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

  1. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,789

    from IRELAND

    walked past the 38 had a good look at it. said naw ,im doing something else today.travelled to my buddys house and picked out a new german shepherd pup.dave said he had one picked for me but we both agreed on the pick of the litter.two rigid ears ,confident alert ,no fear in comparison to the others and a very good stance.straight tail ,straight front paws ,no sag at the wrists im happy.father is a friendly fellow black/tan.mother is darker with some silver on the back.1 week to go and counting.(all the litter was good by the way)
    would you believe it ive been trying to trace my dog SETZERs line since he died.i visited a local historian today researching something.i was admiring his black long haired shepherd dog.she was beautiful gentle bitch 9 years old.he told me she was related to another german shepherd local i knew well.a brother to SETZER.died a few years back,died from bloat, twisted gut.the bitch was neutered.another dead end here but got a name and locality of the breeder.long shot.googled the name nothing turned up so a road trip is on the cards soon.anyway the new guy will be arriving next week 8 1/2 weeks old ,but huge boots to fill big expectations here.
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  2. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,913


    Just doing body work. Set the engine and trans in place. Heated and bent the steering arms yesterday. Will have to update my build thread.

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  3. A 2 B
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
    Posts: 275

    A 2 B

    Doing a mock-up fitting of narrowed front fenders, mini-tubbed rear fenders, running boards, etc. on my avatar channeled A. It's good to be back at it after a year long absence due to injury, operations and recovery. DSC06785.JPG
  4. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
    Posts: 19,925


    Today I managed to wedge a AC condenser intended for a 1964-1/2 to 1966 Mustang, into my 1960 Falcon.

    It took cutting, welding, trimming, some rivnuts, and some elevator bolts. I still need to cut holes for the hoses.

    Cleanup comes tomorrow. PXL_20210821_221606034.jpg PXL_20210821_224134039.jpg
  5. nobby
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 816


    cleaned up my 1967 ranchero rear end

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  6. natrlgas49
    Joined: Apr 6, 2019
    Posts: 85


    temporary installed seats for fitment in 39 SD IMG_1051.JPG
  7. Did some more grinding on the front sheet metal on my '47 and then tinned it so the filler will stick.
    Scribed and finished the lower edge of the sill plates I made for my friend's '33. Off to the powder coat shop next step. Plans are red to match the interior. IMG_20210823_162109.jpg IMG_20210823_131651.jpg IMG_20210823_132504.jpg
  8. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I finished some welding underneath the cab so I can check that off my to do list. I spot welded the trim around the edge of the piece under the seats ( it will be removable ) also got one pair of seat brackets finished. studebaker build 011.JPG studebaker build 012.JPG studebaker build 004.JPG studebaker build 001.JPG
  9. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,998

    jimmy six

    Researched why my fuel gauge stays above full. Cleaned sender and voltage from the gauge was correct. Reset arm stops and got it correct for the dash gauge. Ran the engine, voltage was higher causing the gauge to read higher. Found lowering the the voltage by using the lights brought everything back to normal. The change was an alternator from a generator. The bottle has a cardboard gasket to keep the fumes in the tank.
    Everything is great now..old cars are so much fun.

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  10. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,013


    From the BillyBob Shop log

    August 26th 2021 Hot August nights sapping my energy in the shop. It's a broiler, even at midnight. I slacked off for a couple of days but then got back to it before I lost my momentum. Finished the nailhead crank journal polishing with 800 grit, 1000 grit and Blue Magic passes. Cleaned the oil passages with nylon brushes, Oileater and Hoppes number 9 passes.

    Decided against chamfering for this low RPM shadetree build. Now it's time to measure, measure, measure.

    Beer of the day was The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery's Milk Stout. Background music was Jonny Lang Lie to Me.

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  11. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I have some bed sides to chose from but they do not match the rust the rest of the truck has. So a local welding shop I frequent had some 5' x 10' 3/16 plate that came out of the machine room at a local furniture factory. So now I have my new bed and it looks like it belongs there ( plus the weight is a huge plus ) oh and it was free. So like the whole build I am having to fabricate every piece and the bed will be no different. The plan is to get it mounted, add a 3 or 4 inch band. Maybe some stake pockets and a tailight panel. Plus make so one man and a cherry picker can remove it. Down the road some old school wheelie bars . One of the things I am enjoying about this is I can point out all the donated parts that friends have given me. There was a day when we could have taken this thing from where it is at and had it running in a few days time. But those days are long gone for me. But I do have three guys volunteering to be the test pilot and one wanting to know how much ! It should be like a big go kart View attachment 5152743 View attachment 5152743 studebaker build 001.JPG

