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Belly Tank Build Update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sailingadventure, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. COLOR: YES on the black body, cream scallops with a 1" red outline around them. Also a little Von Dutch pinstriping in red.
     
  2. sailingadventure
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    You`re the winner! That`s exactly what I had in mind.

    Thanks
     
  3. rockable
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    Looks like you're on the home stretch, Jeff. I'm glad I got to see your build in person before you reassembled it. You've done a great job on this build!
     
  4. rottenpop
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    Coming along for the ride on this one. What a build!
     
  5. sailingadventure
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    Here are a couple of videos we took yesterday. It was the first time I`ve driven the chassis. Nothing fell off, nothing caught fire, and I was able to get back to the shop. It drives even better than I expected, but it`s a little hard to make a 3 point turn. After all it`s built for going in a straight line. Now we`ll be painting the body and installing it within the next couple of weeks if all goes well.

     
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    004.JPG 005.jpg 006.JPG 009.jpg 011.jpg 014.JPG 015.JPG Here are a few more pictures I took today. They were taken in our paint booth and I think all of the white fooled my camera and made it look kind of "artsy". Anyway here they are.
     
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  8. Iceberg460
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    Very very nice. I could spend hours looking at those pics
     
  9. Thirdyfivepickup
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    That's a work of art for sure! Damn, that is nice!
     
  10. jipp
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    thats is sweet. congrats, following through.. she sure wants to go in a strait line. the first tanker i can remember has to be the mooneyes belly taker.. when i was like 15 in some magazine of my step dads.. ( well now im not sure if this is the car i remember cant find a picture of it.. o well, hell only 36 and my memory is going.. blah ) cool stuff.
    chris.
     
  11. BayDog
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    Great build! I'll be following this one.
    BayDog
     
  12. willie57
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    cool, that has to be a lot of fun to drive.
     
  13. sailingadventure
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    016 - Copy.JPG 006 (5) - Copy.JPG 012 (3) - Copy.JPG 007 (4) - Copy.JPG 014 (3) - Copy.JPG 016 (2) - Copy.JPG 003.JPG 015.JPG DSC02793 (1280x960).jpg DSC02778.jpg DSC02799.JPG The last few days have been busy trying to get the body ready to paint. Here are a few pictures I took Saturday and today.
    I`ve also started to build the trailer for the car. This has gone faster than I thought it would.
     
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  14. Sakke
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    This Bellytanker is just work of art!!! I have a soft spot for these. Keep posting pics: I can`t wait to see this finished!!
     
  15. sailingadventure
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    Thanks, I`m working on it every day now that I can see the end coming. I`ve given myself a deadline of August 20. IT WILL BE FINISHED BY THEN!
     
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  17. Dan Warner
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    August 20th, one day after the last run at Speed Week.

    DW
     
  18. rockable
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    Well, Jeff? Is it finished?
     
  19. dana barlow
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    Loved the hole build, would like up date too
     
  20. pbr40
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    just found this thread and it is bad ass!!!! very nice build!!!
     
  21. sailingadventure
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    Hi guys, Some of you have been wondering if the car is finished, well yes it is. I know everyone would like to see pictures, but I can`t put any on the internet until the magazine article is published. The reason for the August 20th completion date was for a photo shoot.
    The car will be in the next issue of Traditional Rod and Kulture and it should be out very soon. I will have more pictures on my website at that time and will be starting a new project soon. I hope this one won`t take six years like the last one.
    Thanks everyone for your interest,
    Jeff
     
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    _MG_8968 - Copy (800x533).jpg _MG_8896 - Copy (800x533).jpg _MG_8962 - Copy (533x800).jpg _MG_8983 - Copy (800x533).jpg _MG_8819 - Copy (800x533).jpg _MG_8885 - Copy (533x800).jpg _MG_8942 - Copy (800x533).jpg 011 - Copy (800x600).jpg 012 - Copy (800x600).jpg 013 - Copy (1280x960).jpg Rod And Kulture Cover 001 (581x800).jpg Magazine Article 001 (581x800).jpg 001 (3) (581x800).jpg Magazine Article 002 (581x800).jpg Magazine Article 003 (581x800).jpg At long last the article in Traditional Rod and Kulture has been published. While I didn`t make the cover, I did get four pages.Here are a few pictures of the finished car.


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  23. 64ONEOFF
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    Thant thing is wicked, Good luck
     
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  25. BCCHOPIT
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    That thing came out killer. Is there room for a cage or a class to run it as is.
    I cant what to see your next one keep us posted.
     
  26. A Duece Bruce
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    WOW! What a fantastic scratch build! You are a very talented hotrodder. That thing is beautiful. Hope I get to see it someday. Thanks for the great build thread. Can't wait to see what might be next. subscribed.
     
  27. derbydad276
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    please bring this thing up to the detroit autorama
     
  28. Belly Tank is on my bucket list.

    That thing is killer. Congrats on the article you should have made the cover.
     
  29. sailingadventure
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    Burlington Photo Shoot 006.jpg Burlington Photo Shoot 007.jpg Burlington Photo Shoot 008.jpg Thanks everyone, it`s been a fun build and I learned a whole lot. Here are some of my friends helping me finish in time for the photo shoot.
    Richard Beggs, Bill Hampton and Steve McCain
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2017

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