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Projects PROJECTS: What Did You GET DONE This WEEKEND??? 2/13/11

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by KIRK!, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. KIRK!
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 12,032


    I didn't get much "hot rod" done, but I did get the POS trailer I just bought almost ready for the road. I finished up the dash and steering column on the dune buggy and found out the battery is dead on the Legion Special.

    Please tell me you actually got something cool accomplished this weekend!

  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,158


    Finished polishing a pair of taillights for a customer, and made a couple patches (two of MANY) on my daughter's '26 three springer T. It was a very rusty body, but it's getting more solid every week.
  3. old lady's mad
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
    Posts: 173

    old lady's mad

    well i changed out this pos that was in my car when i bought it


    with this newport unit in my 55 fairlane.

  4. Started test fitting front sheetmetal on my '49 chevy pickup, thats a lot of bolts.
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  5. Saturday, i did this on my friends son, who just turned 16. met his dad the day the boy was born. His dad died just before christmas.

    Sunday, i goofed about with the packard shell.
  6. Bib Overalls
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,069

    Bib Overalls

    Started detailing my dropped 32 heavy axle. What I have done looks really good. But I have a lot of work left to do. Also took my Winters Performance V8 quick change center and axle housings to a friend in Memphis for assembly. While I was there I got a really good look at the Donovan block banger motor that he is building for a customer along with the 32 five window that it is going in. That one will make the Gazette for sure.
  7. chevyben
    Joined: Nov 14, 2010
    Posts: 70

    from washington

    Well I went to the first swapmeet of the year here in WA and I scored a 59 Impala dash for $50 to put in my 53 Bel Air project car.Then I spent today tring to decide were to cut it to narow it 10 inches.
  8. hotrodladycrusr
    Joined: Sep 20, 2002
    Posts: 20,727


    Did a major organizing and cleaning of my basement.

    Glued Alligator clips to a couple of pieces of automotive stainless to make two curtain valances.

    Hung one of the "curtain rods" with the shop rag valance I made a couple of weeks ago.

    Leveled and installed the marble windowsill at the kitchen sink window.

    Cut and installed a custom shelf in the kitchen.

    Rearranged the living room.

    Dug out the Detroit Autorama M&G banner and threw it in Big Olds along with name tags, sharpies, and a few other things that will be needed for the Autorama in a couple of weeks.

    and I still feel like I didn't get enough accomplished
  9. jrstockwagon
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 92


    it was beautiful out this weekend. so i terrorized the town in the truck. i also drove up to sacramento to pick up some quarter panels for my wagon.

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  10. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,916


    Not a DAMN thing!
  11. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,150


    It finally warmed up around here so I spent the whole weekend playing with the hotrod projects, with the shop doors open. Got a lot done.
  12. quick60
    Joined: Jan 31, 2011
    Posts: 32

    from Virginia

    • Worked Saturday
    • Sunday, put finishing touches on getting our refreshed engine on the dragster. Added Joe Gibbs Break-in Oil and fired er up!!!!
    • Cleaned up wiring on the car
    • Helped oldest daughter wash her car.
    • Fertilized the pansies and day-lillies
    • Gave my wife and daughters their valentines gifts (work tomorrow)
    • My daughter and I just got in from a friends where we rebuilt two sets of primary and secondary clutches. Time to go racing!!!!!

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  13. I got the engine and trans set in the chassis of the B-Ville car and started building the exhaust.
  14. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,572

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

    Got most of my shop cleaned and old pc's of metal and junk car parts stacked out front for the scrapper to come and get Wednesday morning. Had an interesting fellow stop by today while I was cleaning, he is friends with my next door neighbor and he has just purchased a 57 Chevy with a 283 in it, they gave it a tune up because it was backfiring through the carburetor they evidently were at wit's end because it was still doing it after the tune-up, they even thought they bought the wrong plug wire's..should have been 8mm instead of 7mm (real apparent neither knew what the hell they were doing) so they brought it over to me. Found the vacuum advance hooked up to ported vacuum, swapped it to manifold vacuum, re-timed it and they drove off like they just won the lotto. What made this fellow so interesting was he never shut up....he bounced from one subject to the next without taking a breath and if you could follow what he was talking about you'ed swear he taught Jimmy Johnson's crew chief everything he knows....couldn't properly tune his own F#*king car up but he talked a good race.
  15. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,405


    What's up with the non matching headlights on the 2 dr sedan, Kirk? Is it unsure if it wants to be a 39 or a 40?
  16. I dunno about cool, but between the cough medicine and these pain killers I had a LOT of fun as a supervisor packing stores for Flood and Cyclone survivors!!

    I dunno if its a community feeling or I was so high I thought I was building space ships!

  17. starliner62
    Joined: Nov 17, 2010
    Posts: 114


    Drove the 59 Ranchero and the 63 Lark. Had to pick up a rear end with the 59 and drove the Stude cause I wanted to shift gears.
  18. Spent saturday finishing up a trans tunnel on a '56 Chev for a 5 speed Lenco, had lunch with the guys, and shared a few laughs. Today absolutely NUTHIN! Rob.
  19. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,961


  20. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,703


    Found out I had the wrong setting on my new digital camera, that is why I couldn't post photos on the HAMB or Ford Barn. Basement clean out is still moving along well, but I haven't made any progress on the projects.
  21. jammersspeed
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 347

    from herman mn.

    i pull the front clip and motor/trans out of my 51 willys wagon.
  22. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Lots of electrical wiring is done on my car got the fuzzies in place so I can put the windows in tomorrow. I got things now in this car I didn't have before. Were at an impass trying to refigure how to get the front bumper back on. So close to the interior shop and then the exhaust fabricator to make a permanent set of pipes.
  23. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,845

    philly the greek
    from so . cal.

    Sat.- had coffee and b-fast with my roadster club guys , went to the shop and finished up last weeks projects .
    Sun. - went to the shop and made a few spraymasks and got ready to do the funny car grille that I have to airbrush tomorrow . Went home and did a little gardening for my wife . All in all ,, not that much.
  24. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 670


    I welded in the rear upper shock mounts on my Bonneville project, built a step to make working on it easier when its up on jack stands, helped my son sand, prime and paint, and washed two daily drivers.
  25. Radio Joe
    Joined: Jan 9, 2007
    Posts: 306

    Radio Joe

    Well Kinda OT but I finally installed my stereo in my '66 Fury.

    500 watts, 2 twelves, 6.5" components in each front door and a pair in the rear deck. Gotta re-route some wiring when I actually finish the interior, but atleast its in and sounds great! Not built to shake houses- just to sound good! :cool:
  26. Went through the carb on the '41 pickup, as it had a little crud in it and the float level was low.

    Worked on the tractor and got it ready to start, only to find the starter solenoid is tits-up.

    Sorted through a bunch of parts to determine what is going to scrap and what I'm keeping. That process continues!

    Could not waste a beautiful weekend of 60 degree weather inside the house! Considering only three days ago, three was the friggin' temperature - in Fahrenheit!
  27. CRH
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 554

    from Utah

    Working away at the '62 Oldsmobile.

  28. bp1971
    Joined: Apr 11, 2010
    Posts: 518

    from Fresno, CA
    1. Central California HAMB

    Finished fitting the lower curved inner pannel for the trunk conversion on '29 more rumble seat!!! I had to reshape the trianglular braces due to the '32 frame kick-up.
  29. low-n-slo54
    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,920


    Started building my "Mobile Love Palace". Replica of a 1955 Travelite teardrop.
  30. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,183

    from Bozeman,MT

    I dug out a pair of original deuce frame rails that I traded for, out of the snow and ice...

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