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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jake Sippl, Jan 20, 2016.

  1. Jake Sippl
    Joined: Nov 11, 2015
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    Jake Sippl
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    from Detroit MI

    Not much to update lately, but I do plan on painting the grill shell before Autorama, so I took it apart, and am going to be dropping it off to my painter fairly soon. Probably going to have it gloss black, but am also debating gloss red, like the rest of the car. 20180116_185817.jpg
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  2. Jake Sippl
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    Jake Sippl
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    from Detroit MI

    On the note of the grille and radiator assembly, how to people mount them straight up vertical? Mine sits at a slight slant back, and I was wondering how difficult it would be to either make, or pick up shims that could slide under the radiator that would correct this problem. Anyone have any thoughts? Somehow I feel like this would be a @mike bowling question haha
     
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  3. sloppy jalopies
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    i'm not mike bowling, ha ha, but I am mike smith...
    lengthen your radiator support rods...
     
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  4. mike bowling
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    all Mike's think alike, lol.
    If they're steel, easy fix with threaded rod. If they're stainless , not so easy
     
  5. sloppy jalopies
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    Not too bad, cut off the firewall end of the support rods so when you weld on a 5/16" stainless carriage bolt it will extend the rod's length to what you need...
    remember to get your flat washers and jam nuts on first...
    ... mike150 what do you think ?
     
  6. kustomdeluxe
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    Cool build.
    Something that caught my eye though, is your dash board gauge bezel on upside down?
    Could be just me and feel free to tell me to mind my own business, could be my jealousy for a coupe!
     
  7. Jake Sippl
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    Jake Sippl
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    That's a great idea! and super simple to do as well haha
     
  8. Jake Sippl
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    Jake Sippl
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    To be perfectly honest, I'm not really sure what specific bezel it is, so I don't really know if it's on upside down.. I found that bezel at a swap meet, and after contemplating what direction to put it, we decided with what you see there. If someone knows who makes this unit, I'd love to know what it is.
     
  9. Jake Sippl
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    Got the grille shell off to paint yesterday. For the sake of time, I decided on gloss black, simply because it's easy, fast, and much better than a flat black grille shell on a gloss red car. I didnt want to take the time to try and match the red since I have a lot of other things to do in order to make Autorama.
     
  10. Jake Sippl
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    Couple updates. Getting closer to Autorama. Getting closer to being done on the car. Its mainly the little things now that need to get done before the show. I corrected the radiator angle, and fabricated some new radiator supports. For 100% freehand, I think they turned out pretty good. 20180211_144316.jpg 20180211_144349.jpg
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    pictures in the shop are pre grinding, pictures on the car are final product. I may get them chromed eventually, but not before Autorama
     
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  11. Jake Sippl
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    Also managed to get the suspension changed around so that both batwings are facing the same direction. Now the steering won't rub anymore. It was also a complete PITA to get it done. 20180212_212458.jpg 20180212_213812.jpg 20180212_213817.jpg 20180212_213936.jpg 20180212_220853.jpg 20180212_231026.jpg
     
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  12. big john d
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    try an oil filter for theold 249 four cylinder volvo it will screw right on and is only half as long
     
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  13. big john d
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    sorry 240 volvo
     
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  14. Jake Sippl
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    Here's the progress on the grille shell. The front of it was so badly chipped, and really badly rattle canned, that we decided that it would be worth it to completely re do it. Sanded it down, re sprayed it, and my friend who is a pin striper did a small design on it.
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  15. Jake Sippl
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    Final prep continues! Move in for Autorama is 3 days away and we are just buttoning up the last bits of the car. One thing we did was get the steering painted and mounted up. 20180225_161956.jpg 20180225_163225.jpg
     
  16. Jake Sippl
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    Also mounted the license plate. Something I probably should have done a long time ago, since before now I had it taped to the back window. 20180225_164231.jpg 20180225_164822.jpg 20180225_170807.jpg 20180225_170830.jpg
     
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  17. GASSERBOB
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    Looking real good. Bob............
     
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  18. Jake Sippl
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    Jake Sippl
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    Thanks!
     
  19. Jake Sippl
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    Jake Sippl
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    We made it to Autorama! Hanging out with the guys from Singlefinger. Cant wait for this awesome weekend![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G950U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
  20. sponge
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    Looks great, have fun.
     
  21. GASSERBOB
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    You did a nice job. You should be very proud. Have a great time. Take a lot of pictures. Bob.......
     
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  22. quickrack-alan
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    Hell of a car that!
    I love it.
     

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