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Thread: Richey's 33 build by wallace18

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    Stopped by Huegenics today to pick up paint for the fellow who bought my MK4 recently. They have the 33 all primiered and are allowing a week to cure. They should be doing color by this time next week, WooHoo!

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    Today was a really good day. I mounted the electric kill switch, Richey brought over the electric P/S kit and I was able to install the sliders on his seat and get an idea on where it needs to be mounted. I will have to raise it 2" when the time comes. I installed the electric P/S, but did not clock it till the engine was installed. Marsha helped me install the engine. The HF engine installer was worth its weight in gold for this job, IMO, LOL. Everything fell right in place. I did raise the trans mount .33" for good clearance. I will have to have the drive shaft shortened 3.5" due to the T-56 6 speed. The tunnel fits great after a little cut around the shifter. I was able to clock the P/S motor and still have 2 holes to drill. It does stick slightly below the oil pan but only about 3/8". Worth it IMO.

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    What Front Drive system did you use for the AC, water pump, and alt?

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    I get asked all the time how long does it take to build one of these. There is no real answer. Each build is different. I got this kit and had it go to paint in 69 days. Now it has been at the paint shop for almost 4 months. Which is out of my control. I spend on the average 25 hours a week on the builds. I usually tell folks I can have one ready to go to paint in 90 days or less. Except for a GTM, LOL. After this build I am not taking on any more customer builds till my 35 is ready for paint. Most likely some time in June 2018 give or take a month. I hope to be done with this one by second week of Jan. 2018.

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    Went over to Huegenics today to put headliner in roof. First time I got to see paint. Wow! Not even wet sanded or buffed yet. Candy red on top of silver. Hope to install body on Monday. Maybe finish up car by the 20th. Have to take top to Mauldin's Auto-glass for window install on Monday as well.

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    Love that color combo

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    Been working at Huegenics last 3 days putting the body back on. Still have to mount roof. Then I will take it home and finish up P/W, doors and Misc.

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    Richey's getting a nice Hot Rod!! Looks great!

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    Looks great and getting closer, nice work as always.
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    Mounted roof this morning. Customer came by to see car. He is super happy, Yea! I loaded up to take to me shop to finish up car and deliver by Tuesday 1/16/18. Pictures do not do car justice.

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    Tom,

    Did you make the side panels 2 pieces or leave it together? I believe on your last car it was 2 pieces correct?
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    It is 2 pieces but the second piece is very small to fill in gap at front of headlights.

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    Can you post some pictures of how you did that please? Is it the same as your car?

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    Tom, Thanks for the thread and will be used as a reference.
    I am about to confirm my 33 kit and using a donor car and need RHD.
    Am I able to pick your brains when the time comes as I'm sure I will need some help?
    Thanks
    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Imbugadifino View Post
    Tom, Thanks for the thread and will be used as a reference.
    I am about to confirm my 33 kit and using a donor car and need RHD.
    Am I able to pick your brains when the time comes as I'm sure I will need some help?
    Thanks
    Steve
    I will do what I can for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CVOBill View Post
    Can you post some pictures of how you did that please? Is it the same as your car?

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    Here you go.

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    Tom,

    Thanks for the pictures, this really helps out.
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    Finished up Richey's 33 yesterday. Loaded it up today to take back to Huegenics for final detail on Monday and will deliver to Richey on Tuesday. I got to drive it some yesterday. This car is super fast and very loud! I personally would have gone with the rear exhaust. But Richey loves it as is, thats what counts! Paint is awesome in the sun. Thanks to Richey, his wife Therese, Marsha, my Hot Rod buddies, FFR and Huegenics for this great build. This makes #9 for me. Hope to get started on #10, 35-P/U soon. As always I am available for builds. Thanks to all that posted , their help and comments.

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    Great work tom ��

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    Looks great Tom.
    Is that 4th picture an optical illusion, are you actually taller than the car kneeling down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynntuna View Post
    Looks great Tom.
    Is that 4th picture an optical illusion, are you actually taller than the car kneeling down?
    It is that low. LOL.

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    Really good looking car Tom. Nice work

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    Looks great!!!
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    Hot Rod #304 purchased 5/28/2017 Unassembled from original owner. Titled and plated 8/24/2017 Coyote, TKO, 3-Link, Heat, A/C, Electric Power Steering, Convertible top
    MK1 #???? Delivered 11/2002, Finished and Titled 6/2003
    5.0, T-5, 4-Link, Sold 3/2005

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    Delivered the 33 to Richey today. He was very happy to say the least. It is always nice to exceed expectations. Unfortunately he has the flu going around. May be some time before he can title and tag it to go enjoy it.
    Now it is time for me to clean up the shop and start on my 35.

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