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Hot Rods 36 Cabrio at Highway 99 Hot Rods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by DRD57, Jun 29, 2015.

  1. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,978


    Follow along as we hop up this cab and give it a bit more attitude.
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    The plan is to swap in a hot rodded 59AB, a five speed and open drive, upgade the brakes and steering, get it closer to the ground with some tried and true suspension up...'er downgrades, swap the rolling stock for some 15 inchers with 5 on 5.5" bolt circle and finish up with a few minor cosmetic repairs.
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    Anybody wanna buy a sweet running stock 36 flathead?
    Texas Webb, Dave Mc, McFly and 3 others like this.
  2. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,841


    Sweet original car.
  3. ChefMike
    Joined: Dec 16, 2011
    Posts: 647


    flathead looks to be in great condition as does the rest of the car !
  4. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    you butcher...the ford barn will hear about this

  5. normanpitkin
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 33

    from london

    I saw a woman cutting up 1940s tie to make a skirt once ,this gives me the same feeling in the pit of my stomach.Why don't you just sell it to someone as is and buy a modern car?
  6. Katuna
    Joined: Feb 25, 2005
    Posts: 1,823

    from Clovis,Ca.

    He's putting a flatty back in. Sounds good to me. You don't have to butcher things up to do what he wants to do.

    I drive by there all the time but I've only seen it from the back side. Always hoping something cool is rolled out back.
  7. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,978


    Stuff gets dirty fast if I park it on the freeway side of the building. Stop in sometime.
  8. I would like to see her in that skirt:cool:.
    Dave Mc likes this.
  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,085

    Jalopy Joker

  10. Very nice, look forward to see the changes.
  11. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 266


    Looking forward to seeing this take shape, solid looking car. They don't need much to spiff them up.
  12. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,978


    Here's the 59AB on the fire up stand getting tested before final installation.

  13. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,978


    Shit! Got a dead hole #8.
  14. DRD57
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,978


    I'll have lots to report on this in a few days as we're wrapping up the last details and sorting through the pictures we took along the way.

    Right now the car is about 3/4" higher on the right than the left. It may have been that way before but, now it's more noticeable since it has been lowered several inches.

    What's the best way to correct this on a car with buggy springs on both ends?
  15. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,632


    Looking forward to it.
  16. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,402


    Let some air out of the tire on that side.....
    Sorry I couldn't help myself
    Not knowing how you lowered it, check to make sure the center bolt hasn't broken and allowing the spring pack to shift if you haven't already.
  17. As that famous guy on here says "Patiently waiting"

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