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Projects Enough monkeying around: let's build a 5w, or another 4dr bites the big one.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by thunderbirdesq, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    Thanks dudes, this just showed up... I've got two days to get it under the car and shook down before I leave for Bonneville...:eek::eek::eek: Say a little prayer for me if you get a chance, I just may need it. I have a feeling it's gonna be a LOOOONG 48 hrs...

    Off to the shop!

    -a
     

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  2. JeffreyJames
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    Good luck!!!! That seems crazy to put it in on this short of notice but i think you'll do it without a hitch. Just don't over tighten those axle nuts ;)
     
  3. Chemin
    Joined: Mar 4, 2009
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    Dear Salt gods please let the next 48hrs and several weeks be uneventful yet the most amazing trip for an incredible hot rod.
    Amen.
    There prayer said!:)

    Andy, work your ass off then enjoy the road.
     
  4. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
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    wow that thing is beautiful.
    goanna look at home under your car for sure..
     
  5. BigChief
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    Toss it in the trunk and install it out on the salt if it looks like you're running out of time. I'm thinking there's a few dudes out there that would be able to help you out.
     
  6. jimstro16
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    Wow man, good luck to ya.
     
  7. jdownunder
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
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    you build has been inspiring
    one of the best build threads i've seen
     
  8. Awesome! Who did the quicky for ya?
     
  9. davo461
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    x2
    Davo
     
  10. Fedcospeed
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    Hey A,Dont forget that extra gas can........Drive safe. Did ya make the pedal blocks for Daves feet??
     
  11. Flat-Foot
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    Install a quick change and have it ready for a cross country trip in two days??????? Next you're gonna tell us you will turn a clapped out 4 door into a chopped coupe in less than a year.

    Can you believe this guy?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  12. [QUOTECan you believe this guy?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:[/QUOTE]

    Nope...

    I'd swear he was a fictional Hot Rod Superhero if I hadn't met him a time of two. :rolleyes:

    Can't wait to see the Bonneville adventure thread!!!


    .
     
  13. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    QC is in, appears to working properly... Upon teardown found the ring gear that came out of the banjo that was under the car was missing a tooth (!), yes, really... and it was NOT in the case anywhere... also came across a cracked brake drum, crumbling brake shoe, and while chasing a noisy throwout bearing found a broken pressure plate... Fixed everything, changed the oil, lubed anything that moves, It's been a long couple days around here. Let's hope it holds fast for at least 5k miles or so... Thanks for the well-wishes and prayers... I'm bushed, going to bed, leaving in the am...:eek:
     

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  14. general gow
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    wish i was going with you. didn't pan out for me. rock on andy. be safe, and have FUN!
     
  15. F-6Garagerat
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    See you in Perrysburg.
     
  16. sawzall
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    well.. I am sure glad it wasnt anything major..[​IMG]
     
  17. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    God Speed Brother. Have fun and let 'er rip!!!

    Just a flashback to where you've come from....
     

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  18. Tony
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    Couldn't have said it any better :D
    Have a GREAT, SAFE trip Andy!


    Tony
     
  19. R.C.
    Joined: Jun 9, 2006
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    Have any pics of that speed demon quick change under the coupe. Glad everything went well.
     
  20. did I miss the pic of what tin was leftover?
    gogogogo
     
  21. patman
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    :D

    [​IMG]
     
  22. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    ^^^ Not enough rust or bondo^^^^
     
  23. LSGUN
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    from TX

    This thread is incredible.
     
  24. TexasSpeed
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    I wish my garage shenanigans were a quarter as exciting as yours. Perhaps when I'm a little older..
     
  25. perhaps when I'm a little younger... :)
     
  26. Outback
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    x2 :d
     
  27. flthd31
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    Here's a few pics I took yesterday (8/4/12) of the coupe at the Rolling Bones lunch break en route to Bonneville. This trip is the perfect crowning glory for an unbelievable accomplishment.
    This car was the highlight of the morning stop. Good luck the rest of the way, Andy.
     

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  29. F-6Garagerat
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    Saw Andy last night in Perrysburg, said the coupe was doin good on the road. Looks cool as hell. We were all huddled under the car canopy at the econo lodge staying out of the rain.
     

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