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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by blackout78666, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg just finished up my first shakedown run with the 31 sedan I've been building for the last year and can't wipe the shit eating grin from my face. I feel like I've done something wrong and got away with it haha..I've built a lot of cars but this has by far been the most rewarding ...after fabricating the patent pending moon tank mounts it was time to quit looking at it and drive it!! Took a couple quick squirts with it to make sure nothing was leaking or falling off and then took it on a 5 mile trip to a buddy's house on a dirt road. The car rattled and banged and was loud as shit and there was no windshield or roof or Windows and a hole in the floor and it was awesome. I'm totally rambling but this is one of the coolest feelings ever. Still have a lot of work to do but it's a driver. With a stoked driver!!!
     
  2. flatford39
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    You should detail how you mated what looks like a slant windshield fordor cowl to a two door sedan body. I am really interested in what you did just above the windshield to make it look like a Deuce. Are those Model A Vicky doors???

    Nice looking build with some innovative ideas.
     
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  3. mrspeedyt
    Joined: Sep 26, 2009
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    soooooo cooooollll....
     
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    YES! Cowl details please. Bob
     
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  5. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    Hell, it isn't even my car and I'M smiling too ! :D Nothing like that first ride, is there? Great looking hot rod for sure and the Buick makes it even cooler.

    Don
     
  6. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
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    image.jpeg 32 header panel mated to the a sedan body. The car came to me with this already done. The doors were stock Model a sedan doors and I built them to match . the upper portion of the doors I used the inner radius pieces from a 32 truck door .Pie cut the model a door pillars to match the laid back front. Weird transition from overlapping a to the inset 32.
     
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  7. blackout78666
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    image.jpeg That nailhead is no joke. No problem in the giddy up and go. Spent some time fussing with the progressive linkage and got it sorted out. Loud and fast and funner than shit!!
     
  8. PKap
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    from Alberta

    I can see the moon tank mount gaining popularity at shows next season......
     
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  9. Looks great. Do the tank mounts come in different colors?

    Sent from my SM-G900V using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  10. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - ya done good
     
  11. spinout
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    from Dallas, TX

    Just in time for summer croozin'
     
  12. Sporty45
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    from NH Boonies

    Very nice! Let me know when you start selling the moon tank mounts!! :cool:
     
  13. blackout78666
    Joined: Jul 3, 2009
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    I'm putting a kit together now with bailing wire and zip ties. Ha! I just got so damn impatient I rigged that tank to the front so I could drive it. Would have romped on it harder but I was worried it would fall off, I'd run it over , and blow up like a bugs bunny cartoon. Found on road dead.
     
  14. AVater
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

  15. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
    Joined: Dec 27, 2009
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    I am calling my stock broker in the A.M. and buying all of the ratchet strap and zip
    stock that I can get my hands on.

    VR&C.
     
  16. trollst
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    There's no ride like the first one, no matter how many cars you build.
     
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  17. oldwood
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    I like the Buick brake drums to match the nailHEAD.
     
  18. blackout78666
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    I love those finned brake drums! I scored a 50's Buick speedo as well. First nailhead and aside from the gigantic starter right where the steering column wants to go I'm into it. And yeah that first ride, and this one in particular was hella cool.
     
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  19. Man that thing is sick! Love it. Looking forward to my first ride in my sedan this summer.
     
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  20. What did you use for your steering box?
     
  21. blackout78666
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    8:1 Schroeder box. Tons of research on here and planning before full commit. I was worried once it was all built as I couldn't hardly turn the wheel with it sitting in place. Once I took it out today worries are gone. Drives like a go cart.
     
  22. clem
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    Nice !
    Thanks for showing us.
     
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  23. 117harv
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    Congrats, enjoy. :)
     
  24. Tim
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    from KCMO

    Feels like your going to puke from excitement right? How great is that haha. Cool hot rod man
     
  25. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
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    Way f*&king KOOL!!!!!!! love the windshield area! I have a cousin that lives in San Marcos say hi to him for me if you see him.
     
  26. I SMELL SMOKE
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
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    I SMELL SMOKE
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    Awesome little car. Congratulations !!
     
  27. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
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    from kansas

    Nice job! Keep us updated with the rest of your work!
     
  28. atch
    Joined: Sep 3, 2002
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    sure hope that you were sitting on a 5 gallon bucket like the rest of us were on our maiden voyages...
     
  29. Hackerbilt
    Joined: Aug 13, 2001
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    Sits soooo nice. Cool car...:D
     
  30. el Scotto
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    el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Very rad dude!!! Know that feeling and love your car!!
     

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