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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcnut223, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Now that is cool! So glad to have a little part in this great build that I never knew I helped you out.
    I think Doug is one of the best around for the $$$
     
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  2. Dennis D
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    I know it's too late now, but Drake sells these. Part 1160-R. D
     
  3. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

    Thanks Dennis , ordering those certainly would have been easier.
    It was kind of fun to make them


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  4. oldrodder43
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    Hey my man. I've go an old steel dust pan, can you make me a Model 'A' from it??????
    Seriously, you've got skills I can't even imagine. My hat's off to you also. Wish you were closer, you could help my with my 29 Essex Coupe!
     
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  5. oldrodder43
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    THIS IS A TRULY "RAGS TO RICHES" STORY! Best regards to you.
     
  6. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    001.JPG 304.JPG 301.JPG

    I just realized i never posted a final picture of the car (with the hood on)

    Also included the body as I got it.

    Mike
     
  7. bschwoeble
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    You are an inspiration to so many. Great example of, if you want something bad enough, you'll find a way. I salute you.
     
  8. big duece
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  9. Nothing short of remarkable. The whole car is really tastefully put together not to mention the fact that you saved it.

    Just think about how all those people who saw that thing out in a field somewhere with people shooting at it and kids throwing rocks at it, never dreamed it’d be back on the road again.

    Crazy...

    Well done!
     
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  10. The37Kid
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    One of the all time best HAMB saves, loved following that build. Bob
     
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  11. Deuce Lover
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    A little late but Bob Drake reproductions sells those SS rivet screws in 2 sizes.
     

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  12. damnh6
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    Hi could you please tell me the amount you had to remove from the sedan doors to be the same height as coupe doors ? I have seen the page where you cut them but a measurement as a guide would be great thanks, Gary
     
  13. rcnut223
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    sorry damnh6 did not see your question. If memory serves it was 3/4 of an inch at the rear only. The front remains the same.
     
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  14. I am speechless - you have to see it to believe it! Wow!
     
  15. rcnut223
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    Thank You! Appreciate the kind words.
     
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  16. FlatJan
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    damn what an incredible job you did! really turned out nicely
     
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  17. Wheeliedave
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  18. Big mike 1968
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    Great thread, beautiful car.
     
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  19. SPEC
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    Great build.
     
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  20. rcnut223
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    Dave

    I used PPG paint , urethane base /clear -as for the color it's 1932 Ford Washington Blue.

    good luck with your project.

    Mike
     
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  21. rcnut223
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    Thank You!
     
  22. rcnut223
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    Thank You
     
  23. rcnut223
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    rcnut223
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    Thank you FlatJan
     
  24. cavman
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    Mike, good to see you are still here. You building anything new?
     
  25. rcnut223
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    Hi Cavman

    I do have a project in the works. It's a 32 Ford Sedan , picked up the body at Iola, the body had been sitting on the ground for the past 30 years . Rust got the best of the floor.

    PM me , i'd love to see the progress on your Coupe.
     
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  26. I'll say this much, if nothing else, you're a man who likes to be kept busy!

    (I'm sure I've already expressed my admiration for the coupe long ago.)
     
  27. rcnut223
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    It's a sickness :)
     
  28. A Boner
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    What part of Wisconsin are you located?
     
  29. Poppinjohnnies
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    Amazing! What a great rescue! I'm more than impressed.
     
  30. rcnut223
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    Thank You!
     

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