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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by SCOTT GILLEN, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. SCOTT GILLEN
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    I think the chop is great and it makes the car seem a bit more aggressive, so yes I am glad I chopped it. I think the stands is spot on for what I went after, I am going for a street rod look not a salt flats look. Very happy with it to date.



     
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  2. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    Happy thanksgiving to you all.....
     
  3. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    I picked up a New old stock set of rear tires today from Don.....

    Scott
     
  4. GaryB
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    GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    very nice,those for the rear?? and a happy thanksgiving to yourself
     
  5. skwurl
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
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    This thread proves you cannot win on here. Anyone with half a brain would build this car this way if they had the means and the talent. The really sad part is when you meet the first jackass that calls it a ratrrod. I love it. You win!
     
  6. 66tintop
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    66tintop
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    from Canada

    Hey Scott, I think Santa Claus has come early, nice score on those NOS stone's, any idea of how old they are, just my curiousity ? anyhow what a great car you have !
     
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  7. glassguyOC
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    from O.C.

    Old rubber is about as dangerous as it gets.... Be careful.
     
  8. '49Merc
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    '49Merc
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    Hi Scott,
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed following your build of this '33; to me it shows your dedication to building a unique Hot Rod using the best components you can find, which compliment each other, as well as the overall build. I'm also glad you chopped it.
    Some guys will fit a big block Chevy, 22 inch chrome wheels and drop $20k on a shiny paint job; others will build a Hot Rod with the original parts from the era, and, hey, good for them but, in my humble opinion, it take a real Hot Rodder to build a car which embodies the essential characteristics of what Hot Rodding is all about; tastefully building a fast car with the best components you can find.
    I'm willing to bet that's what the true Hot Rod pioneers of the '40's & '50's were always trying to do......
    Oh, by the way, I have a '34 5W; here's a pic...
     

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  9. '49Merc
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    oh, wait, here's a more recent pic......
     

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  10. SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    Like that....Looks cool and thanks for the thoughts on the car, that was the style in which I started the build.....Clean but fast and correct to the day as I saw it. I see you have a merc?in the background???.....have you seen the 50 ford I am building? Check the thread.......

    Scott




     
  11. Thank you for sharing this build................I went through the hole thread, just awesome!!!
     
  12. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    The hood is done....almost
     
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  13. Mart
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    Loving the new hood - I think a 33 needs a hood - the grille looks a bit spindly left on it's own if running hoodless.
    That one looks like a work of art with all those beads.

    Mart.
     
  14. ditto, like the rest of the car, all class, and credit to all involved.

    As for the rims and tyres, old tyres are dangerous, but in the same breath I'd love to buy them and stick them on my 34 coupe..:D

    Keep at it, appreciate and enjoy your updates.

    Cheers,

    Drewfus:)
     
  15. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    What do we have if we don't have "Danger"

    Scott
     
  16. Race City Rodz
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    danger, danger, will robinson.....
     
  17. Ed Wrath
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    Hi Scott, please don't take this as a blatant plug - just something you may find usefull.
    I can't help noticing corrosion getting into the welds on the car. Gibbs Brand applied to bare metal will stop this happening. It will protect it the whole time it's being worked on - particularly usefull for stopping sweaty hand prints from etching into the surface. The best bit is it will cause no paint rejection issues when that time comes.
    There is a lot of stuff on here about it if you're interested.
    Love the car by the way...saw it when we visited Rudy earlier in the year.
    Duncan
     
  18. SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    Thank you very much,

    I rolled it out in the rain to give it a bit of edge and so folks would never say it was a show car......so its had some street time.

    Scott
     
  19. alfin32
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    from Essex, Ma.

    Scott,
    Awesome car.
    Just put 2 & 2 together, and didn't realize this was yours when we talked this week.
    Build it the way you want, and i know you don't care what others think, good for you. Talk Monday.
    Alex
     
  20. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    Thanks man and I cant wait to get my new car....I have wanted one of those for a while and just could not find the the right one. I wish it was another color but what the F.....

    Scott
     
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  22. SCOTT GILLEN
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    How many guys are in Texas? with hot rods.......thinking of jumping ship to there......

    Scott
     
  23. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Come to North Carolina. Seems like the film industry is filming a ton over here anyways and that is your profession right?

    Texas is the new SoCal though.....a ton of Hot Rods.
     
  24. Elrod
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    Texas?



    Never heard of it. :D




    Man I would love to see that thing rolling around the Lone Star State!

    .
     
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  25. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    Glad you went with these wheels. I personally was disappointed to see the aluminum wheels, but the milk truck wheels look PERFECT.

    The whole tasteless money subject on this thread is just rediculous. Some people have money, so what? Id rather money was spent on amazing rare vintage hot rod parts than a new Prius... I cant wait to see this car done. Carry on.
     
  26. slick377
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    Nice build Dude, gonna be bitchin on the street...:D
     
  27. general gow
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    general gow
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    are you gonna get to drive this soon? the wait is killing ME, i can't imagine what it's doing to YOU.
     
  28. billylo
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    Austin or Dallas would definitely be two of the best places to be for Hot Rods! If you want to live in the middle of no-where you might want to look up Harmony, Texas!!!

    I know this much, no-where else I want to be!!
     
  29. SCOTT GILLEN
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
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    SCOTT GILLEN
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    from California

    I am think of Barton Creek or Spanish oaks, I am told these two are nice and just a 15 mile run into Austin.......Any thoughts.....Want to be near or in the hills....

    Scott

    Maybe build a big barn and build a few.....might do a new show down there.....call it?
     
  30. Are the one-off Halibrand-esque wheels for sale?

    Steve
     

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