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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. chryslerfan55 likes this.
  2. Nice work!
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  3. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 158


    I’ve been following Johnny on Insta and it’s fun to watch his progress and what he’s working on. But I never knew of his humor until this thread! Thanks Johnny

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  4. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    So, I'm being lazy. Winter blahs, a monumentally stupid project that sucks my soul out through my nose, whatever; I'm just not motivated or getting anything done lately. I should probably drink and watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Carl knows.

    I did trade that Model A that was lurking in the background for a 13" South Bend on Tuesday though. I'm pretty excited about that. Not excited enough to actually wire it up for 220V quite yet, though. I'm working my way through eating grilled cheese on the couch while I surf the internet at the moment. It's much too nice outside today to go out there and work on things anyway. It's better to wait until it's a frozen hellscape again and then crawl on my belly on cold concrete and figure out how to convert that thing without shooting sparks. I choose my own adventure.

  5. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 2,791

    from red oak

    Sombody post a link to Carl Sagan`s Cosmos.
  6. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,846

    from indy

    Dude, if you’re gonna race that thing at Bonneville, you’re gonna need a tow vehicle. 9485973C-2BF9-4E3B-8944-4C6D07DCFE57.jpeg
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  7. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 1,755


    Shit, go and collect all the lead in that thing. No more need for plastic filler!
  8. chopped f1
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
    Posts: 22

    chopped f1
    from Australia

    cool thread im watching
    heres a link to the intro to karl sagans cosmos
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  9. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
    Posts: 961

    from Minn. uSA

    Hey, JS;
    IF cold misery is what you desire, come-on-down (over) to Mn. You'll easily frost your unmentionables. In record time. Man, could you achieve then... :D .

    BTW: funny thread, & good outlook on life & its' "rewards for effort". May as well own it, as then no-one can blackmail you... :D .
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  10. exterminator
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,162


    Lol,old style air conditioning.
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  11. JS...I gotta say, what impresses me most is that you had sufficient wall space in your shop to park an unplanned Southbend lathe...with wall space to spare!! I think for most of us car, part, and tool hoarders that would require an intervention and complete re-org of shop space. You're my new hero.

    BTW...have you tried grill cheese and BACON....just sharing man.
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  12. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    Grilled cheese and bacon is freaking amazing. It's also super healthy.

    Don't worry, the shop is a bit of a disaster, I gotta figure out where to put my Toolbox, drill press, welders, etc..
  13. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 24,016


    Are we talking Canadian or USA Bacon? Do they know?

  14. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 13,645

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    as long as it isn't english bacon.:eek:
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  15. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 1,755


    How about Danish bacon? Seems to be canned in sea water for a nice winter road flavour!
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  16. Russco
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 3,942

    from Central IL

    I don't trust a guy that wears a tie to the beach
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  17. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    I don't trust a man that wears a scarf indoors.
  18. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,427


    Thanks for this thread. It reminds me of my own build which would be finished if not for a special cocktail of missteps, changed directions, lost then suddenly renewed interests and of course a steady diet of doing nothing.
  19. Damn Johnny - 13,000 views already and it's only been a week... You have some followers!
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  20. pigfluxer
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 194


    This thread is strong medicine
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  21. krusty40
    Joined: Jan 10, 2006
    Posts: 804


    Didn't you formerly have a pr man? He could have done all this writing and photo taking for you. More time for Cosmos and grilled cheese.

    Seriously, great to see you posting again and providing such good content.

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  22. DaveH_RRTX
    Joined: Dec 15, 2014
    Posts: 61


    Great thread! You're skilled but A.D.D for sure.
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  23. This thread speaks right to my heart.
    I'm having one of those mental moments when I'm hating everything except my wife. Maybe it's just the weather, maybe it's cabin fever and frustration.

    I started my Vicky 10 years ago.
    I don't have loads of time in it, it's my keeper and dream car but staring at it is just pissing me right the fuck off now. It's an extensive project so I figured I'd slip in a quicky and get my but on the road with something quicker to do.


    So then I grabbed this one. It just needed a chassis, engine and Trans. It was finish painted and everything. Maybe, just if I wanted or had time and funds, just door glass and interior.
    It's completion date and maiden voyage is set for April of 2014. And here it sits.

    And Like the episodes and adventures and detours in your thread, so are they here.

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  24. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
    Posts: 363

    from Boston

    Nice Southbend, hopefully that won't turn into another project (mine did).
    English bacon is the only bacon
  25. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    We make great decisions. I figure I'm not on a deadline and I'm not doing it for a living, it'll get done whenever it gets done. Everything always takes 10 times longer than it should. Go drink and watch Carl Sagan's Cosmos. Work on that stuff next week.

    I'm not even sure what English bacon is. I imagine it's probably gray though.
  26. I can's my 10 year project. Before I ripped it all apart for finish welding and chassis paint, I discovered the front of the engine was 3/4 inch closer to the right frame rail that the back of the engine...Oops! One more fuck-up to fix. 34chassis1_18.jpg
  27. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
    Posts: 244


    Seems like we're all fuck ups at heart...
    Nothing I have works...
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  28. impala4speed
    Joined: Jan 31, 2010
    Posts: 67


    And here I was thinking it was just me.
    Great thread Johnny. Like the others, I am greatly enjoying it.
  29. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    It sounds cheesy, but I remember the posts of you piecing your coupe together and thinking, "I guess I can do that." So you're partially to blame for all of this. Haha.

    What's it really worth if you didn't suffer a bit? If it's too easy, any douche could do it, right? There's value in the process, even if you're the only one who can see it.
  30. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,107

    Johnny Sparkle

    I'm still really curious about English bacon though. That may be the most important thing I learn through this thread.

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