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

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

  1. unclescooby
    Joined: Jul 5, 2004
    Posts: 4,830

    from indy

    9D35E498-E6D9-4A4B-AF80-35B828D4F811.png Dude...this thread just became something I can use.
  2. '51 Norm
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 519

    '51 Norm
    from colorado

    Do you use English bacon to grease an English wheel? Just wondering.
  3. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 13,953

    Classified Editor

    I accept this heavy responsibility
  4. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,339


    Yep, if it was easy anyone could do it, but its not and we do it anyways. That's what makes us special.
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  5. Bored&Stroked
    Joined: Jan 14, 2005
    Posts: 3,948


    Great thread for sure - and the HAMB can use some of these . . . and bacon of course. In a funny way, this has inspired me to get my damn 34 coupe further along. I tend to get side-tracked by things like Bonneville, track racing, EFI conversions, magnetos and every other fricking mechanical thing! Anyway - you've actually helped me . . . in that I know I'm not alone . . . there is a HotRod God that loves us all . . . just as we are! ! LOL
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  6. This thread has inspired me to have another shed built so I can drag home more projects. Looking at what English bacon is, (almost a pork chop), I can see where it might be very good.
  7. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 12,214

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    too too salty, i prefer a maple smoked bacon.
  8. Plowboy
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 4,243


    It was always my unwritten rule that every hot rod you build should kill you just a little bit......
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  9. rwrj
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
    Posts: 80

    from SW Ga

    Probably bad for your teeth. This is a wonderful thread, by the way.
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  10. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 609


    Hot Damn this thread is good! Pictures, humor, good banter, Carl Sagan, bacon, procrastination, oh and hot rods!
    I have been workin on my woodie for 10+ years and yes my wife is pissed!
    PS. Try some Trenton Pork Roll and you'll never look back.
  11. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 71


    As they say what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. And this was an awesome thread till the bacon thing. I got this dam meat allergy and can't eat it any more. That may actually kill me.

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  12. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,097

    Johnny Sparkle

    I don't know if I should keep snorting lines of grinder dust, but every little bit helps, right?

    I was offered Gloucester City Pork Roll once, but I declined.
  13. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,223

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    The grilled cheese and bacon sandwich just upped the order of magnitude this thread has changed my life.
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  14. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 8,033

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    This is so epic. Time for an update I'm thinking ;)
  15. Try a banana doughnut with peanut butter frosting and bacon.
    It's the doughnut that all other doughnuts want to be but can't.
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  16. Tri-Power
    Joined: Jun 23, 2008
    Posts: 127

    from Memphis

    Add a slice of tomato to that cheese and bacon and cook it on the waffle iron................
  17. Perfect thread and very recognizable. The HAMB could use more humour, so thanks.
    Great project and what is 5 years in someone's life.

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  18. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,097

    Johnny Sparkle

    I made the decision to have food poisoning and the world's worst hangover at the same time this weekend. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing right, I suppose.

    I've gotten the lathe hooked up and working. No actual car progress this week, but I'm in the middle of the next step. You'll never guess what I'm doing.....ok, yeah, I'm cutting more stuff out and doing it over again. I'm making room for a gas tank and doing my bracing with 3/4" square tube instead of 1" because it looks nicer. I'm going to tie in the bracing with the trunk hinge mounts at some point and then pull the body off to get the tranny mount re-made so I can finish the floor.

    Ok. Back to Bacon talk. HAMB = Hokey Automobiles, Mostly Bacon??

  19. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
    Posts: 184


    What I've learned on this thread:

    1. Do it three times.
    2. American bacon is the only way.
    3. Carl Sagan's Cosmo's.

    Thank you sir.
  20. Johnny Sparkle
    Joined: Sep 20, 2003
    Posts: 1,097

    Johnny Sparkle

    I won't lie, English bacon looks amazing and I will try it the first chance I get.
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  21. Bitchin' lathe.

    Canadian Bacon for the win.
  22. ls1yj
    Joined: Sep 14, 2011
    Posts: 266

    from Kentucky

    Johnny Sparkle,
    When you get around to cooking up next batch of grilled cheese & bacon samiches, give the ole waffle iron a try... it takes grilled cheese to the next level

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  23. Model A Fan
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 172

    Model A Fan

    This thread is awesome! I see a lot of what I experienced in here...just minus the actual results like is shown in the thread. I love the humor, and the coupe looks great! English bacon is what we call "Cottage" or "European" style here. The local bacon producer (Hempler's) gets their pork bellies from Ireland, and smokes them up in the next town over (Ferndale, WA). I know the owner, and he's a great guy. Their bacon is downright tasty, and you can pick it up in the Costcos here.

    Anyway, keep up the good work. I sold mine, so now I will read about other people's! :D
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  24. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 13,953

    Classified Editor

    Oh great,,,a parts launcher AKA a lathe. Careful, you'll shoot your eye out.
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  25. trey32
    Joined: Jul 27, 2014
    Posts: 184


    Don't wear long sleeves when turning on the lathe, that may be the next lesson...
  26. Who could blame her? Thats a long time without.
  27. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 2,385

    Runnin shine

    You left out one of the most important lessons this thread has taught us

    4. Liberal use of hammers equates to fabrication success.

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  28. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
    Posts: 2,385

    Runnin shine

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
    Sorry I messed up and quoted myself when I meant to edit.
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  29. CoolYourJets
    Joined: Dec 16, 2016
    Posts: 160


    Okay, I'm squirting tears after reading this. Thanks for the fun ride through your warped few weeks. So, why did your girlfriend break up with you? Did she say anything about doing things over-and-over?
  30. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,052


    She was probably jealous of Carl Sagan
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