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Hot Rods My 7" Chopped 1930 AV8 Coupe build for 2015 TROG!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lockwoodkustoms, May 29, 2015.

  1. lockwoodkustoms
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    Well last year I was hired by a Hamb member Justin "Hollywood" Altman to create a sculpture for the Oilers C.C. and shortly after I was referred by my friend Richard Toonkel to participate in the Customs by the Sea show which was going on at the same time so I decided why not and went to down to Wildwood, NJ with my 39 Ford Convertible sedan.When I rolled into town around 2:30 am Friday morning I wasn't sure I was even in the right place and then all of a sudden I cam to a Red light and to my right was a parking lot filled with TROG Race cars and from that moment I knew I was coming back down with something next year. So I got thinking what the hell I just picked up this coupe that was sitting in a stone quarry for the past 20 something years why not use it for a TROG car :)

    So the plan is chop the sucker and I mean chop it hard. leave it a highboy with a dropped axle and mechanical brakes. I have a set of 1936 Buick 15" Artillery wheels that will be wrapped in black wall out 6.70-15 Firestones up front and 8.00-15 Dunlop Gold cup's on the back that will be grooved for traction. Engine is a 1940 Ford Flattie with an Edelbrock 2x2 intake backed up with a 39 gearbox. The plans for the interior are simple I have a nice original 17" 4 spoke sprint car wheel and a pair of 1949 Willys Wagon bucket seats that will be wrapped in some sort of canvas. I will post more as I go Thanks

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  2. Very cool. Will be watching this go together.
     
  3. lockwoodkustoms
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    This is the sculpture that I was commissioned to do for the Oilers C.C. :)
     
  4. I'll be following along for sure.

    I've seen your 39 a couple of times, and man is she a beaut!
     
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  5. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Speedy Canuck :)
     
  6. check with Mel on the tire grooving. I believe there are tire rules.
     
  7. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Pat59 I will for sure before I do anything like that then.
     
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    My daughter thinks these Edelbrock Heads are what this car needs. So I set them on the engine and I think she is on to something :)
    Now I can't wait to get it all together and fired up.
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  9. scrap metal 48
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    Cool looking coupe...
     
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  10. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Scrap Metal 48 !
     
  11. lockwoodkustoms
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    Been saving these for just this type of build.
     
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    The wheels and tires I am using for the build
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    TROG! Wheels and tires . 6.70 -15 Firestones in the front and 8.00-15 Dunlops in the rear the wheels are Artillery wheels
     
  13. mike bowling
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    That's an "A" with "A"ttitude for sure! Looks like a street fighter ( instead of one of them painted ladies). NICE
     
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  14. scrap metal 48
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    Man, I like the way this build is going.. Are we related???
     
  15. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks, I am planning on posting some more pics soon
     
  16. lockwoodkustoms
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    Decided to see how the wheel looks on the car.
     
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    The high stance really seems to work with that deep chop. How much are you going to lower it?
     
  18. lockwoodkustoms
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    Got my original side aprons for the coupe and decided to brush paint them black and add a little artwork on them
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  19. I like the stance... What era of build are the cars supposed to be?
     
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    Well I put the wheels on the coupe and tried the hood and the side aprons on it today.
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  22. scrap metal 48
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    Wheels and tires look really good...
     
  23. lockwoodkustoms
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    Thanks Scrap Metal 48
     
  24. GASSERBOB
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    Looking good.Bob................
     
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  26. lockwoodkustoms
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    So I picked up another Flattie and this one has a tag on the Bell saying Ford Exchange Engine so I took the intake and head off last night to inspect it and well I think this is the one I am using for this car. It is super clean and is .040 over already :) So I will be putting the Edelbrock heads and intake on this soon.

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  27. lockwoodkustoms
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    Super excited!!!!!!!!!!! Got my conformation email and the coupe made the cut for the The Race Of Gentlemen !!!!!!!! The Coupe will be sporting the #425 soon :)
     
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  28. Nice car.

    I wonder if someone could answer me a dumb old man question, what in the hell is TROG. I have even googled it and still don't have any idea?
     
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  29. Imwalkin
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    The Race of Gentlemen.
     
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  30. Thanks.
     

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