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Old 11-29-2022, 10:06 AM
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Hey Forbigpicture....I think you are right on that front clip...I wish I had some history on this car but I have none...

Tons of chin scratching going on at the Cob Job Garage...so I live on a state road which means almost 5000 cars a day go past my house....lots of room for error from the motoring public....I have gone thru at least 3 mailboxes to date...I wanted to do something with them...



I am trying to keep this looking like an old heap...I have seen all kinds of ways to fill areas...I am scratching away...head spinning in circles most of the time too...



Look mom...we have two messed up mailboxes turned into a firewall for this old heap...now this car would not be a real old race car with out a street sign making up some part of it....



I have been in this shop since 2001 and this sign was sitting up against the wall this whole time...well is has a home now....

Next on the docket is a place to put gasoline...Ebay to the rescue...I wanted to do an old boat tank but the 40 Ford stock car I had...it had an old beer keg...I know this is not a keg but it came with mounting straps and some hardware bits too...


Where would I mount the new fuel tank???...what will I use to mount it too???



Found enough scraps to keep that old jalopy vibe going on...





Cobbled it up good with and piece of bed frame and piece of 1/4" flat stock from a 1948 Chevy 1 ton truck I had a couple years ago...

Thanksgiving morning in the cob job garage....



A couple more bites....
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:00 PM
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Keep at it. You're winning. I like low/low cost builds.
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Old 11-29-2022, 06:33 PM
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Old 12-05-2022, 01:03 PM
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Another weekend in the books



I had these hefty angle iron scraps from the 40 Ford coupe I partially saved a couple ears back...

Lets make a battery box kids....old school like it was done back in the day...



cut cut cut...tac tac tac....grind grind grind...



oh shoot...we are plumbing stuff now too...



I bought the clutch cylinder and this line from the fine folks at Speedway several months back...well this weekend I pulled the line out and it came with several different fittings to make it work...lots and lots of chin scratching again...but I think I got it right...

my shop was getting really gritty so I got it down on all fours and pushed the heap outside



Still waiting for some steel wheels from the Wheel Vintiques...been many months since I ordered them and still no wheels at my place...
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Old 04-17-2023, 05:17 PM
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So I took a break and went to Kansas and then Erie PA to visit my two kids...well I got back probably a month ago...got right back to to work on the ole heap...



So I ordered the parts in this pic from Wheels Vintiques June of 2022...they showed up in April of 2023...



Had my tire changer mount these tires I got from the fine folks at the Tireeasy.com website...

So I cobbled up this hood probably 6 months ago...never liked the way it look on this jalopy...more chin scratching...hey lets make old school circa 1965 era front fenders for this heap...



what a battle this was....still not sure what I am doing here...I studied a bunch of mid 1960 era modifieds and sportsman cars from my area and....well I am still not sure what I am doing here...



during the chin scratching time here...



Oh yeah...I cobbled up a rusty front bumper too...



I kinda like it....

My ADD is kicking my butt...I am really bored with this build already...been 13 months with this project...way too long for me...

wish me luck
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Old 04-19-2023, 12:18 PM
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Old 04-19-2023, 10:30 PM
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Been working on mine 10 years now. Much more fun when you finally get to drive them!
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Old 04-25-2023, 06:43 PM
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I was fiddling around with the ole heap and I looked at my very cobby looking hood hold down bracket and it made me smile...



I found an old metric bolt...cut it to fit...ground it down a little bit...drilled a hole thru it...welded it a little too...found a piece of old shock absorber rubber mount...found an old hood pin from back in the day...

No more ratchet strap for me...

The stuff you think up with those 3am thoughts...
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