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

  1. xhotrodder
    Joined: Jul 2, 2009
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    Do you hear that? It's the sound of envy. Nice coupe man.
     
  2. GZ
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
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    GZ
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    from Detroit

    Here's my 1931 Banger A Coupe. Just got the new shoes on it....
     

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  3. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    ^^^^^^^^^^That thing is cool!^^^^^^^^^^
     
  4. Looking good !! I've heard of that EriC Cat before >>>>.
     
  5. 35mastr
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
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    from Norcal

    Great progress.
     
  6. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    from Kentucky

    Cool car:cool:

    Thanks guys!:)
     
  7. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
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    from Scotland

    Great work,Nick!
    I like the headlamp placement.
    Mark.
     
  8. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    from Kentucky


    Thanks!

    A little more work this week:

    Finished cleaning up the chop on the grille shell
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    Got the grille shell "side" cut out and mounted the shell:
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  9. Hotrob
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    from DFW, TX

    The grille looks great. Did you buy a shortened insert? How much did you take out of the grille shell?
    Looks great, I am about to do the same on mine.

    How about some detail shots on how you cut down the sides and mounted the shell?
     
  10. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    from Kentucky


    Thanks!

    The insert is 2.5" shorter, the shell was chopped 2.5" and then notched on the sides to get it to ride height.

    I have some other pictures I'll try to get up later.
     
  11. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
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    Mark H
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    from Scotland

    Looking great,Nick.Looks evil in the head-on shot!
     
  12. nick28
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    from Kentucky

    Well it has been sometime since my last update and while there is not a ton of things to share there is still a lot of work going on......
    Basically the past 2 months has consisted of getting the body/chassis tore back apart, for blasting, painting(frame), etc.
    Heres a few pics of whats been going on:

    Last shot before the disassembly:
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    Body to frame mounts I made from(or shall I say welded together from some gussets/plates):
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    Gas tank (extended model t tank from the Hotrod Co.)
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    Braille Battery and Mount:
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    Engine Painted: Ive since painted the heads/balancer, timing cover etc the same color, looks much better:
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    Frame painting:
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    Rearend:
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    Body Blasted:
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    I had to replace the roof panels over the doors, they dont make coupe repops so I go the ones for the tudor sedan. These are really well made, in Denmark I believe. Anyhow Paul(Dreddybear) has already done this and gave me a great diagram to follow on what modifications need to be done.(Almost made it easy for an amateur like myself) Here is my progress so far on them:
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    So....still have tons to do, Im working on getting the patch panels in this week and hopefully get the body in primer and start some body work. Painting all the suspension pieces this weekend. The frame outta be ready to roll again by mid next week.
     
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  13. willie57
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    from wisconsin

    looks great very nice work thanks for the information. I have a 28 in my garage and am watching this thread with great interest.
     
  14. nick28
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    from Kentucky


    thanks!
     
  15. Mark H
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    Mark H
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    from Scotland

    Great progress Nick,looks killer!
    Mark.
     
  16. panhead_pete
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    Hey Nick Im glad Im subscribed to this build and seeing you put in things like the driveshaft loop.

    With the bar under the dash where you have hung your breaks etc how have you got around sliding the cowl over it seeing how its a lot narrower at the bottom then the top? Or are you assembling the body piece by piece when its done?
     
  17. nick28
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    from Kentucky


    I can just slide the cowl into place with the body sitting on the frame. I have to slightly lift the front of the body to do it. After its in paint I'm gonna have to find some creative ideas to slide it in without scratching something. I do plan to assembly the cowl top/panels/and firewall with bolts.
     
  18. 60'shotrod
    Joined: Nov 18, 2007
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    Nick, Lookin' GREAT Man,the stance is spot-on!

    Nick.
     
  19. Tin Can
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    Car is looking killer.
     
  20. fiftyv8
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    fiftyv8
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    from CO & WA

    Great work, well done.
     
  21. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    from Kentucky

    Thanks guys, I'm trying to keep the motivation to get this thing together before August. I have my first little one due Aug. 4th. I wanna have the first drive before then!?
     
  22. Looks Great Man! When you get it together give me a call and we will roll out together!
     
  23. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
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    This is a nice build. I have one question though.Do you have enough clearance between the rear floor brace and the driveshaft? It might just be the picture or my bad eyes but it look's awfully close.
     
  24. Tommy R
    Joined: May 18, 2004
    Posts: 717

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    Nice build, Nick! As someone already mentioned, I love how the radius of the trunk lid follows the line of the rear tires. Are you planning on an elec. fan? And congrats on the young'n. :)
     
  25. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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    Keep the updates coming please
     
  26. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    This is awesome! Great work!
     
  27. nick28
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
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    from Kentucky

    Thanks, for the kind words guys....I've had a little hiccup in the plans as I am awaiting the arrival of my little girl about a month early. She will be here this morning sometime, so the hotrod will be on hold for a little while.
     
  28. Nick, lookin' great , you have come a long way ,,,,,,
     
  29. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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    Congratulations dude!
     
  30. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
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    Mark H
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    from Scotland

    X2!
    Hope all goes well.
    Mark.
     

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