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

  1. 37RAT
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 145

    37RAT
    Member
    from Wisconsin

    Couldn't find any stock or after market exhaust to clear the steering column in the "A" so made some out of SS Dairy pipe--
     

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  2. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

    dabirdguy
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    I made a custom grille from my '50 PU:
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  3. sedanbob
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 110

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    Dash extension and console for my '33 sedan
     

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  4. The_Monster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2003
    Posts: 1,805

    The_Monster
    Member

    Cool thread topic! Heres a couple techs articles Ive done in the past to my projects!

    Wiper cable/drum conversion
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=752593

    tunnel stock taillights
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=697768

    cheap 12v wiper conversion
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=530519

    cheap universal hood supports
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=485979

    custom paint
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=455415

    bearclaw latches in a suicide 4dr
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=184189

    Also, make a piggy back dual master cylinder conversion using the original gutted assembly! Easy and cool!!

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    Plus! make some wooden wheel stands on your lunch break! No more jack stands in your way under the car! Screw each level of wood to the next and youre golden!

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  5. topfuel55
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 145

    topfuel55
    Member
    from Hebron IN

    Man, I just checked in to see whats up, Wow! Great stuff everyone love seein' what turns others cranks. Langy I was hoping you'd chime in. Always love seeing your work. Not to diminish everyones elses submissions, all great stuff. I'll add one more I've been working on for about eight years(not every day HAHA).
     

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  6. Drewski
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 275

    Drewski
    Member

    After building the bed for my 55 F100 I decided that I wanted smooth running boards instead of the stock ribbed style. I still had some extra metal left over from the bed so I gave it a shot at building the boards.

    Mocked up the shape I wanted in wood.

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    Some cutting and welding.



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    Exhaust exit through the board.

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  7. topfuel55
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 145

    topfuel55
    Member
    from Hebron IN

    wow that bed is crazy. When I started my car I started to built the parts I could build cause I didn't have any money. Then after a while you start having more and more built then bought. You get crafty when you're broke. I'm happier with the parts I built than anything I could've purchased. When people ask about your bed or any of things the rests of the other posters put up you can say I built that. And the pride of ownership extends to the fact that it didn't exsist before we picked up our tools.
     
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  8. Drewski
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 275

    Drewski
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    Thanks for the positive comments. Since my truck has been a budget build from the start, I try to make any part that I think I may be capable of. And yes, there is a sense of pride in knowing that I built a lot of the parts in my truck. There are certainly some over the top parts shown in some of the previous posts. Personally I don't have the real estate or the money for some of the equipment used to make some of those parts, but I still enjoy seeing them. A mill or a lathe sure would be nice to have but most of the guys I know are doing good to have a welder.

    I hope to see more of the things that are shop built in this thread no matter whether it was made with a lathe or was shaped with a file.
     
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  9. chevy3755
    Joined: Feb 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,055

    chevy3755
    Member

    very good thread guys.....
     
  10. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 615

    Cali4niaCruiser
    Member

    I'm always impressed by what comes out of the woodwoork. Nice parts fellas. Nothing to write home about, but here's two I'm proud of.

    Column

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    Steering Arms
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  11. topfuel55
    Joined: Apr 18, 2010
    Posts: 145

    topfuel55
    Member
    from Hebron IN

    I'll put up some more. I built a quick release steering wheel taker-offer. I know I could've bought on but where is the fun in that? The only problem I have with it is you don'y want to rob a bank then try to put the whell back on, I have to figure out how to index this thing better. The sad part is everything is off set so it only goes on one way, however you can get it to star on the wrong way. A little fine tuning and it will be great. And it was free(not including my labor.)
     

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  12. 60srailjob
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,218

    60srailjob
    Member
    from nowhere

    cool..nice work guys....great craftsmanship..........
     
  13. I recently cast up this little piece to hide my dash warning lights. It measures about 2 1/2" x 3/4". And has three led's, blue, red and green.;)
    I'll prob get flamed for taking the photos on a "street rodder" magazine:eek::eek:
     

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  14. lehr
    Joined: May 13, 2004
    Posts: 602

    lehr
    Member

    Blister and console.
     

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  15. barrnone50
    Joined: Oct 24, 2010
    Posts: 571

    barrnone50
    Member
    from texas

    You might be a poor speller but you sure do Bad Ass building that console!!
    Man that is sweet. Wish I had that talent!:D
     
  16. lehr
    Joined: May 13, 2004
    Posts: 602

    lehr
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  17. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,240

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    This is the most recent piece I made. I couldn't buy a shift lever for my 833 that was the correct position so a friend let me use his shop and we turned this out of a piece of 1 inch hex stainless, tapered and threaded the end and curved it using his induction heating machine which does not discolor the stainless. Then I polished it and it looks store bought.
     

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  18. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,660

    Truckedup
    Member

    From scrap laying under my workbench..

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  19. blue 49
    Joined: Dec 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,860

    blue 49
    Member
    from Iowa

    I just finished up this pedal assembly for my Henry J.

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    Blue
     
  20. toreadorxlt
    Joined: Feb 27, 2008
    Posts: 733

    toreadorxlt
    Member
    from Nashua, NH

    Some recent stuff I'm happy with.

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    I made these... Inspired by Jamey Jordan..
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    My cowl Steering Pitman arm
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    replacement visor for my pontiac.
     
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  21. mattrod68
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 517

    mattrod68
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    really dig the quilted look on the bomber seats, very very nice touch.

    matt
     
  22. BarryA
    Joined: Apr 22, 2007
    Posts: 643

    BarryA
    Member

    Made these O/T grilles from 19 gauge steel, chrome plated. The stainless mesh was shaped, then powder coated.
     

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  23. I made my rear bumpers and exaust from ss
     

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  24. dabirdguy
    Joined: Jun 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,404

    dabirdguy
    Member Emeritus

    I made a grill for my '50 GMC PU:[​IMG]
     
  25. sparky1562
    Joined: Feb 8, 2009
    Posts: 22

    sparky1562
    Member

    Is that console all metal? Any details on the build?

    Looking at this thread, i know I am a rank amateur, even if that! :eek:
     
  26. scootrz1
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
    Posts: 269

    scootrz1
    Member
    from usa

    windshield stanchions made these on my bridgeport out of matl we had at work from a helicoptor blade job we dont do any more gonna finish this winter with fins to match headlight brackets
     

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  27. Karmann fresh air grills? I like.
     
  28. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326

    willymakeit
    Member

    I don't have anything to show but I can appreciate nice work and talent.
     
  29. Barn Find
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
    Posts: 2,312

    Barn Find
    Member
    from Missouri

    nice work here
     
  30. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 16,442

    Paul
    Editor

    I like this

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