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Projects Progress on Rocky's 34 coupe..last update 10/6/19

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Looking great Rocky! HRP
  2. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,520


    Damn Rocky, that thing is almost a whole car! I know you aren't reeeally gonna leave that Chevvie motor in it.....

    Gonna drive her to the '10 Drags??

    See ya, -Abone.
  3. Flaminahole..
    I'm setting it up with chevy mounts..made an offer yesterday on an old 57 Pontiac 347, short block..bored .125 over with Jahns pop-ups...was machined and assembled in the 70s and never started..we'll see.
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2017
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  4. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,892

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Nice work Rocky! She's shapin up really well!!!
  5. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,774

    from Omaha, NE

    That progress is looking good. The chop looks really good.

    Really, I am glad that the Caddi engine didnt make the cut. Sounds tooo much like it would be in a sub framed coupe, not the best picture.
  6. Blakmerk
    Joined: May 15, 2002
    Posts: 300

    from St.Joe MO

    Nice work guys. I couldn't agree more about the color; excellent choice. Excellent.
  7. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,485

    from Nebraska

    Wow... looking good, Rocky, especially the chop!
  8. carkiller
    Joined: Jun 12, 2002
    Posts: 850


    Jimmys a hell of a seamstress, This should be a tech artical. How to build a Ford a spool at a time. Looks great, Cal
  9. sodas38
    Joined: Sep 17, 2004
    Posts: 2,229


    Looking good, chop looks great so far.
  10. Cool Rockster!
  11. hot-rod roadster
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 2,921

    hot-rod roadster
    from Omaha Ne.

    Really nice Rocky, the chop is killer. Gary
  12. dolsen37
    Joined: Mar 7, 2006
    Posts: 182

    from Nebraska

    Looks good Wayne, aka Rocky, now that you have that top down and I know that you chopped it 3.5 guess I'll have to go 3.75 ha ha ha just kidding. Everything looks great, had a nice conversation with Jimmy at Wahoo swap meet. Can't be a nicer guy around.

    Dan O
  13. Thanks, Dan........and congrats on getting your 37 sedan in this month's Street Rodder...Not as in-depth as the Rodders Journal feature but a nice feature for sure.
  14. It's been a few weeks since I've updated the build. Jimmy's been working around the driver's back corner of the car and the left 1/4 we chopped the windshield frame and began massaging the header panel to get it right before attaching it to the a-pillars. It's finally beginning to look racy.

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  15. Is he spending all his time on yours or is he working on that bitchen truck at all!?
  16. looking great Rocky, really like the chop. by the way, had you're old '41 poncho out early this am for a run. trying to keep it on the road for as long as i can before the snow flies.
  17. 345WindowOregon
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 60


    That chop is turning out great. I kept mine unchopped, but may consider doing that in the future. One thing I discovered to my amazement was that the door window mechanisms and glass were the most difficult of all the work I did in get my junker of a body back in decent shape. Those original Ford assembly line mechanics must have been hired to install those mechanisms based on how small their hands and fingers were!

  18. Oh, don't worry about a little snow on the '41....take a look. I usta drive it in the snow when I could get it to start. Anything below 5 degrees and even with the 12 volt conversion it doesn't wanna start..

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  19. Dan.......In the interest of safety, I'm going with updated modern door latches...already got 'em. Still not too sure what to do about window control...
  20. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,774

    from Omaha, NE

    I would go with the power windows...
  21. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,623

    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    power safety windows! :p
  22. Goldchainer! ;-)
  23. HEY! Mister "alternator-on-a-hemi"..I'll bet you even have one of those new fangled hydraulic throwout bearings....goldchainer indeed. Wait 'til I see that ol' Pontiac coupe again..I'm sure it has a touch of billet somewhere on it...:p
  24. No Sir!!! My coupe has a plain old mechanical linkage to the candlestick and then the throwout. But let's not mention the Hyfire box and the boost timing retard. ;-) And yeah she's got billet but I carved it myself. I like making folks uncomfortable with my billit.

    Your coupe is looking awsome Rocky! If you go with power windows you know we're gonna have to give you some crap. ;-)
  25. JRussell
    Joined: Nov 21, 2003
    Posts: 490


    lookin good man
  26. Got a little more done on the chop last the driver's door top tacked-on and did some work on the other side. Man, he cuts it apart and pieces it back together like a jig saw puzzle...
    Got a new/used header panel coming for above the windshield. The car was a race car and all the front support pieces were torched out. We'll fix that as soon as the piece gets here UPS

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  27. Looks good my friend.
  28. ..........oh, and I almost forgot. I picked up that old Pontiac 347. It's punched out .125" to 370 cu in. Also scored a stick setup for it so I can run my T-5 behind it.

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    Last edited: Nov 10, 2010
  29. JRussell
    Joined: Nov 21, 2003
    Posts: 490


    ....arnt you sick of that car yet? ...ill come get it out of you're way
  30. Lemme know if you are still after Ford parts. I have a couple guys that may be able help.

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