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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,441

    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    I decided I needed to start an official build thread.

    I'm building a 60's era SHOW & GO car-
    built for the strip and built to show...

    Lots of chrome and candy paint with lots of functional go fast parts...

    I've been staging and working on getting back most of what I had before- been obsessed with buying back tools and I'm almost there- There is still a lot of stuff I'm trying to replace-

    I've been really happy lately.

    Its been two years since I've been able to do anything and all I wanna do is build in the garage-

    The only thing I haven't had a lot of is time... mainly because I'm working so much to fund everything... on top of that Danielle and I are getting MARRIED and were having a BABY! :)

    I just want to say that I hope that all of you guys that have helped me know that I think about you all the time when I'm in the garage. If it weren't for the hamb and my pals I wouldn't be this far along. I mean it... some days I'm just like HELL YEAH... and I SMILE really big-

    I've been posting progress on Instagram because its easy- but I decided Its rude I'm not posting progress here... so HERE IT GOES!! :) I hope I make all of you guys proud. :) I hope I inspire some people to build awesome stuff in their garage-

    Well I'm building... this roadster and a pickup- the pickup is in a different direction of what i was building before the fire but its something I cant get out of my system and just need to build! I'll post a thread for that too.

    Some days I really miss the shop.. but I don't dwell on it... it usually pushes me to work harder. I just want a place to create and right now thats my Garage-----> which I love.. a lot. Its just a two stall attached to our house... and believe it or not I print shirts in here too- Its like everything all packed in tight- and I build outside on our front slab- I have stuff everywhere haha-

    I don't care... I think its so rad.

    I remember Larry Alexander telling me stories of when they first started back in the day working in a shop with dirt floors and snow blowing in the cracks of the walls in their booth... I think about that a lot.


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    OK so attached pics---->

    You can see my setup- its like a big L shape in the garage-
    Most of the big tools took a while to jockey and get- but I got em.

    This summer I looked up an ad for a Hemi and ended up buying a fab table along with it- The table weighs as much as a full size Cadillac- its pretty awesome.

    I started out with a stock model a frame- I based everything off the frame that burned- which has since been recycled.

    Flattened the front cross member and have a 14" kickup in the back- roughly... pie cut the front frame up front-
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  2. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    IMG_2860.jpg I started to clean up my bones-

    32 bones- filing flat and using Corey's tapered bung ends with model a tie rod ends.
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    32 heavy axle which I still need to ship to get dropped...

    A perches I'm cutting and chroming-

    I posted a pic of my steering box- I'm going to mount it similar to how I had it before- I'll post more pics of this later- its late and I need to crash-
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    Posted a pic of my sandblaster because I have everything on WHEELS! It all rolls out on the slab when I need room in the garage-
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  3. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    IMG_3435.jpg I'm running a 37 ford x-member thats been pie cut to fit the a rails-
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    I saved some stuff from the fire- like motor mounts- the hurst lasalle conversion kit- everything cleans up pretty good-
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    and a shot of my roadster body!
     
  4. Been watching on Instagram, but I'll watch here too.

    Looking good!
     
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  5. fleet-master
    Joined: Sep 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,759

    fleet-master
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    whats instagram? glad to see your build here Tuck! Sounds like its gona be killer
     
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  6. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,441

    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

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    ha- its this app where you can post pics and make them look old- and share them with your friends.
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    Its like facebook without the BOOK-

    :)

    I made my own boxing plates out of some punch press steel I got from Daka- cut them on the band saw-
     
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  7. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    I'm in, still working on my LLL degree (Learning,Learning,Learning).
     
  8. bcarlson
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
    Posts: 935

    bcarlson
    Member

    Nice Tuck! Glad to see you're building again!

    -Ben

    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
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  9. Tuck, good to see you back at it again. Will be follwing along.
     
