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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rytang, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. choptop40
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    Nice....well be waiting in anticipation for the doors .....
     
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  2. Tim
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    I'm just waiting for you to realize that you need to re drill some of those holes for something lol
     
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  3. rytang
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    Well yeah, but there won't be 300 extra holes. Also if you zoom in on the drivers side hood hinge, there's a huge hole there for wiring.
     
  4. GordonC
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    Going to be kind of hard to drive it from that seat position won't it!:D
     
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  5. Great combination of vision, talent, hard work and persistence. It takes a longass time to build a car.


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  6. Wow bro you really got back at it i havent checked in here for a while and bam your gettin stuff done good work

    sent while dropping a deuce
     
  7. Ryguy442
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    Man just went thru this whole build, gotta tell ya your doing some killer work. It's funny I did a very similar treatment to the rear end of a 55 chevy convertible for the shop I work for. I did 56 tail lights with one piece lenses and tucked and frenched a wagon bumper. Even made a new body line just above the number to give it something to tuck into. I won't highjack your tread with a bunch of pics, I'll just show one. I only have one tail light done in the pic to show the difference. [​IMG]


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  8. choptop40
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    Hey hey , that hole is the same one I used for my wiring , have one for throttle cable and that's it , great minds think alike...
     
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  9. rytang
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    20170721_110822.jpg 20170721_113309.jpg 20170721_123341.jpg 20170721_130049.jpg 20170721_150720_HDR.jpg Removing some bad metal work from the door jam. Replacing it with some mediocre metal work. It's all practice.
     
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  10. Ray C's son
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    Hey, don't sell yourself short, Rytang, that's what we're all here for. Seriously, though, you're killing it. Great work.

    Kevin
     
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  11. GEBHARD
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    Awsome build! Just read this whole thread
     
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  12. rytang
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    Filling more holes on the drivers side. And fixing factory spot welds. 20170722_120242.jpg Pretty sure this is a bullet hole. 20170722_121802.jpg All welded and ground. Welded every single pin hole. Now just have to do it to the rest of the car 20170722_164817.jpg 20170722_181306.jpg
     
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  13. while your there, weld a ground stud on the inside of the cowl under the dash. will help when wiring it.
     
  14. rytang
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    What do you mean? Sorry this is my first time doing anything like this.
     
  15. when ever i get the opportunity, i will weld a 1/4" bolt to the inside of the cowl firewall. tape it off so it doesn't get painted, then when it is time to ground the radio, gauges, dash lights etc. i have a solid point to run a ground wire too. otherwise you will have to drill a hole or use a screw to ground to.
    just real easy to do it at this stage of the build with the welder right there.
     
  16. rytang
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    Thank you
     
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  17. rytang
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    That's Awesome! What did you do with the old taillight sections? I wanted 55 tails on mine so bad. 56 was what I had.
     
  18. Ryguy442
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    Well I used the lower half the old section or the stock 55 housing, did some reshaping and moved it lower. The rest of the tail light surround I had to make from scratch. I used to have a bunch of pics of the process but not sure were they are. I did a crap ton of custom work on that car. The left side tail light is motorized to swing out of the way for the gas filler neck. If I come across those pics I'll share them with you. Get back to work your making some killer progress!

    Ryan

    Ps I'm going to steal your idea on mounting the shrinker/stretcher to my English wheel. Might even mount a place for a beater bag and post dollies on there!


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  19. Ryguy442
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    I found on if the in progress pics. [​IMG] all the metal work done on this car was done with just basics and tools and a mig welder. I wish I had my tig welder at the time but I was in between welders then. Since then I bought myself a new tig, and my boss has bought a tig for the shop. So now that misty what I use


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  20. Early Ironman
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    I do this too, but weld a bunch of 1/4" bolts along the inside of the body seam at the top of the firewall. Great for hanging a wire run, Mounting a vintage air a/c evaporator, mounting the fuse block, and using for a convenient ground. Then paint the entire under dash area white for the best visibility possible.


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  21. rytang
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    I didn't take you guys on the ride for this one. But I cut out the bad section of the passenger side. Couple pin holes to fill, and this part is done. 20170726_182941.jpg
     
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  22. rytang
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    20170727_125015.jpg 20170727_134332.jpg 20170727_134347.jpg 20170727_170856_HDR.jpg Ehh why not? I'm not gonna bolt the fenders back on anyway.
     
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  23. choptop40
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    .?????? Tilt nose?
     
  24. rytang
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  25. The37Kid
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    Just noticed something for the first time, you never had rust problems to repair. Bob
     
  26. Early Ironman
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    Nice work, your making good progress!


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  27. rytang
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    Most of the rust is in the floor and rockers. But the car was pretty decent.
     
  28. rytang
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    Chased pin holes all day. 20170802_172303.jpg 20170802_175417.jpg
     
  29. Tim
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    Probably a tilt nose with a dancing hydraulic set up like you'd see on the bed of a mini truck. Sure makes a scene out of checking your oil lol
     
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  30. Ralphies54
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    That looks great. I had my doubt about how you were going to tackle it but you feffin did it in spades. Now, on to the doors?? Fabulous work!!! Ralphie
     
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