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Technical Channeled W/hood sides

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Runnin shine, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. Runnin shine
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    Anyone have pictures of 32s channeled 5"or 4"with full hoods? I am having trouble choosing to run my hood sides or not. I don't want to pinch my rails completely behind the grill where the sides wood cover the frame. Cutting them down seems like a lot of body work with all those louvers and removing metal above and below the louvers seems like the proportions would be weird. I'm at a loss, ideas guys?


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  2. s55mercury66
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    Just an idea, but have you thought of making your own hood sides, and having them louvered? I have to agree with you, cutting them down and retaining full-length louvers would be a lot of work.
     
  3. I made my own hood sides for my roadster, yet to make a top. I made them out of 2mm aluminium, and louvered them myself. They are to the dimensions of a stock hood. I just made up some little screws from aircraft rivets to hold them to the grill and cowl.

    No reason why you couldn't make your own, just shorter.
     
  4. Searcher
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    This is a friends ..... I forget it's history at the moment.... the car has been around along time... and put back on the road a few years ago. I think ? Barris did some work on it way back.
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    another angle...
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    What not to do:
    vulcans01.jpg
     
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  8. DeadFast 33
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    My roadster in it former life...l know it has fenders but the hood sides were just trimmed up and it looks purdy good!?!

    FLiP

    I don't like myself, no one else does either!!
     

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  9. Runnin shine
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    I agree completely. As much as I love the Vulcans Vicky, I've always been surprised that they left the frame horns and didn't pinch. I just can't hack a big notch outa my sides.


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  10. pasadenahotrod
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    Check some pics of Lynn Yakels 32 5W Coupe.
     
  11. s55mercury66
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    The notched side panels on the green roadster look pretty good, I like the way the trailing edge drops down.
     
  12. I wouldn't cut up a 32 hood,it would be a major pain in the rear end and it's would be a fairly easy job to fab new side panels.

    Grab some poster board,a pair of scissors,a tape measure and pencil and lay it out,then tape it in place.

    If you are happy with what you see transfer it to sheet metal and your good to go. HRP
     
  13. So-cal Tex
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    10cb6bc3.jpg Channeled deuce.jpg IMG_3144_zpsb6161626.jpg Channeled deuce.jpg I am in the same boat as you are, but my coupe only has a mild 2 1/2 inch channel.

    I did the card board side panel mock up on my coupe and if you round the notch for the frame and let it swoop back it looks pretty good.

    My plan is to make a custom 3 piece aluminum hood for my car since it is channeled and the front crossmember it moved an inch forward ( stock hood won't fit lenght wise either).
     
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  15. The Reiff & Wells roadster (1948); reiff & wells 1948.jpg
    Leeroy Hansen's Deuce, 1948;
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    Sheehan's 33-4 circa 1957;
    channeled.jpg
     
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  16. Runnin shine
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    I'm just asking ideas and suggestions. I don't want us all to get into a heated debate. I probably won't run my sides but I thought that it would look more refined and civilized if I did in a way that wasn't all butchered looking. I was interested in it if I can make it seem like it came that way from old Henry. I'm into subdued appearances that are understated. I know that channeled is pushing it but I had my reasons for that and am trying to reign that in like choosing not to chop it or run lakes pipes when that would be a lot easier. I'm painting the rails to match the body witch i think looks to modern but I needed that to visually fill the space below my shallow pickup bed. I'm just trying to keep it from shouting out loud "I'm a hot rod look at me".


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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1406083329.464963.jpg


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  18. birdog
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    A couple more there were a ton in the forties! I personally love the look!
     

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  19. Runnin shine
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    Hell yes! Those are nice.
    I forgot all about this thread. I started it for my PU's trials and tribulations. I still don't know if I'll do hood sides or not. But it won't stop me from getting the thing going.
     
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  20. birdog
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    True that! I love hoods and no hoods lol I just love channeled cars
     

  21. Without a pinch, You're going to have a notch in the hood sides where the frame crosses the line of the hood. That's going to look like the vulcans Vicky or some rendition of it. Maybe you can get a smooth swoopy curve to it but the frame still needs to cross thru the hood.
     
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  22. Very cool roadster Bart78 posted......
     
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  24. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Although not a '32, and not stock hood sides, I copied what our uncle did way back in '54. The sloping curve is a real nice touch, and may look even better with the curve of a '32 frame rail behind it. My panels are aluminum and our very own Need Louvers punched the louvers in the sides and hood for me.
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  25. Duffy Livingstone's roadster is one of my favorite cars ever. Looks like original tops with custom sides

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  26. dumprat
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    Ahh just pinch the rails. You are cutting them off anyway.

    Way easier than making the grill shell wider.........
     
  27. Runnin shine
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    Matt this thread is old and refers to my PU not the Tudor.
    Most likely there'll only be a hood top on the truck. Or at least first.
     
  28. dumprat
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    I was just teasing anyway.
     

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