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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 67cst, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. 67cst
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    Hey guys, it’s been ages since I’ve been here on the H.A.M.B. A bit of lurking to get information but that’s about it.

    I started the build about 3 years ago. I picked up a nice after market perimeter chassis, 30/31 cab, box and some real nice ‘31 fenders and boards. My plan was to build a nice little shop truck. I chopped the cab 3”. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Early in the build my Dad turned me onto a roadster body that was available locally. I ended up buying the body. My cab and box were sold within a couple of days to a friend. [​IMG][​IMG]

    This was my second build, the first a ‘31 coupe on deuce rails with an Flathead. I wanted to keep the traditional look but have all the modern comforts this time. I also figured building the roadster differently from the coupe will be a good learning curve.

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    After a fair bit of fitting and re working the roadster parts I was satisfied with overall look of the hood/grille/shelves etc. [​IMG]

    I dropped a ‘32 headlight bar and welded in a cowl vent from a mid 30’s international pickup. Because I was running a “tanks” 32 style tank in the rear I figured the filler had to go on the cowl. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    I went with a 5.3 Ls motor/ 4 spd auto. Trying to do my best to keep it looking like an old small block I put a carburetor on it along with adapters and sbc valve covers. I hid the coil packs behind the dash with the rest of the wiring. It’s got an 8.8” rear. [​IMG][​IMG]

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  2. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    nice work neighbor. see you on the road.
     
  3. Papas32
    Joined: Feb 18, 2009
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    from No.Ia.

    that sucker's beautiful!
     
  4. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
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    Your roadster looks great!
    What size tires are you running, front and rear? On the rear, what is the rim size and offset?
    -Thanks.
     
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  5. 67cst
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
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    Thanks fellas. The tires are 8.20x15 in the rear. 15x8 rim with 4.25” BS. Fronts are 5.60x15 on 15x5 3.5” BS. I narrowed the long axle tube on the 8.8, it centered the pinion and gave me an extra inch or two of room in the fenders for the rubber.


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  6. 67cst
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    Rear shot to show tire fitment

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  7. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
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    With a roadster like that, I doubt that you are missing "the shop truck"! Great Job.
     
  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    Beautiful roadster.
     
  9. 32fenderless
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
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    Nice hot rod. Bet it’s a ball to drive.



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