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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldnuts, Jul 25, 2013.

  1. oldnuts
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    I've been researching lake and salt cars lately thinking i might want to style my hot rod like a traditional lakes car the problem is is that its a 31 A tudor. I see very few racing sedans in the threads, books, magazines and on the internet. We're they not that common out on the lakes or salt? I'd like to see more pics of racing sedans if possible. Thanks
     
  2. Pat Pryor
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    Good luck. Only a few were done for lakes and salt in early 50. Why race a Hotrod minivan when you could race a roadster.
     
  3. patmanta
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    I don't see why not. It's what you've got and it's how you want to build it. Look to the salt coupes for design ideas.
     
  4. Atwater Mike
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    Make a tribute to Art Chrisman's 'Torrid '29 Tudor'. (although it's still in the Chrisman stable)
    Or de-fender it and chop it, channelling it slightly. AVOID the ass-drag look...

    There were a few chopped sedan drag cars in the '50-'60s I recall, engine setback pushed driver toward the back seat...Moon tank inside, pressure pump handy...

    Morty's books ('Hop Up') had more than a couple, and HRM did a few...
     
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  5. daddio211
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    Yep, there have been a few but they're scarce. I believe two factors dictated it, Tudors are heavier and in "theory" leave a much larger air void behind the car.

    Defy those silly rules and build your Tudor man! I wanna see it! I have a real soft spot for A Tudors. :)

    My '27 T Roadster build: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t= 734383
     
  6. speed-kings
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    Here is a couple 32 sedans.
     

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  7. Bearing Burner
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    Only roadsters were allowed to race by SCTA until '50s.
     
  8. Pat Pryor
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    I think 51 or 52 is when they let coupes in the SCTA. The RTA let coups run before the 50s.
     
  9. I think that a lake or salt sedan is sweet as hell. That is the reason I have a 31 tudor in the attic. I want it done in that style
     
  10. Big Mac
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    I think Chris hit the nail on the head with the look you're talking about.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. nuthead
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    Im just starting my sedan build & going for Lakes style too. I really like the rolling bones cars.
     

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  12. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    I envision this idea with a similar hood treatment as The Chrisman Coupe...
     
  13. Relic Stew
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    From the 1952 Fawcett Book "Hot Rod Handbook"

    A and B classes for sedans
     

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  14. oldnuts
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    I wasn't aware of the nothing but roadsters rule. That explains why in all the books and old mags I read I see nothing nothing but roadsters. The photos posted are awesome and exactly what I picture in my head. Nut that chop on your sedan looks spot on. I need to start work on mine soon. Thanks for the help guys
     
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  16. NeedFiber
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    Just build it man....ready set go! Here's my sedan build:
     

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  17. You can't go wrong if you use all the styling cues from the Rolling Bones crew. Copy that and you will have a winner. Put it on a 32 frame for sure with a 32 grille shell.
     
  18. Relic Stew
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    Here's a few B class sedans from the aforementioned book. My scanner isn't cooperating, so I had to use my camera, so the quality isn't as good.
     

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  19. oldnuts
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    Man those 84 and 78 cars are wicked. Ill bet they were a blast to drive. Keep the pics and info coming. I love it
     
  20. ROLLINGBONES 1A
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    Our version of lakes style tudors which for us can have a MEAN AND NASTY LOOK
     

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  21. tfeverfred
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    Oh, now that's just bad ass!
     
  22. oldnuts
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    Killer ride. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1374892608.971144.jpg this is what I'm starting with. Hoping for it to be half as cool as you guys rides
     
  23. continentaljohn
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    Dammit thats a wicked wicked 32 sedan I need one
     
  24. Terry Buffum
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    Does anyone have a picture of Jack Chrisman's A tudor?
     
  25. rtomss
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    I'm going for something similar...its a work in progress.....32' Chevy

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  26. lets bump this to keep it going.

    the rolling bones examples are amazing.
     
  27. Terry Buffum
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    Although John Buddenbaum started with a Model A coupe, you could certainly do the same things with a sedan. Note the laid back windshield extended upward and glued in place glass. Body was trimmed at bottom rather than repair the rust, so it is essentially chopped, channeled and sectioned.

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  28. oldnuts
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    Some bad ass hot rods. Lets keep this thread going.


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