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Old July 12th, 2005, 10:22 PM   #51
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got my model a frame tonight, its so purdy. Shiny black and all. still waiting on the body from my bud. May drop the vrod body on it for shits and gigles.
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Old July 14th, 2005, 11:03 PM   #52
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worked on my model a frame tonight. Have the front spring bolted on and the shackles hung to the axle, just need to get the rod ends to mount my bones.

I have decided I am going to finish the v-rod and sell it at bug o rama (hopefully). If I can get 3k out of it (all the bodywork done and ready for shinny paint) running, etc. Then I can buy a nice 5 window 31 model a coupe instead of the 4 door I have lined up. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/huh.gif[/img]
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Old July 18th, 2005, 07:01 AM   #53
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cleaned up the pan, got about $10.00 in change when I took the tar boards off. Also stiched up the seam where I sectioned it. Worked on the back panel and got that sorted.


On a seperate note, my "bones" on the model a are split sanded, bungs in, and purdy black. Have the front end hung. Just need some heim joints and I can get the front all together. Waiting on some mounts for the motor so I can hang my 289.
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Old July 26th, 2005, 08:54 PM   #54
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Added some structural support at the bottom of the a pillars. I also ran a complete bead across the door tops and filled the holes. Also ran a bead where the tack welds held the back panel on. All that is left to do to the body is stitching up the cowl and the dash and she will be ready for bondo.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #55
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everything from the back of the cowl to the back of the car is done now. it is looking so purdy. I have the welds grinded down and it actually is starting to look like a v-rod. I think I should leave the body unpainted and a little rusty for bug-o-rama...

and I may have all the parts for my dropped ford axle to make it a roller...
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Old July 30th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #56
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got some 15x10 and 15x13 chrome smoothies with tires for the back. Not sure which ones I will use.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 07:42 PM   #57
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almost done with the body

all I have to do now is put the cowl vents (crotch coolers) in, and finish the dash. Then it's bondo time.


after that all the mechanical crap, that I dread. I have to rewire it and hang the front end, and finish raising the transmission.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 08:38 PM   #58
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sold all my hot rod shit to fund this project tonight, the guy is picking it up friday. Oh and Im getting a 65 falcon to build a gasser on friday, The car is ready to paint and put together. They wife is not happy but I explained to her that at least that hot rod has a back seat for the kids.


I desperatly need 2 4 lug chromies,

I will trade you two of the following rims:

2 5 lug smoothies with almost new 235/75/15's (perfect rear rat rod tires)

2 19" model a wires (good shape)

2 16" 30's chevy 6 lug kelsey hayes wires. one with a usable tire on it.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:36 PM   #59
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worked more on the dash, almost done with the dash now, just need to get that piece from a bus dash to do my speedo hole.

Things to do before bug o rama (gonna have the raw look):

1. finish winshield post

2. Install crotch coolers

3. make bed mounts

4. finish dash (almost done)

5. move pedals and shifter (not using the hyd. pedal so this should be very interesting).

6. mount steering box and column, 14" behind beam

7. get some safety glass cut for the windshield (imagine that, no plexi-shield)

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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:30 PM   #60
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Got the crotch cooler welded in!!!! and ran outta wire

I think Ive gone through at least $150.00 in welding wire alone on this beast. I dont wanna think the cost was on all the cutt off wheels...

My grinder started on fire and the cord fell out, took it back to return it and when I was standing in line two people were buying the same grinder and said something to the clerk. Needless to say I was told to just grab another one, (no reciept) and get the hell outta the store. But in a very polite way...
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Old August 6th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #61
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Today I got some chromies for the front so I got chrome on all fours, ordered my adapters for the back. Should be in this week.

Lengthened the steering column today, box mounted. She steers under her own power!!!!

finished the windshield posts.

Finished filling all the holes in the dash. Still need to get another bus guage holder so I can do what I have planned. I am going to weld two together side by side so I can have a spedo and a tach.

Things to do to go on a maiden voyage:

1. move pedals and shifter (not using the hyd. pedal so this should be very interesting).

2. get some safety glass cut for the windshield (imagine that, no plexi-shield)

3. wire it up

4. run brake lines

I am thinking about running without a truck bed for a while. I think it looks better without.
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car sits way too high now....


...I need to get some money together so I can get the tru bolts and some air shocks. Gonna have air suspension in the front.

Sold off all the model a parts, axle, etc.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:27 PM   #63
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Car looks like this now, except the paint. I got the hood on, suicide hinge fabed and mounted. Now I have to make a latch for the back. It's coming together...
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Old August 11th, 2005, 08:14 PM   #64
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Found some of my old car pics from way back when:


Here's when I taght my little brother how to drive at Prarie City OHV park:



Thats my 69 baja I built outta a $80.00 junkyard car.
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My 71 super I was building for the ex-wife:

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This is the car I had in High School:


1969 cal-look circa 1993-94

1641 motor, 120 cam, dual webbers and a strait stinger (no baffle). Oh and 2 12" woofers, 2 10" woofers, and 2000w of amplifiers 3 total. The back seat was nothing but speakerbox. I miss that car.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 08:20 PM   #67
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Here's my other love:



I used to breed snakes. I had 5 in my house, but a had a pair of ball pythons I miss them alot, had to get rid of them when I gained full-custody of my girls.
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Old August 16th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #68
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JUst got in from raising the transmission. gave about a 4" drop. Also welded the shift box. Now I gotta modify the bed again to clear the axles...doh.
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Old August 17th, 2005, 09:38 PM   #69
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finished the tranny mounts, got a 1/4 clearance under the frame horns now, its gonna have to come up a notch.
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a little sumthin, sumthin to hold ya over

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Removed all the leafs in the beam, and put in threaded rod. Ordered air shocks for the front for the ghetto air ride.

welded all the gaps in the doors.

just gotta grind the welds and fabricate the rocker panels and its bondo time. Scheduled for tomorow....
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Old August 20th, 2005, 01:23 AM   #72
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FINSHED THE TRANNY MOUNTS THURSDAY NIGHT, AND SHORTENED THE SEAT BACKS.

I THINK I'M GONNA SPRAY IT IN NAVY BLUE SATIN FOR THE SHOW, AND SOME ALUMINUM PAINT FOR THE SUSPENSION PEICES.
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Old August 20th, 2005, 09:03 PM   #73
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got a hell of a lot of shot done today.

Filled all the holes,

made the rocker panels,

flushed some of the trim stuff on the caddy cowl,

ground down half the car,

removed the hinges,

started bondoing the pasenger side...

realized that I am going to need more than a gallon of bondo...

MORE SANDING AND GRINDING TOMOROW.
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more bondo, and sanding. Got a pic

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Old August 22nd, 2005, 10:12 PM   #75
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air ride installed in the front, has about 6-8" of travel. I need dropped spindles to bring it all the way to the ground...

...going to get an airkewld back set up and modify it slightly. For air management I am going with some electric valves and some gas tanks, not sure what gas you put them in but two 40lb tanks should do the trick. Space is limited so I could probably fit those two under the hood.
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