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    SS383 Build - 33 Hot Rod #1134

    Ready to start the adventure.
    - 33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen
    - Full fenders and top
    - A/C P/S P/W
    - 383 Chevy w/ Tremec 5sp
    - Moser 3 Link
    - Wilwood Brakes all around
    - Other fun stuff to be determined.
    Garage all ready
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    Delivery Time from the big Red Truck (thanks Jim)
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    Ready for Inventory
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    Last edited by peterh226; 04-15-2019 at 07:43 PM.
    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    Good choice for power. Have fun.
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    Enjoy and have fun!
    33' Hot Rod Coupe/Roadster, Fendered, Ford 302, 350hp, EFI, AOD, 4-Link, Double Adjustable Koni Coilovers, Split Rear Exhaust, Electric Power Steering, AC/Heat/Defrost, Moser 8.8"-3.55, Willwood Front/Rear Brakes, 18" x 8" Fronts/20" x 10" Rears, Ordered: 1.26.17, Arrived: 3.29.17, First Start: 7.2.18, Go Cart: 11.4.18 Paint/Body: 2.23.19

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    Welcome to the party Peter! I look forward to following your build, its going to be even more fun than the one we did at build school. Going for a Blueprint engine?
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    Gen 1 '33 Hot Rod #1104
    347 with Holley Sniper & Hyperspark, TKO600, hydraulic clutch, IRS, Foose 18" Wheels, 245 & 315 BF Goodrich G-Force Rival S tires, DRL, power windows, roadster & hard top, Digital Guard Dog Ignition

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    Welcome Fellow Dark Side Guy!

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    CONGRATS!!! Other than good luck the first piece of advice I can give you is to get the body, doors, trunk, hood all fit up and aligned with each other (you will need to fit up the rad with the front grill as well) first before you get into all the other fun stuff!! This will not only test your patience but it will get you way ahead when it comes to the rest as that portion can go very quickly and the least amount of dust on it the better. This is a lesson I learned the hard way and now understand this is the way the other "full time builders" do it as well as at FFR. Doing body and fitment early on also lets you ensure good alignment for the rest of the components afterwards.

    Oh and most of all HAVE FUN!!!
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    Brought home: Nov. 2017, GoKart: May 2018, Plated & on the Road: ??? 2019??
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    that's great advice! I am in the process of doing exactly that and have 10 - 15 hours in trying to hang the first door and it still isn't quite done. I am so glad to be getting this part of the build over with (while it is still cool in the shop). The rest will be a walk in the park.

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    I’m thinking about that process. I’m trying to find a post about the entire grind/sand/smooth process. I read a post but can’t find it again. It’s a bit overwhelming to decide where to start.
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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    Yup. Blueprint just makes it easier. Hope to order it this month.
    - Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by peterh226 View Post
    Yup. Blueprint just makes it easier. Hope to order it this month.
    If you are going to be running an HEI Distributor then consider purchasing this little gem of a Rev-Limiter from MSD:

    https://youtu.be/3C-IwoadX7Q

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/msd-8727ct

    I've got this unit on my car and really works well and adjusts with the twist of two dials in 100 RPM increments.
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    Thanks, I'll add it to my research list!
    - Peter

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    Hi Folks - Delivery Video
    I'm working on having an automatic Video capture of the build. I'll explain in another set of posts, but here's a link to my first video. This one has a wider variety than what will be coming, but is still fun!
    https://youtu.be/VQLDDTPj6TI
    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    Body Mounting

    Measured and marked the firewall. Determined pattern on the pieces for 1/4-20 button heads later on.
    Trimmed the body at edges of lower firewall so it did not contact anything once the sides were attached.
    Installed rear mountings. Was really even.
    Used it the Greenlee drill/taps on the door sills to install 8-32 screws to hold them in the right place.
    Bottom is essentially level with the frame and all looks square.
    Hereís the spacing after trimming
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    And the measurements and screws for the sills
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    - Peter

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    Firewall mounting

    Centered and marked firewall for the pattern I wanted. Will be using button heads for final install.
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    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    You build Looks good. I see you got your door hinges. Im jealous, I’m still waiting on all my hinges . I called F 5 again today they said they expect them to ship with my floor parts this week.

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    and just when you hope all the powder coating is done, you find a few more parts that need it.... Starting to get into it Peter!
    Gen 1 '33 Hot Rod #1104
    347 with Holley Sniper & Hyperspark, TKO600, hydraulic clutch, IRS, Foose 18" Wheels, 245 & 315 BF Goodrich G-Force Rival S tires, DRL, power windows, roadster & hard top, Digital Guard Dog Ignition

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    Painting

    I want to get everything at least in primer before I start assembly. Created a spray booth out of an old shelving unit.
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    Lots of parts out for powder coat and a bunch of stuff on the POL. So, Iíll start some basic body work to slowly work my way into this stuff. Iím in no hurry, so enjoying the ride!
    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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    SS383 Badges

    A little Solidworks modeling, 3D printing, and paint and I've got a logo for the car. Planning on badges on either side of the Cowl post and maybe on the rear. Sorry Ford guys, my car is what I want it to be!
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    Next one will ge primed with SlickSand to smooth it out a but. Order of color is a bit tricky as well.
    - Peter

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    '33 Hot Rod 2nd Gen. Delivered 4/14/2019.

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