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V8Transporter April 8th, 2019 11:52 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
"Goofy looking side profile?":huh:
How 'bout, "imaginative modern version of Classic Hot Rod look?" :clapping::clapping:

kustomkreep86 April 9th, 2019 04:21 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 590573)
"Goofy looking side profile?":huh:
How 'bout, "imaginative modern version of Classic Hot Rod look?" :clapping::clapping:

Haha Yeah I like that!! Let's go with that one! Thanks!

alykat April 9th, 2019 02:15 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Looking very Volks-rodish !

kustomkreep86 April 22nd, 2019 04:07 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Had a good productive weekend. Gotta love the long weekends! Got my hood lock installed. Wanted to make sure I got locking hood pins because this is where my battery and all my witing will be housed.

https://i.vgy.me/pbDN4h.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/aMGRPA.jpg

Also got the bottom of the dash/wiring compartment put in. Threw and old battery in there to make sure my fit was good. Was close but more than enough room.

https://i.vgy.me/XD9hA2.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/bwp6fI.jpg

Got my rad cradle installed and the frame horns removed. I still need to plate in the frame, but had to throw the rad on there to get a look.

https://i.vgy.me/Hg4OCk.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/0SPP5G.jpg

Stoked with how that looks on there. Can't wait to get the engine in!

Trimmed and capped off the rear frame rails. Just cleans things up nicely.

https://i.vgy.me/k4HNaz.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/pDQbA7.jpg

Got my piston tail light installed. Just need to put the electronics and lenses on.really diggin' these!

https://i.vgy.me/Me8Jwv.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/UHPYM3.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/1qM2wA.jpg

Had to get a shot with the rad and the cowl templates on there for a more complete picture. Can't wait to get the engine in there and get the cowl finished up. Stoked with how this is all coming along!

https://i.vgy.me/YAYfAL.jpg

alykat April 22nd, 2019 01:15 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Tail lights look great !

V8Transporter April 22nd, 2019 05:16 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
First time I've seen 'four valve' tail lights.:wink::grin::thumbsup::thumbsup:

kustomkreep86 April 23rd, 2019 08:44 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 590613)
Tail lights look great !

Thanks! I'll put up another picture after I get the lenses on there.

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 590614)
First time I've seen 'four valve' tail lights.:wink::grin::thumbsup::thumbsup:

In my research, I found that these just flow so much better than the traditional no valve tail light...haha :funny:

V8Transporter April 23rd, 2019 10:55 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Oh, right...um, you're talking high compression tail lights? :blink::blink:

V8Transporter April 23rd, 2019 02:30 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
I had a thought about the ends of the front frame rails. Use some round tubing and turn then into housings for driving lights.

kustomkreep86 April 25th, 2019 03:23 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 590618)
I had a thought about the ends of the front frame rails. Use some round tubing and turn then into housings for driving lights.

I thought about doing something like that, but I think I just want to keep things simple up front and just have the headlights. I got headlights that have built in signals so that I didn't have a separate signal light as well. But things change all the time so who knows what'll happen...lol

kustomkreep86 April 25th, 2019 03:24 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Here's how the tail lights look with the lenses on there. I still need to get the right screws and tap the holes.

https://i.vgy.me/EAWYH1.jpg

alykat April 27th, 2019 06:31 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Good job !

kustomkreep86 May 6th, 2019 06:10 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Had a really productive weekend! Got some headlight mounts made.

https://i.vgy.me/dvd2CG.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/WjGzVa.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/zXCiWf.jpg

Once those were done I have to put everything on the front so I could get a more complete look at it.

https://i.vgy.me/iE9sGA.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/9T5sK2.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/8ffSIw.jpg

Loving how everything is looking! I also got my cowl side panels in.

https://i.vgy.me/Y2xd0x.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/qBibiR.jpg

Most importanatly, the engine is in!! Well mostly. I still need to make a tranny crossmember.

https://i.vgy.me/GtrUBI.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/oP9jZl.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/JV3P7o.jpg

Now I can finish up the floors and get the firewall done!

These are the rims I got. Picked up a set of Center Lines. Wide in the back and narrower up front. My buddy also got me a set of 31's for the back. There are gonna look sweet!

https://i.vgy.me/w7wOWF.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/tygxaV.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/68ozct.jpg

Little bit of a difference from the stock tire size! hahaha I'm shooting to have this driving for a big show coming up June first. Got quite a bit to do, but I think I can do it.

kustomkreep86 May 13th, 2019 04:18 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Got in another good productive weekend! Lots of big stuff off the list.

