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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Last Hoorah, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 612


    People freely tell me what I ought to do to my car. The one I am finished with. Do as you please with yours. peace
  2. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,752

    from SW Wyoming

    Some of these comments have got me thinking that 25 years down the road, all the high dollar muscle cars restos will be drug out of their hiding places, and re-equipped with air shocks/extended shackles, and running around on 50 and 60 series rubber on aluminum slot wheels. Don't forget to put the 8-tracks back in! :D :D :D Last Hurrah, nice find!
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  3. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    Well have my roller finished. Body is on stands and Dodge blower motor mocked up. sedan1.jpg sedan2.jpg sedan3.jpg sedan4.jpg
  4. only thing better would have been a blown Flattie............ cool
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    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,398

    from Ojai,Ca

    Go for a 6 inch chop. My 28 was 5 and it was too high.
  6. Nice find, I wish you the best on this build. We'll be watching!
  7. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,102

    Mike Colemire

    Cut, chop or whatever urge hits you. Like someone said, this is a hotrod forum. If you completely restored it to stock, would you want to jump in it and take a 100 mile trip? Most on here had good advice, except for the guy that said beer and tacos. To many of either and you won't be able to stay in the garage without all the doors and windows open.
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  8. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    Put the Dodge hemi with Muncie in chassis. My friend John and I put the body on today. Watch out tudor I got the bug now! Yes there is a chop in the future 5 or 6 inches chassis with engine.png body on2.png body on 3.png
  9. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 613


    for one I dig the direction you took with this car. keep it up andgood luck as for as chopping I used to a 46 Studebaker pu that was chopped was neat as hell to look at but was a PITA to drive and iam only 5ft 6 so check abunch out before youcut just sayin tom
  10. Cut the shit out of it and it will look great.
  11. BiscayneBrain
    Joined: Aug 10, 2013
    Posts: 122


    I'm building my '31 Tudor in my head as I gather parts and been thinking 5 or 6" chop. I'm leaning towards 6". I just think they look right that way.
  12. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,156


    Looks good Dave. Are you keeping the orange on the engine?

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  13. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    Thanks Jerry, The engine should be silver for that year but I like the Chrysler Hemi orange.
  14. HomemadeHardtop57
    Joined: Nov 15, 2007
    Posts: 4,156


    Any updated pics Dave? How's it coming

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  15. Perfection in the making.
    More progress pics please.
    I'm over reading debates from people who would be better off staying on Fordbarn.
    Can't wait to see this all done.
    Only question I have, is what color are you going with, if yourve made a choice?
  16. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,063


    you dont have enough frame. I have a 392 in a 47 Mercury and it has broken the shock mounts and the radius rods and it steers to the right when I gas it and you need more strength
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  17. mutant55
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 177


    I am with Kiwijeff, it looks bitchen, chop it!!
  18. Yeah what he said! That is the beauty of sedans, you have plenty of BACK SEAT area to sit in! :)

  19. I was gonna say that about not enough frame, but I have not built one, so.....
  20. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,595


    I like where youre headed. If you want opinions channeled with fenders is my vote.
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  21. Hmmm . . . frame strength - good points???

    FYI: I can't tell if your frame is boxed or not - appears to be an original Model A frame with a few modifications. There isn't any sort of X-member in the middle to strengthen it and prevent twisting. You'll probably get away with it if you don't flog it, do hard launches, etc (at least for awhile) - but it will twist quite a bit if you apply the power of that blown motor to it and hook it up. The body will take a lot of abuse from the twisting - corners of the doors, etc. You might want to give it a few test runs before you paint the body - just to see how things shake out. I know me - ideas related to 'just baby it' don't seem to last very long . . .:eek:

    Just keep an eye on it - you may find that you'll need a stronger frame like a 32, boxed and with an X-member setup installed.
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  22. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,453

    nailhead terry

    Sawzall and cold beer !!
  23. richie rebel
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 1,184

    richie rebel

    a mild chop,couple inchs
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  24. neverdun
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 667

    1. Maryland HAMBers

    Well, we're waiting....2,3,4,5,6...
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  25. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    270 Dodge blower motor.jpg
    Well finally getting back to finishing my 30 sedan with a blown 270 dodge hemi.
    Working on getting the motor together. Had to finish my wife's 65 stang convert first. she been waiting 2 years for it. You know that saying happy wife happy life!
    Keep you updated on the sedan build.
  26. philo426
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
    Posts: 1,951


    Did you beef up the frame to handle the torque that mill will dish out?
  27. chopnchaneled
    Joined: Oct 21, 2004
    Posts: 1,344

    from Buford Ga.

    Glad your back on it, Know all about the happy wife :)
  28. 410merc
    Joined: Mar 31, 2014
    Posts: 69


    heard that i'm 6 -8
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  29. Last Hoorah
    Joined: Nov 13, 2009
    Posts: 107

    Last Hoorah

    The frame is a custom made boxed frame. Hopefully the guy that built it knew what he was doing.
    As for the motor, don't think that little Dodge will put out much torque, and it more show than go.
    But thanks for your input.
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