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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 08racer, May 11, 2011.

  1. 08racer
    Joined: Jun 13, 2005
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    Well oh no not another 29 roadster!

    the story

    Some may remember my 30-31 coupster. I bought that car before i really knew anything about this stuff. Then I was told about the HAMB. Well thats where it happened. I saw Alex's roadster (metalshapes) and fell in love with Jeff's (Nimrods) roadster. So what i really wanted was a 28-29. Well I sold that body about 5 months ago to look for a 28-29. I called Brookville and looked all over the damn internet. I was kind of getting bummed for letting mine go.

    Then while walking through the goodguys swapmeet I did something i usually never do. I stopped to read one of those little signs with all the cars forsale. On one it said 29 roadster kit. I figured it was a glass car and walked away. It kept bugging me so finally i went back. Here is what I found out: Orginal Henry body, Orginal 32 frame with a 6 inch kick up, mor drop axle, 40 ford drum brakes, orginal chopped 32 grill. Man I could not believe it. He said it was started in the 50's and never finished.

    I finally picked it up today. For all you HAMB regulars you can tell by the wheels what its gonna look like when it done.
     

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  2. Silvair
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    Congrats Man! That looks look as great place to start. I can't wait to follow your progress. It looks great!
     
  3. 08racer
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    Yeah a lot better start then the last one. This one rolled on the trailer, the other one stacked in the bed of the truck.
     
  4. shooter54
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    That is a great start!
     
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  5. Doctor Detroit
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    Awesome... congratulations... Keep us updated with pictures!
     
  6. cheveey57
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    Damn I guess I should start paying more attention to signs.........

    Congrats!
     
  7. Mr48chev
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    That is a sweet one.
     
  8. awesome start!the wheels look mopar to me but i might be totaly wrong.
     
  9. 08racer
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    set the grill, lights on it and put the hub caps on.
     

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  10. 08racer
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    I got them from wheel vintques. (sp?) They are the Artillery wheels.
     
  11. billthx138
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    Thats bad ass, I wish I could fit in a 28-29 always loved the look.
     
  12. brady1929
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    looks great Tom. i love 28/29 roadsters. Congrats.
     
  13. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    In the imortal words of Charlie Sheen :

    WINNING ! ! !

    VR&C.
     
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  14. Looks great. What are your plans?
     
  15. DirtyEd
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    I know how you feel.I just got mine a couple months ago.
     
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  17. Beef Stew
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    I'm jealous. I have a 29 tudor sedan and I'm looking for a roadster. Nice find.
     
  18. 08racer
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    My plans are to copy this car! Iam not very original I know but I love it!
     

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  19. 08racer
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    Thanks Brady! Today was like Christmas for me!
     
  20. shooter54
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    "duh-winning"
     
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  21. wheeltramp brian
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    that thing is sweet!!!
     
  22. Camaro Mike
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    Looks like a great start to an awesome project. I have a thing for '29s.
     
  23. 08racer
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    Goal is to have it running by November. Hopefully!
     
  24. 08racer
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    Darn Transmission wont be done for another week. Thats gonna set me back a bit. Plans are to run a sbc and a T5.
     
  25. brady1929
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    Tom, are you going to use a hydraulic clutch?
     
  26. olskool34
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    Very nice looking car you got there. I am building one at the moment too. 29 roadsters are just plain bad ass.
     
  27. Sweet looking ride and you have great karma for finding it! Looking forward to the build updates!
     
  28. Looks awesome, congratulations!
     
  29. 08racer
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    I am actually using the hydraulic throwout bearing. its a pretty clean install and out of the way.
     
  30. 08racer
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    Got it sitting a little lower in the front. (I know the steering is on backwards)
     

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