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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blue One, Mar 27, 2010.

  1. Blue One
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    I took it to Crystal glass at south common.
    Gary the glass guy there has done lots of hot rod stuff and knows what he’s doing.
     
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  2. tfeverfred
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    Looks great, man!
     
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  3. Really love your truck! You set the bar so high!
     
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  4. Blue One
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    My 4 5/8” hot rod series speedometer returned home to me from Classic Instruments.

    It will better suited to life in Canada now :cool:
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  5. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...@Blue One, if you max that out you get a special hat...:D...:rolleyes:...oops naw its in km's... false alarm...it would still be quite the experience even at that...

    Do you plan on running it down the strip for a thrill at all?
     
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  6. Blue One
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    The strip ? That remains to be seen, I'm sure I will have my share of fun and thrills with it.
    All testing will be on a closed course with a professional driver. ;) :D
     
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  7. I've seen your driveway. The testing won't be that impressive.:D
     
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  8. Blue One
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    :D It is a little on the short side isn't it. That's Ok, it's plenty big enough when you consider removing snow from it :D
     
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  9. GearheadsQCE
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    And what about this 'Professional Driver'?
     
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  10. Blue One
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    Have you ever heard of the Stig ? ;) :D I do get some time off you know :D:D:D
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  11. Blue One
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    Well shit :D
    The windshield is finally on the car now after I broke the first one :oops: :mad:

    How you might ask?
    Well there’s a rubber strip that goes into a groove in the bottom of the windshield frame to seal it to the cowl and it was tight before chroming and even tighter with the plating.

    I should probably have had the glass guy put it in the first time but I forgot and in the process of getting it into place I pulled too hard on the frame and cracked the glass.

    So,live and learn, back to the shop for windshield #2 and we haven’t even seen the road yet :D
    Lesson learned :D

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  12. tfeverfred
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    Stuff happens. Good recovery.
     
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  13. bobbytnm
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    Bummer on breaking the 1st one.
    It sure looks amazing with the glass in place

    Bobby
     
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  14. Looking real good, Larry. :cool::cool::cool::cool: JW
     
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  15. GearheadsQCE
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    The windshield makes it a whole new car.
    Very Nice!
     
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  16. hotrod fozzie
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    Very awesome build, getting ready to start my own roadster pickup build!!


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  17. rusty rocket
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    Looks GREAT!
     
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  18. Looks fantastic, well done!
     
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  19. Blue One
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    Before I dive into wiring I had to mount my coil so I found a spot behind the carbs at the back of the engine and used a couple of threaded holes in the block.

    Made a little bracket and welded it to the bottom of my coil cover tube.

    So it’s mounted nicely tucked away and ready to go :cool:
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  20. Dick Stevens
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    Nice and tidy solution!
     
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  21. tfeverfred
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    Man.....you're killing me with the details! Am I taking notes? Yes.... yes I am. While my build is not loaded with chrome or fancy paint, I'm paying attention to details and your build is VERY inspiring. Thanks and carry on, man! For instance... the boot you used for the throttle arm through the firewall is neat! After a bad experience with a shredded cable, I switched to similar solution, but without the boot. Your boot is in my notes.;)
     
  22. Blue One
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    Thanks Fred more to come yet.
    That boot was listed on eBay as a Studebaker Avanti throttle boot.
    I think I should have ordered a spare, not sure if they’re still listed.

    Edit:
    I found one Fred if you’re interested.
    Pretty cheap too so I ordered a spare.

    http://studebakerparts.com/studebakerparts/store/s/agora.cgi?cart_id=&p_id=0210&xm=on
     
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  23. tfeverfred
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    Right click.... saved. Thanks!
     
  24. TurboRider
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    It's looking great! Seems like only just a few parts missing such as the wheel flares. Nice work!
     
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  25. Blue One
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    Thanks.

    o_O Wheel flares :confused: Don't be a smart ass. Or would that be more like don't be a dumb ass ? :p:D
     
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  26. Blue One
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    Wanted to mount a panel to place all of my electrical wiring stuff on the inside of the firewall so I used 4 existing bolts and made an aluminum panel that bolts to them on the firewall on 1/2” thick feet / spacers.

    Once I get the wiring stuff figured out I’ll paint it white.

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  27. bobbytnm
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    Good thinking! Well hidden and no extra holes in the firewall.
    I'll probably copycat you once I get that far.

    Bobby
     
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  28. Tim
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    So the stand offs are 4.5? Doesn’t look that tall in the photos, Curious to see this come together.
     
  29. I am pretty sure he means 4 feet that are 1/2" each.

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  30. Tim
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    ^ yeah I think your right
     
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