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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by CaliChevyV8, Mar 3, 2019.
Thanks Ri, lots of work ahead
hot damn, you had me at 33 Chevy, My avatar was my first hot rod 33 chevy master tu-door. Sounds like a cool build, those big flatties are uber cool. I just looked at the pix and videos from the TROG, tore me up, I lived in Santa Barbara for 23 years, beautiful city. Good luck with the build, what is that bad ass truck sittin there? I have a 66 lb fleetside I love.
How is the wood in the body, and what is the plan there ???
ive always had a soft spot for early 30s sedans, I've always been a chevy/ gm person, and one with a flathead Cadillac will be damn cool!
I only went to TROG once, and it was as a spectator a few yrs ago, and it was a great time, but as has been said, I would build it for driving and having some fun in, as they likely wont accept it as an entry and trying to make it one, probably wont make it very driveable on the street with kids, atleast not a very enjoyable. "Sorry, no pick up trucks or sedans unless they are heavily modified competition style race vehicles, ie; (Setback engines, heavy chops, extreme channel, major speed equipment)."
Thanks man, looking forward to it all. The truck is my 66 C20, original 326 and TH400, his name is Roy
Won’t have the car till early April, it’s sitting on my in-laws property for now, will have more details once it’s in the garage but I’m sure it needs a lot of love
Got the 346 about all stripped down. A handful of other parts too, dago axle w/ wishbone, Edmunds heads and intake, 1960 Olds rear.
you never see those Edmunds Heads and intake! very cool
Did Tim help you find the heads?
Ended up coming from a different guy, glad I tracked some down!
If your goal is to race at TROG, then I would get some sort of pre-approval for your build before you get into this too far. They are pretty selective and generally don't allow sedans, let alone Chevys. It would be pretty shitty to sink god knows how many dollars and hours into a project just for the TROG organizers to say, "hey cool project. Go park it over there while the rest of us race.".
If it doesn’t work out for TROG it’s okay, I know a 4 door Chevy is already a stretch to begin with. Their requirements are right in line with my style so it’s a win either way.
The car will be here in my garage in a few days and will have some more pics!
Can't wait to see it when you get it in...
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They're a few years older than your Chevy, but here's a couple of photos, for inspiration. Found them on one of the TROG threads. Not sure of the year of the #8 roadster, but the grill shell looks like a 1926 Chevy? Or a 1927 Chevy?
By the way.....What trans are you planning to use? Cad / LaSalle?
Thanks for the pics, yeah gonna use the cad 3spd
Great choice for a trans. By the way, I'm slowly building a 34 Master coupe with a Caddy V8. However, it's a 1950's OHV engine.
Luv the project, especially with the Caddy flatty! But what I wanna know is.....where is this honey hole pictured behind the '33?!
Interesting build. My old 47 caddy with a hydro had all the torque I could want. Only 150 HP but a ton'o torque. That flathead was almost silent and smooth as silk....loved the porcelinized exhaust manifolds up top.
Thanks guys, nice cars torkwrench and Rocky. The honeyhole is up in WA.
It’s official, car is in the garage!
I’m in. Not typical which gets my attention.
Damn, that pic of the car in the garage is cool as hell! I'm in.
what about a pair of coupe 1/4s and doing a 5 W coupe conversion like the '33-4 Ford guys do? Then chop it, channel it, Ford axles and springs etc. ...you'd probably be a shoe in for the rog
Plan for now is the chop and channel, 5 window conversion is a possibility though down the road. Got the dago axle for the front and the springs.
Your sedan would have made a great parts car for my 33,3 window! But alas, it found a new owner about 18 years ago.
Got the wheels off and got the rear fenders off, they sure were happy on there and didn’t want to be removed
Anyone know how the decode on the cowl tag goes? Trim looks like 25 and paint looks like 130.
Eg VIN: 2CA0310842
Job No. - 33-559. 33 - 1933 (YOM), 559 - 4 door sedan
Body No. - 011036. Self explanatory sequential number
Trim No. - 25. Brown mohair
Paint No. - 170. Code doesn't appear on 1933 Chevrolet colour chart however it does in 1934 colour chart, late 1933 production? It's a combination colour with Malay Brown Light body and sealing wax red wire wheels.
The serial data plate is attached to the passenger side floor on closed cars and on the seat riser base on open cars.
2 - Build plant
1. Flint, Michigan
2. Tarrytown, New York
3. St. Louis, Missouri
5. Kansas City, Missouri
6. Oakland, California
8. Atlanta, Georgia
9. Norwood, Ohio
12. Buffalo, New York
14. Baltimore, Maryland
20. Van Nuys, California
21. Janesville, Wisconsin
CA - YEAR SERIES MODEL
1925 V Superior
1926 K Superior
1927 AA Capitol
1928 AB National
1929 AC International
1930 AD Universal
1931 AE Independence
1932 BA Confederate
1933 CA Master Eagle
1933-36 Car & Truck Master
1933-36 CC Std Car Standard
03 - Indicates the build month, March 1933
10842 - Sequential serial number for when the car came down the production line at Tarrytown, New York.
The engine serial is stamped on a boss just behind the fuel pump on passenger side of engine
The frame serial if stamped should be located on the outside face of LH frame rail under the cowl behind front wheel. Chances are it's hand stamped, very feint and hard to see without cleaning the surface to reveal it.
33 Standards have a 107" WB, Masters have a 110" WB.
Thank you for all that info! It looks like the paint code is 130, looking around seems like that would be the Arcadian Green, which makes sense, the firewall is very clearly green
Not sure where exactly on the passenger floor the data tag would be but it’s probably rotted away
are there a couple screws here? that are not holding anything?
Don’t think so, I think they are just nails from the flooring
Fenders are comin off
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