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Old 05-03-2018, 01:05 PM   #26
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Re: Project Whipping Post

Shortly after March 2011 the company I work for was bought out, and since I was the first employee I was offered a decent sign-on bonus for staying. I parlayed that into CPP front suspension parts, a Miller 211 MIG and ultimately a new house with a shop.

But first, that neighbor...

Shortly after receiving the sign-on bonus the city sent me a letter in the mail stating I had 30 days to either remove the truck, or get it running, with daily fines to follow. Being a proponent of small government that leaves us alone I did what I do. I looked for loop holes. The City of Keller defined "running" as tagged with a current State inspection and insurance. It also had to look the part. Hmmm... Antique tags in TX only require insurance, no inspection. So I order up the front end parts, got insurance and put Antique tags on it. Volia! "Running" truck. The city balked at the lack of an inspection and engine until I showed them the State laws for Antique tags. The conceded. Even the city code enforcement guy was impressed with my manipulation of their laws.


Money!


Installed.


A running truck... per the City of Keller.

When the last photo was taken I was really close here to having a running and driving truck . To be frank, had I not got that sign-on bonus it would have been running within a month or two. Instead my wife and I decided to move so I shelved this project and bought a house with a shop. That killed the rest of 2011 and I wasn't able to touch the truck until early 2013. I consider that an acceptable delay.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:11 PM   #27
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Re: Project Whipping Post

Nice work, you'd think you lived in Flower Mound or something.
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:28 PM   #28
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This post is all about my shop and the half of the delays in this project. Feel free to skip it. I am documenting it as a means to wrap my head around the why's of almost a decade spent on one project.

Picking up where I left off in the previous post.... As mentioned I took almost 2 years off of the truck for a house move. 2 YEARS!?!? Why? Because the shop wasn't setup for working out of and the house need other work done first. It was a good storage area, but nothing else. The photos tell the tale, asphalt and gravel with one wall missing.





In July 2012 I finally had enough money to tackle that. I had concrete poured and threw a wall up. Then painted the floors.






Ahh, when my shop was uncluttered. (That is a rust free, but dented hood along the wall. I still have it and someday I'll use it to replace the bondo and rust hood I currently run!)


Now I was knocking down dreams left and right. Bigger house. Property. No city taxes. Shop.

Then I caught a summer cold that just wouldn't quit. I was sick with a fever on and off for three weeks. When I started coughing blood I threw in the towel and went to the ER. It wasn't as bad as it sounds. Turns out I had pneumonia and was on the verge of hospitalization. And just like that another month was lost.

At least the next delay was hot rod related! Goodguys comes twice a year here in N. Texas, so we took Ruby (see my signature) to the 2012 Fall show and low and behold a valve decided it was done. BAM! New priority! The rest of 2012 and early 2013 was spent getting Ruby up and running again because I couldn't be without a hot rod come the Spring show!


Just a little 350 (with ported Dart II Heads and a Comp Xtreme 268 cam)

It was now April 2013 and I was ready to get back to the truck. I could get it running in a month or less, OR I could take advantage of the shop and pull the bed and do the rear suspension. Let's see... which would cause more delays, money, and headache?

Off with your bed!
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:29 PM   #29
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Nice work, you'd think you lived in Flower Mound or something.
Keller... the city that wished it was Flower Mound, or Trophy Club, or Southlake...
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Old 05-03-2018, 02:32 PM   #30
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That is the last update until next week. C10 Nationals are here so I am off tomorrow to finish prepping the truck and I'll be at the show on Saturday!

In the meantime I leave you a question to ponder.

Do you think this kid has any clue what a badarse his dad is?

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Old 05-03-2018, 04:53 PM   #31
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Re: Project Whipping Post

Awesome thread!

I rarely work in "town", but recently did some grading work near Main St. in Keller for a referral customer. After dodging traffic to unload my equipment I had to park the truck and trailer a couple blocks away from the jobsite. Luckily it was only a one-day job, but still pretty nerve racking. I prefer dodging roadkill and cattle on the way to and from work.
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Old 05-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #32
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That is the last update until next week. C10 Nationals are here so I am off tomorrow to finish prepping the truck and I'll be at the show on Saturday!

In the meantime I leave you a question to ponder.

Do you think this kid has any clue what a badarse his dad is?

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Old 05-04-2018, 08:19 PM   #33
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Re: Project Whipping Post

I’m jealous of the fact he got the sledgehammer to stay put. Cool hot rod.
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Old 05-05-2018, 12:23 AM   #34
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Dad had one really cool shop. The envy of many men.
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Old 05-08-2018, 12:51 PM   #35
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Before I get back to the umm... backdate I figured I would give an update from this weekend.

I spent Saturday at the Inaugural C10 Nationals and it was excellent.

Whipping Post was there and it drove quite well. Naturally I have things to work on but in the last three days I was able to put 150 miles on it. So far so good.

Since I didn't have seat belts installed I wasn't able to participate in the autocross, so I did the next best thing. I got a ride along with Rob in Hellboy then with Jason in the Ridetech Blazer. I got 4 laps in both and it was a blast. I also witnessed the CPP Week to Wicked truck perform well, which is reassuring since I am using the same front suspension, albeit I am about 300 hp short of them. Plans for the future...

Anyway, here are some photos.


At least some people thought it was worth looking at.


Sitting in the paddock starring solemnly at Hellboy wishing it could play.


Yup, I'm a nerd.


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Old 05-08-2018, 04:48 PM   #37
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So I'm cruising my electric trike around at the C10 Nats (sipping a $7 ice tea...really guys?) and I look to my left and see a familiar looking rig. Yep, drive around back and it's Whipping Post. I took a few pics and put a couple up in the Nats thread. No under the hood spoil the drama of the thread pics though.

So my wife wantss to know what type of black paint is on there. Yep, she asked.
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Old 05-15-2018, 06:24 PM   #39
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So I'm cruising my electric trike around at the C10 Nats (sipping a $7 ice tea...really guys?) and I look to my left and see a familiar looking rig. Yep, drive around back and it's Whipping Post. I took a few pics and put a couple up in the Nats thread. No under the hood spoil the drama of the thread pics though.

So my wife wantss to know what type of black paint is on there. Yep, she asked.
Cool! The paint is Hot Rod Flatz. Google that and it should come up. Iíve done some touch-up with Krylon Semi-Flat and itís close. It has a UV protectant in it so it could be permanant. I like it and willeventually recoat it with the same. Itís got score of shop rash and some rust spots that need attending too.
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Cool! The paint is Hot Rod Flatz. Google that and it should come up. Iíve done some touch-up with Krylon Semi-Flat and itís close. It has a UV protectant in it so it could be permanant. I like it and willeventually recoat it with the same. Itís got score of shop rash and some rust spots that need attending too.
Thanks! There are a lot of cool touches on your truck.
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Old 05-15-2018, 11:00 PM   #41
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Thank you. I’ve got more planned but at some point enough is enough and you just wanna drive it! A better seat, insulation, seat belts are on the short list.
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Old 05-17-2018, 01:27 PM   #42
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What an awesome build! I dig it....
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