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Projects Almost Funny - AWB Barracuda Funny Car Build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by squirrel, Nov 27, 2017.

  1. Lol. A Shark or a Barracuda? A Moose or a Elephant?
     
  2. squirrel
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    They never got around to scooting the rear wheels forward on that one...but yeah, Pandemonium!

    I did get it rolling last night, but didn't post the pics I took.Took a bit longer to do the tin than I expected, but that's ok, my schedule has some padding in it.


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  3. bobbytnm
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    Amazing progress!
     
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  4. Looking really good Jim.
     
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  5. patman
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    Keep the paint simple...
     

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  6. squirrel
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    A shot of the interior....still haven't riveted the front floor, I'm wanting to get the shifter stuff figured out first.

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  7. looks great
     
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  8. enloe
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    from east , tn.

  9. Stogy
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    A Barra Ra Ra Cocka Du Da...:D...I was wrong it's "Babararacucudada"

    It was a funny radio commercial which is stuck in my head for ever and ever.
     
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  10. So that's where my college ride ended up. Nice work, Squirrel!
     

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  11. vitamindart
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    that is Awesome! cant believe how fast your moving, feel like I'm stuck in concrete in comparison.
     
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  12. enloe
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    It is a shame that you couldn't make the gas filler right in the center of the big circle on the trim.
     
  13. squirrel
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    The gas filler will be up front...so no, that wouldn't work. I did cut off the filler neck, and screwed it back in place, so I'll put a gas cap on it, in the stock location.
     
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  14. Nostrebor
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    Spoken like a true Engineer!

    I'm thoroughly enjoying watching your precision unfold.
     
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  15. ididntdoit1960
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    from Western MA

    "Ain't no match for the cuda"
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  16. enloe
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    That is a classic movie "Wraith"
     
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  17. luckythirteenagogo
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    You're doing a great job, at a record pace no less. Keep going! Get the motor in so we can hear it come to life!

    Sent from my SM-G920V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  18. squirrel
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    it'll be a little while till the motor's in...still waiting on some big parts for it.

    I cut some doors up today. The new fiberglass doors are for race cars, with fixed windows. I need the windows to go up and down, so I had to cut off the flange at the top. I figured the easiest way to recreate the correct contour at the top of the door, for the window felts and vent window to attach to, was to cut off the originals off the steel door, and bond them in place. So that's what I'm going to do. Wish me luck.

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  19. I see an air rivet gun in your future, or carpal tunnel.... :D
     
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  20. squirrel
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    I can still do it by hand...
     
  21. Runnin shine
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    I suppose at this point even though your busting your rump, you must be enjoying this project?


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  22. theamcguy
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    Forget air, Milwaukee's new 12V rivet gun is great. Lightweight no cords, no hoses, put in a battery start riveting.
     
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  23. Is that traditional ? :D I had a project years ago that had over 200 stainless rivets, that's when I went to air. Way before theses new fangled battery thingy's ! :cool:
     
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  24. squirrel
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    most of these rivets are aluminum, except on the firewall, and those are small. I don't have any problem with it. I put over a thousand rivets into the Airstream trailer a couple years ago, too, all by hand.
     
  25. No engine hoist required either.
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  26. squirrel
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    I guess I'll see if I can get ahold of some panel bond adhesive in the morning. It might work....

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  27. That adhesive is some tough stuff. No reason it shouldn't on that area of the vehicle.
     
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  28. Brilliant idea on the doors. This car is awesome!
     
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