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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Doug Hines, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. loudbang
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  2. So-cal Tex
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    Hot rod aesthetics are very important so my suggestion is decide on the rear tire size then make it fit the radius of the wheel well, visually it will look much better, I had 7.50-16s so I had to play with leaf spring count on my coupe as it got heavier when it was finished.
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  3. rwrj
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  4. Doug Hines
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    Now I am busted! You gave me that idea. Your wood speedster is the funnest project I have seen in a long time. I like the way you do things your own unique way.
     
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  5. Doug Hines
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    I think I am going to have to add a few leafs back in also. Nice car!
     
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  6. birdman1
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    What's the story on that Studebaker hawk???? Coupe looking good
     
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  7. Tim
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    Man that coupe is looking great!
     
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  8. Doug Hines
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    I have a 1956 Studebaker Champion? 64,000 original car except the interior. Original flat 6. runs and drives great
     
  9. Doug Hines
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    Thanks Tim
     
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  10. Doug Hines
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    Lets call the seat fabric "mock up" fabric, as it is pretty ugly. I may put in different seats someday if I find some I like better, but right now this gets me a place to set so I can get into my pedals and get them right.
     
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  12. Doug Hines
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    I have got my Clutch and Brake Pedals done. I have posted a before and after shot of the '57 ford truck pedals I used. It took some heating, bending welding and drilling. Everything is made from the original pedals. IMG_0830.JPG CISN1357.JPG
     
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  13. Doug Hines
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    The clutch is done. 1955 MGA slave cylinder. IMG_1055.JPG IMG_1053.JPG IMG_1052.JPG
     
  14. Doug Hines
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    I got some work done on the dash. Installed the ignition switch and layed out were the gauges will go. IMG_1059.JPG IMG_1061.JPG
     

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  15. Well, now you have room for the go pedal! Lol Really looks fantastic.
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  16. Doug Hines
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  17. Doug Hines
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    My flatty just roared to life in the hot rod. I guess we can’t post video on the H.A.M.B.? I posted it to instagram. Search for dougehines.


    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  18. Aaron D.
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    Post it on Yuotube, then link the video here.
     
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  19. Doug Hines
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    Here is the link if I did it right.
     
  20. Mart
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    That knowing nod..
    Well done Doug. It sounds strong.
    A tip: if you use your phone sideways it fits YouTube's format better.
    Mart.
     
  21. Barrelnose pickup
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    I like that slave cylinder.
     
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  22. Doug Hines
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    Thanks Mart
     
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  23. sliceddeuce
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    Looks like fun.
     
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  24. Doug Hines
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    IMG_1073.JPG IMG_1074.JPG IMG_1077.JPG

    Here are some progress pics.
    Gas pedal
    Starter button
    Oil pressure gauge
    Wiring



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  26. Mart
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    Doug, would it be worth swapping the hose outlet and the temp sensor? It might give a more natural "run".

    Mart.
     
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  27. cheepsk8
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    Just finished reading your entire thread, don't know how I missed it. I love model a coupes and you have done a great job so far on yours. I'm glad you plowed on with this build. I like the rake either way. The engine sounds great too.
     
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    Just now found this thread and am now caught up. Great story and I love how it is turning out! Thanks for sharing it with us. It is definitely turning into a real cool hot rod!
     
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