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Hot Rods McFly Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  2. A perfect AV8. 3 piece alloy hood and sides, Awesome!
  3. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,149

    from Nebraska

    Great looking car.
    I've saved a few photos of it for inspiration and ideas on my own Roadster build.

    Thanks, McFly!

  4. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,517

    from canton MI

    Anyone have info on that 33 in the back ground
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  5. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 4,057


    Mcfly is a very cool guy. He also really "gets it" !
  6. McFly got it right....L.B.
  7. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,882


    Very nice indeed! where is the old chassis and running gear gone?
  8. 39cent
    Joined: Apr 4, 2006
    Posts: 1,569

    from socal

    that look will never go away, it will always return to basics, the original rod. Its because that was the most exciting time for a rodder when his car was first on the road, that first day out and free. I can still recall mine, and that day! Crappy lookin stock A 2dr. with an unusual engine [56 chevy V8]. 39 trans A rearend, hydraulics,big n little ww,s and dual A bone mufflers! real fake out, even sounded like an A bone! However we would accept newer improvements, such as alternators, radials, discs, electronic dist.,etc because they are just better, we already had experience with the other stuff.
  9. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I agree with the gauge and alternator deal, but man, what a fine car! McFly you done good!

    I fricken love that wood floor like that!
  10. Dowies
    Joined: May 15, 2007
    Posts: 94


    Now I dig that look.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2009
  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 16,183

    from California

    that car is very cool. it would have been cool 50 years ago, and will still be cool 50 years from now.

    I have no problems with alternators, and with the price of a flathead rebuild, an old style set of modern gauges don't sound like such a bad idea.
  12. hotrodmonk55
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
    Posts: 3


    And it's DRIVEN !!!!!!!!!!!
  13. That one just makes a person want to get and go for a ride. Nice.
  14. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,167

    from Troy, MI

    McFly's car was one of the inspirations for my build. Simple, proportioned, traditional. Sweet.
  15. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Awesome little roadster for sure!!!

    I definitely agree with extremes. I would rather blend in with the history of hot rodding rather then try to reinvent the wheel. I have never been one to really put much into don't do that because everyone else does. There is a reason every builds the tried and true '29 Roadster on '32 Rails and that's because it's timeless and true to the history.

    There will always be ways to separate yourself form the masses by just building a clean and well built version of a combination that my be commonplace. If it has character and is well proportioned then you can bet that your car will hold it own.
  16. McFly
    Joined: Oct 10, 2001
    Posts: 1,163

    from LA

    Wow! I'm honored to be even noticed. Thanks for the kind words. I've got a freshly rebuilt generator sitting on my work bench. I guess I'm just lazy. ha ha.
  17. RAY With
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 3,132

    RAY With

    Very simple and I like the wiring. Alternators I like for the dependability and its harder than ever now to get good rebuilt gen's. I say if your just local driving the gen is fine but people that take the 1000 mile jaunt will have problems finding a gen if they do have a failure. Bottom line is I would love to have this one in my collection.
  18. Looks great!
  19. I like it !!!!!!!!!!
    But then again I tend to be a bit biased
  20. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,252


    Killer car...

    But without "extremes"'d have no "normals".......
  21. djmartins
    Joined: Feb 11, 2005
    Posts: 411


    Modern gauges in old style cases are fine by me, but I do like generators.
    A well setup generator works fine and in a car like this you don't NEED a lot of juice as you don't have much stuff using it up!
    My first car was a first year Mustang with a 260 and a generator and I drove that thing for a many years without any problems.
    I replaced the generator brushes once.

  22. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 4,573

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

    I like it when tasteful "extreme" and cleverly tweaked "normal" converge. It's a fine line.
  23. You deserve the recognition Jared, congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  24. Mc Fly's Old man
    Joined: Jun 19, 2009
    Posts: 1

    Mc Fly's Old man

    You cannot imagine how proud I am to see my sons hard work be acknowleged by so many of you.

    Thanks for the kind words and encouragment.

    Nice work Jared

    If you don't drive it whats the point!!! :cool:
  25. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Post of the week right there...
  26. smarg
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,069


    Thats still a great car
  27. I got an eye full of it at Limeworks yesterday,


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  28. Brandi
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 1,031


    Can't go wrong with this look. And, while I didn't build my roadster, McFly's is/was a definite inspiration for achieving that timeless look.

    New work, buddy!
  29. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,149

    from Nebraska

    McFly, what tire sizes are you running??
  30. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    Tasteful and tidy. I also like the "before" A-bone Banger.

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