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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dirty54, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
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    Chevy54
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    from Orange, CA

    Nice work on the headlights...dig the way they came out.
     
  2. lorodz
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    wow you work fast ..hood looks good with the peak in it ...keep it up
     
  3. resqd37Zep
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    from Nor Cal

    That Cad 500 looks right at home in there. Thats adds a lot to the kool factor.
     
  4. skyrodder
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    Nice work, you gonna put some 2 door doors on it or leave the shorty doors?


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  5. engine138
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    Nice work Dirty cant wait to see her done
     
  6. Dirty54
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    thats a great idea to use the longer doors , i wanted to eventually slant the b pillars anyway so that we be perfect time to do both. Anybody out there have some doors for sale haha..
     
  7. robleticia
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    looks great Dirty, really diggin the Caddy motor!
     
  8. 57JoeFoMoPar
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    Caddy motor is awesome, but I have to think that thing is going to get awful hot, especially in the summer. I've been there and done that. Even with 2 fans and the bigger radiator, I'd be willing to bet that thing will get real hot when you're stuck in traffic on the LIE in the middle of July
     
  9. Dirty54
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    yeah we shall see motor came in the car so i havent run in summer yet , runs very well so far but if need be we have plenty of spare options just collecting dust
     
  10. modeltme
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    very nice work,Lynda
     
  11. Dirty54
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    Ok we got the last of the old garbage wiring out of the engine compartment and plugged up all the holes on the fire wall .Then it was time for some new one piece steel lines for the fuel, transmission , and oil pressure gauge . Also made up a new set of longer spark plug wires to clear the new bigger valve covers.
    Lastly we mounted and balance some fresh WWW for the front , Once again it is great to have a Coats 40-40A Tire Change and an Accuturn 5500 Wheel Balancer right in your basement ;)
    DSC01609.JPG
    clean
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    mount
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    balance
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    final
     
  12. billys54
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    Still lookin good keep it up
     
  13. MUNCIE
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    Really nice work there,looks like you even have a brake lathe in your basement as well.Dang how big is your basement...? :)
     
  14. Tin Can
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    The car is coming along nicely
     
  15. lorodz
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    nice work.....you and your dad work quick....
     
  16. Buddy Palumbo
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    The car looks great so far .
     
  17. ricktard
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    from spokane

    Sweet ride dude. Keep up the good work
     
  18. Dirty54
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    So yesterday while working on the car there was one piece of metal trim left on the car right under the windshield that holds the wipers in place. This piece was bothering me and i wanted to remove it but that is how the wipers mount in the bezel
    1-24-11 Orig. Bezel.JPG

    So while i was at work my father machined up some custom bezel to hold the wiper in but still be able to remove the metal trim along the windshield . i have to give it to him he did his magic once again
    1-24-11 Close Up Custom Bezel.JPG
     
  19. lorodz
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    cool somtimes its the little things that makes the big diffrence
     
  20. Dirty54
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    a good before and after shot
     

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  21. choptopdoc
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    from tulsa

    Lookin good man!
     
  22. Dirty54
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    few more detailed pics
    Original Molding Removed.JPG

    Stripped-Cleaned for Welding.JPG

    Bodywork.JPG

    Original Bezel (1).JPG

    Finished Custom Bezel.JPG

    Wiper Mount.JPG

    Overal Finished Wipers.JPG
     
  23. Wagonmaster2
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    Cool! Thanks Dad!!
     
  24. Dirty54
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    Well we have gotten most of all the body work done just the tail end left , the rear quarters needed ALOT of work. But time was taken now everything is nice and smooth and all the gaps couldn't be any more perfect !! The original tail light bezels got frenched in today and all the trunk holes have been filled. Even got the original trunk lock back in working order. Not much rat left in this rod !! Seemed like this green would never come to and end but we can see the light now :cool:

    2-5-11 Before.JPG

    2-5-11 Rough Opening (LT).JPG

    2-5-11 Rough Opening (RT).JPG

    2-8-11 LT Tail light.JPG

    2-8-11 RT Tail light.JPG

    2-8-11 Trunk Overall.JPG

    That bumper is on its way out of here shortly!!!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 8, 2011
  25. MUNCIE
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    Nice work!!
     
  26. jerryjagger
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    from salinas Ca

    Very nice ride indeed.
     
  27. metalix_421
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  28. SLAMIT
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    lookin cool. im not sure on all the trim gone though cant say I am fellin it yet. I like some trim to break up body lines here and there. but who knows you might make a beliver out of me.
     
  29. jadam54
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    from DENVER

    those headlights look great. keep it up
     

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