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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by reyn, Jan 25, 2015.
x2, nice work on the visor.
NICE WORK! What did you do before you retired?
Wow, hit that one right out of the park on the first swing! Visor looks great!
Thanks! I was surprised how much fun the t-5 made driving my car. I like the visor work a lot. I wouldn’t have thought of making a shorter visor to go along with a chop.
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Seemed to get more done when working full time than now that I am retired. Keep plugging away. It will get done. Needed a break from bodywork. Installed the engine and decided to get a lot of little things done. Moved the radiator ahead 1 inch for fan clearance.
Made a new steering column using extra 60 impala parts and 37 ford steering wheel.
Then made a horn ring
Wanted cowl steering, but decided on reversed corvair on the frame rail
Needed a small heater to fit between the fuse panel and gas pedal. Used a 33 dodge core that I salvaged.
Installed shocks and headlights
Used some 30 cowl lights for back up lights.
Then clutch and brake switch
and finally throttle linkage.
This build is taking so long and I don't know how much interest is out there. I'll keep plugging away and see how it goes.
I like the way you mounted your return springs on the brake & clutch pedals. The sun visor is a work of art really like it.
Your ability to build something out of parts and pieces is the true sign of a craftsman.
I was fortunate enough to be mentored by a body man who worked during the Great Depression and WW II and they had to use whatever they could scrounge up to repair cars he was a true craftsman his work habits helped me immensely.
Still watching from Texas, Frank
Thank you so much for your comments. Every day is a learning day. Can't be scared of making mistakes or nothing would get done.
My grand son 8 1/2 told me he could not do anything right and was crying. I took him out to the shop and showed him the scrap barrel and told him that we're all my mistakes and showed him the finished part and told him mistakes are how you learn to do it the right way. His attitude immediately changed to the positive and he said, PaPa you do learn from your mistakes and he was more determined to make it work and he finely won the game he was playing. Thanks again for shareing Frank
Nice work! I like your fab on the heater - it looks great!
Killer work guy
Love the heater, well done.
Extremely nice workmanship! There is such a great and fun feeling building them and then driving them!! Great work!
Do you have any 1-800 street rod parts in this build other than the Walker rad? Your fabrication skills are way over the top.
I think you are going Great. Any progress is Still progress. Is your wife missing the pot yet?! That looks fantastic (along with the rest of it). Keep sharing, you'll be done before you know it.
Thank you all for your comments. It' a fun time building something out of nothing and saving money at the same time. Love the time in the shop. Was trying to go cheaper with this build, but it adds up in a hurry.
You've got a lot of nice fab work but that heater is just amazing.
Great work! Neat to see fellow Saskatchewanians.
You are a true craftsman. Your work is proof of your dedication to get it done. I also like to make everything I can, but your skills and knowledge of how things work are outstanding.
The drive on the bead roller, I will be copying that!
Your frame rails are great, I already have the side rails plasma cut, and now have to finish the flanges, how you did it is way better than what I had in mind.
Thanks It's nice to make use of what is on hand
Been following your build also. Impressive. Lots of great ideas.
Thank you very much
Only suggestion is, Don't tell the wife about the pot used for the heater....
Impressive work sir... definitely a good home built hotrod....
Still following from KC, too!
That heater (as others have said) is a really cool part of your build. Nice job.
And finally, someone else that sees the value of a shorty steering column with the first joint on the interior side of the firewall.
Took the rear end housing apart planning to make an emergency brake disc on the pinion yoke but decided it was too much work after taking a 3.89 rear apart. Thought I may as well rebuild it and install the trac loc I bought for it. Waiting for pinion shims.
Meanwhile I wanted to get the emergency brakes done. I love the old style handle and thought I would try making one.
Now to try and mount it. Since there will be a trac loc I am going to use a cable only on the passenger side. Should make it a little easier.
Damn I like this build
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