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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Fire Fox, Aug 11, 2018.

  1. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 119

    Fire Fox

    I’ve wanted a Roadster forever and while browsing the Facebook ads the other night I noticed an old picture of a Roadster and clicked on it, long story short I made the 2 1/2 hr drive early the next morning and snagged it. The gentleman’s father bought the car back in the 30’s and it’s been in the family ever since, they tore it apart but it never got restored like so many so he decided to sell it. It’s a late 31 car and has killer patina after I knocked the dirt off the fenders so I plan to leave it as is and maybe find a flathead for it. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  2. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 9,926

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    I saw that you picked it up on Facebook Model A Hot Rod page.
    What ya gonna do with it?
     
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  3. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,384

    Corn Fed
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    Cool find. When was it last on the road?
     
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 24,004

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    That is one nice looking Roadster, good luck with the build. Bob
     
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  5. x77matt
    Joined: Mar 2, 2004
    Posts: 467

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    Awesome score! Love the color and patina.
     
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  6. I seen that, nice purchase
     
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  7. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Glad it never got restored as it looked to be a mild Hotrod of sorts. Congrats and please share the revival... What are those things on the hood stick on louvers?
     
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  8. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    He told me they started taking it apart in the 70’s


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  9. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    I’m not sure yet. I just picked up a pinched 32 chassis in Louisville because I’m about to start building my 31 coupe and then this popped up so now I’ve got to decide which one to build. I don’t think I can swing them both but we’ll see


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  10. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    from Mesa, Az

    Congrats
     
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  11. Build em both,keeps the grey matter alive.Nice find.
     
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  12. Good score, but thats not patina....that is a rust free car just begging to be stripped of old paint and repainted.;)
     
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  13. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 762

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    from Oregon

    Way cool.:)
     
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  14. Cool find!!

    I thought I had all those FB sites covered; mind sharing which one it was on?
     
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  15. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
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    What is a late '31 as opposed to the other '31 cars ? Looks like quite a find.
     
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  17. Chappy444
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    is that someone laying in the car bay bench-pressing without a bench in Pic #4?
     
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  18. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    from ohio

    Here is a little tid-bit of useless information for you. If my chart is correct that 1951 Ohio license plate is from Geuega county, Ohio
     
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  19. kennyd
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
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    I had messaged them and got their phone number the night they posted the ad. As usual I was stuck at work on overtime or I would have gone that night. Saw it was sold that next afternoon. Glad it’s not going to end up a rat rod or worse. If you decide to sell your coupe , I’d like to see what you have. I’m local.


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  20. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    Ok, I’ve had it a few years and the guy I got it from in Missouri had it since he was 14 and he’s in his 60’s now. I’m going to come back over there Thursday and get the body, chassis, and the rest of the parts I couldn’t get in my truck when I came over and payed him.


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  21. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    We hold the bar up and do leg raises for ab work


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  22. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    I can’t remember, it just showed up and I pounced on it. I’ll see if I can find it again


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  23. Fire Fox
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    Fire Fox

    I went back yesterday evening to get the body and the rest of the parts. I just happened to buy it from under Tom Hardy’s nose but we’ve become good friends through the deal and him and one of his helpers went to help me load it all up. He’s a stand up guy! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  24. Enfield
    Joined: Jun 25, 2018
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    Enfield

    That is some killer patina. So much potential. Congratulations. I'm sure it will turn into something great, whatever way you go with it.
     
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  25. dig the hood louvers on top... ! congrats
     
  26. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

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    from kansas

    great find, will be watchin
     
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  27. LSR 2909
    Joined: May 10, 2012
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    LSR 2909
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    from Colorado

     
  28. LSR 2909
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    LSR 2909
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    from Colorado

    He is a standup guy, indeed.
     
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  29. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
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    Build both!!! You should be able to get this roadster on the road on the cheap.
     
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