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Projects M/F-ing HOT RODS, '32 3W build for a HAMB member!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ELpolacko, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. Excellent fab work.......I think youve done this before
  2. Thanks EL P! Awesome craftsmanship!

    I'm guessing you have a CNC Plasma?
  3. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,213


    holy jesus, mary, and joseph.....this is by far the best 3 window coupes ive seen in a long time....i saw it up for sale on the hispeed website, even downloaded the pics to it so i can see it everyday and just drool! ....wish it could have never sold and i could have saved my pennies for
    but its awesome that not only did it find a good home, its being built the right way, and the owner is a fellow hamber!
    congrats, your a gentleman and a hot rodder! keep it up! im subscribed
  4. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    That is some seriously good looking work.
  5. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,998


    I'm having a Rodney King moment, wondering why a fantastic builder started a thread about building a car anyone would give their right arm for, funded by a guy who "gets" hot rodding and there's STILL drama? Can't we all just get along?

    I just don't get why the very best threads are littered with garbage and negativity. Its so tiring and the only downfall of this site. It's like having an ex-wife hanging around in the garage all the time with all of the bitching, whining and criticism.

    Continue the good work Steve. Not that my opinion counts, but I approve! I look forward to the progress!
  6. I don't mind the drama, it's making me famous! :D

    I'm just amazed that no one has dinged me for mentioning building this chassis un-boxed. But I'm looking forward to the hoots and hollers when I stick a Ford single master cylinder and run four wheel drums! OH the fun we will have :eek:

  7. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,553

    from Garner, NC

    I think you explained yourself fine with....

    But then again it seems that there are a bunch that lack any real reading comprehension skills....

    and you will be missed this weekend...

    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  8. This rules! Make my mutherfukin' day right there!
  9. Lukydevl
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 700

    from Arizona

    Great build... Cool video.. Drama??/ Just Big League fun..
  10. Cool video and great build. Thanks for taking the time to post.
  11. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Oh the horror and shame of it all!!! Don't you know that a single master cylinder is the leading cause of death in men over 40 right behind unboxed frames under pre '35 Fords??!!!! And no discs.... How is your customer going to do stoppies?!

    Where the hell do you find the time to find all these weird assed videos?

    I texted Steve on Saturday as this hit that it was amazing too me how he could post a build thread on a real hot and still stir up controversy on a traditional hot rod web sight... Then my head started hurting...

  12. LMAO! That kid is now in Washington on the Gov't payroll:rolleyes:

    Now back to some real hotrod building. Outstanding work!!
  13. I remember years ago an interview with Larry Erickson after the Caddzilla went public, he mentioned getting dragged through the mud for putting the Moon Tank in the grill and ruining an otherwise flawless design. I know my reading of that article got clouded but I remember him mentioning the reasoning behind it being similar to the Persian rug weavers purposefully putting in a flaw to be intentionally imperfect.

    It's an interesting concept to be intentionally imperfect. Google it if you care to understand the meaning. And it's relevant to this post.

    As for the video weirdness? Well...
  14. Big Nick
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 847

    Big Nick

    Outstanding work! This is why I come to this place and the next time I am out in Tucson raising hell I may travvel up north just to stop by and see whats cooking in there!
  15. temper_mental
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,718

    from Texas

    outstanding work!!!
  16. Rex_A_Lott
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,019


    Thanks for taking the time to post the pics and the video!
    Enjoyed seeing your methods, and the comments for your choices.
  17. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,885

    Alliance Vendor

    Awesome video tutorial! Only one way to improve the production quality. Burt Bacharach. A little smooth music while you get your welding flannel, etc. (maybe Herb Alpert?)

    Speaking of flannels.....remember when I lit my arm on fire?
  18. This thing is gonna be super bitchin! I like the chop a lot!!

    If the owner wants to cut loose of that Thickstun that was on the flatty in one picture, PM me.
  19. M_S
    Joined: Feb 20, 2008
    Posts: 542

    from SoCal

    Nah, Cal Tjader.

    Great work!
  20. phish, Next video will be Mai Tai's and Martin Denny

    The world is against me today, but I will have each of the X member legs done at the end of today and ready to start in on some side bracing and engine/trans mounts.
  21. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Well, I was going to second the Herb Alpert bbbbuuuuutttttttt..... Exotic women AND Mai tais.... I'm in!
  22. Bar Ditch
    Joined: Aug 1, 2011
    Posts: 272

    Bar Ditch
    from Tacoma

    Well then he's got to put some palm trees and a wading pool in the shop. hah
  23. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,998


    And pink flamingos! Don't forget the pink flamingos!

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  24. Wow...I was just impressed on the chassis table! Lookout-master craftsmen on board.

    I am impressed...and I have only looked at the first page!
  25. patman
    Joined: Apr 30, 2007
    Posts: 553


  26. JohnEvans
    Joined: Apr 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,883

    from Phoenix AZ

    Being re-tired and living nearby I tend to float through Steve's shop several times a week to visit Wood the shop dog and see what's new. Today's find was the cute/clever fixture to hold the pedal pivot in the correct spot while fitting up the X member pieces. Crude would have worked just as well but this was rather elegant for what it did.
  27. Lytles Garage
    Joined: May 6, 2011
    Posts: 621

    Lytles Garage

    HI; Im going to be 60 this year, when I was a kid i remember dreaming of owning a SBC! I saved and saved and finally had the 40 dollars to buy a 265 that was apart. to ME the SBC has been and always will be the holly grail of hot rodding, PS I still have parts of that motor. Chris
  28. B1gDaddy
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 261

    from aladambama


    Preach to 'em. my dad is 72 this year and relays the same info, my three uncles were in the "transportation business" and heavily relied on cadillac mills too. for me and this car the caddy parts are too hard to locate on the road if there is a failure.
  29. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    great work it looks amazing, and thats coming from the farm truck chassis swap fake patina king.
  30. It is nice to see the time and effort put into a piece of old iron and turn it into a work of art...Kudos..

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