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

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

    from wisconsin

    Modified the shifter detent on a GM floor shifter, to replace the Lokar shifter in my Willys coupe project.
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  2. Bjorn Wilsson
    Joined: Jul 20, 2020
    Posts: 44

    Bjorn Wilsson

    Splitting the roof takes time. I'm using a small grinder with a 75x1mm cutting disc, and a.... I dont know what they are called in English , but in Sweden we call them Multimaster (multi purpose machine ??). Anyway I had a new blade from Bosch with Carbide that work on metal and spotwelds. 017.jpg
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  3. 65pacecar
    Joined: Sep 22, 2010
    Posts: 4,591

    from KY, AZ

    Emblem installation. 20210928_183015.jpg 20210928_182946.jpg 20210928_182952.jpg
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  4. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 2,851

    j hansen

    Why are you splitting the roof?
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  5. To replace rain gutters?
  6. Bjorn Wilsson
    Joined: Jul 20, 2020
    Posts: 44

    Bjorn Wilsson

    Yes Iforgot to tell you the rain .gutters are rusty. Got new ones from Dennis Carpenter.
  7. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,098


    Body is finally back home after paint and about ready to be dropped onto the frame. I still need to finish the brakes on the 35 and get it off the hoist so I can do the header gasket on the Fairlane. 270119721_661215671920001_1676781046466682201_n.jpg
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  8. SEAAIRE354
    Joined: Sep 7, 2015
    Posts: 424


    Finally got back in the garage for a while to continue in my firewall flip and me being me decided that I needed to then reverse the stamping so it was going in the original direction. I still have a ways to go and it’s not perfect yet but I’m moving forward finally. Went to the fortune teller and she said there’s a lot of high build primer in my future. 14051B56-44A9-4A47-8D29-350457A665B4.jpeg 14051B56-44A9-4A47-8D29-350457A665B4.jpeg A9898A5B-0F9E-4EC0-95F3-F8BDBFC2BC01.jpeg
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  9. Jack Wagon
    Joined: Sep 9, 2021
    Posts: 743

    Jack Wagon
    from Ferguson

    6291D25C-7445-4AE3-8CD8-0DDBB0FCBC32.jpeg Went out for a midnight ride…
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  10. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,853


    Put battery tenders on everything.
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  11. Jkmar73
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
    Posts: 62

    from Tulare, CA

    Made up linkage for the clutch pedal to master. And made a paper template for the radiator fan shroud.
  12. Balljoint
    Joined: Dec 3, 2021
    Posts: 21


    Nothin, it's been 3 degrees outside all day.
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  13. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,232


    Nothing here today,it rained all day so I stayed in building models.
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  14. buzz4041
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 331

    from Texas

    Worked on polishing the gas tank today. Still got a way's to go. She was pretty rough to begin with. Gas Tank10.jpg Gas Tank15.jpg
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  15. Parts should arrive tomorrow . Time to tear down, check engine, run the valve adjustment, check blower , reseal valve covers, replace thermostat housing and polish. Reseal water pump, upgrade trans mount, new spark plugs, change rear diff oil, polish everything and more polishing. Check and inspect more stuff, this will go on and on all winter just like every winter. Spring is coming, believe it or not.:) Oh yea, I am looking for a BIGGER blower.;)
  16. Pardon my curiosity @mad mikey , but how goes the healing process?
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  17. Thanks so much for asking. I am just fine and ready for, hopefully a better year, for all of us. Happy New Year friend.:)
  18. Oh I forgot, got the upgraded trans mount installed and did some cleaning-polishing underneath .;)
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  19. Cut some splines in my shortened drive shaft
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  20. Almostdone
    Joined: Dec 19, 2019
    Posts: 704


    Put the newly-balanced driveshaft in. I had a local machine shop shorten it for me, but never had it balanced; I have about 2,200 miles on the car. Probably have to wait for next spring to see how much nicer it drives now.


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

    TA DAD
    from NC

    Got my headlights installed , along with the fenders. IMG_0004 (3).JPG IMG_0003 (3).JPG
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  23. I gutted the engine compartment & pressure washed it preparing to repaint the inner structure as it is supposed to be body color. Removed the grill, bezels & surround to be sent out for re-chroming. I need to get the steering box out so I can send it out to be rebuilt. Lares has no cores to do one for me ahead of time.

    God Bless
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  24. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,692


    Might get a little more motivation to work on it this winter IMG_20211231_143436632_HDR.jpg IMG_20211227_171112210.jpg
  25. Started, and almost finished, my radio replacement. The more I dug, the bigger the hole. Replaced the instrument lights with LED's and also removed the CD changer.

    The old...….


    The new, Wonder Bar look-a-like with AM, FM, Bluetooth.
  26. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    In keeping this truck with a "as found in the woods " appearance I have cleaned up and sanded down all the peeling chrome on the YANKEE brand turn signal lenses and have those re-installed. Also replicated a mirror stand for the drivers side to match the one on the front fender. These are some ugly ass mirrors but they were what was on this truck, probably from the start as there are no other mounts or holes. But I do have a nice pair of doors with matching factory mounts so at some point those doors may get swapped out. Right now I just want to get this thing on the road and the doors do not help reach that goal. I also got the instrument cluster back in place ( none of it is hooked up ) Over look that shitty China air cleaner it is temporary !
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  27. TA DAD
    Joined: Mar 2, 2014
    Posts: 624

    TA DAD
    from NC

    I installed some lap belts in my old truck today. Fabbed up some mounts out of 1/4 in. plate. I still need to run a bead on th IMG_0040 (1).JPG IMG_0039 (1).JPG IMG_0042 (1).JPG e bottom side I just wasn't up to it today.
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  28. connielu
    Joined: Apr 21, 2019
    Posts: 167

    1. A-D Truckers

    Finished restoring the stock speedo and gauge assys, replaced the tank sender to match the 30 ohm stock one, rigged the horn with a button (need to replace the shorted upper mast bearing/contact).
  29. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 9,098


    Body is FINALLY back on the frame, let the fun begin!
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  30. Kinda slacking it for a while; getting cataracts fixed. Finished up, primed, and undercoated all the fender braces/gravel shields for our '47. Made some "staples" out of safety wire to hold the rubber seals (good for poking fingers too) to left rear piece. Heated and bent a piece of ABS to make a heater hose cover for under the dash; picture looks goofy; but the radius is even end to end. Stripped the remaining paint off the diecast dash trim and cleaned and primed it. Made up some hand brake cable tubes for another job.

    John was up at the shop working on his truck project; trying to get his poorly aligned throttle cable to work. Of course I had to point out that his parking lights came on when started the engine, checked and tail and dash lights came on too. I thought it was funny; he didn't. Figured out if we pulled the dash light fuse they went out. Guess I'll have to do a little sleuthing on how this came about; acts like it is a ground problem; but the fuse deal throws that a little.
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