The "What Did You Work On Today" thread - Page 89 - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > General Discussion> Hotrodders' Lounge
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1321 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 10:37 AM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Thanks Guys. I read with interest your different perspective on modern convienience options on a street Rod. The neat thing is there is not a right or wrong way to build a car. Shop built, home built, simple or complex. I really appreciate that almost every member of this forum admires and respects other member's taste and style. Cool stuff...........

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #1322 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 05:50 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
HOT ROD...... FROM A CHRYSLER?
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: FLOOR BEADS
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 52
Posts: 2,331
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 383
Thanked 242 Times in 212 Posts
Made up a vacuum can for the cruise control tonight. Just needs to be polished up. The push rod makes nice 5/16 dia tubes for the vac line.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_4032 (Medium).jpg
Views:	53
Size:	62.9 KB
ID:	66249  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1323 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:30 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 12,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 698
Thanked 1,062 Times in 947 Posts
Beautiful work there Pugsy, very nice.

On my front, things aren't getting done today. I came home peeing vinegar and was going to put the rear curtain in. I laid it out and put the rear tack strip up to it and the holes didn't line up, the holes in the window were too close together. This leads me to believe it has shrunk up. It is also VERY wavy with big rolls. So I went back to the top and rolled the top over and it is all scratched underneath! I can't imagine sitting this this car with all the work I have done, all the work restoring those top irons and seeing the underside of the top looking like that. Sooooooo, I am off to get a new top and rear window. I knew it when I pulled this thing out of the box, I should have faced the facts then and got one.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1324 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:53 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Neat work on the vacuum canister Pugsy.

Brian, Do you know who is the best Mfr for the new top? I'll bet there are many Mfr's and probably some better than others? I know my friend always ordered Robbins tops but that has been 15 years ago. I have no idea who is best nowdays.

John L
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1325 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:58 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 12,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 698
Thanked 1,062 Times in 947 Posts
I don't know, I posted over in the interior forum, I will wait and see.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1326 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 08:59 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Sorry Brian. I posted this before I read your post in the interior thread. Will be interested in what Dan has to say.

John
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1327 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2012, 09:01 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Gee, This like playing phone tag...............
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1328 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 04:35 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,019
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 22
Thanked 430 Times in 361 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by MARTINSR
I know one thing, honestly, the wrecking yards are FULL of stuff guys could be using instead of going to the rod catalogs! And I know those latches are MILES better than the poorly designed ones I am going to use on my truck NOS or not, the ones you are using are a thousand times better. I applaud you for using those parts and MAKING it work with your skills instead of buying some off the shelf part. As far as all the conveniences, we all have our own expectations and I can surely see why you want them especially when you can save money doing it. I personally like the old ways in these old cars because I work with late model cars with miles of wires and switches and computers, etc. I love the old stuff that are simple, because I am simple. But I sure can see the draw, especially when the wrecking yards are full of the stuff just waiting to grab.

Brian
If I was working on a 57 chevy things would be different but with this car the skys the limit. Some cars you just cant hack up ,This aint one of them...Sure,It looks like a car now,but it had both feet in the grave and 3' of dirt covering it up ,deader than a door nail when I got it.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1329 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 04:39 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,019
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 22
Thanked 430 Times in 361 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy
Made up a vacuum can for the cruise control tonight. Just needs to be polished up. The push rod makes nice 5/16 dia tubes for the vac line.
Man Puggs ,you got some crazy fabracating skills....If I could only weld like that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1330 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 04:47 PM
123pugsy's Avatar
HOT ROD...... FROM A CHRYSLER?
 
Last wiki edit: Metal shaping
Last journal entry: FLOOR BEADS
Last photo:
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Markham,ON
Age: 52
Posts: 2,331
Wiki Edits: 29

Thanks: 383
Thanked 242 Times in 212 Posts
Thanks Mike.

No work on the truck today.

Did an oil and gear oil change on the outboard.
Out at 3:30 AM tomorrow to bag some nice smallies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1331 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 07:15 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
I didn't hit a lick either. Mowed grass, weed eated and cleaned the shop a little. Went to a small cruise at Beef O'Grady's. Forgot to take pictures though.

Hope you caught your limit Pugs.

Johnn L
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1332 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2012, 09:39 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 55
Posts: 12,978
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 698
Thanked 1,062 Times in 947 Posts
Nothing for me, long day I am crashing. Tomorrow after a hair cut I believe I will be working on a new and improved transfer seat for my buddy into the Rambler. The thing is, when I make this seat, it's going to fit the Gran Sport too! He would crap his pants to be able to ride in the tire smoking convertible.

Brian
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1333 (permalink)  
Old 06-23-2012, 06:23 AM
deadbodyman's Avatar
Registered User
 
Last wiki edit: Stripping paint Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: augusta,ga.
Age: 53
Posts: 6,019
Wiki Edits: 11

Thanks: 22
Thanked 430 Times in 361 Posts
Nothing here either,,Somebody must have done something,besides work,work,work
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1334 (permalink)  
Old 06-23-2012, 06:31 AM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Well, someone ought to do something. LOL. There is a cruise every 4th Saturday in Cleveland, Tn. The city blocks off several blocks downtown around the courthouse square for us. They will draw 400 cars on a good weekend. Heading that way about noon.

John L
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #1335 (permalink)  
Old 06-23-2012, 06:12 PM
John long's Avatar
Slow but willing learner
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chattanooga, Tn
Age: 68
Posts: 2,004
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 919
Thanked 706 Times in 566 Posts
Just got back from the Cleveland cruise. Temp was in the Nineties and I am beat, but it was fun. Numbers were down. Probably some people were smarter than me. Well, lots of people probably are.




And then there were the guys from the right side ofnthe tracks..............



One v16 Cadillac, a Rolls Royce, Lasalle, Lincoln and Buick.... And they all were all Street Rodded!! They all had Georgia tags. Must have been DeadBodyMan's buddies.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Tags
build thread, projects

Recent Hotrodders' Lounge posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 5 (1 members and 4 guests)
123pugsy
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hahaha Remember that "Hemi in a Camaro" thread... Crazy Mopar Guy Hotrodding Basics 11 02-05-2014 05:31 AM
Another engine "tick" diagnosis thread....(long) ForceFed86 Engine 2 04-09-2011 03:54 PM
Increase thread title "preview" time cboy Hotrodders Site Suggestions and Help 16 07-03-2008 08:45 PM
MuscleCarKid_1991 "Senior Project" thread: Dumped Jon Engine 2 03-22-2008 08:01 PM
"Trial fitting parts" thread vs. paint thickness rcurrier44 Body - Exterior 3 01-26-2005 05:24 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.