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

  1. brady1929
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    Yeah but neither one is any where near driveable. Or will be for years, apparently. Ha Ha
     
  2. 08racer
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    Aw come on man get on it. Yours the last time I looked was a lot nicer then mine though.


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  3. 08racer
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    Having fun in Del Mar. Thanks to whoever took the couple of professional looking pic's.
     

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  4. Tommy R
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    Wow. I gotta be honest with you, man... I'm really not much of a roadster guy, but you've nearly got me converted! The low stance, unstretched wheelbase, clean lines, and the fact that you sit *in* it rather than *on* it. It just looks absolutely fantastic. Keep enjoying that thing and if you never tear it apart to do "final paint", don't sweat it. It look bad ass as it sits.

    Oh, I nearly forgot to ask. Do you have any more pic of your steering arrangement? I'm more a fan of your steering wheel position than the truck driver style most hot rods have. So share some details, man! ;)
     
  5. Wow - this has really turned into one nice looking ride. Hey, and save your money to drive the wheels off of this thing - it looks great just the way it is! Good luck with it!
     
  6. 08racer
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    Thanks for the kind comments.

    TommyR here are some shots of the steering setup. Let me know if you need any more info. Im 6'2 and with the way the seat and steering is set up i cant touch the firewall.
     

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  7. 08racer
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    here is a shot of the seat. Kinda crude but its comfy and works well. Its formed out of aluminum and then I just made some covers for it.
     

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  8. 08racer
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    Took a buffer to the rattle can rustoleum.
     

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  9. brady1929
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    what an awesome hot rod
     
  10. 08racer
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    Yeah it's alot of fun. It's not anywhere near as nice a most hot rods. But with two kids and sharing the garage with all the toys they have it kinda has to be done this way. Plus they are always sitting in it and touching it so the crappy paint works for now. They love the hell out of it and are already fighting over who gets it when I'm gone.


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  11. 08racer
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    Brady, I should bring it by and check out your progress one of these days.


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  12. Tommy R
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    It's looking awesome, man!
     
  13. 08racer
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    Thanks Tommy R!

    Hopefully next year I can take this thing on tour around the country and see some sites. It's built to drive and the goal was an across country trip. Texas is on the list!!


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  14. brady1929
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    Yes Tom I want a ride around the block. But only after I clean my garage. It's a crap hole.
     
  15. 08racer
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    Ok Brady, just let me know when.
     
  16. 08racer
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    Some video action.

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  17. richie rebel
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    man, that thing sounds great on your burn out lol..............
     
  18. What hub caps did you find to fit throes rims? I have only found some aftermarket Chevrolet caps that will snap on to them.
     
  19. 08racer
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    Richie - Thanks man. Its kinda hell on the ears on long rides lol.

    Eyeball - The wheels and caps both came from Wheel Vintiques. They are the ford caps that they sell.
     
  20. brady1929
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    Love the burn out Tom
     
  21. 08racer
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  22. brady1929
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    Sometime you will have to check out my crappy 32
     
  23. holdenctx
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    Man ....that roadster is beautiful.....makes me want to hurry up and get mine going....if you don't mode me asking....what size tire combo are you running....thanks...and great job on your build
     
  24. woodbutcher
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    :D Nice score.Now then,we would BOTH be tickled if you had a feather up your backside and that roadster was in my drive way.Hehehehe.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  25. 08racer
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    Thanks guys! Not sure about a feather up my backside though.


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  26. Brandi
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    Yep. I still dig this car.
     
  27. Sweet dreams!
     
  28. 08racer
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    Just put 100 miles on it today. Half easy half kinda hard.


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  29. 08racer
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    Thanks for the kind words

    16" 525 on the front
    16" 750 on the rear
     
  30. Malcolm
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    Such a great looking roadster.. yours and Nimrod's, both!

    Cool to see you've been out driving and enjoying it - exactly what these cars are meant for.


    Malcolm
     

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