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Hot Rods the Hand Grenade 55 chevy- engine, chassis, trans, interior

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Von Hartmann, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. mickeyc
    Joined: Jul 8, 2008
    Posts: 1,171


    Hello, great looking 55. Those sheet metal screws sticking through the floor will be a hazard to the hands when installing the shifter. I am not
    faulting your work just speaking from experience.
  2. Cut55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,978

    from WA

    I am really liking this one so far.
  3. jakedmoe
    Joined: Aug 2, 2008
    Posts: 177

    from California

    badass! like the drag brake thingy :)
  4. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    Those hold the shifter boot on, I know that looks like shit under the car. We take it off when doing the shifter anyway. It takes all of 1 minute to do.

  5. Hey the added touch of the Ansen Drag Brake...very cool....where the hell did you come across one of them? Love to stick one in my 55.

    Looking forward to seeing your traction bar design when you post pic's......congrats on the build ....the 55 is turning out real sweet.

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  6. Barnfind 56
    Joined: Nov 19, 2009
    Posts: 190

    Barnfind 56

    Very impressive!! Add me to the list on waiting to see your traction bars.
  7. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
    Posts: 2,913


    As COOL as FUCK!I love it, plain and simple as that!

  8. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    I didn't find one. It's not Ansen, I scratch built it.
  9. lorodz
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 3,728


    cool build love the hand brake ...keep it up
  10. kickass man!!!!
  11. Luv it....awesome job...Good work. Keep us posted.
  12. redlinetoys
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 4,301

    from Midwest

    Very nice project. Loving the details!
  13. That car is way cool. I have a 55 project that I would like to get to someday. Hope its half as cool as that
  14. Falcon Gasser
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 940

    Falcon Gasser

    Man I love it, what a classic ride. Great project.

  15. glassguyOC
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 348

    from O.C.

    I wanted to get the small block out of my nomad but with the kids and holidays.... this thread is motivation.
  16. uwonamos
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 271

    from Omaha, Ne

    You guys are kickin Ass on the car:D & the posting is great too;).

    Does anybody else want this kids jean jacket with all the Kool patches?

  17. ......well I stand corrected.......nicely built of luck.
  18. 58custom
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 398


    About them headers...

    Have you done the clear coat trick before? Durable?

    How did you cure the white VHT?
  19. 8FLEET9
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
    Posts: 733

    from MASS.

    awesome work!
  20. Von Hartmann
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 971

    Von Hartmann
    from Byron, IL

    I just painted em with the white VHT 2000 degree paint. Waited for them to be dry to the touch, then just gave em a good coat of the VHT 2000 degree clear. The clear yellows them just a bit. I let them set overnight and we put the motor in the next day. We ran it for a while. The headers were nice and hot and they didn't discolor or anything. This is the first time I used the clear on them. Before we just used the white and that held up great but it also stained.
  21. solid
    Joined: May 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,459


    Yeah man, cool everything about it...nailed it...
  22. 58custom
    Joined: Jan 1, 2009
    Posts: 398


    OK. I did not have luck with the VHT when I used it, but I laid down multiple coats and no clear. I had the 460 headers cermacoated with white, which didn't take long to freckle with rust so I'm gonna go back to VHT with the FE headers this time.
  23. Iceberg460
    Joined: Jun 6, 2007
    Posts: 880


    Nice work man, that thing is fucking sick, too cool... But like some of the guys above said you and the car look like your straight from Two Lane Blacktop:D.
  24. holeshot
    Joined: Sep 18, 2009
    Posts: 1,519

    from Waxahachie that 2 piece bell housing is worth it's weight in gold. but i'll tell you this for sure and certain. that drag brake will get in your way! O yes you will be cutting that thing up, and installing a line lock. you youg gentleman remind me of ME! HA! about 45 yrs. ago. now post some E.T. and M.P.H. on that old huppy...POP.
  25. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Very good young man! Can't wait to see (and hear) this car in person.....Pile Up!
  26. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
    Posts: 3,417


    Reminds me of my misspent youth. Neat old racecar.
  27. Very nice, Thanks for shareing
  28. zimm
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 802

    from iowa

    the blue looks good on the sbc!
    i hope to see some burnouts from this at the rust revival!
  29. Hey Mutt you musta read my mind man !!

  30. The whole build is just fantastic, good job! Another waiting to see your bars here. i have one other question for you. Where did you get that bitchin fuel log? I got to have me one of those! Keep up the super work...:cool:

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