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Projects My `28 AV8 Roadster Project -- Completed!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Garry Carter, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. badgascoupe
    Joined: Jul 22, 2011
    Posts: 146


    Very nice job, enjoy your new toy!
  2. Autodave
    Joined: Jul 28, 2013
    Posts: 125

    from Menifee,Ca

    Awesome job! What year headlights?
  3. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,720

    from Nebraska

    Very nice - looks like it turned out great! About as close to period perfect as it gets these days...

  4. Chevy54
    Joined: Sep 27, 2009
    Posts: 1,413

    from Orange, CA

    Amazing! Great work, stance, color, parts, interior etc! Total inspiration for my 29 build which will happen rite after I remodel our entire new home and property... then build my shop! Anyhow, keep posting photos, especially build pics if u got em!
  5. Sundown Kid
    Joined: Sep 23, 2013
    Posts: 118

    Sundown Kid

    Wow, car is a beauty!! Very very nice
  6. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    no sbc...I was hoping for an sbc...darn.

    smiley face goes here
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  7. Maladjusted
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
    Posts: 56


    Outstanding! Tell us about the color.......
  8. .

    Awesome roadster - Love it, love it, love it!!!

  9. We don't need no stinkin' hood....LOL. Killer job!
  10. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 576

    Garry Carter

    For 4Speed: Tire sizes are 4.50/4.75 X 16's on the front and 6:50 X 16's on the rear ... from Coker. As for the chassis, I'm throwing in a couple of pictures of the chassis so you can see how it's set up. I did use portions of the K-member out of a `37 - `38 frame; that resulted in ready-made bracketry for clutch and brake pedals, master cylinder, and the unsplit set of bones on the rear.

    For Autodave: Headlights are Vintique repop's with early `28 fluted lens. I'd planned on running something like a BLC headlight -- I wanted the park lights on top for turn signals -- but my generous friend George Monsive gave me the `28-`29 units. They'd been gently used but the little scuff's and dings only added a bit of character in my estimation. And then I found some little amber LED's to mount in the headlight conduit holes on the radiator shell so I got the turn signals I wanted too.

    For Maladjusted: The color is what I guess you'd call a custom mix. I started out at the paint store looking at chips from Montana in their "fleet color" selections; I knew I wanted a solid, and I wanted it to have something of a vintage look. Started out with a color that was a Battleship Gray and had them keep darkening it (lots of blue) until I liked it. I've since found out it's a near-perfect match for a `48 Chrysler color called -- duh! -- Blue Gray.

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  11. Garry Carter
    Joined: Mar 11, 2002
    Posts: 576

    Garry Carter

    Oops ... wrong picture. The first one is of a Corvair box from Flaming River I started to use for the cowl steering. It got shit-canned in favor of a `32 box and very different bracketry.

    Let me see if I can't find the frame picture I intended to post for 4Spd.

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