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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrodfab32, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 570


    My new favorite build on the H.A.M.B. I'm going to wad my thread up and throw it out after seeing this work of art!

    Thanks for sharing all the detail!
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  2. There just isn’t anything else to say, is there! Amazing build!
  3. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    The front shocks needed to be cleaned up. The oil was drained. The housings were ground smooth, sanded and given a satin finish with an abrasive brush. The valve that screws in them had a big rusty hex head on it. I decided to put a SS flanged head on it like spring hanger nut. The head was turned off with a 3/8 dia. boss left in the middle. A round 1-1/8 stainless plate with a 3/8 hole was welded to the valve that would be the flange. The head from a stainless 1/2 bolt was cut off and welded to the flange. Then it was finished in the lathe. IMG_4881.jpg IMG_4661.jpg IMG_4662.jpg

    The shocks have 3/8 holes but a bolt with a 9/16 head won't fit them so SS flange head bolts with a 1/2 head were made the same way for them.

    5/8-18 flanged nuts with 3/4 hex like the spring hanger nuts were also made for the brake anchor pins. The head of the king pins were replaced with SS ones like the wishbone bolts. This is what everything looks when its finished and put together.
  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 7,916

    from Mesa, Az

    You are very talented.
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  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 13,989


    Yeah I guess it looks OK.
  6. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,292

    from Essex, Ma.

    Daaaaamn, it's going to be a shame to paint all of this beautiful craftsmanship!
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  7. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 459

    from NZ

    Very nice. You need to fuck something up so we can poke holes at it.
  8. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    I do fuck things up. I just don't take pictures of them.
  9. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 556


  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,870

    from oregon

    That was my feelings also, this has become more art than a hot rod, don't in any way take that as criticism because this is the kind of project build thread that I just absorb when looking at photos.
    You know what they say about art!
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  11. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    I think you might be exaggerating a little. Looks like old Ford and Buick parts cleaned up and made to work together to me.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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  12. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    Last edited: Sep 5, 2018
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  13. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 11,870

    from oregon

    I wasn't exaggerating!
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  14. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,524

    big duece
    from kansas

  15. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 4,888


    True craftsmanship. You have the gift of vision. The hardest part of fabricating for me is ''seeing'' the finished part before starting.
    Beautiful work.
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  16. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 761


    Stunning stuff! Thanks for sharing!

    A Q if I may - the rear section of the exhaust appears to be solid mounted to the rear crossmember. Is that so? And if so isn't that going to vibrate and / or fail to deal with expansion? I'm not trying to shoot you down here, I have a similar setup but with bushings but I'm needing to redesign as I've nothing to prevent the exhaust from moving away from exactly where they needs to be - which is important (to me) when they visually frame the QC rear. I could double up the bushings but I'm liking yours for its simplicity.

  17. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,287

    Kan Kustom

    WOW !!!
  18. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    I've never mounted one solid in the rear so I don't have a definite answer. There will be short tailpipes added on and I don't want them to move back there so I figured I'd try it. I'm hoping that even though it's mounted solid in back that the rubber bushings will take care of any engine vibration before it reaches the back. As far as expansion there are a lot of bends in the system. The ones over the rear are almost 180*. Everything will only have to give a very little to account for the extra length. Rubber sway bar link bushings are used for isolators that do a good job at controlling vibration. They will allow more side to side movement when laid flat with the bolt vertical if not over tightened. I figured when the car is done I'd loosen the back bolts and see how much tension was actually on them. If there is a problem I will drill out the tabs in the tailpipes, bend them back a little and add 4 bushings.

    IMG_4716.jpg IMG_4720.jpg
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  19. Hotrodfab32, thanks for building such a great hot rod and for sharing pictures & explanations.:cool:

    Seeing projects like yours inspires amateur hacks like me to attempt to up our game.:rolleyes:
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  20. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


    Filter mount from 2" SS exhaust tubing.

    IMG_4605.jpg IMG_4609.jpg IMG_4740 2.jpg
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  21. hotrodfab32
    Joined: Mar 23, 2010
    Posts: 46


  22. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,267


    Stunning Hot Rod
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  23. Fitnessguy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2015
    Posts: 1,211


    Not sure how i missed this build up until now but glad i found it. great workmanship my friend, be proud. Looking forward to seeing the rest of it.
  24. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,197

    from east , tn.

    Man I love this car:)
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  25. The last several picture series - pure hotrod porn. I just keep going back for one more look while I wipe drool off my tablet. Beautifully executed.
  26. gary kessler 1932
    Joined: Apr 16, 2010
    Posts: 53

    gary kessler 1932

    I just want to know one thing?? when. r u going to learn to WELD???? AMAZING!!!
  27. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 925

    Mike Colemire

    I'd clear coat the chassis and install lexan floors and firewall. That is way to nice to hide it.
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  28. simpsonrl
    Joined: Aug 31, 2017
    Posts: 79


    Damn nice work/ welding! When you welded the Center in, did you weld both sides? Or did the weld penetrate that much and weld thru to the other side?

    Do you use a Tig? Or Mig?


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  29. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 4,768

    from Wa.St.

    "I think you might be exaggerating a little. Looks like old Ford and Buick parts cleaned up and made to work together to me."

    I have an old Ford & Buick parts, cleaned up, hopefully will work together and it doesn't look anything like this...............................................................................
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