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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nick28, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    nick28
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    from Kentucky

    Lots of updates and pictures throughout>>>

    This is my first "hotrod", I still have a long way to go but figured I could put up some of my progress to date.

    I purchased this car as a "lost interest" project, it had already been chopped, which definitely need some work. Otherwise the body is pretty solid.

    28 Coupe, 350(lt1) SBC, camaro t5 tranny, 8" Ford rear

    Bringing it home:
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    Parts...Thanks to Eric and the Hamb Alliance for all the great deals.
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    Engine....blah....really like to have a cool old school mill, but I had this laying around so it was handy
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    Wheels/Tires: 30's Plymouth/Dodge Wheels, Firestone WW's
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    Frame: Riley Automotive sweep
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    Split Bones:
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    Some progress:
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    Today:
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    So, questions, comments, tips, etc, let me know whatcha think.......
     
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  2. Looks like you are off to a great start, keep up the good work
     
  3. hvychvy
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    Looks very nice,love the stance.Just a thought.I channeled mine usung 2x4 tubing laid on its side,along the inside 90 of the subrail,welded top and bottom.I then used .75 '' square tubing for my cross runners.worked out great.Didn't look like you had a whole lot done on the floor yet,and thought I'd run it by ya.Here's some crappy pics,maybe you can get the idea.Lookin killer though!!!Keep us posted.:)
     

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  4. scrap metal 48
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    Great start. I love those wheels......
     
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  5. colorado kid
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    looking really good keep up the good work
     
  6. Looks good. Tell the truth, you been sitting in it making motor noises?
     
  7. Still Runnin
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    look like a nice ride to be!
     
  8. nick28
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    nick28
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    from Kentucky

    Of course, I cant hardly wait.


    Thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  9. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    Nick, I'm liking this one a LOT! How much has it been chopped 5'' perhaps?I look forward to more up-dates.

    Nick.
     
  10. HOT ROD BILL
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
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    Great setup front and rear. Looks like you did some homework. Keep posting and don't let this bad ass sit, work, work , work.
     
  11. pompadour
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    Looks like your moving on very well! I would like to see some detail shots wen you do the floors too
     
  12. nick28
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    I would assume at least 5", its tight in there!
     
  13. Mark H
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    Look forward to seeing this one come together,subscribed.
    You're off to a great start,keep us posted!:)
    Mark
     
  14. Jman1976
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    Looks good man. Who made those headers? What size tires are you using front and rear?
    Thanks,
    Jackson
     
  15. Hot Turkey
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  16. pecker head
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    Nice project ! I dig 28's !
     
  17. nick28
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    I got the headers from "saltflatmatt" hes a vendor here,
    Tires are 600-16 front & 750-16 rear
     
  18. panhead_pete
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    Looking great mate and rather similar to what I have started, looks like we might be swapping ideas soon :)
     
  19. Jman1976
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    Thanks nick,
    One more question where did you get the brackets that the bones bolt to on the frame?
    Thanks,
    Jackson
     
  20. nick28
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    Those are the Chassis Eng. split wishbone kit, they may sell just the bracket alone I'm not sure, I got them through Eric @ Riley automotive
     
  21. Anderhart Speed
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    Nice looking car! I like the stance, just right!
     
  22. moon man
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    nice start ,, great stance and wheels are sweet.......
     
  23. VAPHEAD
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    Nick,lookin' good !

    when you start your floor,keep in mind the ladder bars.
    You'll want a little hump near the bottom of the Z.
    I flat floor can cause clearence issue there.when the rear suspension is fully compressed.

    Keep taking pictures,love seeing projects coming together.
    eriC
     
  24. Dreddybear
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    I had to go in the garage and make sure I wasn't missing anything!!

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  25. holeshot
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    holly crapers NICK...is it going to be a front wheel drive side winder? just messing with you man. the picture made me do it! HA! looks like your on the way yo a nice coupe.got all the good parts, whats not to like! good luck with your build, and please keep those pics. flowing. call me POP...or the old FART!
     
  26. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    Your build has given me some inspiration, what can I say??
    How is yours coming along BTW?

    thanks for the kind words guys!
     
  27. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
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    Great start Nick, just stay it and don't give up.
     
  28. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Comin great! I have to say, you have EXCELLENT taste. There are not enough 28/29's out there, yours is shaping up very nicely:D.

    Do you have a rocker patch for your drivers quarter yet? I have an extra one I can send you...
     
  29. nick28
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    I do have the patches, thanks for the offer though :cool:
     
  30. shooter54
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    cool man. keep the pics coming.
     

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