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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Drivinford, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Drivinford
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  3. jackalope
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    That stance is PERFECTO! I'm not trying to be a dick, but I plan to steel a lot of your ideas here! Not all, but some.
    Good stuff brother!


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  4. AHotRod
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    What is the distance from the floor to the bottom of the frame rail at the door?
     
  5. Drivinford
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    The body is not sectioned over the frame, the frame is sectioned! Thanks a lot for the kind words, copy this thing all you want man!!
     
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    Let me rephrase my question: what is the ground clearance?
     
  7. Would like to know more about the steering box you are using and how you stretched the sector shaft.

    Like what you are doing.
     
  8. 1951Biff
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    Very nice work! Thanks so much for sharing your build with us!
     
  9. Drivinford
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    Thanks alot, car sits about 3 inches off the ground by the cowl door area
     
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    Finishing metal work on the motor mounts IMG_20161218_120034.jpg
     
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    Buidling a different set of headers for the model a IMG_20161219_235844.jpg
     
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    Finishing the metal work on the IMG_20161229_212732_295.jpg windows
     
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  13. Looks great. I wish i had half the metal working skill you do !


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  14. A Boner
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    Wow...cool HOT ROD! A good combination...a craftsman with a artistic eye.
     
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    Took it all apart for the last time before she's on the road! Busy couple of weeks ahead doing all the little things and buttoning up IMG_20161231_165520_149.jpg IMG_20170102_204240_806.jpg
     
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    Details on the chassis IMG_20170104_111432_476.jpg
     
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    Chassis work!
     

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    Its an interesting build. Don't take this wrong, but it is a different style which I'm not sure what to call it. @ jackalope is doing a similar build. At first glance it looks like a R rod but the craftsman and talent by both of you, make it so much more. I wonder if this style is new or a nod to something in the past ??
    Also, in some of the other pics, it looks like the intake wasn't level, I'm I missing something or is that ok. No offense intended.



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  23. Drivinford
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    Thanks! I don't see anything that says R rod, because r rod means scrap parts rust, chicken wire, and pieces put together from scrap.... As far as the intake goes, it's not level, but that's how I wanted it, is this going to cause an issue, if so please explain? Thanks again!
     
  24. Dino 64
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    I guess the sooo low stance sort of gives it the R look. I agree, as I said, the quality of the build takes it out of that category. I think it's a very creative project and you've executed your "vision" beautifully. I especially like the engine mounts, very talented dude !
    I'm far from an expert, but I've always set up my intake mounting level. That's what I believe is correct, not for style but function. The bowls of the carbs will be tilted and the gas won't be level in the bowl so it won't be flowing through the float valve properly. Tilted toward the valve, it could flood or back could be a leaner mix. The flow of fuel won't be consistent.
    This my understanding of it, I my be completely wrong, wouldn't be the first time!. Hopefully someone better informed can correct be if I am. Looking forward to more progress, great job


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  25. jackalope
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    The skill level in this build is second to none. I love this car and have borrowed many of your details. I wish I could borrow the skill too
    As for the RR comment that popped up early on in the build, I totally agree with your comments above. I see a "conventional" RR as more of scrap metal and a safety hazard. My buddy Ty has built several badass old rods and has referred to them as the R word but there is nothing about them that says that! Traditional cool cars.
    What you have put together is a badass, clean, and beautiful example of a kickass hot rod of your own choosing.
    I'm reluctant to even tell the HAMB what motor will be going in mine! Trust me, it ain't no rat trap but it certainly ain't what you would see in a 50's/60's hot rod!
    Screw everyone though!
    Keep up the great work and pics as others have stated!


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  26. I have notice that the poor quality ratrod are slowly going by the wayside, even on sites like ratrodrules the cars and trucks are getting better every year.

    Most of the one I see being built lately are first class this one included. The workmanship on this one is above average, and shows the skill of the builder (drivinford).

    In my opinion there need to be a new description for them, I am also building one (long time project "dagels-1929-model-a-sdn") it is not a ratrod but I would say there not traditional either. I find it hard to describe what it is that draws me to this style you tell some one its traditional and they tell you its a Rat, tell them it is a Rat you told it is a traditional.

    All I know is they can cost$$$$$$$$$ more in time and labor then just about anything else out there and they are a pain to get them to look right low and mean but when they are done right like drivinford I believe they will be here for a long time.

    again very nice build
    Dan
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  27. Drivinford
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    Thanks a lot guys, some will say rhat rod and some wont, at the end of the day I call it a hot rod, but that's just me, the world is full of hate!!!!
    Anyway here's a simple shifter mount I finished up today for the A IMG_20170111_133541_035.jpg
     
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  28. Drivinford
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    It's a track master steering box! They come set up like that
     
  29. Blues4U
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    Well that's one way to get the fan in the middle of the radiator, LOL! Just kidding man, I dig it. Really bitchin build, your creativity is outstanding, as are your metal working skills. Thanks for sharing.
     
  30. Drivinford
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    Lol thanks man, it's a fun build, learning alot!!
     
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