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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Greezeball, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

    Better flying snow than wild fires...
     
  2. Update time.

    Picked up this running 283 from a 59 Impala. It's a baseline 2bbl engine but it runs smooth no smoke and came with all the accessories including starter, generator with regulator, fly wheel, clutch, water pump, carb etc and all for 350 Canadian pesos [​IMG][​IMG]


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  3. catdad49
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    Hey, you should be good by the time snow flies (unless it's next week)! I know you are going to need lotsa little things, but you definitely have most of the big parts. Nice score on those headers, they look like the ones in the AMT '32 Vicky model kit. Keep us posted, most love a T coupe ( I know I do, unchopped ). Happy building, Carp
     
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  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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    Glad to see you're keeping on keeping on after your unfortunate circumstances with the chevy :(

    Tall T's rule, early SBC's rule - this car, in theory, should rule. Haha.

    PM me if you're needing to free up any space with the previous drive train!
     
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  5. You can have the flatty. It's a 21 stud and stuck solid.
    The Fleetline will be getting redone too


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  6. chopnchaneled
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    Great Score !!! I'd like to see more of the tail lights an bracket ?
    TK'S
     
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  7. We got almost two inches of snow yesterday lol I'm not kidding


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  8. Got the adapter for the 39 trans with 10 inch clutch and truck pressure plate and drilled Chevy flywheel. Also got a Hurst front mount too[​IMG]


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  9. Very cool. This one was at the hillclimb last weekend and one of my favorite cars there. The owner built it when he was 15... He's 70 now!

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  11. Flathead Dave
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  12. s55mercury66
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    I was about to brag about the flurries we got yesterday until I read this.
    Sq
     
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  13. It didn't stick around and turned into rain


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  14. catdad49
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    I was kidding, not really though. Lived in Upstate New York most of my life, so there's always the possibility. I do remember that it makes for some very long winters, can't say I miss that!
     
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  15. A couple of more pieces to the puzzle popped up. A pair of chromed early valve covers.
    [​IMG]


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  16. Well this build is going to cool off for a bit. I went and bought another house so that means I have to get things ready at the new place, pack up and move and then do bunch of little stuff to get the current house ready for tenants. That being said I get a waaaaaay nicer garage out of the deal.
    I'll post some move in pics though.
    Stay tuned


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  17. AmishMike
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    Love it looking great; please don't let that grille sit above cowl line
     
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  18. That model A grill will be gonzo and I agree whatever I replace it with shouldn't be higher than the cowl, it's actually a pet peeve of mine lol


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  19. My new garage. The deal on the house was finalized yesterday. It's 28x24[​IMG]


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  20. Doing a little bit of imaginatin' while I was supposed to be getting stuff sorted to move.[​IMG]


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  21. LOW LID DUDE
    Joined: Aug 16, 2007
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    Man that is one nice body, those nice doors and deck lid are worth there weight in gold.Cool project!
     
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  22. It's solid as a rock. The doors open and close perfectly and the window cranks work smoothly. It's the biggest reason I'm not chopping or channeling it. Just way to nice to mess up. Plus the goal of this build is for it to look like a high school kid screwed it together in the early sixties. Also I'd like to be driving it next summer so I don't want to over complicate things. I'll be putting most of my time into the chassis fixing some things.


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  23. Stogy
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    That does knock the wind out of the sails for sure...I'm still recovering from that...This year has been a near write off for Hotrod. I guess small-term pain for long-term gain...:confused:
     
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  24. Hombre
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    " It's the biggest reason I'm not chopping or channeling it. Just way to nice to mess up. "

    Hummmmm?? Does that mean if you chop or channel you are messing them up?
     
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  25. edcodesign
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    Great start, good luck ! Ed.
     
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  26. missysdad1
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    Great plan for a very nice project. As I have discovered with my own project with a similar plan you'll have to compromise a bit here and there, but not to any really great extent. I like the idea of keeping it the way a youngster might have built it during a specific time period, the early '60s in your case, because that concept will give you a very fine focus on the way you select the pieces and the way you build the car.

    This will also give you a wonderful way to "explain" the car to others once it's finished. In a world in which "billet is better" and "too much is never enough" you'll have a simple concept with which to explain why you DIDN'T do it the way everybody else thinks you should have. And that, my friend, is priceless!
     
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  27. No not at all. I'm just afraid I would mess it up lol


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  28. Hombre
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    I mean that comment in a tongue in cheek way, I love "some" chopped cars. I chopped my Model A because I always wanted a chopped Model A. Now with that said I personally really like a Model T left Tall. Something about them just looks good un-chopped. I am glad you are not going to mess it up :), and in the end I looks like a great project, Good Luck!
     
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  29. Still shaking my head on how straight and clean the body is... The 60's era of hot rodding has been my favorite, mine is ready for the body to come off for the third time. Preparing to learn how to weld and fabricate, doing most of the build myself. Looking forward to see your build progress from here on in - wish you the best on your cool project "TALL T"!
     
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  30. Precisely why I had to snap it up.
    Good luck to you on your project. Learning new skills is one of my favorite things about hot rodding. There's always something new to be learned.


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