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21 Year Old - '30 Roadster Build

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 4barrel, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. 4barrel
    Joined: Feb 2, 2013
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    Well fellas,

    First hot rod, first post , figured I do a build thread.

    One of my good friends (also a HAMB'er) built one of these couple years back and ever since I knew I had to try and build one. So here we go:

    First off I bought the roadster off a fellow HAMB'er and got one of my friends working near him to pick it up. Literally haha.


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    While waiting for the body to come down (near the end of August) figured I'd do some hunting and found a decent rolling chassis close-ish near me so I decided I might need one.
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  2. 4barrel
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    Not much to do without a body so decided to start surgery and see what we're getting into
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    For being only 21 found it super interesting how simple these cars come apart and how they used to work.. Pretty bitchin'
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  3. Looks like a great start, and damn nice to see another young fella getting into rodding. I'll be following along..


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  4. If that motor runs man you could be puttering around in that thing in no time at all!
     
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  5. 1959Nomad
    Joined: Jun 21, 2009
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    Looks like a great start to the build and a loot of fun, Suscribed
     
  6. Bulletnose26
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    Congratulations on your great new project. Looks like your starting with a very clean body.
    I'm excited to see younger guys getting into the hobby.
     
  7. Great start!
    Keep us posted.
     
  8. Looks like a pretty nice project,congratulations and keep the photos comimg. HRP
     
  9. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    You've got yourself a GREAT start. Keep us old farts posted.:D
     
  10. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
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    from Austin

    I have a 31 roadster
    They're great looking cars enjoy
    I'll be keeping an eye on this one


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  11. 4barrel
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    Got the frame blasted and front end blasted at one of my friends work so we could really see what we're working with
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    Lookin good so far!




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  12. treb11
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    What are your plans?

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  13. T-DeWitt
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    Nice I can't wait to see what you come up with.

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  14. brady1929
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    from Mesa, Az

    I will be watching too as I also have a 30 ford roadster body.
     
  15. 4barrel
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    Going for a pre war style car

    Wanted to get the car a little lower so decided to drop the axle roughly 1 1/4"
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    Also while we were at it kicked up the rear
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    Thanks to brad (flatnasty) with the help




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  16. 4barrel
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    Got more stuff done today try to stick old school so brush painted the frame
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    Spray bombed the front axle and arms with lacquer and decided to try something and just clean up the perch pins I personally like the look. Opinions?
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  17. Great project....................
    What engine and tranny?
     
  18. 4barrel
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    Stock model a banger and stock tranny

    Once I know the motor is decent I'm gonna buy some speed parts for it


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  19. Southfork
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    I like where your pre-war roadster build is headed. That's about how I think I am going to modify my old roadster (see the 35-year-old picture in my avatar) to get it to sit a bit lower. Who dropped your front axle for you?
     
  20. 117harv
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    As mentioned, it's great to see a young guy get into early iron. Please use any and all origonal parts that you can, I like where it's going.
     
  21. 4barrel
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    Me and a good friend dropped it at his house . Has a homemade jig .


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  22. your getting it right for sure! i'm 21 too so its cool to see there's a few of us who know what they're doing!
     
  23. how about posting some info on your jig for axle dropping.
     
  24. Low Black Special
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    Yes. How bout it...

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  25. MIKE-3137
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    Body looks super solid...Looks like it'll be a going in no time..
     
  26. 4barrel
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  28. daddylama
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    great start!
    always like seeing younger guys getting into old cars...
     
  29. waxhead
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    Good luck on the build and good to see another banger power rod. Will be watching.
     
  30. Runnin shine
    Joined: Apr 12, 2013
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    Awesome to see young guys makin parts work again and doing pre-war builds, keep it coming!


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