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LIVE WIRE Gets a transplant PT.3 Life after the Hydramatic..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Evel, Aug 16, 2013.

  1. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    Well its been good so far.. been working on the car as much as I can time and money permiting.. So Last time I updated Lucky just started my Cross member so I'll pick it up from there...


    So after Lucky finished welding up the cross member it was time for bondo and paint... again time consuming when everthing has to be painted...

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    After some paint and clear
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    Got the pedals and brake assembly all painted..
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    Installed now looking fine...
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    Bent my shifter made it all 60's and shit.. still need to get it all chrome
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  2. Evel
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    Time to get rid of that giant tunnel and my pal Gareth from Australia jumped on the opportunity to take a cut off wheel to Live Wire!!

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    Thats a big ass hole to fill!!!
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    Hanging out.. Intake off for polishing,,,
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  3. Piero - That crossmember is a thing of beauty! ... Mr. Burton does nice work!





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  4. Wow, I was just watching MFS 5.5. Thats a bitchin' car man.


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  5. slammed
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    Another nice surprise today, more long time on topic HAMB hero updates. Nice work on those WEB sites for the other HAMB dudes too.
     
  6. Lucky Burton
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    Seems like awhile ago I did that.. Crossmember looks a bit crazy out of the car but inside it form fits the trans and everything fits nicely.. Keep em coming Piero..
     
  7. Evel
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    So I met Michael Grider who does casting and I got these cool pedals off him so I cleaned and polished them up... These are gonna be sweet when the upholstery is done..

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    At this point the linkage is all hooked up and its off to get the drive shaft ordered... picked it up and like everything it had to be painted to match...
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  8. Evel
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    Time to make the Tunnel and Mr. Burton bent up a much smaller tunnel and i'm already loving the space that is being added with all these corrections.. every inch counts in a chopped and channeled car...

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    So at the round up I got talking to Clive from Stromberg and we struck a deal to have LIVE WIRE sponsored in excange for some video work and BAM!! I got 4 Chrome 97 with linkage a pleasent addition concidering that the other problem with the car was getting those old 94's to work right,,, now with the new trans and 97's LIVE WIRE is running on tiger blood.. Duh.. WINNING,,

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  9. Evel
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    So now we start to figure out the new structure to repair and fill in the ginormis hole left by the Hydro...
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    Starting to look like a floor again...
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    So this is where we are today Lucky added the toe pannel and made a real simple Trans cover Small as can be is what I wanted... So much room its great!!!

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    Sow whats next??
    Gonna button a few things like cleaning up and adding Dynamat then were done with that and its time to focus on putting everything back together and working on the motor...geting those carbs dialed in and fine tuning things... Then its off to a magical land for another special something to make LIVE WIRE that much better...more on that in the next segment of "Let's get LIVE WIRE on the road in 2013!" THANKS to Lucky Burton for the time and space and for being a great friend.. Thanks to Grider Co and thanks to Clive @ Stromberg!!!

    Stay tuned!
     
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  10. sanfordsotherson
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    "...its off to a magical land for another special something to make LIVE WIRE that much better".

    Radial White Walls???

    Ha! Congrats going from coach to first class.

    BTW...what are the markings on the insulation in Live Wire's interior? They look almost...tiki-ish.
     
  11. Evel
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    Radials, Ac and digital gauges... Hahahaha

    That is the fat mat logo I always thought it looked like transformer..


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  12. Lucky Burton
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    Hahaha it's transformer Tiki dynamat..

    Now lets finish this f-er up and get it out of my shop!! Uuhh I mean, sure whenever you want to finish it is ok by me.... Hah
     
  13. Evel
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    Hahahaha just for that I'm not gonna work on it for another 6 months...



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  14. LSGUN
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    That's going to be a lot more fun to drive. Looks great.
     
  15. 41 Dave
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    Evel, You are sure beating my "A" Coupe to the road. I keep having guys asking if I want to sell it. Had one guy that wanted my chopped '41 for a shoebox coupe and additional cash $ $ $ ! ! !

    Dave
     
  16. Evel
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    So I had this on the old set up... its off a boat and one was used for the tilit sterring it would move up and down.. I adapted a toploader top piece and it fit perfect...

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  17. Evel
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    Bump


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  18. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    I should just give up......

    Damn thats some gorgeous stuff!!!!
     
  19. Evel
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    No way man I love that car your building!!! You keep at it damit!! Hahahaha


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  20. Cool. Much more hot roddier!
     
  21. Evel
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    Yeah I'm kinda feeling that too.. hahahaha
     
  22. gordspeed
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    That's a SEXY 5-window! Keep up the nice work!! :)
     
  23. ynottayblock
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    nice work...picked up a lot of legroom with the swap
     
  24. titus
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    Glad to see it getting close to being back on the road!

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  25. Gareth
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    Cut it!!


    I actually felt kinda bad cutting into it but it was all in the name if progress.
    Looking good guys.




     
  26. Did I miss something? Did you break the Hydro?
     
  27. cory27t
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    Are you by any chance going to have Live Wire at the roundup next year? I've still yet to see it in person. By far my favorite hot rod and a huge inspiration for my 27 roadster.
     
  28. dubcee
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    I love that steering wheel! I thought I had the only one till I saw this!
     
  29. New floors look great.
     
  30. JohnnyCASHcadillac
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    Time to get on the road so we can go raise some Hell...
    Looking good! Love the carbs!!
     

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