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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by resqd37Zep, Jun 9, 2009.
Holee craaap, I am in a state of nervous anticipation to see this thing together....
Had a small setback, one of the doors, (of course one that was already sectioned,) Passengers side,) came up missing. had to have been some of the people that "collected" a lot of scrap from the property here, must have decided that that "Old Door" was scrap also and off it went,
Could not find a two door, door under $900 ( so had to build one out of the two doors on a side from a 4 door car.
That door is together now so it is back in the frying pan with the project.
I call those people "thieves."
Hi .. James.. Jason...Sorry to hear about the door....I know whats it's like to make a coupe door out of two sedan doors..a lot of work....have had to make two of them for my project.......sorry to see that it when to the scrapers ..especially when you had sectioned it already...not an easy job getting the hinges in line and gaps right ....keep up the excellent work.....Doug
Hi James...Keep up the great work.....Jay you've really got your work cut out for you on that door....Doug
Hi James......Been very wet and cold here...havent done much in the last couple of weeks...working on the right door window frame and quarter panel......Doug
Do you keep your distance from jay when hes working on the door re-make.........
good to see things are still cruzin along.
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Insert impressed comment here,..
Wow just seen this thread. Damn caddy is nice man. Like all the quality work being done. Was looking for info on the frame, Who built it for you looks great. Cant wait too start wrenching on my 54 again.
Nice work James. I want to see your 49 "IRL"
james do you cuddle your chassis at night
Hi James ..Was looking at chassis jpg#18 engine mount..is it a solid mount you have gone for?? or has it neoprene inserts.....Doug
Hi James...I have made a similar system to mount my engine..using a very flat rubber mount off a small diesel engine .......Doug
Hi James....."Man" .... thats a big box section in them rails...but you'll need it with that big motor.......Doug
Hi James .. Great that it all worked out...Im useing the same set up....Doug
isn't the HAMB good hey james.......
Your car just keeps looking better.
Still looking good James!
Hi... James..Jason......still playing with my right door....lenghtened 10"..chopped the window frame 5" and lengthened ..... done both the inside garnish molds ..to suit the same...set up for electric window and solenoid door lock.....Doug
Doug, I know what it takes, lots of very careful work, I applaud you on your work.
There is a little bit more work on these to go yet.
Add to what has been done so far, a change to a one piece door glass and suicide hinges. Plus the actuator release and power windows like yours.
ain't it fun?
Glad to see this one come back to life again...
Had an awful lot of work going on around the property, almost all done, just have to paint the Barn and I'll be done with all of it.... and then back on the Caddy full time.
I love this car and I just seen this.
I know you have put a lot of time and effort into this car and it's a shame you have to get rid of it. Good luck with selling the car James, someone's going to get a great, one of a kind custom.
Hi James...Thats great news....will be looking forward getting yourself resettled.....Doug
Very ambitious project.
Cool. I made a similar decision & don't regret keeping the car. Quite the opposite. You have a load of work in this car, more power to you.
Good news glad you can keep it. I can't wait to see some progress when you get everything settled.
Good to hear you're keeping the car James!
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