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I've been busy, time for an update.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocket88, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. Rocket88
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 911


    I've been layin' off the computer for the last few months, trying to get things done!
    First off congrats to Ryan and eveyone involved in the new board, I really like how things have turned out.
    I shipped my Olds off to my dad's place and brought his 51 Chev over here.
    I've spent the last couple of months putting in a mustang II front end, power steering and power brakes.

    All of this had to go in that (with out scuffing the 20 year old laquer)


    Everything had to come out, motor, trans, all the inner splash pans and so on.


    And I was left with this.


    Here it is after spending what seemed like for ever fitting everything together and building a new column.

  2. Rocket88
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 911


    The column sure turned out to be a challenge all on it's own.


    I had to trim the splash pans to fit the new suspension, this included trimming almost 4 inches off the bottom of the heater box.


    Here's where it sits right now. I'll be bolting the suspension together this weekend.


    The motor and trans are all cleaned and repainted, ready to go back in.


    It doesn't look like much, but I've got almost 100 hours into it so far.
    A couple hours here and there after work and on the weekends.
    There is light at the end of the tunnel though, soon my Olds will be home and I can get back to work on it!
  3. Deuce Roadster
    Joined: Sep 8, 2002
    Posts: 9,519

    Deuce Roadster
    Member Emeritus


    Nice work.......

    Well thought out and executed to perfection......

    I like it.....

  4. Time well spent.............looks real good...........can't wait to see some shot's of the chev with the new stance!! :)...........Keep up the good work!!

  5. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    Awesome work. It's gonna look great all back together...
  6. Holy Shit, thats nice work!-MIKE:eek: :D
  7. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
    Posts: 8,903


    Nice work , cant wait to see it finished !!!
  8. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Busy you have been, nice job. Keep us posted.
  9. Jack Daniel
    Joined: Mar 25, 2004
    Posts: 111

    Jack Daniel
    from Lavon, Tx

    That looks great! I can't wait to see it put back together.
  10. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,985

    Member Emeritus

    Very clean looking. It will be really easy to keep looking good with all of the time you've spent detailing your work.

  11. bbo
    Joined: Feb 2, 2005
    Posts: 51

    from Wylie, Tx

    very nice look great.
  12. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,692

    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    Looking forward to seeing where it sits when all back together..
  13. Southfork
    Joined: Dec 15, 2001
    Posts: 1,465


    why not put in a V8 while you're at it? When I pulled the 235 out of my '54, I thought it would be going back in. But now a 327 and a Saginaw 4-speed seems much more appealing, so that's the way I'm headed (if i can just find a shifter for the Saginaw). Different Strokes, I guess. Good to see you posting again!
  14. Looks great! Wondering where you've been. You fella's coming down this way this summer? Hope so. Later
  15. Rocket88
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 911


    Thanks guys, it's been a lot of work but it's all starting to come togther now.
    Southfork, the 6 is only a few years old, it's a .060 over 261 with a cam, dual carbs, split exhaust and electronic ignition, it scoots the ol hardtop down the road just fine!
  16. burger
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 2,347

    from burbs

    What's been going on with the Olds? Any progress on that?

  17. JimC
    Joined: Dec 13, 2002
    Posts: 2,239

    from W.C.,Mo.

    Looks good. welds are very nice.
    Is that a Fatman's cross member?
  18. Rocket88
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 911


    Haven't touched it.
    It been at my dad's since his car came here.

    Jim, it's a "bolt in" kit from RB's.

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