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Hot Rods 1931 Pontiac build - 22 years and counting

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31 B'ville, May 15, 2021.

  1. 31 B'ville
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    Mounting the headlights was the next chore. We modified the original headlight bar and designed and fabricated stands to hold the Guide lights.
    We appreciate everyone’s interest and comments, thank you.
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  2. Rickybop
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    This is one of those threads that just hooks you. Had to read the whole thing.

    So it CAN be done.
    Cool cool cool! So cool.

    Ironic that in the middle of fixing all the wood framing on the car, you had to fix a bunch of wood framing for the garage.

    Hey... you built a turtle deck for your shifter console!
     
  3. Atwater Mike
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    Amazing journey through wood and steel! Wood work was riveting, an artisan trade in itself!
    The method of using tube-and-metal for fairings, especially on the dash bezel is sure to become a standard...
    really liked the exhaust tips and tubing uses, but the dedication to Pontiac/Olds machinery is refreshing, just look at the beauty of these pieces.
    Kudos, for sure.
     
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  4. Flawless execution! (again)
     
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  5. Ned Ludd
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    Love it: the Pontiac power, sticking with the wood, the fact that it is emphatically a Pontiac and isn't trying to be a Ford. Beautiful.
     
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  6. Very cool. Excellent work!
     
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  7. 32Stoker
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    Love it!!
     
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  8. Love the work on the dash! Excellent work on the entire build! I know what it takes to work on these 30's GM cars with all that wood!
     
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  9. brady1929
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    Great hot rod.
     
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  10. Bird man
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    OMG, how did I miss this tread?
    Are you THE MAN??
     
  11. 31 B'ville
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    A little more progress. ‘58 Bel Air taillights (I like that ‘60’s showrod look they have) and the front spreader bar made from a Model A brake bar. 689D1E51-A064-4D6D-9949-A7422A35E286.jpeg DE2114BC-9F91-43F3-A4A3-55A0B8720BFD.jpeg 989A14A0-A2EE-4360-A820-A0850A07BE4B.jpeg
     
  12. Thor1
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    31 B'VILLE,

    That spreader bar just works! It flows so nicely with the bottom of the grille. What a great idea!
     
  13. That spreader bar really fits the style for sure. I used the same on my current build but finished it with oval bumper bolts that I had lying around for years from my parts store days. They would be in keeping with those beautiful head light stands you have. (IMHO)
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  14. I just saw this thread for the first time. Nice job on the build as well as documenting and bringing us along!
     
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  15. clem
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    I’ve seldom seen this done on cars, but it probably should be mandatory on high-boys.
    Simple, practical, effective and looks good.
    And now I when I see one I will not question why the guy has put a heat shield over his steering joint ! :)

    I like the headlight stands, - different and like everything else on this build, very well thought out and neatly executed.
    Here’s some more ideas on a thread I started a few years back, for those that are interested…….
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/cool-headlight-stands.1114522/
     
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  16. Bandit Billy
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    I had not seen this thread before today and I think I just used up my monthly allotment of like buttons. Color me impressed!
     
  17. 31 B'ville
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    I did some of the less glamorous tasks (with some help from my son-in-law) of working on the transmission, brake, and fuel lines. 84942836-D52E-4C0E-B1C6-628AD97148F3.jpeg D87E5F38-78BF-461D-B1CA-E3662E3E39BC.jpeg BA4362CD-7675-478A-B9A2-45F3A9331EA5.jpeg D9BA8B44-200F-42A5-9D69-FCE948587D96.jpeg 0019F5E4-3B78-4046-B838-F75C13B72B38.jpeg
     
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  18. 31 B'ville
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    Also built an exhaust system using pipe sections my brother had accumulated over time and mufflers I had won a number of years ago at a car show. Tips are modified 1970 Olds 4 4 2 pieces. FDB6982F-8ACA-4C19-8B62-AD8C4E2916E8.jpeg 9300C01A-DF61-483D-B999-B73DABC7262B.jpeg C1C45B93-5033-426F-848A-5F2FA7ED220D.jpeg 395C70AE-CD3E-4FB7-B29A-E9F562F69EF1.jpeg 5C18AA0C-3D12-4FCD-9F71-81B7470239B4.jpeg
     
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  19. 31 B'ville
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    More plumbing. We changed the fuel lines and added a filter.
    We also dealt with the sides of the gas tank cover. The original sides looked unfinished without the rear fenders and didn’t fit too well with the exhaust so we cut them off and my brother fabricated replacements by hand. E7D23539-A527-433A-AB38-2C2C6CE70A77.jpeg B541D0C3-B881-4279-9525-3B0A79DF5870.jpeg 4817870D-A83B-4857-B1EF-AE9BDFC5258B.jpeg 84EF1ADA-D552-4DBE-A73B-2826DFA78D05.jpeg F7929955-C792-4FAD-AB9E-8577714879C0.jpeg 8AD0C9FE-9749-4ED7-A654-A4F36BEE4506.jpeg
     
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  20. Tim
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    Very nice
     
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  21. JimSibley
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    You are a patient builder.
     
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  22. aussie57wag
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    Very cool. Love the engine choice.
     
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  23. 31 B'ville
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    Some of the patience is a by-product of lack of time and/or funds, but we do what we can.
     
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