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Old 09-17-2009, 07:42 AM   #1
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Default Project Cars: The Roller Stage.



There is something magic that happens when a project car reaches the 'roller stage'. When you can actually push the car in and out of the garage. You may not have working brakes, full steering or even a seat- Heck you probably don't have a complete e...

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Old 09-17-2009, 08:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

yeah, that little car is gonna rule.
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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Old 09-17-2009, 08:49 AM   #4
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Yup. I hit that stage just a couple of weeks ago. Now I can't sleep, I don't eat. Work is something I do just for the money... I'm living for that car.

And mine is nowhere near as cool as that coupe!

I feel for ya.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:02 AM   #5
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

What sucks is when you get STUCK in that stage for too long! HAHA!!! Then you REALLY can't sleep!

Yep! That car is going to rule!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:19 AM   #6
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

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What sucks is when you get STUCK in that stage for too long! HAHA!!! Then you REALLY can't sleep!

Yep! That car is going to rule!

I am forever stuck in the planning stage because I don't have the talent to get further. Try living with that you Son of a Bitch!!!

Correction: The already does rule Mr. Scooter.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:23 AM   #7
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Very nice!

My shoebox just got to the roller stage a month or so ago--and I know just what you guys mean about getting stuck as a roller: I have to pay some bills before I can actually get it driving.

Not to hijack the thread, but here's a photo of how it looks now. Wish me luck!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #8
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

I know the feeling, its nice to see it put into words. great work ryan
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:27 AM   #9
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I am forever stuck in the planning stage because I don't have the talent to get further. Try living with that you Son of a Bitch!!!

Correction: The already does rule Mr. Scooter.
Jeesh! Not enough coffee this morning JJ?
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:42 AM   #10
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lookin good Kevin

I can almost hear the blown flathead
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #11
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

That car looks like the stuff most people can only dream about !! Totally the shizz !!! >>>>.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:44 AM   #12
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Kevin, AWESOME!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:49 AM   #13
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Man, there's nothing cooler than the first time you roll it outside and stand back 20-30 feet and take it all in. I had given up on my car, cut it and the chassis up and shoved it in the corner. Lots of people on the HAMB helped me out and I had it rolling on a new frame within two weeks. The first two pics are from mid March 2007. The driving pic is from mid March 2008. Just over a year from giving up all hope, to having the time of my life. But the first time I rolled it out I knew I made the right decision to keep going.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:51 AM   #14
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

looks great Kevin!
keep up the good work

I know I get stuck at that roller stage, when it looks cool enough to look at... all I wana do is stare at it...
Seems everything just turns into "work" for me once its looking good and figured out in my head....
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:03 AM   #15
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Kevin killer car an yes its nice to finally see a roller for inspiration.As always well put Ryan,it helps all of us to keep the faith.O by the way on your advise Kevin i bought the steering wheel fro DE SOTO nice work.THANKS!!
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:13 AM   #16
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

First thing: You all need to take note that my friend JAY WARD (Jivebomber) wrote this entry. haha.

Second: I know everything has looked largely the same for a while, but I am finally reaching the end of the metalwork on the body. Driver's side quarter is patched and passenger door welded.

Mig welding and grinding = succubus. I'm finishing what I have with available tools now but planning to get fully set up to gas weld from here on out.

Floors and lead next.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:35 AM   #17
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Yep, the "Roller" stage is second only to the "Start-up" phase !! But then its all downhill into the "Finish Bodywork" phase -----sand, sand, sand......more sanding . The reason a lot of my projects stop in the "Primer" stage.....
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:18 AM   #18
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

Inspiring kevin. I love how the windshield corners flow.
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:29 AM   #19
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Default Re: Project Cars: The Roller Stage.

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First thing: You all need to take note that my friend JAY WARD (Jivebomber) wrote this entry. haha.
You owe me a ride it that thing when I come back to KC, Sukka!
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:34 AM   #20
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thanks for posting Jay,
I knew it was you,
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