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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BIG REDD, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    couple small updates.

    front grille and lights are on. I went with some hella lights as opposed to the standard sealed beam, its a little bit of a cleaner lens and is considerably brighter.
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    and the seats are completed ( the fronts dont have the lower side trim or the tracks yet)

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    and the rears.
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  2. Rynos63
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    Man that looks good...
     
  3. T-DeWitt
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    I like it, top notch stuff.

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  4. BIG REDD
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
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    BIG REDD
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    some minor updates.

    Decided to pull the headers and clean them up and polish them.

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    Im very happy with the result, and cant wait to see them turn a nice gold.

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    replaced the worm clamps with gates powergrips.

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    installed my rear view camera

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    bodyworked and painted the rearview mirror mount

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  5. Rokkern
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    Just finished reading the 10 pages ! Badass work, inspirational project, love the engine/trans combo and you actually made that shitty looking engine look quite good ! It`ll be a great driver once finished I`m sure ! Looks killer !!

    Thanks for keeping at it and posting, even the none approved HAMB stuff ;)
     
  6. That by far is the best profile ever for a 54 chevy. Nothing else will do looks great
     
  7. ls looks bad ass too!
     
  8. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    Thanks. Even though it is a modern motor I tried to make it look as simple and classy as possible.
     
  9. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    small update, I brought the car out to Tucci Engineering in Marcy NY so the rest of the glass can be cut and installed. While its out there I will be going out periodically to button up some small ends such as A/C lines, Steering stops, Air filters and some small stuff.

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    I also fabricated a panel to hold the ignition, the headlight switch, and the cruise control buttons.

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    which is almost invisible once the extra key is removed.

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  11. banditomerc
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    Did you cut down a new laminated rear glass?...or are you using lexan?
     
  12. BIG REDD
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    Car is still out at Tucci Engineering, not too happy with the pace of things but I was told itll be done by the end of the month. I did get some stuff done, Not pictured but I did get the door openers installed, made a mount for the OBD2 port, finished up the taillight wiring.

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    I also got the front garnish moldings chopped down and fit.

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  13. YJ4000
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    I may have said this before. I really like the way this car is turning out!

    Ryan.
     
  14. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    SO the car is tuned and back home. It made 400hp and 385ftlbs to the tires through a fairly big converter and an auto. I put some miles on the car and its scary fast. Ill be doing a bunch to get it ready for the Adirondack nationals this weekend.

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  15. The37Kid
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    NICE! That car sure has the look. Bob
     
  16. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    So a nice little update, Ive been thrashing to get the car done and ready for SEMA. I managed to get it "done" haha.

    first off one of the local shows I went to about a month ago I ran into a guy with a bone stock unrestored 54 chevy. Funny to look at it next to this car.

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    Then the transmission started slipping, well $2200 later I now have a new one that is rated for the proper power.

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    and the new one

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    after the mechanical was addressed it was time to do some cosmetic. I had painted the car back in February however never sanded and buffed it. I did this because I knew the car was gonna be shifted around a bit from the glass shop to the upholstery shop ext ext. Sure enough by the time I had got the car back the hood and one of the fenders had gotten scratched and needed to be repainted. so once that was done I finally took the time to make the paint perfect.

    3000 grit

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    5000 grit

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    and the result

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    Next up is the license plate, its kind of a unique plate in that it belonged to a New York Senator, So in addition to the plate I also got a brass senator parking pass that would have been displayed on the dash. So as far a a license plate frame I looked and looked for something that would be fitting. Ultimately I came up short so I had an idea to continue the mid 50s politician theme, the " I like Ike" campaign that Eisenhower ran in 1952. So I drew up a design for a frame that I would think would be period. I then had my friend Nick 3D print it.

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    I then painted it to look like a 60 year old cast metal frame.

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    next up was the interior. I had the seats done back earlier in the year but dropped the car off to get the headliner, door panels and carpet done. I drew out the design and had the guy make it. However I did have to do the rear garnish moldings due to the chop.

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    and the final result.

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    I did move into a new house which finally has a 2 car garage so I can have both of my cars under 1 roof, and on top of that the car gets shipped off to Las Vegas tomorrow for the SEMA show, so stay tuned for that!

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  17. YJ4000
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    Very nice work. Have fun at SEMA.

    Ryan.
     
  18. Johnny C.
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    Nice car and great build. Like the style of it.
     
  19. BIG REDD
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    BIG REDD
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    from upstate NY

    so some pictures from sema.

    one final touch prior to it leaving, functional rear view camera thats on all the time.

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    loaded up in the trailer.

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    unloaded

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    cruising the strip a little.

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    went out of town to get some proper pictures of the car.

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    some taken with a proper camera.

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    now for the actual show.

    set up day.

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    the sponsors booth

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    all set up
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    battle of the builders reception, did win anything but once I saw some of the other cars i was competing against (including chip foose and bobby alloway cars) I couldnt be mad. The car who placed were all 500k plus builds built by huge shops.

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    Caught David Freiburger checking out the car and chatted with him for about 10 minutes. Super cool guy and loved the car.

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    later that day the car popped up their instagram.

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    sema rollout
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    sema ignited

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    and thats a wrap
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