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DavyJ

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quality workmanship
« on: March 01, 2015, 08:20:54 PM »
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DavyJ

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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2015, 08:21:20 PM »
Fixed the clearance problem on the steering
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DavyJ

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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2015, 08:21:45 PM »
got the traction bars installed
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DavyJ

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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2015, 08:22:12 PM »
hooked up the steering column!
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2015, 10:13:26 PM »
You have been busy  :o

hot rod henry

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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2015, 03:07:34 AM »
they probably work

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 06:35:25 AM »
they probably work

Not for long I'm sure!

Daves 40cp

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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 11:50:39 AM »
Must of taken lot's of long  night's and beer.
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duaneshotrods

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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2015, 12:27:39 PM »
This is under a 3w coupe.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2015, 12:29:32 PM »
hooked up the steering column!
I guess they both took the same class for steering.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2015, 12:31:42 PM »
Guess this would be over kill.
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DavyJ

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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 01:11:12 PM »
This is under a 3w coupe.

That sure is a lot of welding and steel work............Somebody spent a lot of time enginbeering that..............
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« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 09:36:30 PM »
Some people should not be let out to play EVER. Buddy

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Re: quality workmanship
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 11:25:30 PM »
custom frame
I was going to spell it Kustom, but since it's all C channel ..


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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 11:28:32 PM »
The builders name is "killer fab" I think it was.
Appropriate handle wouldn't you say ?
 

DavyJ

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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2015, 07:18:45 AM »
custom frame
I was going to spell it Kustom, but since it's all C channel ..

Adds a whole new meaning to the phrase "Channeled"..................................
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Re: quality workmanship
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2017, 06:47:59 PM »
What the hell.
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DavyJ

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« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2017, 09:14:39 PM »
I should think that one good pot hole could take out that sway bar.........
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2017, 08:31:39 PM »
Why do guy's weld over crap like this ?
 Every shop I've gone in is welding on fresh clean metal.
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« Reply #19 on: July 15, 2017, 06:15:26 PM »
This should work.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2017, 07:17:48 PM »
Why do guy's weld over crap like this ?
 Every shop I've gone in is welding on fresh clean metal.

I think its a HAMB thing, something about preserving the "patina" ::). Cause, you know, all the REAL hot rods in the fifties were rusty and unpainted... ::) They should see the "patina" I had in the floorpans of my chevy II ::). "patina" you could put your fist through... ;D
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« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2017, 07:35:18 PM »
Why do guy's weld over crap like this ?
 Every shop I've gone in is welding on fresh clean metal.

I think its a HAMB thing, something about preserving the "patina" ::). Cause, you know, all the REAL hot rods in the fifties were rusty and unpainted... ::) They should see the "patina" I had in the floorpans of my chevy II ::). "patina" you could put your fist through... ;D
I won't get into what I think about patina.But,Would you let your house go down hill.
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Daves 40cp

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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2017, 07:59:45 PM »
Tradition, it's all about tradition.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #23 on: July 15, 2017, 11:00:15 PM »
Why do guy's weld over crap like this ?
 Every shop I've gone in is welding on fresh clean metal.

I think its a HAMB thing, something about preserving the "patina" ::). Cause, you know, all the REAL hot rods in the fifties were rusty and unpainted... ::) They should see the "patina" I had in the floorpans of my chevy II ::). "patina" you could put your fist through... ;D
I won't get into what I think about patina.But,Would you let your house go down hill.
Hell yes, I'm too busy working on cars! ;D Ooops, hope the wife doesn't see this!
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #24 on: July 17, 2017, 01:46:51 AM »
Isn't the caliper on the back side ?
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2017, 09:55:24 PM »
Nothing to say.
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DavyJ

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« Reply #26 on: July 21, 2017, 06:11:38 PM »
Ok here is another wild and wonderful example.........

you have to look close to see the reinforced plywood support that is added for extra pulling strength.  Probably to get through those mountains in the background :)  and the old fence post for vertical support.
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« Reply #27 on: July 21, 2017, 08:52:54 PM »
Somehow I knew He'd be from Utah before I ever saw the license plate.

Mick

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« Reply #28 on: July 21, 2017, 09:50:06 PM »
'Unsafe at any speed' !

TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2017, 02:19:14 AM »
Sorry,But it's 2017.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2017, 05:26:55 PM »
OK, that last one is funny.^^ It would be even better if it had olds or Y-block valve covers... ;D Extra points for the MSD plug boots and the lokar trans dipstick.
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2017, 04:37:20 PM »
Will never drop that cross member out once the body goes on.
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DavyJ

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« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2017, 08:17:30 PM »
 :o :o  I've got nothing to say on this one.............
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« Reply #33 on: July 24, 2017, 12:13:44 AM »
:o :o  I've got nothing to say on this one.............


This reminds me of the term , " If a smart man does a dumb thing ,,, it's still a dumb thing " .
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2017, 12:27:20 AM »
judging by the wheels, it has an Eldorado engine/trans in it too. :o
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DavyJ

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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2017, 09:39:29 PM »
How about a 63 split window / Edsel / 59 Chevy.................but really just a an exercise in doing wrong things for the wrong reasons

only in Florida, you say.................... :-\
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2017, 09:55:29 PM »
How about a 63 split window / Edsel / 59 Chevy.................but really just a an exercise in doing wrong things for the wrong reasons

only in Florida, you say.................... :-\
That looks HIDEOUS, but all the panels you would need to fix it are easily obtainable. I would buy a replacement front clip, mold the headlight doors shut, and put fixed lights in the grill with no bumpers. A new back clip, keep the flares, some wide and wider 200s or Ansen Sprints with Firestone indys, and a rumblin' stumblin' square port BB with flat black Kustom or Hooker sidepipes, some cob-webbing, endless lines and freakdrops, one of those italian re-pop M-22's and you are a KING baby!
 
