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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by sonofamitch, Jul 22, 2011.
Sorry but that is NO clone of the Uncertain T.
Bookmarked! The delivery/PU ROCKS! THanks for that.
I'm not sure what you mean?
You must have a different understanding of the word clone than I do. They are similar looking if you squint your eyes REALLY, REALLY HARD. Richard D had it best with the word "tribute".
Ah, I understand your point. The builder calls it a "clone", I think only in the sense that he wants to make clear this is a copy, replica or as you say "tribute" to another car and not a design of his own making. I don't think he was trying to gain any sort of credibility by calling it that. He just wanted to give credit where credit is due. He is a huge fan of Steve Scott and the original car.
But I see your point and will take greater care in how I reference the car in the future.
A "clone" would be as close to an exact replica as possible. Same engine, wheels, tires, suspension, upholstery, duplicate dimensions of frame and body, etc. The car above has a similar shape body, that's about all. A casual observer or non-car nut may even mistake it for the original, but a 60s show-rod fan? Never.
did this in under 2 days a year or 2 ago.
here is my home made roadster pickup body.
Here's my "cruckster". Still a work in progress. Has a removable tilt roof and will have a truck-ish bed down the road. It's somewhere between a 3w coupe, a truck, and a roadster, hence the "cruckster" built from scrap... an old gate, a wheelbarrow (see that sweet firewall?), a bed frame, and some parts from a trampoline. Other than welding and cutting supplies, I've only spent $8 for some heavy duty hinges for the roof. These pics are from a few months ago, I've done more work but don't have pics on hand, I'll post more later
This is my 28 I bought this car from Helger bros speed shop in rhode island I'm told the guy they bought it off of built the body
Here's one I built for the drags. I started with a '24 Chevy cowl and the top half of a '27 Chevy radiator shell.
It runs 11s w/ an inline six and 2.47:1 gears!
back of the cab built from sheet metal, beads were made on a 4 ft. brake.
You guys never cease to inspire me. Great looking stuff fellas.
here is mine to the chezzz graaaater stage ready for kevlar and glass rez- jaxx
Here is a truck I biult using a 1928 dodge four door body
Here is mine. 46 roadster pick up. narrowed 8 inches, sectioned 8 inches hinges moved up 6. Will sit on a 32 chassis with a 50 8ba lake pipes and a 42 inch long bed.
This thread is toxic.
I just so happen to have a spare '28-'29 cowl sitting in the garage, some other bits and pieces, and I've been thinking a lot about Sam's Roach Rod lately..
Some real cool examples in here.
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I know this thread is 3 years old, but funny the o/p should have said '28 Essex roadster pick up...
Starting on mine. Started out as a ruff pile of 31' slant window panels and doors. Building my cab like Dons hot rods on here with 28-29 rpu squared off rear cab section. Did angle the rear portion of the cab to match the window angle.
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This appears to be a scratch built body but not 100% sure. I love the look of it.
Your favorite color is rust,what is the color of this sweet ride? Thanks Washington Blue?? Just a guess...
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