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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lancer, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. wvenfield
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    You started this a few months before I started on my Pontiac. I'm still plugging away a little at a time also. Starting my interior as soon as I get over my hernia surgery. LOL
     
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  2. Lancer
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    This project has felt like a hernia from time to time, haha. But, I am back on track again. Sold some cars and refocused my attention. I looked at when I started this build and was shocked it was 6 years.
     
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  3. Lancer
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    Glad I took photos before taking it apart two years ago. Now that I need to get measurements to order parts. Ordering a steering column, column drop, coupler and a few other things.


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  4. Lancer
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    Not a whole lot to report. We are ordering steering components this week. A new column, column drop mount, column mount bracket, U-Joint and a red metal flake steering wheel. Once the column is in place we can position the Wilwood brake/cluth pedal assembly and start on the mounting brackets etc. More pics soon.
     
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  5. Lancer
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    Parts have landed. Hope to have some steering in place soon.


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  6. OahuEli
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    Its good to see you're back on it, I was just thinking about this car the other day.
     
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  7. Lancer
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    Ya, back on it again. I've always put family first so my car projects have always moved at a snails pace. It is what it is, life's a journey not a race right?
     
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  8. OahuEli
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    True that and my truck was quite the journey, both in patience and expenditures. After I bought my avatar for $275 in 1980, I found the stuck motor already bored 0.060" over but cylinder walls were badly scuffed, block was toast. I got a 292 out of a '57 Fairlane the day Reagan got shot, (pretty somber ride home from the junkyard that day). Anyway had to go 0.060" to clean up the bores, rebuilt the engine, clutch, brakes etc. Got 'er on the road for a few months then a wiring harness fire made the truck a yard ornament for 12 years while I did some time in the Merchant Marines and earned a college degree.
    When Saddam Hussein got his freak on, prompting Desert Shield I signed on with one of the U.S. Ready Reserve merchant ships tasked to transport ships. tanks, trucks, humvees et al to Ad-Daman (I'll Be Damned) Saudi Arabia. never saw so much frikken sand in my life. Anyway, when I came home I had the money to rewire the truck (thanks TCC Virginia Portsmouth Campus), go through the motor and brakes again and get it on the road legal. After 12 years it was really cool to drive down Portsmouth Blvd and pass the speed traps with a smile.
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    Sorry for the long reply, these Blue Moons can getcha at the end. :D:rolleyes:
     
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  9. Lancer
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    Thanks for sharing. My DeSoto so far has been my longest to date. 17 years I think now and not on the road yet. It’s off getting some air ride installed. Maybe next year it will be drivable. ‍♂️ I have photos of my kids working on it when they were 3 and 5 years old. Boy does time go by quickly, they are now 19 and 22.


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  10. OahuEli
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    Cool! What year DeSoto?
     
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  11. Lancer
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    1953 DeSoto Firedome Sportsman. It’s the 2 door hardtop Hemi car. I have a build thread on here someplace.


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  12. loudbang
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  13. Lancer
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  14. Lancer
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    Steering box painted up yesterday.

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  15. Lancer
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    Steering box, column and wheel installed finally.
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  16. Lancer
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    Dropped off the car to get the metal work done. Been waiting for this. Skot at Progressive Kustoms is doing the work.


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  17. wvenfield
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    I always like to see updates here as we started our projects in the same year and both still slowly working away. LOL
     
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  18. Lancer
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    Slow and sort of steady. Life keeps getting in the way.
     
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  19. Lancer
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    Progress on the beast finally. Thanks to Skot Randall for his metalwork skills.



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