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Projects New One.. What Projects are you planning and doing this winter?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Petejoe, Dec 14, 2021.

  1. HerMink
    Joined: Sep 14, 2018
    Posts: 169


    I'm going to do a simple air suspension set up on my '55. Paddle switches, air over leaf and bags bolted to the original control arms. I got a healthy start on it last weekend, but with two toddlers running around I typically only get out there about once a week. Freshening up a bunch of stuff while I'm at it, and that's the stuff that really eats up the time - front/back wheel bearing, brakes, all frontend bushings were rotted, new brake lines, ball joints, and gonna throw a brake booster on it as well.

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  2. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,496

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I want to drive this. I want a roadster back in my life. I'm not far off but dang all these life distractions...

  3. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 335

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    I hope to get the side glass replaced in the '53 Ford and lower it as well. Once that is done I can work on getting some more interior pieces in place. Should be set for Spring/Summer season cruise-in and shows if I can get those things done.

    For the '40 who knows. I may redo the brake system. I'm not liking the front disk conversion. Think i'll go with the f1 drum setup instead. Was planning on new tires, but may need to wait since nobody has much stock right now.

    If my bonus is good this year I may get started on building a new shop. The garage is getting way too crowded.
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  4. dave plmley
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Posts: 162

    dave plmley

    This is my 64 Monza 110 4 speed, doesn't really need anything just maintained 20201114_12.JPG
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  5. tomcat11
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 217

    from Kalifornia

    Hoping to get my 31 model A high boy out of endless metal fab and mockup.
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  6. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,860

    from Michigan

    Boy, you can say that again.
    Ain't that somethin'?
    Life. All the time.
    You GO, @el Scotto
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  7. Scrapin’Metal
    Joined: Mar 19, 2018
    Posts: 91


    Started cleaning up all the old custom work Mother Nature did to the floors and previous work done to the front suspension. This one in the garage staying dry and warm.
    Trying to save another. 7B59556D-C62C-4764-951E-01E9FF51D9C3.jpeg 5861E23E-889D-43CA-9E6F-E2EA78D033CB.jpeg front suspension.
  8. Scrapin’Metal
    Joined: Mar 19, 2018
    Posts: 91


    Went for a ride to to look 65DD1784-D75E-403B-BEE1-453924F69A8B.jpeg at another project. Only NY has not been kind to this girl and too far gone to be saved. Has not moved in years everything rust/welded shut, all the hinges frozen solid.
    Sad to see this one fall apart.
    Owner had unrealistic value in his head on this.
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  9. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,966

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    20211219_094150.jpg Ordered heat/A/C unit for my truck during summer, just got e-mail it is finally shipping. So that will be one major project over the winter.

    Edit, Santa just left this on my front yard!
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2021
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  10. msgt tank
    Joined: Aug 14, 2018
    Posts: 86

    msgt tank

    the 62 chevy 2 gasser front end is coming together. a lot of measuring and keeping square. we are making everything that we can. we have a lot of parts. we will post pictures as we make progress.
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  11. Jacksmith
    Joined: Sep 24, 2009
    Posts: 862


    Well it's technically still winter, and I've got a laundry list of things to do... done by spring? Ha-ha... we'll see. The coupe is alive & well, so the Studebaker is next to make progress on. The quad head light surrounds need to be buttoned up.

    The right rear corner of the box got tagged before I owned it and needs to be repaired. (Read "replaced")


    I'm installing a Reese hitch on it and have a loose plan for a rear bumper... and the right rear fender needs replacement as well.


    So like I said; "We'll see"!
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  12. jetnow1
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,966

    from CT
    1. A-D Truckers

    Update- Craigslist find- a 1999 350 chevy for $40. Tore it apart, inside clean and bearings and bores look good.
    giving it a quick hone, new rings/ bearings and a bit more camshaft, converting to carb and hei. Will install
    before the a/c unit as soon as work slows down, I retired over 2 years ago but between a few old customers and
    the better half being short handed I seem to be working 5 to 6 days a week.
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  13. Crocodile
    Joined: Jun 16, 2016
    Posts: 298


    So far, I have been holding back because of going through the "big D", but hopefully that will be wrapped up soon. My plan is to go through the front end on my 40, add a few Weedetr components, hopefully have enough time to get the axle dropped in the process, and have it ready to drive more.
    I have put 1500 to 2000 miles a year on her since I got it, but it has ridden the trailer to anything more than 100 miles away. That needs to change!
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  14. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 610

    bill gruendeman

    60 degrees, I keep my shop at 60 when I am working. I wear light wt. coveralls ( to stay clean) and thick northern blood. It’s warm if I am not laying under a car all day, -15 this morning so 60 feels good.
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  15. Rocky72
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 207

    from Pa.

