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Projects 1928 Chevy Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by R.Séamus.S, Aug 29, 2015.

  1. R.Séamus.S
    Joined: Apr 27, 2014
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    R.Séamus.S
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    from New Jersey

    I purchased the 1928 Chevrolet roadster April 2014 with plans of making it a prewar dry lakes car inspired my the miller brothers 28. It was a full fender unmolested originally equipped, though roughly running, car.
    I have since removed the fenders, running boards, lights and spare tire mount. I also removed the three piece hood and replaced it with an aluminum piece with the help of the notorious Pat Pryor.

    To get the rear sitting pretty I removed one spring in each bundle, flipped the main spring and secondary. (Hoping that this 87yo steel holds up under reverse load)

    I sent the front axle out to Nostalgia Sid @droppedaxles.com and promptly received a 3in replacement within two weeks. Stand up dude.

    Not running the 21in sewer caps so I decided to go with Chevy spoked 17's up front and spoked 19's in the rear.

    I'm still uncertain about the internal setup of the motor so any information on that front would be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Very cool, can't wait to see more. :cool:
     
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  3. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Very Cool Car.

    VR&C.
     
  4. That's one nice chevy.Keep us updated.
     
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  5. Great thought process. Great car. Dig it.
     
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  6. Kume
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  7. Very nice!!! Like Kume said, visit the Chevy 4 thread to get more info on your engine- where are you in Jersey?
     
  8. Kume
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    there may be enough room to fit a later chev straight six under that bonnet. - note the gap between the fan and radiator created to make way for the six in that chassis in 1929.
     
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  9. bct
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    She's a beauty
     
  10. WOW....this is going to be way cool
     
  11. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
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    Any Before pics? That's really sweet looking. Personally I prefer the stock wheels just because they're different. The wires look nice too though. What color combo are you going to go? The green and cream looks really good together.
     
  12. 117harv
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    Very nice, keep the progress pics coming.
     
  13. R.Séamus.S
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    R.Séamus.S
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    from New Jersey

    Thanks for the support everyone I appreciate it. I'm keeping the 4 bangor in there Kume thanks for the link.
    Mac the Yankee I'm located in stockton, central west nj.
     
  14. R.Séamus.S
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    As I find the before pics I'll post them katuna. Stock wheels look different but they weigh twice as much as the wires. After all the name of the game here is speed gentleman.
     
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  15. RJC
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    It,s looks like great start ,keep going . chev banger,s are hard to find speed parts for. iv,e got 6 pre 28,s , but no true roadsters.
     
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  16. volvobrynk
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    from Denmark

    Pictures or it never happens.

    I most say I like where this is going!
    That's a sweet little roadster. Much like what I dream about doing with my frame.
    I got a 1928/29 project going, are you aware that Early Chevy AD Axels are very adaptable and and gives you a wide range of drops. And the early years provide you with a Torque Tube for the era correct look.
    And for more and modern gear options a Nissan Hard body/pathfinder/king cab rear fits nice in there. These also lends them self well to hydraulic brake conversions, most of the work is done, and Advanced Design and Art Deco trucks can cough up the pedals for the right look and function.

    I it would look nice with some kind of a fairing on the front end and maybe even a belly pan.
    I've been thinking about doing one that is basicly and J shaped profile in Alu with a 90 degree bend inwards at the top. So it can be slit over the frame, and under the body. Simple and effective. And makes it a lot more lake style.
     
  17. R.Séamus.S
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    Planning on doing a belly pan and aluminum deck lid later. As for the rear, I'm trying to track down a late 30's Chevy with the correct backing plates and whatnot for hydro setup. Already have the fronts off a 36. Running the mech for now.
    If you don't have white knuckles and skid marks while you drive your not having fun.
     
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  18. Pete
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    Very cool and rare.....

    Your in good hands with pat...

    #fuckpatpryor
     
  19. tallhtrddr
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    Great looking car
     
  20. R.Séamus.S
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    R.Séamus.S
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    from New Jersey

    Yeah Pete he's a good guy once you get past that personality.

    Thanks tallhtrddr
     
  21. R.Séamus.S
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    I have some updated pics of the progress.
    Front suspension and steering is back together.
    New wheels and tires too.
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  22. bct
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    Lookin good . What are you using for a feul pump?
     
  23. CaliDreamin'
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  24. Gary Addcox
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    That is exactly right. The '28 hood was extended to make room for the next year's six.
     
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  25. flatheadgary
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    great looking ride. i have been wanting a '28 Chevy roadster most of my life. i fell in love with Hugh Tucker's drag car way back when. i wanted to build a street version of it.
     
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  26. volvobrynk
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    Do you have any pictures? I like them 1928/29 cars a lot!

    And this one keep getting better.
    You have way more car then me!
     
  27. The '28 chassis is 4" longer- Chevrolet went ahead and extended the chassis/wheelbase for the impending 6 cylinder engine, but held off on the "stovebolt" until '29 for further development. That's why the fan shroud is so stinkin' deep :D
     
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  28. R.Séamus.S
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    R.Séamus.S
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    from New Jersey

    Thanks bct. It's got one of those 6v eBay electric jobbers on there and it works so I'm going to leave it for now.
     

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