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Hot Rods Before / After Deuce Ro.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alfin32, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
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  2. Love the car, but can you explain your thread title?:confused:
     
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  3. OK, I get it, I guess. So RO stands for Roadster?:confused:
     
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  4. traffic61
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    I dig it more with the hood. So, after RO?
     
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  5. adam401
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    Oh man that's rad
     
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  6. tb33anda3rd
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    i see a hood and new wheels and tires. better.
     
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  7. 3banjos
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    A few subtle changes, and the lowered roof look champion.
     
  8. alfin32
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    Went from 15" steelies, to 17" wires w/ Excelciors, re-chopped the w/s another 1.5" for a total of 3.5". Louvered hood w/ 25 louver sides, raised the front 1", changed the Q/C from 3:48 to 3:78, rebuilt the Zephyr box, and changed the ratio from 12/1 to 14/1, with bearings instead of bushings, among other things. All with the great work of Eli English, Tommy Caruso, Dave Simard, and Steve Pierce. Thanks guys!
     
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  9. pitman
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    Talent in that gang!
     
  10. Stogy
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    Ride On...;)

    Nice Hotrod....
     
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  11. traffic61
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    That turned out very nice. Kudos to all involved. I would drive that until those Excelsiors were bald and start all over again.
     
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  12. alfin32
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    That's the plan, hope they have The Race of Gentlemen again next year.
     
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  13. Who would think that you could improve on the first presentation?
    But WOW, those changes totally changed the car for the better.
    That hood and lower top are just perfect.
     
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  14. brady1929
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    Sweet roadster.
     
  15. bowie
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    Another great addition to your fleet! That thing is primo!
     
  16. Love the changes. Tell me about the top.
     
  17. alfin32
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    When I got the car it had a simple top frame made out of conduit. My friend, Bruce Meyer, gave me a reproduction, original style top frame that he was not using. When I reinstalled the w/s, I elongated the lower hole, and leaned the posts back a couple of degrees. I wanted the front header to have an 'eyebrow', and we chopped the frame to fit. Steve also narrowed the middle bow to take some of the flare out of the top. I wanted to use a white material that looked like the photos in Don Montgomery's books, and Steve came up with a new material he found. I'm going let it age naturally, and not clean it.
     
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  18. alfin32
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  19. alfin32
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  20. continentaljohn
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  21. Thanks it looks just right. Does it still fold down?
     
  22. alfin32
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    It folds, but does completely collapse, but to be honest I haven't looked into it, because I like the look of it up.
     
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  23. Malcolm
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    Looks great, Alex!
     
  24. It's amazing just how a few simple changes can transform a nice roadster into a real stand out in a sea of hiboys.

    If this car doesn't visually excite you it may be your eyes or you don't like traditional hot rods. HRP
     
  25. So-cal Tex
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    Looks great with the hood and louvers but I am partial to that early lakes racer look
     
  26. alfin32
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    Shift knob and w/s wiper. IMG_9173.JPG IMG_9175.JPG
     
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  27. I prefer the original wheels over the wires but really enjoy the other changes made. Really nice car.
     
  28. Deucedreamer
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    Really like the changes! Love the wires and the new chopped top!!
     
  29. The37Kid
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    A hood always makes a Hot Rod look like it is ready for Dry Lake racing, great looking car! Bob
     

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