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Forum: Builds! 08-14-2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 307
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Posted By mikec4193
I am really late to the party but damn...I love...

I am really late to the party but damn...I love the "crusty" Kansas sheet metal...I have less than 29 months before I will be heading out to N.E. Kansas to find a place to live....the patina from the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-13-2020, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mikec4193
That showed up over on the HAMB too...thanks for...

That showed up over on the HAMB too...thanks for sharing...love the history on these old cars...

MikeC
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 08-12-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 284
Posted By mikec4193
Tommy Ring Rat rods

Hi Rat Rod folks...

I just picked up this video...I have followed a lot of his builds at the rat rod magazine over the years...he is so down to earth with tons of common sense tips too...
...
Forum: Please Introduce Yourself! 08-12-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,804
Posted By mikec4193
Gotta love those old Ford cabs...looks like you...

Gotta love those old Ford cabs...looks like you got a handle on so far...the split front windshield is awesome...

Rusty metal makes me smile...

MikeC
Forum: Builds! 08-12-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,407
Posted By mikec4193
This is always the most frustrating time in the...

This is always the most frustrating time in the building process....moving stuff around...cutting, chopping, sitting back and looking at it...lots of chin scratching too...such tedious work but well...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 08-09-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By mikec4193
I will be 60 the end of this year...I keep...

I will be 60 the end of this year...I keep looking in the mirror and saying what the heck happened...my dad warned me when I was 25 years old he said to me "Michael...this is the beginning of the...
Forum: Builds! 08-09-2020, 05:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
https://i.postimg.cc/SKDkVy5n/117223788-1021786583...

https://i.postimg.cc/SKDkVy5n/117223788-10217865832700617-1312169136629956309-o-1.jpg

So it has been a long time for any new updates....I delivered the old heap to the roll cage fab shop (October...
Forum: Builds! 11-24-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
Been awhile...got a text from the roll cage kids...

Been awhile...got a text from the roll cage kids and we chatted yesterday...he is ok recreating the old cage like it was...so we are moving forward with the build again...
the only real part of the...
Forum: Builds! 10-27-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
finally got the roll cage kids to accept the old...

finally got the roll cage kids to accept the old jalopy into the care...they are going to try and replicate the old roll cage...
https://i.postimg.cc/CLbdpQgx/DSCN5077.jpg

so we loaded the old...
Forum: Builds! 09-16-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
Had sometime on Saturday and Sunday too...nothing...

Had sometime on Saturday and Sunday too...nothing like welding rust...had to turn the heat down on the old buzz box....trying to keep it an old stock car as much as possible.......
Forum: Builds! 09-12-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
I have 2 nights to tinker on the old heap...maybe...

I have 2 nights to tinker on the old heap...maybe 1 1/2 hours each night...so maybe 3 hours...and lookee here:
https://i.postimg.cc/d0mKkQnc/DSCN5365.jpg

before
...
Forum: Builds! 09-10-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
So I have been thinking about this project and I...

So I have been thinking about this project and I am already lost the fire in my belly but I will push onwards with it...in less than a month I have a date with the roll cage kids...they will be...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 09-01-2019, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,228
Posted By mikec4193
This is the summer of 1980...the car was a really...

This is the summer of 1980...the car was a really really rotted out 1968 Chevy Camaro, this was a 6 cylinder class we ran in...I would love to find one similar and rebuild it again......
Forum: Builds! 08-23-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
So it has been a little while I guess...been...

So it has been a little while I guess...been struggling to keep this one going...my ADD or ADHD or whatever I have in my head...it kicks in and I get wandering eyes again...I loved this Jalopy in May...
Forum: Builds! 08-15-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
Had the grandkids for a week...so worked came to...

Had the grandkids for a week...so worked came to a halt...before they got here I did my best "Hodge Podge" engineering on they old heap....someone at some time swapped of did something to the...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Fotos! 08-12-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,692
Posted By mikec4193
Love that old truck... Thanks for posting......

Love that old truck...

Thanks for posting...

MikeC
Forum: Builds! 08-07-2019, 06:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
I had to show some of the "Hodge Podge...

I had to show some of the "Hodge Podge Engineering" that went on back in the day....

https://i.postimg.cc/s2jr8nVq/DSCN5070.jpg

the right rear suspension as I bought it....
...
Forum: Builds! 08-07-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
So the 9" Ford rear end I found...it was missing...

So the 9" Ford rear end I found...it was missing quiet a few parts...thank GOD for the internet...found most everything I needed at Toms Bronco Barn on the West coast...

some of the stuff...
Forum: Builds! 08-06-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
So I learn every day how little I really...

So I learn every day how little I really know...had the new to Pete and Jakes shock mounts all setup or so I thought...then I got to scratching my chin...
Forum: Builds! 08-02-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
so we had to decide if we wanted to try and save...

so we had to decide if we wanted to try and save the old truck rear end (it had no gears in it or any kind of brakes either)...one of the guys where I work says..."I gotta guy who has a barn full of...
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
more pics ...

more pics
https://i.postimg.cc/xCTKdM8n/DSCN5008.jpg
standard issue beer keg
https://i.postimg.cc/HxZb8n85/DSCN5009.jpg
standard issue truck rear end
https://i.postimg.cc/sxbSKLcg/DSCN5011.jpg...
Forum: Builds! 08-01-2019, 07:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,239
Posted By mikec4193
1940 Ford Jalopy rebuild

I picked this up from a craigslist ad a couple of months ago, I thought you guys might like it...was going to try and put it back on the road but it is pretty rough old heap...want to put it back to...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 04-01-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By mikec4193
Hey oldiron Funny you should ask...I have so...

Hey oldiron

Funny you should ask...I have so many old relics over the years but none of them really do for me once I get them done and then I am so ready to move on...always loved the deuce coupe...
Forum: The "BS" Lounge 04-01-2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By mikec4193
Wow...very nice I am on the East coast...but...

Wow...very nice

I am on the East coast...but I have more family west of the Mississippi than I do East (Montana and Kansas)...so when I get to visit...I never wanna leave...love those shots.
...
Forum: Rat Rod & Hot Rod Talk 03-29-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By mikec4193
Hi Torchie When I get something and I...

Hi Torchie

When I get something and I rebuild it...If I get it to the point where it will run and drive...I might if I am lucky I will drive it 3 or 4 times and then I send it down the...
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