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Old 09-14-2011, 10:20 PM   #41
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Default Re: Does the HAMB really need another shoebox build thread?

Great work - keep on rollin' !
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:55 PM   #42
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Awesome work!!
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:57 PM   #43
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...If you really haven't done this before, you are my hero....Can't wait to see this done.
GAWD, tell me you at least knew how to MIG weld before you started this! Otherwise I'm terminally embarassed. I'm intimidated by a couple teeny rust out areas (by comparison to what you've already done) in my '55 Chevy truck kick panels .

You've got a pair dude to take on floor replacement, modding a bead roller, having your own dies made then rolling all on your own patch panels. HUGE kudos...and a bow!
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:02 AM   #44
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Great work!
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:29 AM   #45
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I thought I read somewhere earlier in the thread that he said that he didn't own any tools or have any first hand experience when he started. Went back to check and sure enough, that's what he said! I'm not 100% convinced he's not pulling our leg but I for one am truly inspired.

BigA, not only is this one of the most entertaining build threads of all time, the no nonsense way you have pursued your project and the quality of your work is nothing short of amazing. Can't wait for more. Thanks man.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:31 AM   #46
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Great work bro. The best part is that you just an average self taught guy on your first build. Keep at it you are a true inspiration to guy that is also rebuilding a rusty piece of shit. Looks I need to get off my ass and get crackin!!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:34 AM   #47
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I thought I read somewhere earlier in the thread that he said that he didn't own any tools or have any first hand experience when he started. Went back to check and sure enough, that's what he said! I'm not 100% convinced he's not pulling our leg but I for one am truly inspired.
I can assure you he's not pulling your leg. It is inspiring to see him crankin this shit out.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:52 AM   #48
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Raw talent there brother! And he can draw and paint too. Why can't he get a green card?
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:35 AM   #49
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Thanks Antti. Your build has been a good source of info and inspiration for me.

Thanks Andrew!
Good to hear that my build thread has been useful.
I never liked to say that people should do this and that with their builds,but i think those taillights would look like killer as frenched.There was a neat trick how to french them on Buddy Palumbo's shoebox build thread..
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:54 AM   #50
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damn brother youve been busy! very impressive progress on the bleedmobile. So what color ya thinkin?
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:48 AM   #51
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Fantastic....you are an inspiration...keep up the good work
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:25 AM   #52
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I'm kinda blown away by the response guys, thanks.

Necessity is the mother of invention. I can't afford to pay anyone else, bought a car that was farther gone than I expected, so it was either get dirty or throw my money away.

I learned a ton hanging with all the guys from the SFCC. Yep, dumb club name, but the boys have a ton of cool cars and lots of knowledge. They are not afraid to get in and get 'er done. Build 'em, Drive 'em, Break 'em, Fix 'em.

I took an oxy-gas and arc welding course at the local college then bought a super cheap $299 flux core welder. I converted it to gas about a month ago. My Dad had a O/A torch set-up that he bought years ago and rarely touched so I snagged it. I bought a used drill press off Kijiji, and I keep my eyes open for sales. A chop saw, sawzall, 3 grinders with different wheels, a couple of BFHs, lots of jacks and stands, and a shop crane can pretty much get any job done. There are a few things on the list still. I grabbed a used sandblasting cabinet, but I don't own a compressor yet. My rented shop does not have 220, and I'm not buying a compressor until I can get the one I want.

MUCH is demystified as soon as you start cutting things apart.

Shee-it Tyler, if you'd come up here for a week we could have this thing DONE. And that's with me sitting around drinking beer watching you work.

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i think those taillights would look like killer as frenched
For whatever reason, I'm just not a fan of frenched lights, but I may change my mind once I get to the stage where I can focus on more details. The lights up front won't be stock, and the taillights will relate. I may get some smooth Lee lenses. Overall I want all the custom touches to look almost stock to the untrained eye. It's sure going to confuse some of the old restorer guys
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:30 AM   #53
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Wow AWESOME!! I really had no idea it was that bad...... But you are doing an amazing job! That is the first car I ever chopped. I didn't do any of that other stuff.... I bought it as a runner, used it as a daily for a couple years and then chopped it....Some of my first dates with my wife Laura were in that car. It is amazing to see what you are doing with it....

I knew it was going to need some work , but jeez....... I think I need to find something cool to send you.

Thanks Bob, glad you like what I'm up to. I'll drive 'er to Austin one of these days so you can take a closer look.
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:04 AM   #54
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Unreal skill, and a great narrator to boot!!
You got my respect man...
Awesome, and yep those twin tail lights are killer!!!!
Keep us posted...
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:52 AM   #55
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Inspirational, subscribed.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:07 PM   #56
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I can assure you he's not pulling your leg. It is inspiring to see him crankin this shit out.
That's what I was afraid of. Not sure if I feel motivated or depressed.
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:14 PM   #57
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Overall I want all the custom touches to look almost stock to the untrained eye. It's sure going to confuse some of the old restorer guys

Now THATS what I like to hear!! Customize to enhance, not to change
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:47 PM   #58
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Nice Job! Everything is coming together great! Getting lots of inspiration here!
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Old 09-15-2011, 12:57 PM   #59
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Thanks for taking the time to post. There's a lot of good info there. You're giving me lots of ideas for my 50 88.
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Old 09-15-2011, 01:01 PM   #60
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Great build thread thanks for posting!
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