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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by norms30a, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. norms30a
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    still trying to fine tune my skill on the "new" HAMB,lol. 121 033.JPG
     
  3. W o W sers is this a cool coupe or what ?? You my friend have great taste indeed. Love every inch of it......and with winter rolling through your rafters in the Dakotas.....I imagine a bunch will get done shortly. Congrats and good luck up there....thanks much for sharing !!
     
  4. 31Apickup
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    Was wondering what happened to this build, look forward to seeing it move forth.
     
  5. norms30a
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    Cut some indoor outdoor carpet and glued that to the Masonite 121 034.JPG 121 035.JPG .
     
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    Cut some white marine vinyl I had matched for the white firewall a little over sized and glued that to the carpet. 121 040.JPG 121 038.JPG 121 037.JPG
     
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    Trimmed the vinyl and nailed down the Hydem welt. Put construction caulk under the edge of the vinyl to seal it. Then about 250 really small nails and presto, instant roof,lol. 121 041.JPG 121 042.JPG
     
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  8. AHotRod
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    The top turned out really good, job well done Norm.
     
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  9. norms30a
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    Time to insulate some interior. 121 006.JPG 121 005.JPG 121 004.JPG 121 002.JPG 121 002.JPG 121 004.JPG 121 005.JPG 121 006.JPG
     
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    Got started in the trunk. 121 011.JPG
     
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    The boot for the master cylinder fit the cylinder a little loose and the push rod snug, so to prevent it from sliding forward on the push rod I made a spacer from some gas line. I also put a small spring on the brake arm just cause I could.
     

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    Finished insulating the trunk and made some glass patterns. 122 001.JPG 121 036.JPG
     
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  13. llonning
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    I have been following along from the first. It looks like it coming along very well. Keep up the good work.

    Len
     
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    123 001.JPG Put the E brake cables on the rear end. 123 004.JPG Then I went around and checked each brake line fitting making sure they were tight, I found one fitting that I had cross threaded. 123 005.JPG Finally I put the brake shoes on the front and greased the wheel bearings.
     
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    Sneak peek, lol. 123 002.JPG
     
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  16. pitman
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    Mighty big Crate you got there!
     
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    Dang Patman, Winner winner chicken dinner!!!! I see the little sticker on the crate now,lol. Are those engines any good?
     
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  19. patman
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    No idea on the engine quality, I just googled the number on the sticker. If that engine lives up to the specs, it'll be a handful in a car as light as yours. Sounds like fun...
     
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  20. Great build and wonderful color, look'in really good.
     
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  21. norms30a
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    Thanks guys, Yea I hope for fun. 1927 graham I just read your build thread and it's a good thread and a beautiful truck.
     
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    Got to work on the transmission to make the speedometer mechanical. 124 001.JPG 124 005.JPG I cut the reluctor ring 99% through then some pressure with a screw driver and it popped lose. I used the ring to gently push the new gear on. 124 006.JPG 124 007.JPG Once I had it reassembled I could put on the correct pulse maker for my speedometer.
     
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  23. Thank you Norm, means a lot coming from you!!
     
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  24. insomniacshotrods
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    Top looks great, im going to do the masonite/outdoor carpet trick as well when it get a little warmer. Great looking coupe , love the color.
     
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  26. norms30a
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    Thanks guys, When I was doing the top and I cut the carpet half an inch too short on one side so, back to the store for another piece. Did some assembly stuff on the engine today. 125 001.JPG 125 002.JPG 125 003.JPG 125 004.JPG
    Just before I quit for the night I set the intake on to see if I could install it without removing the valve covers and I can.
     
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    Did a few little things like water temp and oil press. sending units and lets see, oh yea, put the engine in. Managed to do it without chipping paint too. 126 005.JPG Now I have to try to figure out the hundred little things to do next.
     
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    Put the radiator on and then hooked up the transmission lines. I wrapped Teflon tape around many times and turned them on until they turned quite hard> since they have to point to 3 o'clock I hope they are tight enough, I wish there was a better way. 127 006.JPG 127 004.JPG I installed a Dakota Digital gear indicator to the trans. 127 005.JPG
     
  29. norms30a
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    Decided to overhaul the Q jet. 128 001.JPG Took it all apart and put brass bushings in. 128 004.JPG Pretty much all new now. 128 008.JPG
     
  30. norms30a
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    Been working on the dash some too. 128 010.JPG
     

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