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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by topfuel55, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. topfuel55
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
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    topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    So I've been thinking on this for awhile I'd like to see some pictures of parts you've made for you car(s), stuff you have no recipt for because it came from you heart mind and hands. Or something you've made for your car that you're really proud of. I'll start it off with some of the parts I made for my modified Gas Cap, Firewall gauge panel, Dash panel. Gas pedal, and brake or clutch padal, can't remember which pic I put up. Now show off you're proud of.
     

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  2. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    from MB, SC

    nice work.is it mostly lathe work.
     
  3. topfuel55
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    topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    Thanks, mostly mill work, with alot of hans finishing then needle scailing to make it look like cast.
     
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  4. 64ONEOFF
    Joined: Nov 30, 2011
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    from Md.

    I wish I had those skills. Awesome work man.
    This is a console I made from Old Harley tanks. Not as intricate, but cool.:)
     

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  5. topfuel55
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    topfuel55
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    That is cool! What's it in, cause that looks cool too.
     
  6. mattrod68
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    where can i find some info on needle scaling? i can do some fun things on a lathe and mill but usually the look will stop me. any tips or diy to point me in the right direction.

    thanks man good looking stuff
    matt
     
  7. 64ONEOFF
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    from Md.

    Its in a 64 Fairlane 500.
     
  8. dragsled
    Joined: May 12, 2011
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    from Panama IA

    Very nice pieces you've made, Most of my hardware ,brackets, shifter, and handles are handmade ,I really like my steering wheel , most all I've done with grinders and files, Plus lots of elbow grease:D Tim Jones
     

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  9. lawman
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    That is so so nice !!!!
     
  10. topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    Thanks Matt, I got a Harbor Fright Scaler and beat the points up on some steel to soften the points and just go to town. If you stay off the part just a touch the pattern is real soft, then just hand buff with some polish or wax if you could see it up close it's hard to tell it's not cast. I tried to mill a small draft into the part,like a casting would have and picture what would be left as cast and what would be polished. Looks fairly authentic. I handed the dash panel to a friend and he asked who cast it, That was good enough for me.
     
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  11. topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    That stuff is great! I love getting to use stuff I've built, You get to use yours at a high rate of speed(even better). Most of the stuff I built for the car has been in the house for a time, and my wife laughs at me because most of them have slept near my side of the bed. You don't build parts you develop them, along with a relationship.
     
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  12. Slag Kustom
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  13. topfuel55
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    topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    Slag, Hell yes that's what I'm talkin' about. Every one of those you put up is right in the wheel house. Thanks for sharing.
     
  14. Slag Kustom
    Joined: May 10, 2004
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    I call it my catalog car.

    every part is ordered out of some catalog

    just like any other part it needs a little work to fit right.
     
  15. androcathr
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    That is cool! What's it in, cause that looks cool too.[​IMG]
     
  16. saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Heres a fuel pump bracket I carved out
     

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  17. 53 COE
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    Who would even think of that - sick.

    :cool:
     
  18. no limits
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    no limits
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    from Louisiana

    here's a pretty cool gas pedal I made for my son's truck..
     

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  19. topfuel55
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    topfuel55
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    from Hebron IN

    Is that going in that C-cab? Either way it's cool.
     
  20. dragsled
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    Great thread you started , Some Great fab skills on the HAMB, Tim Jones
     
  21. no limits
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    no limits
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    Funny you said that.. We was fighting once I built it..LOL
    It would go nice in the C-cab... Might just have to make another one..:D
     
  22. 53 COE
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    53 COE
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    Made the front bumper guards and matching year nurfs from old bent wrenches that were given to me in a showbox full of crusty old tools...


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  23. Ossablt
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    from Utah

    Ram Jet 350 air cleaner & 34 Ford radio/a.c. console.
     

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  24. finally got round to adding to the thread. These are some of the castings (in ali) I've done for my modified build. First is a copy of a motormeter, 2nd is firewall wiring junction box. Third is dash panel, forth is pedals and quick change cover, lastly gear knob.
     

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  25. Drewski
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
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    Bought a couple sheets of steel, some 1" and 2" square and built the bed and tailgate for my F100. Lots cheaper than buying new and I was going to modify it anyway.

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    Roll pan from modesty panel from a mayline drafting table.

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  26. tfeverfred
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    That pickup bed is awesome! Great work.
     
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  27. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    langy
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    Some of my stuff, mostly stainless steel but some steel and some fibreglass, I like to make my own parts as they are unique and cheap !!!



    Brake pedal box & steering column

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    Valve covers

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    Scoop surround

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    Roll cage

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    Switch panel

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    Door mirror

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    Thru the frame brake fitting

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    Garnish moulding for a T coupe

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    Another door mirror

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    Door handle

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    Olds engine mount

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    Headlamps

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  28. Jeff J
    Joined: Mar 15, 2007
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    Made some taillight stands to mount on the 32 ford coupe on the rear frame spreader bar bolt holes and a license plate holder and light bracket.
     

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  29. GrimGreaser
    Joined: Jan 12, 2013
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    Mine aren't near as fancy as some, but I'm damned proud of them regardless. My custom Hudson valve covers are my favorite, even if nobody else can see them :) . I've also customized a Mopar gear starter to turn over the Big Six after continually breaking the original 6V starters smacking them with 12V. Various brackets and mounts have been made for my radiator, oil filter and coolant overflow. Working on some custom accelerator pumps for my Carter WA-1's and have some oil pump mods in the works.
     

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