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Hot Rods CODY WALLS BUILDS LIL COFFIN FIRST VERSION CLONE !

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Cody Walls, Nov 24, 2023.

  1. Moriarity
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    Article says 37 Ford tube axle
    C5086FCD-35EF-4CA4-B973-0D4A84E54403.jpeg 0A2D00B7-4D35-4727-BD8A-4953E8245DD0.jpeg
     
  2. Will be watching Cody. A great undertaking for sure but well worth it. Brings back memories of my childhood and building models of the little coffin. You should fab up a life size skeleton as well.:D:)
     
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  3. will be watching....nothing cooler than a full fender channeled hot rod:)
     
  4. Stogy
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    Personally I don't mind it in that config but I think the version Cody's building works as well...I don't find a conflict with the Modern against the old as that thing was pretty modded body wise by then...These rides are an intensely personal thing...Its actually a Hybrid Really a mix of both...again just my opinion...​
     
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  5. Joe Blow
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    From Dave's article in response to Starbird's 1992 R&C story:
    "The car had several different engines during its first years. In Car Craft November 1960 the car is featured with its original grille and a 1954 DeSoto engine. The car was bored 3 13/16, equipped with larger valves, Isky camshaft, J. E. Pistons, Grant rings, reworked heads with 11 1/2: 1 compression ratio, Crower Manifold, four Stromberg 97's, Mercury clutch and 1939 Ford transmission and rear end."
    Would make the engine a 276.

    This is the only site I've found, with Dave's article, that contains the above paragraph:
    http://www.carnut.com/photo/garage/stuckey/stucp1.html
     
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  6. Cody Walls
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    Thank you everyone for your help . I greatly appreciated it
    On the search I go
     
  7. RDR
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    Being over 6 foot tall, I have never understood my love for channeled cars...
    Let alone chopped And channeled...But that's never stopped me from building and driving them.
    Guess it's just a sickness...
    Gotta love the ' Lil Coffin' for Sure ! Thanks for bringing back the early years of it.
    Good on ya Cody !!

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  8. ronnieroadster
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    Cody Outstanding project always loved the Cofin and heck I have the Aurora 32 SKID DOO in my model collection. I have a few 37 tube axles if your looking for one.
    Ronnieroadster
     
  9. Moriarity
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    @Sancho is our Kansas custom historian, wonder what he knows about the first version??
     
  10. That's great news ! look forward to following the build..
     
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  11. Cody Walls
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    Awesome . I’ll definitely be getting up with you when the time comes . Thanks Ron
     
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  12. Stuckey_modrim-1.jpg Dave Stucky's Little Coffin II. This is now owned by his daughter. She wants to sell. Didn't know I couldn't show modern wheels. It still is a Dave Stuckey original.
    Thanks to @Stogy for the Photoshop change of wheels
     
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  13. Outback
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    Cool, what's the story here?

    I have always liked the last version but have been disappointed that the early version's were lost.
    Thanks @Cody Walls for beinging it back to life!
     
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  14. Dave had been working on this version for several years before his passing in 2017. His daughter now has it for sale. Here is an earlier picture of it in progress. 800px-Dave-stuckey-lil-coffin-next-generation.jpg
     
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  15. Joe Troilo
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    I'm on board with this build. Going to be exciting to see Cody's progress.
     
  16. Tim
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  17. Moriarity
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    Wasn't Larry Farber Butch's uncle? I thought that he owned it during and after the transformation to the model car version? I know that Butch had Larry autograph a Lil Coffin post card for me. Wouldn't that be cool if Larry still had some parts from the orig build hanging on his garage wall? like maybe the front nerf bar headlite assy???
     
  18. That's correct.
     
  19. To quote an old line, I’d drive it. Hehe.
     
  20. Cody Walls
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    I havnt not . This is the first time I’ve heard his name .
     
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  21. Cody Walls
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    That would be awesome
     
  22. I sent you a message.
     
  23. Well hell! I'm on the edge of my seat with this one! I wonder if I can build a model of it as you build the real one? It would be a challenge to my skills for sure. It would be more of a "Squint" model of it most likely.

    I noticed the kit Moriarty posted is 1/32 scale. I would build 1/25.
     
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  24. Moriarity
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    I read somewhere that it was painted 54 Buick Titian red. Man that was once a tremendously popular color. From what I understand is the modern toners and metallics can't reproduce this color in modern paints. I wonder what the Buick guys that are doing restorations are using???
     
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  25. Cody Walls
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    Yes an from what I read black was left out an something else was added. An it was over yellow . Or a translucent yellow was overtop . ? ??
    From the car craft cover it looks a little orangish red , and from other photos it looks red red . Hard to tell exactly what it was with things being changed so much an colors from photographs being skewed
     
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  26. Nads
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    Very cool indeed
     
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  27. Joe Blow
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    Dave Stuckey:
    "I painted the car with Titian red, a 1956 Buick color. Steve Parks, a local pinstriper, had his mother, who worked for Wheeler Benigus, a Dupont auto paint store, mix the paint. I had her leave out the black and add 246-0887-H in it's place. I shot the color over a yellow tint mixing lacquer."

    In 56, Duco 246-0887-H was Medium Maroon.
    Screenshot 2023-12-02 7.49.16 AM.png s-l1600 (3).jpg
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2023

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