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Hot Rods XO/PP Bonneville project

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by john mullen, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. I'll be ready and I cant wait to head west.
    Hear are some photos of recent work, just finished the 355 rear gear, my friends Tom T and Gabby hear on the H.A.M.B. came over and started painting the inside of the hauler Thanks Guys!.. Fabricated new battery hold downs IMG_0706.JPG IMG_0707.JPG IMG_0708.JPG IMG_0709.JPG IMG_0710.JPG IMG_0711.JPG
  2. Thanks to friends Dave Russell, Sam and Lee Pillar we have the hood,doors, door jams, and front bumper ready for paint 0512181412e.jpg 0512181412b.jpg
  3. This is the only pic I took today, but it's a good one. Progress!
  4. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,751

    dirty old man

    Just curious: Do the class rules require that huge grill opening to remain open?
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  5. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,961


    In production the answer is yes.
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  6. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 7,623

    jimmy six

    Looks like 5700rpm for a mile at the 3 will get you a record. In my opinion since the norm in licensing allows to exceed 125 but not go over 150 if you feel comfortable in the truck you can qualify in your first pass. When I set my first record at 144 both ways plus qualifying (took 3 passes in 76) in our 40 Chevrolet I used a 2.86 gear so I wasn't turning it much. GMC's had a lot of grunt. Every thing is looking good for you. Keep it up...
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  7. This is exactly what I hope to do.
  8. Thanks to my team mates Tom T and Gabby they finished painting the inside of the hauler, nice and bright inside now. I got the front bumper painted trimed in the hood and team mates helped me set the hood in place. Photos tomorrow.
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  9. A little spit and polish today on the front end 0517181714a.jpg 0517181714b.jpg
  10. oj
    Joined: Jul 27, 2008
    Posts: 6,247


    Lookin sharp John, you are flyin thru this build! Just a headsup, not being critical, I got gigged at a national event and they made us upgrade to 1/2" bolts to hold down the batteries. Dunno if its' that way now but I'm just mentioning it in case you never thought about it.
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  11. Worked on wiring again today, now have all the gauges working, all the lights in the dash working. Patched the last big hole in the floor, ran brake light wires and installed a brake light switch. Reworked the brake pedal position for driver comfort.
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  12. Gtreat work day today. Finished the fire suppression system, installed the shifter cable, driver emergence master cut off cable, started working on the bed cover and it's support system, fabricated and installed the driver head support extinction . SCTA rules say it must come at least to the front of the drivers helmet face. Done.. 0523181606.jpg 0523181614a.jpg 0523181614.jpg 0523181610.jpg 0523181609.jpg 0523181607a.jpg 0523181608a.jpg
  13. Latest progress report.
    Doors partially painted and hung
    I can now start to adjust the front sheet metal somewhat.
    I also wish to thank the Rodders Journal for the artical on the Virginia H.A.M.B. Special / XO/PP
    If you haven't subscribed to the Rodders Journal you are missing out on the best quality magazine out
    there. every page is just like the cover, first class
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  14. Latist progress photos 0530181428.jpg 0530181423a.jpg 0530181423.jpg
  15. 9 inch posi 3.25 gear finished today thanks to my brother Otis for his expert help. Thanks Otis... 0531181708b.jpg 0531181707.jpg
  16. What would I do without friends on a work day. Thanks Dave, Lee, and Sam.. Virginia H.A.M.B.ers at work 0602180901.jpg 0602180901c.jpg 0602180901b.jpg
  17. First coats of blue shot today, primered the underside of the bed cover and test fit the bed

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  18. 68 days to Bonneville Speed Week.
    Time to buckle down
  19. Clear coat on hood today and primered the roof in prep for the blue stripe on the top..
    I will finish the hood tomorrow.

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  20. Progress report. Fabracated 1/2 of the tail gate cover and painted the white on the hood and cowel. 0606181445.jpg 0606181444a.jpg
  21. Hood clearcoated and the tail gate cover other half made 0607181308.jpg 0607181254.jpg 0607181254a.jpg
  22. 0607181254a.jpg 0608181606.jpg Tail gate cover worked and primered
  23. The tailgate piece came out nice......did you make it John?
    Whole truck is gonna be sharp when done!
  24. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,500


    Every little bit that is done keeps making this Better & Better!

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  25. I actually had help from a friend who builds classic restorations who is an amazing metal man. Hear is a project he is Currantly doing 0607180917d.jpg 0607180916c.jpg 0607180917b.jpg 0607180917a.jpg 0607180917c.jpg
  26. Helpers for the day, Thanks Tom T for working on the hauler and my brother helping out with whatever I ask him to do ... Thanks guys I appreciat everything you do. 0614181226.jpg 0614181228.jpg
  27. Thank you D-Russ for block sanding out the bed sides today while my brother and I worked on the cooling problem of over circulation. Added a thurmostat fabled up a toe loop for the gas peddle, final primer coats done on the bed sides, and clear coated the tail gate cover

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