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Paul Proefrock

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2019, 07:10:24 pm »
Pan sits at about 4" as I recall. Knock on wood, my current car is the same and I have about 24k miles on it

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #46 on: May 02, 2019, 10:54:21 pm »
Wow, I had no idea you were back at it.  Congratulations and have fun!

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2019, 09:04:20 pm »
Owning a Hurricane and knowing its ideosyncracies, I new there were a few things I wanted to change. The X frame helps in the transmission removal, but there are still a few problems - like the shifter hole and stuff just not clearing. I studied a buddies ERA build and saw they had a removable transmission tunnel. Like the original cars had. So I planned a removable tunnel, but as I got into it, I saw it wouldn't take a whole lot more to make the configuration like the original CSX cars.

Very pleased with the results


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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #48 on: May 04, 2019, 09:08:32 pm »
Putting together all the little pieces to check fit before I coat and mount the tubs. I think we're there

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2019, 08:30:17 am »
Paul, great work as usual. I assume you fabbed the aluminum dash as well.

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2019, 09:22:34 pm »
Sam
I've taught myself how to form and stretch aluminum. Really makes for a better unit

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #51 on: May 06, 2019, 11:18:54 am »
Dang it, Paul!  Why couldn't you have started this new build sooner, like two years ago, before I got this far on my build (HM2008).   You've shared so many good ideas I've incorporated into mine, and here are more than I'm too late for:   longer lokar hand brake, removable transmission tunnel, aluminum dashboard.     I've had plenty of headaches trying to get my dashboard to fit, this might be something I can replace down the road.   

BTW why did you go with a street car dash layout? 
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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #52 on: May 06, 2019, 08:18:23 pm »
Bobby,
I replaced the fiberglass dash on my current car with an aluminum one, after the car was finished. Pretty easy to do.

I am hung up on Period Correct and wanted a glove box. My current car, I put one in and used the Comp Layout. Figured if I was going to do it, I should do it correctly.

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #53 on: May 07, 2019, 05:39:12 pm »
Any reason for an alum dash other than originality?
Been some time since I was at that stage, but I don't recall any dash fitment issues. 
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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #54 on: May 07, 2019, 08:05:57 pm »
Any reason for an alum dash other than originality?
Been some time since I was at that stage, but I don't recall any dash fitment issues.

Matt
Main reason was to get the rolled edges around the steering shaft and the glove box opening. Had a glovebox on my fiberglass dash and it just didn't look right.

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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #55 on: May 09, 2019, 11:49:16 am »
Ahh, I understand.
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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #56 on: August 01, 2019, 01:53:05 pm »
Paul, Whats the latest on your build?!   Inquiring minds want to know ....
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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #57 on: August 01, 2019, 08:14:24 pm »
Bobby
Going to make things difficult for you - I am working on a realistic hood. I've picked up a hood skin from Hurricane and in the process of mounting it to a metal tube frame - ala-original style.

I have the skin trimmed, the metal frame is formed and tacked together. Waiting for some adhesive to arrive so I can mount it.


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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2019, 05:26:02 am »
Nice!!!
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Re: HM2023 Build Thread
« Reply #59 on: August 02, 2019, 07:51:16 am »
Bobby
Going to make things difficult for you - I am working on a realistic hood. I've picked up a hood skin from Hurricane and in the process of mounting it to a metal tube frame - ala-original style.

I have the skin trimmed, the metal frame is formed and tacked together. Waiting for some adhesive to arrive so I can mount it.

OH PAUL, your'e killin' me .... 

I'll have to find some old pictures.  About 10 years ago, there was a Hurricane cobra that came to the Texas Cobra Meet from Mexico, it was solid red.  And he had authentic aluminum-skinned hood, doors and trunk.  It was awesome! and looked very real and original.  If I had it to do all over again .... (the wife would KILL me is what)

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