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Projects How not to build a hotrod - My '33 Plymouth

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Johnny Sparkle, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Well done, very funny!...Note to self...measure twice, cut once, drive it in with hammers...then cut it out and repeat.
     
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  2. Hanging on the edge of my seat,
    i'm betting the ex girlfriend enters the scene again
     
  3. mgtstumpy
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    Amazing so far, subscribed. That shows commitment. Keep up the good work, I can't wait to see it all coming together. Some inspiration for me to pull my finger out and get back to my car.
     
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  4. rusty valley
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    great entertainment, i can relate. please set the pixel count lower on your camera, it takes much less time to load up.
     
  5. Johnny Sparkle
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    Not sure what to do about that, I'm just loading the pics into the HAMB gallery and posting the link.
     
  6. 54EARL
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    1. A-D Truckers

    I knew I was missing a step, hit with hammer.
     
  7. Johnny Sparkle
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    Ha! I still talk to her, but it's nothing very dramatic though, I'm sorry to say.
     
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  8. Johnny Sparkle
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    That's the most important part. You have to hit all of the things.
     
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  9. unclescooby
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    Geez, you are so stupid. The REAL goal is to buy a fairly decent car, tell all of your friends that THIS is the one. A real keeper. Later in the day, find something you like better.
    Repeat for 30 years. Drive nothing. Ever.
     
  10. Johnny Sparkle
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    Step 22: Wait until you have done a bunch of metalwork, then have it sandblasted.
    What's the fun of welding on perfectly clean metal? There's no challenge to that.

    Step 23: Weld things. Hit more things with hammers.
    That beltline on the drivers side had about a dozen bullet holes. I hammered the torn metal down flat and welded it up. It was so much fun. Not sure if cutting and patching the area would have been better, in retrospect. In the big low crown panels, I should have made patches instead, for sure.

     
  11. Candfury
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    Very entertaining thread and yet another example of the amazing skills many here ( not me ) on the H.A.M.B have developed.
    looking forward to more.
     
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  12. Johnny Sparkle
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  13. clem
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    Most enjoyable thread on the hamb for some time.
    Thanks for posting.
     
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  14. Johnny Sparkle
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    I like your style. I've driven this just as much as you've driven your cars, so I have that going for me.
     
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  16. Johnny Sparkle
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    I like to live life on the edge. I've been posting this entire time while standing on one leg.
     
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  17. Johnny Sparkle
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    Step 25: Do more chassis things.
    Maybe hit it with a hammer too, just in case.
    Oh yeah. That first pic? I had some bars sitting around that I built the rear suspension around. Then decided I didn't trust the Heim joints. Made new bars with P&J bushings, cut out all of the mounts and redid them. I make good decisions.
     
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  18. RMR&C
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    This is great! Welcome to my world.....I'm forever changing stuff and doin it over.
    Love the engine choice as well!
     
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  19. sawzall
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    i guess id better get my tail in gear....
     
  20. Johnny Sparkle
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    Step 26: Remember that roof stuff that took so much time? Cut it out.
    I bought a cheap english wheel, and I always hated the roof corner. Why not hack it out?

    Step 27: The other roof stuff? Yep. Cut that too.
    I sure hope that sliding ragtop doesn't leak too much, because it was a lot of rework to make it fit. If they do leak, don't tell me, I want to be surprised.
     
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  21. Johnny Sparkle
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    You don't have to do that. I've hit a wall and haven't really worked on it much since October. If you start doing things, you'll just make me look bad.
     
  22. KING CHASSIS
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    For a dude named Johnny Sparkle your car doesnt sparkle very much. But this build thread isnt done yet I guess. I vote metal flake lavender.
     
  23. williebill
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    Now I've got to go back and hit the like button on all this shit. This thread is so good, even everybody's replies are golden.
    The only thing I can think of that would help would be to do something completely on one side, change direction, put off doing the other side until you forget how you did the first side, then start that shit over, too.
    If cars only had one side, instead of two, all my shit would have been finished a long time ago.
    Carry on, this is epic shit.
     
  24. partsdawg
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    Great engine choice
     
  25. trey32
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    My ol lady is just staring at me wondering why in the fuck I have been laughing like a girl for the last five minutes!!
    Carry on sir...
     
  26. the oil soup
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    That is a cool project!
     
  27. Johnny Sparkle
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    It's been stretched over 5 years and my tools and standards have changed as I go. It seems like I'm making an instant decision change when I post it up, but it's really years in between. I'm practically a different person compared to the guy that started the project.
     
  28. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    WELCOME to the HeMan Woman Haters Hot Rod Club.

    Go, Go; Go Johnny Go.

    VR&C.
     
  29. Doctorterry
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    I'd do anything to see these pictures


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     

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