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Going Traditional

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jhnarial, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. jhnarial
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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    jhnarial
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    from MISSOURI

    I usually can't post my car builds but were doing our best to go traditional this time.

    How we doing so far?

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    Last edited: Apr 27, 2011
  2. 8-Track
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    Looks good so far ! need more pictures.
     
  3. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    Traditional what ?
     
  4. youngster
    Joined: Feb 26, 2006
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    looking good from here!!!

    Ron
     

  5. I reserve judgment for better pictures and more progress.
     
  6. Did they have tinted windshields back in the day? haha just bustin ur balls...looks like a good start
     
  7. Lose the cowl lights.
    No real performance enthusiast would jetison the bumpers, fenders, running boards and hood... but keep the cowl lights.
     
  8. jhnarial
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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    What if I put in a 59 ab with four dueces and some zoomies?
     
  9. I would look at some different rear tyres, M/H pie crust slicks?

    Doc.
     
  10. flatties were kind of obsolete when those kind of wheels were available no?
    But, it's your car...do whatever makes you happy. Who cares what the norm is.
     
  11. Larry T
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    I don't really think flatheads and zoomies are from the same era, but you might read my sig line. What era of traditional are you shooting for?
    Larry T
     
  12. Hmmm, Disc Brakes with 12 spokes, modern looking rear tires, tinted windshield, cowl lights and now "Zoomies" on a flathead. Not seeing much "traditional" there at this point.
     
  13. jhnarial
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    I can already tell I better go back in my shell. I thought I was on track:(
     
  14. You asked for opinions and now you can't hang?
     
  15. Don't hide away, if you want a traditional car you are in the right place. Just ask a shit load of questions and duck a lot, we all need thick skin around here!

    Doc.
     
  16. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    Don't give up on someday having a real traditional car. The one you are doing missed the mark a bit, but it looks like it would have tons of resale interest for decent money, "if" you get the bug to do one up with no excuses.

    Just because it is not true traditional, that does not mean it does not belong on here. Keep posting progress :cool:
     
  17. don't worry about it man, I've been flamed a few times for stuff on here too. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger right? hahaha
     
  18. jhnarial
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    I can hang but I don't want to go off topic. I have to much respect for the H.A.M.B.

    I kinda new it was just some what traditional:D. I'm getting closer though.
     
  19. Larry T
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    I didn't say I didn't like it (except maybe the cowl lights, but different strokes), but to me it has a kind of mid to late 60's vibe to it. Could be wrong. Anyway you kind need to be careful of the nomenclature you use here.
    Larry T
     
  20. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    Is that a narrowed rear end?
     
  21. M.Edell
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    If it were me.Different Rear Tires for sure.No turn signals on the cowl.Otherwise, Bitchin!
     
  22. We need more pics!!

    Doc.
     
  23. Killer
    Joined: Jul 5, 2001
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    ditch the cowl lights and drag radials.

    no flathead either. no zoomies.

    I just killed all your ideas huh??!!!!

    swap the rear tires to cheater slicks, add a V8 (SBC, early olds or Caddy.... Hemi??) and you're set.
     
  24. F&J
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    Your car is not off topic for here IMO.
     
  25. I like where its at so far, hell, id even say keep the cowl lights just to be diffrent.
    Gotter lose those rear tyres though.
    I also think zoomies belong on drag cars only. my 3 cents.
     
  26. jhnarial
    Joined: Mar 18, 2007
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    I'm trying we still heading in the wrong direction?

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  27. I think it is going to be one bad ride. :cool: Keep up the good work, but be careful with the word traditional it is taken very seriously here. :rolleyes: :D Just my .02

    Scot
     
  28. el shad
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    Holy shit that thing looks like it would be fun to drive!
     
  29. djust
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    from Oklahoma

    Car looks great to me !!
    Just depends on what kind of look your after.
     
  30. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    It's almost pro-street looking with the rear tires tubbed. Really nice though.
     

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