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

  1. gearhead1600
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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    Ok lot happed pertaining what did I do today
    Should include some days before
    Delivered the desk to the grandson and I worried for nothing , he loved it
    And second , I unearthed a car I stashed away in the garage 9 yrs ago , [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Kinda like a garage find I guess?
    And today I went to the Gassah Guys meet and saw some quick racing and great cars [​IMG]
    This was one of my favorites
    So it all in all has been some great days all together!



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  2. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
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    Walked into my garage and walked back out...
     
  3. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,505

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    Went to a small show . Only one i liked. IMG_2132.JPG IMG_2135.JPG
     
  4. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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    Narrowing a 8.8 Ford rear end. Was putting it back together before welding and lost one of those damn axle retainers. Don't have a clue were it went, one minute it was there and the next it was gone. Spent 3 hours looking into that case and I cannot find it. Don't mind losing the retainer but with my luck it is setting in there and will come loose and tear everything up.
     
  5. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
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    gearhead1600, Man I just bet that Sprite with a Small Block was one hand full. You just have to rebuild that little guy.
     
  6. Gearhead1600 , cool little bugeye :cool:. Snow tires on all 4 wheels . 4x4 for more traction :eek::rolleyes::D
     
  7. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
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    X-cpe

    Back in the early 60's Hot Rod Magazine featured a bug eye with a SBC. That photo of the left front wheel shows their self lightening option. Last one I owned had B60-13s on 6" Vega wheels and you had to roll up your pants to drive it in the rain.
     
  8. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
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    Worked on a new welding cart for my new TIG and plasma cutter. $30 for casters and wheels and some steel I had laying around in the way. Got more to do to finish up but it's time to call it a day. 20190518_133234.jpg 20190519_142106.jpg 20190519_163101.jpg 20190519_164336.jpg
     
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  9. gearhead1600
    Joined: Feb 14, 2007
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    Haven’t had much time behind the wheel of the sprite but I can tell you it gets awful light on the steering when you in it
    It was to be scraped when I found it minus the motor
    Lots on my plate but hoping to get to it , we shall see



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  10. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    Watched my Grandson race with his fellow Cub Scouts in down hill carts DSCF1021.JPG

    They came in second place, but we get to keep and update the cart for next year.:)
    .
     
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  11. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
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    Radiator, fan and pulleys, and hood hinges cleaned up and installed today.

    Ground the rest of the plug welds inside the cab from welding in the new cab mounts. Floor is ready for prime and paint.... 20190519_155142.jpg 20190519_155258.jpg
     
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  12. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    The weekend was a washout but I made good use of the time. My OT Hot Rod had been sadly neglected during my truck build, all of the maintenance and repairs are done and it's time to get it detailed out for Mopars in the Park. There's no shortcuts working on a black car...

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    Hopefully the photo is appropriate. If not, then please delete it.
     
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  13. I mapped out and hung some letters, then gave the t-bucket and Harley their spring baths. 20190519_150025.jpg 20150905_110927.jpg
     
  14. David Gersic
    Joined: Feb 15, 2015
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    from DeKalb, IL

    Yesterday was the Hot Rod 100. Today, between storms, washed the car, and SWMBO’s car, getting ready for next weekend’s cruise that a friend organizes every year. Grilled up some steaks and sweet potatoes for dinner. Now enjoying a Bourbon County Stout for desert.


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  15. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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  16. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    Dug out some more junk, I mean rare auto parts and related collectables, for the Springfield, Ohio swap meet next weekend. Washed a bunch of 50's and 60's wheel covers to take along too. For some reason there seems to be more stuff and it gets heavier to load every year:eek:
     
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  17. lumpy 63
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    Got up early , drove almost to the border to buy a Late 80s chevy truck bench seat that was pulled from a city vehicle when it was new . The seller wasn't BS ing it was perfect and been in dry storage for years:D It will make an awesome replacement for the one in my daily 56 pu as the current one is broke down ...even have fresh Mexican blankets to wrap it with. After that went to shop and assembled a Muncie M20 for a one owner 67 El Camino 350hp 327..Good day in my book.
     
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  18. Thank you, got a few miles on each during the "air dry" process after the wipe downs, now I'm an aching mess..lol
     
  19. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    Lumpy, do you ever slow down?:D
     
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  20. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Good for you and your guys. It could get habit forming! LOL
     
  21. 4 pedals
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
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    from Nor Cal

    Yesterday I pulled a knocking engine and stripped anything useful off of it. Today I hauled it and another off to scrap.

    Devin
     
  22. RMONTY
    Joined: Jan 7, 2016
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    I've still got the ball bearing wheels I bought for my son's cubmobile. He won second prize with it. This was in 1995. I taught him how to weld with a MIG and use a circular saw and jigsaw when we built his. I even loaned the wheels out to a friend a few years later, his son won first place with them and 4 or 5 years ago he returned them. I still have the trophy! I tried to give it to him a few years ago and he said he wanted me to keep it for now so I proudly display it. 20190520_043454.jpg
     
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  23. UNSHINED 2
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
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    20190520_203936.jpg Fixed a couple broken springs and the edge wire on the Unibody seat. Wrapped it with burlap and jute felt and ready for cotton and a cover....tomorrow
     
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  24. Yesterday rubbed out the 44 year old lacquer paint on the Vette and applied a "ceramic" sealer called Hydrosilex Recharge. This car is slicker than greased owl shit now and it really enhanced the paint depth. Also did my O/T daily driver and it looks better than new. Seems like a good product but time will tell. Kinda expensive at $35 for a 16oz spray bottle but I used less than 1/2 of it doing 2 cars.

    https://www.hydrosilex.com/collecti.../hydrosilex-recharge-1?variant=16160522076278

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  25. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Got my Olds housing sandblasted. While waiting for my 10.00-15 Radir slicks to arrive I made up some quarter elliptic springs and brackets.
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  26. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    Cranked up the '63 and put it back in the driveway. Don't remember the factory seat being so damn low, even with collapsed upholstery (springs are fine). Might raise it a couple of inches. Amazing how light the non-power steering is in that car. No padding or carpet on the floor makes a hell of a thunderbucket!
     
  27. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    After a great weekend my #1 helper fell in his yard and has a buckled fracture in his left arm. What have you guys done while an arm was in a cast? It will be a long two weeks for him.
     
  28. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    Poor fella! Two weeks is a lifetime to a kid!
     
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  29. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
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    Made brackets and hooked up front shocks. First time it's had shocks in LOTS of years I'm sure. 20190521_144500.jpg 20190521_144534.jpg
     
  30. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
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    Finished rubbing out some more 30 year old lacquer...... just a little more shoreline beige to go & the roof. Dad’s getting new skins put on tomorrow “tires were over 15 yr old” n showing slight dry rot checking , so why chance it. Getting ready to drive to Springfield Mo. NSRA Saturday. Few more late nights after work to go ..... Flux 2052BDB3-FFAE-475E-A8AF-68D7F4EA269F.jpeg CD38F1FF-2385-4D55-809A-7ABB090C6F52.jpeg
     

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