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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
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    I stated putting the '36 "Fordillac" together today. I had a ball, and made good progress. Didn't scratch, dent, gouge, break or drop anything, a first for me putting a car together. Only problem I ran into was that one of the headlight rings is sprung a little and won't seat properly onto the bucket with the lens in, and the spring clamp retainers were wasted. I made stainless tabs, riveted one to the ring, and one to bucket drilled and tapped for an 8-24 machine screw instead. Works.

    I guess that 300 dollar body was worth it after all.
     

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  2. BIGREDTODD
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    Awesome man...congratulations!

    You do realize that you're going to have to assemble all your pictures into a build thread now, right?
     
  3. Special Ed
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  4. kookee
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
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    Congrats on getting it "closer"! That looks great!!! Very nice color choice!

    Hope to see it in person sometime!
     

  5. flynbrian48
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    LOL, that'll take almost as long as building the car did!
     
  6. Royalshifter
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    That is coming out very nice.
     
  7. Bilko-1949
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
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    Brian, it sure is looking great! Cant wait to see it on all fours in the sunlight. Keep up the good work.
     
  8. been keepin an eye on this. love the colour, really suits the car. great work!
     
  9. I have been watching this build for a long time as well, very impressive and very different - itching to drive it yet? :D
     
  10. So weird... I have to agree with you... Very refreshing pre-war custom!!!
     
  11. pacemaker
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    Right at the top of my list too. Love the fenders. Looks to be a hoot to drive
     
  12. 40 HP
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    Really nice. Keep us updated.
     
  13. BIGREDTODD
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    Yeah, but you can edit out things that happened like turning the primer to jelly...actually handy to post a build thread after the car is nearly done...then everyone thinks your a rockstar, and a crazy-quick fabricator!:D

    All kidding aside...really coming together into something cool and different, which is getting harder to accomplish as time goes by...

    BRT
     
  14. J Man
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    from Angola, IN

  15. dytryen
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    Great set-up and color....ROCK'N !
     
  16. bonesy
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    Looks great - love the green.
     
  17. Squablow
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    I like it. I didn't really understand what it was supposed to look like with the roofless sedan body but now that I see it in paint and assembled I like it a lot.
     
  18. that is one of the coolest rods i have ever seen.. i'm diggin the green along with the rest of ya.. congrats man
     
  19. squigy
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    Wow wow wow!!!!!
    That color is really really great!!!
    a fenderless 36 you pulled it off cant wait to see pics out of the garage.
     
  20. flynbrian48
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    I just came in from about a half hour of setting in a lawn chair in the shop, drinking a glass of wine and admiring my work. Thanks guys, I appreciated the compliments! (It's not really a custom tho!) I can hardly wait to see it outside, with the aluminum interior in and top on!
     
  21. Malcolm
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    Looking better every day! :cool:

    Way to go, man.



    Malcolm
     
  22. Midwest Rodder
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    Thats bitchin! I really like the way it is turning out.
     
  23. Silent_Orchestra
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    Wow...Very nice. I've been watching the progress for awhile and I really like it.

    On another note, I was searching through my stack of R&C mags looking for something, and saw a car in the letters section very similar to yours, it was being built by some desparado named Brian...Which I know wasn't you because your name is Flynbrian48... Anyways you should send them a letter with your car all prettied up.
     
  24. Racrdad
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    Definately cool different build. Nice!
     
  25. lakester47
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    Very nice, great job and it's really different, just like BIGREDTODD said, that's getting harder to do everyday. Congratulations.
     
  26. Steve-Cook
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    from Garner, NC

    very nice
    great job
     
  27. Sparkswillfly
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    from Colorado

  28. m.k.bench
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    To say it's the coolest thing i've ever seen ... a bit of a stretch... however; nice concept and execution of vision though. :cool:
     
  29. greasemunkey
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    from katy, TX

    looks good... great job!
     
  30. rodncustom
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    Which Green did you go with?
     

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