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Reviving an 80's "STREET ROD" barn,shed,garage find!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rusty Junk Ranch, May 30, 2011.

  1. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
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    Gosh that's nice!!
     
  2. nvr2lo
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    Very cool. She cleaned up well.
     
  3. Rusty Junk Ranch
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    So, here it is back together.I am pretty happy with the way it is looking. Alot of work, but running & driving well also.

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  4. Dave Rondou
    Joined: May 26, 2008
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    You should be happy. Car looks great.
     
  5. Very nice car man!! congrats...
     
  6. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
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    The before pics were great. The after pics are unbelievable. Some people have all the luck.
     
  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    Wow - congrats. That thing just kills.
     
  8. Hot Rod Elvis
    Joined: Jan 24, 2011
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    Oh man, that is absoluley gorgeous!!!
     
  9. Spooky
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  10. Damn nice job! Looks sweet.
     
  11. Rusty Junk Ranch
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    That is a very generous offer, I will consider it ! :)
     
  12. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
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    Wow, that sure looks sweet. Quite the transformation!
     
  13. Rusty Junk Ranch
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    Happy Now ??? :D
     
  14. Hotrod1959
    Joined: Nov 3, 2007
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    That turned out absolutely bitchin!
     
  15. Nice transformation on a beautiful car. Have fun cruising!
     
  16. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    from Reno,nv

    what a sweet ride
     
  17. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    Theres probably some dude out there right now with a Def Leppard shirt and acid washed jeans who is very disappointed another '80's Street Rod was just "ruined".
     
  18. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
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    I really like the way it turned out! There are alot of cars out there that could use some work like that and turn them into knockouts like yours. It's bitchin!
     
  19. Rusty Junk Ranch
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    The 80's look isnt completely gone !

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  20. dragsta
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    wow!

    change the oil
    replace the brake wheel cylinders
    replace the fuel pump ( if it has a bad diaphragm it will leak gas into the oil pan.
    check the plugs and wires
    squirt oil in each cylinder and soak the rocker arms . let it set overnight.
    turn the motor over by hand a few times.
    replace the battery (a no brainer)
    make sure the clutch releases.
    get a fire extinguisher handy.
    fire it up!

    great find...
     
  21. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
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    Good recovery of a nice car. Make sure the details are ok, get out on the road and wear it out.
     
  22. Great story and grouse rod too.
     
  23. DYNODANNY
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
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    Man cool ride, what a difference some elbo grease will do.
     
  24. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    from Omaha, NE

    that turned out bitchin. of course you started with a really nice "rough" barn find
     
  25. Wash it and drive it,Rat rodding is in.You dont even have to replace the bottom six inches which is normal on most early coupes.

    Ive painted my car so it looks like its 50 years old.Its now become trendy to have an Old lookin car.
    Nice find.Love 36 Coupes.
     
  26. Oh man that car is rockin'.
     
  27. Rusty Junk Ranch
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    What is a grouse rod ???:confused:
     
  28. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Rockey, I'm not bored with detail photos! In fact, I NEED your detail photos!!!

    I'm in the final stages of assembling a new 350 for my wife's '48 pickup... the long block is complete so now it's just the little details. I have a pair of Corvette valve covers that I don't want to drill, and just bought an Edelbrock 2703 intake (Performer EPS and Oil Fill Tube non-EGR). Where did you tap the intake and what type of PCV did you use?
     
  29. LOWBLAZERO1
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
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    i fucking hate you! but only out of pure jealousy! I LOVE THIS CAR! if only bringing my stude back from the 80s was so easy. god i have backwoods, beer fueled 4x4 builders. lol
     
  30. What a difference! The car looks great!
     

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