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Hot Rods "The Creeper"

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mike bowling, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. Bandit Billy
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    Looks great Mike but can we have another intermission?
     
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  2. Very cool build. You did a really nice job stitching those parts together. Along for the ride.
     
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  3. mike bowling
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    DSCN2881.JPG
    Last year Ray "onekoolkat" gave me a can of "Kroil" penetrating oil- "the oil that creeps".
    Always a big fan of successful penetration ( ahem), I found this to be an incredible product, and drew a cartoon car called the "Kroil Creeper" ( which I sent to the company- no sponsorship money YET).
    THEN the wheels started turning..........................
     
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  4. mike bowling
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    Thanks.
    Most of the material I have to post from the "intermission file" wouldn't pass the Porno Police scan
    and I certainly don't want to upset the Village Elders. Camera 2-20-09 107.jpg
    We are, however, updating our system to supply some softer material that hopefully will help us through times of duress.
     
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  5. mike bowling
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    I hope not in the rear view mirror!!
    I took this at the Newburyport court house a couple of years ago- the Devil's squad car!
    ( maybe a She Devil?? )
     
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  6. flatheadpete
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    I'm in. Building a T sedan on an A frame...stealing a few ideas.
     
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  7. I lived on plum island for 15 years and traveled to Arlington for work. I saw way to many in my rear view.


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  8. mike bowling
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    DSCN3054.JPG I'm Back!!
    As promised will update this rant as progress moves forward ( or backward).

    This is going to detail my "use it up" approach to the project. A couple of months ago, I was at Haverhill Steel buying some odds and ends from their "cut-off" pile and happened to notice that they had set up a corner of the yard that was full of all kinds of metal products they got as scrap, but were in good enough condition for re-sale.
    Cast iron bird baths , tubs and sinks, bird cages, engine parts, etc., etc.
    In the middle of the pile was a little red wheel barrow, who's shape caught my eye ( not in a sexual way, you perverts). I was thinking of Pete's famous track nosed coupe, and asked "how much for the wheel barrow?" $5 bucks and in my truck............
    Planning a firewall recess for the coupe, I was thinking of other cars I had done and how I fabricated the firewall recess on them.
    I walked out of the garage and was standing staring at my pile of miscellaneous junk out back , when I spied the red wheel barrow. The wheels started turning and into the shop it came.
    I wanted something big enough so that anything I needed to do to the 327 wouldn't require taking the whole car apart ( although I am planning on making the firewall and cowl top removeable).

    Sorry for the long story- here ya go;
    "Necessity; the Mother of Invention"
     
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    DSCN3055.JPG "True Value" special!
     
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    By doing this, I also got rid of the late '31 "teardrop" on the firewall, which I don't like because it throws off the symmetry of the whole thing ( I've still got it if anyone wants it!) DSCN3060.JPG
     
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  11. mike bowling
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    DSCN3069.JPG In the body for a test run...................... I also took some of the rolled edge from the sides of the wheel barrow, split them in half, and made pieces of "rib" up for the area where the teardrop got cut out. NOW it is symmetrical, looks like an EARLY '31, and Daddy's a happy dude ! 5" recess, and plenty of room to yank the distributor if needs be.
    More later from "The Oasis of Dancing Fools".
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  12. Nicely done, especially the addition of the ribs.
     
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  13. mike bowling
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    Out of sequence, but I warned you!
    During mock-up while the motor and dummy tranny were still in.
    Once all the good stuff is sitting on top of the motor I think it will work the balls.
    WARNING!! Do not attempt to weld cardboard without proper ventilation!!
    DSCN3061.JPG DSCN3058.JPG
     
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  14. mike bowling
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    One more teaser then I need my Tech Support Team to help me load more pictures.
    The frosting on the cake; DSCN2994.JPG
     
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  15. mike bowling
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    Also picked this nifty little unit up, with cable, $40. bucks at New England Dragway. I was trying it out, sitting on the milk crate doing a wheelie ( I thought).

