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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bloodyjack, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 649

    bloodyjack
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    I have not updated for ages been trying to finish the body.
    Fitted the passenger bun panel rear edge today, only the front edge around the door and the other bun panel and I can send it to paint

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  2. motorgod7
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 136

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    from chico,ca.

    Great build, will be following your build closely.
     
  3. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    Jeeze pete, the blessing is this sunday and your dont even have the body on!
     
  4. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,562

    hotrod40coupe
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    Nice build, I am anxious to see the finished product.
     
  5. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 649

    bloodyjack
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    Some of us have jobs that get in the way of Hot Rod builds! LOL

    I registered for Hotrodarama so that I have a goal for getting this thing on the road. August 5th

    Kelly flexed the plastic to get the tranny re-built on the Studie Should be ready today, so we can take it to the Blessing

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaamen


     
  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,016

    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    "Automatic's are for rat-n-street rods, and guys with arthritic painful just plain wore out left hips :D "


    There , I fixed that for you. Too young for a hip replacement, tomorrow I get a big shot of cortizone.

    That's why my 26 RPU is getting a C4. :)
     
  7. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Your post prompted me to change my signature to “Auto’s are for rat rods” Because there are plenty of 50’s customs with automatics and that’s appropriate.
    In my opinion putting an auto in a pre-war car delegates it to the “Rat Rod” class I feel that way about SBC engines, air bags and slamming it to the ground with a letter box roof chop too but hey that’s just me I am entitled to have my own opinions.

    I am no Trad Nazi, I don’t mind using modern parts to make my Hotrod more useable in a modern driving environment. I am wiring indicators and have a 5 speed transmission for goodness sake; many Trad guys would class this as sacrilege but I want to comfortably cruise on the freeway and I don’t care what other people think.
    Neither should you, do what you want with your car.
     
  8. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    I absolutely agree. My 26 RPU will NOT be a rat rod. But it's getting the auto C4 to be useable and functional for me given my situation.

    I got rid of my manual trans 04 Cobra and my manual trans 88 Ranger 4x4 for the same reason.

    Bought me an 08 Ranger with auto trans as a DD.
     
  9. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Hey Blue one I was not trying to give you a hard time, of course there is all ways exceptions to a stereotype or it would not be a stereotype.
    I am a design engineer by trade and i fight the Industrial Design guys all the time about form over function
     
  10. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    Oh believe me I know you were not. And I can relate to your fight with the ID types, sometimes they don't have a clue :D
     
  11. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Limey Steve steering wheel ahh leather and chrome :)

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  12. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    31 days to Hotrodarama No time for paint!

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  13. poorman
    Joined: Apr 5, 2009
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    from cleveland

    nice excellent skills

    poorman
     
  14. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    Dynaflash_8
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    from Auburn WA

    jeeze. What a rat rod!
     
  15. cruiserbuddy
    Joined: Oct 21, 2005
    Posts: 397

    cruiserbuddy
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    from Germany

    Cool Car, cool build, I have to finish mine, thanks for the input!
     
  16. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    I invited my club members to come help me out this weekend but they wanted to play kickball in the rain and drive there rat rods and after 10 hours working on my hotrod I was the only one representing at the Roadmen's bash

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    Last edited: Jul 7, 2010
  17. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    from Auburn WA

    hey, i wasnt playing no kickball!

    I was out working on my sedan!
     
  18. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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  19. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    What's going on with the roadster, anything new?
     
  20. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Have had no time to update blog or post I have been trying to make Hotrodarama working every weekend and every evening after work. Hopefully the maiden voyage will be to clearview car show just up the street from me on Saturday if all goes to plan.
    Here is a sneak peak

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  21. bloodyjack
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    Friday i worked on my roadster for 20 hours solid went to bed at 4am up again at 7 for the ride to Tacoma.
    I only wired ignition, charging and brake lights so had to leave before dark in the pissing rain!

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    60 miles of this and i was wet and cold and the bare metal body is now brown:(
     
  22. Nice! You made your goal. Good for you!
     
  23. Crazydaddyo
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
    Posts: 3,190

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    Congratulations Pete. The car looks great. I hope the rain was the only problem.

    .
     
  24. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Thanks guys here is a better picture before the rain came

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    and here were ready to leave with a break in the weather

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  25. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    Love this car, Bloodyjack. It makes me so impatient about waiting to start my project. I have to keep repeating to myself, "I must finish the 20 first..."
     
  26. retiredfireguy
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 240

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    Love the "60 miles in the rain" picture. Reminds me of riding my old motorcycle from Newport, Oregon to Mukilteo in a non-stop rain storm. Never been so wet, or cold, in my life!
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  27. JonF
    Joined: Mar 6, 2010
    Posts: 169

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    Everything's looking super. I guess you won't need a bath for weeks now. Driivng in the rain means you're a reall hot rod guy.

    Can you tell us what the wheelbase is?
     
  28. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    Model A Ford 103.5 in (2629 mm)

     
  29. Johnny C.
    Joined: Dec 17, 2008
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    Johnny C.
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    Great lookin roadster!
     
  30. bloodyjack
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
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    My car has now been in the paint shop for 4 weeks so no updates but here is a quick video from the first time I fired her up

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