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Features I did a re-build on "The Kennedy Coupe".... and it's done

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kennedy, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. kennedy
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 693

    kennedy
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    from TN

    As some of you guys on here have known I have been re-building "The Kennedy Coupe" for quit sometime, but this past weekend I finished it. For those of you that didn't know around two and a half years ago I decided I wanted to add a hood to it, and change some other odds and ends, and then one thing led to another and before I knew it I had it in a million pieces and was completely re-doing most of the car.
    I didn't do much to the chassis but I swapped my 36 rear bones for a set of Pete and Jake's ladder bars, and made sway bar for the rear also. I kept the Y block but I swapped the stock 292 and 4 speed for a hot 312 and T-5 out of a Mustang with a Hurst short throw shifter. This combo is what I wanted when I built the car the first time but couldn't find one and couldn't afford it anyway.
    For the body and looks of the car, I swapped my guide headlights for a set of 36 Fords. I added the hood, and louvered the hood tops. I also louvered the sun visor, and the deck lid too. I added A/C via a Brookville 32 cowl vent patch panel. I did away with my Pontiac taillights and made a nerf bar out of 1" round bar and mounted a set of model A pickup snuff can taillights on it.
    Inside the coupe I used my Alliance membership and bought a set of Classic gauges for the dash, and re-placed the ashtray in the center of the dash with 1938 Lincoln clock. I also finished out the panels behind my seat and covered them with leather. I swapped the 36 Ford steering column and wheel for a Speedway quick release column and a Schroeder 15" four spoke wheel.
    As for everything else it went back the same. I didn't want to over do it or change it up so much that it didn't look the same. Since completing the car this past weekend the odometer already has 160 flawless miles on it, and there is nothing I wouldn't change. This car is done and it isn't coming apart again...

    Kennedy
     

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  3. lucky23
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    from So Cal

    Sweet look Coupe!! Looks awesome


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  4. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    slammed
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    Super subtle at every angle. Fine craftsmanship!
     

  5. Stevie Nash
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  6. exStreamliner
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  7. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    ss34coupe
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    Supercool coupe!
     
  8. hotrodderhaag
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    hotrodderhaag
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    That thing is sick ! Excellent job
     
  9. Looks great Kirby.

    Done in time for the wedding too!!!

    Congratulations!
     
  10. I loved this car the first go round, now it's even better. Great job!
     
  11. Rattle Trap
    Joined: May 11, 2012
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    Beautiful car. looks perfect to me.
     
  12. Big Al
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  13. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    deucetruck
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    from Missouri

    I'd let it park in my garage!!! Nothing unnecessary and nothing out-of-place. Great job.
     
  14. One of the best "A" Bone I've seen!
    Are you going to leave the headlights black, maybe paint same as body color?
     
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Looks great, lots of detail work, I like that cowl work were you removed the band. Bob
     
  16. The same but diffrent. Still killer
     
  17. Kirby kennedy -

    Your "Koupe" was already Bitchin' ... but now it's even more Bitchin-er! :D ... Well done!
     
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  18. 48 Chubby
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
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    48 Chubby
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    I couldn't see that it needed any changeing in the first place. The results say that I must have been full of ..........poop.
    Excellent job, well done.
     
  19. fatboys69
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
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    fatboys69
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    from Tennessee

    WOW !! Very nice !! Looks killer !!
     
  20. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
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    love the improvements you made, of course, it looked great before the rebuild too. sometimes it's hard to accept any changes to a car you've come to love in a previous build. i can live with your changes. you did good.
     
  21. Wow. Loved it before and even more now.

    It's all that a hot rod should be. Nicely done.


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  22. eastcoastron
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    Nice job.
    Looks sweet.
     
  23. Rat.Racer
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    Rat.Racer
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    from Maryland

    Great looking vehicle!
     
  24. Well done!
     
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  25. hiboy32
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    hiboy32
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    from Omaha, NE

    Yes you improved an already bitchin coupe. I really like that you stuck with the Y block in your Hotrod make over. You were able to inject the hot rod dna while still making it classier

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  26. eric54chevy
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    eric54chevy
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    from TEXAS!

  27. 3wLarry
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    ...and I see a new set of radial tyres...(I know)
     
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  28. Lowrders
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    Lowrders
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    from DUBUQUE IA

    WOW! That things amazing!
     

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