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  • The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

    The starting point. this is a 1941 Pontiac Silver Streak, with a straight 8, and manual transmission. Great floors, somewhat decent body, which will be changed dramatically......Click image for larger version

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    Last edited by RAIV70Judge; December 6th, 2016, 06:29 AM.
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  • #2

    Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

    We got the car into the shop and started the tear down..... I've owned this car for a very long time, and its time to do something with it. But wow.....its really long and wide...
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    • #3

      Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

      After a long discussion with friends, and the vision I have of my own design of a 41 Pontiac Coupe,....I decide to start marking for cutting,....
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      • #4

        Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

        ive got the sides and roof measured and marked out with tape and chalk. I've found the highest point on the roof, measured back and fore of the high line 7", then calculated the arc for the correct roof alignment afetr the 14" is removed form th emiddle of the car in the roof and the sides....measure 100 times and cut once...
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        • #5

          Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

          How about taking off the front clip to kill a bunch of weight, run it open engine?

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          • #6

            Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

            Seems like it will take on dimensions closer to a Willys coupe with that dicing and splicing. Or is it just a 3 window coupe you're after?

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            • #7

              Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

              I made my cuts, after making a template to make all cuts down the sides and the floor the same width. The roof on the other hand, required measuring arcs on each side so the front and rear steel would meet at an exact point and not disrupt the lines of the radius on the roof.
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              • #8

                Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                here is the floor cut away.
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                • #9

                  Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                  After the roof was cut, it was time to slide the two halves together. I left the body on the original frame for the start of the build. it was nice and flat, which made the slide very easy.
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                  • #10

                    Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                    You actually have a frame AND a floor in this one? Isn't that cheating?

                    Can't wait to see how it all comes together. Shortening the frame too, or leaving it the stock wheelbase?

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                    • #11

                      Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                      The other side. at this point I intentionally left extra steel on the roof, just in case there was a error in my trig. After the 2 halves were slid together, I was able to trim the excess off the roof radius and begin the welding.
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                      • #12

                        Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                        I see. Looks good like that

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                        • #13

                          Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                          the body at this point is tacked, and I have moved to filling in whats left of the 1/4 window with 16 ga steel, salvaged from the hood of a 90 F150 hood.You can clearly see the roof line is now trimmed and tacked into place. the roof line almost looks factory.
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                          • #14

                            Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

                            I seem welded most of the body, except where I knew I had to do some body work. The floor is all welded, as is the roof. the sides are about finished, but still need work. I lifted the body the only way I could-using my 3 ton cherry picker with the boom extended. I shortened a 2000 S10 chassis to 104" and set the 41 Pontiac on the S10 chassis.
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                            • #15

                              Re: The 41 Pontiac......"Garbage that barfed".......

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