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  12. Added a little filler to the seams on the front of my '47. Still need to smooth them a bit with a smaller torch; but the little propane torch was not at the shop for some reason. Became tired of fighting gravity and decided to finish the lower half of the headlight rings along with sides of the grille opening when the fenders are off. IMG_20210826_152427.jpg
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  13. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    Working on the bed, I got some Hat channel that is used to build school buses ( donated ) to stiffen the plate from side to side and have a couple 1/2" inserts welded into the frame for a start. The angle is just to hold things straight for the time being. The homemade tool box will be a good place to hold a battery. Things are looking up. I have all the machine work for the motor completed just trying to get my shop out of fabrication mode before engine assembly . studebaker build 096.JPG studebaker build 093.JPG

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  14. Dogberg
    Joined: Dec 30, 2017
    Posts: 13


    Took the first cut ever by my hand on this beauty from -58, boring a -62, kinda suits

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  15. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,850

    j hansen

    Damn....that is a nice machine! Skärmavbild 2021-08-28 kl. 07.18.37.png
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  16. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    Keep on Keeping on ! I have made some progress on securing the bed, six 1/2 bolts should do the trick. Everything is just in the mock up stage for now studebaker build 001.JPG studebaker build 003.JPG studebaker build 004.JPG ow.

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  17. jeepster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 680

    from wisconsin

    made some white wall slicks
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  18. Tried out my wet sand blaster on it.
  19. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 513

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Went for a drive. 20210828_152105.jpg
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  20. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,789

    from IRELAND

    nothing yesterday dont antipate any progress today,the new pup is too much fun at the 4 no dog mess in the house yet,frequent trips to the grass is paying off.
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  21. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,618


    Took my coupes new Rootleib hood to my buddy’s shop to get it painted. Just a little radiator/shell adjustment and it fit like it should. This will be the first time I’ve ever put a full hood on a hot rod, I’ve always preferred an exposed engine.
    We also picked up the freshly reupholstered bucket seats for our Corvair tonight. I’ll install them tomorrow and take them out for a test drive.
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  22. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,098


    Had the inside and underfloor surfaces sandblasted. Exterior and all bolt on panels were blasted, repaired and etch primed years ago. :( In the spray booth and the etch priming starts. A few additional pinholes and minor rust to rectify before final body work and colour begins. 239010820_1601905480207892_3053144457773086411_n.jpg

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  23. nunattax
    Joined: Jan 10, 2011
    Posts: 2,789

    from IRELAND

    all the advantages of living in a warm climate
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  24. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,304

    from Nicasio Ca

    So the other day I fixed my leaky gas tank float, had to pull off the hardtop to get to the tank behind the seats. Today, with the top still off, I replaced the rear shocks, the top mounts also accessed from behind the seats. Found a new pair of probably 40 year old shocks in my stash that fit. Sure like finally using stuff I've hung onto for years. Went for a drive. I'm not much into roadsters but I must say it felt nice.

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  25. Sprayed some epoxy primer on the frame, hood and side panels of my '32 project. Now I don't have to be so careful about sweating on it, 100 degrees in the shop today. It should cure well at least.
  26. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,671


    Finally got the radiator modified and bolted down and got the hood back on my Model A. The fit is nothing to write home about but at least it's on the car and it covers the little 151 Iron Duke four-banger!

    Next challenge up...... Working out some radiator hoses to fit.:confused:


  27. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 957

    Joe Blow

    Fabbed up a nerf bar from 7/8" stainless & 3/16" flat stock and mounted for fitment. Tomorrow, probably a couple hours with 400 to 7000 sandpaper and cutting oil to bring the shine back.

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  28. Couple days ago went out to fire up the Willys after putting on big port truck heads and gasser fender dump headers/mufflers. Wouldn't fire. Traced it to my almost new Carter rotary fuel pump. Sent an order to Summit for a new one. Summit parts get here almost before you order them!! Anyway noticed that the non-working one is 24V. No idea why I got a 24V and surprised it worked as long as it did. New one put on and started right up.

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  29. shocks on the front of my 48, greased the front suspension and wheel bearings, drives/ rides much better, love this old truck.
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  30. 20210902_194511.jpg 20210902_194335.jpg Today I rebuilt a SECOND points distributor, tightened all the screws on the Rochester monojet and fabbed up a new air cleaner from 2 pot lids( kinda hokey but it works) on the 250 in my 36. Then I redid my extra brake lights by moving them from the rear of the bed to the front edge and repainted the insides of my tail lights white. The trucks running GREAT now and hopefully with the tail/ brake lights sorted out, the sleepy heads will kinda take notice. Next on the agenda is finally putting in the seat belts that have been on the shelf for the last 20 years. A fairly productive day if I say so myself. Mitch
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