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Old 02-04-2011, 10:10 AM
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Even with the frame and the wood mock-up this is a beautiful build. I know don't just speak for myself when I say that you are burning rubber on this build! I can't wait to see the finished product.

btw, I'm feeling rather motivated right now to get off my butt and get to my stuff!


Thanks.. I can't wait myself.. I put a lot of planning on this build.. And will take my time on this one.. I will be doing some custom metal work on this build..

You hit the nail right on the head when you said MOTIVATED !!!!

That's why I enjoy doing what I do.. And being able to post it here.. Thanks to Jon... The main goal here, Is to Motivate everyone..

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Old 02-04-2011, 10:33 AM
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And Randy, this could be valuable to anyone making a frame from scratch or even when completely redesigning an existing frame or body. My brothers Buick Roadster body had no framing what so ever (it was originally all wood and was completely rotted away to nothing) so the body and frame both which we started with 28' Chevy rails were close to starting from scratch. We did the exact same thing on the floor with chalk as you did.

Honestly, you don't need a video, with these photos and a write up you could sell that. You are not going to get rich but what the heck on ebay or something put it along with other parts or write ups like on the body and wham you sell a few and someone else gets to do something they had only dreamed of.

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thats a dang good idea martinsr. i have learned a lot from watchin these guys build home made cars.its bout the coolest thing ive found so far!!!
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"COLD", you say!

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Now it's time to fire up the heater, the welder, And the RADIO !!! And burn some more AMPS...

Now we are having fun !!!!!


Never ''PUSH'' your dream's to the side... Build it while you have the chance too !!
Freezing Precipitation, thats a funny name for rain and 32 degrees. At least you picked a good time to do the heavy welding. Nolan
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Those old C-cab show cars were really neat! I used to see them at the Midwestern shows in the '60s and '70s.

What I find interesting is that guys are starting to find the show car style inspirational again. We have a guy here in Tucson who just sold one that he built, and is already into another showrod project!
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:56 AM
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And Randy, this could be valuable to anyone making a frame from scratch or even when completely redesigning an existing frame or body. My brothers Buick Roadster body had no framing what so ever (it was originally all wood and was completely rotted away to nothing) so the body and frame both which we started with 28' Chevy rails were close to starting from scratch. We did the exact same thing on the floor with chalk as you did.

Honestly, you don't need a video, with these photos and a write up you could sell that. You are not going to get rich but what the heck on ebay or something put it along with other parts or write ups like on the body and wham you sell a few and someone else gets to do something they had only dreamed of.

Brian

Brian.. The frames are not as bad to do as some make it out to be.. I have done a few now.. So it's nothing.. But some think it's hard to do.. The most important thing is planning... It was really easy planning this frame, With the body made with wood.. I laid it out on side of the body..
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:57 AM
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thats a dang good idea martinsr. i have learned a lot from watchin these guys build home made cars.its bout the coolest thing ive found so far!!!

geezer !!! Don't think for one Min, I don't learn from everyone also..
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:00 AM
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Those old C-cab show cars were really neat! I used to see them at the Midwestern shows in the '60s and '70s.

What I find interesting is that guys are starting to find the show car style inspirational again. We have a guy here in Tucson who just sold one that he built, and is already into another showrod project!

I wish they would all come back.. I'm so tired of going to the World of Wheels to see 2010 cars with wheels.. In my book, The world of wheels should be only custom built cars...
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Freezing Precipitation, thats a funny name for rain and 32 degrees. At least you picked a good time to do the heavy welding. Nolan
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Brian.. The frames are not as bad to do as some make it out to be..
You mean you don't need a JIG?

LOL, that is a running joke with my brother and I, so many think there is a "Jig" required for just about anything made from scratch.

My brother will say "WHAT, we don't need a jig"!!?


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Randy, you set my imagination on fire as to themes that could be done with your basic layout, Roach Coach, Keystone Kops type of paddy wagon or SWAT team, Flower truck for funerals, blood mobile, book mobile, and on and on. You blow me away with your fab skills, it would take me a week to cut that plywood out! Awesome, keep us posted. Dan
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You mean you don't need a JIG?

LOL, that is a running joke with my brother and I, so many think there is a "Jig" required for just about anything made from scratch.

My brother will say "WHAT, we don't need a jig"!!?


Brian


We don't need no stinking Jig !!!!!!

No !!! All joke's a side.. Many frames have been built on the floor, for many years,, The ket to a jig. Is holding everything straight while you are welding.. But it can be done without a jig.. I like using a jig.. But there's no time to build one on this build..And if I was to build it on a jig, It will only show you need one.. You don't.. Part of this thread is to show how it ''CAN'' be done with some simple tools and your home shop... By anyone that ones to apply the time to do one.. Plan your work, Then work your plan... Being a welder is one thing, But knowing what a weld will do, And where it will do it, Is another thing... Not using a jig, And not knowing what a weld can do.. Will get you in trouble fast...
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Randy, you set my imagination on fire as to themes that could be done with your basic layout, Roach Coach, Keystone Kops type of paddy wagon or SWAT team, Flower truck for funerals, blood mobile, book mobile, and on and on. You blow me away with your fab skills, it would take me a week to cut that plywood out! Awesome, keep us posted. Dan
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I know what you mean... My son wanted to put something on the side just for now.. I said pie wagon.. But this isn't a done deal yet.. I'm still throwing around a few names for it.. Not sure yet...
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As always coming along very well so far. When you posted about these a while back i was wondering how long it would be till you started on one. Cant wait to see it finished it will look good!
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Hi Randy..........

Hi,as usual,you are doing an awesome job on your custom C-Cab,,i will definately be by your shop this coming summer,i just have to see this in the flesh...
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