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How is everyone's car projects coming along?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 30FordNerd, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. EdselRich
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 287


    Another $100.00 spent today if that answers the question in the title

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  2. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
    Posts: 2,015

    26 roadster

    O/T car for wife has to be finished first and I am waiting on the painter............
    front end, rear end, steering, engine, transmission and other parts gathered for next Hot Rod.....................
  3. lukey
    Joined: May 27, 2009
    Posts: 668


    Dead in the water! Oh well, at least I have dry storage for house supplies:) I am literally nickel and dimeing it now. $5-$10 per paycheck till I feel safe spending money and know my job is secure. Oh well, it's's not eating anything. If it takes 5 years, so what.
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  4. grf-x
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
    Posts: 299


    Replacing the trunk cuz I couldn't bring myself to putting a new tank under something I was going to eventually have to replace. We've all been there with similar situations. One thing leads to another and another and another. Some body remind me why we do this to ourselves... oh thats right, it's hot rodding and we love it. :)
  5. Slower than a wet week full of Mondays,...I have to poke mine with a stick to make sure its still breathing!

    On the plus side my HAMB sourced tri carb & intake set up arrived from the US on Friday,....thats progress I think??
  6. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,388


    Very slow.
    I can't believe how long I now have to wait for parts to arrive from the U.S.
    I have changed my tactics some and have a source to ship to in Maine but that is a 6 hour RT drive.
    I try to get as much of my needed parts from different sources co ordinated for one pickup.
  7. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,981

    big duece
    from kansas

    Slower than molasses in January
    Joined: May 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,087


    7102010m.jpe Was bout to post this in the "sitting and rotting" thread. Been two yrs since I did anything to it.......
  9. Working on a rearend I got for my Hudson. Wheel cylinders done last night. Now just clean the whole thing up and give it new shoes and it'll be ready to go in and do some highway cruising. Now there's a lot more to do on the car but I like to keep it driveable between each step.
  10. telecustom
    Joined: Feb 17, 2009
    Posts: 336

    from Langey, BC

    Well not as fast as I hoped for this summer but still moving a long.
    I did happen to toss one together with spare parts..
  11. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 763


    Well...I started when I was 18...I'm 32 now...still not even close to done...good news is that I've built and rebuilt it in my head a lot.
  12. rancid737
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 219


    slow, but moving forward. Finally ended up fabricating motor mounts that I'm happy with after two failed attempts. That always slows me down.
  13. MissPrint
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 760


    S-L-O-W. . .S-L-O-W. . .S-L-O-W. . .

    With the new jobbie job, 14-16 hour days (tryin' to edu-ma-cate kiddos who are literally 3-4 grade levels behind :( in reading and writing), livin' in the sticks, and no place to work on the cars, need I say more?

    The '60 is rotting at Jobe's shop. . .I don't even want to know how high the weeds have grown around her in the months since I've visited her :(

    The '59 is running, driving, blowing out tires every chance I get, and her "primer" is now achieving a loverly shade of grey-ish with exceptionally unique "patina" lines. . .But at least she's still running (fingers crossed that she'll make it to the Dia De Los Muertos Parade, as promised my students :D).

    Can I have another day in, my day please? :rolleyes:
  14. Joe Didio
    Joined: Oct 7, 2006
    Posts: 93

    Joe Didio

    Three and a half years doesn't seem so bad now. 99% complete, she runs and drives well. A few items to complete this winter and a couple of things to fix. All is good.
    The Rodders Journal show in Baltimore was my first outing.

