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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 59elky, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. 59elky
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    Here are some pics of my new hotrod. It is a 30 Model A running a built '50 Merc flathead, 400 Isky cam, Offy heads, original Eddie Meyer hi-rise and a couple of Zephyr carbs. '39 Ford tranny with Zephyr gears torque tube and banjo. Custom built frame z'd 8" front, 14" rear. Chopped 6". Suede black with striping by Gator. All this for just over $5000 and 3 months time.
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    And a starter pic.
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  2. speedaddict
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    from Austin, Tx

    that's a pretty agressive chop there. I like the blackwalls choice.
     
  3. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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    from Texas

    A pretty car, nice to see someone using real paint too!
     
  4. nailheadroadster
    Joined: Jun 7, 2006
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    MMMM MMMMMMMMM!!! That thar is one fine automobile!!!! Nice job! What did you use for the suede paint? Off the self or special recipe? Details mang, details!! Absolutely smokin work!!
     

  5. scootermcrad
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    I LOVE it! Well done brotha'! I wouldn't change a thing! How about some inside shots? What's going on indoors?
     
  6. 59elky
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    Here is an inside shot with the torque tube armrest.
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  7. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Looks really good.. What size are those front tires????
     
  8. 59elky
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    Tires are Firestone 6.00 x 16 fronts and 6.50 x 16 rear. I wish I had put 7.00 x 16 on the rear but......
     
  9. NiteOwlChris
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    Thats very nice, its nice to see a chopped channeled coupe finnished once in a while. AWSOME!!!!
     
  10. BenD
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    Man, You do nice work.

    I saw you out in the driveway a couple weeks ago working on it as I screamed past on the interstate. Ya weren't working when I went by yesterday tho. :D

    Glad to see it finished.

    Ben
     
  11. triton6972
    Joined: Apr 3, 2006
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    Man that looks good:D
     
  12. Wow! Outstanding job. Nice to see another well-finished, complete car instead of a junk wagon.
     
  13. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
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    Well done! How does it drive with a steering like that? Dig the throttle mount.
     
  14. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Why not try 5.50 x 16 (front)
    and 7.50 x 16 (rear)
    Man that would really set this car off. Not saying it doesn't look good. Just saying it would really flow a little better...
     
  15. 59elky
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    The steering is a 63 Chevy II mounted sideways. and it drives and steers great. No shakes or wobbles. Coker doesn't have 5.50 x 16 Firestone tires that match the same tread pattern. 6.00 x 16 is the smallest and 7.50 x 16 are $60 ea. more.
     
  16. AHotRod
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    Awesome "A" !
     
  17. Daisyduke
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    That's an awesome looking car. i just love everything about it the stance, the colour, the chop.

    Daisyduke
     
  18. Bgoodman
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    wow that looks awesome, great job. i like the blackwalls too.
     
  19. thats what I was thinking but no dis here its a great car congrats..
     
  20. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
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    Very nice, quick work with a 3 month build time.
     
  21. Gator
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    Nice work Jason, the pictures don't do it justice.
     
  22. scootermcrad
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    I friggin' LOVE that!! Awesome! I love it when people leave their guts exposed and the torque tube is totally functional as well!

    Great job! I agree with what's said above too... nice to see something finished and finished well. No short cuts!

    What have you used for M/C's and components under the floor?
     
  23. Horsepower67
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    Perhaps I run my shit too hard, but I would definitely want that tranny and torque tube covered with sheetmetal...
    Other than that, nice job.
     
  24. ian
    Joined: Aug 6, 2005
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    Nice chop, stance and portions. Job well done!
     
  25. Three months and $5000?! The starter pic is how you got it? Is that the same engine? The 12" Z on the shifter cracks me up.

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  26. 59elky
    Joined: Jun 2, 2006
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    The starter pic is not how I got it. I just get excited about building and lazy about grabbing a camera. The body was bought disassembled for $900. That is an original 50 Merc running engine and I was going to run it as is. But when I go to changed the cam, It looked like a coal mine inside so I built it all new.
     
  27. the-rodster
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    KILLER!

    So, how do the zenith's perform compared to a 94 or 97?

    Dig the zoomies, you make 'em?

    Rich
     
  28. edgeabilly
    Joined: Dec 10, 2006
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    Great car!!!!!!!!!:eek:
     
  29. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    Quoting myself here because I just thought of another question...

    Do you have a picture showing how you attached your front spring to your bones as well as the shocks? I have a very similar setup brewing, but I think you solved a problem I was trying to kick.

    Thanks!!
    Scooter
     

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