The Andre project (1941 Ford Sedan Delivery) progressed nicely during the year.
The chassis is completed and ready for the body to be re-installed. All parts are powder coated gloss black.
The front end is set up for a SBC (327) and turbo 350 transmission. Note non-power master cylinder.
I just lowered the chassis down today in order to install the body tomorrow. I need the room for future projects in 2013.
I made a patch panel for the floor but need to blast floor prior to welding. I also made all the small patches (4) for the rusty parts.
I Â started stripping the body and painted a section Medium Cabernet Red (maroon) to see how it looked. I like the color.
I fit the steering column to the new 525 box. I like the 39 banjo wheel but will stick with the 40 wheel due to the gap. The dash has been blasted and put in primer. I have the ash trays.
Here is another view of the chassis when i first received it back from the powder coater. I got excited.
The rear fenders were blasted and I did some hammer and dolly work prior to sending them out for a pro job.
I filled 40 small holes in the firewall and it looks good now.
I made this jig to hold the rear body up while I slid the dolly under the body. The seat is out of a 40 sedan.
Thanks to my friend Chip who provided me with the 65 327 Corvette engine for the rebuild. Bob-O is a great wrench.
The Deuce Helper
My number one helper was Bob-O who did a lot of the lifting for me. Thanks Bob. This is one of many in his fleet. It looks good in my driveway.