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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Chuy, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Chuy
    Joined: Dec 21, 2006
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    Chuy
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    Were going to order rods and pistons this week. Cams getting ground and the cylinder heads have been ported and cc'd. We had to get that done before we could order rods and pistons. I still owe you pics of the dragster I should get those tomorrow. I would have got them last
    Night but we had "church" night at the shop haha and I was a little buzzed so I wasn't gonna climb a ladder :)
     
  2. saychz316
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    i think its the mexican in you myself.

    everything looks good brother. :cool:

    car is really taking shape, anybody would be proud to cackle this car come october. cant wait to see the look on gary's face when he steps into his complete car for the first time in 40+ years.

    aint it a shame we were all born 20 years too late?
     
  3. LZ
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    Robert:
    First off, sorry about the dog. There just like family aint they??!!.:(
    Anyhoo, just to say looking great. Wish I could make the CHRR.
    I remember this car and always had a thing for Fuel Coupes.
    Hope alls well your way
    thank you
    Luke
     
  4. Chuy
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    Thanks Luke for the sentiments about the dog and thanks for checking out the thread. Right now were dealing with chrome front end and all that good stuff. Stay tuned for tomorrow I check the body out...
     
  5. Chuy
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    Blue tape...lots of it, is your friend. Installed the fresh chrome front end with the hardware we had, which will change. Installed the seat next and raised it up to allow the rear end to get installed. That was the hardest part and was all done with no scratches. (knock on wood)
     

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  6. Avgas
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    Rob, its great seeing this project of passion unfold, more power to you! Wayne
     
  7. Chuy
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    Thanks Wayne!! Mote coming this week!!
     
  8. Chuy
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    I meant more...not mote. Damn fat fingers.
     
  9. Chuy
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    If all goes well it should be ready. Everything is on track at this time (knock on wood)
     
  10. Chuy
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    Third members in. That thing was heavy and awkward ...
     

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  11. Chuy
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    Looking at an old photo album from 66 that has a boat load of pics of all the greats from way back then. This was compliments of frank Baney part owner of his dads car...the Yeakel Plymouth Special. Frikkin awesome!!
     

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  12. Chuy
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    More pics
     

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  13. dragsled
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    Chassis Looks Great Robert, You guys do nice work, Tim Jones,
     
  14. Chuy
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    Thanks Tim, you're no slouch either. I've been watching yours as well and it's coming out pretty well and looks like it's gonna be a kick in the nuts!!
     
  15. Atwater Mike
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    Work on this project has been careful and flawless, not to mention generous.
    You are truly Gary's Patron Saint!

    Was also very sorry to hear about your little dog.

    I lost my Boxer 3-1/2 years ago, she was everything; daughter gave me a 5-week old chocolate Lab, her name's Annie, now 3 yrs old. Annie's "everything else!"

    Now, I can weld again...(satire)

    Best of success, Robert. You're running in 'good company'.
     
  16. Chuy
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    Thanks for checking the thread out Mike. Gary's pretty excited about seeing the car finished and getting back in it. I'll tell you one thing, this is the biggest thing I will have accomplished to date so far.
    Take care Mike and take care of little Annie too :)
    Robert
     
  17. LANCE-SPEED
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    I have a cat named chuy, Whats up Rico, Austin was telling me about this car but he didnt know much, now I do. Cant wait to see (and hear) it finished.
     
  18. Chuy
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    Hey Lance...Long time no see. Yeah Austin's been doing well and coming around with Matt to check it out so it's been cool. We have to give him shit to toughen him up for the real world. Keep your eyes on it. It's coming together nicely. Wheres the land speed bike these days? Did you change sprockets and tire sizes to get more speed out of it?
    Thanks for checking it out!
    p.s. I'm sure since the cat's named Chuy as well he's pretty bad ass....
     
  19. LANCE-SPEED
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    The Red Rocket has retired, we are now running the Red Rocket II. Its a little bigger and hopefully faster (175cc). We actually now have people on our team that know what they are doing so we should go fast as soon as we get the bugs out. we'll be runnin this Sunday, see you there?? Oh yeah and if you need a driver for your hot rod, I'm available:D
     
  20. Chuy
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    Well thanks to the Jon and Damien at Bare Metal Tin and Tube in torrance for installing the new used roof on the hopefully soon to be presentable push truck. There is no way in hell I would have tackled this on my own. These guys are good and affordable and drink bud light (in case anyone wants to use them). Super nice guys as well check them out on Facebook or the interweb.
    Robert
     
  21. Chuy
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    Pics didn't download the last time. There was a giant hole for a CB antenna that was filled as well.
     

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  22. Chuy
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    Just a quick update...waiting on the block and heads and some rear axle seals. pistons are getting made along with the connecting rods. Final assembly coming soon!
     
  23. dreracecar
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    Tell Steve the starter mount plate is done so he can get the other back to Paul
     

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  24. Fs2034
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    Thanks Bruce
    Nice work one less thing to think about.

    Fred....
     
  25. Fs2034
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    So why didn't you chop the top, we got lots of time. Just figured this H A M B stuff out this is going to be fun
    Deaf....
     
  26. Chuy
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    They asked how much I wanted off the top but it was going to be too much work!!! I feel like the roof line is too low as it is.
    Thanks Bruce also for taking care of the starter plate. That's most definitely helps.
    Robert
     
  27. Chuy
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    Not sure when it had paint last, buuuuut, it has paint now!!
     

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  28. dragsled
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    Man that came out Great! , Gary's gonna be smileing like a kid in a candy store when you guys finish it, Good Job on the body Tim Jones
     
  29. Chuy
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    Thanks Tim. This is the first if many layers of clear. The first layer gets scuffed and gold leafed then striped with more clear...this is so fucking awesome...
     
  30. Royalshifter
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    Dammmmm I envy you.
     

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