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Projects The bucket of ugly! A de-uglifying thread...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by need louvers ?, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Blue One
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    Make sure you don't do any sparky type work on that "work bench" otherwise you will have a big ol' bonfire on your hands. :D
     
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  2. tfeverfred
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    I was a fire fighter in the Navy. Precautions were taken.;) Here's my plan of action.

    My radius rods will be 39" apart. This will move each 4.25" from the backing plates. The shock mounts center lines are 34" apart and 2.5" inward of each radius rod. This places them 3.75" from either side of the upper shock mounts on my frame, which is 26.5" wide, giving me, ROUGHLY, a 15* to 17* shock angle. Just enough from straight up, to yield a nice ride.

    I'm getting a rear suspension set up from RPM. That and the transmission mount from CCR will be the rest of the brackets I need to finish the frame and start bolting on the pieces to complete a rolling chassis.
     
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  3. This thread is 300 pages of a lot of stuff.
    Just T buckets ?
    Does a 100 year old Willys count ?
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    There was a whole lot of ugly knocked off of it
     
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  4. nrgwizard
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    Hey, 31V;
    Yah - it counts. Buckets, rpu, tubs, etc. Still waiting for the build thread you offered a while back... :D . I'd guess that I've seen bits n pieces of it in other threads? Where's it heading? Design/proportion-wise?
    Marcus...
     
  5. Took a break from some other projects today and made some "door" panels for my T. Still want to add a pocket; but think I will run them this way for now. Maybe have to run over to Jenny's tomorrow and get some carpet for the kick panels. Next project; find where I put the end caps for the hide-em welt.
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  6. 2OLD2FAST
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    That's alot of clips to hold that small panel , on my T doors I only used 4 per panel , my backer is 3/16 door skin [ply] w/ a coat of resin ......they've stayed in place for 14 years ...
    dave
     
  7. Not enough knocking..........................
     
  8. Blue One
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    As you likely know a T door has a curve to it in both directions and if you want a plastic panel to follow that curve then you need the clips.
    It's more than a matter of staying in place.
     
  9. Blue One
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    Nice panels, you beat me to it, I have a sheet of 1/8" ABS just waiting to do my interior. :)
     
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  10. 2OLD2FAST
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    Simply recounting what worked [well] for me..;)
    dave
     
  11. I thought I would try something different and used push in fasteners. They were only pushing into some flimsy 1/4" luan plywood; so I opted for overkill quantity, besides it was kinda fun making keyholes in the ABS.
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  12. Blue One
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    I've got a bunch of the regular old ford type door panel clips that I am going to use.

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  13. My daughter-in-law always uses those; but when working on a wooden structure, she countersinks and screws down a steel washer for them to snap into. I thought that I would try a different way.
     
  14. Blue One
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    That's interesting. Since there is no wood involved in my T's doors or elsewhere, I'll be snapping them straight into metal holes.
    In that case they work very well.
     
  15. 2OLD2FAST
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    These are my favorite , not only do they hold , but you can remove the panel w/o screwing them up , them plastic things stretch, break , and are a bitch to get out ..
    dave
     
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  16. JonF
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    T's need interiors?
     
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  17. 2OLD2FAST
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    Maybe not in arkansas , :rolleyes:
    dave
     
  18. JonF
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    Kiss my bass.
     
  19. Blue One
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    Arkansas is a strange place with strange people :D (Just going by what I have heard :D)

    You live in Arkansas and you have a bass that you want somone to kiss.

    I rest my case :D :D

    If the bass is ugly maybe it will fit in here fine :D
     
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  20. 53 ford
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    Please don't be too hard on Arkansas. We may be backward hillbillies but we rely on ingenuity. I've only known one person that didn't have at least a third grade education. He got kicked out of school for not shaving.
     
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  21. t-rod
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    On a different note, I participated in the burnout contest at a local car show tonight. Ended up with second place. [​IMG]
     
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  22. 2OLD2FAST
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    IMO , burnout contests are a waste of ...................EVERYTHING !!:mad:
    dave
     
  23. Blue One
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    I think I have to agree. I don't see the logic of it. I can see burnouts at the drag strip to warm up racing tires but the rest of it :confused:
    Big boys never grow up however we know that. :D
     
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  24. steel rebel
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    You know if it's fun for them go for it. I sometimes like to spin a tire when taking off too. At the time I might be the coolest guy in the roadster. Unless I have a passenger.
    Gary
     
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  25. Blue One
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    Your level of coolness can also be determined by the sex of your passenger Gary. :D
     
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  26. tfeverfred
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    Gawd, I don't miss car shows.
     
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  27. Back to the tyre frying, what I can't understand is when somebody has spend mega dollars building a car (full fender type) with a awesome paint job both under and on top of the car, they then shower that paint job with hot sticky pieces of rubber and if stupid is in control of the go pedal, they choose to continue until the tyres pop, then throw in pieces of red hot pieces of steel too.Now imagine cleaning up that sort of mess just to show you can spin the rear tyres. No, not for me thanks.
     
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  28. tfeverfred
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    Back to cool Bucket's, boys and girls.

     
  29. brad2v
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    The shot of it in traffic has long been a favorite of mine. Lots of pics in that montage I've never seen before, thanks for posting that.
     
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