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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by yankee mike, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Well after reading everyone's thoughts and outlooks on the question I think I am going to do what the CAR tells me and start modifying. I have a full set of orig Lincoln drums and backing plates that I will be putting to good use. I have the reversed eye spring in my stock pile and recently acquired a prewar Eddie Meyer intake from a pick my brother and I scored on in Tn. The Columbia I will have built by John Stukesberry out of TN also. He has done 4 of them for me in the past and is excellent with them.
    I thank everyone for all the comment and thoughts. I will post pics as I do the changes. I am a nazi for period correct and this car will look like it rolled out of 1940.
    I am going to drive it though for a couple months while I finish up the metal work on my 32 3wd. Than its on for the spring!!!!!
     
  2. A damn shame not to keep it stock in my opinion, that's what is unique these days. A damn shame.
     
  3. To answer the original question (again),....YES, you are ruining a beautiful car.

    And would you please hurry up with the ruining! This hot rod is going to be really cool.
     
  4. You know what John R Buckle says! ;) ( A Man Should Do What He Thinks Best) You know what I say!:cool:
    (Let It Fly)
     
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    "Let it Fly"was a Model T Ford Altered out of Stamford, Ct. add that to your trivia file. Bob
     
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  6. falcongeorge
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    OMFG! You mean to say someone cut up a Model T??!!:eek::mad:
     
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  7. hotrod_willie
    Joined: Mar 10, 2004
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    hotrod_willie

    I am very glad you ended up with 1934 Ford Roadster. When I saw the car in corner of garage cover with bed sheet I knew that was car you needed to bring home. I know it took a lot negotiation to get the car but it well worth it to get such a nice car. The car a lot nicer then the car your dad bought at W.W.G. estate sell. Thank your dad for supper in Asheville I never laugh so hard in my life.

    J.W. has a very nice 1934 wishbone. He does not need it for 1932 Ford Roadster build. He might have some more 1934 Ford parts. She found out very quickly that 1934 parts does not fit 1932 Ford. Poor fellow.

    Mike give me call I have one those high dollar Hudson steering boxes. If you going to be a player you have to have Hudson steering box. LOL.

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  8. Man, say anything around Bob and he has a story for it!:eek::cool:
     
  9. Bob you have some memory!:cool: Found this! I can't remember what the hell I did yesterdayo_O
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    If you're building a 1940 era Hot Rod, the build will be really authentic as this is just what someone in 1940 would have started with; a 39,000 mile, six year old '34. I have to believe these were your plans deep down inside when factoring in the cost of this purchase. It's a beautiful car.
    Even though all your mods are essentially bolt-ons in place of original parts, with the caveat that it could be returned to original, there's a chance (because the car will look so good) that it will never be returned to stock, especially if it sees another owner down the road, who makes a couple of additional mods and possibly sells off the original parts that go along with the car.
     
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  11. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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    The museums are already full. If they were not, one of them would have already purchased this one.

    Let the modifications begin. Neither you, or this car, are going to live forever.
     
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  12. Jay Tyrrell
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
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  13. Yea but I plan on taking them all with me:):)
     
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  14. Couldn't imagine a car sweeter than that in which to terrorize the 'streets of gold', haha!
     
  15. MAD 034
    Joined: Aug 30, 2011
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    MAD 034
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    from Washington

    Start cutting -- why save it for someone else??
     
  16. Rustridden31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2003
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    Rustridden31
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    from Denver, CO

    If you're not satisfied with how it is now its not worth having. Make it yours and be stoked on it. Can't take it with you.
     

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