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Build Pictures / Re: Hurricane Coyote Build
« on: October 04, 2019, 05:40:45 am »
Really nice!!!!


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: August 02, 2019, 05:26:02 am »

General Questions / Re: Awesome visit
« on: June 15, 2019, 05:38:22 am »

You won't be disappointed with Hurricane.  Great bunch of guys.  They support their product 100% and you will find plenty of Hurricane owners that are willing to help with any questions or issues with the build of your car.


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: April 20, 2019, 05:38:24 am »

Looking really good.  Yep, I enjoyed most the build, modification, design, etc.


Build Pictures / Re: HM2008 Build
« on: March 29, 2019, 05:40:19 am »


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: February 05, 2019, 05:41:56 am »
Yahoo!!!  Nice to see progress again Paul.  Looking really good.  That engine is sweet!!


Build Pictures / Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« on: August 31, 2018, 05:36:31 am »
Looking really good.  Keep the pix coming.


Build Pictures / Re: HM2022
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:56:18 am »
Here's some pix of the panels and how they are installed plus the brackets I made to fasten the bottom of the panels to the frame.


General Questions / Re: Body weight
« on: June 18, 2018, 09:01:19 am »
Not sure of the exact weight but I always used 4 bodies (one at each fender well) to remove/replace the body.  Probably in the 200 lb range so each one had maybe 50 lbs.  A little beer and BBQ and those guys could always lift a lot more.  Be sure and put the 2x4 brace from the dash cowl to the rear cowl so the body doesn't flex and crack.

I built my body buck exactly to Paul's plans and the body fit perfectly.  The fender contours fit the plywood end pieces perfectly.  Paul did some research to modify a different manufacturer's body buck to fit the Hurricanes.  Worked perfectly for me to be able to store the body over the chassis and roll it out of the way when I was working on the chassis.

It was a monumental day when I was able to disassemble the body buck and do away with it (repurpose the wood).


General Questions / Re: New build HM-2022
« on: June 15, 2018, 05:55:55 am »
Welcome Dick.  You made an excellent choice with Hurricane.  I've never regretted making that decision.  Great bunch of guys at Hurricane.

If you need any assistance with your build, just ask.  There are plenty of us that have and/or going thru the build process and can provide plenty of assistance.

Where are you located?


General Questions / Re: Headed off to Lake City for another
« on: June 04, 2018, 06:32:29 am »
Super!!!  Keep the pictures coming.  Would like to see all the newest changes Hurricane is making.


Build Pictures / Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« on: March 18, 2018, 06:09:43 am »
Nice work on the door check straps.

I enjoyed your story about your mother and the Chevy dealership and buying a Ford.

My grandmother lived to be 100 and died in 1997.  When she was 85 she was at KMart with my mother and aunt.  She wanted to buy a push lawn mower to mow her grass.  She lived alone until just a couple of weeks before she died.  My mother and aunt said not just no but "hell no" you have great grandkids that would break a leg to mow your grass.  She said "fine, take me home".  When she got home, she called my uncle and got him to take her back to KMart and she bought that lawn mower.  That little woman could get that thing started (pull start) and push it around and mowed her grass for a good number of years.  BTW, her mother lived to be 98.  My mother is 91 and lives alone.  Hope I got some of those genes.

Build Pictures / Re: HM-2005 Build Thread
« on: March 16, 2018, 01:51:19 pm »
It will be along while before that smile starts to diminish.  Lovin' every minute of it.  She enjoys it too.  Guess I'm gonna have to let her drive it.

Gave a presentation out at my old work on Wednesday since it was half finished when I retired.  Also took the car out there for show and tell.  Had probably the largest turnout ever for our Motorsports group.  A lot of gearheads and racers out there.  One guy has a FF5 that he is re-converting to a street car from a spec racer.


Build Pictures / Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:50:55 am »
Hope that all works out.

TexasDMV changed the laws from the time I bought my car from Hurricane until I registered it.  It is registered as a 2017 Assembled Vehicle Replica of a 1965 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C built from a Hurricane Motorsports 1965 Roadster 427 S/C.  My insurance say 1965 Hurricane 427.  I have to meet 1965 safety regs but am exempt from emissions regs.  I had to pay sales taxes on the base price of the kit when I registered it.  Total was about $1450 with all the taxes and fees.  We only pay yearly registration fees which is about $80.

BTW, wife and I drove mine to go see my mother for her 91st birthday yesterday.  About 150 miles round trip.  Took the windey long way to get there through our hill country.  Really nice trip.


Build Pictures / Re: HM-2018 Build Thread
« on: March 15, 2018, 05:57:18 am »
Really nice car.

Hope the registration process is easier than it was for me.

Russ Ritttimann

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