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Russ Crouch

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #45 on: November 11, 2017, 09:46:13 pm »
HM-2018 was painted Friday, 11/10. The color and white base coat and clear coat were completed all in one day.
l'm posting a few pictures of the body before sanding and polishing the clear coat begins on Monday.
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HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #46 on: November 11, 2017, 09:49:37 pm »
A couple,more pictures.
Sorry about the up-side-down pics. If you open the pics they will appear right-side-up.
« Last Edit: November 12, 2017, 05:38:24 am by Russ Crouch »
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #47 on: November 12, 2017, 08:58:43 am »
Looks great Russ. Can't wait to see it polished.

Sam

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #48 on: November 12, 2017, 10:39:29 pm »
Finally figured how to link video on DropBox. Here is a video of the first time loading the car on a trailer before delivering it to the body/paint shop. A little nerve racking.  ???
https://www.dropbox.com/s/l109np9yonwkdvn/IMG_0671.MOV?dl=0
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #49 on: November 13, 2017, 05:49:29 am »
Looking really good.  Won't be much longer now.

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #50 on: November 13, 2017, 09:25:35 am »
WOW, how exciting!  You're so far ahead of me, i'm embarrassed ;)
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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #51 on: November 13, 2017, 12:35:31 pm »
Bob,
No kid's at home anymore, no grand children yet, I'm 61 and had a kidney and pancreas transplant 10 years ago. I've got a lot of things to get done, but most likely not a enough to get it all done. I have planned this project for several years and have thought everything through at least a thousand times. The Hurricane Forum and Family have been a big help too.
Everyone has a pace they feel comfortable with and only you know what that is.  I love working on this project and I want to get it done while my Wife and I can enjoy it.
Your car is looking great.
Russ C.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #52 on: November 13, 2017, 03:12:54 pm »
Russ, that is very admirable .. good luck to you and your family, and i'm praying for many, many years of you enjoying your dream car with your wife.

Bob,
No kid's at home anymore, no grand children yet, I'm 61 and had a kidney and pancreas transplant 10 years ago. I've got a lot of things to get done, but most likely not a enough to get it all done. I have planned this project for several years and have thought everything through at least a thousand times. The Hurricane Forum and Family have been a big help too.
Everyone has a pace they feel comfortable with and only you know what that is.  I love working on this project and I want to get it done while my Wife and I can enjoy it.
Your car is looking great.
Russ C.
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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #53 on: December 09, 2017, 02:15:12 pm »
 Had to make a rear license plate bracket. The one provided with the car would not fit the decklid contour behind the ight for the plate.
Ready to start on cockpit and trunk floor covering.

Again, sorry about the up-side-down pictures in the post. They appear right-side-up if you click on them.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 02:20:34 pm by Russ Crouch »
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #54 on: December 09, 2017, 02:24:54 pm »
Russ, wow...looks great!! A couple of questions for you. Can you post a pic of your instruments? They look different from what came with my kit. Also, I noticed you have a different hood prop. Is that your upgrade or did it come with your kit?

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #55 on: December 09, 2017, 03:04:09 pm »
Sam,
The gauges are Speedhut billet. I had them before we purchased the car from Hurricane. The hood prop is a Locar. I was at a loss on how the supplied prop was to work and concerned about it falling and damaging the paint on the fender. This prop is telescopic and has a great finish. the bottom bracket is made from 1" square tubing.
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« Last Edit: December 09, 2017, 03:06:12 pm by Russ Crouch »
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #56 on: December 09, 2017, 06:19:09 pm »
Thanks. I like them both. I also had/have concerns about the hood prop on mine for the same reasons. I think this would be a good product improvement for Hurricane to adopt in the future.Sam

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Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« Reply #57 on: December 10, 2017, 05:22:02 am »
Looks really good Russ.  You are getting closer and closer.  Keep up the great work.

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« Reply #58 on: December 14, 2017, 12:19:59 pm »
I ordered a set of these Cobra headlight ring trim gaskets from Metro Moulded Rubber. The part number is HR 17. They fit well. Replaced the existing gasket with this trim gasket to address the gap between the body and trim ring. I think it gives a finished look. Top pick is with old gasket and bottom is with the Metro trim gasket.

« Last Edit: December 14, 2017, 12:22:39 pm by Russ Crouch »
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive

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« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2017, 12:27:09 pm »
Passenger side is with and driver's side without.
HM-2018 - build has started
427/451 FE Side Oiler + TKO-600 0.82
9" solid axle 3.50:1 limited slip
Willwood 12.25" New brakes
15" Vintage Wheels - pin drive