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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. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 299

    rusty valley

    great story! you certainly show some skills we all wish we had. some bad decisions, well we all do that. the one thing i notice you do wrong, or didnt mention, is my most talented friend also hits things with hammers, but he screams "you inanimate object you" at the same time, and man he does some nice work. now i suppose its the end of story because you got a model A body to work on. best wishes
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  2. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 199

    Jungle Jalopy

    Ha ha. Fantastique! Mahalos for the fine info-tainment. Car looks bitchin'.
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  3. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 8,683


    Holy Buckshot Batman was this possibly a getaway car owned by the nasty couple...?


    These ole Dodge/Plymouths have really nice lines and when in doubt jalopyize it which its very obvious you are pretty darn good at it... @ Johnny Sparkle nice Hotrod on the go here...

    This picture above was 2.7MB that I believe is the problem for the people here loving what your up too...the huge files are overwhelming their data downloading...It even slows to load on my desktop with Hi Speed.

    I downsize my pics with Photoshop for web to about 300k each some of your pics are 4MB big and that makes viewing when there are many a waiting game.
    There are other programs that you can use to make your pics smaller or set your camera or phone to a smaller size that may help. Your thread really needs to have pics reduced to helps the Hambers see them.

    So @ Johnny Sparkle I have downsized these in hope it will allow those that can't see to see some of what is creating interest including mine...good job your doing.











    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  4. waxhead
    Joined: May 11, 2013
    Posts: 1,043

    from West Oz

    Looking good now.
  5. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,094

    from NKy

    I think I took the trip and never left the farm

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  6. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,196


    Your doing that mopar right. Good job!
  7. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    I nearly feel complete now. Thanks.
  8. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 709


    So what happened to the Rambler? Where'd you have the sandblasting done?
  9. I'd say it's a pretty good pace !
    The plymouth is at 5 years but there's 2 other builds in that same 5 years. Not sure how much time went into moving and remodeling but also in that same 5 years.

    That plymouth is pretty damn extensive and you've brought it thru a long way and very well. I know there's plenty of 40 hour blocks of time spent on it where little or nothing shows and that gets a fella burnt out. So let's do a quicky project in there. Trust me I know.
  10. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,329

    from Nebraska

    Nice Rat Rod.

    Seriously, though, great looking coupe. No matter how long it has taken, I enjoy following along and learning from your approach at building cars.
  11. bschwoeble
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 201


    Please don't stop. Very entertaining.
  12. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,684

    from NC

    Your building and fabrication skills are only surpassed by your humor and ways of looking at everything!....(life, ex's, etc) this thread and absolutely everything you are doing to this car! Best to you man, I like your style!
  13. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    I sold it to a fella in Ohio. For the sandblasting, I went to FT Moore on the north side of town by the big veterinary hospital.
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  14. What is the under slung chassis in your avatar?
  15. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,776


    Wow! Yea no workie on the pics for the hamb app... but fine on the laptop.
  16. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    That's my old Model T sedan. I posted the whole build on the HAMB back in the day, if you're interested enough to look for the threads.
    IMAG0005.jpg IMAG0008.jpg IMAG0025.jpg IMAG0031.jpg
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  17. paul55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 2,652

    from michigan

    Awesome project, looks killer!!
  18. Very cool. Thanks for the reply!
  19. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 650


    Thank you for this highly informative thread. I am just an amateur screw-up. But someday, with the help of threads like this, maybe I can screw up like a pro.
    OahuEli, '51 Norm, gonzo and 2 others like this.
  20. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,021


    Excellent thread!
    Makes me want to hit things with hammers.
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  21. Great thread and awesome fab skills and the story telling is tops. One issue keeping running through my head while reading and laughing out loud. There was no mentions of future ex girl friend or spending money on new tools that you for sure do not need instead of the car, or building some type or rat rod bicycle to pedal around on. That's what most people do. Please carry on with this great post, the HAMB has needed this for a long time.
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  22. dumprat
    Joined: Dec 27, 2006
    Posts: 2,093

    from b.c.

    Sparkle! Welcome back. Your T thread was epic and this one has the same style. Like the HAMB used to have. (More fab, less bought)
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  23. What's the problem? You can only see one side of the car at a time. No one these days has an attention span long enough to realize the sides don't match.
    kbgreen, metlmunchr, raven and 4 others like this.
  24. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 403

    from denver

    Thanks for the thread. Couldn't stop laughing. Great stuff!
  25. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 363

    from Boston

    Best description of Harbor freight tooling to date.
    My model A falls into a similar category, just not as well documented.
    thanks for the thread, made my day
  26. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 13,347


    Great stuff, this is the kind of shit I'd like to see more of. Just like back in the day.
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  27. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 3,951

    from Central IL

    Look at Johnny Sparkle, trying to make the HAMB great again...
  28. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 1,990

    Member please wait a couple more days, my sides are killn me from laughter!:D
  29. L7
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 112


    thanks to your great tutorial, I'm inspired.
    How hard can it be ? I'll do it myself !:eek:
  30. Nice work. Good thing you don't get distracted so this project would be finished!

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