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The "Finished" GREASE cut out of a '56 Sedan

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by TOM KITCHEN, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. TOM KITCHEN
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    Well, after countless hours of FUN and the help of some good POSITIVE friends, I delivered the car to the Director of the play. He was so overwhelmed he fell on the ground when he saw the finished side. We took a picture of my "real" Victoria and put it on Vinyal-to-the-car ( by Mickey Kempgens). This may start a whole new "Rat-Rod" trend! Anyway, I'm happy now...the kids LOVE it and are fighting over who gets to drive it in the play. Tom Kitchen
    P.S. I'll fill you in on some of the "challenges" later.
     

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  2. great job......that car may last for years doing the HS grease tour
     
  3. cool! good job indeed
     
  4. panhead_pete
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    Epic!!! Its great you did this for the kids. Another reason I love the HAMB - positive interactions with kids and cars.
     

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  6. TOM KITCHEN
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    Some more general info:The doors do still work, but hard to open & close with someone in the car (body flexes). I put floor runner rubber over tops of doors/quarters and all around inside windshield for safety and also fastened doors shut so no "stage-malfunctions". Hey, they are teenagers, they can easily leap in & out. Padded rear package shelf. Cable trunk latch above LH taillight. Seats a conglomeration of leftovers & painted. Put a lawn-tractor battery & switch so lights work. Whitewalls painted on with Mobil home roof paint (thanks H.A.M.B.). Lake pipe from an exhaust pipe and painted Chrome. Old Sunliner side emblem. Hood re-inforced with square tubing so they can dance on it. So much rust would fall out where the bottoms of the rockers used to be that I screwed some sheet metal pieces on and filled them with that house expandable foam (Great-Stuff), let dry and expand, then cut off extra with a hack saw blade. Found out about that trick AFTER I bought a Mustang one time that had the torque boxes "fixed" that way then fiberglassed over so they looked good at a casual glance.
    I can't thank Teddy, Mickey, Lee and Roger enough for all the help they provided. The show is April 16, 17 & 18. Tom
     
  7. Wyle E Coyote
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    That came out GREAT! I'm sure it will be the hit of the play. You may want to offer it to other schools, it my become a local celeb on it's own.
     
  8. TOM KITCHEN
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    Going to the Charlotte meet to try and sell my 1957 Ford "Fireball" Roberts Supercharged Replica (can Google a Circle Track Mag article). Back on a computer Monday or so. Tom
     
  9. TOM KITCHEN
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    Btt for a "newbie" to H.A.M.B. to locate.
     
  10. TOM KITCHEN
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    The play is this Thur, Fri. & Sat.(16th-18th) at 7:30 at Shorecrest Preparatory School, 5101 1 St.N., ST Petersburg, FL. (take 54th Ave. East off I-275 to dead end into !St., turn Right then Left into school lot).Tickets are $15.00 and they do sell out!
     
  11. T.KITCHEN
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    Noticed the "Grease" comments, so had to bring this back. I also put one on before this totled "I cut up a '56 Ford" . Tom
     
  12. T.KITCHEN
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    A HAMBer was asking about '56 Fords....here is one!
     

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