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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Daniels Auto Repair, Jul 9, 2016.

  1. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    I welded the rear fenders. Onto this '47 Ford coupe. I will weld a strip over the top to minimize filler on the front 3/4 of the seam. Its starting to look like a custom! I'll do a build thread on this car soon.
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  2. b-bob
    Joined: Nov 4, 2008
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    My budget doesn't allow for a pro paint job on my 51 Chevy p.u., so i thought i would just do it myself with flat tinted primer. That way people wouldn't look too close at the prep job. Went down to my local paint store to get some flatner for some paint i already have. Was shocked when i was told the flatner was $95 a a quart, and i needed a quart of flatner for every quart of paint! So that is $400 for a gallon of paint! Can't do that, so went down to a painter i know who paints cars on the side at at home. I would rather spend the money on labour , and have a pro do it instead. I know he will treat me right.
     
  3. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    23CA7A88-0A1A-4113-B986-33A068AEE714.jpeg D9410000-802E-43E6-B48A-D14220BC301C.jpeg Modified key with 2 dog rabbies tags and panel bond. The keys today with off the shelf ignition switch have no character.
     
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  4. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
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    I took a nap. Twice. Still tired, after all that..
     
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  5. Today I found out that if you use ARP head bolts on a BBC engine then the cast iron exhaust manifolds will have to have clearances ground into them because the ARP bolt heads stick up higher than the oem head bolts. So I spent the entire day grinding and fitting and grinding and fitting exhaust manifolds. This was on the Corvette exhaust manifolds, I don't know about other models.
     
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  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Didn’t do all this in one day, but moved my lift to another location in the shop. Wanted to move it intact, thinking not disassembling would be less work. Well, it probably was more man hours doing it this way, but it was satisfying to do it nonetheless. :)

    (Sequence of pics is off. The first (top left) pic should be the fourth

    Ray


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  7. FYI, they make a thin head version. Ran into the same problem with headers. No I don't have a part # and had to call and talk to them to find out a cure.
     
  8. I wish they would have made this common knowledge. I would have used oem bolts if I had known this.
     
  9. Yesterday I had to tighten one of the exhaust flanges on my Ford to quiet it down, did it cold and worked from under the hood... off to the gym... seems like I'm most likely to get FUBARed going to the gym...

    Anyway, heading out and wanted to get gas on the way, car has a dead miss. Knocked a plug wire off it seems, pull over, scorch my hand on the manifold, close the hood and put it away, fixed it later when it was cool. After dinner... go for a ride, it was a nice night. Get home, one of my low beams is out, the bright doesn't work on that side, hope its just the bulb, will swap them side for side or put a tester on the socket. Fix one thing, break 2 others...
     
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  10. FINALLY got enough cash to order my new wheel cylinders for my 1931 Dodge Brothers coupe. Should get them soon and be on the road again.
     
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  11. Pinstriper40
    Joined: Sep 24, 2007
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    I moulded in the rear pan and filled the fuel filler hole on the fender of this '47 Ford coupe. Fun stuff!
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  12. 2nd degree burn on my left hand has finally blistered, doesn't hurt much considering the size. Replaced the low beam on my '59 Ford, went to local chain store... $16.99.. oooffff.. but there was something rattling around in the box. Got home, opened it and found a nice toggle switch inside of it. AND the light worked.
     
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  13. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Gathered up 10 of my buds to do a car show at the old folks home where my Mother in law lives. The Residents really enjoyed it and it was fun listening to the stories of the cars they had owned. Packed up around 1:00 and went to the shop to work on the OT drag week L* engine . Fired on first crank. :D Good day in my book.
     
  14. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    Moving my frame bench to a better location in the shop

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  15. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
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    from SW Wyoming

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  16. bymanr
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 52

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    IMG_9165.JPG Finished up mods to HF bead roller, Eastwood power unit, return springs and old window crank for adjusting. One man operation now!
     
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  17. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
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    94FFF5A1-EB20-4C4B-A24B-D8FB4F23E512.jpeg Went to the nhra drags in St. Louis.
     
  18. Covered my front seat with a Mexican type blanket, the seat was getting worse. I have to take a picture or 2. Crawled under and tightened my exhaust on 1 side, may have to replace a plug wire.. have to stagger out in a bit. Supposed to go to a car show off the ocean, but VERY overcast here so far.
     
  19. 39WILLZ
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
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    Chopped the top on a 34 Tudor image.jpg
     
  20. Fitted the seats and harnesses to my Modified. Harnesses are from an armoured personnel carrier. IMG_20180923_161638255.jpeg IMG_20180923_161705319.jpeg IMG_20180923_161659762.jpeg

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  21. My crusty coupe got to hang around by the fabulous Astorian at my kid's annual party.
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  22. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    Attended a celebration of life for a very close friend.
     
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  23. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
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    Went and picked this up yesterday 20180923_151208.jpg 20180923_163627.jpg 20180923_163645.jpg
     
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  24. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
    Posts: 33

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    from Tulare, CA

    Got the rain gutters in the trunk of my model a installed and welded. Now to fit the trunk and hinges in.


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  25. PHIL COOPY
    Joined: Jul 20, 2016
    Posts: 409

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    Rod building interference.....
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  26. I scraped flaky chrome on these 15x4's in preparation for sandblasting and powdercoating. 20180927_155619.jpg
     
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  27. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
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    Fixed what I thought was a pressure plate issue on my 37 Chevy but was a loose jamb nut on the adjuster.
     
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  28. RoddyB34
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 539

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    17A80563-1463-4757-9DFA-467CBAFBD1BB.jpeg 5FA26A4B-C3EF-454B-B012-9E75BFB9D92B.jpeg Fired up our mercruiser converted A coupe ,,used a “temporary “radiator ,we ran the regrouned cam in ,runs nice ,,was interesting to see how the thermostat worked allowing small amounts of water through until it reached its temperature,,
     
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  29. Checked out the pictures of my F-1 going through the paint process, should be ready next weekend (800 mile round trip). It's been an on again off again project since 1991. IMG_0350.JPG
     
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  30. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
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    Got up at 0dark thirty and drove up to Don Longs shop in Gardena to buy his big ass 17" LeBlond lathe. While we were there got to check out the last dragster chassis to be built in his shop:cool: Good day in my book...
     
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