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

  1. Your thread is inspiring. Just heading out to do some work of my own now.
  2. i cant move closer till this car is done! haha, i wish i was closer, i really appreciate the help, maybe it wouldnt take a whole month to complete half a panel and mock up another. i often feel like i should be the one handing you the tools and whatnot.
    Joined: Jan 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,281


    The car is coming along very well man and the progress is amazing....Keep it up!!
  4. thanks guys, i gotta get some real pics. i will be so stoked to just have the catwalk area and c pillars done.


    i always find good ways to turn an 8 hour job into a 20 hour job.
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  5. john~N~dallas
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 412


    dont know how i missed this one! great work,, and all you have posted really does help us out who are still learning...thanks for sharing! john
  6. hah! thank you, but i am still learning myself! glad something useful has come from this experiment.
  7. lgh1157
    Joined: Sep 15, 2004
    Posts: 1,669


    Love this build.

    Did you make the lower axle trailing arm / shock brackets ?

  8. northerndave
    Joined: Mar 18, 2008
    Posts: 354

    from Badger MN

  9. drflex
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 280


    fearless build.
  10. nvr2lo
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 104


    awesome!!!! Fantastic work
  11. e-tek
    Joined: Dec 19, 2007
    Posts: 424

    from SK, Canada

    Awesome work.

    Off-topic: R U using a BB/Smartphone to take pics? Might try cleaning the lens. My pics where looking like that until I did - what a difference!
  12. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
    Posts: 4,122

    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Man you must have all the cool tools.........and know how to use them. Nice work.
  13. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,768

    Midwest Rodder

    Damn man! You're rockin on this one, great work!
  14. thank you, and yes, i made everything with the exception of the adjustable bar ends/bushing for the rear suspension from scratch

    the smaller pics were taken using my jalopyphone, verizon voyager? im a cheap bastard and i refuse to pay for a smartphone. thank you though i will try cleaning the lens. i bought a nikon coolpix L24, and havent quite figured out how to use it yet. pictures can make or break a build thread and i have done all i can to destroy the integrity of this one.

    Thank you, i have a few tools, been saving and searching for deals, but most of the stuff i make is done with hand tools and basic head-scratching. i just got my first set of torches for christmas this year if you can believe that!

    okay enough of my dumbass. thanks for the positive comments everyone, i am working towards having new pics up and hopefully they wont be totally redundant and uninteresting. that in itself should be quite an accomplishment for a build-thread on a custom 53-54 chevy these days.
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    its too late to find a better way out of this.
  16. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,875

    from Reno, NV

    Im interested to see how this comes out. Great work, man.
  17. Grumpy
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,569

    from NE Ohio

    Incredible build so far!

  18. craigart
    Joined: May 8, 2009
    Posts: 13


    This is just nuts, love your work. Subtle chop looks spot on, how much did you take out? 2"?
  19. thanks! yeah it was 2" at the b-pillar.
  20. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
    Posts: 3,529

    from Reno,nv

  21. 36brothers
    Joined: Sep 22, 2007
    Posts: 109


    I am so impressed with the work some of you guys do!

  22. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,621


    ...I'm still blown away! And thanks for posting all the updates - very inspirational!

    ~ Carl
  23. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Turning out awesome!!! Were you in Detroit this past weekend?
  24. thanks, i really appreciate it, progress has been real slow lately, but im starting to get back into it and regain the feeling in my fingertips.

    and jeffreyjames, no i didnt make it to detroit. last time i was there was 07.
    Joined: Sep 27, 2011
    Posts: 405

    from Milwaukee

    x2 incredible craftsmanship!
  26. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Ahh just wanted to make sure I didn't forget to introduce myself since I was hanging with the WNY crew all weekend. Perhaps next year.
  27. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 3,408


    So you are mounting the gas tank to the frame? You're not going to also attach it to the body, are you? Because that will put a lot of stress on those parts as the frame and body try to move separately from each other. That's why gas tanks are mounted to the trunk floor, not the frame, on most cars (including '53 Chevrolets).
  28. No_Respect
    Joined: Jul 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,171

    from So-Cal

    Wow subscribed!! Proportions are awesome on the 54 keep working major fab work is almost done...
  29. Hot Rod Chris
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
    Posts: 464

    Hot Rod Chris

    Man what an awesome build!

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