Register now to get rid of these ads!

Hot Rods RPU 12 year project (Last Refuge )

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bert Kollar, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    I'm 83 and figured I better get this project wrapped up. For all of you that had something to say about Last Refuge here is one. LR Cabrio body, custom bed and flooring, custom suspension, Dodge 270 Hemi , 833 tranny, Winters rear end. I will post pics for opinion on with or without top (already made ). Any questions email me, I work better there. 100_1549.JPG 100_1548.JPG 100_1547.JPG 100_1546.JPG 100_1543.JPG 100_1549.JPG 100_1548.JPG 100_1547.JPG 100_1546.JPG 100_1543.JPG 100_1549.JPG 100_1548.JPG 100_1547.JPG 100_1546.JPG 100_1543.JPG
     
  2. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,483

    Tman
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Looks goood from what I see.
     
  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,181

    The37Kid
    Member

  4. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,412

    captainjunk#2
    Member

    very nice you do good work
     
    loudbang likes this.

  5. adam401
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 2,457

    adam401
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    83 and building a cramped, loud, hot roadster pickup? You Sir are a hero. Keep fighting the good fight!
     
  6. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,070

    catdad49
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Looks like you still got it!
     
  7. Yep....looking good....carry on with the build !
     
    lothiandon1940 and loudbang like this.
  8. John Tumolo
    Joined: May 3, 2009
    Posts: 1,074

    John Tumolo
    Member

    Looks good. Norbert still owes me money on a frame he never delivered.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  9. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 37,140

    loudbang
    Member

    Great start looks very good. :)
     
    brady1929 likes this.
  10. HotRod33
    Joined: Oct 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,455

    HotRod33
    Member

    I really like that little hemi.... Cool build... I hope You drive the shit out of it ..
     
    loudbang likes this.
  11. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,698

    Tim
    Member
    from KCMO

  12. unforgiven
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 125

    unforgiven
    Member
    from East Tn

    Very cool. Hope I can still be kicking ass like you when I’m your age.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  13. LOU WELLS
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 2,146

    LOU WELLS
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from IDAHO

    All Nice Work And We Appreciate Your Resolve.. IMG_8811.jpg .
     
  14. mrquickwhip
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 532

    mrquickwhip
    Member

    Very nice Bert.....a lotta guys at 38 couldn't do work like that never mind 83
     
  15. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    Appreciate the nice comments. At my stage in life I appreciate damn near everything
     
  16. Very nice work,,,, you should be proud of that indeed !
    Also,,,,I love that old Hemi,,,,,and the 833,,,,,,,you did great work on that as well !
    I just noticed,,,,,a Mopar orange box on the firewall,,,,,,I guess you are a Mopar man .
    I would have had to use an 8 3/4 as well,,,,,but,,that’s just me ,,,LoL .

    Tommy
     
    loudbang likes this.
  17. SPEC
    Joined: Feb 1, 2021
    Posts: 309

    SPEC
    Member

    Great build!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  18. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,290

    Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Member

    Looks fantastic! A plus is that all the hard work is done.
    Make a checklist and start working it down so you can drive that baby!
     
    loudbang likes this.
  19. Michael Ottavi
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 140

    Michael Ottavi
    Member

    You are never too old to turn a wrench, especially as well as you do as shown in the photos. You are an inspiration for me to get off my boney lazy 76 yr. old ass and go out to the garage and do something.
     
    Desoto291Hemi and loudbang like this.
  20. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,476

    Hamtown Al
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Any update?
    Thanks.
     
    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  21. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    Just getting all the misc mechanical done , just finished the windshield wiper install(real pain in the ass) just got another Cardio Version for heart irregularity, this winter will be spent wiring. Also bought OT Karmann Ghia that I plan to put a Subaru engine in.
     
    loudbang likes this.
  22. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member


    Just so you know, the doors are stretched 3 1/2" giving a dash to rear of cab 42" . Lot of room in thiscar
     
    loudbang likes this.
  23. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,476

    Hamtown Al
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Thanks for the update. What wiper setup did you use? Any way to make it less of a pain in the ass?
     
    loudbang likes this.
  24. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    I cant find receipt for the wiper kit but they are on ebay for $200-250 the motor mounted in the center was so difficult because I had to bend a s/s tube to line up. I also silver brazed the tube to the motor base to keep it in place. Looks like they may have some prebent models available. If not that is the difficult part. I have very little room under dash. Later models a lot more room
     
    Hamtown Al likes this.
  25. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,476

    Hamtown Al
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Thanks for the info and tip. You mentioned that later models had a lot more room. Are you talking about later bodies built by Last Refuge? If so, how do you tell which you have? Sounds like Last Refuge took more than the general specs for the body from Ford who was notorious for using up leftover parts and also fixing design problems on the fly.;) I've been told Last Refuge made 309 of the 29 roadster pickup bodies with roll up windows but I only know of yours and the one I'm getting tomorrow morning... I hope!!:D Two ain't exactly 309.:eek: I hadn't seen or heard of them before I stumbled across mine in the classifieds here on the HAMB. I didn't know such a body ever existed but I stay in the garage a lot.:D
    I gotta say you are doing a great job on your car.:)
     
    loudbang likes this.
  26. 97
    Joined: May 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,921

    97
    Member

  27. Bert Kollar
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 1,044

    Bert Kollar
    Member

    I meant later model cars in general like 40's and 50's. I admit Norbert was a real problem for me. I may have gotten one of the few complete packages he sells. I have heard from others that don't have complete cars and are still owed money. The irony of it is I was going to cancel the order after waiting two years and that day Norbert called and said he was going to be in the area to drop off my car and then on to Brookville to pick p some things he buys from them, probably cowls. I too had never heard of him but the roadster with roll up windows intrigued me. The bed parts I got from him didn't make any sense so we had to fabricate a new one. Thats when I got the idea to weld the bed to the body. I love the way it looks and I think very unique
     
    Hamtown Al and loudbang like this.
  28. carcruse
    Joined: Aug 20, 2007
    Posts: 863

    carcruse
    Member

    Are they still in busines? Price list from that link is dated 2012.
     
    loudbang likes this.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.