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Projects My 1948 Pontiac Build (A little bit custom and a whole lot faster)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by speters, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. qwick68
    Joined: Mar 11, 2009
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    Awesome build.....
     
  2. ruff1148kr
    Joined: Mar 17, 2013
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    from WV

  3. Jeff Ernsberger
    Joined: Jul 1, 2013
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    from ohio

    I'm having the same problem fitting wheels over disc brakes ( Scarebird )
    I would like to install the Smoothie style wheels. Did you find a wheel type that will fit ? spacers ? Thanks Jeff
     
  4. SS1948
    Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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    Great build! Love the steering wheel........wish mine was that nice. Probably a bit late, but did you happen to see where your chassis number was stamped on the rails??


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  5. mrjuan415
    Joined: Sep 11, 2012
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    Can't wait to see the finished build!!!gonna be sweet!!
    What are you gonna do with the old fan shroud ?? I need it for my 48 pontiac ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1403490869.842305.jpg


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  6. HARDTOP57
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Great thread....can't wait to see how this car progresses. I've got my own 48 Poncho and wanna do a power steering conversion without chopping up the car too much...has anybody done one and know what steering box will work ?
     

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  7. w9186
    Joined: Nov 21, 2013
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    w9186
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    from Finland

    Bought a CARDONE 27-6531 steering box (think it was for an El Camino or similar) and fitted to my 48. Steering column will of course have to be modified but not much "chopping" of the frame was needed, only welded in three new sleeves for the bolts. Original steering arm fits the new box. frame.jpg
     
  8. ClassicDriver
    Joined: Mar 8, 2010
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    Beautiful build... subscribed!
     
  9. HARDTOP57
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Thanks dude....will chase a steering box now
     
  10. Hans1965
    Joined: Sep 12, 2013
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    from Germany

    Hi, what a fantastic car this is, wow!
    Have you sold the fender skirts already? If not and if you consider selling, please let me know. I would need them for mine.
    Thanks, Hans
     
  11. Josh T.
    Joined: Jan 17, 2017
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    Josh T.

    What's been going on with the Pontiac? No updates in 2 1/2 years.
     
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  12. HARDTOP57
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    Hey Josh,
    Sorry, sold the Pontiac and bought something a little more desirable....39 Lincoln Zephyr
     

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  13. mgtstumpy
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    Where'd the Poncho end up, which state and what are their plans for the Lincoln, is it a runner etc?
     
  14. HARDTOP57
    Joined: Sep 11, 2009
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    The Pontiac ended up in Adelaide.
    The Lincoln will be pretty much stock...factory axles, Columbia 2 speed, flathead V12, no chop, Washington Blue paint.
    The only thing different will be the interior...probably a dark tan leather
     
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  15. PonchoRR
    Joined: Jan 9, 2017
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    Did this build finish? If so do you have pics?
     
  16. Rick48Torpedo
    Joined: Dec 5, 2017
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    Rick48Torpedo

    Hi All,
    Just ran across the thread. I have the same car as speters, body wasn't bad but frame was rotten.
    I'm going a different route for a more daily driver as well as a tow car for my '48 and '50 Spartan Trailers..
    I'm leaving the body pretty much stock but using a doner frame from a '63 Buick Wildcat. Would have had to shorten up but I have an independent Lincoln rear end.. already air.. I can locate it where I want.
    I will go with a V8, maybe (sorry purists) a 5.4 ford?
    I admit it will be a long time till I get to it but I will.
    Cheers,
    Rick
     
  17. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    from California

    Any updates ?

    Was hoping to see the motor I sold him come back to life..
     
  18. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    from California

    Is it completed ?
     
  19. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    Sadly not complete...The amount of floor / rocker / body mount rust stopped me in my tracks. I have been chasing down another body for years with no luck. It just sits in my garage haunting me now
     
  20. dryhoze1
    Joined: Feb 12, 2011
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    from California


    Sad to hear that.
    I’m the guy who sold & shipped the Nailhead to you.
    Would have loved to see it running
     
  21. SHP's got something up his sleeve here. Maybe he'll post an update.
     
  22. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    After 5 plus years of having this project on the back burner there has been a huge development. I gave up on fixing the body and started looking for a donor body. After 5 years of search I finally found the right car.

    This survivor is still wearing original paint and has been hiding in a Minnesota garage since the mid 60s

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  23. speters
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  24. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
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    Hey Steven, glad to see you back on the track. think t'was called mermaid green, nice car. still following,

    Cheers, Carsten
     
  25. Congrats on the new body.....would you consider selling me a pair of "Silver8Streak" emblems off the side of the hood?
    Send me a PM if interested please.
     

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