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2017, 01:46:46 AM »
Hows this work for ya.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #38 on: August 09, 2017, 02:26:15 AM »
GASSER!! GASSER!!! ::)
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Steves32

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« Reply #39 on: August 12, 2017, 07:40:16 PM »
How about a 63 split window / Edsel / 59 Chevy.................but really just a an exercise in doing wrong things for the wrong reasons

only in Florida, you say.................... :-\
That looks HIDEOUS, but all the panels you would need to fix it are easily obtainable. I would buy a replacement front clip, mold the headlight doors shut, and put fixed lights in the grill with no bumpers. A new back clip, keep the flares, some wide and wider 200s or Ansen Sprints with Firestone indys, and a rumblin' stumblin' square port BB with flat black Kustom or Hooker sidepipes, some cob-webbing, endless lines and freakdrops, one of those italian re-pop M-22's and you are a KING baby!
 
And 40k later, you own a 30k car.

Steves32

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« Reply #40 on: August 12, 2017, 07:47:45 PM »
Transformer? WTF?

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DavyJ

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« Reply #42 on: August 12, 2017, 08:32:22 PM »
What a waste of a 57 wagon.............. :-\
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #43 on: August 12, 2017, 08:46:36 PM »
How about a 63 split window / Edsel / 59 Chevy.................but really just a an exercise in doing wrong things for the wrong reasons

only in Florida, you say.................... :-\
That looks HIDEOUS, but all the panels you would need to fix it are easily obtainable. I would buy a replacement front clip, mold the headlight doors shut, and put fixed lights in the grill with no bumpers. A new back clip, keep the flares, some wide and wider 200s or Ansen Sprints with Firestone indys, and a rumblin' stumblin' square port BB with flat black Kustom or Hooker sidepipes, some cob-webbing, endless lines and freakdrops, one of those italian re-pop M-22's and you are a KING baby!
 
And 40k later, you own a 30k car.
I actually seriously thought about buying a '65 that needed a front clip a year ago,I priced it out,  I could have bought the parts to do it with fixed headlights in the grill for under 2k.Maybe you are thinking in terms of taking it to a shop? I have zero problem doing fibreglass and paint work. I haven't looked at rear clips, but I would bet that I could have that in primer for under 10k.
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Steves32

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« Reply #44 on: August 12, 2017, 09:03:34 PM »
No, I wasn’t talking about a shop. I never use a shop but lets be real- that mess is cobbled from 3 different cars. Usually what you see is the tip of the iceberg. I seriously doubt a front clip, rear sheetmetal & some headlight doors would come close to fix what’s hidden. I aced the class where you buy a car that needs a little work that turns into a complete restoration to reverse all the fuckery that happened before you. :) See that car in my avitar? stupid money to unfuck that one.

jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #45 on: August 12, 2017, 09:14:52 PM »
No, I wasn’t talking about a shop. I never use a shop but lets be real- that mess is cobbled from 3 different cars. Usually what you see is the tip of the iceberg. I seriously doubt a front clip, rear sheetmetal & some headlight doors would come close to fix what’s hidden. I aced the class where you buy a car that needs a little work that turns into a complete restoration to reverse all the fuckery that happened before you. :) See that car in my avitar? stupid money to unfuck that one.
At the risk of being a smart-ass, it's a Corvette, its glass, not sheetmetal.  :D I was curious and just looked it up, the rear clip is just under $1300. You are right about the headlight doors/vacuum motors et all for the retractable headlights being a lot of money, that stuff will add better than a grand in parts alone, but that's why I would fill the headlight doors and do fixed headlights behind the grill, as previously mentioned. Not only does it save CONSIDERABLE time, money and hassle, but it's in keeping with the whole "sixties custom vette" theme, and knocks close to 100 lbs off the front of the car. This is not even close to my first rodeo either, and I am probably a better scrounge than most, having looked up the rear clip price, I will stand by original my guesstimate and say I could have it in primer for under 10k. That's not a finished, running car, or dealing with any mechanical issues, that's having the body in primer.
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Steves32

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« Reply #46 on: August 12, 2017, 10:31:32 PM »
Ok- had to go to another computer to view the pics. The 1st 2 were blue little squares, the 3rd was the only one I saw, the shot from behind with what looked like a Vette roof grafted to the 59. My statement was trying to fix the 59 based on the 1 photo I saw, I can see it started as a vette now.

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« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2017, 02:28:13 AM »
For Sale 35 & it's yours.
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2017, 02:56:45 AM »
For Sale 35 & it's yours.
Hell, thats a deal! I  can EASILY see $35 worth of usable parts there! ;D
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jaded iconoclast

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« Reply #49 on: August 13, 2017, 03:02:20 AM »
Ok- had to go to another computer to view the pics. The 1st 2 were blue little squares, the 3rd was the only one I saw, the shot from behind with what looked like a Vette roof grafted to the 59. My statement was trying to fix the 59 based on the 1 photo I saw, I can see it started as a vette now.
aha, ok, yes, if you were trying to build a '59 Chevy out of that, it would be a WHOLE 'nother ball game! ;D thing is, if you went to buy that thing the guy would probably want 100k for it anyway, because he has seen '63 split windows bring that on Barrett-Jackson. ::)
I have the same problem right now, I am looking at stuff on my daughters iPad, even with my reading glasses, it can be a bit hard to make stuff out.
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TS3X65MPH

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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2017, 08:52:27 PM »
Nice. ;)
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« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2017, 09:04:34 PM »
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« Reply #52 on: October 19, 2017, 01:56:16 AM »
Pros are at it again. ::)
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