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Hot Rods 31 Model A Victoria Build w/Pics – Miss Vicky

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D-Russ, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 30,484


    OUTSTANDING and well deserved. :p
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  2. Great stuff!
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  3. We can say we knew you when ....
  4. ...............Hopefully he will still talk to us mere mortals.:D;)
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  5. Scott_Rod
    Joined: May 23, 2006
    Posts: 333


    We're not worthy! We're not worthy!

    Congrats Dave! It's nice to see a real home built vehicle get such good press.
    Every inch of that car is spot on, dead nuts perfection. Having seen it in person progress from the "what have you gotten yourself into?" project stage to the "hey its on the road (with no glass)" stage, all the way to now, man that thing is sweeeeet!
    Enjoy the accolades, they are WELL deserved.
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  6. Thanks for all the kind words guys! I really haven't done anything that the rest of you haven't already done. I'm just a hack with a mig welder and a grinder.

    Scott, I want to publicly thank you for towing Miss Vicky up to the Detroit Autorama and Doug Walker for the trailer loan. We ran into a pretty good snow storm on the way up, so driving the car would have been very bad.
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,337


    Congratulations on the Rodders Journal feature and 75th issue cover shot, still one of my favorite HAMB builds. Bob
  8. 39custom
    Joined: Mar 13, 2014
    Posts: 68


    Congratulations !!
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  9. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,408

    from phoenix

    I read somewhere that Vickys were nothing but old man parade cars and not a hot rod, guess you fooled 'em lol. Good job! Definetely worthy of the cover.
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  10. hotrodbrad
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 180


    Any info on products used for polishing? Mad respect for doing it while on the car. I am sure there were some soar muscles
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  11. Congrats - well deserved. (And I really like those pics with the fenders, too. Looks fantastic with & without.)
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  12. Well, I guess I'm an old man with a parade car then – Just need to get into a parade to make it official! ;) Someone once commented on this thread that the Victoria was designed and marketed for women! Not sure how I should have responded to that one.

    Seriously though, you me and the 5 or so other guys building hot rod Model A Vickys are just not afraid to walk off the beaten path.

    Sure! I ground down and smoothed the welds with a 60 or 80 grit flapper wheel on an angle grinder. Then I broke out the hand files. After that I used several progressively finer grits of emery cloth to get the surface uniform. Next I broke out the cotton buff wheels and my trusty drill, with black, red and white polishing compounds. And finally I used a wool buffing pad on my buffer with automotive paint polishing compound.

    If I ever pull off the exhaust, I'll do a better job with the pipes off the car.

    Thanks! I The fender and hood pictures are just PhotoShopped.
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  13. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,695


    well deserved cover !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congrats
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  14. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405


    Congratulations - Looking forward to seeing the coverage. I have really enjoyed following your thread.
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  15. GARY T.
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,985

    GARY T.
    from S.W. Pa

    That car was never a rat rod in my eyes
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  16. I sincerely thank all of you for your kind words – it really means a lot to me. I'm just a hack doing the best I can. :)

    Gotta get my hands on one of these banners from the LA Roadster Show this past weekend!

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  17. Ryan should be able to put one in your hands?
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  18. A pretty darn good "hack" I'd say! :rolleyes::D
  19. I heartily agree!
  20. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,396


    I can't think of anyone that deserves it more! How about a write-in campaign to the Rodders Journal?
  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,530


  22. So I took Miss Vicky to the drags last Friday night. Best ET was 14.08, top speed was 96.1 mph, and best reaction time was .093. I think with a better tree and cooler temperatures, I might break into the high 13s. Well, that or a pair of slicks. ;) Here are a couple of videos of the festivities:

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  23. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,447


    Just received my issue #75, congrats on the well deserved COVERage !! Very cool !
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  24. TRJ came yesterday. Great feature! Didn't know that you were a skilled wordsmith also!
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  25. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    I got my copy today, that is a huge article! Congratulations, thats like hitting the Grand Slam to winning the World Series!
  26. I also received my copy of the Rodders Journal yesterday and was stoked to see your Vicky on the cover and a excellent write up,Congratulations my friend! :) HRP
  27. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,396


    Yesterday must have been The Rodders Journal delivery day, got mine too. It's a special one Dave, Miss Vicky sure looks Good!
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  28. OK HAMB folks (you too @Ryan) as you can see, I've been screwed by Photobucket. All my build pics are being held for ransom for $400 annually. I'm not going to pay that once, much less every year.

    This thread along with all the linked threads on the first page had literally hundreds of detailed photos of everything I did to build my car over the last 10 plus years. To top it off, Miss Vicky is featured in the current issue of The Rodder's Journal and the article actually directs readers to this thread on the HAMB for more build info and specifics. Superb timing.

    So this brings me to my question for you – is there still enough interest in this build thread for me to go to the painstaking task of locating and reposting a ton of images that my friends at Photobucket have kidnapped?

    Please weigh in if you care – one way or the other.
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  29. That stinks - as long as you have copies you can repost pics of anything anyone has a question on ..... I would not remove the thread .....
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  30. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 843


    Sorry about that Dave. What a bummer!
    I, for one, would hate to see the pictures lost. This is one of my all time favorite threads, and believe the pictures to be a valuable resource for reference. Also, is very inspiring for the novice builder taking on a significant project. Do what you must, but please consider reloading the major construction pics at least.
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