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Hot Rods Save of the day!!(single seater)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. rusty rocket
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    I bought an O.D. Green tarp awhile ago so i could use it as seat custion material. I had a gal sew up a cushion so now it really has an old aircraft vibe. image.jpg
     
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    Had a present on the doorstep when I got home today from work. image.jpg Rear tires. These should get some good bite.;)
     
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    Taking a poll here. Slash cut or straight on the exhaust pipe? Three of my buddies like the slash. image.jpg image.jpg I dig it either way but am leaning towards the slash.
     
  4. Peanut 1959
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    My vote is for the slash cut.
     
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    slash...
     
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    X3...:rolleyes:...I mean X4 for slash...and those tires are really cool...
     
  7. Definitely slash, it ads a little more character!


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  8. slash it....then it looks like it is finished and not appearing as a forgotten item imho
     
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  9. rusty rocket
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    Slash it is. I was leaning that way pretty hard anyways. It will be cut tonight after work.
     
  10. Slash! I wish they made those knobbies in 17” still. I really want some for mine!
     
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    There so ugly there kool!!!
    This is a junk yard dawg build so I figured a guy back in the day would have found a set of snow tires for cheap and got some good traction at the track.
     
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    Got a coat of paint on my front wheels after work this afternoon image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  13. All day long.
     
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    Making a bit of progress . All the wide five drums have new bearings and seals and are put on the axles. I had to move the track nose ahead about a half inch for radiator fan clearence and I have the manifold and exhaust pipe back on. image.jpg
     
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    I did the same thing for seat cushions in my roadster.
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  16. close to color choice...watcha thinking?
     
  17. rusty rocket
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    Yes and no. When I built my sedan I painted it Indian motorcycle Navajo blue. On this one I decided that I would keep with the Indian theme and paint it Indian red which is a dark red almost maroon. The wheels are Indian motorcycle Fallon brown. So that is the yes part the no part is I have been doing a lot of research on brush/roller painting Rustoleum. It sounds like quite a chore but with a lot of elbow grease,color sanding and time a guy can get a finish that would be perfect for this car. With the Rustoleum I don't think you can tint it so I would have to but several cans of color and mix to the desired color that looks like the Indian red. I did buy a half pint of rustoleum regal red and it was a nice deep red color so that might be the color. I will have to paint a panel and see if I like it.
     
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  18. Can't you spray Rustoleum? Saw a track T that was painted in a forest green using Rustoleum and it looked great. Was a western build not from the right coast. Given what paint cost today I think you are heading in the right direction.
     
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    Yes you can spray it but the brush method really intrigues me. We will see though. I think I will get it running and then tear it down and paint it.
     
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    There was a thread years ago on brush painting a A Roadster and it was the color of your wheels sorta and it looked fantastic...if I find it I will post the link.
     
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    There is quite a bit on you tube. Brushing,rolling, spraying, mixing, hardener no hardener. Shoot a guy could probably perform brain surgery after watching a you tube video!o_O
     
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    Built a hood top this afternoon. Lots of tweaking to do yet. I cut everything and then had by buddy brake the edges since my brake is a piece of shit. image.jpg
     
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    Did some notching around the carb. This sucker really sticks outa the hood!! image.jpg
     
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    :rolleyes:...Mmmmm...mmmmm good...;)

    Funny in a weird coincidence the drill press...Oh its actually the Mill Head kinda resembles the Carb and AirBreather
     
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  27. rusty rocket
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    Made a stainless piece go around the carb and give the hood a bit of strength. Made it the same width as the grill insert so the two parts match each other. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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    from Pierre, SD

  29. rusty rocket
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    I have a buddy that works at a driveline shop building me one but the prick will not deliver it to me!;)
     
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