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  • The building of the yet to be named Drag Wagon

    OK the Texas whale has been stripped down and in the process of a complete make over.

    Photos of the Whale wet sanded and repaired in my shop prior to me taking to Indiana for its new look. The 12 year old paint job was showing its age and some cracking. Took about 120 hours of sanding, guidecoating, Epoxying trim holes, heavy sandable primer, more sanding and guidecoating....

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    Keeping the flag roof

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  • #2
    This is where we're at as of Today. I leave a 6am Monday to go bring it back from Indiana.

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    • #3
      When in comes back I'll cover and
      1. take entire front an rear suspension off,
      2. scrape and paint underside
      3. clean, rebuild and paint rear sispension
      4. clean paint paint and rebuild front suspension
      5. new brake and fuel lines
      6. Send chrome out to be replated
      7. Send Headers out to be recoated
      8. Refinish the grill
      9. Build a new motor - been waiting for machine shop to install eight .000 sleeves in my mega block
      10. Install drive train
      11. Install new Lexan
      12. Install trim
      13. Run new wiring
      14. Finish under hood
      15. Finish interior
      16. Fire it up and adjust
      17. Align front End
      18. Test
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      • #4
        Trying to find the right name for the car:
        • PlyWood is often suggested, but doesn't do anything for me
        • Morning Wood is a popular name
        • Mesquite Missile s in consideration
        • Whale Wood keeps a little old with the new
        • Shg'n Wag'n
        • Max Wood
        • Woodimus Maximus
        • Maximus Woodimus
        • Maxine
        • Woodstock
        • Cowabunga
        • Wildwood
        • Lonhorn Limo
        • Texas Limo
        • Cowboy Limo
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        • #5
          Whale Wood is my choice.

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          • #6
            Name I settled on is

            Screamin Woody
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              • #8
                I like it. I think it looks better with the wood grain look.
                "You're only as old as the women you feel."
                -Groucho Marx
                Moparless for now

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