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Hot Rods A Good Day.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by GordonC, Oct 17, 2019.

  1. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,098


    You, for the win.
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  2. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 4,375


    Fabulous car, Gordon. I remember when you were having timing gear problems; I'll bet there were a couple of times you might have thought you'd never see this day. Determination wins through!

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  3. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
    Posts: 6,733

    from DFW USA

    You absolutely knocked it out of the park. Somehow you built a a simple and timeless hot rod, without it being formulaic or boring. It also looks like a lot of FUN, so get out there and enjoy it!
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  4. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 3,873

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Fantastic! Great Job! Love it.
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  5. 59bones
    Joined: Dec 13, 2010
    Posts: 349

    from Illinois

    Beautiful and congrats to you for your dedication. Sometimes making art takes time.
  6. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,564


    Thanks guys!

    AVater here are some front fender pics. Mine is a sort of home brewed mount. I used 3/8" steel rod welded to 1/8" by 1" steel flat bar welded up inside the fender. The flat bar is shaped to the inside of the fender and goes from side to side where the mounts are welded on. I then took nuts the size I wanted for the lower mounts and welded them to the back of the backing plates. Shortened up some bolts so they were the length I needed. Took a little heating and bending to get the profile of the rods where I wanted but it wasn't too difficult. I then cleaned all the welds and dressed them with a little filler. They do move around a little bit but I am ok with that as long as they don'd flop too seriously. Only seat time will tell.

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  7. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,514

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.

    Awesome,love all. Super good work an,art balance of style.
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  8. 40two
    Joined: Feb 19, 2012
    Posts: 1,699


    Congrats, Gordon, that is one hell of a car, just a beauty!

    Cheers, Carsten:)
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  9. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,280

    Jalopy Joker

    Congrats - ya done real good - now a bit snug to sit in -did things shrink on it from when you started? 6 years not bad for a project - know a guy that has been waiting 12 years for paint job on '41 Willys PU to be finished by a "friend"
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  10. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,564


    Honestly Jalopy Joker I was scared the thing was going to be too tight when I got it finished so about 6 months ago I started the Model A diet! Out every morning and ride my recumbent bike 8 1/2 miles. Takes about an hour and half. Yeah I know I'm not breaking any land speed records but I have dropped 22 lbs so far! The fit is much better and hopefully I'll continue with the shrinkage!:D
  11. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,263


    Gorgeous car

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  12. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 10,317


    Beautiful roadster, very well done, enjoy it !
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  13. Really, really nice car, congratulations... :D
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  14. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 126


    WOW! What a nice period correct little roadster you built...I love it!!!
    Throw a little dust on it and you would swear it just came off El Mirage in the '40's

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  15. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 13,378



    :rolleyes:...Go Speed Racer Go

    Have a great time with it @GordonC...;)

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2019
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  16. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,564


    Wow! Great pic hotrodjack33! Thanks!

    Stogy! Quite the artist! Very cool indeed! I love it! Also the mention i n the louvres thread. Got em on the hood top too, just need to mount it.
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  17. Great car, ride around, turn left and spray some snow in your face, EG: get out there and drive it. JW
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