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Folks Of Interest How many of you are true garage builders ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Roothawg, Jun 10, 2019.

  1. Mahty
    Joined: Nov 20, 2016
    Posts: 49

    Mahty

    I used to be in the biz, been out for 18 years. Now it’s just for me. Always have done everything but upholstery. My first attempt at that will be with my current project.


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  2. Woob
    Joined: May 11, 2004
    Posts: 352

    Woob
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    from Falcon, CO

  3. bigdog
    Joined: Oct 30, 2002
    Posts: 481

    bigdog
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    Do everything myself except machine work and upholstery. Bought a sewing machine so that's on the list for the next one.
     
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  4. pmdguy
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 33

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    This station wagon was the backup body for the "Grocery Getter" wagon campaigned by the "Bag Boys" Eric Larson/ Mike Garblic/ Wayne ? out of Ohio. This car was found in a salvage yard by Arnie Beswick, he knew the "bag boys" were looking for a back up car. When the bag boys sold their Grocery Getter wagon to build the Boss Bird funny car, they also sold my wagon as they no longer needed a back up body. It was a totally stock 4 cylinder car with MAJOR RUST!! But I wanted to save the car due to its history, and it was priced fair. Its powered by a stroked Pontiac 400/400 turbo and a 9.3 Pontiac diff. First time at the drag strip it went 10.74 @ 124 mph through the exhaust.
     

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  5. Unique Rustorations
    Joined: Nov 15, 2018
    Posts: 262

    Unique Rustorations
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    That is an awesome story!!! Great going on the save and enjoy driving it! Regards, Randy


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  6. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 220

    buzz4041
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    from Texas

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  7. brianf31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2003
    Posts: 495

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    I do everything except machine work and mufflers. Other than a nice Lincoln TIG welder and some Crafstman USA hand tools, most of my equipment is from Harbor Freight.
     
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  9. Me at 19.
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    Me late 20's ModelA_0002.jpg
    Me mid 60's (age not year) Not in picture, taking it.
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    Me late 60's Again taking the picture!
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    So yes, I am a garage builder.:D
     
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  10. I do everything I can, with what I have. My shop doesn't have power, so when I use a compressor or any power tool, I run a diesel generator to do my work, or push my project down the driveway to my house.
     
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  11. 63unibodyfan
    Joined: Dec 3, 2016
    Posts: 54

    63unibodyfan

    Done90% of the work on my 22x24 backyard garage , paint will be done professionally [​IMG]


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  12. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,815

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    from Alberta

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  13. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,240

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    I tend to do it all myself. I don't have a lot of free time and my hot rod budget is pretty minimal but I just keep chipping away at it when I can. It's not that I'm a tightwad, its just that I'm usually broke.

    I'm currently trying to button up the rear suspension. And then I'll tackle fabbing an open drive conversion for the banjo rear.

    Bobby IMG_1975.jpg
     
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  14. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,040

    ss34coupe
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    In the garage a lot of years ago - still the best way to spend the day. fender.jpg
     
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  15. Frank32
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 132

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    Count me in, I try to do as much as possible in my garage.
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  16. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 899

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    Everything but the machine work. I hope to buy the equipment to do that, too. As we dont have very many machine shops around here. Heres my first stab at upholstery....for my Unibody... 20190611_182849.jpg 20190707_000130.jpg
     
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  17. Flat Roy
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 380

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    It took 15 years to build this complete from the chassis up, including paint, in my garage. Only thing I didn't do was bore the block. It was my first and only. DSCF0004.JPG IMG_0008.jpg
     
  18. Andy's with Center Door 1999.jpg
    This was in 1999 when I started to rebuild the Centre Door T . Yes thats Andy Brizio's Instant T , C Cab, just before I sold it.


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    About 2011, the Centre Door built and the 37 Coupe was sorted in 2009 so the build of the A Tudor took place

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    About 2012 the Build of the T Coupe Body off 59.JPG

    Then about 2012 this big bad boy , I couldn't fit it in to the garage so I had a temporary garage on the drive. The wife was not happy after one year but thats all gone and forgotten now, its finished and the temporary has gone.

    So yes I have built mine in my own garage, apart from the Upholstery, some body work, and painting.
     
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  19. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six
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    I've built 2 race cars, one cruiser, 4 pickups and parked different cars of my wife's in my garage for 49 years but since the garage was attached to the house when we bought it and I didn't need to "build" one .....I'd guess I'm not a "garage" builder. :rolleyes:
     
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    Taken today, it's a squeeze
     
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  21. badvolvo
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
    Posts: 369

    badvolvo
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    Growing up on a small farm, we learned if you want it done, you have to do it. We built our home, built our shop, now we get to build cars.
     
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  22. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 693

    X-cpe

    I had an eighth grade music teacher define expert for the class.
    ex - used to be
    spert - drip under pressure
    expert - used to be drip under pressure
     
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  23. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 693

    X-cpe

    All they want is a lifetime warranty and a free maintenance contract.
     
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  24. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 181

    HotrodHR
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    Very cool use of shipping containers!
     
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  25. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 181

    HotrodHR
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    Digging your home/shop/barn... awesome barn-dominium!
     
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  26. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 181

    HotrodHR
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  27. HotrodHR
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 181

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  28. chiro
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 748

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    Yup. Built my '31 Tudor in a one-car garage while working 6 days a week. You can check out the build thread by clicking on it below. Currently converting the Tudor to a coupe and will add to the thread as the conversion goes forward.
    Andy
     
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  29. enloe
    Joined: May 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,318

    enloe
    Member
    from east , tn.

    Love this shop.


    I do what I can. If I run into a problem I call a friend and try to learn what I need to know. I help any of my friends that call and ask for help. I have done everything over the years except welding, or upholstery, or Trans building.
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    These are some old pics. my son is going to be 16 on Thursday and Darrin and I have been running around since High School
     
  30. The body for my 34 sat in the corner of my buddy's body shop for 8 years of spare time building. I was there for every minute of it, helping to piece the body together before it came home to my little 1 car garage. Then I worked by my myself to build the chassis for the car. I built my own engine, trans, suspension, etc etc---boxed the frame, set up my own motor mounts, trans mounts, ladder bar mounts etc, etc before painting it all with epoxy, urethane primer in my garage. Loved every minute of it! 34floors1_09small.jpg 34chassis1_18.jpg
     
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