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Frequently Asked Questions
Q:
How can you take claim to being the "worlds first street rod to be built entirely on the web"? There have been other street rods on the web before Project33.

A:
Hey, I realize there have been others (myself included) who have posted Articles about various things they've done to their cars on the web. I posted a couple of how-to interior Articles on my old '35 back in '95.

What makes this project unique is the word "entirely". The entire build-up of the car will be documented in photos and text. There are currently 4482 build-up photos in 951 Articles as of Friday, December 15th, 2017. All information is stored in a database and the site is searchable and easily updated because of this. Once finished, the site will be gigantic and will remain up and unaltered indefinitely.

I'm not trying to step on anyone's toes, but to this date I haven't found a project build-up site anywhere near as comprehensive as this one.


Q:
When is Project33 going to be finished and how long will this site stay up?

A:

I was shooting for spring 2003 but now I just hope it's within my lifetime. The website will remain until people start begging me to take it down.

Q:
How come I see cool parts in some of your pictures but you haven't written about them or posted pictures of them?

A:

I'm collecting parts for the project all the time. I won't be talking about them until I start to install them. If you see a part for the car that I haven't written about, be patient, Articles will come. My goal is to cover everything on the car but hopefully not so that it bores the reader. i.e. "here's 6 pages on how to put air in the tires"

Q:
Where are the articles on your power windows?

A:

The Outlaw body we used for the project comes with the side glass pre-installed. We simply dropped the window down below the window opening and removed the stainless trim ring so we could get paint everywhere. We then replaced the metal trim ring using 3M weatherstrip adhesive.

Q:
Where did you get the stands the car is sitting on?

A:

The risers are fiberglass and raise the car one foot in the air. They are manufactured by Gibbon Fiberglass.

Q:
How big is project33.com and what do you use to take pictures and keep it updated?

A:

Currently Project33 has 4482 pictures in 951 Articles. Pictures are taken with a Nikon CoolPix 990 digital camera and auto-reduced to 220 pixels or 468 pixels wide before saving to the web.

I "spoke" much of the text for the Articles with a speech-to-text program so sometimes it does some strange things, like if I say "That's cool", it might type "That school" so I've tried to check it. The wrong wording is still spelled correctly so the spell checker doesn't catch it, so if you see strange words that make no sense, please let me know I was sleeping when I checked it.


Q:
How about listing all the parts you use and their price? It would be nice to know what it cost to build when you're finished and to be able to duplicate it.

A:

I purposely haven't listed prices unless my sponsor requests it (like Sehr Performance's Lifter Bore Correction). The problem with entering prices is that it's not fair to the companies that sell them unless I'm going to update the prices on this web site every time they have a price increase. You can find out the current price of most items by checking Yogi's Online Catalog. I'm webmaster for several of this projects sponsors and have worked with them for many years and love their products, so they have given me a few special deals I shouldn't repeat! (thanks guys!)  As for the finished price... I wouldn't want my wife to find out, so it will never be published. ;)

About duplication... I'm flattered that anyone would think Project33 worthy of duplication, however I feel the coolest thing about street rodding is that everyone has their own way of doing things. Every car is unique and that's what makes it so fun to see other peoples creations. If you want to do some things the same - go for it!  I've borrowed some things from my favorite cars and incorporated them in this project too.


Q:
Why didn't you use a Ford engine in your Ford?

A:

The original "plan" was to build a Ford 347 stroker, but just the blower intake was 1k more! A Ford engine would have cost MUCH more to build than a comparable Chevy. Also the availability of accessory mounts, etc. is much worse and resale can also suffer since the majority of the rodding community seems to prefer a Chevy mill in their street rod. I considered a big block Ford or Chevy, but the firewall would be in my lap with the extra room needed for the blower drive and I'm over 6 feet tall and 90-percent legs. So in the words of a wise street rodding buddy... why mess with what works. This is a truly a home built car, so less grief and aggravation is a good thing.


PLEASE NOTE:

I'll keep adding to this area as more frequent questions accumulate. It's been great meeting fellow rodders via e-mail. This has been a real unforeseen benefit from this site. I sincerely hope you enjoy the site and thanks for stoping. Please take the time to visit the websites of the many sponsors who helped make this project a reality. They are all great companies to work with.

Scooter