mind if I save some to share with my other car buddies.....



Thanks. No, I have no problem with you sharing the pictures.



1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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06-25-21 09:32 AM - Post#2822080    
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Got a UPS tracking shipment notice yesterday! So appears my replacement pair of pie crust slicks will be here by June 30th. In time for the 4th of July car show!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
Keith_Knox 
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06-25-21 10:34 AM - Post#2822082    
    In response to 1971BB427

Sounds like good news.

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1965 Chevy II 2 door post 350 3 speed manual
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Bad56Sedan 
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06-29-21 11:08 AM - Post#2822314    
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Car Show?
post a few pics if ya can,
doubt any car shows happen here,
looks like rain for another week

VC56S 2 door Sedan, 41 Years

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1971BB427 
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06-30-21 06:38 PM - Post#2822412    
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We've had the opposite problem! Too hot for car shows! Last weekend, and on through Tuesday, we had the hottest temperatures in Oregon history! We saw 4 days well over 110 degrees, with Tuesday hitting 116 degrees! And our power went out Tuesday evening from the heat, and didn't come back for 12 hours! Luckily the heat wave broke, and it got down into high 70's that night, so we survived.

My new replacement pie crust slicks came in tonight! They are built on brand new radial casings, not recapped old tires! So having them mounted and balanced first thing tomorrow.
Since it's a 20 mile freeway drive to our daughter's for the 4th of July car show, I would have to have passed if they didn't get here!
Our state just opened fully, with no restrictions, so lots of car shows starting now. I don't do most of them, as hate sitting all day at them. Mostly like the little car crises that are free, and no judging.




1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
1971BB427 
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07-01-21 12:23 PM - Post#2822453    
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New pie crust slicks installed this morning! I was pleased to see they took almost no weights to balance, unlike those that came off the car. When the others were balanced the tire guy mentioned that one took a lot of weight, but i forgot to ask before they stripped the weights if it was the one that went bad?
These look very similar, except the casings are extremely nice, and better than the ones that came off.






1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
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07-01-21 02:18 PM - Post#2822461    
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Looking good!! Glad you got the tires in time to enjoy the car show. I am going to a cool one about 30 miles away on Saturday. Kansas is similar we are open and there are plenty of shows to attend. Free or not.




 
1971BB427 
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07-02-21 08:17 AM - Post#2822492    
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We just fully reopened June 30th, and it's been a long time coming. Closed down in March of 2020, so most car guys have been going stir crazy for well over a year!
Had I not been building this '39 the last two years I too would have gone a little nuts.
Enjoy your car show!


1969 Suburban 2wd 350
1939 Chevy pass. coupe 350/700R4
1937 Austin gasser 327/TH350


 
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10-03-21 10:40 AM - Post#2828432    
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  • 1971BB427 Said:
Picked up this '39 Coupe at our big April swap meet. It was dirt cheap because of all the rust in the floors, rockers, lower doors, and body. But I figured it was time to learn how to do this before I'm too old! I had a '40 Chevy coupe in high school in 1968, and always regretted selling it, which also played big in buying the '39.
There was a great number of extra parts inside the car, so I figured I'd sell the extras to also help offset the purchase, and end up almost at zero cost if it went well! So I did an inventory prior to moving it into my tiny one car shop.

The second picture down is being used in a f/b marketplace ad from Parksville, BC. Now trying to sell 37,38,39 Chevy parts





This was the '40 Coupe I had in high school. My friend has owned it ever since, and totally restored and street rodded it.



I got some friends to assist in steering it, and used my quad to pull it into the shop. Then we pushed it the final bit by hand.
After that I began really looking over the rust repairs and got that sinking feeling! The car was perfect from 3" up, and the frame was also perfect. But a lot of rust everywhere low! I began ordering parts for the floors, inner and outer doors, 1/4 panels, etc. I sold all the spare parts, or traded them for old parts I was missing like a couple garnish moldings, and a glove box door. Also got store credit from a local place for some fiberglass spares, and used that to buy more sheet metal parts.
I began the daunting task of repairing all the rusted metal. A lot of this I've never done, so I got some advice on how to do it from people I know with lots of experience! I began by removing the rusted rockers, and replacing those. The lower body shook whenever I closed the doors from no rockers!







Fortunately the floor braces behind the rockers were great, which made installing new rockers easier! I bent up a few pieces myself to save money, and made up these little U shaped edges to go over the rocker's sharp edge.











 
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10-03-21 02:28 PM - Post#2828441    
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I asked him about it and he took it down
ron



 


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