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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wafflemaster, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,178


    It is not finished yet there are body panels to go on yet...and yes it harkened back to a very early time in auto evolution and would be cool to see him back on...
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  2. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,017

    from Tampa, FL

  3. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,269


    :D Hope he does come back.Its a pretty neat build.Looking good for sure.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  4. wafflemaster
    Joined: Jan 10, 2014
    Posts: 57

    from Reno, NV

    Ha, no...I didn't go boom. So far I have about 40 hours of steam-time and the car is getting better and better. No major issues besides snapping the crank in half :) This thing has a lot of torque!

    The car was invited to be at the SEMA show (Thank you to Chemical Guys and Detail Garage!) this year so I took it Las Vegas last weekend to drop it off, then I'm heading back down to the show Thursday and Friday.

    If you are at the show, look for us on Friday afternoon in the cruise.

    Here's a short video of some progress on the car before the show. I still have to do more bodywork and stuff, but overall I'm happy with the project. I'm moving onto the next project soon, I think one per year matches my attention span.
    -Brent-, Ned Ludd, Chucky and 11 others like this.
  5. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 496

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Glad your back. That's a real work of art man and you are super talented. Great job and Hope to see more in the future.
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  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,760


    Yep-looking forward to your next project.
  7. bobbytnm
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,443


    I've said it before, and I'll say it again....
    Amazing!! Simply amazing

    Thanks again for sharing your build with us
  8. Jay Evans
    Joined: May 6, 2017
    Posts: 5

    Jay Evans

    Made it to SEMA and onto the Velocity Channel Live broadcast. Not many car builders ever get that far. Congratulations.
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  9. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 2,136


    I just went through the entire thread, read all the posts. I did breeze through a few of the novel-like responses about how you will kill yourself and others.
    At first I thought this was going to be quick, throw it together build, but no - you made it into a work of art. Congratulations!
    I am impressed with the workmanship and the willingness to overcome some serious obstacles. Well done.
    I look forward to what comes next. . .

    Sent from my SM-G930V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  10. Christian Moller
    Joined: Sep 14, 2017
    Posts: 28

    Christian Moller

    That´s some amazing work you do.
    Steam is interesting and powerful.
    I see that you have the same toy car as me behind your keyboard(made in Macao) DSC_1906.JPG
  11. flathead 37
    Joined: Aug 27, 2012
    Posts: 488

    flathead 37

    Been 4 years, and this thread popped into my head this morning.
    Anything new on this build??
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  12. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,467

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

    It looks like he hasn't been on since his last post in 2017.....
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  13. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 11,175

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That’s probably a good thing.
    Hopefully he’s not off somewhere healing from burns and skin grafts.
    Needless to say I wasn’t a fan of this one.
  14. He did say in his last post that he was moving onto the next project soon. With all the negativity that popped up in this thread, I don't blame him for putting the H.A.M.B. in his rearview mirror.

    Absolutely, this thread was not in the vein of what the H.A.M.B. is about. But it was a cool proof of concept exercise if nothing else.
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