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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fuzzy bunny, Feb 22, 2010.

  1. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    I ordered a bunch of my air bag stuff last week and got it on thursday,and got some bag cups from The Bearded Bullet, so I spent this weekend playing with that stuff. Since I don't have any power hooked up to the car or any of the valves, tank or compressor, I made up a manifold with a pressure gauge and blow off valve so I could test the front end.

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    I made up some brackets so I could bolt in the bag cups, and got the front all bolted up, and aired it up.

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    then aired it down.

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    Now i have to make some brackets to mount the rears.

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    Thats it for now.
     
  2. Damn fine work, the car looks sinister already, keep it up.
     
  3. fuzzy bunny
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    Thanks Strait-Edge, this will be my first "bad ass" car, as it was reciently put to me. :D
     
  4. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Hey guys, I finally got the car sitting how I want it and I'll post pictures later tonight, but for now...
    I've been fighting myself on color since I started this damn thing but I think I have decided. The color is a stock 59 buick color sierra spruce, over black. With a Light green flake roof, top of fins and trunk lid. What do you guys think, other thoughts?

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  5. The bearded bullet
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    from c@l

    Those seat covers you got would be great for catching the afterbirth.
     
  6. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    What's that suppost to mean!? :D I think I might have to use my Rivie buckets and spring for some actual upolstry.

    Last weekend I managed to get the springs out and almost have my rear bag brackets done but this is where it will sit. Not as low as it will go, but as low as I want it.

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  7. fuzzy bunny
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    Yesterday I went ahead and cut out all of the rotten trunk seal area, and will replace it this weekend.

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    I also started cleaning up the trunk floor while I was back there.

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    And today I got my wheels from duffman. They are 15x7 Radir round spokes. Now I really need to get to work so I have something perdy to mount them on.

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  8. PeeVee
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    That metal work looks sweet. Is that welded with a wire feed ? Any special wire ?
     
  9. fuzzy bunny
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    Its all a mix of wire feed and tig, depending on the part, and if I took it with me to work. But nothing special wire wise.
     
  10. SLAMIT
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    I like the radirs but I think the rivi wheels looked rad. way cool car. cant wait to see it come along
     
  11. Nads
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    from Hypocrisy

    Sweet build, I personally really dig the Rivi wheels.
     
  12. WQ59B
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    Another B-59er here- looks very good so far. I'll be watching... sucking up inspiration to get back to work on mine :

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  13. LUCIFR
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    from Seattle

    how about some bellflower pics gonna call you later to come pick up the chop!!oh yeah found a nice molded frame what you think??
     

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  14. fuzzy bunny
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    Ummm...Dude Yes! I'll post some pics tomorrow or friday.
     
  15. fuzzy bunny
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    Ok, so I didn't get awhole lot done last weekend, but heres what I've got.

    I got my piece of trunk seal are cut out of my foor door, now donor car, and trimed pretty close, just got a little more to do then weld it in.

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    One thing that has me motavated to whop ass on this thing this weekend though is this shitty old tube I got to make my bellflowers.

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  16. Century
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    Let's see those rear back brackets!
     
  17. duffman
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    Hope the build is going so well you forgot to take pictures!
    No Really, how's it coming along?
     
  18. fuzzy bunny
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    UPDATES!!! At long last I have updates. I got sidetracked at the beginning of summer when I saw the writing on the wall that there was no way I would have it anywhere close to done for Billetproof. So I worked on the vans interior and some runability issues through out the summer. I also got a not so Hamb friendly motorcycle project that ate up abuncha my time. Now I'm back on track. I've been working on getting my motor built, and have all of my parts. The block is at the machine shop and the recipricating assembly is off being balanced.

    I made a trip down to Oregon to get some wheel well arches and rear bumper stuff. I picked up a set of 60 rear bumpers, and had to shorten them and narrow them.

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    I bought a set of better, but still not good enough wheel well arches which gave me a good pattern to make new ones. heres a quick progression.

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  19. fuzzy bunny
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    Then I finished my rocker panel, and started the rest of the clean up of the rear quarter.

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    I forgot to take pictures of the wheel well all welded in before Por-15 but here it is with the trim on it.

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    I resanded down the quarter to get off all of the flash rust.

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    There was a little bit of that pitty black rust that doesn't like to come off under where the trim goes and in a couple of places where the car had been stripped and rattle can primed. I wire wheeled them out really good and then painted them with Por-15.

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  20. fuzzy bunny
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    I prepped it out the rest of the way, sanded the Por-15 and got the rear quarter, and rocker DP'd.

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    And for shits and giggles threw the door on.

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    Hopefully more updates tomorrow.
     
  21. This is a cool build. Subscribing.
     
  22. RickyRodder
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    :eek:WOW! Great fab skills. I love your car.
     
  23. duffman
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    NICE! glad to see you're back on point
     
  24. 64LeSabre455
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
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    from Adkins, Tx

    Where have I been? This is the first time I have seen this thread.
    I guess the Buick rallys are just on the car for shits and giggles, have you driven with them at all?
    Where did you get your bag cups from, and is the rear finished?
     
  25. This '59 will be a Killer Ride!
    Love the rear canted fins & headlights!
     
  26. Toner283
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
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    Cool Build. Working on a 59 Elky myself. Love the 59 GM lineup.
     
  27. Subscribed. Big Buick fan here. Be keeping an eye on this build. Looking good. Keep at it, I want to see it finished.
     
  28. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    This is a cool build, I love this body style. Your work is very excellent and you are on your way to owning every 59 Buick in town. Keep up the great work, you can do it! ~Sololobo~
     
  29. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Thanks guys I've got some more pictures and up dates but I'm having trouble uploading them (bad internet connection) I'll post more this weekend.
     
  30. poboyross
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    Man, this build is really somethin'. Masterful execution! :)
     

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