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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GordonC, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    Just had to share this with the folks who inspire me. I am just starting into my 6th year of putting this car together and am coming near to the end of my build. I say near because are they ever really done? Anyway 6 years ago I had a vision of a black 31 Av8 sitting in my driveway on a sunny afternoon. Me washing and waxing the car. Buzzing the thing around the neighborhood testing, adjusting, and fiddling with things. Well boys I am here to say if you stick to it long enough and put in enough hours, dreams do come true! Started with a pair of bare rails and a Brookeville body that I traded my 47 Ford coupe for and here is where I am as of this afternoon. I did have some assistance from a few friends at various points but the only thing I didn't do was the final paint, although I did do all the prep for it. Just didn't have a spray booth and my HOA frowns on that sort of thing. Be gentle! Its my first completely build hot rod.

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  2. vtx1800
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    Just pretty darn nice!!
     
  3. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
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    from Buffalo NY

    Killer trad rod right there
     
  4. Stogy
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    A Work of Hotrod Art @GordonC...Congrats on this Milestone...I can imagine the Smile on your Face...You nailed it in my opinion...Thanks for sharing this and remember the journey is just beginning that was the appetizer...:D
     
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  5. Truck64
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    That is really tasty
     
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  6. 56shoebox
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
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    Cool man. I like the pinstripping on the rear fenders. The turn signals mounted under the dash is a unique idea.
     
  7. brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

    Sweet roadster.
     
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  8. Nice....really nice....go have some fun in it !
     
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  9. Corn Fed
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    Good for you on sticking to it. Now you can reap the rewards. Dont feel bad about it taking 6 years. I'm SUPER slow too.
     
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  10. Pftttt.....six years is nothin’


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  11. gnichols
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    Super job. We could use a few more pix, too, please!
     
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  13. GordonC
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    Kind words. Much appreciated! I have a lot of pics is there something specific you would like to see?
     
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  14. Stogy
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    A Link to your build is always good and whenever you take any pics...if you feel they capture the flavor of Hotrod Money Shot...Post it...;) You've done pretty good so far...How's it Running so far been out and about?
     
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  15. DAMN NICE BUILD ! ! !

    Hope you are proud of yourself for doing such a GREAT job.

    Njoy it and drive the hell out of it. Don't let it be a trailer queen.
     
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  16. arkiehotrods
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    Dadgum that is a nice build! You had the vision and you executed it most excellently!
     
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  17. Mr48chev
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    That is sweet.
     
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  18. Forgot to add that it is a fantastic car! Beautiful.


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  19. Really nice job, looks great
     
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  20. Great! Now, go run the wheels off of it!
     
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  22. el Scotto
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    Congratulations dude, that’s a wonderful feeling and a rad little dune buggy!
     
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  23. exterminator
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    Good job!
     
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  24. Murphy32
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    from Minnesota

    I'll say "bitchin'"
     
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  25. VANDENPLAS
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    EAA9288F-3B73-4D03-9A76-7D7185A3C426.gif Perfect.
    Absolutely perfect
    Ya done that is 6 years !!
    Just friggin perfect !
     
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  26. catdad49
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    Gordon, Now you are Really living the Dream! Great little roadster, Enjoy.
     
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  27. WB69
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    Awesome! Definitely something to be proud of! Now drive it!!
     
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  28. hfh
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    from Western MA

    Very nice Gordon!! Will you be driving it to Massachusetts?
     
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  29. GordonC
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    Its running really nicely actually. Not sure I can handle a cruise all the way to Mass. with it as that is almost 1100 miles from where I am. I do fit the car and all but it is a bit snug. I think this will be for mostly local stuff although I may trailer it up there. My brother has the twin to this except it is on a 32 chassis and I'd really like to cruise the two of them together before either of us takes the big dirt nap!:D
     
  30. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    Gordon, you’re being a little too modest. I’d say it’s a great day in your neighborhood. Nice work. I’d love to see close ups of your front fender braces as mine have given me some “challenges”.
     
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