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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ty johnson, May 12, 2013.

  1. ty johnson
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    Thanks Joe. Kinda had one of those already. Sold it, went to Sweden.
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  2. 4 banger 4 life
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    Cool coupe I really dig your biuld..
     
  3. ty johnson
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    Thanks. It's taken me longer than i hought to get this far for sure.
     
  4. oldsjoe
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    That one is cool too! Or was I guess!
     
  5. my47buicksuper
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    from sunny fl.

    Building something from nothing is the American way good job keep it up its looking good
     
  6. Very cool keep the updates coming.
     
  7. ty johnson
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    Been trying to get my a$$ in gear on this thing. Got out in the shop today and finally got some primer on it. I sealed it with DP90 first, then shot 3 coats of CP440 2K primer on it. Probably block it with 220 one more time and apply 3 more coats of CP440 and block with 400-600 paper. It looks good enough now probably to sand with 400 and paint, buut once more won't hurt it.
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  8. jackalope
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    Ty,

    That is looking absolutely awesome! I wish I had your body work and paint skills!...........
    Grant
     
  9. ty johnson
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    I've been sanding away on this ol bomb! I think i finally got it in final prime. Got the deck lid fitting and looking good as well. I made a frame that sits inside of the roof opening. It is going to be removable for a nice sunny day. Got my color picked out and on the bench waiting. Dark Burgandy with a Ivory firewall.
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    Pulled the body yesterday to finish up the frame. Gonna try to get this thing in paint by the end of the month.
     
  13. Squablow
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    Car looks great and I love the horse-trading story that got you here. My girlfriend is doing a '51 Chevy on a budget of $1.

    I like the maroon color too, I think it was a great choice. I could see the body lines getting painted black against that maroon for a bit of two tone, too.
     
  14. ty johnson
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    Thanks and never really gave it a thought about painting the body lines, but now it is.

    Thanks,
    Ty
     
  15. ty johnson
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    Got my frame painted up. Also added a sort of K member style to my crossmember.
     

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    Brakes are all plumbed as well as fuel lines and trans lines. Engines and trans in. Gonna paint the firewall and put this body back on this week.
     
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    Looks good this far, keep it up...
     
  19. ty johnson
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    Slowly progressing
     
  20. It's coming along,
     
  21. Squablow
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    Lookin' good all set back together, it's close!
     
  22. ty johnson
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    Getting closer.


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  23. bromark
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    Ty I hag a great time meeting you and your wife when I picked up the speedster. It looks better in person and you are what the car hobby is about. A great guy doing a great job.
    Thanks for the garage tour and the speedster
    Mark
     
  24. Muttley
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    Looks are more important than comfort.
     
  25. ty johnson
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    It ended up being 5. LOL Had a fold down Caravan seat in it until last night when i switched it out for a stationary one. It can sit flat on the floor. The fold down one needs to sit up off the floor about an inch. It's all about the seat someone said and it's about true.
     
  26. ty johnson
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    Thanks Mark. It was nice meeting you and your wife. Glad ya made it home safely.
     
  27. T-DeWitt
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    The A looks like its getting closer!looks good.

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  28. ty johnson
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    Getting even closer.

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  29. T-DeWitt
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    I like the color.

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  30. ty johnson
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