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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flamedabone, Jun 28, 2019.

  1. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    flamedabone
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    This little car has lived in the spare building at work for the last year or so waiting for me to move to the new house and finally build the new shop. She came from a kind HAMBer in Cleveland, Ohio and is in pretty decent shape for a rusty old Ford.

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    FINALLY!! at home in the new garage. Lost the fenders along the way.

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    "Was a hot rod back in the day..." Someone went to the trouble of chroming the dash, installing some cool gauges and generally butchering the shit out of the poor little car.

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    Cherry firewall, as usual.

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    Ended up not being that bad.

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    Don't try this at home.

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    Frame is fairly straight, but has suffered some serious indignities in the past.

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    '48 Ford front suspension and crossmember booger welded to the '33 chassis.

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    Sweet engine mounts held...something.... not sure.

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    More of teh same.

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    And, don't forget to wrap the leaf springs around a piece of all thread.

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    And the muffler clamp traction set-up.

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    And here she is safe and sound. She is going to get a big fucking Pontiac motor, TKO-600 and a quickchange. She'll be OK, I promise.

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    -Abone.
     
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  2. flamedabone
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    GODDAAM Photobucket. I am so tired of those MFrs.

    Here is the firewall.

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  3. flamedabone
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    flamedabone
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    And the engine mounts.

    shittyenginemounts.jpg

    leaf.springs..jpg

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    And the last one safe and sound.

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  4. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 9,633

    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    Fuck yeah!
     
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  5. Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    What's the plan? Black and Pontiac powered? ;)

    I have never seen anyone "shorten" leaf springs with that ingenious method before. I'll have to remember that one. :eek:

    PS - I blew off Photobucket long ago. No way I'm paying for their terrible image hosting. The HAMB has a great interface for photo hosting here, or if you want to make them available all over the place you might try https://postimages.org/.
     
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  6. Some classic welding there:eek:.
     
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  7. punkabilly1306
    Joined: Aug 22, 2005
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    from ohio

    I was hoping you’d keep the fenders


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
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  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I think those engine mounts are SBC. You could just bolt another right in there.
     
  9. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
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    I expect this shouldn’t take Jeff more than about 45 days and it will be black....with a Pontiac motor.
     
  10. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    Tim
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    from Raytown Mo

    @Gotgas

    “And here she is safe and sound. She is going to get a big fucking Pontiac motor, TKO-600 and a quickchange. She'll be OK, I promise.”
     
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  11. Shadow Creek
    Joined: May 14, 2014
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    Shadow Creek
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    from Summit, TX

    I’ve been waiting for this build to start... I’m along for the ride
     
  12. I can honestly say that I've NEVER seen leaf springs like that but any time you think you've seen it all something more googly moogly shows up.
    I've never seen one worse than this thing I bought, the radius rods is one big long piece wrapped around the axle then back forward, then there's that screw to shim the shock bracket. Not even a cool body on this like your 3 winder though. Screenshot_20190701-203017_Photobucket.jpg Screenshot_20190701-203103_Photobucket.jpg
     
  13. brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

    Go man, go. Looking forward to this.
     
  14. 63Compact
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    63Compact
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    Cant wait to see this one come together
     
  15. I love the engine mounts! Sell me that front crossmember arrangement for mine!!
     
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  16. Yikes. :eek:

    .... and then .... it lived, happily ever after.
     
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  17. Why would you redo such sweet engineering!?!?
     
  18. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
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    It is a pain in the ass to modify the original X member for a bunch of power and it all looked like this.

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    Square it on the bench and cut that shit out.

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    Here is the new K member tacked in. Once the new rear crossmember and engine mounts are done, it will all get boxed.

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    And, don't forget, the FlamedAbone Angry Inch (tm) crossmember modification.

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    This one is actually an inch and a quarter. You gotta get it as high as you can, but still leave space for the lower radiator hose.

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    That's it for now. See ya, -Abone.
     
  19. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    Great project! Look forward to following your build progress.
     
  20. 63Compact
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  21. Roothawg
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    Roothawg
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    It's probably ready for interior by now.
     
  22. jammer
    Joined: Oct 18, 2003
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    jammer
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    latest rumor is , he's having so much fun driving it , he doesn't have time to post
     
  23. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    Another good one in the works!
     
  24. flamedabone
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    Thanks, guys but I don't crank 'em out like I used to. Not much to report.

    The body is back on at the moment and squared to the chassis.

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    Gotta fix all this.

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    I am gong to drive to Photobucket and punch someone in the face.

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    Wheels showed up. American Rebels, made in the United States.

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    Screaming deal from HAMB Alliance vendors, Pete and Jakes. (and they let us hang out in their parking lot on the way to the Drags.)

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    Won't have much to report until after the Drags, gotta get the '40 ready to roll.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
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  25. Mike Colemire
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    I like this build, those wheels are sweet, I may have to check into them.
     
  26. flamedabone
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    flamedabone
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    I have had a paid subscription to Photobucket for many many years. I am fucking done with those assholes. I will be hosting images with the HAMB server from now on. Any missing Photobucket pictures, you should be able to click once on them and they should open.

    Anyway, here is a post HAMB Drags update.

    The rockers were kind of shitty.

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    I could not find any reproduction subrails in stock, so I whipped up a Flamedabone Ghetto Subrail Kit (tm).


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    Mounted the B-pillar.

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    The quarters were a little crusty also.

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    You WILL NOT BELEIVE what was in the quarters. LEAD!!! Both quarters were full of lead about five inches up. I had to use my superhuman strength to pick this heavy sumbitch up.

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    Here she is, all better. Quarter patch installed, wheelwell repaired, ready for final welding and sanding.

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    See you next time.

    -Abone.
     
  27. brady1929
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    brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

  28. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
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    40ragtopdown
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    That's going to be one bad ass coupe.
     
  29. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Stogy
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    You know what Gomer Pyle says...;)

    Something tells me is Mokan is going to have a new visitor next year...;)
     

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