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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. Tin Indian
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    looks like youre running disc brakes in front Fatman makes a drop/disc spindle for the kingpin setup? How much of a drop do those spindles get you?
     
  2. speters
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    The disc kit is from Scarebird and the dropped uprights are FatMan the spindles are stock. I think the drop is 2"

    I have been spending all my time, effort and money on getting the drivetrain ready. I have Fulvi building me a radiator but I had to fix the outside strap first. It was a mess
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    Cut, bend drill
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    Weld and blend
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    Got some manifold and cleaned them up before sending them off to coating
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    Some engine candy from Richies (great guy)
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    Plug covers from Obriens
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    Masking movie
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    Getting closer I just wish I had my nice camera it is off getting fixed
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    Top view
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  3. mob53
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    ^^Beautiful!
     
  4. BIG-JIM
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    Kool lookin build! I'll be watchin this one.
     
  5. TheEngineer
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    That engine looks amazing!
     
  6. speters
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  8. speters
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    Scored a great deal on a used TCI Streetfighter 700R4. Just needs some detailing
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    Here is the motor as of today. Manifolds were ceramic coated black and the alt/ac brackets were powder coated to match the intake and timing cover. I also made up my fuel lines and a bracket for the fuel block. You can see the 700R4 all nice and pretty now
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  9. castleman1111
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    damn!!! that's sum detailin'!!! sweet engine!!!
     
  10. speters
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    Thanks man I can't to open the hood and see this thing
     
  11. nateschevy
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    I'm almost done with my four link, all that's left is some finish welding and a couple braces! Your motor is very nice! Hopefully I can have a motor that clean!
     

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  12. Reijer
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    GREAT looking motor!
     
  13. Tin Indian
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    That motor is almost too pretty to put in a car.
     
  14. castleman1111
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    o.k.!! leave the hood off!!lol!!!
     
  15. speters
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    My wife is going to be induced on Friday a.m. so I figured I would get in one more night before the baby comes.

    I reinstalled the engine so fit some more parts
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  16. Looks like its's coming along great , Iv'e always liked Pontiacs
     
  17. csimonds
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    Hey Steve, Congrats on the Baby Buddy!
    Chuck
     
  18. Luke4554
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    I'm sorry.. I really dig this build but that piece belongs in an open engine bay so you can show it off!

    Luke
     
  19. Tin Indian
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    I agree about the motor. Congrats on the bundle of joy. Heres hoping its a boy!
     
  20. 60widewhitez
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    Now you should really sell me that nailhead and find a nice tri power 389 for that Poncho. The torque of that nailhead will shred a T5, better to find an M22 rock crusher. Nothing better than a Ford 9" out back

    I can just smell that moist mohair interior ;-)

    Nice raw material..now few hundred hours in the shop and you will be rockin' the Silver Streak
     
  22. rocksolidnate
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    the nailhead looks AWSOME!!
     
  23. 40two
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    Hi Stephen, thanks again for the fender skirts, they arrived and i'll pick them up tomorrow from the customers office! man, that car will be so nice, i'm watching! Keep up your good work, this is gonna be a fantastic Poncho! ;)

    Cheers, Carsten
     
  24. 48ponchocoupe
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    Looks good! I'd sure like to see some close-ups of the motor mounts and steering when you get it set up.

    Jim
     
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  26. Tin Indian
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    Any updates on the poncho build?
     
  27. Congrats on the little one and awesome work man !!
     
  28. Cruiser
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    Your making all the right moves in my book on the Pontiac, should be one fine cruiser. The nailhead is a work of art, take one of your good engine pictures and frame it. At trucking company's they usually have stacks of pallets, I took a double pallet and just added wheels for a frame or body dollie. The pallets are made out of strong oak and they workout great.

    CRUISER :cool:
     
  29. speters
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    Ok I guess it is time for an update. A few other projects have come and gone and now the Pontiac is back in the garage.

    I borrowed a paint booth across the street to spray the frame
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    The Ford 9" was rebuilt and the housing powdercoated. New backing plates and drums came from Currie
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    I sourced a 47 glove box clock delete NOS and the horn center to match. I did this to make the color scheme on the dash make more sense
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    Here is the chassis back in my garage waiting for me to put it all together
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    And here is the reason things have been a little slower in the garage. My little girl Ella
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  30. Tin Indian
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    aww, she such a cutie! Your new shop manager.
     

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