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    i made a list of what i need.
    it is kinda overwhelming.
    thats what i get for building a car from nothing.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    Yep, there are a lot of parts that go into building a car. When I built my first hotrod (1915 Ford C-Cab replica) many years ago, I bought a beat-up '64 Chevy 4-door for $75, drove it home, and stripped it for parts. I used the engine, trans, rear end, drive shaft (after I shortened it), alternator, voltage regulator, horn relay, gas tank, master cylinder, brake pedal, light switch, ignition switch, wiper switch, fuse box, and radio. I rebuilt the engine (327) with fresh rings & bearings, but used all the other parts "as-is". I traded the radiator even-up for a smaller one. I figure it saved me a ton of money by using a donor car for all the major components...
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    Good to see you back in the pickup, Billy! The parts thing does get scary after awhile! Then, when the car is close to done, seems there's another $1,000.00 worth of incidentals just to get the thing finished and on the road!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Severson View Post
    Good to see you back in the pickup, Billy! The parts thing does get scary after awhile! Then, when the car is close to done, seems there's another $1,000.00 worth of incidentals just to get the thing finished and on the road!
    roger that.
    today i ordered
    spoon gas pedal
    turn signal switch
    tailgate hinges
    steering wheel quick release
    radiator
    drums and everything for front brakes
    battery
    starter
    3.00 gear for rear end
    seats
    seat belts
    horn
    turned the rear drums

    tomorrow is the swap meet
    i am in search of wheels and front tires
    turn signals/ brakelights
    headlights
    wiring stuff to make a harness
    glass
    rear 7/8" wheel cylinders/shoes/springs etc.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    i had to get a 32 lowboy radiator because of the size of my rad frame.
    it needed to be at most 18 "wide
    and no more than 24" tall

    the brown truck of happiness is going to be makin a few stops at the shop.
    it is such a relief to get this ball rollin again.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    i am waiting for the dust to clear from my buying frenzy.
    then i will see what i have left to work with.
    i still gotta find me some ford wheels and tires
    i need two 15x5 on 4.5
    and two 15x5 on 5.5 wheels.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    i tried googling 1920's chevy hot/rat rods.
    there arent any!
    now admittedly all that wood is a huge PITA but it hardly seems possible that i am the only guy in the world stupid enough to do this.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    Billy,
    I would hesitate to call , almost, any rod project stupid, some are just much more difficult than others. If you have the desire, time and money don't worry about it; when you are finished with it you wiil have the satisfaction that you have done something not many others would have had the guts to try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack F View Post
    Billy,
    I would hesitate to call , almost, any rod project stupid, some are just much more difficult than others. If you have the desire, time and money don't worry about it; when you are finished with it you wiil have the satisfaction that you have done something not many others would have had the guts to try.

    Jack.
    the car wont be stupid.
    but this is one heluva ambitious project for a dimwit like me to tackle.....
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    update

    i am finally going to hear this engine run .
    i need to go get the tranny fluid today.
    new parts are getting delivered daily.
    man o man are we getting close!
    at this point we are down to wiring it and plumbing the brakes.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    i will not be able to give rides to big people.
    i am 5.9 140 lbs.
    and i am crammed in that car.
    i am convinced humans were a lot smaller 84 years ago.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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    Looking good so far.


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    so the rear end is buttoned up.
    filled with oil all seals replaced and ready to go.
    front has new kingpins .
    11"x 2" front brakes
    11"x1 3/4" rear.
    we used a master cylinder for a sprint car.
    we needed a really small one and this one looks like the ticket.
    this payday i will get the hoses and lines and the cars brakes are ready to be plumbed.
    i found 3 16"x6" steel wheels that would be perfect for this.
    i just need a fourth one.
    i also found my dream tires for the rear.
    they are for some kind of delivery truck or something.
    they are really narrow and tall.

    i am for sure going with radials.
    i dont want to spennd all this money and time.
    just to put tires on it that will make it handle like something from the 30's.
    a hot rod is whatever i decide it is.

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