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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by erlomd, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. Are you sure about that, Nailhead A-V8? All my todor seats has a more straight and much heavier/thicker back rest than these, that also folds forward.
    These doesn’t seem A tudor to me, but they sure are kuul! Would be nice to know, what they are from...



    Keep ‘em kruzin!

    Dannerr
     
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  2. verde742
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    NOT MODEL A seats, but I like 'em

    kinda look like bug-eyed sprite
     
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  3. woodz
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    That’s what I was thinking. Different than my 30 Tudor seats, but super cool.


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  4. Hyfire
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    IMG_2366.jpg

    I'm partial to fenders. This car has everything I'd want.

    Anyone want to take a guess on what size those wheels are ????
     
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  5. alchemy
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    16” bent spoke Kelsey Hayes.
     
  6. Same here, I love fenders on 30's cars.
     
  7. gary kessler 1932
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    Clay your 29 is Bitchn, but all the cars from the 40s never had those giant headlites
     
  8. erlomd
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    Great to see this thread going strong 10 years later! thanks to everyone who has contributed, shared, read and enjoyed!
     
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  9. justabeater37
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    I was aiming for a 40s vibe. We just won’t look under the hood. 708568DE-9A4E-4B8F-BDB1-17AC053BAA52.jpeg 93898E0D-A2C2-40B7-8850-7BADFB1E1FE7.jpeg
     
  10. justabeater37
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    So they are trying to get a group of cars together for a little TROG type addition to the dirt drags at Vintage Torquefest this year. I just found out about it. With the trip to Austin, I only have 5 weeks to throw this together. Newest parts should be around 1948. 9A096EEB-AEB8-49EB-9D46-660346788A65.jpeg A0D8A7DD-2AC7-47CA-BB05-6679B27052DB.jpeg FF2D491A-70AA-4351-A6B1-702BC069AED4.jpeg 71A846B5-FCB8-47EE-A90D-30D7349B62B3.jpeg M
     
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  11. Six Ball
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    Go for it! Keep us posted please.
     
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  13. justabeater37
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    Aiming for 40s inspired. Day 12 and it's a roller. Four and a half weeks until it needs to be a driver. Yikes. TNAv81.jpg TNAv82.jpg
     
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  14. Haven Hills Auto Club
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    I am new to the H.A.M.B. I loved reading this forum. Great pics and information. I started with my 1966 Mustang, but I'm slowly getting older cars to work on. My current project of many is a 1929 Ford Roadster. I want to build it as if I served in WWII and came back working in Detroit during the hot rod hay days. I don't want a theme rod, but a true hot rod built with period parts. If I can help it, there won't be any California parts on the build. Just parts from the Great Lakes area. This car will be built with the late 1940's as a foundation, but will have some modern upgrades up till the 1960's without compromising the original foundation. I can't afford a real surviving hot rod from back then, so I want to build what could have been found in an old garage or barn and then restored. The real deal parts are hard to find, but my list is almost complete as far as all of the accessories and hop up parts. Really all I need is a good body. This forum has been very helpful in planning this project. When I start the mock up process I plan on starting a thread. Thanks for all of the information and history.
     
  15. BlacktopScraper
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    Sounds like you a good vision of your future build. Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
     
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  16. Doug Hines
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    You have very similar thoughts to me and my build. Mustang background, then I moved to the 1950's and now I want to build a car such that someone will ask me, were has that been setting for 60 years. My grandfather came back from WWII, but he did not build me that hot rod, so I have to build it myself, Other than some reproduction parts, due to cost constraints, I don't want any new parts either.
     
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  17. 36 Vick
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    I’d like to think I’ve got one from the 40’s
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  18. solidaxle
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    Welcome to H.A.M.B.. There's a lot of good info on this site. The "search" option is your best friend.
    A couple of subjects to stay away from. They will cause a shit storm on here. HaHa.
    What oil should I use in my flathead?
    Should I add zinc?
    Points or electronic?
     
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  19. DaveyJonez
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  20. Six Ball
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    Oh Yes. Puckerbrush, the state flower. Is that the salt outside of Fallon? Nice car!
     
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  21. Haven Hills Auto Club
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    Thanks for the welcome! A sneak peak at my build will be as follows: 1929 clean frame, 1930-31 Roaster body, 32 truck grill, 36 headlights, 48 Kaiser taillights, 59A flatty ported and relieved, Merc crank, Hotton & Sullivan aluminum heads, Hexagon Tool intake and air cleaner, Mallory dual point crab distributor, Ford 3 speed OD toploader, 150 mph police speedo, matching set of n.o.s. Stewart Warner gauges and tach, WWII aircraft toggle switches, Firestone Philco under dash radio, aluminum dash and interior panels, 40 locking steering column, Kainer hydroplane steering wheel, 37 front and rear axles, 42-46 juice brakes, quick change rear, wide five rims w/ big and littles, WWII aircraft fuel tank in trunk, WWII fuel filter repurposed for oil filter, some other period accessories, and a couple cast & fabricated parts of my own design. The paint will be Lochaven Green w/ New Castle Gray wheels. I think this is a good start to building an epic fenderless highboy any returning vet could have built and been proud of. Hope to make it to Autorama in Detroit some day when it's finished. Hope to get a body next year and get busy on it. Hope this thread continues. Love seeing the amazing cars.
     
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  22. 36 Vick
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    No. Bonneville salt


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  23. jadz928
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    First post, just want to say how much I'm loving this thread - excellent prewar history here!

    Could you all direct me toward books on this subject? Mainly 30's & early 40's.

    Looking forward to getting involved with this group.

    29 Ford Hot Rod~2.jpg
     
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  24. rusty valley
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    welcome to the hamb ! nice A, you will like any of the books by don montgomery, or tex smith. lots of good pictures
     
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  25. verde742
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    I have most of the TEX SMITH books recommended, around $30,
    contact me 602-617-3559 Bob
     
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  26. Welcome to your new home. Glad your here. BigO
     
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  27. ghalperin
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    E92D3B7D-0FCD-47C8-83AB-7C23DD1F0511.jpeg
    These are good reference books.
     
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  28. Stovebolt
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    These are compulsory reading for anyone who wants to build a traditional hot rod.

    RIP Don, we have a lot to thank you for.
     
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  29. ghalperin
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    another good book
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  30. verde742
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    I have Rodders Journals beginning with NUMBER 11, $16.00 plus cost/mailing

    I don't have any MONTGOMERY books left, I do have Many Others, available,

    Bob text: 602-617-3559
     
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