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Hot Rods Resurrection of an Old Hot Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JNKYARDDOG_1, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. loudbang
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    Here are JUST three examples from local newspapers reporting on the DEATHS of 3 locals. And there are many more. :eek: BUT USUALLY they are out on the boonies not in cities.

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    I have been bitten by one of these that was about 5-6" long. Got me between the toes....................:eek::eek::eek:
    Didn't kill me, but man did it hurt, like a red hot horse needle.......and for days.

    By the way @JNKYARDDOG_1 , nice truck.:cool:
     
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    Ho Lee Shit!! We have centipedes but the biggest I’ve seen here is probably 2 1/2-3”long. That thing is creepy!
    Considering where you live, it’s a good thing your visiting snake wasn’t a rattler. I just ran across a rattlesnake while sweeping the front walkway. He’s sleeping in the landfill now.
     
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  6. some more done...
    Seats installed.

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    With the ALLSTATE seat belts :D:D
     
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  7. Got most of the wiring done also.. Battery cables, Tail light brake lights, Starter.

    Also made a battery holder/box under the cab, Who knows what the Brackets was from?

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    I know one thing they sure wont bend from the weight of the battery..
     
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  8. Windshield cut, Installed into frame then to the cab..

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  9. Well after problem and problems and more problems finally got this truck to run and Drive, took it out on a little Shakedown run into town and back.. Did well enough Had to turn around once for a little more water in the rad was running a little warm, What does one expect it only 105 outside at the time.





    maiden voyage



    I tell ya.. It is different driving one of these old beasts.. And not much room in the cab being 6ft and the truck is chopped and channeled..
     
  10. Most of the summer heat is now finally gone, Still doing 5-11.s at work so by time I get home to freaking tired to work on the hotrod...

    I did get the bed body work finished, Went to paint last weekend but we had rain on saturday and all day Sunday, Only place I can paint is in my garage. Just cover things up and wet the floor down real good with a couple exhaust fans pointed out the bottom of the door.. So needless to say couldnt put the hotrod outside with some bare metal and exposed engine.. ANother week goes by and this Morning was NICE ! even a bit chilly taking my Puppy out for his walk..

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  11. So I got back from the walk, And set up my makeshift parts hangers, Ladders and pipe..
    Got the sealer down BLACK.. then shot the silver and clear, Came out interesting being a custom made colour.. Started with this..

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    mixed in a bunch of This right into the base coat....

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    And came up with this colour !

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  12. joel
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    Just curious. Does that mix have a "flattening agent" in it ? I expected to see more glitter from the mini flake.
     
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  13. Yes it does... It does show out in the sun, Keep in mind "MINI" Flake.

    Will get some pics later.
     
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  14. Flattening Agent is like putting mud in water so it is not clear
     
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  15. I think it got enough TWINKLE in the Muddy clear...

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    Hard to get a good pic of it but it does Twinkle...
     
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  16. '51 Norm
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    from colorado

    The real question is how much dog hair is in the paint.

    The last time that I painted a car with a dog in the room I ended up with a green dog.
     
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  17. No dogs was harmed in the making of this thread !

    I did get one one little dive bomber bug tho..
     
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  18. Finally a bit more done.. Got colour on the doors and cleared.
    Was going to do the roof of the cab at the same time be it as it is the wind was blowing like a mofo outside so I couldnt paint outside this morning... Probably will have to wait till next weekend, Got the 4 day weekend !

    Will do the cab in 2 sections the roof then tape that off once paint is off and then the rest of the cab.

    YES it is a small cab but it is what I have always done, Dont feel like bumping into wet paint trying to get the center of roof...
     
  19. joel
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    I see the mint mini flake in the door pic. I'm anxious to see it in the sun.
     
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    Firewall DONE...

    Carried the sprinkles there also.

    Waiting for this to go off, Tape, paper and finish the cab colour..

    Car show coming in March, Should have all back together by then :D;):D
     
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  21. looks great! Like the color combo.
     
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  22. Curious what combo you seeing besides Silver and Black?

    The roof almost does look white in that last pic tho..
     
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  23. It does look white but I figured that was the light. I really like the black firewall with the silver body.
     
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  24. Thnx,
    Needed some contrast I think it fits the bill....
     
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  25. Getting the power plant back in already...

    Amazing what lighting will do to a colour...

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  26. I have just done white on my firewall against a black body which we are painting this week. Hope it looks as good as your set up.
     
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  27. Go man go, keep at it! Great effort so far.
    Looking forward to some sparkly photos when you roll it out into the sunshine.
     
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  28. Getting the bed together now... Got to figure out what fasteners I am going to use to hold wood down.

    Mostly going to be cosmetic it is all tongue and groove.

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