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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by langy, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. langy
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    Thanks Chris, nice avatar !!!
     
  2. langy
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    Got presented with this at my birthday party last night by my friends Jason & Anne, Absolutely brilliant artwork by Surfmonkey, Needless to say I was gobsmacked !!! The detail is awesome, So a big thank you to Jason, Anne & Tim. Need to find a frame for it now.



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  3. farmer12
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    Great artwork. And happy birthday mate!!!
     
  4. langy
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    Thanks Eric, I was well chuffed.
     
  5. junkyardgenius
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    You mean you can remember last night? Great band and good company , thanks mate.
     
  6. langy
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    Don't remember much after 1/2 time Gary, I was fine drinking the Bulmers cider but then I hit the bottle you bought me, I didn't realise it was 9% !!!

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  7. Cider hangover.... Not good.
     
  8. langy
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    Normally fine Geoff, the first 12 pints were fine but the number thirteen pint was the one that got me :D
     
  9. Weasel
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    As Dean Martin once said -"I pity people who don't drink - they get up in the morning knowing that's the best they are going to feel all day"....;)
     
  10. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi Langy.Happy birthday.My you have many more happy,healthy and prosperous ones.Love the art work.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  11. rovertenrod
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    only 13! Must of been a dodgy packet of nuts. Lol
     
  12. Big Jon
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    mmmmm bulmers, can even get that here in Invercargill, Happy Birthday Mate,

    I get a lot of inspiration from your build threads

    cheers jonno
     
  13. PA-IndianRider
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    Hi Langy.... Happy B'day..... got one next month myself..... can't believe how old I got so quickly.... L o L !!!! Have has a MediCare card as a reminder. Ha!!!!

    Been quietly watching your thread for a LONG time. Got a surprise when a long time "Hot Rod buddy" stopped by to see me unexpectedly ...... Right away I got a sense he was up to something. My senses were right..... he "sold" his model A sedan project and promptly bought a "fiberglass Willys body".

    So I e-mailed him the link to your build thread..... like ALL of us that have been following your build I am SURE he will "ENJOY & LEARN" like I have done...... Especially since he is now going to build the "gasser" of HIS dreams..... as well as MINE!!!!

    Still got a "Willys" on my wish list ..... NEVER say NEVER !!!!!
     
  14. PA-IndianRider
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    BTW..... will post some pics when it gets to Pittsburgh. He expects to have it delivered in a couple of weeks.
     
  15. langy
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    You know I never thought it would be the nuts mate lol

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  16. langy
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    Lovely stuff Jonno, glad the build thread helps you, thanks


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  17. langy
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    Thanks for the kind comments bud, if it helps just one person it's all worth it, much obliged.


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  18. captain scarlet
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    Happy Birthday

    Martyn
     
  19. langy
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    Over the weekend i managed to knock off lots of pesky 5 minute jobs so the list is fairly short now
    My 35 spline Strange Hy-Tuff shafts finally turned up so i slid them in place and put all the brakes back on, it was at this point I thought have I forgot something



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    I then thought I would finish off the carpet in the front of the car but my brain kept nagging me about something I had forgot, Got carpet all trimmed up and glued down, stood back to admire and thought it looked bare, thats when I realised I had forgot to fit the handbrake and cables Can't believe I did that !!!
    Anyway I dug the handbrake I made out of its hiding place but now it wouldn't fit so put it away for a future project, Luckily I had a Lokar floor mounted handbrake in stock and also a cable kit, It was fiddly getting the cables into the back plates as I had refitted the drum mechanisms, got it done in the end though, works great.



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    HAHA, nearly spilled my coffee! I still have to do the hand brake as well...........and yes, I nearly forgot. And yes, it's also a Lokar floor mount. Thanks mate!
     
  21. langy
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    How the hell did i forget it Eric, I'm normally so organised !!!
     
  22. It's age Steve :) ..... How's things back in blighty?


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  23. langy
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    Hahaha Dave, you maybe right, everything is cool here and it looks like good weather is returning, see ya soon.


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  24. 41 Dave
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    Langy, Meant to include this photo from your birthday. That is actually a fairly neat birthday gift to get. Hope you will be enjoying the original some timesoon.

    I am busy documenting the work on my '29 Ford RPU/Modified as Jim does the work. The shell is sectioned five inches and we dropped the shell and mock up core at King Radiator in Lancaster. I will probably get the shell nickle plated some time soon. Will include other parts to be nickle plated.

    Hope that you have a great summer working/playing with your Willys.

    Dave :eek:
     
  25. 41 Dave
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    Here is my shell/mock up radiator for my Modified.

    Dave :eek:
     
  26. langy
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    Thanks Dave

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  27. langy
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    Well been mostly twiddling my thumbs looking for jobs to do while awaiting the arrival of my heads, got an email 2 days ago saying the head guy was back to work and was hand finishing them Hopefully have them soon

    While finishing off the carpeting I found I needed some sill finishers so made them out of 1/8" x 1.5" 316 Stainless, shaped them up and gave them a good polish up.



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    Another little job off the decreasing list was to make a filler for the water injection resevour, I had already made up a round plate to seal the large hole so just needed a small screw on lid., Made it in Aluminium as thats all I had In that size. Was going to weld it but it was easier to make a gasket and bolt it in place, It seals on an O ring.



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    I had a pair of Holley carbs but got the offer of this pair of Edelbrocks that were new and already modified for a blower and had only been used on a dyno plus I like the look of them better than the Holleys.



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    I have to sort out the linkages and they came with a Lokar rear bracket, Nicely made but in my opinion a horrible looking thing, gonna either make another or heavily modify this one.



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  28. brian55lvr
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    from ma

    cant wait to see what u come up with
     
  29. OldColt
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    Hi Steve from another Steve across the big pond. I just found this thread today, and love and admire what you have done with the Willys. Unlike an earlier poster, I really like the "Bubba Gump's Speed Shop" name and little racing shrimp. Cool Stuff IMHO. --- Steve ---
     
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  30. langy
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    Me neither Brian
     

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