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Hot Rods Modified Roadster From Scratch -Goodguys Charlotte Thrash

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by retroridesbyrich, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. retroridesbyrich
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
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    retroridesbyrich
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    from Central NC

    For the past couple of months I've been absolutely flat -out trying to get the roadster done. I haven't been to a show all year and I'm trying like hell to make the Charlotte Goodguys event.

    I got the frame and a bunch of other parts back from the powder coater a few weeks ago. I also got the engine back from Allison Machine as well. (I've got to give them a big thanks - they built the engine in a week! (With service like that; it's no wonder their shop is super-busy!)

    In a day, or so, I should be gettting the radiator from TAPP radiator. Luckily, I have a racing radiator shop less than 3 miles from me. Russ, the owner, comes over takes his measurements, makes his patterns and off he goes. He's done work for me before and he builds nice stuff.


    Current status is: it's ready to be dropped on the ground, wiring is done, engine is in and plumbing is finished. Sitill have a few minor items to fab and a few things to fuss with. Hopefully, I'll be able to drive this thing outside later this week and I'll post more images then.



    Link to previous posts

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=383158


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=368993



    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=371365



    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=362320


    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=352535



    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=324439
     

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  2. JeffreyJames
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    And I thought you were building this thing for shits and giggles. It's a real deal race car huh? Looks awesome Rich and I can't wait to see it in a couple weeks.

    I'll be holding the HAMB Meet & Greet again this year hopefully in the same place on Saturday stop by!!!
     
  3. retroridesbyrich
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    Sounds good to me Jeffrey!
     
  4. customcory
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    A real good reason to go to Charlotte. Hope to see you there .:D
     

  5. scootermcrad
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    AWESOME! I was wondering how things were going! Did I miss the firing of the beast in one of these threads??

    Looks great Rich! Keep jammin!!
     
  6. retroridesbyrich
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    Hey Cory, hope to see you there. Another reason I need to go is to line up a sh*t load of Jack Daniels and coke at the hotel on Friday and Saturday nights. I could use them right about now!:)

    Scott, I haven't fired it off yet. Just waiting on the rad.
     
  7. retroridesbyrich
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  8. If you're really gunna have it done, I'll have to drag my droopy ass up there and check it out. We haven't had a visit in too many years.
     
  9. Graham08
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    This is a super cool project! I may have to make the trip to Goodguys Charlotte to check it out. I've been following the build and was wondering what was up. Looks awesome!
     
  10. 48fordnut
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    I will be racing at the z max on fri night, if any body goes to the drags,come by and say hello. jim, fed, Outhouse Mouse. thanks.
     
  11. sota
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    Rich, I was wondering when the next update was comng but I see you've been hard at it. The work looks GREAT
     
  12. retroridesbyrich
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    from Central NC

    A couple of more images...
     

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  13. retroridesbyrich
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    Thanks guys, I'll keep you updated, barring any problems I should be there. It would be great to see you Mr. Venza.
     
  14. A Boner
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    Makes me wish I was going to GOODGUYS CHARLOTTE!
     
  15. kiwicowboy
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    Looking good rich hope to see you at the goodguys,
    Trevor..
     
  16. scarylarry
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    Another piece of art from Rich! Very nice.
     
  17. 292belair
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    Bring her out on the big track Saturday nite and we'll see how she handles Rich! LOL! [​IMG]
     
  18. retroridesbyrich
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    Looking forward to meeting you Trevor.
     
  19. retroridesbyrich
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    The track cruise is a lot fun, did it a bunch of times.
     
  20. retroridesbyrich
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    Thanks Larry. You should head down here next weekend.
     
  21. retroridesbyrich
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    Head south!
     
  22. hugh m
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    Was wondering how it was coming along. Looks great, neat combination of old and new technology. Oughta drive the traditional police nuts.
     
  23. retroridesbyrich
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    Thanks Hugh. It's kind of what I call a Pulp Fiction build; it's nostalgic looking, but not a period piece.
     
  24. A Boner
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    Lots of slick details. Slicker than s#!+!

    [​IMG]
     
  25. lakes modified
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    Damn that looks good. Can't wait to see it all in one piece.
     
  26. 22dodge
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    from Nevada

    That looks awesome, looking forward to seeing the final photos.
    Thanks for the previous links too, seeing the build progress was great.
     
  27. KUZTOM
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    Great stuff Rich, I dig builds like this ,you do nice neat tidy work.Credit to ya ...........;)
     
  28. gnichols
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    Just amazing. Hope to get to see it some day. Gary
     
  29. retroridesbyrich
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    Quick update...Been dealing with a major cam timing mistake made by the engine builder's employee, finally got the shop owner here, got the car to run. Waiting for engine builder to comeback with degree wheel to get this dialed in. Not out of the woods completely yet. Lost three days on finishing the car up and my stress meter has been BEYOND pegged. ( I actually thought I was gonna have a stroke.)

    I'm determined to make Charlotte Goodguys. More to follow....
     
  30. scootermcrad
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    Guess getting the engine back so quick wasn't such a good thing! :eek:

    Don't have a stroke Rich! We need to see this on the road!

    Question... what black did you end up putting down on the chassis and components?
     

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