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  10. Littleman
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,605

    Littleman
    Alliance Member
    from OHIO, USA

    The only thing I haven't had a lot of is time... mainly because I'm working so much to fund everything... on top of that Danielle and I are getting MARRIED and were having a BABY! :)


    Tuck................very very happy for you...Congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  11. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
    Posts: 2,117

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    Member Emeritus

    Go Man go!
     
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  12. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 17,381

    Roothawg
    Member

    Cngrats Tuck. I'll be following this closely.
     
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  13. Wowcars
    Joined: May 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,020

    Wowcars
    Member

    You ARE alive.
     
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  14. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    Malcolm
    Member
    from Nebraska

    Congrats on the baby and engagement, Jeff!

    It's great to see you back working on a roadster project. Best of luck and I'll be following along.


    Malcolm
     
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  15. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    3wLarry
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    from Owasso, Ok

    wonder if he's still sleepin?
     
  16. Congrats tuck!
     
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  17. Junk Hunter
    Joined: Feb 1, 2010
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    Junk Hunter
    Member
    from The Ozarks

    DSCN0215.JPG I've often wondered if I would ever see that little roadster again. Real glad to see you back at it. Congrats on the marriage and little one!
     
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  18. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    TexasSpeed
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    Yeah, buddy!! Congrats!


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  19. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
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    NoSurf
    Member

    Congratulations Man.

    Good on you brothah!
     
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  20. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Thanks guys! Seriously-

    I'm really excited- about the wedding and the baby- we were trying for over a year- started to think there was something wrong and it might not happen... but it is happening- and now it just makes the future seem that much more awesome- We both feel lucky/blessed-

    :) I had to get up early- block sanding a T roadster today at Perrys- then I'm back to workshops and teaching starting Tomorrow!

    I keep looking at that mags and white wall threads and smiling... because I'll be running mags and white walls-
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    although I would argue its a show car so I get a free pass- because thats what I see in the little books and I can't wait to mount these Hurst Slicks Cody and his dad capped for me on the vintage ET 5 spokes I found-

    I picked up a couple polishing cones at IOLA that fit this German porting machine- (im not sure of the correct name for it) its like an industrial die grinder with a flex cable- so I'm gonna restore the ET's before I mount the tires.

    I have 5.60 15's up front- firestones-
     
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  21. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    awesome pic ;-)
     
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  22. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    Nice.

    If I may... get as much done as you possibly can in the next nine months or so. It's all going to rule, but you will look back and be absolutely dumbfounded at the amount of "free time" you had before.
     
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  23. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    I was hoping i'd see the return of those mags and cheater slicks!! I drooled over them when you had them mounts a year or two ago.
     
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  24. JeffreyJames
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    And congrats on the BABY!!! IT's the best thing you'll ever be/do/have. Kids rule.
     
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  25. farmer12
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
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    Great to hear you're getting married and having a baby, congrats! Now get busy on the car before time runs out.
     
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  26. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
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    Haha...I'll second that. My son just started high school and my daughter is in the 4th grade. I think we have had some school, sports, 4-H, etc event every night and weekend for the last 10 years...;)

    Neal
     
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  27. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    hiboy32
    Member
    from Omaha, NE

    Wow, congrats.
     
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  28. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
    Editor

    Good stuff man, congratulations!
     
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  29. general gow
    Joined: Feb 5, 2003
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    general gow
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    Tuck's gonna be a dad. A kid is the best thing you can ever build.

    Hot rods rule. Kids are better.
     
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  30. Tuck
    Joined: May 14, 2001
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    Tuck
    Tech Editor
    from MINNESOTA
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    Thank you :) :)

    I've been preparing for this- trust me- its either now or never. I often wondered if I would meet the right girl... out of nowhere- she hit me like a frying pan :) Literally... thats what it was like.

    Things are gonna get rad.

    I'm gonna do this stuff till I'm 90 and whats cool is all these tools that I'm getting are old industrial tools that won't wear out in my life time- or our kids... so if cars are something they're interested in... awesome- if not... no big deal- I hope they find their own path my job is to protect, facilitate and guide- :)

    Mean time... Its ON- I have some awesome ideas for this car.
     
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