    Like the "Michigan Madman", Theodore Nugent said, it's "Just what the Dr. Ordered" kids. ( play it LOUD- it's good working music !) DSCN3068.JPG
     
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    Wow, Mike you really hauled through the work on that firewall.
    Nicely done.
     
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  17. mike bowling
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    Oh, Robert , you joker!--- Nyuk, Nyuk, Nyuk!
    It was much easier than this one............... DSCN1582.JPG
     
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  18. mike bowling
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    Break time ! DSCN3079.JPG
    Posted especially for my buddy "Bandit Billy".............................
     
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  19. onekoolkat1950
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    Nice work Mike . Seen that wheel barrow trick done before , works great. Go get em!


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    Thanks, Buddy!
    Sorry for the "flat line" in posting.............
    I've got more pics to post, but my Tech. guy is in California ( the little prick!, and I'm here shoveling snow!)
    In the meantime, smoke 'em if ya got 'em!

    "Creepers" C.C. from Cally ( long time ago - car is totally the BALLS!)
    Steering wheel from Lake Compounce swap- $20. bucks!
    Bigfoot gas pedal; a gift from Ray "onekoolkat" ( and he is! Thanks Ray!) DSCN3089.JPG DSCN3099.JPG DSCN3088.JPG
     
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  21. Good work on the car. For the trans I would go with the 350, has a better low gear. P/G for race only.
     
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  22. MMM1693
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    Great trick on that firewall! Well played!
     
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  23. mcmopar
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    Mike, it must have been a secret when we met, I never saw the rendering of the car. Good work on it, I assume since you had the intake out ya might as well have pics of it. Its good to see it coming along nicely. At least the snow gives ya more time to work it.
    Tony
     
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  24. mike bowling
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    Well, as usual, a slight change of plans. When I got the PG and the 350, I talked to my friend Paul quite a bit about advantages/ disadvantages of each. He convinced me the 350 was probably more versatile, and that he had thrown in a B&M shift kit while it was apart. So.............. that's going in for now. Same case length and tranny mount dimension so why not? He said with that 327 ( he also rebuilt) and that tranny, in a 2200 lb. car (+/-) should be real fun to pound on! Sounds like a plan.
     
  25. mike bowling
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    Hidden in plain sight! You were probably too busy listening to me babble about hot rods ( don't get much company here!)
    Like "wheeldog57" says" plan your work and work your plan"- that cartoon was all it took! DSCN2984.JPG DSCN2881.JPG
     
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  26. mike bowling
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    Picked up an original 327 fan , thermostat housing and fan spacer from my buddy Tommy DiPiro , "Tony's Auto Parts", Haverhill, Mass. ( Started by his Dad ,Tony.)
    Quote from Tommy" This is a JUNK yard, NOT a salvage yard!!"
    He's a great guy, and something from his "junk" yard always ends up in my cars. DSCN3090.JPG Camera 2-20-09 138.jpg Camera 2-20-09 140.jpg
     
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  27. mike bowling
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    Working on the dash---- Not enough hardware to mount the gauges, but you get the idea.
    I spazzed out on the pattern in the lower left, but went back over it and straightened it out. DSCN3126.JPG DSCN3124.JPG DSCN3129.JPG
     
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  28. mike bowling
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    Driver's door needed a tweak- I bought it all twisted up after a guy put his restored coupe up on his new lift, the door popped open, and it got caught and turned into a parallel o gram. DSCN3092.JPG DSCN3093.JPG DSCN3101.JPG

    "B" pillar was twisted and the bottom rotted off when I got the body, so once the door was good, did a little slice and dice to make everything kosher. Now it "clunks" shut- music to your ears with a Model A!

    Also repaired the hinge side- cowl foot onto the sub frame had disappeared.
     
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  29. mike bowling
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    Time for a break and something sweet to eat!! DSCN3120.JPG DSCN3078.JPG
     
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