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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HelmuthBrothers, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. THE KUSTOMIZER
    Joined: Aug 27, 2011
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    THE KUSTOMIZER
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    Looks really good!!!
     
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  2. Fitnessguy
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    Super nice guys. Gives me continued motivation on my coupe. So what about the glass was unpleasant? I am assuming it was all custom cut so issues with getting in the tracks etc?


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  3. HelmuthBrothers
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    Haha well the first piece of glass we put in cracked in half, so had to wait almost a whole week for the replacement. Fortunately it was just the 1/4 glass. The window regulators in the doors didn't wanna roll up or down. I bought all brand new stuff for the glass and doors from Snyders / Macs and most of the stuff is made in China. REALLY upset I wasn't able to use original stuff. Had to spend a lot of time convincing the regulators and door glass to work right. The windshield didn't wanna go in either. The thickness of the paint on all the parts really made a huge difference. We did end up getting everything almost 100% and we're very happy with the results. I couldn't tell you HOW we got everything to work, but we did.
     
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  4. Fitnessguy
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    Ah yes repop junk. Note to self, have someone else put the glass in my coupe!


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  5. fatboys69
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    Would you care to take a couple of pics where it attaches to the cowl and shell bottom ?
    I ordered the lacing kits from Synder's
    Thanks in advance !!
     
  6. HelmuthBrothers
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    Yeah no problem. I'll post them tomorrow.
     
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  7. HelmuthBrothers
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  8. fatboys69
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    awesome !!!!
    thanks !!! Looks killer !! Beautiful car
     
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  9. HelmuthBrothers
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    We were suppose to have the soft tip from Labaron Bonny Friday to install on Saturday but it came a day late so we were only able to tinker with the car. Installed the mirror and made a spacer for it since we're bolting it right to the wooden header panel. Finished up some more insulation and fit the rubber floor panels to cover the dynamat.

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  10. brady1929
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    Beautiful coupe. Where did you get the rubber mat for the floor? Thanks
     
  11. HelmuthBrothers
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    Thanks a lot. Got it from eBay actually. It's pyramid running board mat.


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  12. Oldbill51
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    I really like your rubber floor mat, if you don't mind could you let us know where it came from?
     
  13. HelmuthBrothers
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    Posted above


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  14. rd martin
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    very nice! your giving me the bug for an a again!
     
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  15. HelmuthBrothers
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    Today we installed the soft top. We've never installed one before, so there was a little guess work. Bought the kit from Labaron Bonney, but asked to swap out the long and short grain fabrics in favor of the colonial grain as seen on Cory Taulberts 32 5 window. We also ditched the chicken wire and denim steps and laid down some 1/8" pine. We laid down some 1/2"x1/8" felt adhesive padding between the ribs and the pine sheet to buffer any noise. I stained it to act as the headliner in the car, so when you look up it's all stained wood. Really happy with the results. Once the sun bakes it some of the wrinkles should smooth out.

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  16. The 39 guy
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    Great looking coupe! Now i will have to go back read your whole thread!
     
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  17. 1lucky1
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    Very Nice,Looks like you'll be hittin the streets soon!
     
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  18. Binger
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    Looks great!! I am loving this coupe.
     
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  19. Hurley50
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    love the wood stain on the underside of the roof, nice detail!
     
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  20. loudbang
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    Nice lightweight good looking headliner good thinking. Coupe looks good next to it's brother sedan.
     
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  21. HelmuthBrothers
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  22. Very nice, should be on the road in the spring?
     
  23. HelmuthBrothers
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    We're trying to take it out this coming weekend to test how the 700r4 kickdown cable is set. Hoping the weather is nice enough. I don't have the seat upholstered yet so I'll just stack some blankets.


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  24. HelmuthBrothers
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    Maiden Voyage! Yesterday was a sunny, exciting, nerve-wracking, FREEZING COLD Sunday. We have a blizzard on our tail today, so yesterday was the only day we had an opportunity to take this thing out for its first drive. Its insured, but still waiting for the registration. Took it around the block a few times and we couldn't be more happy. It was everything I'd hoped for, plus more. I'm still in shock we actually drove it. What a weird feeling. Only need to address a few issues and its on its way to the first highway trip. Enjoy!




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  25. Dino 64
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    Sounds and looks fantastic !!
     
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  26. loudbang
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    AWESOME and congrats they BOTH sound like a HOT ROD Should :)
     
  27. HelmuthBrothers
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    Just scanned in some 35mm negatives tonight of the day we installed the soft top. I try to shoot film around my family these days. Just picked up a Leitz Summar 50mm lens for my Leica that was made in 1935. Absolutely incredible how great the shots look with a lens actually JUST older than my grandparents. We're all gonna miss having a project to work on together after it's all said and done. Hopefully the next project isn't too far away.

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  28. 54reno
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    Awesome, what a great feeling for you & the others.
     
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  29. Fitnessguy
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    Love it guys! i'm jealous! hopefully the snow goes away soon and you can really get out and enjoy the hard work!!
     
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  30. HelmuthBrothers
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    Thanks a lot! Yeah we JUST finished cleaning up this mess. May be getting some more tonight. It'll be gone for good in a week or so.


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