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Projects 32 Five Window highboy

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by koolbeans, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    koolbeans

    Well, there was a time of who wins was important. Those days are looooong gone. Everyone makes their bed differently.
    Now, it's the heart and sole comfort zone of being personally satisfied.
    Zero concern of who looks or what is said. (well, that's not altogether true...if someone says it looks like shit... curiosity will beg as to why... constructively).
    Today, is very relaxed and casual while not trying to make a Rolex, but enjoying a Timex.....


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  2. a36bonanza
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    Well said!
     
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  3. koolbeans
    Joined: Apr 12, 2015
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    Some progress.....been slow....the mind wants to do lots more but the ol bod rears up and says " hold on now".

    Had to shorten front spreader tube 5/8" ???, made upgraded and installed 1/2" front panhard rod, shortened rear spreader for bob tail, and for lights and tag and topper....

    Back to wrapping the Falcoooon up... IMG_20191005_151319258~2.jpeg IMG_20191006_111042990.jpeg IMG_20190312_153115020.jpeg

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  4. Shamus
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    At 76 and all joints replaced plus a few other stitchie tattoos....I reckon a couple of soft touches are allowed......no.

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    Welcome to the club!! Hate to give up my 5 speed & flathead but no longer fun to "clutch & shift" my hips & legs don't like it! ('77)
     
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  5. 1-SHOT
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    At 77 things take a little longer and the Ritus boys visit more ofter
     
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  6. koolbeans
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    Welcome to the club!! Hate to give up my 5 speed & flathead but no longer fun to "clutch & shift" my hips & legs don't like it! ('77)[/QUOTE]I'ma with ya....76 clicks here and still vertical and ventilated.....whew...

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  7. koolbeans
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    You bet One Shot. I got so much junk in me ya can't get a cemetery lot any more.... cause we're not "biodegradable"....

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  8. Danscig
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    This may have already been covered somewere but I cant recall ever seeing coilovers with a solid axle before. Has this been done or are you a pioneer?
     
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  9. koolbeans
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    Far from a pioneer. Done mucho times.

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  10. koolbeans
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    Moving along....brief interuption...as mentioned earlier down sizing Last Hurrah Garage....which is a play on last two and final projects...rehab and clean up shop and move in..whew...no more.
    Today, fine tuned five window highboy body removal...tooling for lift...with plan for future to allow for quick disconnect ....and off IMG_20191117_082339671~2.jpeg IMG_20191117_121027476.jpeg IMG_20191117_123339295.jpeg IMG_20191117_123442511.jpeg IMG_20191117_122852756~2.jpeg IMG_20191117_125212946~2.jpeg IMG_20191117_143727488~2.jpeg IMG_20191117_143537965~2.jpeg

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  11. cmarcus
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    Beautiful builds - both of them! A buddy of mine built this road race Falcon for a customer. Extremely similar vibe! unnamed-9.jpg
     
  12. koolbeans
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    Very kool. Ours a purpose road racer. Although is titled. Maybe occasional terrorizing of pedestrians....

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  13. treb11
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    I love the Lil John Buttera vibe this build has. Quality work, understated presentation. I even love the yellow coilovers !
     
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  14. koolbeans
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    Wow...thanks...Buttera....before Coddington....yeah. An artist in hot rods. To me he was on the edge. Coddington and since way over.
    Intent of this build and my last, to be a Timex, not a Rolex. Preservation. Preservation. In the end, lots of period old parts. Presentation.
    Mostly ol skool except for new frame , (already boxed and ready, time saver), coil overs, (wanting to be low and the cast Ardun oil pan drove the front coil overs), slushomatic (required by age, wife, Ritus and all joints not biodegradable), and rocker rear coil overs (to hide, clean view, and just to be different).
    Yellow springs... thanks....been thrown under the truck numerous times. The final rates and color will be ????
    Stay tuned....



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  15. cmarcus
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    I believe this is the same - road race purpose built, yet street legal. Nothing wrong with some terrorizing of citizens!
     
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  16. 1-SHOT
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    I really like this. Lil John was far beyond Boyd. Not to short change either one. I visited with Lil John several times at the Chili Bowl in Tulsa he was with Andy Bondio team, and their midget was always cutting edge, you could see Lil influence in the car.
    I believe Trebil paid you the ultimate complement on your build. Frank
     
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  18. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

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  19. Piewagn
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    You said carbon monoxide soon!
     
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  20. koolbeans
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    koolbeans

    Soon in these lofty heights has a different definition than twenty + years ago. A bug kicked my rump.


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  21. 1-SHOT
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    It's that time of the year, Mountain Cedar is kicking my butt
     
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  22. Piewagn
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    Yeah....plus our old ass immune systems are taxed already! :D:D
     
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