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Hot Rods Holy Crap..... I joined the Deuce club!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Al T, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. Dennis D
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 643

    Dennis D

  2. Lockwood.
  3. No worries - just hadn't heard of one up for sale in the area in the last little while.

  4. I picked up an original steel dash about a year ago to replace the fiberglass dash that was in the car. The car does not have the tunnel. Is there a vendor that sells an engine turned insert available for the stock dash opening? I've been having trouble find one.

    Thanks in advance.

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  5. Rustridden31
    Joined: Oct 9, 2003
    Posts: 227

    from Denver, CO

  6. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,682

    Blue One
    from Alberta

  7. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,984

    rusty rocket

    I made mine from a piece you can get thru speedway. Its just a piece of engine turned sheet metal IMG_0036.JPG IMG_0037.JPG
  8. That insert looks really nice! Wish I had checked on this thread before I bought a few more gauges. Oh well.
    The car is back on the ground. Need to paint the rims and add rings and caps, but the car sits probably 5-6 inches lower. The John Deere look is definitely gone. With the rake I really like the uncut roof.
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  9. Eric1967
    Joined: Sep 21, 2015
    Posts: 91

    from Union, Mo

    Looks great. I agree no chop with fenders & rake is hard to beat. What size wheel & tire did you go with?
  10. D.Conrad
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 435

    1. 1940 Ford

  11. Steve (the great guy I bought the rolling chassis from) selected the tires a long time ago when he was building a highboy.
    165-80-15's on the front, 235/75/15's on the back. He chose well!
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  12. Wow. Car sits great, roof-line is perfect. Tires look just right and should give you enough ride for our Canadian roads.
  13. Great thread, great read, great car. You went the logical direction switching out the frame, all thumbs up. Hope to see this car at the Reynolds meet some day.
  14. Thanks Dave. Having seen your cars and work, that means a lot.
  15. That's a 50 minute drive. When is the Reynolds meet?
  16. I'm leaning towards no bumpers for the time being.

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  17. nooch
    Joined: Aug 8, 2004
    Posts: 131


    Definitely no bumpers - it looks killer!
  18. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,682

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That's looking great Al.
    As for the Reynolds meet, I don't remember the specific time, I do however remember being extremely disappointed in the number and type of cars in attendance the one time I checked it out.
    I walked around and found only one or two cars that I even cared to look at.
    Disappointed enough that I won't be back.
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  19. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
    Posts: 1,143


    Stance is perfect! Looks great!
  20. The car looks great Al - killer stance!

  21. tinmann
    Joined: Nov 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,589


    Very nice transformation. Beautiful car!
  22. ^^^ What tinmann said X2
  23. June 11th and 12th this year. 2nd week end of June every year.

    Only show I know of that parades (optional) the cars starting from oldest to newest, which means you get to hear the cars you normally only see in pictures.

    The majority of cars are restorations, but customs and rods are welcome. The museum itself now has a hot rod woody.
  24. A little color on the wheels.


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  25. That's a huge improvement............




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  26. I really dig those door panels
  27. flatoz
    Joined: May 11, 2003
    Posts: 3,148


    you've done a good job with this, I really like it. Front bumper only can work well if you're thinking bumpers
  28. Haha. No worries. It's staying the way it is......... for now.

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