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Old 06-19-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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"Extremes" annoy the shit out of me. Find something cool, realize that "coolness", and you can bet your ass that it won't be long before someone takes that idea and perversely tweeks it to the extreme. A great case study for this theory is the h...

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Old 06-19-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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A perfect AV8. 3 piece alloy hood and sides, Awesome!
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:40 AM   #3
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Great looking car.
I've saved a few photos of it for inspiration and ideas on my own Roadster build.

Thanks, McFly!

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Old 06-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #4
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Anyone have info on that 33 in the back ground
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:45 AM   #5
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Mcfly is a very cool guy. He also really "gets it" !
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #6
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McFly got it right....L.B.
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Old 06-19-2009, 09:50 AM   #7
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Very nice indeed! .........so where is the old chassis and running gear gone?
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:11 AM   #8
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that look will never go away, it will always return to basics, the original rod. Its because that was the most exciting time for a rodder when his car was first on the road, that first day out and free. I can still recall mine, and that day! Crappy lookin stock A 2dr. with an unusual engine [56 chevy V8]. 39 trans A rearend, hydraulics,big n little ww,s and dual A bone mufflers! real fake out, even sounded like an A bone! However we would accept newer improvements, such as alternators, radials, discs, electronic dist.,etc because they are just better, we already had experience with the other stuff.

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Old 06-19-2009, 10:13 AM   #9
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I agree with the gauge and alternator deal, but man, what a fine car! McFly you done good!

I fricken love that wood floor like that!
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:14 AM   #10
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Now I dig that look.

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Old 06-19-2009, 10:16 AM   #11
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that car is very cool. it would have been cool 50 years ago, and will still be cool 50 years from now.

I have no problems with alternators, and with the price of a flathead rebuild, an old style set of modern gauges don't sound like such a bad idea.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:25 AM   #12
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And it's DRIVEN !!!!!!!!!!!
Go before show!!!!
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:30 AM   #13
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That one just makes a person want to get and go for a ride. Nice.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:48 AM   #14
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McFly's car was one of the inspirations for my build. Simple, proportioned, traditional. Sweet.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:50 AM   #15
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Awesome little roadster for sure!!!

I definitely agree with extremes. I would rather blend in with the history of hot rodding rather then try to reinvent the wheel. I have never been one to really put much into don't do that because everyone else does. There is a reason every builds the tried and true '29 Roadster on '32 Rails and that's because it's timeless and true to the history.

There will always be ways to separate yourself form the masses by just building a clean and well built version of a combination that my be commonplace. If it has character and is well proportioned then you can bet that your car will hold it own.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:53 AM   #16
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Wow! I'm honored to be even noticed. Thanks for the kind words. I've got a freshly rebuilt generator sitting on my work bench. I guess I'm just lazy. ha ha.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:59 AM   #17
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Very simple and I like the wiring. Alternators I like for the dependability and its harder than ever now to get good rebuilt gen's. I say if your just local driving the gen is fine but people that take the 1000 mile jaunt will have problems finding a gen if they do have a failure. Bottom line is I would love to have this one in my collection.
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:07 AM   #18
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Looks great!
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:08 AM   #19
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I like it !!!!!!!!!!
But then again I tend to be a bit biased
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Old 06-19-2009, 11:13 AM   #20
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Killer car...

But without "extremes".....you'd have no "normals".......
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