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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rich B., Nov 10, 2019.
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I don't know if I got those videos right or not, should have been three.
these pics were leading up to the first drive.
This should have been in the electical pics.
I added a kill switch in the ground wire side of the battery.
will move it to the side panel later on.
When you pulled in the garage, I was waiting for the door to go down and hear sirens go past shortly after.....
Good stuff, thanks for sharing!
Rich there is nothing amateurish about the work you have done to this coupe! I go back time and time again to relook at your postings and this thing is just beautiful. Very nice job!
Man I love a car that looks that good with or with out the fenders.
Holee crap that thing is nice with the fenders and the hood on it... and I am a fenderless fan all the way. Killing it man!
.. well I can't add anything.
really neat seeing it go down the road rich, theres nothing like the first test drive on a long project!
Thank's for all the kind words guy's. I love doing it. You have to remember most
of this was a year ago, and I was having a hard time getting anything done. Using my roll
around mechanic's seat is the only way I could work on it.
During one of my lung scans they discovered a large tumor growing. They operated
April 17th, it was not malignant. Problem was I had air leak in the staples that
they used to repair lung, and had many problems. I spent 26 days that time, and
as soon as I got home a infection would send me back. I was released 11-6-19 from
Rehab. The longest I was home was 1 1/2 months. I had to move in with my sister
as I need help to take care of myself now.
This build blog has been a lot of enjoyment for me. I have my son taking care of
the Coupe for me, and I direct him as needed. He loves the car, and is very happy to help!
Here's a pic showing my first Coupe, and 50 years later my current one in the same drive
Here's some current pics:
looking good bud!
Damn Rich. Sure hope you heal up .. in all seriousness.
You're a great craftsman, but I sure would like to see you enjoying your completed beauty.
Well done all the way around.
Great pictures of your 2 a bones 50 years apart.
Rich, I’m real glad you posted this. I really appreciated seeing the old pic years ago and recently the new pic as well. The two together are really cool.
The spun discs give it a great look.
Thank's for the kind word's guy's !
I had my son take the Coupe to the local Dunkin Donuts. On Thursdays they
offer free coffee, and donuts to attract attension to the new store. He was more than happy
to do so ! lol He is the one in the first pic holding the coffee cup.
Here's one more taken at the Park behind my house.
How is the engine temperature with no hood louvers?
No problem at all so far!
This qualifies as one of the best pictures I have ever seen.
I had a similar reaction!
Yup, as a model 40 snob, model A's usually seem so boxy and utilitarian but you've got that baby lookin really great!
good deal bud! glad to see it on the street!!!
Awesome work Rich,,,,beautiful car as well !
Beautiful job Rich!I hope to catch you and the car this year somewhere ....I am close by...Schererville .Hope you health is good.
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