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Projects Sometimes they come back. '36 Ford Coupe project.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flamedabone, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,138

    flamedabone
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    You may be thinking you have seen this before and you are right. I drug this pile home back in 2014. Looks pretty sweet in the pic.

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    You had to know If I am dragging home a new project it has to be a pile of shit.

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    Structurally, it was fucked.

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    Starting to come together.

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    In a weak moment, I let it go to a local HAMBer.

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    But, after 5 years, my local HAMBer buddy didn't have the time for a full on project, so... It's back.

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    The decklid took a tumble on the way. You might remember, this is the same car that lost the passenger side door the first time I drug it home. Starting to develop a pattern.

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    I don't crank 'em out like I used to, but it shouldn't take too much to get her rollin.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
  2. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,033

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    Now to just stand back and say, "Show me." Ala Christine. Keep updates coming.
     
  3. get back...
    get back...
    get back to where you once belong...
    get back JoJo...


    (courtesy of the Beatles)
     
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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,914

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    Congrats. 36 fords are beautiful.
     
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  5. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 24,097

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    Congrats on getting back something you sold through circumstance. That is one helluva chunk to lose...that could have been a real catastrophe...:eek:

    That's your vintage friend telling you something..."Get me a better trunk lid"...:D

    Yeah, so have your plans changed this time around from the former dream years ago?
     
  6. Nice trunk lid. :D
    There's nothing in the world like a challenge.
     
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  7. Still sick about that trunk lid. Glad your finishing it! It's back where it belongs.
     
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  8. finn
    Joined: Jan 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,032

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    That trunk lid is probably the single most expensive part of a 36 five window to replace.

    How long did the heartburn last?
     
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  9. Hats off to you, that’s a mammoth save.
     
  10. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,138

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    Time to peel the body back off the frame.

    361.jpg

    Don't try this at home....

    362.jpg

    Avoided dismemberment and all is well. Not sure you can call it progress if you are going backwards, but it has to be done.

    363.jpg

    The block is at the machine shop which will give me time to finish the chassis, then I will do this in reverse.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
  11. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,138

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    Did I ever mention how much I hate bodywork?? 3 months of block sanding and she is finally in primer.

    36prime1.jpg
     
  12. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,138

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    The pistons showed up (thanks Ross Racing) and the block is in machine shop jail, so it might be a while for the next update.

    See you next time -Abone.

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  13. swifty
    Joined: Dec 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,972

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    What size is the Pontiac and what trans are you running? I'm too lazy to search out your old thread so it's easier to just ask here LOL
    BTW I love hot rods with the not common engines and all your cars do that.
     
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  14. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 8,405

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    from Michigan

    Not POS now.
    Muscles sore?
     
  15. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 29,285

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    Nice project! Is there more to the deck lid story, how many times was it run over?
     
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  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,902

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    from Nebraska

    I'm just now seeing this. Nice work, as always!
     
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  17. ***Area-51***
    Joined: Mar 25, 2005
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    from Ohio

    Not sure how I miss this, always watch 33-36 threads...
    So, did you ever do anything with that deck lid?
     
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  18. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 14,455

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    from KCMO

    Well shit I was just thinking we needed a new flamedabone build and turns out I had already missed it beginning! Here for the ride :)
     
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  19. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    I sneaked an Olds engine on you. She is a 1959 394 with a C4 on a fabricated bellhousing. The block is at the machine shop until he is good and ready to get it back to me.

    -Abone.

    36ENGINE.jpg
     
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  20. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Any photos of the bell housing?
     
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  21. Found this in my saved pics….
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  22. That’ll look good in black!
     
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  23. You are moving along nicely. Glad the old girl is finally getting finished.
     
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  24. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    Somewhere in this deal, I finished the chassis. This is the FlamedAbone Basic Ass Chassis Kit shown here in Plain Damn Black.

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    Speedometer finally showed up.

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    Shot this once and it was WAAAAAY too shiny. I don't do perfect shiny black bodywork anymore, so she got scuffed and shot again.

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    Body work is stupid.

    See you next time, -Abone.
     
  25. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,330

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    What? Satin black? I’m surprised.
     
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  26. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 1,095

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    IMHO; I like em shiny!
     
  27. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,138

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    I saw this trick somewhere on the HAMB.
    36wheel1.jpg

    Odd color for my colorblind ass.
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    Sort of a candy Pagan Gold kind of thing.
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    Don't try this at home, I'm a trained professional.
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    Didn't die, which was nice.
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    This is it for the night. Body is bolted on for the very last time.
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    See you next time, -Abone.
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2022
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  28. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from KCMO

    Not dying is always a nice perk
     
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  29. Primered Forever
    Joined: Jul 7, 2008
    Posts: 679

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    from Joplin,MO

    It looks badass!!
     
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  30. Nice work, agree body work is not obe of my favorite either. I like the wheels contrasting color.
     

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