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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by dumprat, May 31, 2015.

  1. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
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    We used John Deere Blitz Black on my son's Studebaker wagon. The paint job is 20 years old and has only been inside a few nights in that time. With a good wash and a little TLC it would look almost new. I used Rust-Oleum flat black on my '53 pickup in 2012. It didn't bond well and never really hardened. Where I tried to touch it up with the rattle can version it turns gray and simi gloss in a short time. The truck looks like crap. It looked so good when we did it. I hate paint! :(
     
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  2. dumprat
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    I have painted boats and boat trailers with this stuff. It holds up pretty well. Ya just have to make sure it has a good surface under it to grab on to.
     
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  3. Maicobreako
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  4. dumprat
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    IMG_2043.JPG I won't say I hate body filler, but we aren't friends.

    I waste more than I get on the car. And I sand off more than stays on the car. So I have developed a zen like approach to filler. 1 can and we're done.
    And yes grasshopper we are getting close, and when it's done we are painting this thing, ripples and dents be dammed! It's an old truck.
     
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  5. dumprat
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    IMG_2061.JPG Well it ain't straight, it ain't smooth but it's sure shiny! And miles better than cold chisel and bullet holes.

    Sometimes the dumbest shit makes ya happy.
     
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  6. Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

  7. Looks good to me! On to the next task.
     
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  8. Crazybillybob
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    from Ohio

    Pretty enough for an "Old Truck"
    Keep at her!
     
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  9. dumprat
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    Pretty busy weekend! Went to @Stllrng. 's place yesterday morning and used his lathe to machine down another flywheel. It fits great! Thanks Fred.

    Nice to see my posture when running machines still sucks.... IMG_2077.JPG
     
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  10. dumprat
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    Once I got the flywheel and clutch installed I bolted up the trans, the flathead flywheel is a little thicker than the buggered hemi one and I had to freeplay left. So I hacked out an adapter out of some 3/16" aluminum. This helped fix the freeplay and moved the trans back a little. The input pilot still has lots into the bellhousing. IMG_2074.JPG
     
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  11. dumprat
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    IMG_2076.JPG Once I got the trans in I was able to put the cab back on! Super happy about how it fits. Clearances are good and the pedals can actually move down a bit in the cab to make some more foot room. Pretty awesome day.
     
  12. Tim
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    Man that’s awesome!
     
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  13. Runnin shine
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    That there my friend is turning out to be a mighty fine hot rod! It’s posture is much better than the machinists. It certainly doesn’t look cheap ass.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  14. 64 DODGE 440
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    Like the all black with black wheels. Very businesslike.
     
  15. These guys pretty much covered it. Looking good!
     
  16. dumprat
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    Hard to believe I have about 10 grand in this truck including $5000 in rebuilding the hemi. But that doesn't count count zip discs, welding gas, and really good friends.
     
  17. Tim
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    Never add up the zip disc etc haha
     
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  18. dumprat
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    Is going to take five years to get the smell of them out of my nose!
     
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  19. LOL, that should be an indication that you should be wearing a shop mask! I've got myself almost trained to put mine on as soon as I smell them now.

    I get cutoff wheels and grinding discs on scheduled delivery now :D
     
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  20. Six Ball
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    That is one tough looking little pickup! What a cool build! It never suffered form all the changes but just got better.
     
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  21. dumprat
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    @Six Ball it might not have been a straight line, but I knew what I wanted
     
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  22. Six Ball
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    Yeah, I started following this because of the inline engine. I'm glad we both stuck with it. :D
     
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  23. guitarguy
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    I was just asked today what I had in my "cheap build". Well truth be told, the rolling, ready for engine chassis and body, about $3000-$3300. Not bad. The engine I'm building, double that. I like my really nice engines in cheap chassis's.....It's kind of my M.O.

    Adding up the little shop supplies would probably shock anyone doing a project.
     
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  24. dumprat
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    Shop supplies are still cheaper than a golf habit.
     
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  25. 64 DODGE 440
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    And hopefully you don't lose your balls.
     
  26. Gall dang Matt! Kickin ass!
     
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  27. dumprat
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    Sort of car related(I need a table saw to build a T roadster wood kit). I need to do some wood work to clear up a bunch of item off the do it list. I could have gone and spent $200 on a Chinese piece of crap table saw but I found this on market place for $30. 1952 Rockwell delta table saw with a new 7-1/2" blade. It was ugly dirty and rusty. I gave. It a good cleaning, repaint, lube and it will get a switch wired tomorrow but it works nicely! It will likely last me the rest of my life. IMG_2078.JPG
     
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  28. Six Ball
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    from Nevada

    Neat old saw. I'm still getting my wood working tools sorted for the Chevy roadster wood. Almost done rebuilding my granddad's table saw. I got the band saw working great. I bought several new Milwaukee 18V tools yesterday, not all for wood. Progress soon I hope.
     
  29. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
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    Nice score on the saw.
     
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  30. dumprat
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    from b.c.

    IMG_0004.jpg While not car related, my wife and I wanted to add some classic style to our 90's spec house. So we approached it with hot rod ethic. Parts from other peoples cast off reno jobs and some skillful shopping got it done for pennies on what it would have cost to get a contractor to do it.
     

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