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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Faded Love Garage, Feb 7, 2015.

  1. Faded Love Garage
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    Started on a new build today. It's a Victory six body on a model a chassis. Plans are a late fifties early sixties drag car. Just sitting on the frame. Gonna start bracing it up where I want it to sit and for chopping. Planning a 4 inch chop. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423342546.529024.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423342559.345388.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423342576.364385.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423342596.633830.jpg
     
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  2. I'll be following along. HRP
     
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  4. Faded Love Garage
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    I have the grille shell 38fordpickup.
     
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  5. Raiman1959
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    Nice pictures...something about a 'new' start on an old car like that is kind of fun...I can't explain it to my wife, and she is always wondering 'what else' I'm doing out in the garage....she doesn't get the car thing!!! Really nice project you have there. I'm curious about what engine you are going to use for an early drag car with that body style????...I like the idea big-time:)
     
  6. verde742
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    gotta ask... its a Law..... WHAT COLOR IS IT GOIN' BE:rolleyes:
     
  7. Faded Love Garage
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    Rainman1959 I'm thinking about using 1955 Pontiac 287. It has a hydramatic attached to it right now but might switch depending on money.
     
  8. Faded Love Garage
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    Verde742 not sure yet.
     
  9. noboD
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    That is not a normal sedan, it is either a brougham or four passenger coupe. Pretty rare body style.
     
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  10. Faded Love Garage
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    You're correct. NoboD. It would have had a place in back for a trunk.
     
  11. The37Kid
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    I noticed the rear wheel wells were a bit odd, some factory photos would be nice to see. Bob
     
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    I thought this body style would look cool with a nice chromed rearend.
     
  14. Looks like a good start!
     
  15. Faded Love Garage
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423426147.441487.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423426178.075348.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1423426196.847997.jpg A couple shots from this morning rolling it out.
     
  16. 319.JPG You really need a 1928 Dodge shell on the front....
     
  17. Nobey
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    Car has nice body lines, short cowl, and long hood. Should make a cool hot rod.....
     
  18. daddylama
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    a shiny quick change would look great hanging out of the back...
     
  19. noboD
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    BE aware there two different Victory bodies. One has a long cowl the other a shorter cowl, making the hoods different. When Mac the Yankee chimes in on this maybe he will explain. HE has a complete car like this.
     
  20. ss34coupe
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    Interesting project and choice of body. I will be following your build.
     
  21. Sorry for coming late to the party!

    Doug (noboD) is correct- the '28 Victory Six had a major body change mid-year, from long hood/short cowl to short hood/long cowl... no idea why, because the long hood is a MUCH nicer design. Then they changed the body AGAIN in '29 only to scrap the project a few months later.

    Yours has the short cowl, so it is an early '28. Parts aren't easy tom come by, but you have the most important ones (doors)! I sold most of my extra parts to a friend of Doug's- if you need a radiator shell, etc, his buddy may still have one.

    The Victory series of cars have really beautiful lines (except for the placement of the headlamps) and lots of neat details- it's a shame that Dodge pulled the plug so quickly. Unfortunately, they used a lighter gauge metal for the frame to compensate for the heavier all-steel body and simple accidents would total a car. Plus, trying to introduce a new line at the same time as the stock market crash/Depression didn't help...
     
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  22. Took a better look at your body- not surprised to see the rot at the bottom of your panels!

    The body slips down over the frame and has major drainage issues :(
     
  23. 287ci Pontiac ??? ... back in 2010, you stated:

    I may be a bit biased, but IMHO an injected Dodge "Red Ram" or DeSoto "Fire Dome" (i.e., a baby HEMI) would be a perfect fit for your late '50s - early '60 drag car "theme":

    1958 Thrifty Auto Supply Dragster @ Shelton Drags (1).JPG
    The injected DeSoto HEMI in the Thrifty Auto Supply dragster (circa 1958)​
     
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  24. Faded Love Garage
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    Yeah mac the Yankee , it's pretty bad on the bottom. And someone torched the body down the drivers side. I have all parts to do this except for rearend, wheels and steering column. Using what I have around the shop and still trying to stay correct.
     
  25. Nobey
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    That little 32 pickup sitting in the back ground looks pretty nice. Is it yours also???
     
  26. O.Hove
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    Love them old MoPars
     
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  28. Jibs
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    47 down.JPG
    Cool build, subscribed, tell me about the black 47 Chevy in the 4th picture. Looks like my twin.
     

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