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What Are You Doing With Your Ride This Weekend ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thenuke1, Mar 14, 2010.

  1. Butcher's Shop Customs
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 373

    Butcher's Shop Customs
    from Paducah KY

    Repainting the 54...


    Turned out pretty good, 'cept the cat jumped on the hood. It'll buff. Fenders, runners, grille, etc will be silver.
  2. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 781


    It was a good day.
    I roughed out the mounting for my clutch and brake pedals. I ended up bringing them down on the left side of the steering column so I have room for my go pedal. I'll have to off set the brake pedal a little to the right for easier access, but it's all good!

    I got the steering column mount roughed as well.

    I have a lot more tubing to run and finish welding after I sleep on the setup. I also may shorten the brake and clutch pedals (they come forward too much, but need the travel room going towards the firewall - the kickout for the pedal mounting is just too much).

    I also figured out my dash mounting - it's a '63 - '67 Vette dash shell - once in place, the center of the instrument hump was 2" to the left of center. A quick couple of cuts with the cut-off wheel gave me the clearance needed to re-center. I have a lot of work ahead of me to get the look I want (read as mesh and resin), but I think the end result will be killer.

    All in all, not a bad day in the garage!

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  3. Got the pedals mounted in the Galaxie and the dash and steering column back in, made a new shift knob for the roadster.
  4. marvbarrish
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
    Posts: 208

    from SoCal

    Mounted my 2 doors on my 38 Chevy coupe. More adjusting will be needed.
  5. FANTM58
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 406


    Finished stripping down an old Honda Odyssey ATV I found, Me and the boys are rebuilding it,The frame and roll cage are going to the powder coaters in the morning,Then get the motor over to the cycle shop for some advice !!!!
  6. wrayeugene49
    Joined: Jun 26, 2009
    Posts: 262

    from eugene,or

    well at 5:30 we realized timing pointer so we had to stop 'till tomorrow....headers are done.... coolant in.....just the distributor and timing......and.....put the 3 piece hood back on.....big pain !!!
    Pretty nervous about an untested lo miles crate motor.....hope it purrrrrssss !!!
  7. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,834

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    Tweeked on the steering box and took the 56' down the road to the Broiler for a burger.
  8. Kool49
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 297


    Trying to get this 49 fired up fpr the first time (for me) anyway. lol Just wanting to make sure the engine runs before i get any futher. Quick try but no fire ???
  9. Payaso
    Joined: Aug 19, 2009
    Posts: 251


    Family and I are 98% done with the of the cab (Flat White) is done...should be ready to spray the finish color within a week of two...

    Awesome Weekend!!
  10. AlbuqF-1
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 909

    from NM

    Enjoying having it on the road and running great! I took two loads of tree trimmings to the dump, and in the process got my truck weighed for free on the dump's brand new scales -- 3,040 empty. Who says flatheads are heavy?!

  11. Nick Flores
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,357

    Nick Flores

    I hacked these homemade side mounts out from under the hood of mine. The crappy welds holding them on were thicker then the frame...

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  12. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,237

    Hot Turkey

    I pounded on the coupe! Had a blast and raced anything I could. I love my hot rod!!!
  13. thenuke1
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 49


    awesome response to the thread ill bump only on thursdays and let the thread ride the weekend until the following thurs.
  14. jmon77
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 181

    from Tennessee

    Well, since the weekend is now over I'll fill you in on what I did. Planned on changing out the old headliner in my 53 truck. Didn't plan on about 20 years worth of mice nest falling in my lap with mummified mouse.:eek: NOT COOL AT ALL!
  15. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,677


    I've been extending and lowering the headlights and frenching studebaker bezels


    Unrounding some badly rounded corners on an old custom hood that came with another project, and has been hanging in my shed for years


    And narrowing the upper grill lip to better fit the new fender extensions


    Still a lot of work to do,---------hey, you asked:)
  16. thenuke1
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 49


    Friday morning bump !!!
  17. dw123
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 194


    Well this Sunday, we'll be at Krispy Kreme, Shannon Corner, New Malden, Surrey, KT3 4NA, for hot rods, coffee and doughnuts....'bout 30 minutes southwest out of London, 10 am onwards...
  18. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
    Posts: 2,658

    R Frederick
    from illinois

    Got the rear suspension puled out from under the bucket last night. Looks like a lot of grinding, sanding, and painting this weekend.
  19. gdub
    Joined: Sep 16, 2004
    Posts: 202


    Gonna continue tearing down the panel if the weather doesn't go to crap.

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  20. REM/Mo
    Joined: Feb 24, 2008
    Posts: 281

    from Missouri

    I plan to try to fire up the 324 for the first time and maybe do some more work on the frame and rear suspension.
    When I get the rear axle in place it will be time to build a drive shaft.
  21. Got any pictures Dave?
  22. Draggin wagon
    Joined: Oct 17, 2009
    Posts: 206

    Draggin wagon

    I hope to sale mine to buy my next one... Really want this 39 buick i ran across!!!! But if not, im sure ill find something to do with it...
  23. RatRoy
    Joined: Jul 9, 2008
    Posts: 373


    According to the weatherman my ride will be under 6" of snow....I hate winter.:mad:
  24. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 6,279


    Oil Change .........then a ride if it's fine


  25. Cruisin to the Church of The Holy Donut on Sunday morning :D

  26. Big Nick
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 847

    Big Nick

    I've been driving this daily for the last 2 weeks

    And taking this out to Jersey on Saturday
  27. cowboy.3d
    Joined: Mar 8, 2009
    Posts: 109

    from Austin TX

    Trying to fire my 239, after a new head gasket install and clean up.

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  28. Lumpster
    Joined: Apr 2, 2009
    Posts: 38


    Between drinkin' binges I plan on cutting out the tail pain on my 57 & RE-welding a bad and crooked weld job I did about a year ago...... during a drinking binge no doubt. If (BIG if) I can get that satisfactory, I'm gonna move on to figuring why the trunk isnt sitting right on one side. Funny thing is all this was on LAST weekends schedule after I fixed a simple horn problem...... which ended up sucking up the entire weekend! Ahhh.... old cars .... ya gotta love em!
  29. Today I'll lay a coat of hi-build primer on the cab of my 61 Apache and get ready for final block sanding, then maybe redo the steering box mount I fabbed for the Henry J gasser. I had a brain fart while building, kept the box clear of the oil pan, but left the bracket right in the way, doh!
  30. perk30
    Joined: Jun 22, 2009
    Posts: 321


    Have to bleed the brakes again. Took it for a ride yesterday and it's still a little mushy. Also want to do a little more body work while the weather's good.

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