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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by lodaddyo, Sep 17, 2016.

  1. deluxester
    Joined: Mar 14, 2004
    Posts: 474


    It’s perfect! I really enjoyed following your build over the past year or two. Very well done.
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  2. Jeff34
    Joined: Jun 2, 2015
    Posts: 495


    That is one badass roadster! Congrats!

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  3. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,202


    thank you very much!
  4. FlatJan
    Joined: Dec 13, 2013
    Posts: 270


    Great roadster, really very nicely built!
    As you have used the F1 column i would like to ask a question.
    Could you show us how you got the steering lock to work? 40 Ford upper part welded on?
    Thanks FJ
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  5. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,202


    The steering lock doesn't work. but I welded on a upper part of a 40 shaft to be able to bolt the banjo wheel on. the key and switch work but it doesn't lock the column.
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  6. Really nice job. And it only took you three years, I was into mine 10 !!!
    Congratulations. Enjoy that bad boy.
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  7. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,190

    from Burton, MI

    Bad ass for sure. But even more than bad's classy. That's what I imagine someone with real class would've built right after the war. Not just fast, but damn good-lookin', too. Great build.
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    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
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    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 711

    from okc

    Nice execution, always nice to have the young helpers also.....
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  10. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 611

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    from Hays, Ks

  11. redoxide
    Joined: Jul 7, 2002
    Posts: 612

    from Scotland

    You definitely knocked this one out of the park . Its perfect .
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  12. bobbooth
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
    Posts: 366

    from limeyland

    Pure.... Well done indeed
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  13. Trad V8
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 52

    Trad V8
    from Edinburgh

    Awesome, great execution, tks for documenting it so well. Will look out for you at LSRU for an up close and personal look-see!
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  14. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,371


    Thanks for taking the time to share! Awesome car!
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  15. Your car is why I should have kept and redone my roadster!! BITCHIN'
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  16. loudpedal
    Joined: Mar 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,198

    from SLC Utah

  17. Austin kays
    Joined: Jul 24, 2016
    Posts: 452

    Austin kays
    from Raytown,MO

    Seen this on the ole Facebook and loved it glad I found the thread!
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  18. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 661

    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    Fantastic Build! Thanks much for sharing the journey!
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  19. cosmo51
    Joined: Apr 3, 2013
    Posts: 7


    really nice build and documentation of the build. i hope i can get going on my 27 after shoulder surgery. really cool
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  20. zz29
    Joined: Sep 7, 2017
    Posts: 255


    Ignorant question. The thread calls it an AV8 Roadster; I thought an AV8 was a '28/29-'31 body set on a '32 frame? Please enlighten me.
  21. lodaddyo
    Joined: May 5, 2002
    Posts: 1,202


    An AV8 is any model A that has a flathead v8 as the engine.
  22. Yep! Lot's of AV8's built on model A chassis.
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  23. Mart
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,443


    I have a Model A on 32 rails and was told by a knowledgeable fellow that it is not what is traditionally referred to as an A-V8. I was told an A-V8 is a model A with a V8 swapped in, implying retaining the A frame.
    I believe a Model on 32 rails is a model A on 32 rails, not an A-V8.

    You might take into account that there might be regional differences, but that is what I was told.

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  24. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,783

    sloppy jalopies

    Up here in the "land-0-lobsters" an AV8 is a flattie in an A chassis...
    a model A on a '32 chassis is just..... beautiful.
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  25. There. Fixed it for you :p
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  26. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,783

    sloppy jalopies

    Things may be much different over on your side of the border...
    but around here the A frame is narrower L -R in the center...
    where in as I am building a sportster on '32 rails I think that an A on '32 rails is a BEAUTIFUL ...
    On an A frame when you step back a few feet the frame goes out of site, makes the car seem way too tall... a '32 does not do that and is a far smoother look...
    so keep your future vocabularic corrections to "your" comments...
    I don't think to many people around this site would like you editing their comments any more than I liked it...
  27. Man oh man. I was joking with you, hence the :p Nothing to get that wound up about. And for the record, lots of guys around 'this site' have a good sense of humour.

    @lowdaddyo sorry for the drama.
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  28. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,783

    sloppy jalopies

    I got the joke... its the going into my comment and changing it that got my attention...
  29. ratrodrodder
    Joined: Feb 19, 2008
    Posts: 138

    from Baltimore

    Well shee-itt!! Lodaddyo, you've got some talent, sir! I just spent the past coupl'a days reading through this thing, and I'm really impressed. Thanks for sharing your journey with us, and for reminding all of us that it's not always easy pickings. Stance, color, that SOUND! I dig it all, man!
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  30. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 7,196

    from Michigan

    Really enjoyed the video of your very traditional AV8.
    It's bare-bones beautiful.
    Excellent exhaust note!

    Sent from my VS835 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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