    When I finished the garage bay that I build my cars I put tubing in the floor it was the best thing I ever did , the floor is as warm as toast.
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  16. Ringleader
    Joined: May 30, 2010
    Posts: 72

    Alliance Vendor

    Needing to get back on the cabover this winter....

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  17. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,685

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Around july of last year,my plan was too do some body fab work on 1917 Hup roadster rod ,2 doors an rear of cockpit,both simple flat,rear only takes 2 singel plan bends. I have been collecting parts for,over 6+ years! >"Hubba Hubba Hup" was my name for that build!
    How ever near the end of 2021,I broke the crank in my old hot rod from High school. That's the one I normally drive most weekends an is my real fun.
    So will be redoing a V8 Ford Y-block,to put in to my old rod in first 2 +months of 2022.
    I've now desided,there's no way I'm going to;[me at 80 this year],do the "Hubba Hubba Hup"perject!
    So I put it up 4sale in our HAMB adds. Nearly every part for a rod build is already got,but for a rearend.
    Huba Huba Hup draw20012.jpg

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    Last edited: Jan 27, 2022
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  18. Flim Flam Man
    Joined: Sep 11, 2018
    Posts: 41

    Flim Flam Man
    from Oklahoma

    Didn't need another project, but couldn't pass up this 49 Hudson Coupe. Hope to have it road worthy in a couple months. Screenshot_20220112-181230_Gallery.jpg Screenshot_20220112-181121_Gallery.jpg
  19. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
    Posts: 764


    Making the woody a little less leaky

    I also finally took the doors apart to put the lock rods in so I can actually lock my doors.

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  20. Good call on the Hudson.
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  21. T-Beast
    Joined: Oct 27, 2005
    Posts: 5


    Hi !
    Awesome cars, do anyone have parts for sale. ?!
    We have a 1939 Studebaker project.
    I am looking for a -39 Studebaker Dictator / President 4D doors, got any doors for sale. ?!
    Or any other body parts. ??
    Tommi Kanerva

    my email;
  22. WhitewallWill
    Joined: Mar 5, 2014
    Posts: 202

    from N. Van, BC

    Smack dab in the middle of a project truck on a deadline but, somehow have to find time to knock an intake manifold together - can't buy one for a Ford 300 and still eat. If I have it written down on public record it has to get done.
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  23. HerMink
    Joined: Sep 14, 2018
    Posts: 169


    I actually got it done.

  24. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,852

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Flogging hard since Oct 22....Set a date of completion, this June.... hopefully.

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  25. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 6,442

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Not sure I have done much of anything I had planned and we appear to be heading toward warmer weather already. I did get some work done on both my boys cars just trying to keep them going and fix previous owners cobbled up messes.

    But, because of a good friend finding a deal on the St. Louis Craigslist last week, I did just end up with a replacement 312 and Fordomatic for my 56 that I hope to get cleaned up and swapped in soon. Wasn’t on my list, but was also thinking my car might be down this summer after the transmission lost second gear. Picking it up this time next week on my way back to Oklahoma from Indy. The seller threw in some other cool parts too which is making me consider A/C which I thought I would never do.

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  26. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,231


    Was going to put a new 235 in my 37 but since I am now driving about 90 miles a day for work I can not keep the garage full in case I need to fix one of the daily drivers.
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  27. SpeedyAtkins
    Joined: Feb 8, 2022
    Posts: 9


    Just doing the final touch ups to this Shoebox I just got. Previous owner swapped in a 302 and a C4, but left the stock rear. I need a little more highway capability than it’s currently got. There’s a ton of ways to do it, but no simple option. I can use a Maverick rear, and it will bolt right in, but they aren’t exactly easy to find. Or swap in an 8.8 out of a Ranger, but that’s more fab work than I’m set up to handle.

    After that’s done, it’s getting lowered.

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  28. Joe Troilo
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 286

    Joe Troilo

    Picked up a 33 four door. Will get a 265 and automatic. Was repainted in the 60's so I will go with that. It will be a 50's style ride with black and white tuck and roll.

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  29. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,685


    My winter projects are limited to what the wife will allow me to do in the house without making to much of a mess or sinking up the place. I got a couple sheets of hardboard, some foam, marine vinyl and outdoor fabric. IMG_20220206_075121256.jpg IMG_20220129_165548707.jpg IMG_20220116_145724400.jpg
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