Got my tranny crossmember made so now the engine and trans are officially bolted in.

https://i.vgy.me/KcajhF.jpg

Got the firewall fitted and welded in.

https://i.vgy.me/LKb5Ec.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/ppGsvX.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/uCF3Hb.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/kjAohr.jpg

I also got the front panel of the "Hood" filled in.

https://i.vgy.me/T8Y31s.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/KAucoc.jpg

I also got the first piece of my floor pans in. The passenger side floor pan is in!

https://i.vgy.me/aDTxbi.jpg

alykat May 13th, 2019 01:32 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Great progress !

kustomkreep86 May 21st, 2019 05:50 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Had a great weekend, got lots of stuff checked off the list! Floors are all done. Just need to put some seam seal on and paint.

https://i.vgy.me/sWuDN3.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/2vmxDM.jpg

Got the hole for the column put into the firewall. Used a piece of 2" exhaust pipe to support the end of the column and for the column grommet to fit into.

https://i.vgy.me/vFLQlo.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/H1DUt6.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/AvEUKz.jpg

Got the accelerator pedal, brake pedal and master cylinder installed.

https://i.vgy.me/sEYWgP.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/nQACBQ.jpg

Got my shifter mounted. Just need to lower it down a bit. It's the truck style one so it's super tall, but has an adjust able mount.

https://i.vgy.me/w2W4JG.jpg

Threw the seat in to chesk fitment and make sure everything was comfortable. Nice to see all these things going in!

https://i.vgy.me/r0nd2v.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/J9FEXw.jpg

Adjusted the height of the shifter and trimmed down the cover. Perfect fit!

https://i.vgy.me/EfFjjH.jpg

Everyday this view gets a little bit better! Can't wait to get this thing rolling!

https://i.vgy.me/A0OsYH.jpg

alykat May 27th, 2019 05:48 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
This rig will be street ready before you know it. Good work !

mkparker May 29th, 2019 12:05 PM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Just ran across this build! Great work and great ideas for mine that will commence at some point! I really dig the GREEN seats!!

kustomkreep86 May 31st, 2019 08:35 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mkparker (Post 590692)
Just ran across this build! Great work and great ideas for mine that will commence at some point! I really dig the GREEN seats!!

Thanks! Right on, can't wait to see another rod getting built!

kustomkreep86 June 5th, 2019 03:31 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Well I didn't meet my goal of having the bug ready for a big show that happened this past weekend in my area, but I did get damn close. Managed to get a lot done in the last few months! Pretty stoked on that. And now it won't be long before I'm cruising again. Had Frankie out to do some work on the rear area so I had to throw the rad on and grab a couple shots.

https://i.vgy.me/eYKrtI.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/5QDdaI.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/3ETbfM.jpg

kustomkreep86 June 11th, 2019 10:44 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Finally got my big wheels on the back! Love these Center Line rims. Tires are 265/75/15. Gave the big the look it needed. Leveled out the ride height. I'm glad I didn't lower the front yet. Might have been sitting a little too low. I wasn't sure how I'd feel with it being this height, but now that those tires are on there it's growing on me.

https://i.vgy.me/Vgit8v.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/I5bt5q.jpg

alykat June 12th, 2019 03:43 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Stance looks pretty good as is.

V8Transporter June 15th, 2019 10:16 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
I agree, you’re pulling off the Classic Hot Rod look.👍👍

kustomkreep86 June 17th, 2019 03:21 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by alykat (Post 590708)
Stance looks pretty good as is.

Quote:

Originally Posted by V8Transporter (Post 590711)
I agree, you’re pulling off the Classic Hot Rod look.👍👍

Yeah that's what I keep seeing too. I'm really diggin the way this is all coming together. My plan was to drive it like this for a while and build a new frame for it, but it may just end up staying like this.

kustomkreep86 June 17th, 2019 03:25 AM

Re: Frankie 2.0
 
It's all coming together! Slowly but surely!

https://i.vgy.me/EdW3G6.jpg

https://i.vgy.me/vk9W0j.jpg

Really can't wait to fire this up! Hopefully within the next week or so.


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