Building Miss Piggy

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Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 1:00 pm

This is the build of my first Teardrop "Miss Piggy"
It all started last summer with the acquisition of a 1959 Simca Vedette.
As I am a car guy and I plan to tow "Miss Piggy" with one of our Street Rods or Vintage Cars, I wanted it to be different from most Teardrops.
It has been a year long build that became way more involved than first planned.
I have included pictures of this build to date.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby High Desert » Sun Jun 17, 2012 5:10 pm

Holy katz, what a project! I look forward to seeing the completed pics, that is some serious sheet metal work you're doing there :shock:
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:57 pm

Well I Think I finally have this picture thing figured out, so here goes.
This is a picture of the 1959 Simca Vedette after I trimmed off most of what I didn't think I would need.
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Looks like it worked?
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:02 pm

Now for the 2nd donor car for my teardrop project.
1951 Studebaker 4Dr.85626856278562885629
Ready for cutting.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:05 pm

Let the cutting begin.
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Cutting is always the easiest part, and the most fun!
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:11 pm

Now lets add a little General motors to the mix.
The back half of a 1946 Chev PU cab.
It is mock up time so that the wife and friends can get a little bit of an idea as to what is going on in my head.85631856428564185640
Please "No comments" just yet about what"is" going on in my head???
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:15 pm

Well it is time to clean som of these old car parts and get them into the shop where I can really start on my new "unconventional teardrop"
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No turning back now!
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:20 pm

Time to trial fit the 1951 Studebaker roof.85645856448565085651
I think it was a good choice!
Almost a perfect fit.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:24 pm

Now lets see how that Chev cab will fit? 86606866088660986610
Originally I invisioned using it the other way around, but it fit so much better upside down I just had to go that way.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby bigblockbarry » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:27 pm

This looks like a whole lotta work,but a lotta fun too. That's what I like about these little trailers,there are no rules! Can't wait to see your vision finished.

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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:28 pm

A little window ajustment required and more mock up!8661286611
Got to try on the 51 Studebaker nose.
It was at this moment when I stood back to take the pictures that she got her name. Miss Piggy
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:33 pm

It was time to cut out some of the rusty floor and build the frame (Chassis)86616866158661486613
Took just over an hour for two of us to build the frame. When it was ready we just had to slide it in place and start welding the body to it.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:36 pm

Thanks Barry
Just keep watching!
My typing is a little behind my building.
Better Welder than Typist???????86617936589365993660
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:41 pm

Time to bring Sandi out for a look.
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You have got to love her!
As she was excited, so I had to mock up the kitchen while she was out in the shop.9365793656
Thought things were really moving along at this point.
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Re: Building Miss Piggy

Postby Vedette » Sun Jun 17, 2012 7:47 pm

Now to figure out how to fill in some of those nasty gaps??93659936609366293663
A second roof from a 1950 Studebaker was needed and the front doors from the Simca Vedette.
Good hing I don't throw much away?
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