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Hot Rods Winter projects

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrap metal 48, Nov 11, 2014.

  1. 1941coupe
    Joined: Jul 4, 2010
    Posts: 397


    my 46 merc will be going in for paint soon, will be polishing all the stainless over the winter boy theres a ton of it lol...

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  2. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,478


    I am going to pull the motor out of my 37 Chevy p/u,it has a rod knocking so I am either going to replace it with one of my spare motors or fix the existing motor.
  3. Drewski
    Joined: Feb 22, 2008
    Posts: 269


    I hope to have my F100 finished to a point that I can drive it to some of the local cruises. Got what seems like a million things to do before I can just hop in and go for a spin.

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  4. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,044

    scrap metal 48

  5. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,944


    Gonna maybe go get another 40 coupe to do--know of two-need something to do. If I start 1st of year should be done by July or sooner depending on Uph schedule
  6. Voh
    Joined: Oct 18, 2006
    Posts: 848


    My plan was to get the rear fenders back on the '41 and the floor started back in, but it looks like we will be doing a new shop building!

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  7. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,189


    getting my stocker sedan ready for the streets. drop in another banger, juice brakes, lower, chop top. i'll try and keep you guys posted.
  8. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,694


    I've been working on this heap.
  9. Building a 39 wide five chassis for my 36

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  10. Going to repair the transmission in our 58 Apache then put a steel floor in place of the wood and repainted the whole truck. In between working on the truck I hope to get started TIG welding the sectioned 50 Ford coupe my son is building.

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  11. I like your heap! :) HRP
  12. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 325


    My 48 is getting a workover. From the original L6 and 3 speed...

    to a warmed over 360 magnum and NV3500 5 speed...

    I've already rebuilt the front suspension, relocated the lower pockets to the bottom of the A-arms and replaced the springs with the Aerostar units.
    I've mounted the brake booster, hydraulic clutch, and pedals (using the original pads)...

    Once the engine and trans are mounted I'll be rewiring the car. If I get all that done I'll change over to power rack and pinion and changing the stock rear suspension over to a triangulated 4-link.
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  13. missysdad1
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,942


    I'll be giving my coupester a much needed facelift including narrowing the rear end and rear fenders, changing to more traditional wheels and tires, and losing some altitude. A few other details, too, but that's the big stuff.


    Oh, and I'll be starting a new car as well. Already got a big pile of parts gathered and a top-notch chassis builder poised to do the heavy lifting. It'll be fun! I can't wait.

    So...somebody buy my '54 Merc hardtop. I need the money!
  14. Jason455
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 515


    1958 f100 302 efi/aod

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  15. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 6,039


    I'm hoping to have the body work on my '36 3w all done and ready for paint by mid-summer next year, if my health holds up..
  16. Just looked outside and it is snowing and both my 32's are done. Now what?
    Joined: Jan 18, 2011
    Posts: 1,267

    from alabama

    Hope to have this finished by Nashville Goodguys...finished fitting fenders this week and starting to take them all off and prep for paint.....running a one man Sign and Pinstriping Business donesn't leave much time...I'm the handyman, yardman, salesman, deliveryman and the old man that doesn't have enough hours in a day...hehehe 20140928_174152_resized_1.jpg
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  18. gonzo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2003
    Posts: 1,694


    Thanks HRP, I've been sitting on it for almost a year trying to collect parts and make space. The guy who had it before me sat on it for 30 years without doing a damn thing to it, so I guess I'm doing all right. Finally have most of what I need to make an actual car out of it!
  19. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Gonna get the '57 Pontiac in my avatar running, and hopefully, able to move/stop under it's own power.
  20. I'll be working on the '59 Ford all winter. Gotta get the garage in shape so the car fits into it, get some heat going as well. First task will be to plumb the new brake system then onto a full rewire to kick things off.
  21. daddy_o's_diner
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,784



    My winter project is turning this...


    into this...


    to get it ready for the Detroit Autorama. Making a few changes to make it my own and will be changing the color as well.


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  22. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,785


    This heap will be solid and rust free by spring.


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  23. flat top austin
    Joined: Nov 25, 2008
    Posts: 174

    flat top austin

    New paint on my 60 impala and working on my 59?elcamino ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416021476.100096.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416021509.804258.jpg

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  24. Fxnjetz56
    Joined: Dec 1, 2013
    Posts: 2

    from Chicago

    46 Ford pickup:

    Riley Automotive frame
    Desoto 291 Hemi, .060 over, Wiseco forged Pistons 10:1
    Tremec 5 spd.
    9" Ford rear


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  25. Notaclue34
    Joined: Jun 26, 2014
    Posts: 3


    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1416802049.378071.jpg this is my 34 Ford 2door sedan. This will be my first attempt at a hot rod. I will post pics as I progress.

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  26. ardun1932
    Joined: Feb 23, 2013
    Posts: 9

    from Iowa

    Brock --

    I'm just down the road from your place. Would like to see your project some time.

  27. Hot Rod Nut
    Joined: Jul 1, 2006
    Posts: 538

    Hot Rod Nut

    Hi, yea, anytime your free, please stop in, I'm in my shop Mon. through Fri. Call if you want to make sure I'm here and not after parts or something. Cell-319-79-8063 or house 319-752-1036
  28. 36couper
    Joined: Nov 20, 2002
    Posts: 2,012

    from ontario

    I'll be taking this heap apart and ditching the wide whites, flat black, the leaky 305 and some other questionable parts. I have it apart now and so far have installed new front springs, corrected the rear spring setup, starting to pound out the dents. Will be selling quite a few things off it so keep your eyes on the classifieds. It will eventually be painted either dove gray or folkstone gray.......depending on the budget. I did get a Vortec 350 for a smoking deal so that will go in sometime this winter.
  29. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 690


    Going to install a hilborn on the dragster in place of the carb, and get my 1964 Dodge wagon in shape for towing the dragster.
  30. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,487

    mike bowling

    Change course to Zero-one three niner-I was going to work on a coupe (Frankencar), but I think this one is getting the nod for the winter of 2015. Already in the garage and not as big a challenge as the coupe.I read somewhere else on here, it sucks when it takes twice as long to get half as much done!And I know the feeling! Happy Thanksgiving All.

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