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Old 05-19-2008, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

I've mentioned Kevin Silva's sedan a few times here on The Jalopy Journal (here, here, and here), but I've never really gotten into the full story of how this little hot rod came to be. Kevin recently finished the car and I thought the timing was ...

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Old 05-19-2008, 11:33 AM   #2
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Yep, great car. Everybody building a Hot Rod should own the Tardel book.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:35 AM   #3
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Look great Kevin!
That is exactly what I want to build in a sedan.
Paint looks good too
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:10 PM   #4
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2 brothers looking to kick some serious butt!
Thanks for the screensaver this week

I need to order that Tardel book you mentioned, obviously it'll help get - and keep - my '29 Sedan on track
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #5
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Default Re: The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

that is one slick sedan,not shoure bout the red 4O ? wheel, would look better black
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:30 PM   #6
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Nice ol Hot Rod.....thanks for adding the story, makes it come to life.
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Old 05-19-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
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Cool pics, and good story
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:16 PM   #8
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That is the nicest Model A sedan I have ever seen. Definitely my favorite.

Makes me want to redo mine.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #9
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Very cool cars. That steering wheel in the Silva Sedan is an interesting piece. It's the same wheel as everyone else yet it's holds it's own and stick out impressively. If I can finish my coupe with half the style and attitude that those two cars have I will be a happy man. They are forever intertwined in your families now. Cool.....very cool.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:20 PM   #10
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It ain't fair.... 2 cool cars within blocks of each other... It just ain't fair....

...but very nice.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:32 PM   #11
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The steering wheel looks like a Keller off a boat. Some of them came red. There were some NOS ones floating around (from a boat, get it?) a year or so ago. Not found on every Tom, Dick, or Hot Rod.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:05 PM   #12
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Great lookin rides boys!

Only one thing missing in shot#17.......A Flagman!
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:14 PM   #13
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I'm in love with that sedan. How much chop was done on it? It's perfect.
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:54 PM   #14
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Default Re: The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

The steering wheel is a Keller. Kevin had planned on painting it black, but after mocking it up with its original color, we talked him into not painting it.

The little splash of red looks really good when standing outside the car.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:06 PM   #15
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FINALLY!!! a '30 sedan built as a traditional Hot Rod, not a 'sitting on the ground , 12'' chop, rusting to bits Shock Rod'.
LOVE IT!!
Love the Tardel/Bishop book too.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:16 PM   #16
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Very cool car - good job, Kevin!
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:25 PM   #17
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Default Re: The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

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The steering wheel is a Keller. Kevin had planned on painting it black, but after mocking it up with its original color, we talked him into not painting it.

The little splash of red looks really good when standing outside the car.
Keller huh? Well I am glad that he stuck with the red. It's a nice touch.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:45 PM   #18
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Beautiful car, I have been waiting to see the end result of this car for sometime. This build inspired me to build a 28-29 Tudor. I am currently working on the chassis and it will have a 49 8ba, I hope to have it completed for the fall.
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Old 05-19-2008, 03:50 PM   #19
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Damn nice rides....
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Old 05-19-2008, 04:01 PM   #20
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Great cars, great color on the sedan.
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