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The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 19, 2008.

  1. Ryan
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    Yep, great car. Everybody building a Hot Rod should own the Tardel book.
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    Look great Kevin!
    That is exactly what I want to build in a sedan.
    Paint looks good too
  4. 1950ChevySuburban
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    2 brothers looking to kick some serious butt!
    Thanks for the screensaver this week:cool:

    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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    that is one slick sedan,not shoure bout the red 4O ? wheel, would look better black
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    Nice ol Hot Rod.....thanks for adding the story, makes it come to life.
    Skot
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    Cool pics, and good story
  8. 29 sedanman
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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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    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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    It ain't fair.... 2 cool cars within blocks of each other... It just ain't fair....

    ...but very nice.
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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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    Great lookin rides boys!

    Only one thing missing in shot#17.......A Flagman!
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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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    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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    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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    Very cool car - good job, Kevin!
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    Keller huh? Well I am glad that he stuck with the red. It's a nice touch.
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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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    Damn nice rides....
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    Great cars, great color on the sedan.
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    Now Then ...
    Wheres The "roadster Sister"?
    Does She Live On The Good Side Of Town?
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    Brothers from a different mother alright. These cars come from the same branch of that tree. Twins even.
    Good-on-ya for stickin' with it Silva, the results speak for them selves. Kool car. I dig the red boat wheel, authentic (unpainted is original, in this case original is good).
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    Kiwifruit, you may just have a point there.
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    I thank ya'll ...and feel a bit embarrassed, I hope we are not overexposing
    the car here on the HAMB.

    Like everyone here building a car...you know it is a labor of love and a huge commitment.

    Ryan did a wonderful job,capturing the feel and vibe of the build as it has progressed.

    I am truly humbled by the comments the car has received.

    Just to clear up any confusion..The steering wheel is a "Sheller" and was commonly used on boats, It is the NOS color and I initally wanted to paint it black...but after I installed it, the red really popped off the black and blue.

    Some will like it some won't.

    Thanks
    Kevin
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    Overexposing? If you lived in California, your car would be in 20 magazines already.
    Your car needs to be seen, it's screams traditional Hot Rod, in fact I'd like to see more, especially build pictures and stuff.
    Congrats on getting it running.
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    Awesome car and the pics with Ryan's coupe are superb!
    Great job Mr Silva.
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    Amen!!! The Silva Special gets your attention by being understated.

    BTW Sheller made a lot of steering wheels in the thirties. Most of Fords' banjo wheels were Shellers.
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    that is a beautiful car, it can't be over exposed. Love the steering wheel and the paint. :D
  29. hemi coupe
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    Killer cars, and a couple of cool dudes!! Two of my favorites, hanging out. Very Inspirational! Kevins Hot rod is one of my all time favorite sedans!
    Jimmy White
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    overexposed? you should be damned proud of that car man. anybody whose ever laid their hands on a car should see the craftsmanship that went into that car! awesome, awesome ride!

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