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Projects 1931 Chevrolet Roadster barn find

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Miss-B-Haven Speed Shoppe, Nov 29, 2020.

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    Picked up this gem a few weeks ago. Plan is to lower it down a little, put a 60’s 6 cylinder in it with a sincro 3 speed, 53 chev pickup frontend, 57 pickup rearend, lay the windshield back a little and lower the top. Straighten up the fenders, correct the taillight, put ‘35 chev 17” spokes on it, rewire it, leave the interior alone and drive it!
     
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  2. TA DAD
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    That sounds like a good plan !
     
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  3. 1971BB427
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    What a fantastic find! That's a real gem!
     
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  4. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    How cool is that? Have fun!
     
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  5. Excellent find- congrats!!! SOMEDAY, I will find a '29-30 Chevrolet Roadster :D
     
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  6. Nice to see another old chevy saved,and good plan.
     
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  7. choptop40
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    Too nice to cut up....
     
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  8. Domesticsonly
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    very, VERY cool! Congrats on finding a great car!
     
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  9. chopo
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  10. Very cool old Chevy! Nice find!
     
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  11. will be watching. please post progress.
     
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  12. AVater
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    Great starting materials for what stands to be a nicely different project!
     
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  13. Nice.....think it was what my dad first owned for high school.....sister has the Kodak chrome slides...must get a print of those.....have fun - sounds like you have a plan !
     
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  14. paul55
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    Neat old Chevy. Love your plan.
     
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  15. cool, gotta follow this
     
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  16. PBR- great to see you, bud!
     
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  17. 66gmc
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    Wow great score! I really like your plans for it too.
     
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  18. Atwater Mike
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    An older gent in neighboring town has a '30 Chev roadster, and a sense of humor.
    His son helped him put a '41 Merc flathead in it, ''50 Ford pickup trans and rear.
    Fun to watch onlookers look at the engine, then the shell...then the engine again!
     
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  19. AHotRod
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    Sweet score !
     
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  20. T&A Flathead
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    That is cool. Not sure if I’d do anything more than getting it running and drive it.
     
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  21. likewise....how ya been?
    still poking around here now and then
     
  22. rusty valley
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    me? i would enjoy it just as it is
     
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  23. anthony myrick
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    Awesome car.
    I am curious on why using the truck axle.
     
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  24. getow
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    Sweet. It seems to enjoy seeing da light of day. Almost looks happy in da fresh air. Awesome find. Congrats. Good plan to boot.
     
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  25. AmishMike
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    Most important question: how is the wood in the body? Great find
     
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  26. Using the later truck axle will give you a stronger rear end (early Chevrolet axles are notoriously weak and gearing isn't great), better/hydraulic brakes, and the bolt pattern will allow him to run the same wheels, or early wire wheels.

    Doing okay, PB- STILL kicking myself for not picking up some of your/you dad's 29/30 roadster sheet metal some years back :p
     
  27. cfmvw
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    My Grandpa used to have a 1928 Chevy coupe back in the late 1930's when he was courting my Grandmother. From what I was told, it was green with yellow wheels and had an annoying habit of breaking rear axles at the most inopportune moments. He used to carry a spare in the trunk.
     
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  28. Picked up motor, transmission, rearend and frontend over the last few weeks. Now it’s time to make some room and get started tearing it apart.


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  29. Stogy
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    Last edited: Dec 4, 2020
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