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Features 32 3-W Survivor "Tuffy" part 2

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kisam, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,152

    from KCMO

    lookin good! makes me think of it everytime i go threw norfolk now haha.
  2. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,922


    Herb, It was great meeting you! Love the way you drive that car - wheelies and all!

    Where have you been - out driving?

    He needs to go back to Norfolk - I would like to take Ron's grandson for a ride.

    1968Fed - I'm not going to make it to the race this weekend. Someone changed their vacation so I have to work.:mad:

    I'm picking up the generator this morning from the shop so I might get to play a little, but I promised to start on Tanya's 34 Pickup? Decisions, decisions!:confused:

    Here is where I stopped on it. I think she has collected all the parts.

  3. aldixie
    Joined: May 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,644


    Well, I suppose I will have to subscribe to the build thread on the truck as well now. You work so fast it won't be long before its on the road too.
  4. I forgot about that awesome truck! Get busy slacker, haha!
  5. diggers4life
    Joined: Jun 26, 2006
    Posts: 202


    Kathy - If you decide to venture up this way, make sure you look me up! I would love to see Tuffy in person again (running and driving this time). I could probably even scare up a cold beer or two for ya! :D
  6. k32t
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 294

    from Hog town

    I did not read the whole story but beware of a 80 year old orginal frame!
  7. bustingear
    Joined: Oct 29, 2002
    Posts: 1,964


    I was noticing how close to the floor your pedals are.
    I am building a 28 sedan now and wonder how it drives with them there
    It's almostnlike you would have to use your heels to work them.
    Is it workable like this?
    Great job by the way with a nasty look from the back. Great stance on the rod!
  8. racer67x
    Joined: Oct 30, 2007
    Posts: 261


    I had read parts of this when you were building but seeing the car run is just awesome...I'm so happy for you Kathy.
    your dedication is motivation to us all!
    Danny :)
  9. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,922


    Brian, for sure I will let you know! I have another project up my sleeve and will probably be using that "one off" blower piece you made for Ron!:)

    Thanks, I did end up putting a couple of bends in the pedal legs to help raise them. That way I still retained the correct pedal ratio. I flipped the pads up which was already done in the pic you saw. I think I ended up with 4 1/2 inches of clearance at the lowest part of the swing? It hits my foot between the ball and arch but remember I am sitting on the floor so it is more of less just straightening out my leg and it feels good.

    Thanks Danny! Still working through some bugs. Finally got the correct voltage regulator and the generator is now charging. Engine now sounds totally different.:) If all goes well, I will be driving Tuffy to Hot Rod Revolution in a couple of weeks! Look for an update soon!
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2011
  10. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    Ya, been driving the heck out of the coupe. I love that car!
  11. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,199

    from pgh. pa.

    I need to save this post, great!

  12. Here's a pic from the Revolution a couple of weeks ago. I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy and she's just as cool as her car!

    Sent from my Droid using TJJ sucka!

    Attached Files:

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  13. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,590


    what a cool picture, I thought it was an old snapshot
  14. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,146

    from USA

    he lives, he lives!

  15. Now that's a HOT ROD!!!!
  16. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,749


    Mission Accomplished. Congrats, Kathy!!
  17. juniorsrodshop
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 266

    from nh

  18. JoRodder
    Joined: Dec 5, 2010
    Posts: 56

    from Belgium

    love it!!!!! Nice work!!!!
  19. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,922


    I've been meaning to post this. I found it on my daughter's Facebook page. I think she finally "gets me"!:)

    Its Not every girl that can say, "Yep my Ma' rebuilds hot-rods for fun, what does yours do??"

    by Hillary on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 5:30pm ·

    I don't believe I ever gave a thought to the definition of BAD-ASS until today. I look over at my Mother smiling ear to ear... both of us speechless as we cruise through the neighborhood in her 32 Ford "Tuffy."
    ( What a blast that was! )

    Today I not only saw but was able to feel the accomplishment of her hard work beneath us as the engine rumbled .. all of the long nights, early mornings, and missed supper's were understood in this moment. I couldn't be happier or more proud of her..she truly is something special.
    Congratulations Mom.
    p.s huge thanks to our Ton Ton, for keeping mom's head together (plus our crazy house) throughout it all. We counldn't have done it without you. :)
    I love you both.

    She keeps a profile on a website called the H.A.M.B. where you can follow her threads. I'll post a link for everybody!

    [​IMG]The Deuce in the early 60's!
    [​IMG]The Deuce today!

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  20. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,895


    now thats a badass hot rod....
  21. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,271

    Model A Mark
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    yes that is definitely a bad ass hotrod.
    congratulations girl, on a job well done.
  22. That so cool Kat. She has every reason to be proud of you. And another congrats to you for raising such a polite, doll of a daughter! We really enjoyed talking with you two at the show!
    Oh, and that badassedness must have rubbed of on her given her latest venture. Be sure to keep us in the loop on that one.
  23. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

    the most important respect a parent can hope for,A job very well done kathy. My hats off to you
  24. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    Kathy, you have much to be proud of. Suck it all in and enjoy every second of it, forever.
  25. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,103

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    My vote for the best build ever on the HAMB! That is some serious dedication. The theme was very well executed and it appears that your goal has been met of bringing Tuffy back to where he belongs. Congrats!
  26. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,222


    Kisam; A friend who works at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in CT told all the old gearheads on the night shift about your build thread on hamb, and how to find it. Well, you are famous with the night crew; they all think it's the coolest hot rod, just like they remember them.
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  27. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    Amazing :) Waay wrong , And still sooo waay Cool !!!! :):):)
    Most excellent !!!

    Last edited: Feb 8, 2012
  28. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,643

    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    I love this car :) its totally BAD-ASS!
    Nice Work Kathy!!!

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  29. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,917


    You're so Dreamy Kathy!!!! :D
  30. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,749


    Wow, that is fantastic! Icing on the cake!
    The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

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