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Projects When it was complete, did it turn out to be what you originally envisioned it to be ?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 34Larry, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,099


    Appreciate greatly all that have replied. This is my 2nd edit of the original post. My 34 is great, but different than I envisioned. The majority of you on this site have said what I thought you'd say.
    Still working on my 34 making it what I l envisioned, old man time is catching up with this old man though. That is enough for the time being.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2019
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  2. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 935

    from Indiana

    The three faces of my T. IMG_1287.JPG Rusting hulk.

    IMG_0076.JPG 15 months later. Teenage juvenile delinquent with the cigarettes rolled up in the sleeve.

    IMG_0522.JPG 4 years and 20K miles and 3 months of paint work later. Grown up and all dressed up.
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  3. partssaloon
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 384


    I think that is why you see the pro's do a concept drawing first to keep themselves on track
  4. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,099


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  5. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 44,610


  6. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,624


    Yes, my first full build, the old girl started out life as a fire truck. Proud to say I built it all myself outta scrap yard parts and others castoffs. gray.jpg 20130706_152329.jpg
  7. Yeah, I’d say I’m happy with the outcome. IMG_0706.JPG

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  8. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 220

    Colin HD

    Built in just one year, but must admit turned out as I imagined it.
    Although, this is probably because I was thinking about it most days.

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  9. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,826


    HYq2SbttQgeNAfh%02YAZQ.jpg I couldn't be happier about the way my 60 Pontiac turned out. It looks great and is the ultimate Highway Cruiser that runs down Interstates at 80 MPH plus without breaking a sweat with the 2004R transmission in overdrive and RPM's in the 2000 range.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2019
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  10. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 10,569

    from Raytown Mo

    I think there’s also the factor of how it feels or performs. How it works for you. Not just staying on target to the original plan.

    example the model T posted. The primer could have been exactly what he had planned on and after a while realized he really did want it a little more this and that to suit him.

    When we built the 46 it was exactly what I had in mind but the more I drove it the more I wanted to change.

    going forward however I know what I really want to own vs what I think is cool to look at .
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  11. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,893

    Dave Mc

    I am not good with a pencil , so I altered a Magazine photo to look at what I wanted to do
    our pic`s 009.jpg
    Then I sandblasted , repaired & cut up my Fordor
    six pics 004 (640x512).jpg
    People asked me " What the Hell you Doin ?
    our pic`s 031.jpg
    after a few years " This is what I was Doin "
    six pics 002 (1280x1024).jpg
    So , yes , I'm happy with it
  12. 001.JPG That depends upon what we are talking about. Marriage? No that did not turn out like I envisioned at all!
    But my 34 truck? Yeah, pretty much what I wanted it to be, it was just a lot more work and a lot more expensive than I envisioned:

    Last edited: Feb 17, 2020
  13. This is neat! I’ve seen it referenced before I think? Do you have a build thread on it?
  14. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,240


    I usually have a pretty good idea what I want before I start then during the build pretty much stick to it.
    So, yes, my cars turned out to be what I planned.
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  15. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,465


    I’m pretty much the same way, but during the build, I’m cognizant of the way things ‘fall into place ‘. There will be subtle and not so subtle changes that seem to be ‘the way it should be ‘. I’ve lived long enough to listen to that voice.

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  16. Colin HD
    Joined: Sep 14, 2008
    Posts: 220

    Colin HD

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  17. My coupe was a drag car long long ago, I just brought her back from decades of sleep. She is my dream, and sometimes my nightmare. My love for her is blind. :)
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  18. Blue-Collar-HotRods
    Joined: Nov 21, 2019
    Posts: 59


    I have found that even with a steadfast vision of what you want the build to be, the build will always have a way of telling you what they want, some ideas are "right" and "wrong" and it's just a vibe you get as you continue building. My 2c
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  19. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,798


    I love that truck!
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  20. hotrodman303
    Joined: Jan 7, 2017
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  21. hotrodman303
    Joined: Jan 7, 2017
    Posts: 272


    It is still a work in progress but it is turning out like I thought

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  22. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,383


    Yup .... just made it a 2-in-1 Hot Rod, all I need to get are 4 steel wheels and tires for the old look.
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  23. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,825

    from Berry, AL

    Finished? What’s that? Mine will probably never be finished, just maybe driveable.
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  24. jaw22w
    Joined: Mar 2, 2013
    Posts: 935

    from Indiana

    Exactly yes, the black primer and the red wheels is what I had in mind the whole time I was building it. I mighta' grew up along with the car. I guess I just finally realized it looked like an unfinished car.
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  25. Pretty close but it ain't done yet. 34_10_12_4.jpg 34gasstation5_19.jpg
  26. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 614


    Can’t say. Never really “finished” one.
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  27. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,827


    Never. They always evolve, sometimes endlessly...
  28. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,776

    from DFW USA

    Yeah, mine is almost identical to what I thought it would be all those years ago. Almost weirdly so!

    (photoshop from 2008, photo from 2019)

  29. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,542

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I thought you bought it like that, What did it use to look like?

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