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Projects Unearthing a StAr DeStroyer! 1931 Coupe w/394 olds-

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tuck, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. UNSHINED 2
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    Man, I don't know what a I like more, your hot rods or the pics you take of them. But seriously, really cool stuff.
     
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  2. falcongeorge
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    those were a Rickman trademark in the old days. I like them too. I heard a story somewhere about him accidentally dropping a strobe flash off a stepladder into a swimming pool during a photo shoot and causing a major spark show.:eek::confused:
     
  3. Runnin shine
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    Hope all is well in Tucktown? I figure kids aren't back in school just yet and unless you or the loved ones were sick over the holiday, you got something done?


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  4. Unless I'm mistaken, his wife recently gave birth to their second... ;)
     
  5. The37Kid
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    What a great story and build, I often wonder why I miss posts like this, glad I finally found it. Bob
     
  6. I love this shot
     
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  7. Tim
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    That and hes working on at least three cars at a time, I'm sure he's picking away at something but it might be on the truck, the coupe, the roadster, the vert, the...... you get it. Busy dude ;)
     
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  8. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    ALMOST THERE- No baby yet- were on watch right now could come today :) :) excited to meet this one- no idea if its a boy or a girl yet.

    Over break we were "nesting" getting everything ready for the baby- I don't have heat in the shop right now (this should change in a month long story) but I have been working on polishing stuff for my pickup and plan to change our little wood room in the basement into a polishing room.

    I did get some vintage aluminum headlight stands for the coupe and think I have some headlights lined up.
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    Star Destroyer chassis on the left- I plan to get the chassis on the table soon. I'm still mulling over how I will setup the rear suspension its getting a big olds rear like the roadster chassis in the middle... but the chassis will be shorter than stock- 101" or so like a bulldog with a little engine setback... Not long before I took this picture this whole shop was flooded due to the roofing crew leaving loose ends over a weekend of torrential rain...

    I haven't been in the shop as I had planned since I started teaching due to the cleanup that ensued.... it was heartbreaking, flooded off an on for a month... and then the subsequent problems with the boiler. Were putting two gas fired units in over the next couple weeks so things might change.
    Its frosty in the shop right now-
    Tuck
     

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  9. JohnJoyo
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    Looks great Tuck. Your shop looks good too!
     
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  10. Runnin shine
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    Wow that's more of a "pop by" update than I hoped for Tuck.
    Best of luck with the old school baby suprise.
    I hadn't forgot about the flooding. I just assumed with you being the super motivated artist that you are that all would be settled and done, go wood room!
    I like the doodles on the backing plate and of course your usual caliber pics.
    Thanks.



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  11. :) I keep forgetting you're building anything. I frequently visit for the photography "ohs and ahs". Man do they look good !
     
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  12. vetteguy402
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  13. with or without water on the floor, that is a great looking shop Tuck!
     
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  14. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Thanks guys! :) Really lucky to have such a rad space to work in.

    When I was growing up my mom and dad divorced and my mom ended up dating an Agriculture Teacher- He used to use the shop at the high school all to time to make stuff... we would make wear rods for the snowmobiles or anything he wanted really. Then one day he retired and didn't have any of the tools he was using at the school and had to start from scratch. I decided early on I just wanted a shop no matter what I did for a profession... so when the old shop burned and this place was available I jumped on it.

    For me its always been the process or the building part of it that I loved the most... probably why I keep myself busy with so many projects- and the fact that busy hands keep you from going crazy... which I would If I didn't have a place to create.

    It got me thinking about the time or money thing when you're younger right... you have all this time and dream of doing this stuff but don't have the money. You work your ass off ... you get it- and then Time ends up being the coveted resource that you don't have enough of.
    Crazy...
    but in regards to time... one of the nice things about the shop is that when I need to get a project done like make ramps for my car trailer or put wheel bearings in my wifes car its in and out and I can get it done in "no-time" :)

    no baby yet... getting so close- she was timing contractions last night and then they stopped. :)

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  15. Tuck
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    IMG_2974.JPG These are all the pics I could find of "Rackety Boom" -
    The car still lives somewhere and is getting restored from what I read in old posts...

    Anyone know what those quad headlights are off from? This car has seriously infected my brain...
     

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  16. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Oh... and we have a BABY GIRL, we named her Winter! :) so Winter and Maple it is...


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  17. The headlights appear to be made from '60 Cadillac tail lights.
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  18. Look at all that chrome running gear!
    What a good life you have. Congratulations man.
     
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  19. Wow, what a nice family......you are living the good life! Congrats on the new little girl.
     
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  20. bowie
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    Congrats on your new addition !
     
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  21. J. A. Miller
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    Congratulations!!
     
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  22. Awesome tuck! Congrats on the little one!
     
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  23. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Here's a couple quick and dirty shots of some coupe fenders I'm gonna slice up- I may get more aggressive but for now I'm gonna lean towards bobbed rears with the cycle fenders up front-

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    Loaded up the olds rear to bring to the shop too- this is out of the 64 olds.

    The plan is to prune everything off the rear and convert the back to 12" backing plates with buick finned drums just like I did with the roadster. [​IMG]
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  24. AHotRod
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    I love the 'body-running-downhill' style ..... have you seen Ron Funkhousers Coupe? Gives me goose-bumps everytime I look at it .... Screams Cool !
     
  25. pumpman
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    Tuck, Kudo's on the new family member! Now you have to update your avatar. Love your work.
     
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  26. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    Haven't seen it have a link or pics?? (-;


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  27. Old-Soul
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    Always forget to swing in and check here so I added you on the 'gram.

    Keep on keeping on!
     
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  28. Tuck
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    Tuck
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    1. Early Hemi Tech

    What's your username on IG?


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  29. AHotRod
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    This is Ron's Coupe Tuck
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  30. Old-Soul
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