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Hot Rods 1931 Pontiac build - 22 years and counting

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 31 B'ville, May 15, 2021.

  1. 31 B'ville
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 316

    31 B'ville
    from SE Pa
    1. All Things Pontiac

    Mounting the headlights was the next chore. We modified the original headlight bar and designed and fabricated stands to hold the Guide lights.
    We appreciate everyone’s interest and comments, thank you.
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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,436

    from Michigan

    This is one of those threads that just hooks you. Had to read the whole thing.

    So it CAN be done.
    Cool cool cool! So cool.

    Ironic that in the middle of fixing all the wood framing on the car, you had to fix a bunch of wood framing for the garage.

    Hey... you built a turtle deck for your shifter console!
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  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,728

    Atwater Mike

    Amazing journey through wood and steel! Wood work was riveting, an artisan trade in itself!
    The method of using tube-and-metal for fairings, especially on the dash bezel is sure to become a standard...
    really liked the exhaust tips and tubing uses, but the dedication to Pontiac/Olds machinery is refreshing, just look at the beauty of these pieces.
    Kudos, for sure.
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  4. Flawless execution! (again)
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  5. Ned Ludd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 4,280

    Ned Ludd

    Love it: the Pontiac power, sticking with the wood, the fact that it is emphatically a Pontiac and isn't trying to be a Ford. Beautiful.
  6. Very cool. Excellent work!
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  7. 32Stoker
    Joined: Jul 1, 2015
    Posts: 340

    from CA, WA

    Love it!!
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  8. Love the work on the dash! Excellent work on the entire build! I know what it takes to work on these 30's GM cars with all that wood!
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  9. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,718


    Great hot rod.
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  10. Bird man
    Joined: Dec 28, 2009
    Posts: 710

    Bird man
    from Milwaukee

    OMG, how did I miss this tread?
    Are you THE MAN??
  11. 31 B'ville
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 316

    31 B'ville
    from SE Pa
    1. All Things Pontiac

    A little more progress. ‘58 Bel Air taillights (I like that ‘60’s showrod look they have) and the front spreader bar made from a Model A brake bar. 689D1E51-A064-4D6D-9949-A7422A35E286.jpeg DE2114BC-9F91-43F3-A4A3-55A0B8720BFD.jpeg 989A14A0-A2EE-4360-A820-A0850A07BE4B.jpeg
  12. Thor1
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 1,625


    31 B'VILLE,

    That spreader bar just works! It flows so nicely with the bottom of the grille. What a great idea!
  13. That spreader bar really fits the style for sure. I used the same on my current build but finished it with oval bumper bolts that I had lying around for years from my parts store days. They would be in keeping with those beautiful head light stands you have. (IMHO)
  14. I just saw this thread for the first time. Nice job on the build as well as documenting and bringing us along!
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  15. clem
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 3,504


    I’ve seldom seen this done on cars, but it probably should be mandatory on high-boys.
    Simple, practical, effective and looks good.
    And now I when I see one I will not question why the guy has put a heat shield over his steering joint ! :)

    I like the headlight stands, - different and like everything else on this build, very well thought out and neatly executed.
    Here’s some more ideas on a thread I started a few years back, for those that are interested…….
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2021
  16. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 8,158

    Bandit Billy

    I had not seen this thread before today and I think I just used up my monthly allotment of like buttons. Color me impressed!

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