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Hot Rods Do you remember the cool Model A hiboys on deuce rails?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 30, 2022.

  1. rgrhoward
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    GREAT THREAD HRP!
     
  5. 48stude
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    Here are some more cool A roadsters on deuce frames
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    Cool pic…cool Hot Rod!
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  7. Nothing better than a 28-29 roadster on 32 rails in my opinion. Looking back at my old rpu that I got from F-head and his inspiration to build it. hotrod pics 001.jpg
     
  8. verno30
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    Yes I do. I built this in High School/College finishing it in 2000. 22 years later, it still looks cool. I remain just as cool as I was then, too. :cool:

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  9. ... Ole Faithful !;)
     
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  11. High test 63
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    One of my favorite cars ever! I still have the OSR mag it was featured in several years ago and look at it often. I just bought a duece frame this spring and have been collecting chassis and body parts to build a similar heap.
     
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    Rendering by Dave Russell of 5a Roadster... Tommys29wBorder.jpg
     
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    Just wanted to bring this thread back around..
     
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    Pic I took at the “Hillclimb” a few years ago.
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  16. Pete Eastwood
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    I built this in 1982. Best speed was 233 mph.

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  17. Flat Roy
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    I see a whole lot of very fine hot rods here but guys , HIGHBOY (by defination) is a 32 roadster with the fenders removed but has stock suspension configuration . no dropped axels or channeled frames.
     
  18. Automotive Stud
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    I'm with you on not being channeled, that would be a lowboy, but I'm not sure I agree with stock ride height. I've never heard that one before.
     
  19. alchemy
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    Yeah, I gotta say you are mistaken as well. Dropped axles and lower springs have been used on highboys forever. No channeling is allowed though.
     
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    1930 On deuce rails. DSCN0479.JPG DSCN0473.JPG
     

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  21. Flat Roy
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    I'm sure that over time, definitions change a bit.and that what you said Alchemy is true to day. My dad drove and raced his highboy in the late 30's and it was pretty much the way the defination I found on line.

    Google knows all :).

    What makes a 32 highboy a highboy?
    Highboy or Lowboy.

    In hot rod parlance, lowboy bodywork has been channeled, a longitudinal strip cut from the body to lower its height. A highboy is unchanneled, at stock height, but typically stripped of fenders, hood, and other non-essentials.Jun 6, 2019

    In those early years I think a lot of those boys were to poor to be worried about asthetics. They were just trying to go fast.:rolleyes:
     
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  22. Cutting a horizontal strip out of the body is "sectioning"

    Cutting the insides loose and lowering the body over the frame is "channeling".
     
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  23. alchemy
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    I bet if they access to dropped axles in the late 30's they would have used them. Not everyone, but some hot rods and race cars were getting lower pre-war.

    One of the most famous highboys is the McGee car, and it even had a Z'ed frame, as well as dropped axle and low springs.
     
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    The ex-Dan Warner 28 hiboy.
     
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  27. My old hotrodA, 31 on 32 rails. On the road since 1987, but sadly now gone to a new home in New Hampshire.
    Not very trad by today's standard, but I couldn't afford a teardown and redo.
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  28. IronFord
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    Nimrod's roadster
     
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    Rolling Bones roadster
     
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