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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54BOMB, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
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    Well I finally have some pictures and some progress to show on here. You can see how it looked when I got it. It was in really good shape to start out with. Its going on 32 rails and I wanted to start with the metal work on the body first, most everything so far has been done by Lux at Crushproof here in Austin, not too much to report but at least enough to start my thread.
     

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  2. 60'shotrod
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    54BOMB, That looks like GREAT Coupe to start with!Good 'n' straight and not much in the way of rot?What motor and running gear are you goin' to be using?Please keep up with the progress posts as it happens.

    Nick.
     
  3. 54BOMB
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    The body is in really good shape, someone before me had started doing some of the body work already. I dont really know anything about the history of the car. Im going to be running a 327 , 5 speed and a 9 inch rear end, pretty basic.
     
  4. 60'shotrod
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    Im going to be running a 327 , 5 speed and a 9 inch rear end, pretty basic.[/quote]

    Basic? sounds like FUN to me!:D

    Nick.
     
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  5. Sparkswillfly
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  6. LUX BLUE
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    this thing makes my pants happy.
     
  7. moon man
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    good start hope to see more.
     
  8. I SMELL SMOKE
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    looks like a great start to me!!!! good luck and keep us posted
     
  9. D.W.
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    Oh hell yes. I'm happy to see ya'll moving on this! You are gonna be wastin gas & haulin ass soon!!!

    If ya need me to come over, stand around, drink your beer & say "thats not how I'd do that", lemme know.
    It's the least I can do! HAhaha!
     
  10. 29Jay
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    I like the start! Looks great! I'll come down and drink beer with DW too. That is if I get mine done in time to drive down for LSR... LOL
    Jay
     
  11. D.W.
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    Cmon down Jay. God help these guys.
    We'll drink all their beer & spew profanities....uh....I mean encouragement @ them till they get it right!
     
  12. 29Jay
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    Yeah, But we might have to bring some beer and leave it in the truck in case they run out... Encourage away! I've have a standing offer of beer in my fridge while I'm building and I do most work alone...
     
  13. Dreddybear
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    Lookin Killer dude! Austin's about to have an influx of Model A coupes!
     
  14. D.W.
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    Aww shit!!!!
    "The HAMBPIRE STRIKES BACK!"
    It's DARTHWALTER!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. no 32 rails. leave the fenders
     
  16. KreaturesCCaustin
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    Man, another A in Austin?! They're takin' over the town! haha. Great looking start, man. Can't wait to see it tearing up Congress after the LSR. If I fit in an A, I'd probably sell my truck and a kidney and build one. Unfortunately, at 6'2" and 240, they're not really comfortable for me and any other human that wants to make a beer run to 7-11. I'll just sit back and enjoy everyone else's rides, green with envy.
     
  17. 54BOMB
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    Honestly that was a tough choice, I really like the look of some of the stockers I see on here, they do have class, but in the end I wanted a highboy style hot rod. Id like to get another car one day and leave it stock, esp after DW told me to watch the movie Millers Crossing, I love old gangster stuff.
     
  18. gassman57
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    Ditto.......You've got such good metal....use it!!!!
     
  19. LUX BLUE
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    Err..little late, fellas. it's already on the deuce rails.
     
  20. LUX BLUE
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    LUX BLUE
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    I know of a couple cars even a large sized cracker such as Yoseff would fit in. Big Kevins is here in the shop now, and...well, if He and Reggie fit, I am sure You would too.

    there's a formula for it...no channel, no package tray, realistic Chop.
    You don't even need a shoehorn.

    Heck, I fit in Kevins and don't even need a shoehorn to get into it.
     
  21. LUX BLUE
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    Replace Beer with Coffee, and I have a couple of guys on the payroll who do this for me all day.:D

    Your offer to do it for free has me thinkin....
     
  22. D.W.
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    haha.
     

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