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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 27Roadsterguy, Jul 17, 2019.

  1. LM14
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    from Iowa

  2. A Boner
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    ^^^^^wonder what he does in his spare time!
     
  3. rusty rocket
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    Here's mine
    1- 22 dodge cowl
    2-two 46 ford car fenders
    3-two fifty ford deck lid skins
    4- 47 Chevy pickup head light bucket. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
  4. 27Roadsterguy
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    Pretty cool, kind of a speedster build. I dig it.
     
  5. 27Roadsterguy
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    Just dropped off the body panels for dustless blasting.
     

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  6. jaxx
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    this is mine - all hand built except frt axle[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. 27Roadsterguy
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    Looks pretty cool Jaxx. I dropped mine off for the blasting work today. It looked pretty sad all disassembled waiting to be cleaned up. I hated leaving it with a stranger, so to speak.

    It'll all be better when it comes back rust free though...
     

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  8. 27Roadsterguy
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    Can anyone tell me what 1930 gas tank i have? Sedan, Tudor. Truck, roadster? I'm not sure, as I bought it to start my project, but I'm probably going to buy a pre-made custom dash and I know there are differences in fitment.
     

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  9. 27Roadsterguy
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    Got my sheet metal back from blasting today, then got home and Speedway Santa had stopped by too. Front brakes, polished stainless steering parts, and Vega box. It's a great day at my house... 20200519_201240.jpg 20200519_174701.jpg 20200519_180859.jpg 20200519_181412.jpg
     
  10. alchemy
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    Is the box from Borgeson? If not you might want to do some reading on repro Vega boxes. Not many good ones out there.
     
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  11. 27Roadsterguy
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    It's a Speedway Motors brand, but it looks like it might be a Flaming Rivers box, packaged for speedway
     
  12. 27Roadsterguy
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    20200520_161437.jpg 32 Dash came in yesterday!
     
  13. 27Roadsterguy
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    Almost forgot, I bought a Jag rear-end for this, last weekend. received_2952021361556192.jpeg
     
  14. borderboy1971
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    1. A friend of mine handmade the door skins and quarter skins for my model A roadster pickup. He used originals as a pattern. He used a bead roller and shrinker/stretcher to build them. I built the square tubing inner structure and did a poor job, that's why the gaps are bad. It also doesn't help the gaps, that I drive the hell out of it.
     

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  15. evintho
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    I'll jump in! I started with this $800 purchase of a rusty, rotted mess...

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    Traded the pickup bed for pieces of a dilapidated turtle deck...……..

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    Built a frame...……

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    Swap meet front suspension...…

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    Swap meet 8" with Pick-N-Pull Landrover trailing arms and Subaru station wagon coilovers…..

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    Fabbed bun panels outta an '80s Chevy van hood and Mac's patch panels...………

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    A ton of body patch panels made from this....

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    Roller...….

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    'Outside the box' turbocharged 2.3/T5 combo...….

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    Flames...……..

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    Done....9 years and $4800 later....

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  16. 27Roadsterguy
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    Evintho, that turned out pretty nice. Lots of good stuff showing up on this page so far.
     
  17. 27Roadsterguy
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    All welded together, still have work to do on it, but it's getting there. 20200601_225443.jpg 20200601_225514.jpg 20200601_225555.jpg 20200601_225743.jpg
     
  18. Blue One
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  19. 27Roadsterguy
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    That parts not finished, I'm planning to shape it around the dash and I'm also planning to paint that part in a wood type / like finish.
     
  20. Blue One
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    It’s not just that, it’s the flatness off the sides, and the squareness of the back corners of the body.
     
  21. Stonebird
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    I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before now. I built mine from the back of a 54 Buick. IMG_0187 (Edited).JPG IMG_0135.jpg IMG_0137.jpg
     
  22. 27Roadsterguy
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    The sides are actually anything but flat. The entire back and corners are a long curve and the sides are curved with big scallops in them.
     
  23. Stan Back
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    Jeepers!!!
     
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  24. 27Roadsterguy
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    That's pretty harsh, it has a lot more curves than a factory body and I don't see where you hand built a body from scratch on this page. I do see a nice, but run of the mill RPU for your avatar though. No reason to be a dick. The point of this was to build something i like. That's the whole point of hand building something. I wanted something unique and different. I could of built a run of the mill model A body easier, faster and for the about the same money. By the way, I hand built most of the cowl too...
     
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  25. Blue One
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  26. paul philliup
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    IMG_20161211_080837215.jpg A gentleman built this on a Nissan truck frame he used glass fenders , grille, and dash . He made the hood, body , and bed from scratch. Power is a 66 T-Bird 390 / C6 . 320688_103829276391137_1516276775_n.jpg
     
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  27. 27Roadsterguy
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    Working on some oil canning issues from when we welded it up. 20200612_095713.jpg 20200612_095758.jpg
     

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  29. 27Roadsterguy
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    Whatever that's all about... lots of couch critics on here. This build is about building something custom and unique, not trying to make a repop Model A.
     
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  30. olds vroom
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    What a piece of garbage!


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