The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Apr 11, 2016.
Nice Looking Roadster.
Nick... great color on a bitching car...
Your car and the story of it is one of the most epic things i've seen on the HAMB.
It has continually gotten better, and logged BIG miles on it all along.
I saw a picture on IG from the LSRU,that said it was your car in paint.
I was like, what, wait, when did that happen?
Now that I read the story, it's as right as can be.
Congrats man, What a great HotRod!!!
Paint looks great. Good choice on color.
Thanks, everyone - much appreciated!
WOW!! That is one bitchin' roadster.
What a great color! The pics have sort of a blue-green mix on my screen, is that right?
Thanks for the mix proportions.
Such a cool little car, great job. I know you spoke on this before but I know you have a ton of miles on those excelsiors, what are your thought on them now? Thanks
The car looks great from any angle and on all accounts!
damn that looks good!
This car is one of the best ongoing builds on the board. It looked great at the Roundup Nick! Glad to see it, you, and kudos for driving the wheels off of that thing.
I'm not really a roadster guy, and that color wouldn't be in my wheel house for much of anything. Still, every time i see your car in pictures I have to stare at for a short time longer than most others. The only thing I'd be inclined to change is the registration becuase it looks so right and just different enough to be refreshing. Very nice, really looks good in one color too. Good for you...
I have always loved your car. Perfect rake - just super sporty looking. Looks even better now! You've almost inspired me to paint mine - almost!
Congratulations Nick, paint looks great, was good to see you guys at the Lincoln swap meet.
There's something about this color that makes it look different in every photo. In person it's more of a deep blue with a slight grey hue to it.
I have over 30k miles on them now. The fronts wear a little more on the outside line of tread due to the camber of the axle, so I had them reversed on the wheels. Still lots of tread left on them and I imagine I'll get at least 50k miles total out of them. The rears probably have another 5k miles left in them, depending on how hard I drive the car. They break loose fairly easy... sure is fun!
I am very happy with the tires and will be replacing them with the same when the time comes. Fronts will be 5.00x16 instead of the current 5.50x16.
Also, I had started with bias ply tires and the radials made a HUGE difference in how well the car rides and drives.
Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
Eric, good to see you and your car, as well!
A couple more photos - one from last night here in Omaha:
And a cool shot at the LSRU from Tom Davison:
Nick, Your "A" looks great !! You and your friends are welcome to paint my ff '29 roadster anytime!
That turned out great!
Nice color, even better it was painted by you and friends at an affordable cost with great results!
I saw it on Instagram and at first thought it looked like your car.....only better! Looks really nice.
That color is great! If you don't mind, I'm going to steal your formula if I ever get a slick '60s Ford PU again! FWIW I think the 5.50s up front look perfect.
Your Roadster is just the cat's pajamas.
Turned out great.
Wow.... this looks great. I saw it a few years back at Bonneville, has come a long way since then. Great job!
Saw you driving through Saturday,Looked good and sounded good as well...Very nice..
Your roadster looks great, Malcolm! They always look better with the shiny stuff. And a perfect color to boot!
Looking so good with color on it!
Se you at the salt this year?
Good looking little roaster. I have to mention something though; your excitement and everyone's congrats is proof in my book anyway that colour/ paint is something a true rodder wanted back in the day as soon as he could afford it. I don't buy the BS about primer cars that stay on primer forever, ("nah, I'm not going to paint it!") being authentic or old school. If a car is in primer until it will be painted that's fine but don't make up history. However, to each his own but don't misrepresent the facts. Getting back to your car I really like the fact you didn't do the base/clear routine.
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