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New to the HAMB, not a newb......

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Trimmer Len, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. GizmoJoe
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    I'm glad you are doing OK. Yes, I expect the point of entry is sore. Follow the docs advice!
    Had many "second chance" moments about life and priorities? They can be interesting, in my experience.

    The flatty looks like a good deal. The deal is going through a mutual friend and apparently the guy only wants it to go to a "good home" and not be scrapped. That's not an issue... even if I can't get it working I would keep it around (scrounger that I am).
    The same guy who found the flatty has a line on a cab for me! I will owe him big time if this all comes through.
    Take it easy...
     
  2. Pics too!
     

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    YES!
    WAY COOL! Sounds good, looks good.
    Congrats!
    Good to see you up and about. How you feelin'?
    BTW... made the deal for the flathead. :) Once it's delivered to my friends place (7 hours away) I'll call it mine. LOTS of good stuff with it.
     
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    Love the lights (simple and clean) and lines. You lay the lines?
     
  5. Lines were laid by a local that goes by Slik. I have known him since I started working at the hot rod shop 15 years ago.

    I feel great, BTW. Just waitin for the docs to say I can go back to work.

    The lights are '37 Otis.
     
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    When do you expect the doc to say ok?

    Colors that Slik used are good.

    Otis? Sounds familiar... I've heard of Otis elevators and Otis Redding and even Poor Otis but Otis automobile? Or are they a light company? Ya got me on that one.
     
  7. I see the cardiologist in a couple days.

    You guessed it in your post, there old elevator lights!
     
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    Good luck with the cardiologist.

    Elevator lights? Way cool!
    Ya just never know.
    You could have some fun with them, make people guess.
    Telling someone they are from a 1937 Otis will be interesting. How many will say, "Yes, I drove one of them." ?
    Tell them they had their ups and downs....
     
  9. I'm gonna use that! I know it will happen..."I had one of those when I.......":D
     
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    yup.
    Push-button drive.
    Special sliding doors.
    Some had a chauffeur.
    Suspension would make the "car" go higher or lower.
    Man.. you could go on and on with that.
    I'm getting crazy now. Time for bed.
     
  11. Len, I have been checking up on this thread from time to time, and I must say it is one of the best kept secrets on the board here. That is one sweet RPU you have put together. A fella that I play hockey with had a mild one right on the ice. He was back in just a few weeks. I hope that you are doing well and have a speedy recovery as well. I really want to see that in person when it's done.
     
  12. Thank You!

    I intend to take it to Greaserama at the end of the month.
     
  13. Got a little trim work done today....
     

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    Familiar work to you.
    It's looking very nice!
    I showed your build to one of the local gurus in these parts.
    He was stumped as to the body until i showed him the dash.
    All kept doing was smiling BIG and saying, "son of a b..."
    He thought you were building a great ride.
    Been to the cardio?
     
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  15. Not yet, my appointment is Wednesday.
     
  16. GizmoJoe
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    Ah. I see.
    Good luck.
     
  17. NM Sandrail
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    Hi Leonard,
    Welcome to HAMB...Great bunch of guys and gals, with a lot of experience @ HAMB. Hot Rod Express, huh? I used to live in Blue Springs from 2000 to 2006, and I remember taking these huge rear tires (Terra Tires) from my sandrail, in to HRE and they managed to balance them for me.. Came out good too!

    Am familiar with your town of Peculiar also, as a former co-worker and good friend lives west of town. He stored my Z26 and the RX-7 for a month or so, when I was doing the moving bit down here to New Mexico, after I called it quits on Corporate America and 70 to 90 hour weeks at work.

    Anyway, looking forward to seeing some good postings and photos on your projects.... Again, WELCOME! duane

    Duane Koss / Fort Sumner, New Mexico...
    We got the "kid" here...:)
     
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    Proud of ya and happy for ya!
    Oh.. and a wee bit jealous too. ;)
    Looks like a real street rod. And it's heritage makes it even better.
    Also looks like that tunnel ram and dualies will be thirsty. ;)
    Cool hat.
    Just couldn't resist shakin a little rubber loose. :)
    I know it's a short shake-down but any issues pop up with testing it out?
     
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  20. Yep! A couple small issues. Shortly after the video, my nephew and I hopped in for a buzz around the block. Just about the time it should have shifted, I realized I forgot to run a vac line to the modulator. Well, due to the layout of the hiway we are on, I HAD to finish the circuit back to the shop in first gear. Back at the shop, I also found a small crack in the radiator top tank. So, fixed that, ran a vac line, and off I went for a second time around. Got about 3/4 around the loop, and got sprayed with anti freeze. NEW leak! Cleaned it up, soldered her up, and away I go again! This time I'm good! A steady 190 degrees on the gauge, and no spray. I need to adjust the rear brakes a bit, balance the wheels, and that's about it, mechanically. Still need to finish the interior, do the bed floor, install some headlights and get some air filtration going on. Lot's of little things yet, but I WILL make GREASERAMA!
     
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    Modulator valves do need that, don't they? Shifty critters that they are.
    Other than the improptu bath of antifreeze... very reasonable issues.
    Is Greaserama very far away from you?
     
  22. About a 40 minute drive. For this one I will trailer it to my brothers house the day before. He lives just a few miles from the show location.
     
  23. GizmoJoe
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    Probably wise and safe, considering how fresh it is.
    Take lots of pics.

    Hey.. got my plannishing hammer (el-cheapo bang-o) working today.
    I still have to build a foot-valve for it and make a few dies but it bangs!
    Soon I'll be beatin' panels for my A!
     
  24. Very Cool! Be sure to start a build thread for it!
     
  25. GizmoJoe
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    Not too sure about that. It's crude. And you know how this crowd can be.
    If it looked 1/10 as nice as your work... maybe.
     
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    So... see the doc today?
    They tell you to get back in the shop or back in bed?
     
  27. Yep, All good, go back to work tomorrow!
     
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