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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by apound, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. 65COMET
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    Carmel Ford in picture is a 64 Falcon,close cousin to a Comet. ROY.
     
  2. ClearSpot
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    I think he's referring to this hood? I think it looks cool as is.Nice job Cshabang!



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  3. rcktscientist
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    Not surprising, I'm Doorslammer Challenged:) After building several rails I have a project car sitting in my driveway waiting for me to have room to start (long story). It's gonna be similar to the Old Reliable Vette but with a 280ZX shell. Long and low, tilt front. Biggest challange will be the rear wheel wells. KR
     
  4. Dominic great looking comet.
    Clearspot, Cshabang that hood looks cool.
     
  5. teddisnoke
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    Just finished locking up the new (second set!) of 5.83's in the Rocket. Pray for good weather this Thursday for a few trial launches!
     
  6. 65COMET
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    Dale;will Irwindale be open?Thursday is first day of Winternationals qualifying. Myron;thanks for posting the pictures,nice looking hood.I'm trying to decide what to do about a hood,when my new engine gets built it will be too tall for my twin scooped hood.My friend put a cowl hood on his car,looks OK,not my favorite though. ROY.
     
  7. dogpatch customs
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    a few pics of armageddon its hand lettered but there are a few flaws. still needs wet sanded and prolly shoot another clear coat over everything. That will have to wait till after the autorama and a little warmer weather. this paint has been fighting me for 3 weeks now. finished her up sunday, started putting all the chrome on last night.

    will post more pics when i get it outside in the light, hopefully someone can copy and re-post em larger for me.

    george
     

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  8. 65COMET
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    George;LOOKING GOOD!!! Straight out of the 60s,you got your big bellbottom jeans and platform shoes?!!!! TOO KOOL!!!! ROY.
     
  9. porkshop
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    George. Looks great cant wait to see It in the light of day.....JOHN
     
  10. teddisnoke
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    Just got back from a test drive...

    Scary, on the street. Now, officially, its a handfull of a car!
    5.83's = ;)
     
  11. ClearSpot
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    ROY,too bad we're not a tad closer to each other.I'd clay model you a teardrop on your ram air to a desired height.I'm really surprised crites hasn't done that combination.It's a pretty simple shape.

    Myron_
     
  12. Cshabang
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    Yes sir, thank you, forgot I had posted them....Appreciate the kind words. I learned a lot doing that hood...
     
  13. 65COMET
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    Myron;I appreciate the thought!! I have plenty of fiberglass experience so I'm not concerned on that part.I'm just not sure the combo hood is what I want,I want to stay "period" but....... ROY.
     
  14. 65COMET
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    Dale;I'll bet the trans shifts quicker now!! Irwindale should be fun,looks like Thursday will be OK on the weather.I'm headed to Pamona to watch some Stock and Super Stock qualifying,should get to see two sessions.Give me a shout on how the Rocket performs.I wish we still had a National Open here in So.CA.,really enjoyed them. ROY.
     
  15. Analog Dog
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    Got video?YouTube?
     
  16. teddisnoke
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    No. But picked up a weird harmonic vibration I"m trying to chase down. Its funny how you take a step forward, then find another issue or two that puts you backwards. Working now on mounting an electric fan up front. I think the mechanical fan was not liking the idea of close to 8000 rpms on a regular basis....:) Fun stuff...
     
  17. Muttley
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    Hey guys...............do any of you happen to have a driver side window regulator from a hard top or convertible that you dont need? I cant find one anywhere. Porkshop offered me the one out of his car but it wont work.........the post sedan uses a different style than the hard top. There is also a repair kit available but it only works on the four doors & post sedans. I've also checked out a local Mustang restoration shop and they wont work. Its the only thing holding up the interior installation.
     
  18. 65COMET
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    Muttley;shoot me a PM with your contact info. ROY.
     
  19. dscomet
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    Here are pictures of Arnie Beswick car at Mecum's auction last spring.
    I have had it with snow can't wait for spring.:)
     

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  20. dscomet
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    more pictures cont.:)
     

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  21. Troublemaker427
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    Nice article in this weeks National Dragster about Larry Reyes with a shot of Tom Sturm's '64 AFX Comet which he drove.
     
  22. 65COMET
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    dscomet;great pictures! Do you know where the Comet ended up? A lot of history in that car! ROY.
     
  23. Muttley
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  28. ClearSpot
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    Some Comets at Autorama 2011.


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  29. ClearSpot
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    Some Comets at Autorama 2011.

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  30. ClearSpot
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    Some Comets at Autorama 2011.

    What a nice '64!

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