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'28 RPU build thread - It will be red.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Never2old, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 671

    Never2old
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    from so cal

    Ok, I have started mocking-up the chassis and it became apparent that the rear end is too wide.
    It's a Halibrand V-8 center section between unknown housings with what I was told are '50 Merc brakes.
    There are no brackets that might assist in identifying what the housings were from.
    I've narrowed 9" Fords in the past but I can see that this animal is beyond my expertise.
    It's obvious now that getting this thing narowed will be the pacing item.
    I need a source!
    Who does this?
    An Alliance member hopefully.
     
  2. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 671

    Never2old
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    from so cal

    UPDATE:

    I went to the Rod & Custom Mag. website and found the source I needed.
    I spoke to Nick Smith a few minutes ago and he says they can do everything need.
    I'll be taking my axle to the LARS swap as they will be there.

    http://www.hotrodworks.com/index.asp.html
     
  3. Pics please
     
  4. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave
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    Never2Old, Wish you the best of luck with this build of your RPU. I am building an "A" '29 RPU bodied Modified. Hope to make it look like it was built late 40's or early 50's. Still trying to figure out what to do to disquise the latere Model Banger ('88 Mustang). Having a buddy make me a log style intake and also a header like an early sprinter or T-Modified.

    Have fun with your build and we will check back.

    Dave
     

  5. You can't go wrong with a red RPU. ;) Pics would be good.
     
  6. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 671

    Never2old
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    from so cal

    So much for my build thread!
    Sorry it didn't happen.
    Just finishing the last tasks & re-dos so I can make it to the "Streak"on Mothers Day.
    Major details:
    Lengthened body and frame 5".
    Body, 3" in the doors and 2" in the quarters.
    O/T (4.3) motor with P'glide to Ford 8".
    Orig. deuce shell.
    '56 Chev column.
    Shortened AA truck R'boards.
    Hood and aprons from Rootlieb.
    I have some but not many pics if anyone is curious as to more details.

    With rbds.JPG interior.JPG
     
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