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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Piewagn, Jul 14, 2019.

  1. Piewagn
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
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    Thank you!! I'll be making a removable tonneau cover...
     
  2. RodStRace
    Joined: Dec 7, 2007
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    So, this started out as a project in a space at work that the boss was interested in, and we have all seen it go from an old frame to a complete hot rod. How has he and others there reacted to the transformation?
     
  3. Piewagn
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    Well...most believed that I would never finish it and thought it was just a pile of scrap metal that had no value......When I first fired it, the heads came poking around the corner... They’re in a state of disbelief and amazement at this point....they all want rides! :D:D
     
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  4. Knifemkr
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    What an inspirational build. Fantastic!
    Thank you for sharing the journey
     
  5. Piewagn
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    Thanks LT! Thanks for droppin’ in!
     
  6. Piewagn
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    Windshield in! Need to find all the interior garnish moldings and make some nifty wingnuts for the windshield locks....REALLY shitty brake pedal....must still have some air, real gushy. Still not ready for the ride home, but I’m hovering over the landing pad! Thanks for all the encouragement fellas!

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  7. Dick Stevens
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    Yup, it looks good from any angle! :cool:
     
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  8. Piewagn
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    Thanks Dick! Greatly appreciated!
     
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  9. loudbang
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    You are going to be flying around in it very very soon. :) You have to find one those old high school athletic type jackets with a black body and yellow sleeves now. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Piewagn
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    Geezus you crack me up!
     
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  11. Neilb
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    Awesome build. Nice job.
     
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  13. Piewagn
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    Damn! Would love to make it....hopefully my parts will come and I’ll have time for a good shake down....
    I had to order residual valves for the brakes....maybe I’ll see you there!
     
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  14. Piewagn
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    Thanks Neil! It’s been a long haul!
     
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  15. patman
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    Go! Go! Go!

    looks great!!!
     
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  16. Mart
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    Lookin' good, Pie. that's a wonderful achievement. It's great that you had a nice roomy and dry workspace. Kudos to the boss for helping you in this way.
     
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  17. Piewagn
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    Thanks patman! Can’t wait to hit the road!
     
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  18. Piewagn
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    Thanks Mart! Yep! He’s the kind of boss everyone should have! He’s as excited as I am....
    I had to order residual valves for the brakes, totally crappy pedal....I’ve bled and re-bled....and from my deduction, with the master lower than the wheel cyls, there’s nothing keeping the fluid in the cylinders.....I’ll get there Mart and take everyone along for the ride!
     
  19. Piewagn
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    This build was dedicated to this man....the one that started it all for me. My Father Mario “Mo”....his name will be going on it somewhere when I call my striper.....God bless you Pop and know I miss you every day....
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  20. This has been a fantastic build to follow along on - very well thought out and executed.
    I love the black and yellow. What a great looking ride!
     
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  21. Piewagn
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    Thanks SS!
    Yep.....had a vision in my head and executed my plan the best I could with the encouragement of you guys here on the H.A.M.B. and elsewhere. I wish my Poppy was here to share it with.....
    You guys are the best!
     
  22. Osoty
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    Any updates for those of us that have been patiently waiting?
     
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  23. Piewagn
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    Well Os.... I got ‘er home on a flatbed.... I just can’t do the tinkering I need to do when I’m constantly watching the clock.... Overheating and some driveability issues that need to be sorted. Unfortunately, I have to remove the that kick ass radiator....started leaking like a sieve as soon as I added a 4psi pressure cap. I wanted to wait until I had everything sorted before I do nice cruise video....I’ve had it around the block and she goes straight and true with zero bump steer....I’ve ordered a radiator and a new set of front tires.....you guys will be the first to get the video when everything is sorted. I absolutely appreciate the interest and added motivation.....hopefully by next weekend it’ll be good to go....will keep you all posted!
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  24. Piewagn
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    Crappy video.....but I'm posting it anyway! She drives wonderful! 3 on the tree works flawlessly....as I said above, straight and true down the road with zero bump steer! I couldn't be happier with how it rides..... Still have some driveability issues to sort, I think my fuel line is too small not allowing proper fuel volume. I addressed the leaky power valve, carbs stay nice and dry when shutting down with no bleed out. I installed a 1-4psi Holley fuel pump and had someone convince me to install a pressure regulator too. With the combination of the 1/4" line and the regulator, gauge is reading no more than 1.5psi..... It's got a lean "pop" until you get into the secondaries and it clears up. I have some 3/8" line I'm installing and removing the regulator and we'll see how it goes.....thanks for letting me ramble fellas, I'm slightly jazzed!
     
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  25. Aaron D.
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  26. Piewagn
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    Thanks Aaron!! Been a long time comin'! Didn't know what to do with my self leaving work at quittin' time....2 years of staying late got me in a certain groove. Gotta get used to leaving on time now.....:D:D
     
  27. Osoty
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    Way to go man. Thanks for the updates. Pulling into your garage had to be a good feeling
     
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  28. stinger40
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    Awesome, congratulations! Been following this build for a long time, nice job.
     
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  29. patman
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    Congrats! Nice job!
     
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  30. loudbang
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    Congratulations on your maiden voyage. :)
     
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