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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SUHRsc, May 25, 2006.

  1. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    well since there was a little spoken of my new car on the "track nose A" thread i figured i would post some pictures.
    this car is by no means finished. i just painted it right over the welds to take it to the jalopy showdown on a does have a motor and all the mechanicals in it...just need to do all the plumbing wiring and finishing touches on the body, make another seat etc.
    this is a 28 sport coupe that i cut up.
    its channeled 4 inches, shortened 3 inches in the doors, rear deck stretched 5 inches and lowered 3/4 then body lines added around the back and along the bottom. the doors are thinned down a good bit and the whole interior capped off. the frame is Z'd 2 inches in the back and the front end has 37 front spring perches welded to the back of the axle making it a sort of suicide front end...its 46 axles and spindles and brakes, flathead V8 motor with a 3 speed toploader trans. well anyways heres the pictures

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  2. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,714

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    oh man... I love it...
  3. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    that was quick!, haha
    thanks ryan
  4. 34Fordtk
    Joined: May 30, 2002
    Posts: 1,690


    That is the coolest track nose A I have ever seen!!! Great job!
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  5. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,195

    Circus Bear

    you have way more talent than I. that thing looks incredible.
  6. Mike
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 3,090


    Good lookin' machine!
  7. xadamx
    Joined: Apr 18, 2003
    Posts: 1,170


    Holy sh@#!!! That is SWEET!!!
  8. Right fuckin on!
    That thing is awesome.
    I think I even see some of my old tin there eh:D

    Its got "the look" for sure,weld done......Shiny
  9. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    wow, thanks everyone....didnt expect so much response from a "coupe"

    the nose scoop sides will get filled in and alot of other things...this is just a "so far in the progress update"

    shiny. i didnt end up using your posts...these are the stock ones..the roadster stuff needed changed around so much seemed like a shame to cut it up and i decided to leave the bigger step as the last remaining stock coupe part

  10. that is bad ass - good work
  11. Bud
    Joined: Jun 28, 2005
    Posts: 577

    from Orange, CA

    WOW......very nice.
  12. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,366

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Very nice. What a great car.
  13. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,127


    Very clean, very simple, I dig it a lot!
    I like the grill and axle fairing the most.

    Why haven't you posted build pics?

  14. attitudor
    Joined: Sep 28, 2004
    Posts: 2,968

    from Finland

    I like your style, a lot.
  15. That's excellent!!! I love it and the recurring theme of the scallops, windshield frame and the peak on the grille shell. Very nice...
  16. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    thanks everyone
    ive been keeping quiet about this car so that i could hopefully drive it to the jalopy showdown and have no one really know about it beforehand....but that didnt happen, got in a little over my head for the short time i had to work on it with all the aluminum stuff i decided to here it is
    i have pictures of most steps along the way if anyone wants to see anything

  17. I'd like to know more about what you did to the body, you said you stretced the deck 5 in, could you explain that a little more.

    it looks dead on, very cool.

  18. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,570


    I saw it *in person* at the Showdown, and took a lot of pics of's even better in person.......Zach, you will be heard from in the hot rod world.....the car is more creative than anything I've seen lately, and your workmanship is top shelf......the aluminum parts were very creative, and I especially liked the indent where your pitman arm was.......nice......pic attached.......

    Can't wait to see it with that Hallock windscreen.......very cool......


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  19. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    heres the before with the tape...and the after

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  20. InjectorTim
    Joined: Oct 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,242


    Zach, you do good work. I saw it at the showdown, it's very impressive.
  21. amazing. really bloody wonderful!
  22. plmczy
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 2,408


    Zach, was this the car you started to build before you built your other one? Lookin good, you have alot of talent.later shawn
  23. Buick57
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
    Posts: 222

    from Kialla

    It just keeps gettin better !!!
  24. Looks great man. I love it.

    Leave the headlights off.

  25. I see, that makes sense, I wondered if you changed the length of the quarterpanel, to replace what you took out of the doors? I figured you would have to do that so that the whole body wouldn't get shorter, but it looks like you didn't? I hope that makes sense. Again, it looks great.

  26. DirtyTace
    Joined: Nov 19, 2005
    Posts: 484


    I can safely speak for all of us - More Pics!

    I'm diggin' the dash. When you get time, we'd all love to see more.
  27. Olson
    Joined: Aug 11, 2005
    Posts: 851


    Wow...that is sweet.

  28. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,763

    Member Emeritus

    Yeah, I spent a half an hour soaking in all the details. Very, very cool stuff. It takes a special set of skills to imagine that special look that makes everyone go WOW!. What makes it better is that you have the skills to hand form this stuff to make it come alive.

    Sorry I missed you Zack. I really wanted to learn about your work. You've sure got "the eye". My highest compliments. I forgot my camera or there would have been a lot of detail shots of your ride.
  29. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,485


    I saw it at the showdown as well. Yikes! That thing is scary cool!
  30. SUHRsc
    Joined: Sep 27, 2005
    Posts: 5,075


    thanks everyone...

    i did shorten the entire length of the body 3"...i took it out of the sub rails behind the doors but then remounted the quarter post..and then shortened the doors 3"

    heres the car when i chopped it 4" and when i roadsterized it but before any actual changes other then the 3" shortening


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