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

  1. rusty rocket
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    So since you have gone to the extreme on everything when are you going to cut and buff the paint?
    Extreme in a good way.
     
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  2. Osoty
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    The snow has melted.
    Very nice.
    Thanks for input on your favorite process and such. So maybe tomorrow you can go around the corner and fill her up? For the inspection of course
     
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  3. I was meaning the Video, i know you are trying to avoid it all the same.;) JW
     
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  4. Blue One
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    Cutting and buffing has been done with the exception of the doors and some other areas.

    I recently bought a 3” polisher to go with my 6” polisher so it will be a ongoing thing.

    I’ve got lots of 3000 and 5000 3M sanding pads
    along with the foam and wool pads
    and three different levels of 3M Trizact polish. :cool:
     
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  5. Six Ball
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    We are all better for being able to watch the progress of this build. Not only did you build a great rod you did a great job of documenting the details. Thank you.
     
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  6. Stogy
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    The grass is greener when the Hotrods on the Road...Congrats...I feel the Look and Stance has an early 60s vibe...Not sure what your thoughts are on that, but tires aside it reminds of the look in that Peterson/Hotrod series of recent times in bold black and white...Have fun...
     
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  7. loudbang
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    What an OUTSTANDING job you did both on building it and keeping us informed along the way. A car that anybody here would be proud to own. :)
     
  8. Blue One
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    I still think I like it in color :cool:
     
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  9. Looks great Larry!
     
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  10. Abqwill
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    Wow, new here, just came across your build and was admiring your incredible build. I'm really impressed by the quality and detail of your work. Fantastic job.
    Bill
     
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  11. Blue One
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    Inspection is done :cool:

    No problems and I went to the registry and got my plate too.

    So now I’m ready to get out for a drive.
    Cold, cloudy and windy here today.

    I’ve got to adjust the brakes and they really need to finish sweeping up the sand and gravel from the winter.

    Once I get out I’ll update.

    I’m pretty happy right now :cool:

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    Pretty handy when your hot rod is small enough to fit in a 14x7 trailer :cool::)
     
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  12. Tim
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    Cut to cell phone video from the neighbors of him sweeping the street all the way around the block with a push broom and a leaf blower
     
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  14. trollst
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    Beware the potholes Larry......
     
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  15. Gotgas
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    Congrats! But you're killin me, man. Just go drive your truck.
     
  16. loudbang
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  17. DDDenny
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    I predict you'll be so giddy after your first drive you'll have a hard time hitting the right keys on your computer keyboard.
    Good for you on getting to enjoy the car and thanks for documenting your great detail work.
    BTW, how are you adjusting to retirement Larry?
     
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  18. Blue One
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    You’re welcome. Retirement and I are getting along fine.
    Having my RPU very close to done definitely helps :cool:
     
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  19. Well done Larry but please say how you are really feeling, ''Pretty Happy'' seems a bit of a down play.:rolleyes: JW
     
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  20. Blue One
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    You’re right, it’s more like ecstatic.
    It’s going to get better once I’m out driving around this summer.
    I get more pumped every time I’m in drivers seat.
    Firing it up and slipping it in gear is great.
    Picture me grinning from ear to ear.

    I’m going out to the garage, picture a wild happy dance :D

    Is that better ? :D
     
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  21. Six Ball
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    Great! You have quite a following here and we are all happy for you, a little jealous but happy for you, yet still a little jealous. :D
     
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  22. bobbytnm
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    Awesome!!!
    Thats great news!!!

    I'm so glad that all of your hard work has paid off. Its been great following along
    Bobby
     
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  23. rusty rocket
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    Congrats man! Hoping the weather and street department cooperates. Hope there are not many bugs to work out.
     
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  24. Rand Man
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    Man, I really like your rod. Lots of good work here.
     
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  25. Blue One
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    Thanks guys it’s been a journey which will continue.
    I’ll see how it all works soon and there’s still the interior panels I’ll stitch and cover to complete the upholstery.
    In between and during which
    I’ll put some miles (kilometres :D) on it.
     
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  26. Osoty
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    Hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor. Thank you very much for sharing your build
     
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  27. Glad to hear you got it all legal, enjoy the ride now!

    Looks even better outside.

    P.S. What are you building next?


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  28. Kramer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    Congratulations on a terrific build. You started this thread March 27, 2010. Curious if it feels like it has taken that long? Mine will take considerably longer, as I started it a number of years before you and have had to put it on hold several times, including know. I hope the sand and gravel get cleaned soon so you can get out and enjoy it.
     
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  29. Blue One
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    Thanks, sometimes I think it took forever mostly because I did everything myself and paid for it as I went.

    There were some delays for various reasons a couple of health issues too.

    The payoff is finally here I’m really going to enjoy this little hot rod.

    Wife and I went out to run some errands today and it looks like the streets will all be cleaned up by the end of the month or so. :cool:
     
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