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Projects Modified Murray - The Last Build Thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by scootermcrad, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. MAW
    Joined: May 6, 2005
    Posts: 21


    Ya know, if you weren't so anal about the details then work would progress sooo much faster!

    BTW : How many early Hemi valve covers do you need hanging on the wall in one garage?

    Cheers, Mark
  2. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,305


    Thanks guys! Good to be back, even if I'm only able to respond once in awhile. Crazy how much things have changed around here.

    HAHAHA! Not as nice as that roadster you're building, but it'll have to do... ;)

    I was wondering how many people would catch the mower. That thing is long gone though. Died a horrible death and got sold for parts. Hopefully that's not a sign of things to come for the actual build! HAHA!
  3. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,305


    HAHA! This is true! GAH! And for the valve covers, I have all the factory ones except the unmarked ones like yours, the MARINE covers, and the Chrysler 300 covers, the ones with the bumps along side the "ChryslerFirePower" logo. One day I'll dig up some of those to hang. :D
  4. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,516

    from Nebraska

    Great to see ya back at it, Scott! I'll look forward to following along again...

  5. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    It's beautiful man, can't wait to see it finished!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2015
  6. That's awesome Scoot! Looks like enough room for a lift in there :rolleyes:
  7. Glad to see you're back on it! Congrats on the house and move!
  8. ynottayblock
    Joined: Dec 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,954


    good to see this project is back on the tracks...

    I think I've been following it since I joined the HAMB
  9. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,044


    Welcome back! glad to see you back on it.
  10. Been waiting a long time to see more on this!
  11. Great to see ya postin' again Scooterman!! The ol' hot rod is gonna be killer. Gotta check that thing out the next time we're up that way. How'd you get that dang body in the ceiling of the garage?? I bet that was fun!
  12. bgbdlinc
    Joined: Jan 11, 2002
    Posts: 522

    Member of the best builds ever and I've been following since the 'knapkin' sketch years ago. Seems to be proof positive that there is hope for every four-door.....
  13. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,580


    Late to the party but glad I caught up, great project, grab story, well written and best of all great ending! I will be watching your on going progress.
  14. llonning
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 677


    Just found this. Glad to see you back at it!! Not on here too much anymore, job, family, and the usual stuff. Keep posting I will catch up as I can.

  15. who is the "scooterofmcrad" and what is this "hotrod"?. :D

    having moved from the Bay to Houston this year, i now understand how the world gets turned around 6 ways from sunday.

    nice to see you are back at and enjoying the right coast. keep up the good work.
  16. Great to see you back posting! What race team?
  17. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,265


    ...and a bump to bring this back up... It is an awesome car!

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  18. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,408


    One of my All Time Favorite HAMB Builds, I can understand how projects get stalled, but it would be good to at least see some current photos. Bob
  19. Scoot - we better see you Saturday at Steel In Motion ;) that's your own backyard !
  20. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,424


    subscribed, of course
  21. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,610


    Yes! Glad to see the Murray is getting some love again.
  22. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,158

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    o_O It's been a long time since any progress of any kind was posted so I'm not so sure on that.
  23. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,305


    Made some great progress this weekend over the holiday! I knew I had a lot of little things to do before putting the body back on... but man oh man! Every time I finished a task I found myself saying, "Oh yeah. Crap. I guess it would be best to do that now too. (sigh)"

    Pictures and an update coming!
    60'coupe and patmanta like this.
  24. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    impatient in oklahoma
  25. motorntv
    Joined: Mar 31, 2008
    Posts: 41

    from Kansas

    Very Nice work.
  26. ....tease. Yeah I get it. Make 'em wait ... for thunderous applause. It's coming. Already know.
  27. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,305


    I haven't unloaded the pictures from the camera yet (typical), but here's a few pictures I posted on InstaGram over the weekend. I'll post them below.

    I've been trying to get as much done on the bottom side of the body and chassis as I can do so the body doesn't have to keep coming off. Tons of stupid crap, like tapping holes for brake line clamps, running brake lines, fuel lines, exhaust details, body shims/spacers, painting the underside, etc... Tons of touch-ups here and there. This chassis has taken a ton of abuse with all the moving and the body constantly being removed and replaced.

    Teasers until I get all the photos together to post. I would like to do one big post with a bunch of updates so this thread doesn't end up with a pile of fluff, like the others.

    Lizard Skin ready for toppings...

    Brake lines out back (finally!)


    Wrapping up rear exhaust from the cut-outs (straight pipes for now until I know how terrible it sounds)

    volvobrynk, D-Russ and patmanta like this.
  28. llonning
    Joined: Nov 17, 2007
    Posts: 677


    Keep it coming as you can. It does take a lot longer than usually anticipated. Don't ask how I know that one!!!

  29. chessterd5
    Joined: May 26, 2013
    Posts: 502

    from u.s.a.

    I like it! nice work.
  30. Roadsterpu
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 895


    Looking good Scootie.

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