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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by the-rodster, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. jerseymike
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    really enjoying this build, great work. but i gotta say that avatar kinda freaks me out!:D
     
  2. Lord Purple
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
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    Re that painted engine pic. I don't wanna be a smart-a**, but are you sure you want to run that shiny timing cover? They always seem to leak, I put a thread up on here a couple of years back as I had one and everyone advised me to stick to the steel factory part.

    Just a suggestion, absolutely everything else you've done is 110% if not more.

    L.P.
     
  3. xxzzy999
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
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    Great job Rodster!!!

    Awsome build thread... keep up the good work.

    I'm borrowing a couple of your ideas :)

    Regards,
    X
     
  4. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    It was on the motor when I bought it, and it didn't look like it leaked....

    We will see.

    Rich
     
  5. Theo Douglas
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
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    Looking good. My decklid fits about as well right now as yours did, so I gotta get working on that.

    Wondering: what sort of trunk latch mechanism did you use?

    Good luck with it. You're doing great.
     
  6. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    91 Cadillac Fleetwood, electric release, kinda bulky, but it works really well.

    I'll grab some pics if I can think about it.


    Rich
     
  7. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
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    Coming along nicely Rich...
     
  8. Lono
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    Rich, how's the headlights coming?
     
  9. greasebandit0801
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
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    from houston

    Love your shoebox looks great keep up the good work
     
  10. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    Done, just no pics.

    Rich
     
  11. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    Motor and tranny are in.

    It always feels good to get to this part.

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  12. LUCKY DEVIL 13
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
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    Here is a '49 my buddy is building for a customer - it has a 4/6 slant chop I think that's what it is :)

    The customer what's it all ford so there is a mustang II goin in the front
    302/c4
    '69 mustang rear end

    Dhould be pretty cool when it's finished :)

    Yours is lookin killer!! Love the fab/metal work you have done!!!
     

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  13. Awesome build Rich!. And you do it all in sandles and shorts...you're such a BADASS someone will have to gift you some M&Ms!
     
  14. Stefan T
    Joined: Sep 15, 2008
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    from Sweden

    The engine in car and it looks verry good
     
  15. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    I was determined to use the stock ford column and shifter, but this took some doing.

    I spent a LOT of time modifying the shifter assembly. In order for the steering shaft to clear the upper a-arm, the steering shaft would need to be much shorter.


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    This should work, but it only clears the a-arm by about 1/4 inch, and almost touches during full suspension travel, so I may need to shave the a-arm where they come close to contacting.


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    And more time spent building a bracket for attaching the column to the floor....


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  16. the-rodster
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    I wanted to see how the car would sit, now that I had the motor and tranny in, and installed the dropped spindles/springs.

    So I rolled it outside to take a look.


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  17. the-rodster
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    I'm really pleased with the stance.

    It's not as low as some shoeboxes, but it should come down another inch or so when the front sheetmetal and bumpers are installed.

    Currently, I have 3 inches of travel at the rear, stock bumpers on the stock frame.

    I might go lower, I dunno.

    Next up, brake lines, gas lines, shifter linkage, etc.........

    Rich
     
  18. Dammit man you do killer work!! Subscribed!!
     
  19. Hot Rod Chris
    Joined: Mar 31, 2011
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    DHoly shit this car has come a long ways!!! Love the lines, love the way the chop flows, the metal work, wheel choice, engine choice, everything!! cant wait to see it in paint.
     
  20. Buddy Palumbo
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  21. 510madmav
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
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    This chop is perfect , excellent work
     
  22. Nice, I like it I plan on doing a similar chop to my '50. I'll be keeping an eye on yours in the mean time.
     
  23. SCOTT GILLEN
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    from California

    nice.....I am doing this one......
     
  24. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    Awesome build, the chop looks prefect. Going to be a killer car.
     
  25. ytt49
    Joined: Oct 7, 2010
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    from socal

    motor looks good
    keep up the great work
     
  26. grf-x
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
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    This is a great build. Following this one for sure.

    I have one question though. I think I missed it if mentioned earlier... Where did the skirts come from? I have a 51 and I would like a pair like that. I don't like the commonly available ribbed ones. They don't cover as much, plus the ribs are ugly. Your's looks perfect.
     
  27. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
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    I posted a thread about questions regarding the different skirts for shoebox ford, one thing led to another, and a fellow hamber offerered me these skirts at a fair price.

    You gotta love the HAMB.

    Rich
     
  28. grf-x
    Joined: Jul 15, 2010
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    I must be blind. I can't find it.So do they fit with in the wheel wells or over the edges light the other. YOur really look sick. Not an after thought light the other one. You score big time on those. I'd ______ for a part like those. :)
     
  29. churchboy
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    Man, you do great work.....Thanks
     
  30. sierra rod shop
    Joined: Feb 16, 2011
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