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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. castleman1111
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
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    damn!!! i like the stock one!!!lol!!!
     
  2. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    What do you think of the teardrop skirt for these? The skirts I have are smaller and are for a 47 not a 48

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    Thanks to Rikster for the pics
     
  3. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
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    from Reno, NV

    YES!!!!!!! Skirts are a must!
     
  4. OahuEli
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    from Hawaii

    Another vote on the skirts, makes the car look longer I think. I'm guessing thats your Dad, looks like he likes 'em too. :D
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  5. speters
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    Thanks for the photoshop! That is our business partner not my dad but it does look like he likes it
     
  6. speters
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    These are the skirts I have with the ribs. They are much smaller. I think I will just sell them.

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  7. Woodlouse
    Joined: Dec 18, 2011
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    from London UK

    Like the progress so far, I have been keeping a close eye on your build, my own '48 started in a very similar condition.
    Your thoughts on grills and skirts ect. is what I have rolling around in my head at the moment.
    Good luck with the chassis.
     
  8. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    Update time

    I finally took some pictures of my tins. After blast and etch I went back and wire wheeled out any bondo the blaster left behind. They don't blast off the deep stuff for fear of warping the metal. After these pics I hit the bare spots with etch and put them away.

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    Only damage on the hood
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    Fender extensions are in great shape
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    A little bit of swiss cheese
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    No work needed here
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    Needs work
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  9. speters
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    Other side is better
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    Rears are worse
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    Here is the other side with a skirt. See how it is ribbed
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    Trunk is ok one big dent and a little rust at the bottom
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  10. 40two
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    Hey there, glad to see that another fab streamliner is coming back to life! i'm following your thread for sure! the ribbed skirts are 42 - 47 and hard to get, i know. what is the last decision about your powerplant? good luck on your build, like what you're thinkin'.

    Greets, Carsten
     
  11. speters
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  12. 40two
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    i'm hoping for the next update on the poncho, anything new?

    Carsten
     
  13. speters
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    Frame is back from blast and in etch primer. Need to do lots of repairs! Most of the suspension parts are in the shop ready to go on once the repairs are done. I have been building for other people to get some money in my pocket. Spring yard work is almost done and I can get back on this.
     
  14. Woodlouse
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    from London UK

    Looking forward to the updates.
     
  15. Rayg48rag
    Joined: Nov 16, 2011
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    very nice build... keep it going!!!
     
  16. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    I dropped the motor off for the rebuild and so far it looks good.

    Frame repairs are under way

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    Next I need to tackle the x frame in the center. I need to find the correct size stock to recreate what GM made. They are a strange I-beam construction using multiple thickness materials.
     
  17. Very kool project dude....I LOVE these Injuns....keep em coming !!

    Rat
     
  18. Lookin cool. i like the way this is headed. someday i wana do a car similar to this for now i am in love with pickups. btw what the F happend to that scout?

     
  19. 40two
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    Nice progress on the frame! Glad to see you spent some time on the Poncho..

    Greets, Carsten
     
  20. speters
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    Thanks. I feel the power of Chief Pontiac when I work on this one.

    When I picked up the pontiac the scout was gone along with the other trucks in the background. I am not sure where they went.

    Thanks.. I am happy to be back on the Poncho. I am going all out on cars right now. Model A during the day when work is slow, Pontiac at night and truck on the weekend. I can't complain :D
     
  21. Glen
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    Sorry, I dont log on much....My current project is in paint so Im bored tonight and logged in to see whats happening on the HAMB. That rear bumper is the original bumper, i trimmed the splash pan so i could push the bumper tighter to the body, the bumper ends were cut off and wrapped tighter. Plating was very expensive, my plater asked me to only tack weld the bumper and he wanted to finish weld, copper plate, buff and then chrome. I think I had about $1200 in that bumper when i was done. If you need any help in the future feel free to email me.

    and no that car is not c-notched in the rear.....El Polacko made a torque arm for the rear suspension.
     
  22. speters
    Joined: May 19, 2010
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    My engine builder is looking for a rear sump oil pan for the nailhead. 57-61 should have the rear sump pan. Anyone have a line on one?
     
  23. GRADY
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    looking great man...keep us posted on the updates
    can not wait to see it burning fuel and moving on its own power
    Grady
     
  24. speters
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    I have been messing around in photoshop trying to get the look I am going for. What do you guys think? Here are some options

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  25. speters
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    Made some more progress before I had to move the frame out and make room for another customer build

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    Still needs a little more finishing but much better than the rotted out mess

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    Set the old rear back in to set the axle center line

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    All set
     
  26. speters
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    I need to decided on some colors for this thing because the motor needs to be painted soon. I keep coming back to black with a red interior and red motor. I think the nail just looks so good in bright red.

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  27. 40two
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    ... why do i think that black is a good choice? :rolleyes:

    nice, since i own my car i was sure it will come out completely in black. so nice! if you wanna see a Streamliner in black, look in my album (or just come around, for sure:D), just to imagine if you like or not.. i'm trying to do it only in black and shine (chrome, stainless, etc.) nothing else except the tan interior..

    Greets, Carsten
     
  28. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    Are the skirts still available? Will they fit a '46 Chev? Price? PM me please.
     
  29. pontman
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    I was thinking big air over R/R tracks ending with hard impact!
    Had a few friends in High School jump their cars, that was the
    end result.

    Back to what this is about.
    You are making good process on a cool build.
    Really like the dual quad nailhead set up.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2012
  30. Awesome thread, love the car. :D

    I'll be subscribing. My '54 straight 8 needs a rebuild or a replacement, and I might have a line on an affordable nailhead. Interested to see how you set up motor mounts and everything.
     

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