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Bonneville styled 1932 tudor build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Salt Flats Speed Shop, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Salt Flats Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
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    Salt Flats Speed Shop
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    from Utah

    Ive been waiting on posting this until I was able to get a mockup.

    First off a little background. I was building the 32' pickup as my shop project. But my dad talked me out of the cab and bed, and so I decided to build this sedan instead :)

    This 32' 5 window is basically the look i am going for. The only things different is that I want the axle in the same location as stock, which will raise the front end up. And I want a little more of a gap between the top of the rear tire and the wheel well opening.



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    The sedan will be choped around 5 1/2'' in the front and less in the back, maybe 4 1/2''.

    I will remove the front frame horns and narrow it to make the sides of the frame flush with the hood and grill.

    I have a 47' banjo that has a model a spring, that eventually I will put in a quick change.

    It will be running 40' ford rims and firestone dirt track tires.

    Stock hood will have louvers in the tops.

    I will run the 32' pickup grill (just to be different).

    It will have a schroeder steering box.

    The motor is an 8 BA with a merc crank, full race cam, dome pistons, edellbrock heads, offenhouser two carb intake. Really a crazy built flathead. I will have a 5 speed trans behind it.

    Hope you all enjoy this build, I know I am super excited to get it started!!!



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    Here is a photo shop picture that I did of what the stance and chop will look like:


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    The car is really solid. It had layed on the passenger side so the floor is almost perfect. But there are some issues in the roof. If anyone has any sections of the passenger roof. I need from the top of the cowl back, basically through the middle of the windows.
     
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  2. Deuce-Merchant
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    Deuce-Merchant
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    from BC Canada

    Wow Chris
    It looks so different in your shop then it did in mine, I'm glad it got a good home and I will follow the build all the way through.
    Looks great.

    Kelly
     
  3. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
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    hiboy32
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    from Omaha, NE

    Holly crap, that five window in the picture makes me want to rip mine apart and re-build it into that...

    Good luck on the sedan, I really like that profile.


    I also like your new shop logo. cool
     
  4. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    Looks awesome,reminds me of this one a little.
     

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  5. I like the looks of the chopped and channeled Bonneville cars. I had the same idea, and inspiration when I put my chevy together last winter. [​IMG]
     
  6. Salt Flats Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 30, 2007
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    Salt Flats Speed Shop
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    from Utah

    I got the front horns trimmed off just to get the frame down where I want it.

    I also did some rough photoshop chops. I know I want to go 5 1/2" in the front. But im not sure if I want to go 5 1/2" in the back, or take less out of the back and get the roof to have a rake to it.

    See what you guys think and let me know what you like best.


    I re-did the pictures to get them a little more accurate. So guys check it out again and let me know. I have pictures of adding in the roof, and of leaning the posts. So let me know which chop in inches, and wither you like adding in the roof or leaning the posts.



    This first picture is 5 1/2" straight across with adding in the roof.

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    This is 5 1/2" straight across with the post leaned:

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    This next one is 5 1/2" in the front and 4 1/2" in the back with adding in the roof.


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    This one is 5 1/2" in the front and 4 1/2" in the rear with the posts leaned


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    And this last one is 5 1/2" in the front and 3 1/2" in the back with adding in the roof.


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    This one is 5 1/2" in the front and 3 1/2" in the rear with the posts leaned.

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    This one is what it will look like from the front with 5 1/2".


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  7. Dig them Tudors. Never seen that coupe picture before? I say go 6" on the chop and shorten up the rear qtr window area, they get looking too long when they are chopped. Use the door as a reference for proportion.
     
  8. GearHead614
    Joined: Dec 28, 2006
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    i say 5 1/2 staright across look killer, its gonna be a wicked peice of Iron
     
  9. This is a build I would like to do one day almost to a T...I plan on a different drivetrain. This one should pan out pretty awesome. For what it's worth, I'd chop it 5 1/2 front and back. The body and all already will have a good rake with the way you've mocked up the stance. Then if you're looking for addtional rake in the roofline, lay back the windshield pillars similar to the one's in the coupe picture in your first post. Kevin Lee's coupe is similar in that his windshield is layed back. Just my 2 cents. I look forward to seeing the rest of this build! Good Luck!
     
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Love the plan!!! You are always cooking up some good shit. I hope I can see this one in paint before you try to sell it haha!!!!!

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    Those Rolling bones fellers have a good eye for proportion I think.
     
  11. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
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    Cool lookin' project. Be very careful, that's Canadian tin you're working with there.
     
  12. Buick59
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    Buick59
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    from in a house

    I like the 2nd one best.

    This next one is 5 1/2" in the front and 4 1/2" in the back.
     
  13. Deu55
    Joined: May 31, 2009
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    2nd one for me too,thats one cool project...
     
  14. Salt Flats Speed Shop
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    Salt Flats Speed Shop
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    from Utah

    I think personally I'm leaning towards the 5 1/2" in the front and 4 1/2" in the back. I think for me with it straight across the rear windows looks smaller to the eye than the front cause of how round it is coming from the top down.

    Ive got some work to do on the top to fix all the issues. So once I get all those issues fixed i'll do another photoshop picture and see if anything changes.
     
  15. Mark H
    Joined: May 18, 2009
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    from Scotland

    I prefer the angled chop rather than the straight 5 1/2 front and rear.Not sure which one I like best though!
    Very cool,good luck with the build.
     
  16. Buick59
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  17. Beef Stew
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    cool project. i'm doing sort of the same thing but with a '29 tudor. slammed, raked, chopped, pinched, boobed, and fast.
     
  18. Levis Classic
    Joined: Oct 7, 2003
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    I'm diggin the sedan as well as that great fabrication table!
     
  19. doctorZ
    Joined: Apr 10, 2006
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    i dig the change. i like the sedan more than the truck, but i just love sedans in general so im kinda biased ...
     
  20. Nice, I've always liked Tudors. I really need to stop by your shop someday...
     
  21. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
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    Boobed .....??:eek:
     
  22. oldandkrusty
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
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    5 1/2" in front and 4 1/2" in the back for sure. Perfect chop and the traditional evil look! Can't go wrong with this combo...
     
  23. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
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    I personaly like the straight cut...because of the stance of the car
    I also like it low and more radical..like the 6 inch chop...
    I mean you're going for Bonneville...right..?
     
  24. freebird101
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    looks cool keep it up
     
  25. Pewsplace
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    I like the 5 1/2 and 4 1/2. The top looks too flat without the angle. I don't know what Varni's is but it has the look of a racer. Don't fill the top use the louvered insert.
     
  26. Derek Mitchell
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    5 1/2 straight across.

    It's gonna look bad!!!!
     
  27. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
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    Too add more salt to the wound....Would you consider a slight rake to the A pillar regardless of a straight or angle chop? Too me it just adds a sense of speed standing still.
     
  28. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
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    Here's a 34' with a 3" straight across with a 10 degree lean over stock on the A pillar.
     

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  29. I'm with you the 5 1/2" chop all around looks like the rear window opening is smaller.The 3 1/2" in the rear would be something to think about the rake of that chop looks good.
     
  30. like the photoshop pics. it's gonna be cool
     

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