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Hot Rods Busted Knuckles in Buenos Aires

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  1. Jive-Bomber
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Busted Knuckles in Buenos Aires

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  2. The torsion bar suspension is unique, prime example of thinking outside the box.

    It appears as though if you really want to build a hot rod nothing can stop you, kudo's to the two gentleman working in the street. HRP
     
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  3. Tim
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    Is that front set up similar to a triangulated 4 link? Don’t think I’ve ever seen that on the front. Great photos
     
  4. I see they have Harbor Freight jack stands,,, Imports??
    I thought all the early Ford repro part were from Argentina? I know my 40 Ford chrome standard grill and my deluxe grills are from there.
     
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  5. loudbang
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    Did anyone notice the copper tubing brake line :eek:

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  6. Tim
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    Probably nicop as has been discussed here about a trillion times
     
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    There? Sure looks like good old copper tubing. Note the color.
     
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  9. Tim
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    I’ve seen it that color before or similar. I’m more curious about how they have a hardline on a wheel that turns, I can’t quite make out how it’s routed other than it appears to possibly switch to a hose after a bit
     
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  10. 1-SHOT
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    Did anyone notice the lightening holes in the tie rod.
    A lot of the old Hot Rods looked like that before 1-800-HOT-RODS.
    I also noticed the offset bushing they have in the big end of the connecting rod to torsion bar, may be they can rotate it to dial in . In to tighten it up and out to loosen it up.
     
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  11. Bandit Billy
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    You mean broken down with the front wheels pointed in opposite directions? :D
     
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  12. @Jive-Bomber Jay -

    What a coincidence!

    Just last week I stumbled upon the Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod FB group page ... and was surprised to see that Rodding was very much alive & well in Argentina.

    Literally thousands of pics of pre-1965 American Hot Rods & Customs ... granted 95% are not H.A.M.B. friendly (i.e., most are pretty "Street Roddy") ... but quite a few that I would consider Traditional (or Traditionally-Styled) ... Here's a few examples:

    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (3).jpg
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    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (1).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (2).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (4).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (6).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (7).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (8).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (10).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (11).jpg
    Asociacion Argentina de Hot Rod y Street Rod (12).jpg

    On a side-note, the Argentines sure do like torsion bar and/or independent front suspensions ... I' haven't seen so many Corvair front suspensions since the '70s! :D
     
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  13. Corn Fed
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    It looks like a bunch of the body is hand made too. Started with a Model A cowl and build the rest. Ya gotta be resourceful when it doesn't exist in your area.
     
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  14. Jive-Bomber
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    Thanks for sharing these pics!!!
     
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  15. Jive-Bomber
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    I wonder if big potholes and gravel roads have anything to do with it?
     
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  17. bschwoeble
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    Seriously impressive. I'm not saying it's right or wrong. It's called ingenuity. Not like so many here who say " I'm going to build a rod. Let me open this catalog and order all these parts".
     
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  18. fordcoupeguy
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    Its expensive to build a rod if you don't live in the US. Up here in Canada we pay almost double for new parts from the states(money exchange,duty and taxes, shipping). Its even more for guys in South America or overseas. You guys in the US are very lucky-Im jelous.
     

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