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Hot Rods Well, that only took about ten years.......

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dennis D, Jun 24, 2018.

  1. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Moved the car under it's own power all the way to the end of the driveway and back today. No problems so far!:) Hopefully interior next month and then the front end parts and start driving it. D IMG_1298.JPG
     

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  2. Bandit Billy
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    Nothing feels quite like driving your own creation for the first time. She looks beautiful! Have fun shaking her out.
     
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  3. 19Fordy
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    Beautiful hot rod.
    Just think what the next 10 years will bring.:)
     
  4. Stogy
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    Congratulations Dennis...have fun...how could you not...;)
     
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  5. Petejoe
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    Time well spent. That thing is gorgeous.
     
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  6. F&J
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    mine was 10 years due to no funds and no dedicated permanent work area set aside in my shop...so often sat for 2 year spans with no work done.

    now....I cannot stop racking the miles up... even in snow and road salt...it got so addictive beyond my comprehension.


    BTW, that build would look great as is, OR with the front fenders... which certain cars can do.. nice job! ...Love that sbc motor's "looks" in the way that you dressed it up :)
     
  7. Good for you. To bad your driveway wasn't a Mile long. My turns coming I swear.
    The Wizzard
     
  8. AHotRod
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    Dennis, your Coupe is Stunning brother !!!
     
  9. wsdad
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    It looks really good!
     
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  10. TagMan
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    Be-yoo-ti-ful car !! Keep moving down to the end of MY driveway :D
     
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    Congratulations,looks like all the hard work payed off. HRP
     
  12. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Thanks all. Missed about a year working on it due to a bout with cancer. While I was laid up with chemo and radiation treatments, two REAL good friends came and got it and painted it for me. I have been after it pretty hard the last year. Looking forward to doing some traveling in it before long. Sad part is that several friends have passed without getting to ride in it like they wanted to. D
     
  13. belair
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    Good for you. Love the engine.
     
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  14. alwaysamopar
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    Wow soooo cool!! And 10 years? Who cares. ..you actually own a 5 window coupe. Can't get much better.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  15. alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

    Very nice, congrats!
    Mine took 15 years to get on the road.
     
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  16. chargin03
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    Great lookin car
     
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  17. winduptoy
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    Nice to have good friends like that.
    Working on a car is good therapy especially with outcome like that!
    Now around the block
     
  18. catdad49
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    Beautiful as is! How about taking us All for a ride. Congratulations.
     
  19. pwschuh
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    She's a beauty!
     
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  20. F&J
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    This is THE reason to go run the wheels off of it. I do, as I had a serious "time" last year.. now, I just gotta drive..a lot...Does NOT need to be trips to distant places, just find nice places around your area to use as a reason to get in it. That works great for me. I went out with mine after posting above here, knowing a band of bad storms were coming...who Frik'n cares LMAO!!
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    That really is unfortunate and I do know what you feel...but...the past no longer exists...the "now" is the only thing that is real. Enjoy it, ...for all the reasons you spoke of in your recent life's journey

    .
     
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  21. Enjoy the hell out of it. Looks Good!:cool:
     
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  22. jim snow
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    Very nice. Drive the wheels off it. Snowman
     
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  23. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - ya done good - amazing how fast time flies while working on a project - plus enters that nasty cancer stuff to try to knock you off the road
     
  24. hotcargo
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    beautiful car .......your a lucky man ..........enjoy


    cheers Steve in Oz
     
  25. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Congrats. Great hot rod. Got a front shot of it?
     
  26. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
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    Not a good one. One from inside the garage. Found another if I can load it.
     

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  27. Congratulations, great looking car
     
  28. GordonC
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    Congratulations! I guess the length of the driveway can count as your first drive!
     
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  29. F&J
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    it sure does count, .....after seeing an inanimate vehicle sitting in the shop for 10 long years.. that first drive is a "rush"

    .
     
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