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  15. paleot
    Joined: Aug 29, 2011
    Posts: 220

    from louisiana

    I am close, Idler arm and exhaust are the low budget left to do.The front and rear bumper rechrome will probably be a Christmas present.
  16. gsport
    Joined: Jul 16, 2009
    Posts: 678


    slow sure does seem to be the way right now for most everyone....
    i just started to put a new wire harness in mine... but still alot slower than i thought i'd be on it..
  17. crashgravis
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 211


    I bought a running and driving Model A Coupe , but decided to go more traditional . I hope to have it going sometimes within the next decade .:D

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  18. Hell man, you know how to make a car look right!
  19. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,178


    I'm embarrassed to admit over 5yrs now and still not there. Usually I build them over a few years but this is ridiculous this time around. I need to pull my finger out. Already have a driver so lots of distractions.
  20. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,580

    from tulsa, ok

    My 39 Olds coupe gasser project has been on hold for a while. I've been trying to locate someone close to do a legal roll cage. I've been porting the BBC heads I'm going to use while I wait. Every time I do a set of heads I swear "this is the last pair of heads I'm going to port and polish", then I buy another project and it starts all over again. I've got a couple of new leads for my roll cage installation I'm getting ready to follow up on, so who knows, maybe I will get it done for next years HAMB drags.
  21. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,232

    from Missouri

    Slow got a good start then I fill guilty for not working on customer prodjects. Need to figure out how to get over that. Oh and that money thing holds it up. having to jackoff the dog to feed the cat.
  22. 34toddster
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,481

    from Missouri

    I'm sorry Beaner! But happy at the same time, Ill give you a present for your 38.
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  23. well got the rad,condensor, and electric fan in the 53 chev, next is rear air bags and that seems to be a mounting challenge to put a crossmember in and put bags in front of axle should take about a week, ordered a pump last nite , exhaust, lakers, body job and paint should last couple months

    not doing the indoor circus so i got time this winter

    then to do a engine swap on the 63 GMC not like long ago when it took 6 to 8 hours to do it may take about 2 weeks if i really hit it hard
    its time to start on the 41 Olds, put in a SBC and trans, do body job ,wiring ,rear end ,skirts lights get interior in and paint should taske a year or more but gonna give it my all and try to get it mostly done

    and hope life dont get in the way of full time funn, its hard to believe that i work full time on this and get so little done

    OH, i only did 44 shows :eek: last year seems hard to get much done in the warmer months, like clean car and go to show that is close to a 2 day job

    who would thunk we would get old??? never give it a thought when i was 40 and racing stock cars and kicking ass on travel and repairs it seemed so easy then:rolleyes:
  24. Ester Eddie
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
    Posts: 3,988

    Ester Eddie
    from Alaska

    Projects will be on hold until spring.I don't have a garage to work on them in.Winter is here.I will rebuild starters and clean this and that if I can.Plus working 6 days a week with 2 kids makes "free time" rare.
  25. Wow... I like that! Good work!

  26. Doesn't bother me as much as it could bother me. I know that it is gone to a good home. Just don't put dubs on it OK?

    Hey I should have wheels on it today.
  27. My two projects are going slow...

    Last fall I brought home a 33 Ford PU. It is a really nice project, but is in pieces. I started collecting parts for it and did some minor body work to it last winter, but put it on the back burner this past spring when I found my new roadster (avatar pic) since I was going for the same style build/look with the truck.

    I also picked up a pretty clean 39 Deluxe Sedan last spring. I couldn't pass up the deal and had all intentions of putting it to the back burner for a few years while I built the 33 PU. Well once I decided to halt the 33 I took interest in the 39. So then I started picking up parts and pieces for it.

    Now after driving my roadster for a summer, there are a few upgrades I'd like to make to it. My girlfriend and I have also been contemplating on moving. So to make a long story short, I haven't accomplished sh*t and spent most of my money!
  28. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,120

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    My nailhead powered 50 Chevy Sedan delivery is pretty much finished so now its my daily driver. I just got rid of a 37 Chevy Pickup that I was about half the way through and I have a 65 Chevy Panel truck that I will be starting on next. I got to have something to work on.
  29. birch grey deluxe
    Joined: Sep 7, 2012
    Posts: 15

    birch grey deluxe

    My project is drivable, but looks like hell! Slowly, but surely...
  30. rcavaliers
    Joined: Feb 20, 2010
    Posts: 153

    from downey

    got mine a full roller over the weekend (finally). just gotta go thru the Olds rear so she rolls a lil better :D

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