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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adam401, Nov 29, 2017.

  1. adam401
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    Sooooo I decided to put a build thread up for my 34 coupe. I moved out of my long occupied garage (warehouse) to save money to buy a new house so I moved my tools and car to my current house.
    My workspace consists of a cluttered 100+ year old basement with sketchy electricity, a battered temporary tent garage and a tar driveway. Oh yeah and its winter in New England. Progress will be spotty.
    I recently had put this car for sale but pulled my head outta my ass and decided I needed this in my life so the build continues. Here's where were at. Check my albums in my profile too if you wanna see what it looked like when I built shit indoors.

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    Looks fine enough but there's a lot of loose ends

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    So the body came back off. That's one of my son's unbolting the body for the old man.
     
  2. adam401
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    So the firewall was a 35 truck firewall. The edges were rotten but my buddies Jarid and Koby brought it home for me still attached to a cowl from Eli Engilsh's house and it was free so I cobbled it into a aftermarket firewall but at the time didn't finish it. I got it a little further. Side note, the cowl vent on my car is from the same donor 35 truck cowl. 20171125_105435.jpg
    Its certainly not show quality but its there and is a wall against fire hence its name so fuck it.
     
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  3. adam401
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    20171126_091442.jpg 20171126_101215.jpg When the floor got welded in I never addressed the underside. It started rusting sitting in the temporary garage which is not a good feeling. So I propped it up on a tv box full of Styrofoam and on probably the last warm weekend sanded it and painted it with por15. For this incarnation of the car it'll do.
     
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    Coupes look weird when they're on there side 20171126_091545.jpg
     
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  5. slv63
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    Sharp car. Glad you’re keeping at it.
     
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  6. brady1929
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    I wouldn't sell it either. Looks good.
     
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  7. AVater
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    Nice project there with what promised to be a great look!
     
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  8. x77matt
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    Sweet!
     
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  9. Stogy
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    Nothing wrong with rough around the edges...after all it is the Jalopy Journal. Your stance looks right on and @adam401...please get your son some cool safety glasses. I never forget the wartime sign that hung in the old Aircraft plant I worked in...'You can always get more safety glasses but your on your last set of eyes'...

    Your garage situation is unfortunate but your rolling with the punches...stuff takes time to fall into place...You and your younger Hotrodders will be soon reaping the rewards for your efforts...and thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Pewsplace
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    Keep up the good work! Nice project.
     
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  11. MAD 034
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    I like it.
     
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  13. ss34coupe
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    Nice project. Keep at it!
     
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  14. AHotRod
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    Stay passionate and focused ... and you will be fine.
     
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  15. Yep....good you have a kid that likes to turn wrenches.....your half the way there !
     
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  16. RODIST
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    Hi Adam ,...
    I’m subscribed ,..& I trust your build thread will b well worth watching!!,..& reading !!,. With your direct & to the point commentary



    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  17. catdad49
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    Hey, looks like you have good help, so what's the problem?! Maybe it'll be a mild winter, she's looking good.
     
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  18. I can sympathize with your garage situation having just moved from a single car/restrictive neighborhood. I like the firewall. Resourceful, real Henry steel, fully serviceable - good job!
     
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  19. Pete
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    Thank god you kept it!!!

    I just about pooped myself when I saw it for sale,,,,I was like whaaaat!!!!! Than I thought, there must have been several beers involved.

    Looks awesome Adam , if I can ever help please let me know.
     
  20. exterminator
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    Bet your son is happy your keeping it.
     
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  21. The37Kid
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    Great looking car and a build I'll be following. Congratulations of the new house move, you'll get over loosing the warehouse. Bob
     
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  22. Keep the updates coming.
     
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  23. adam401
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    Well I haven't updated in almost a year I guess. Car is getting there and safe in the new garage at our new house. Lets see if I can get this pile done already.
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    I figure if I update the thread ill feel pressured to get done haha
     
  25. kidcampbell71
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    Hell yeah. You north east guys frickin' rule. That's a bad mother f#cker.
     
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  26. catdad49
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    Plenty of 'snow days' comin' up!
     
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  27. Stogy
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    Nice wall art...:rolleyes:...now if a new house comes with a deuce grille shell hanging in it's garage was there a Hotrod there?

    Congratulations on your very nice workshop residence and the Hotrod looks awesome as well.
     
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  28. adam401
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    Thanks for the kind words guys. Haha the duece grill shell is a damaged used repop (anyone that knows me would expect nothing less) that's going with on the trashed 31 vicky I bought recently. Ill post pics of that disaster soon. That'll be channelled unchopped.
     
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  29. sawbuck
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    mean lookin coupe you have there
     
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  30. dumprat
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    Wow gorgeous house!
    Garage looks like it is in dire need of insulation dry wall and lights!
     
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