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...The Tuknukunskratch Two Door Build...

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

  1. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Nice build and great fabrication! Keep up the good work. Love this body style.
     
  2. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Alright heres a short update. I had work this week so I didn't get as much done. I finished up the trunk seal area in the rear, and started reworking the license plate opening.One of the biggest design f*ck its from GM was the rear license plate location. Its just a hole in the back center of the car, and I can't have that.

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    When the trunk is closed the trunk lid to rear body pannel gap is interupted.

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    So...time to fill it.

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    I took out the original license plate hinge, because it is huge and wont let the plate clear the new filler piece, and replaced it with a piece of piano hinge.

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    I welded the factory gas door bulkhead to the piano hinge, so I have a place to bolt the plate.

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    Then I made two side filler pieces to close in the gaps on the sides. I think it helped. I still have to make up the pieces to make the pannel flare when it gets to the plate.

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  3. RockyJr
    Joined: Feb 17, 2005
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    from Wichita KS

    excellent work
     
  4. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    There used to be a 4 door around here with a dually 4x4 chassis under it! Oh the horror!
     
  5. blitz
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
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    the metal work is spot on, i love it. your doing a good job a real good jod.
     
  6. 52twodoor
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
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    Excellent work so far. That body style just begs to be put on the ground. Can't wait to see more.
     
  7. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate all of the positive feed back.

    And a Duelly 59 buick??? Ahhhhhh!!!
     
  8. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Hey Folks here another short update.

    I got the passenger side door all lined up but the back door gap was terrible.

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    So the saga of welding, grinding and fileing begins. The trick is to not warp the shit out of the door. The first couple passes.

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    Several hours of welding and fileing later...

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    Then I got out the mud.

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    And while it was out I did the wheel well.

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    More later this week once I charge my camera.
     
  9. cobramerc
    Joined: Oct 31, 2010
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    Fantastic job can't wait to see the finished product
     
  10. Midwest Rodder
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Your work is great! Nice metalwork.
     
  11. 64LeSabre455
    Joined: Dec 29, 2007
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    from Adkins, Tx

    Any updates on this thing. Interested in seeing some more progress.
     
  12. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    fuzzy bunny
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    Why yes I do have some updates I'v just been lazy with the posting. Heres what I'v got for today.

    The is a bunch more cancer on the inside support of the hood than I originaly thought and I want to do something a little different with the hood so the first step was to pull out all of the inner structure.

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    About a zillion spot welds later...

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    Now time for the fun stuff. The rust repair can wait. Since I have have a few of these dam cars lying around I've grown tired of the big rib in the hood and want something different. so...

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    I put some little "L" braces in at the back to keep a little bit of the flop out.

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    Then began the filling.

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    There is a piece of dodge hood trim That I'm looking for. It almost looks like the inset shape in a 60 pontiac hood, kind of spear shaped. I have to find that before I can finish the hood but Ill update on the hood as I get more done.
     
  13. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    I got the jones to start on the roof and couldn't do it with glass and trim in place so it had to go.

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    I found a lot less cancer than I thought I would in the lower window channel which was nice.

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    Hopefully I'll have the roof prepped and ready shortly after I get back from GRNS.

    My motor is back from the machine shop and ready to be assembled. :D
    And I have a cart-o-dynaflow that I need to piece together into a working transmission. Wish me luck.

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  14. toolman1967
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    That is some nice work.....IMPRESSED!:D
     
  15. LIL.TIMMYUser Name
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    if i'm correct, theres an old service station in your town that looks like it closed for business one day & never re-opened, it's got that 70? dodge service truck parked inside and a bunch of neat other junk. you know the story? killer work on the car btw.:)
     
  16. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
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    from Auburn WA



    I would take that cart o dynaflow and push it off the egde of a very steep cliff.

    I hate those things with a passion. :mad:

    Ill have to stop by and check this thing out one of these days.
     
  17. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Thanks guys

    James D, where are you in germany?

    DynaFlash, when ever man Im almost always here.
     
  18. Chebby belair
    Joined: Apr 17, 2006
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    from Australia

    Nice work, thanks for sharing.
     
  19. krackerjack88
    Joined: Apr 6, 2008
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    from Fresno,Ca

    You do nice work. Keep it up. I wanna see more.
     
  20. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from Central Ky

    This is my first time seeing this thread,and I must say its the most interesting one Ive seen in a while,and Ive been on here a lot on my days off work since it started snowing about a month ago.
    My cousin owns a salvage yard and he crushed a pretty much rusted down 59 convertible a couple years ago even tho I tried to get him to save it for parts.
     
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  22. Awesome!

    More More More !!!

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  23. MIKE MACMATH
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
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    from tacoma, wa

    Hi, i saw your 59 buick on the journal, i really like what your doing with it. I recently brought home a lavender 59 electra and tryin to get it ready for billetproof also, i live in tacoma. We should exchange pics and let me know if you need any parts. Give ne a call and i will give you my email address if you are interested, be alot easier that way. Cool ride you got, mike
     
  24. MIKE MACMATH
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    from tacoma, wa

    Forgot to give you my number with the lavender 59. 253 414-2195
     
  25. MIKE MACMATH
    Joined: Feb 5, 2011
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    from tacoma, wa

    hey there, sent you a message, not sure if you got it or not. your car is lookin great. i have a 59 electra and tryin to get it ready for billetproof also. send me an email at mikelikes_it@yahoo.com. hope to hear from you!
     
  26. unclescooby
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    from indy

    lovin the roof tape...can't wait to see the paint...
     
  27. encswsm
    Joined: Oct 24, 2008
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    Nice. Damned thing looks lilke a rocket ship!!!
     
  28. fuzzy bunny
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
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    Hey guys heres a short update for ya.

    I got the roof stripped and all of the window channels cleaned out and Por-15'd. A little mud and some primmer and It will be time for shiny stuff!

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    Got the under side all cleaned up and painted.

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    Then sound dead'nd it to add a little regitity for block sanding.

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    And then more on the saga of the hood. I cut out most of the rust and the emblem holes and made a new panel that sofens the roll at the bottom of the hood. Then I started shrinking the shape out of the top. The Idea is to make the hood a little more stream lined and less like the front of a...buick...

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    Thats it for now. more soon.
     

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