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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodBen1987, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. dbradley
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  2. HotRodBen1987
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    Thanks. Those guys are both Alliance Vendors and have great products

    Thanks for the kind words

    Preciate it. Hows your car coming along?

    Thanks for the link I don't know if I can use anything like that with my tripower setup though?
     
  3. reaper71
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    just picked up on the thread. looks like Cinderella getting ready for the ball!
     
  4. MEYER8821
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    Man my car is taking along time lol, i kinda put it on hold for a while to reevaluate it, im about to start up again, and i think i might build a hole nother frame, the one i got has some problems that have been really holding me back. So some times its just better to re-do and get it right lol.
     
  5. HotRodBen1987
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    ha yea man it happens. I havent been doing much myself I've been pretty busy with other things. Just started a new job at Nissan about three weeks ago so I'm still gettin settled in here. good luck with whatever ya do to that frame tho im sure it'll all work out alright for ya
     
  6. HotRodBen1987
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    So I guess I've been pretty busy and a bit unmotivated as well. Finally got a little done around the firewall area. Heres a few pictures...

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  7. Bigjake
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    I don't know how I missed this but its one of the best build threads I've ever read. I like the zephyr friction shocks thats pretty unique and looks awesome. Great build man, keep it up.
     
  8. reaper71
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    Hey Ben sometimes you just have to take a small break! I'm building a car for someone else and it get's real hard when you dont want to be out there,especially when you see your own project just begging to be worked on.


    Keep your head up and your eyes on the prize!!

    Mark
     
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    Thanks man and yea i like the shocks as well I'm just hoping they'll work alright :D

    Preciate it and yeah I know I guess I've just been real busy with other things and kinda gotten to the slow part of the build now. I'm sure it'll come together with time though
     
  10. HotRodBen1987
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    Hey guys I know it's been a little while but finally got some more work done. Drew up my radiator on AutoCAD and had PRC build it for me. Got it mounted and a few other little things done. Also got some wide whites and spider caps for the Model A. Hope everyones been staying warm hopefully we'll get to see some warm weather and sun here soon. Enjoy...

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    upper radiator mounts still need a little massaging but they're on there
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    this is gonna tie my motor mounts together and give a little more strength
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    this is the second vice i've broken working on this car...
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    Here's the model A
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  11. 1955 LEDSLED
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    WOW......You are building a real nice hot rod...keep us posted.
     
  12. oldman2
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    Glad to see you back on the car. Nice brackets.
     
  13. Ghost28
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    It's looking good Ben. On my 27 I had to install a lower support brace below the engine. Even with the boxing of the frame when I turned the wheel in a standing still position I could see the frame slightly twist at the vega box in that area, but that brace along with the 32 ford cross member seemed to solved that problem. I like your radiator supports. Real clean.
     
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    Nice build man definitely motivating.
     
  15. HotRodBen1987
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    Preciate the nice words fellas and it does feel good to be back workin on the car. I'm gonna be in Japan the whole month of April so I guess I gotta make up for that lost time now :)
     
  16. HotRodBen1987
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    Dang has it been a while or what?!?!? Well I've been busy with work, got sent to Japan for a while to train and for engineering support, and have been enjoyin this warm weather. I have however got some work done as well to the ole coupe. Here are some updates..

    Got my fan mounted on the front of the radiator
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    Gas pedal stuff done
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    A buddy gave me a steering column out of a 49 chevy truck
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    steering column didnt come out centered so gonna have to cut on the dash some more
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    here we go again
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    floors and interior panels laid out
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    my first time using a bead roller
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    gettin there
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  17. 32ford5
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    Nice work man.
     
  18. Wow Ben! Nice work!
     
  19. MEYER8821
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    Dang Ben your getting there man! its looking sweet, great job buddy!
     
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    The other Deuce. :) I'm partial to GM myself with a 35 Chevy phaeton and a 46 Olds sedanette.
     
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    Thanks for all the kind words guys. I feel like I've been working on this thing way too long and it's time to get it done ha. Luckily I have the Model A to ride in, guess I'm just ready to drive this dang thing
     
  22. oldman2
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    Hey Ben, saw you made it in the "29 Below" section in Street Scene for March, congrats. How's the 32 coming, anything or to busy working;)...Jim
     
  23. Nice looking ride. I like the metalwork on the interior. Keep up the good work.
     
  24. Pete
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    Ben,


    The Chevy looks KILLER! Nice job my man.

    I had a 1930 Chevy 3 window years ago.

    Pete-
     
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    Yea Ben, How about an update?
     
  26. 60 ford
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    Awesome build any updates?
     
  27. HotRodBen1987
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    Hey yeah that was me. And unfortunately no I havent done much to amount to anything. I did get a POS rusty ole 37 ford truck im gonna try to get rolling and sell though. Whats new with you?

    Thanks hopefully ill have time to get back on it soon

    Thanks man you got any pics of that 30?

    No 32 updates. however i have been "piddling" with this...

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    Oh also I moved out of my parents house so it's taken me a while to buy all the tools I need, but I'm gettin there. Got me a 2 car garage on the house and a 30' by 40' detached garage. Already have them both full of stuff =) here are some pics of the shop...

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  29. HotRodBen1987
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    Finally got a little work done on the coupe. I know, it's been a while. Hope all is well with everyone! Got my steering column in tonight, hopefully more work will come soon. So long as the real job doesn't keep me too busy...

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    adding another brace
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    done
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    battery cover that dad made me
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  30. oldman2
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    Glad to see you back on the car....Jim
     

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