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At Last...I'm Showing my Junk! (Model A Progress)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vegas, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    I don't talk on here a lot, but I do a lot of listening! :D I am actually going to start a thread, and post the most recent pics of my 1929 coupe though, cuz I'm so excited that I can't stop smiling after finally seeing the body on the chassis today. I started this project in March of 2008 by getting the body, and a whole 1953 Chrysler Town and Country wagon that actually ran to get an engine. Well, enjoy! If anyone is interested in seeing earlier pics of my progress, let me know, or check out my album on here.
    -Corey
     

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  2. Ghost28
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    hmm... HEMI LOOKING REAL GOOD
     
  3. wingedexpress
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
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    If thats junk i'd like to see your good stuff!! That gonna be a good looking car. Keep it up.
     
  4. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    very cool!!! you're about as far as I am with mine. You've done some nice work there!
     
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  5. ModelAMafia
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
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    I like it, keep up the good work.
     
  6. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement! If you checked my album, this is what I started with. Of course it will look lots better, in my opinion, when it is chopped too! ;)
     

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  7. pompadour
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  8. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
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    You are no longer allowed to use the word "junk", You ain't got junk. LOOKS PRETTY GOOD TO ME.
     
  9. Rich B.
    Joined: Jan 23, 2008
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    Look's great man! Love Hemi Coupes! Great
    progress for starting in March.
    Rich
     
  10. damnfingers
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
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    Nice work...looks like the body was in decent shape when you got it...hardly *JUNK*!
     
  11. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    I DON'T see no JUNK! That is a very NICE Project you have there!How much y' planning on chopping it?That first time seeing the body on the Chassis is a great feelin' for sure!Nice work, man.

    Nick.
     
  12. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    I'm planning on a 4" chop. I already channelled it 4". I'm not super tall, but I think it might start getting uncomfortable past that point. They sure look awesome chopped 6", but I don't want to over-do it. This is my first time building a car like this, and I want to make sure I like driving it as much as looking at it.
     
  13. the hemi looks good in there, thats gonna look mean with a 4in chop. keep the pics coming
     
  14. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    Should look Fuckin' stunning with a 4'' chop!I'm now thinkin' of chopping mine 3''.Post some MORE pictures of your progress, I'd like to keep up with it.Nice work.I really love that bloody Hemi,should scoot along nicely!:D

    Nick.
     
  15. ...doc...
    Joined: Feb 18, 2007
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    wow, that looks great.

    very clean
     
  16. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
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    Now stick a small block mopar in the wagon and you will have a very cool driver too!
     
  17. Dr59Elky
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
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    from Wisconsin

    Well it's quite obvious nef, that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Looking at your progress reminds me of 1960 when watching big brother do the same thing that you have accomplished.

    I like the way you think ahead and chop only 4" instead of 6". Ride comfort is more important than looking cool, especially as we "pack on" the years (words of experience).

    Remember that they just don't look as kool when wrapped around a tree. :D

    -Unk
     
  18. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    If this is your first build your a quick study. It looks like you'll have a super ride when your finished. what size Hemi came in the wagon.

    Frank
     
  19. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Nice HotRod :)
    Keep posting pictures and progress....
     
  20. moses
    Joined: Dec 7, 2004
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    looooooookn gooooooood !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  21. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    from Earth

    At last! A use for space saver spares. Nice work!
     
  22. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    This is my first build and hot rod, but I read a lot! ;) The hemi is a 1953 331. I know the extended blocks aren't as cool as the later ones, but I saw it run in the wagon before I pulled it, and it seemed to run OK, and it was local. I am crossing my fingers that I'll be able to clean, reseal, and paint it, and then run it for a year or two as is. I did get a 4bbl intake for it (took forever to find an early one with the thermostat in the intake manifold) and the correct WCFB carb, so that will be on it. I also have a set of Sanderson lake headers to use.

    As for the wagon....I wish I could have kept it around for a yard decoration at least, but I couldn't :(. The whole bottom of it was rusted away though. The odometer only showed like 23000 miles (I still have the cluster), and the interior wasn't too shot so....maybe the hemi will work for a while as is, or I'm just being hopeful! :cool:
     
  23. poorboy
    Joined: Feb 8, 2003
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    looks good man
     
  24. Brickster
    Joined: Nov 23, 2003
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    That's a good looking driveshaft.
     
  25. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
    Posts: 269

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    Well here's some more progress...it has a steering wheel, shifter, and seats!! :eek:
     

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  26. Nice fab work........is that a late 80's Ford F-150 trans.? (or MR5?)
     
  27. tattedfordguy
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  28. 32SEDAN
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    t-5?
     
  29. PoPo
    Joined: Jan 3, 2008
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    looks great man. Nice build!!
     
  30. vegas
    Joined: Feb 6, 2008
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    More progress...I made radiator/fan/grill shell supports, mounted the headlights, and I now have clutch and brake pedals! The trans is a T5, BTW. Yea, I know...the electric fan sucks...With the frame setup and channel though, there was no way a regular fan would have worked. :(
     

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