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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, May 30, 2022.
This is PERFECT. Will be saving these photos for my own 29 build.
GREAT THREAD HRP!
Here are some more cool A roadsters on deuce frames
Cool pic…cool Hot Rod!
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.
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.
... Ole Faithful !
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.
Rendering by Dave Russell of 5a Roadster...
My 28 roadster;the unvailing of "popeye" | The H.A.M.B. (jalopyjournal.com)
Just wanted to bring this thread back around..
Pic I took at the “Hillclimb” a few years ago.
I built this in 1982. Best speed was 233 mph.
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.
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.
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.
1930 On deuce rails.
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.
Cutting a horizontal strip out of the body is "sectioning"
Cutting the insides loose and lowering the body over the frame is "channeling".
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.
The ex-Dan Warner 28 hiboy.
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.
Rolling Bones roadster
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