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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Johnny Sparkle, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
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    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
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    Ha ha. Fantastique! Mahalos for the fine info-tainment. Car looks bitchin'.
     
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  3. Stogy
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    Holy Buckshot Batman was this possibly a getaway car owned by the nasty couple...?

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    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.

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    Last edited: Jan 7, 2018
  4. waxhead
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    from West Oz

    Looking good now.
     
  5. deathrowdave
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    I think I took the trip and never left the farm


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  6. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
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    Your doing that mopar right. Good job!
     
  7. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
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    I nearly feel complete now. Thanks.
     
  8. 283john
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    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.
     
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  10. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    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
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    Please don't stop. Very entertaining.
     
  12. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
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    from NC

    Your building and fabrication skills are only surpassed by your humor and ways of looking at everything!....(life, ex's, etc).....love 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
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    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. cactus1
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    What is the under slung chassis in your avatar?
     
  15. chaddilac
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    Wow! Yea no workie on the pics for the hamb app... but fine on the laptop.
     
  16. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
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    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
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    Awesome project, looks killer!!
     
  18. cactus1
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    Very cool. Thanks for the reply!
     
  19. ClarkH
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    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.
     
  20. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    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
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    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. DesmoDog
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    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.
     
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  24. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
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    from denver

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

    Look at Johnny Sparkle, trying to make the HAMB great again...
     
  28. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    No...no... please wait a couple more days, my sides are killn me from laughter!:D
     
  29. L7
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
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    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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