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Hewey's Tiki Wagon: Update page 5
hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-12-20 06:54 am   Permalink

Big cruise foamy. P&O with the big boat and the cocktails ...

Im gonna do some tiki stuff to the bug. Nothing major, cause Im not looking at keeping it too long (Cant fit any large tiki carvings in it, and too damn heavy to lift to the roof). I will post pics.

Hell, I might even sticker it up in red holographic vinyl (kustom kahoona) for the next nostalgia drags (just a pit bitch for my brother, not competing, dont think theyd let me in). Means I could disply some tiki and hot rod art though

First off, I think mini wooden rum bottles would make cool door locks...

Ill start a new thread on just the bug, me thinks...
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-16 02:49 am   Permalink

UPDATE

Well, the wagon. An interesting story that one... My brother went to sell it and I realised how much I wanted it, so I agreed to buy it and put down a deposit. My brother agreed to cut out the rust before said car changing hands. Well, my brother cut out the floor at his work, and his work went bankrupt.

The guy who was gonna help him to weld the new floor panels back in didn't have a welder, and there was no access to the work welder any more. So she was towed home without a floor and sat in my brothers garage until his brother in law could weld it back together (at this stage my brother got a new job like 8 hours away). I had the fun job of cleaning up after the welding, priming, and tar sealing too. I also had to replace the rear brake line after my brother cut through it cutting out the old floor. This took 2 goes to get right before it worked... haha. Ive spent too many hours under this freaking car.

So, got it back on the road days before registration was due. Passed okay (when it shouldn't have - only 1 indicator was working!) and had it one the road for like a week or 2.

Well, I didn't make it home from work one Friday night. Lottsa smoke (out of the carby!) but couldnt even nurse it home. Got it towed home. My neighbourts prognosis was broken rings. Pushed it into his place, pulled the engine, stripped it down to a bare block. The damage: the end of a dipstick was floating around the bottom end, 5 cylinders had damaged rings, one piston had split in two, and there was a inch of movement in the timing chain.

SO, now shes got to have a full rebuild. Lots of $$$... Gonna be a while before I can afford to do anything really cool. At least she got a Bamboo Ben sticker on it

Tiki updates when I get to em. Currently planning the bamboo side window curtains and tiki shifter Im gonna carve...
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-07-16 02:53 am   Permalink

This needs to be moved out of tiki carving to other crafts by a mod (was posted before "creating" was split into 2).
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hewey
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Posted: 2006-09-11 7:36 pm   Permalink

UPDATE: 12/9/06

Got a newer engine to rebuild, out of a younger car of the same model (so I got an early 80s engine, not an early 70s engine). Waiting on the block to come back from the machine shop - should be back this week. Even got a set of extractors to give it a sweet note

When we first fire her up we wont have the exhaust hooked up, just have it dumping from the extractors. Itll sound awesome. Ill try and video it and post it on you-tube

Hopefully it will back cruising within the month, but we'll see...
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