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Hot Rods I bought an old 1934 Ford hotrod out of OK...anyone have any history on it??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Sep 18, 2017.

  1. I've been screwing around with the car and collecting more parts. I got a really bitchin set of early Headman Headers for it, as well as an original corvette steering wheel I nabbed on eBay for cheap.

    I also decided to see what a 15" tire with these neat old chrome "Moon" caps would look like

    Side note, these caps have a star design etched into them. Does anyone recognize who made these? They look too precise to be done at home.

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  2. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,661


    I like it. Circa 1958.
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  3. That is the look right there. Fenders & Unchopped perfect!
  4. continentaljohn
    Joined: Jul 24, 2002
    Posts: 4,525


    Awesome car and love the way it's going , you find the coolest goodies!!!
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  5. jerseyboy
    Joined: Jul 17, 2006
    Posts: 634


    Post #122, Looks real good! Love the hub caps!:cool::cool::cool:
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  6. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 985


    Veddy nice!
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  7. You're a fine one to talk lol!
  8. That's great, that is exactly what I am shooting for. That steering wheel evidently came out of a 58 Corvette.
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  9. Picked up a key piece at theAlbany OR swap meet last weekend


  10. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    K, the 4 speed's great and all, but what's the story on those headers in the background?? Hmmmm?
  11. Those are a pair of drag master "U-fab" headers and collectors I picked up. The guy had them on a Model A coupe with an Olds in it in the 60's. I sold them to a NW hot rod legend Russ Meeks, for the restoration of his Nomad. He had the exact collector and collector covers (I guess there was 3 different covers offered) on his Nomad in the 60's and they are long gone. So I delivered them to him at the swap
  12. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Wow, cool. The Russ Meeks connection might even be cooler than the headers themselves

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  13. Out in the garage screwing around, mocked a couple 15” spare tires/wheels I have on the car with a set of Olds Fiesta caps I just picked up.

    Still looking for any information on this car

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  14. Well, not a lot of interest in this thread. But I’ll post some occasional stuff until I start actually working on it and I’ll probably start a build thread.

    I bought a nice original grill from @MARSHALL LABOW, the grill that came with the car had the upper portion cut off and the grill rechromed. I also bought a really nice tach drive mallory from @hotrodyankee. The parts keep piling up....

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  15. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,714

    from Clovis Ca

    I'm still here paying attention....
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  16. ..... ummmmm' yeah !! Need a ticker tape parade or something ?? Who doesn't pay attention to the sh#t you do ? King of the Lucky B@stard Club.

    Where do I send club dues ? Or I'll just keep licking the windows .... really.
  17. MR CLEAN
    Joined: Nov 25, 2015
    Posts: 98


    Very nice Original '34 Grill you got there, keep the updates coming.
    I wish I had your problems with all your Model 40 projects.
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  18. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    Me too...
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  19. hotrodyankee
    Joined: Jun 27, 2016
    Posts: 304


    Love the 34'. Can't wait to see the progress!
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  20. collecting some great stuff for it(dig the etched wheel covers) ! Early Bird and Almost Spring are right around the corner.. Corvette and High Performance as well... Need to find another set of 16" rims... keep the updates coming ..
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  21. I'll be selling at Puyallup and shopping as well. Same booth I've had for years. Stop by if you make it out
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  22. studebaker46
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 652


    I think the whitewalls and fiesta caps look perfect neat old hotrod Tom
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  23. will do, need to find some small stuff...
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  24. louisb
    Joined: Oct 13, 2008
    Posts: 985


    Looking forward to the build thread.
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  25. 40ford
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 45

    from Duluth, GA

    I agree with studebaker46.
  26. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,177

    from Wa.St.

    It deserves a 409, BUT if your heart is set on a high winding SBC I have the makings in the classifieds!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
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  27. Big progress! Not...but I have been soaking the windshield regulator since I got it and last night popped it free. I picked up an old chrome windshield frame I installed. I still need to swap the glass over. The good news is the windshield surround behind the frame was rot, actually still covered in factory paint. This is a k own area to rot, so I was pleased to see that.

    Speaking of glass. If anyone has some old quarter window as rear window glass, I’d like some old but usalble glass to put in this car.

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  28. I picked up an RC blowproof bellhousing from @56sedandelivery last weekend while over for the Puyallup swap meet (thanks again)

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    Yesterday I pulled the crusty 283 out of the car. The car has two sets of engine mounts. The first are a set right above the stock engine mounts, and the second was a crazy side motor mount that was being used...but it had the engine too far up, back and tilted at a backward slope. So I cut that mount out and with help of a Hurst front engine mount, mocked my 327 block in the car with the trans and some gingerbread

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    I also found this old bakelight skull shift knob which will eventually go into the car

  29. Larry T
    Joined: Nov 24, 2004
    Posts: 7,680

    Larry T

    It's been talked about a lot elsewhere, but if I had a bellhousing that had provisions for side mounts I'd use them with the front mounted Hurst mount.

    And, as a side note, I looked at the Malco coupe project a couple of weeks ago. If I wasn't working on an Anglia, it would probably be here instead of in Oklahoma.
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  30. greaser
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 838


    I love this little coupe. Must be a blast just mocking it up with different parts/combinations.
    We know you'll ultimately end up with an open mouth head turner for sure. :cool:
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