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51 ford wagon build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hupster, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. chevpickup
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 196

    chevpickup
    Member
    from Australia

    this thing makes me feel funny - absolutely beautiful!
     
  2. 39 tow
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 15

    39 tow
    Member
    from Utah

    I can't get enough. I am not even a Ford follower, but this car may change my entire look out. You are truly a craftsman and you are building a true piece of art. Just like chevpickup said this thing makes me feel funny :) there is a tingling..... well I better stop before you think I am "Weird" Keep up the progress!
     
  3. Wow this is a real first class build. Talent and patience. Makes me wish i never sold my Meteor wagon.
     
  4. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Thanks, guys. With the help of my tiny (4'7") wife, got the tailgate on today. It's got to weigh 150 lbs or more. The tail lights are original ford housings with the ends of 38 Chrysler housings welded on so I can run the 38 Chrysler lenses. These are the same as I put on my Hupmobile. I just love those late 30 Mopar tail lights. I also have a set of the full-basket Chrysler Airflow tail lights for my model A coupe (next build).
     

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  5. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,197

    shoebox1950
    Member
    from California

    This is really a neat build! I love all of the details on it
     
  6. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
    Posts: 1,932

    yetiskustoms
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    tons of work, looking good though. nice save
     
  7. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Thanks, guys.

    Here's another minor update. I've been waiting on the powder coater. Finally got my bumper brackets back and was able to install the rear bumper. Also added the tail pipe tips. Hope to get the hood hinges back this week so I can get the front fenders on.
     

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  8. Eddie's chop shop
    Joined: Sep 4, 2006
    Posts: 592

    Eddie's chop shop
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    hey your garage looks clean in this one....
     
  9. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    Boones
    Member
    from Kent, Wa

    well we see it at Wavecrest later this year? Car is outstanding..
     
  10. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    maybe not CLEAN, but at least a little cleaner.

    I'll have to give some thought to Wavecrest. I was hoping to make Woodies on the Wharf in June, but that looks unlikely.

    I did get it out of my garage today. My friends Richard and Mike helped me get it loaded and hauled to Richard's shop to stage it for Dave Putman to start on the upholstery. He should start on my car later this week. Here are a couple of pic's. It's looking like a real car now.
     

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  11. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    cowboy1
    Member
    from Austin TX

    WoW!! that looks so sweet. Great job on this build.
     
  12. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 526

    msalamanca
    Member

    Holy crap!!!!
    Looks amazing, love the dash, well pretty much love it all.
     
  13. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,945

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    Beautiful! You do great work, Gary!
     
  14. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Thanks, Cowboy.

    Thanks, Msalamanca. I think the dash brings some needed brightwork into the picture.

    Thanks, Rock.

    Here are a couple more shots. Richard's shop is a lot bigger than mine; so, the car doesn't look so huge over there.
     

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  15. WOW! And I thought your other car was killer......this is stunning, love the color.
     
  16. UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2004
    Posts: 4,824

    UnIOnViLLEHauNT
    Member

    And I haven't even gotten the flathead in my shoebox to start yet. I fail.

    Fantastic job, you are a beast!
     
  17. In one of my previous post I said I wasn't sold on the color of the wheels but the more I study the newer photos I gotta admit I have had a change of heart.

    Again,this woody is a knockout! HRP
     
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  18. bill s preston esq
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 315

    bill s preston esq
    Member

    i've had my wagon exactly 2 years and haven't done anything to it. i fail, too.
     
  19. C. Montgomery
    Joined: Dec 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,010

    C. Montgomery
    Member

    perfect! beautiful car!
     
  20. 50shoe
    Joined: Sep 14, 2005
    Posts: 640

    50shoe
    Member

    simply beautiful. green and gold, color of $ eh? fantastic car.
     
  21. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
    Posts: 2,166

    Stefan T
    Member
    from Sweden

    Why have i missed this thred

    Nice build
     
  22. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,889

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    Great job as usual Gary--can't wait to see it around soon
    Tim
     
  23. plywude
    Joined: Nov 3, 2008
    Posts: 700

    plywude
    Member Emeritus
    from manteca ca

    The car looks great, your workmanship is awesome, if you don't make WOW I look forward to seeing it at GG Woodies coral in Aug.............
     
  24. Amazing build. From page 1 to now is simply remarkable.
     
  25. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Thanks again Guys. I'm pretty excited. The upholstery should be done next week. We still need to make it run. Ed Umland (Eddie's Chop Shop) and our friend Richard Smith are getting the intake together. I want it to come home under its own power. Richard Sides helped me get the visor on. Here are a few shots from yesterday. That's Dave Putnam upholsterer extraordinaire and sometime car polisher in the pictures.
     

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  26. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Here are a couple shots of the interior so far and one of the intake with carbs and linkage attached.
     

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  27. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,945

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    Wow, Gary! That is going to be stunning!
     
  28. Holy Moly,,this has got to be one of the nicest builds ever on the Hamb,,,love the intake! HRP
     
  29. hupster
    Joined: Nov 24, 2007
    Posts: 341

    hupster
    Member
    from california

    Thanks, Rock.

    Thanks, HRP.

    Well, I haven't posted in a while. I was too busy trying to get her on the road. She made it to the Good Guys Pleasanton show this past weekend. I had not had her more than 5 miles or so from home before we started out Friday morning. Made it to Pleasanton (little over 100 miles) without a problem. Here are a couple pics. Having trouble uploading more. Will try later.
     

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  30. cowboy1
    Joined: Feb 14, 2008
    Posts: 914

    cowboy1
    Member
    from Austin TX

    Wow! This was a great build. Very nice job buddy.
     

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