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Hot Rods Build Thread: Introducing the Silver City Spl.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by general gow, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. general gow
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    I'm terrible at build threads. Just ask anyone trying to follow along on my '34 thread...

    But, I acquired this T roadster body from a friend of mine and decided to do something with it while I am on an emotional hiatus from the '34. Pictures tell a thousand words, and I am just about out of them so here ya go. I'll caption the photos to give more insight as necessary.

    here's the body when it came home:

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    mocked up on a rolling chassis i have:

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    and with aprons:

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    after some body work and paint and some graphics:

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    i used some 29 aprons i had instead, cuz they were better, and cut them to fit the way i wanted:

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    and a running chassis that i got down at Helger's. i should have it running this week. just needs a few things. and the body in the background waiting to be mated:

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    That's it for now. It's about 3 weeks of work and hunting. More later.
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    Thats a bitchin` little jalopy Mark
  3. That looks awesome!
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    Awesomeness!
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    Well now....
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    Nice man! I was wondering how aprons were going to look on mine and now I know! Gonna flat tow it to the Drags and race Bugsy???
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    Damn General, I love it !
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    Cool car, Mark...but don't get too far from Tom's '34!!! :cool:
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    Keith, Dad's '34 consumes me to the point of obsession. I need to get my chops up before I tackle it head on. I did some work on it today too. But I need to take that on with baby steps.
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    told ya the search was over...

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    Is it going to have a windshield? I am chomping at the bit to see it driving lol
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    it will have a windshield. i just dont have one yet. looking for stock windshield frame and posts if anyone has some. and i need a set of headlights. i want some Model As, i think. i have some Guides, but they are too late for this car. Would love to find some A lights.
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    Mark,

    I have some '26 Chevrolet posts if you're interested- they are just about a dead ringer for the late T's!
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    a neat Blue Streak coil I picked up for it:

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    Chassis freshened up with some paint. Found a roll of body welt in my stash, too.

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    back to work
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    These are probably not what your looking for but i will throw them out there for ya.

    Attached Files:

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    Me likely!!!!! Why don't you not paint the word "SILVER" on it and just go ahead and put SUGAR since I will convince you to sell that roadster to me once it's finished for pennies on the dollar (in my best dwight schrute voice). :D
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    i knew you'd have something to say about the name, JJ...

    Dave, i think those are too new, with the bulbs on top. not early enough for this car. thanks, though.
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    You have my attention!!!
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    looking forward to more!
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    ...awesome
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    ^^^hahahaha. too awesome for words.
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    Looks bitchin' Mark !!! Go GOW Go ! Are you gonna fit in that sweet ride ???
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    some seat mods are in order, and I am doing the Dennis Lacy floorboard mod, and I should be okay for space.
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    I mean really, does anybody "fit" in a Model t roadster. My old '26 left my head above the windshield but I loved it so I just hunched over and dealt.

    Go for the gold Gow!!! So excited to see this thing come about.
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    JJ, you should see this guy try to fit behind the wheel of my '31 roadster!!:D:eek:


    Looked like the time he took my motorcycle for a spin!
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    i have been in other A roadsters and fit fine. yours just isn't built for me, Bill. i guess the upside is that you know i can never steal it...

    the only time i have ever been the operator of a motorcycle, it didn't end well. looked sorta like that. just ask Eli. ugh.

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