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Hot Rods The Rouster Indy Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Dec 27, 2016.

  1. Stogy
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    That is a huge shame...I hope no one was seriously injured as that's quite a speed to encounter any impact at...I suspect this inspired racer despite its age of build had security in Belt and Bar but that of course is no guarantee. Glad there is a silver lining.
     
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  2. The 39 guy
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    Sorry to see that damage. I hope you can fix her some day. Hopefully the driver is okay.
     
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  3. cornfieldcustoms
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    yea he is a little banged up, but will be ok. we was lucky he wasnt more hurt.
     
  4. harpo1313
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    Man , Sorry for all involved .
     
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  5. woodbutcher
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    :( That just sucks.Glad to hear the driver is ok though.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  6. That’s got to be difficult seeing your work in that state. It’s a testament to your design that the driver wasn’t hurt worse. Hope it all works out for you & the car.
     
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  7. cornfieldcustoms
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    Well there is some good news and bad news about the Rouster indy car. The bad news is Insurance ended up totaling it from the damage from the accident. The good news is I was able to purchase the car back and we plan to eventually get it al fixed back up and drive the wheels off of it! Here’s to it getting a second chance at life instead of going to a salvage lo

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  8. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Man that Ole Sticker deserves Bonus Points...:D

    Hey Mike is that your place...Your giving @Moriarity a run for his money...:D

    Good on the Silver Lining...it's just doing Race Duty...;)
     
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  9. cornfieldcustoms
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    yea this pic was taken in my office/ show room. i also keep my shelby daytona replica in there

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  10. Stogy
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    Rub it in you lucky Guy...:D
    ...you work very hard for it...amazing...

    I love the Hamb...Good hangin' out in The Garage with You...;)
     
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  11. That’s pretty cool for you. Such a labor of love then to have to give it up. Must be some what satisfying to get it back into your possession. Sucks for the original owner though.
     
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  12. cornfieldcustoms
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    So I am finally getting around to start the repairs of the Indy car. I am hoping I can get back in shape to go to a few events this year with it like speedweek, TROG and maybe a hill climb or two.

    so yesterday I started repairing the nose of the car since I have to see it every time I walk through the office. I still have a little more work to, weld up some splits and clean up. Not taking back 100% where it was before, going to leave some of the gouges as battle scars in the aluminum 19A8130B-FE56-43A9-B48E-2AC67675386B.jpeg C6C224FD-E551-471A-BFBB-6025A52B9FA8.jpeg 013BB4CD-C117-401E-9EA8-1689463CE628.jpeg 336E2A0C-CECC-4DAB-91D4-FF33ECBB93FF.jpeg 8AF035CD-D752-4F83-A9BD-7D5F8E651F06.jpeg 0C68D9C4-0ED7-4DF8-8020-4B5AB88C790B.jpeg 184A681A-9841-4DCB-A9C5-234C182B7E58.jpeg 9E86F19A-4A21-4D25-87FA-6ECF5AE0E82E.jpeg CAE1A553-A929-4FC6-99BF-3D109DE741CA.jpeg
     
  13. loudbang
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    You metal Magicians make it look so easy I would be still trying to figure out where to start. :rolleyes:
     
  14. gnichols
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    I'd take it back to 100%. Seems a shame not to, IMHO. Put the battle scars pix in your scrapbook. Gary
     
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  15. cornfieldcustoms
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    By battle scars there a few gouges in the aluminum where it was crunched. I really don’t want to weld them up and file them back out. Plus with it being aluminum and I am going to race it, street drive it I am sure there will be rock dents and dings a long the way.
     
  16. Hey Mike , looks great , what kind of fill do you have in your fire hose bag ? Sand , shot or what ? Thanks . Blue
     
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  17. cornfieldcustoms
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    Lead shot #8 if I remember correctly

    Got the nose back on the car today. Still needs more work to correct the light lines and more DA time to get out the sanding scratches. Over all I am pretty happy that I was able to save the original nose instead of making a new one. BDDD3423-0AE0-45FB-A03F-27143E7E6769.jpeg 4D4AE17E-922E-45B1-BA00-A2ADCFE1A54C.jpeg BBE6FA32-D300-44CA-9E07-F290927E7C97.jpeg
     
  18. Stogy
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    What's Love got to do with it...oh yeah...that came out great Mike...top marks as always..
    Have the further issues that wrote this off been addressed yet?
     
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  19. cornfieldcustoms
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    Not yet. I have some of the parts ordered and am going to start addressing them over the next couple
    Months
     
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  20. Stogy
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    Awesome...I think that walk to the office got a little more easier on the eyes...if Cars could talk you could write a book on the great things they'd say about you...;)
     
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  21. cornfieldcustoms
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    putting a few things back together on the car
     
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  22. AmishMike
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    Awesome. Thanks for the video. Have to say- & u the expert but saw no grease on front wheel bearings - u probably already greased or some other kind of bearing. Also surprised cobra fender heavy enough to sit/lean on. Great build/repair
     
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  23. loudbang
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    So happy for you that it ended up back in your shop. Well you are a metal fabricating magician and make a very good video presentation too. It is just right speeded up on the extended parts and regular speed on the "good parts" :)
     
  24. cornfieldcustoms
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    Yes wheel bearing where already greased before putting them on. Some of the sections on video were cut out to make the video flow better. Just like greasing they king pins, even though you can see the grease on them. As well as thread locking all the bolts that go into a blind hole.

    the Daytona body is plenty strong. I wouldn’t do anything to compromise the body on that car
     
  25. cornfieldcustoms
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    thank you. Always working to make the videos better for the viewer
     
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  26. Stogy
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    I always look forward to your updates Mike...you do incredible things...and videos always provide an interesting angle on things...Rouster's almost ready to Rock n' Roll...very cool indeed...it looks fantastic.
     
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  27. cornfieldcustoms
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    Took the Indy car to Stewart’s upholstery in Sunbury Oh to get the interior looking more appropriate. Can’t wait to see what he does with it 68A18C88-86E5-4F7C-A1D4-0610CCC96BF3.jpeg 0B0E7D3B-319C-49EB-8781-3AB8EC7D31B7.jpeg 30F1C21E-F414-4C82-8CAD-98E1AF49E7AA.jpeg 9B13E856-1C18-4DBF-A19C-70E4390A372A.jpeg
     
  28. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Standing ovation @cornfieldcustoms...thanks for your continuing sharing the rebirthing of an inspired giant from a fast and visually beautiful time in racing history...
     
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  30. cornfieldcustoms
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    A little bit of an update. I didn’t like the gauge or upholstery choices the customer made. So since it’s mine now I decided to go with something a little more appropriate. Next stop is at speed week! See you on the salt C02C3933-277A-4D81-A760-A91E4BCD38BA.jpeg 06A9A273-8BF8-4C0E-88B2-C401B9342FD5.jpeg F6CA9626-247E-4D25-81A9-D18E0E4BB5AF.jpeg 1E67B809-7FF5-4222-B4EC-F7B7B7E87ADE.jpeg B1925171-1E18-45E5-88C3-62D0415C9497.jpeg 87B05BD3-A2EE-4AF4-9B5B-ECC4B9ABAE54.jpeg 52FA1037-41AC-4310-AA56-3EFE35B0E80C.jpeg 4E2EB027-2703-4F2B-92AB-381F0797BB3B.jpeg
     
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