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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by indawaitinroom, Jun 24, 2011.

  1. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    bonez
    Member
    from Slow lane

    For the mustang tank i built a frame for it to screw iton and then welded it to the actual frame w/ some tubing braces.

    these are the braces that go from the tank frame to the car frame. the angled part is welded on the sides and bottom, the top is not welded cause its the part that is gonna meet the tank frame, so its gonna be welded there.
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    this is the done deal after a temp zinc coating to avoid rust as i work in the open.
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    this should hold it there :)
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    dont mean to show off my lessthan optimal skills, just thought it might come you handy.
     
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  2. TYSON! good to see you here! and thanks!

    things have been rough the past month, my girlfriend had her uncle and grandma die 13 days apart. between visiting hospitals and funerals i havent done much to the chevy. trying to get back on track now.

    i will be dammed if i turn into one of those guys who sections a car and then disappears!

    and thanks bonez, i appreciate the ideas, looks like a real solid framework and mounting system.

    thanks again to everyone who has taken the time to check this project out. hopefully ill be puttin up some new pics soon here. even more so i hope i can figure out how to work the damn camera so all my shots arent so damn blurry.
     
  3. ricktard
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 152

    ricktard
    Member
    from spokane

    wow man thats some rad work dude, keep it comin
     
  4. lets see... where did i leave off...

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    moving at a glacial pace.

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    i got the body all welded back together and hammered the quarters out best i could, did some shrinking and slapping, they are decent, not perfect. still holding off on building wheeltubs till im happy with the quarters. just figured now was a good time to stand back and squint and take a look at this major life mistake.

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  5. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    awesome skills,cars looking bitchin.are you planning a chop? looks great without
     
  6. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder
    Member

    Killer work man, coming along real nice!
     
  7. thanks, and yes, im still working out the details, but i would definitely like to chop the roof a bit.

    and, before anyone gets the wrong idea, the suspension will clear the stock rear seat, i just cut it out to help access the wheel tubs, and plan the chop... hope i didnt give too much away here...
     
  8. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 13,862

    chaddilac
    Member

    Wow Dude!!! Seriously... this is one of the better threads that I enjoy watching!!!

    Are there going to be some other cool mods or are you just going to treat us with pics and suprise us? :)
     
  9. i prefer to surprise. i feel weird if i put all my thoughts into words before i can actually make them happen. its easier to pretend i didn't fail if i don't share what i want to do when it ends up not being something i can pull off....

    but thank you!
     
  10. derbydad276
    Joined: May 29, 2011
    Posts: 1,315

    derbydad276
    Member

    so when you deflate the bags do the wheels come off the ground?
     
  11. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    gotta love them surprises
     
  12. MistShift
    Joined: Oct 27, 2011
    Posts: 136

    MistShift
    Member

    Awesome work, very clean.
     
  13. keep at it! im really enjoying the build
     
  14. mattcrp1
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 401

    mattcrp1
    Member

    Great work, I like the attention to detail. That subtle section job is going to look good.
     
  15. m.kozlowski
    Joined: Nov 2, 2011
    Posts: 139

    m.kozlowski
    Member

    Awesome work. Will the engine fit under the hood ? :)
     
  16. thanks! and its gonna be close with that damn tall cal custom air cleaner!
     
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    hey look! its Tony!
     
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  19. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
    Posts: 6,269

    general gow
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    Staff Member

    loving this chop...
     
  20. 39ChevyBob
    Joined: Jul 14, 2011
    Posts: 596

    39ChevyBob
    Member
    from Pomona CA

    Subscribed! Beautiful work!
     
  21. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Whoa dude, this is a pretty damn rad build thread!!! Totally didn't expect all this. Great work keep up the pace and documentation. Helps all us minions.
     
  22. Tony
    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 7,350

    Tony
    Member

    Damn i thought i was far enough to the side so i wouldn't be in it! haha

    Like i said man, top notch work! The car looks stunning in person with top quality work! The pics don't do it justice!
    Thanks for letting me hang out and sweep the floors today :):)

    Tony
     
  23. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,627

    Boones
    Member
    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    cool project, love the rearend set up. maybe I missed it, what size Astro's are you running and what size tire...
     
  24. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
    Posts: 1,405

    hasty
    Member

    Wow, just found this one - looks stunning and beautiful workmanship.
     
  25. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    GaryB
    Member
    from Reno,nv

    nice..... I'm lovin this 54
     
  26. I wanna be Mat when I grow up
     
  27. HAH! sweep floors... pppfftt.... thanks for showing me HOW to sweep floors!

    haha thanks man, hopefully the pics hide the rust growing on all my fab work.

    Ragu your killin me. haha

    thanks everyone for taking the time to look.

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  28. BirdGuy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2011
    Posts: 44

    BirdGuy
    Member
    from Central PA

    Keep the pics comin'! Watching this go together is kinda like unwrapping a Christmas present really slowly... :D
     
  29. HOTRODKID91
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
    Posts: 271

    HOTRODKID91
    Member

    This car is absolutely killer!! Can't wait to see more pics!
     
  30. hey, im running the 14x7 std offset supremes with a 195/75 tire. i had a set of reverse and 520's but i was too chicken to run em. i kinda want to see this car do 80 on the freeway someday without killing a bussload of nuns.

    thanks everyone. i better get back to work or my "no page without pics" rule is gonna be broken.
     

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