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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RICKY~RICARDO, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks
     
  2. BrerHair
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    Huh? Joined today, this is his 2nd post. What?

    Carry on Ricky, you're doing great.
     
  3. davidbistolas
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    I would personally like to thank you for your incredibly informational, educational and entertaining posts over all of these years. Truly, you are the kind that makes these forums truly exceptional, and will continue to follow your wisdom for many years to come.


    (Keep going Ricky. Looks awesome.)
     
  4. RICKY~RICARDO
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    that was me lol i had lost my password and for some reason jalopy journal was on my block list so i registered as a new user and sent Ryan an email all is good now and happy to be back online :)
     
  5. davidbistolas
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    Hey- what's the impact on the frame's strength of removing the k-member. Any? It would make my life a CRAPLOAD easier if I could pull it to fab a new transmission mount.
     
  6. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Not sure yet but i am thinking about welding some diagonal bars to the cross member so the entire xmember will be a bolt on make sense?
     
  7. RICKY~RICARDO
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    i will wait till i have my exhaust and the body mounted that way i can avoid any headaches.
     
  8. davidbistolas
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    I was thinking of doing the same thing- I was going to basically 'diy' k-member in place of the one that's there. it would give me more room for my exhaust, and the transmission would be cinch. I'm literally thinking of welding up a 'K'. I dunno yet though.

    Looks good though. Love the progress you're making.
     
  9. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks so when are coming to buy my other bel air :)
     
  10. BrerHair
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    Hahaha! Hey, do like me, just never log off or sign out or whatever. Or better yet, put your ID & PW in your phone contact list.
     
  11. RICKY~RICARDO
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    ha sounds good!
     
  12. RICKY~RICARDO
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    I have been working on the heater system for this car.
    I picked up a simple heater from eBay it was complete with a good heater core.
    I disassembled the unit sand blasted the housing cleaned the core with CLR cleaner and soap tested with a hose no leaks looks new :) it's just something to keep me motivated on the project even if it was just a small job.
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  13. davidbistolas
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    Oh man, life (as in feeding my family) keeps getting in the way. I only needed the fenders - but I'll just have to hammer on mine for now.

    If you get an offer, just let 'er go. I'm so sorry.
     
  14. RICKY~RICARDO
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    No big deal there not advertised for sale.
    Family first.
     
  15. docmike
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    I've got to say that your heater really cleaned up nice. That thing looks almost new. Where does it mount?

    Doc
     
  16. zpi28
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    I have one of those heaters in my 53, its a 6V fan make sure you have a resistor for it. The project is looking great.
     
  17. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Hi Doc it mounts under the dash just like the deluxe heater except this is the economy heater, I wanted to get rid of the ugly box on the fender well.

    Thanks i am aware of the 6volt i just need a resistor.
     
  18. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Today was to nice of a day to spend cooked up inside.
    So i spent the day at the garage with my ol sweetie "51 Chevy"
    There were some bubbles under the old paint i suspected rust so i busted out the grinder and went to town YIKES!
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    Don't look to bad i will have to rebuild some of the inner quarter wheel well then patch it up.
     
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  19. merc-o-madness
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    thats baby rust compared to what i revealed on my 54 merc the other day with well over half inch of bondo covering it up
     
  20. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Don't you just love surprises :)
     
  21. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Finally installed my tubular uppers:)
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  22. BadLuck
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    HOT DAMN! lookin real good... getn' closer and closer!
     
  23. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks slowly very slowy lol she will eventually get did lol
     
  24. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Started some rust repair still have to clean up the welds.
    I tried the but weld technique not an easy task i will keep at it till i get better.
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  25. BadLuck
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    Damn.., gettn' shit DONE! Looks good.. and thanks for the vid you sent.. helped out alot..
     
  26. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Cool glad it help it wasn't the best vid but eh better than nothing :)
    Thanks for the compliments!
     
  27. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Movin on to the left rear quarter...When i bought this car i knew there were some issues with the left quarter cause the bondo was cracking and rusting beneath. I swear i grinded off a layer at least 1/4" thick!Who ever did the body work simply covered the dents with bondo eh oh well, don't look to bad now couple of patches and work some of the dents out i should be good to go then i will attempt bodywork.
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  28. radconjon
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  29. Pats6yhop
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    I'm drooling over the trunk floor[​IMG]
     
  30. RICKY~RICARDO
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    Thanks

    Yes i got lucky, very clean trunk floor!
     

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