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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Crafty B, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. Crafty B
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
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    Hi Everyone!!
    Hope your summer was eventful and you were able to put some miles on the ol hotrod!! I have been walking around the 32 all summer and now it's time to get to work!!! Watch for updates soon!!

    Thanks
    Crafty
     
  2. Jeff Norwell
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    Well good to see ya back Crafty.
     
  3. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    glad to see your back at it
     
  4. chopt top kid
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    Can't wait to see what's next...
     
  5. Flipper
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    from Kentucky

    Somehow I missed this. This is cool! I want one!

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  6. tinmann
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    If you could bottle some of your energy (and imagination) I'd be interested. Nice work as usual, Crafty.
     
  7. billylo
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    Ready to see some progress....
     
  8. Crafty B
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
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    Hey Gang

    spend the evening building a wood buck for a lower quarter panel patch, hammered it out and it welded on!! Going to spend the day on the driver side mess and see if I can make some progress. I think I might chop about 1" out of the front windsheild pillars to give more of a wedge look and it will also help out in the door fitment. I gets some pic's up later.
    CB
    www.crafty-b.com
     
  9. kiwicowboy
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    from linwood nc

    I like all the work it is good to see new stuff,keep us posted.
    kiwi.
     
  10. Crafty B
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    10 hour day...cut the bent mess out in pieces and hammered it back into shape then welded it back in.....so the wrecked side is definitely shaping up!!
    CB
     

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  11. billylo
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    You have really got it going your way. Awesome....

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  12. langy
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    looking slick Crafty


     
  13. Crafty B
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    back to the fun stuff!! now what cap to make??
     

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  14. Crafty B
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    Here's what I came up with for the cap... I think it looks pretty good, I need to make the tee handle yet and finish everything else up. I had it setting lower in the cup but decided to make it flush with the top, I'm thinking about using studs on the bottom to mount it as not to busy up the flange area and take away from the rivets. I really need to fix that awful looking mess behind the cap, but thats no fun LOL
    Crafty
     

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  15. bonesy
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    I love your stuff. Killer cap.
     
  16. Crafty B
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    Just need to swap out fasteners on the cap and it's a wrap!! cut all the gnurly sheetmetal out behind the gas cap and made new tonight ...look out I'm on a roll!
    CB
     

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  17. Crafty B you inspire me...I have been trying to buy a very rough 3W and now I know I want it for sure after seening what you have done with this one. You are a real craftsman with lot's of very cool ideas. Your dash is killer along with the 40 looking wheel.
     
  18. billylo
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    ...look out I'm on a roll!
    CB

    Yes you are.......Go man, Go!!!<!-- / message --><!-- attachments -->
     
  19. hasty
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    Amazing workmanship, and looking good.
    I seem to remember many pages (and months ago) you were talking about building a house out of shipping containers. Did it happen?
     
  20. Crafty B
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    We are still planning on sthe container house..we have a wedding to pay for so it's on hold untill next summer. I have been making some pretty cool wind powered sculptures for the yard though...the pistons move in and out like a radial engine on the big one, the Flying anvil is a counter balance piece and the wind blows in around and up and down. The flying eyeball has a 37 ford hub cap for the lense and it spins like crazy, the colorful ones are slow and borning the last one is the old bumper off my caddy all cut up and peiced together, desoto bumper cone for the noise and the blade turns the crankshaft which moves the pistons in and out.. not done yet, still need to add the fabic wings that will flap up and down.
    CB
     

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  21. jerseyboy
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    Crafty,

    Car is really coming along, great details! But I really love those sculptures!!! I would like to see them in action.:D:D:D:
     
  22. Crafty B
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    removed the smashed in rocker tonight, hammered it back into shape and welded it back in..at least it's not a rusty car!! I can hardly believe that Im almost done with the cutting, welding, grinding bs on the driver side of this car.
    Cb
     

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  23. hiboy32
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    it is really looking good. I would rather do like your doing... fixing some wrecked sheetmetal verse rusty stuff.
     
  24. tinmann
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    Every update is further prove that you've got more imagination than most. Nice work, Crafty.
     
  25. VonKool13
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  26. linkstar69
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    What's that on the bench in the background, shifter?
     
  27. IanS
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    yeah nice work, tell me about the radiator surround, can you do a glass version off the buck? Is it standard height?
    Cheers Ian
     
  28. Crafty B
    Joined: Oct 26, 2006
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    Good Morning
    yes that's is one of my 24" I beam shifter arms with a moon tank knob, the rad shell is stanard height and is almost ready to go the the foundry for the first pour... I would be more inclined to make a mold off of the finish aluminum part but only if I thought they would sell.
    CB
     
  29. langy
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    All good work Crafty, you do a nice job mate.


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  30. Crafty B
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    Thanks guys for the kind words!!
    cb
     

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