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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HotRodBen1987, Jul 30, 2009.
Hey Ben, where did the gas cap come from?
Very impressive Ben . KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK !!!!!!!
I'm almost positive I got it from The Hot Rod Company. They are an Alliance vendor and were easy to work with and have nice stuff!
Thanks I'm trying! Got the frame in epoxy primer this past weekend and started doing some mud work. Now comes the slow part...
Thanks Ben, ill look them up
Been doing a lot of that tedious sanding and body work. That work has finally paid off though. Got the frame, rearend housing, and a few small pieces painted. Here are some pictures...
sealer laid down
These speed holes were not fun to spray!
Looking good Ben. Can't wait to see it come together.
Thanks Kevin I'm ready to drive the wheels off this thing! Yall gonna be at Coker in April?
Getting closer! The paint looks great brutha!
Looks great Ben....Jim
Thanks your little truck is looking good as always. When you set your 3x2s up, where did you get your base plates, linkage, parts, etc?
Thank you sir!
Note yet, been gathering a few parts as we go and working on my newer stuff that pays for my shop and parts as I find them.
I just picked up a rust free 64 Ford short box I am going to paint and sell for build money later this summer. Someday!
The frame looks great Ben,,I really like the color. HRP
Yes, we will be at Coker's Cruise In. Look us up. I saw your sedan there last time, but never saw you.
Got some more parts painted. It's stressing me out trying to get this thing back together without scratching it up! Here's some more pictures, what do yall think?
Chassis is looking great, final assy. with painted parts is always stressful...Jim
SWEEEEEEET !!!!!!!!!!!!! Ready for Honest Charlies Cruise-in ??
No kidding! I've got a couple places to touch up but it's all good. Gonna get a lot more scratched and chips since it's gonna be driven!
Shoot yeah man. I'm sure I'll be cleaning on the Model A gettin ready for Knoxville so I'll be down there in the Biscayne! Are you going to Knoxville this year?
Looks great man
Thanks man! One of these days I'm gonna hit you up for some equipment. Gotta stop buying other stuff first though
Got backing plates for 9 inch drilled. Nothing eccentric, but what I think will go with the rest of the car and not look too gawdy. Also, finally got the green on something so I can really see what it looks like. I think it'll look good with the off white I've got the chassis. Green is Quaker State fleet green and the white is called Vanilla Shake, so I think I'm gonna call this car Quaker Shake. Heres a few pics...
Both are drilled now...
balanced rotating assembly...
I have to say I do like my color combination! Also decided to go glossy on the body as this thing is just turning out way nicer than I first intended. Here's a couple pictures of the radiator shell with some of that slick paint!
Looking great Ben. I think the color combo works!
That baby is going to look great...Jim
you really got skills
i've been working on bodywork since i was 18 (now 50) - learned that stuff at porsche in germany but think by far ain't good in these things as you are
respect 'n subscribed
Thanks for all the kind words. This thing has been a long ways in the making. It feels good to see it coming together so nicely and I definitely can't wait to drive the wheels off of it! Speaking of wheels, I was thinking chrome reverse with blackwall bias plys. What do you guys think?
Checked out your website. Sweet bikes! I have an 82 Kawi KZ440 bobber out I ride around when it's warm. Nothing nice, but fun to play with. One of these days I wanna build a XS650 or CB750, or maybe both! Keep it up!
Awesome is all I can say. Been watching since I saw your mock-up and the stance is perfect. I'm gonna copy a lot of this build. Cant wait to see it done.
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