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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by j hansen, May 3, 2020.

  1. Figured out the trunk poppers would not work out where I had them, so I built little cans for them mounted in the corner braces; work now. Made an upper radiator hose fit around everything. Mounted and wired a terminal strip for the front lights. My buddy had picked up an old trunk to fit the rack we are making; noticed the lid had an odd seam and on a closer look, along with a little pounding, we figured out the body and lid would both telescope out to create more room. A bunch of lube and motion, we got it to move pretty good.
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  2. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 1,303


    Isn't that always the case when making custom parts?
  3. Jackson67
    Joined: Aug 5, 2013
    Posts: 29


    Got some carpet put in and a trim piece and boots for the shifter and hand brake IMG_20201206_081121768.jpeg

    Sent from my moto z3 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
  4. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,104


    I played Punch the Sharp Thing. Lost that round.

    Such a stupid game. Not sure why I play it.

    It is just as bad as Touch the Hot Thing!
  5. Kentuckian
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 799


    With winter coming on I knew it was getting close to the time I needed to refill my storage drum of gasoline I keep for the generator in case the area lost all electricity. I figured that $1.75 per gallon was about as low as the price would go. I loaded up my gas jugs and made the trip down the interstate to the truck stop. Hoping I do not need to use it this winter, it will go in my vehicles next Spring.
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  6. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,377


    I spent a better part of the day pecking away at cutting and buffing my 33 pickup that I bought as an abandoned project. It was sprayed 3-4 years ago, half of it color sanded, half of that buffed, moved around a dozen times and scuffed up here and there and generally neglected. The body and paint itself is actually extremely nice so I decided to give it a clean slate before I correct it's stance and put proper tires and wheels on it.


  7. Snow day today, hate the crap. did get some fab work done. Made some exhaust hangars. Might get them burn in tomorrow unless I am shoveling........
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  8. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,748

    from Neosho, MO

    Made a face mask for the 54 Chevy. To be used when social distancing is not possible. (We are driving it in a Christmas parade this Saturday night) 8660819B-884F-4D37-AB3B-249C03CDF99A_1_105_c.jpeg
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  9. Buddies rack back from paint; so we bolted on the chrome strips and hung it on the car. Oak strips for the inside are in the works along with footman loops and some more hardware still at the chrome shop. Not quite OE; but will do the job as he travels a bit.
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  10. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,044

    from Nicasio Ca

    Took the heap out for errands, including another trip to the Dollar Tree store, which has apparently turned into the Old Red Ford Truck gift store. Got a few of these place mats to give away for Christmas, because I'm such an extravagant gifter.
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  11. pigIRON63
    Joined: Nov 25, 2019
    Posts: 293


    It was a beautiful day so I took the car around the block once or twice. 20201213_143607.jpg
  12. Gammz
    Joined: May 10, 2015
    Posts: 806

    from Lincoln Ne

    Cold and snowy here. Finally got this guy up in the garage. [​IMG]

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  13. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,104


    Today I milled out an adapter to put a modern quick-change tool post on my 65-year-old Atlas lathe.

    Now I can use current tooling, with indexable, replaceable cutting surfaces.
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  14. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,583

    from oregon

    Carbide, the best thing since............HSS.
  15. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,104


    Yup. You know it. I just plowed a 4-flute carbide end mill through some fairly hard steel, on the power feed at a fair clip, like it was not even there.
  16. 61SuperMonza
    Joined: Nov 16, 2020
    Posts: 489


  17. Started messing around with the headlights on my '47. Trimmed and mounted the buckets from the inside and welded the rings onto the the fenders. Using a pair of nos '42-'46 fenders I bought at Little Dearborn's auction to get away from dealing the bulgy '47 parking light pad on my '47 fenders.
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  18. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 1,261

    WTF really

    The last two day I got the frame blasted painted and patched. 20201211_152507.jpg 20201213_123258.jpg 20201213_164018.jpg 20201214_131952.jpg
  19. Departed
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 174

    from Canada

  20. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,256

    jimmy six

    Wife and I delivered our 56 to the Air Shop in Santa Ana for the dreaded Vintage Air Gen IV installation. I designed and made the lower dash panel for the controller and louver/vents. The installer has been doing this work for 35+years. Hoping for 3-4 days... FAA02B5B-345A-452C-86BC-276C0F031BB3.jpeg A8E05F56-135C-4D7E-BF27-E690E63E50D1.jpeg
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  21. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 284

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    Out for a rebuild or a swap?
  22. Hamtown Al
    Joined: Jan 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,739

    Hamtown Al
    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Took the 32 out for a chilly last ride this year.
    Sure missed having the usual opportunities to drive it this year.:(
    Stopped at a club member's shop to admire his Christmas tree.:)
    Merry Christmas!
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  23. Departed
    Joined: Dec 20, 2010
    Posts: 174

    from Canada

    I rebuilt a 59A with Merc guts for it[​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 15, 2020
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  24. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 841

    from Kernow

    I started on the carpet. Borrowed a steamer gizmo from my daughter worked great.Not done yet but a good start. 20201217_115605.jpg
  25. Bjorn Wilsson
    Joined: Jul 20, 2020
    Posts: 41

    Bjorn Wilsson

    One little step- I striped the paint of my 40 ford hood. And It, s in real good shape. Just have to tweak the mountingplate for the hoodhinge alittle bit and a small dent on top of the hood. Thats it. It feels good when things are better than you expected. 006.jpg
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  26. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,526

    j hansen

    This is a TECHNICAL thread, do not get it closed AGAIN!!:mad::mad::mad: Skärmavbild 2020-05-09 kl. 07.59.39.png
  27. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,526

    j hansen

    Thank you for deleting that,,,,,,,you know who you are:)
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  28. Greg Rogers
    Joined: Oct 11, 2016
    Posts: 487

    Greg Rogers

    Removed left rear fender and running board. Plan to take off right side too, then plan to remove box. Plan is to get paint in between cab and box and inside of box. Box looks really good, fenders and running boards need a little work but better than I expected! IMG_3163.JPG IMG_3165.JPG
  29. Bjorn Wilsson
    Joined: Jul 20, 2020
    Posts: 41

    Bjorn Wilsson

    took some time to make a wooden dolly on a stick, so I can hold up my roof and still have a chance to hit with a hammer or slapper from the outside. 004.jpg 005.jpg
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  30. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,526

    j hansen

    Nice.......Swedish ingenuity!

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