Another “new” project

Discussion in 'Build Threads' started by Buffy, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Well it’s a sickness, I can’t help myself. Came across this jewel on Craigslist and couldn’t help myself. Hope to have it on he road by summer. I have got t stay off Craigslist.

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  2. Creekin

    Creekin Well-Known Member

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    Looks good...
    What motor?
     
  3. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    It’s a 383 Chevy built by Whites Performance. It is well north of 500 hp. The guy I bought it from also bought the matching 700R4 trans. The sound coming out of those Sanderson zoomies is intoxicating! When he fired that thing up I said SOLD!! I can’t wait to take the wife for a Sunday afternoon ice cream run.
     
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  4. Croatan_Kid

    Croatan_Kid How's your hammer hangin'?

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    I'm not sure if I could resist the urge to put some kind of disgustingly powerful diesel engine in that....

    Either way, carry on! I will always encourage your sickness!
     
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  5. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    And the shar eye will notice the CJ5 in the background. That is my brothers Jeep that I will restore for him so look for a build thread on it soon. It only has 53k miles on it and spent its entire life on a ranch in Texas. Has the 304 V8 in it with a 3 speed. Going to restore the suspension, frame, repaint the under hood area and tub but leave the patina on the outside.

    They say admittance to a proble is the first step to recovery. I’ve got a serious problem but not looking for a cure.
     
  6. CasterTroy

    CasterTroy Motarded

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    I'm here for the CJ-5

    No...really...ask him how much he'd take :huggy:
     
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  7. Scooter402

    Scooter402 Rest in pieces

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    That's hot! I love it...and that CJ-5 hiding in the background.
     
  8. Neexs

    Neexs Joined the Band Banned

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    Cool! That's going to be awesome. keep us updated about this build.
     
  9. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Decided to play around with the T-bucket today. I couldn’t bet the rear bed to bolt up to the body because the coil over shocks were hitting the inside of the bed. So out comes the air saw and 3” grinder.


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    There is still some work to do but was able to get it all back together. Now I will make a cardboard gas tank and figure out where everything will go for that.
     
  10. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Oh and I had to get some bling. Installed my tail lights. Oooooo ahhhhhh

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  11. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Nice. You have a trend of posting crumbs in the background!
    What's that treat sitting next to the bucket? Looks to be dressed in Black with some long lines ready for a night out.

    Sexy like getting just enough view to make the reveal over the top.
     
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  12. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    That is my 51 Merc. I built it for my dad to enjoy as it was always his dream car but would never buy for himself. So I hooked him up! I had to bring it home to do a little engine work. Hope to take it back to him this summer.

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    And it has plenty of engine to move it down the road. :D

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  13. WARRIORWELDING

    WARRIORWELDING Owner opperator Of WarriorWelding LLC.

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    Oh my! Yep that's a lot of leg!
     
  14. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    It started off life as a 460 BBF truck motor and we went up from there. :smokin: It dynoed 535 foot pounds of torque at 3500 RPM so it can get out of its own way. I’ve scared the crap out of Big Holley on more than one occasion. :driver:He says I have to install and oh shit bar before he will ride in it again.
     
  15. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    I got my cardboard gas tank made. The pen marks where I am thinking about putting the fill neck. But I will sleep on it and see how I like it.

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    It’s amazing how many car projects I can get done when the wife is out of town. :lol:
     
  16. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Sunday is usually my t-bucket tinker day. Today I was trying to figure out my gauge placement. If you look at the picture there is a dark line to the left of the gauges and that is where the center line of the steering column will be. The gauges are only 1 inch apart. My other idea was to build a panel and drop the 4 smaller gages down below. The darker lines on the cardboard would be the actual profile of the panel.

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  17. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    The t-bucket parts fairy visited me today!

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  18. a_kelley

    a_kelley mechanical fixer

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    Is that an ididit column?
     
  19. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Yes it is.
     
  20. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    Jut some squiggly lines that will turn into a steering column mount.

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  21. XJsavage

    XJsavage Warlock of Zante plantation

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    Have you converted that over to CAD yet?
     
  22. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    From template to plate.

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    We have a burn table in the shop. Will Carter programs up everything in no time flat!
     
  23. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    I have my steering column mount all put together. I have the top part tacked in place for now until I get he holes drilled for the steer clear and get it mounted. When I am sure everything will line up I will finish welding it up.

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  24. Buffy

    Buffy Well-Known Member

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    The t-bucket parts farie visited me again:

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  25. Will Carter

    Will Carter Well-Known Member

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    You know, we'll eventually have to drag race this and the Merc. So...I'll drive whichever one you don't want to...cause I'm a nice guy.
     
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