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HUBBA HUBBA my 32-4 Tudor tribute to Gramps

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Runnin shine, Jul 15, 2015.

  1. “A man should do what he thinks best”
     
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  2. woodbutcher
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    :D ^^^^Just got done watching"Hondo"a couple of hours ago:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  3. guitarguy
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    I have been following, but some how missed this older post. I have one of those Victor cabinets also. I'm going to guess you darkened yours up, mine is the usual tan tweed color. I am not going to do a built in amp (I think), but rather just make it a 12" cabinet for small tube amps. Been using a Hughes and Kettner Tubemeister 18 amp head for a while now.
     
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  4. Runnin shine
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    “I told you twice not to. But you do what ya wanna do”
    “Mrs. Lowe, people learn by getting bit. Youngster just learned”
     
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  5. Runnin shine
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    The Victor is very dark cause it was painted black at some military base long ago. I used paint stripper to get it off. It would come almost all off easy on the first application. But when I did a second to get it better it started softening and pulling off the original lacquer. Then it stained up the tweed trying to clean it up and get it all off. I was disappointed that I couldn’t save it better because I really do love the original tweed colors. I began to embrace its tired road beaten look after I re-lacquered it. I tinted it some which made it a little darken but it blended better the contrast between the darker stained up areas vs. the lighter spots.
    It is supposed to be my bluesy troubadour singer songwriter amp. I started to build it to play with my 55 Harmony/Kay hollow body. If I ever add the pickup I got for her.
    What does this have to do with traditional hot rods? Everything! My guitars and amps are period correct accessories for my projects. They will often be lugged around in my hot rods someday to be used for playing my favorite malt shop oldies and make @dumprat mad, ha!
     
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  6. dumprat
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    Where is the "sticking out my tongue at you" emoji when I need one! Lol

    Get wrenching!
     
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    Hubba_CoverV2.jpg

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...ribute-to-gramps.983704/page-68#post-13263000

    :rolleyes:...I think I dream about this build because it pushes all the right buttons...This is an older vision I did given some subtle additions and mods to further challenge realities not yet realized...I really like the Tri Fecta of images like time lapses meeting at the same time...The Hub of The Hubba's...Cheers Mate!!

    I hope it brings a warm smile...;)

    Credit to All That Inspired This

     
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  10. Stogy
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    AL RACE DAY 1946.jpg

    :rolleyes:...I have been searching for historical connections to the period your building to in inspiration and this put a smile on my face...It was Al's last year on terra firma as unfortunately he died as a result of a terrible crash at the track, while these are shorter and more than likely flames as opposed to a licks of dust is is very reminiscent of what I've been pulling...

    This is the only shot I've found...it's small but it is perhaps one of the motivators of the Berardini licks...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner


     
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    Any progress?
     
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  12. Runnin shine
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    Yeah, on a off topic project that may help jumpstart work on the bad menace.
    I gave my self a bad concussion and five facial fractures four weeks ago that put a real damper on everything around here. This is my seventh at least and it’s been really hard to bounce back from. In layman terms, I’ve been noticeably stupider, see what I mean? That’s not even a word.
    I am however pumped to be purchasing a friends Tig welder. This will let me complete my intake for the blower and address the stainless fancy header project. I’ll probably sand out the welds though cause they may look suspicious for a 46 build. I want them all blued.
    I got some old chrome early ball ends yesterday from Big Duece for the pitman to spindle link. I may be selling them to another HAMB member cause they are a touch too rough the Hubster.

    Quote of the day: “oh... I see what all the hubbub is about”

    Here’s two of the four
    B1B7B824-8CAA-4736-85DE-CBDE23B95767.jpeg
     
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    If you sell them, PM me, I might be interested.

    Get well - working on the car is good therapy.
     
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    Those are lovely!
     
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    Yeah, healing thoughts Shine...you better get a Helmet and change professions...that's enough of those nasties...glad to here the projects in the crosshairs again...;)

    Hubba Hubba!!
     
  16. Runnin shine
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    181D1C45-B802-48C0-BCA4-3D5953B72CE0.gif Loves ya some Turkey today folks! Just like it’s Thursday November 28th in 1946.
     
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    Is that a GIECO or Mexico bib?
     
  18. Runnin shine
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    Makes me curious but I don’t think I have time for an apron rabbit hole today lol

    happy thanksgiving guys :)
     
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  20. Runnin shine
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    10DA8E5C-B3C9-4A8D-8157-980A76C740BD.jpeg
    Merry Christmas to all my dear friends and neighbors! Hope of good health and spirits to everyone, have a Hubba Hubba Holiday!
     
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    Right back at ya!
     
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  22. Stogy
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    Thank you and a wish for the same your way Runnin...;)

    Always good to see Hubba Bttt whatever the Season and the reason...;)
     
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    Hubba2020Vslb.jpg

    Credit to All that Inspired This

     
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  24. Runnin shine
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    Stog, you needed that one to be blasting at a blistering 138 mph across a froze over snowy lake!
     
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  25. Stogy
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    I just look at it now and re imagine location...this could easily be winter on a frozen lake...Lake Lucky
     
  26. Merry Christmas back to ya!! Are you completely healed up yet?
     
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  27. Stogy
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    DeuceattheDragstrip117-vi.jpg

    I found this in search and thought of the Hubba...not sure of the year but could be early 50s possibly earlier...the car in the top right corner being the only clue to a later 40s early 50s period...

    Hoping with the others you're continuing a return to feeling better Shine...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  28. Runnin shine
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    “Authentic Self “ ?
     
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  29. Tim
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    -scrolls back 11 months to see what your quoting-

    ah, fair enough.
     
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