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Projects (Mostly) Mopar Roadster Build or... Hodgepodge Dodge

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rickybop, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Like this?
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  2. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Basically, yes. A little bit longer in the doors and body. Chopped top, lower seating position. Longer front frame rails to accommodate the big engine and parallel leaf springs.
     
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  3. Rickybop
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    Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Something that's always been one of my favorite things about roadsters... the soft fold down tops. I like the contrast in color and texture between the top and the body. Like a pair of spats or a white go fast hat or how women used to wear white gloves on Sunday. A shiny painted body with a nice little off-white top... boy oh boy. In fact, if the proportions are to my liking, I think I actually like a roaster better with its top up.
     
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  4. Another view dodgetuertle.jpg

    1922 Dodge Turtle deck Roadster
     
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  5. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    I do like the shape of a Ford Model T turtle deck. And no rusty expensive unavailable quarter panels or decklid needed. Maybe a little easier than building a whole body. And rear wheel position won't be dictated by a wheel well.

    I've been looking at this one. I need good metal. There's plenty enough to do... I don't wanna spend a lot of time doing rust repairs. It's in great condition. Spoke with the seller, got a good price. Going to get it Saturday. Only a 2-hour drive this time.

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  6. Rickybop
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    Yeah, I run the same turtle deck as Ed.
    Er... um...
    Mr. Iskenderian.
    :D
     
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  7. 41 GMC K-18
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    41 GMC K-18
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    A possible idea for you, since this is a Dodge ( MOPAR ) build that is under slung, saw it at the CHRR at FAMOSO a few years back.

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  8. Rickybop
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    from Michigan

    Now that's underslung.
    "Nothing under the frame rails."
    ... as is sometimes said.
    Thanks, @41 GMC K-18
    I've seen a couple cars with that type of suspension. I think I'd like more ground clearance.
    I do live in Michigan. LOL
    And I don't envision this car as being quite so refined as that.
    A more aggressive stance and persona.
    Badass.
     
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  9. Guy Patterson
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    Guy Patterson

    If you can try to mold the turtle deck into the body like the chrysler has done as it looks nice an streamlined
     
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  10. twenty8
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    Looks fantastic..............until something in the suspension breaks. Then life gets very interesting very quickly...:eek::eek::eek:
     
  11. Guy Patterson
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    Guy Patterson

    Sorry a different thought is yes on a chop on the top
     
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  12. Rickybop
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    I know what I like, but I'm open to all ideas. I know some of you guys are gonna come up with stuff I hadn't even thought of or simply didn't know.
    And I'm a good student. :D
     
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  13. Rickybop
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    Thanks very much,
    @HJmaniac
    Looks like a good thread for me.
    Maybe I'll be talking with Jack.
     
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  14. Rickybop
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    This is fun. LOL
     
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  15. Rickybop
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    Although... I also fully expect untold moments of complete frustration. :rolleyes: :D
     
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  17. jaxx
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    love it - good start - keep it going - mopar or no car!- I built my own body for my RPU - scaled off a 22 and 25 dodge - built my own frame and pickup bed - I could not find any donner parts any were around where I lived at the time I started so I just built my own - still working on it a little at a time - got stop by cancer and the treatment - getting better now so I have been back on it a little at a time - pixs un my profile page - jaxx
     
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  18. Rickybop
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    I looked at your roadster, @jaxx
    Wow, all handmade. Makes what I'm doing seem like snap together.

    Edit:
    @jaxx
    I forgot to say...
    I'm very glad to hear that you managed to get through some tough times. I've had a couple life glitches myself. You're an inspiration to me. And also the rest of you who have fought against adversity of all kinds and have come back to continue doing what you need to do and what you want to do. If you guys can do that, then I'm not going to allow much of anything to get the best of me. Not yet, anyway. God bless us all.
    Live it up!!!
     
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  19. twenty8
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    Hey @Rickybop , this would look good with a turtle deck. Is this what you are thinking........:cool:


    No turtle deck if it was mine. I like them with their ass hangin' in the wind............:D
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  20. nrgwizard
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    Could go w/a Dana 60 out of an early 60's Dodge pu. Should be cheap. Although if you don't want the 8bolt wheels, discs will get rid of those + unload a lot of weight from the drums, & could keep the axle tube from sticking thru the wheels(depending on the adapters you use - iirc). Might be more work than you want, but they do clean up nicely & can be trimmed around the pumpkin.
    Marcus...
    BTW, did you forget the rest of the lyrics in p#20? :D .
     
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  21. noboD
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    I know it's a little early in the build, but I think the rubber seals I make for the base of the windshield posts will fit your car. I make rubber parts for Dodge Brothers cars. If interested give me a PM. You could fit them and send them back if they don't work.
     
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  22. Rickybop
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    @twenty8
    Cool Mopar Roadster.
    The best would be to have a complete roadster body. But a turtle deck has a certain personality of its own. If I can get the proportions right, I'll be happy with it.
    Any roadster with a polished quick change deserves to have it ass hanging in the wind.

    @nrgwizard a Dana would definitely work. I actually forgot about those. I think a smooth 8 3/4 would look better, but I'll take another look at the Dana.

    @noboD !!! That's awesome! Thank you! My stanchion rubbers are hard as a rock LOL. I didn't know for sure, but I suspected I was going to have to make them. But you do. Never too early for planning ahead. I won't forget. You'll hear from me.
     
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  23. Rickybop
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    The grill is so important. I think maybe it'll be one of the more expensive items, cuz I really want a nice chrome '33/'34 Dodge. Absolute best would be 1933 Chrysler, but pretty hard to find.
     
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  24. Sorry to take so long to get back, this is what I was referring to. HRP

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  25. 1920's Graham Brothers Truck Grill Shell. 1927,1928,1929,1930
    I thinks reveals would be a nice match to the reveals on the cowl.

    1920's Graham Brothers Truck Grill Shell. 1927,1928,1929,1930 | eBay

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  26. 30dodge
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    I would go with the 1924 -28 radiator shell 1019329788_s-l1600(12).jpg.4828bd9508a46d87e51f1488f8eb9217.jpg
     
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  27. dirt car
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    dirt car
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    from nebraska

    Like the 29 roadster, I know the focus was on the cowl & pleasing body reveals but couldn't help notice the nearly obscure cycle type fenders.... ad a bit of creative air brush tread design paint work & they would totally vanish from sight...
     
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  28. jaxx
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    Thanks Rickybob - I've made a little more progress on it lately - I'll get some new pics and post them - no your rod is not snap together - I wish I had as many good parts to start with as you do - can't wait to watch your progress - I will follow you - jaxx
     
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