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Introducing my Fuel Coupe-styled Tudor

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Gary, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Tim
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    Holy cow! Congrats!
     
  2. beautiful! gonna be epic!
     
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  3. Turned out great !
     
  4. Absolutely outstanding Gary! Now you can have more fun assembling . This has got to be very exciting as well as rewarding for you. Congrats.:):cool:
     
  5. 05snopro440
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    Looks great! Now comes the hard part of putting it all together without damaging that beautiful paint!
     
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  6. I know Gary has that covered, He is all about the details.:)
     
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  7. The37Kid
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    Sorry it took so long to find this tread, found it looking for info on a 354 HEMI in a 28-29 Ford on '32 Rails. I'll be reading and rereading all the info I need. Thanks! Bob
     
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  8. 60 Special
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    When I graduated from high school I went to work in a body shop. I did this full time until I went to trade school to become a machinist. As far as autobody work and my experience, I never developed the talent of being able "to see it with my hands". Well over 50 years later I'm still the same with bodywork, but show me what you need machined using different types of metals, aluminum, plastics, etc. and I can "see it in my mind before I even start!" I have a buddy that has nicknamed me "the problem solver". :D 60 Special
     
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  9. I think you mean "He is analy retentive". :rolleyes::D:rolleyes::D
     
  10. Bam! Looks excellent!
     
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  11. Rickybop
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    Wow, Just...
    I missed this until now. So I get to skip ahead. Looks like I got here just in time for the fun stuff. Glad I did. Boy, the body looks really nice. Happy for you. Have your fingerprints grown back?
     
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  12. Just like me.:eek::rolleyes::D
     
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  13. Now the fun part begins. Looks great, Gary! This one will NEED to be seen in person. Where/when will it make the big debut?
     
  14. NOS frame webbing.
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    In return for pizza, my son and five of his friends hoisted the body onto the chassis.:)
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  15. The37Kid
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    In the old days that body webbing was brake lining. :)
     
  16. Tim
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    Man that’s exciting, so close!
     
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  17. So those guys are ''body'' builders. Good to have help.
     
  18. Glad to see these young fellows helping out and doing something cool, like putting a bad ass hot rod together.:D We need more pictures of the body on Gary.;):)
     
  19. @Just Gary , I'm happy you got your son and his buddies to help with the body, but this picture doesn't suffice. Roll the damn thang outside and take some more pics [please].:)
     
  20. Sorry fellas. It's not very photogenic right now.:(
    The front axle is still at the chrome shop, so the front end rolls around on dollys & cribbing. :rolleyes:
     
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  21. AHotRod
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    Holy-Cow Brother, so excited for you, it's been a long 18 year journey.
     
  22. -Brent-
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    You rounding the corner heading to the home stretch gives me more hope than you could know!!!

    She's bright!
     
  23. BigJoeArt
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    oh man! I didn't realize I was behind on this thread!

    kicking butt, getting to all the good stuff!

    can't wait to see it all once the axle comes back!
     
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  24. CHROME!:D

    I'd already ground and sanded the front axle and rear bumper to #400 to reduce chrome shop labor costs.
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    Wayne's Auto Parts in Fredericksburg, VA, finished sanding, then triple (copper, nickel, chrome) plated them both.

    Wayne’s Auto Parts | Wayne’s Auto Parts (waynesautoparts.com)

    Excellent quality and very reasonable price. I'd definitely trust them with future work.

    The twelve-week turnaround (Wayne had predicted 8-10) was a minor inconvenience but I pressed ahead with other tasks while waiting.

    BTW, that's a '33-36 Ford axle dropped by @jackandeuces :cool:

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  25. That is nice work, Gary. Very nice. Triple plating these days is a real bonus. I know that some platers are skipping the copper stage because of the expense of the copper. You should be well pleased with that.
     
  26. The37Kid
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    Very nice dropped axle, always like to see consistent spacing on the dropped area, chrome looks great. Bob
     
  27. Tim
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  28. Those chrome pieces are the cat's pajamas !
     
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  29. flamedabone
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    That axle is art.

    -Abone.
     
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