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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hotrod95, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. 76cam
    Joined: Sep 30, 2010
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    Good Job man keep up the good work!! Do you plan to chop it or customize it in any way?
     
  2. noxided
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    keep up the good work kid. I started when i was 13, my dad bought me a beater 66 mustang, he bought the parts and i did the labor. I replaced everything on that car except for the roof just about.
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  3. noxided
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    Also, dont buy new parts unless you have to, look for junk yard parts, craiglslist, ebay or make your own parts. You will build it much faster and cheaper and in the long run you will be even more proud of it.
     
  4. Hotrod95
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    Kool truck man.

    Yes, I plan on making a street legal drivable truck. Then, make it reliable. Then I plan on lowering it, painting it, white walls, and redone interior. A clean, smooth truck.

    Very nice mustang! I love it. And thank you for the advice.
     
  5. smarg
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    Gettin' there dude, gettin' there.
     
  6. daveymac405
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
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    I can't wait to see this truck down at the park during "last run" some day.....sept. is not too far away!!!!
     
  7. buickbybirth
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    Awesome Truck! Thumbs up and keep us posted.
     
  8. Hotrod95
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    Thanks guys!

    Yes, it will be there one of these years. This year will be cuttin' it close. Hah
     
  9. Hotrod95
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    Chad! You rock! Okay guys, check this out!

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    Thanks man! You did a great job! It looks better in person. Thanks, again!
     
  10. Im not sure. I figure he will see this and chime in.:D
     
  11. Hotrod95
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    Let's hope so
     
  12. Hotrod95
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    Okay, it's time to update! Started out by puttin' the front back together.

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    Then I took the rear apart. Safety first, right?

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    Then cleaned up the break parts

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    Then cleaned up the hubs

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    That's all for now.
     
  13. olds vroom
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    keep up the great work I wish more young people were interested in real cars instead of those imports.I would love to mentor someone with your passion for old cars but they are few.
     
  14. Hotrod95
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    I would love to have a mentor! I wish I knew body work better.. That's a big part of the build process
     
  15. DeceasedRabbit
    Joined: Oct 10, 2010
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    from Kansas


    Arc welds from Intro to welding? let's do this!

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  16. 87notch
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
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    from kentucky

    Sweet ride I am building a 52 myself. Good luck.
     
  17. jsam78
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    You picked a good truck just throw a good motor and trans in it and go.... no paint no chrome no problem thats wat I'm doin with my 47 chev:cool:
     
  18. Hotrod95
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    Thanks guys. Here are some more welds from today..

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  19. 76cam
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    Practice practice practice thats what you have to do if you want to be a good welder so far there looking good. But try welding side by side weld on weld overlaping a little bit. Cut you out a piece about the size of a belt buckle weld it and weld it agin once you welded it about three times all the way around you got one nice paper weight.
     
  20. smarg
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    Definitely look into getting a MIG welder.

    I'd have to say its a lot easier and cleaner.
     
  21. 39 chevy kustom
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    Just think how wuch farther along you would be on your truck if you did not text so much. My nephew works for me and I finally had to take his phone when he works , so he would work. Now do your school work , stop texting and get that truck going on. :D
     
  22. Hotrod95
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    Lucas, those are good.

    And yes, I have a MIG but at school it's arc. Thanks guys!
     
  23. BrerHair
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    Tell him, Tommy!

    You hear that Michael?

    Seriously, you're doing great. Those welds look great.
     
  24. HotRod33
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    You are making great progress on your truck......... The welding is looking better...... It is great that you are learning skills that you can use the rest of your life......
     
  25. Hotrod95
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    I hear that a lot, and yah my boss makes me leave it in the truck when I go to work:)

    Thanks!


    Thanks! I am excited to take a full year welding class next year!
     
  26. Hotrod95
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    Me and my other buddy hauled that flathead to the scrap yard. Now, it's time to start workin' on the breaks. Got to replace a couple break pads, then get a new master cylinder and lines. Hopefully wont take to long to get done.
     
  27. Hotrod95
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    I need new break pads for the read drum breaks. The guy at the parts store asked if they were 11's or 12's. How would I determine that..?
     
  28. 64 DODGE 440
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    from so cal

    Measure the inside diameter of the drums.

    Keep up the good work...you'll enjoy hotrodding for life!
     
  29. Hotrod95
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  30. olds vroom
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    Your welding looks good ,mine looked worse when I started and now I weld for a living
     

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