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Hot Rods *My Roadster Finally has PAINT! + LSRU 2016*

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. zjerry
    Joined: Feb 11, 2013
    Posts: 314


    Nice Looking Roadster.
  2. rust&patina
    Joined: Jan 21, 2007
    Posts: 440


    Nick... great color on a bitching car... :cool:
  3. 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!!!
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  4. Old Rod
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 627

    Old Rod
    from Brazil, IN

    Paint looks great. Good choice on color.
  5. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,505

    from Nebraska

    Thanks, everyone - much appreciated!
  6. 34toddster
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 1,470

    from Missouri

  7. 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.
  8. 51box
    Joined: Aug 31, 2005
    Posts: 835

    from MA

    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
  9. The car looks great from any angle and on all accounts!
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  10. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,207

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    damn that looks good!
  11. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,473


    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.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2016
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 7,863


    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...
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  13. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,256

    from Troy, MI

    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!
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  14. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
    Posts: 659


    Congratulations Nick, paint looks great, was good to see you guys at the Lincoln swap meet.
  15. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,505

    from Nebraska

    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.
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  16. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,505

    from Nebraska

    Thanks guys, I appreciate it!
    Eric, good to see you and your car, as well!
  17. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,505

    from Nebraska

    A couple more photos - one from last night here in Omaha:

    And a cool shot at the LSRU from Tom Davison:
    Lonestar (1 of 6).jpg
  18. Wheeliedave
    Joined: Jan 6, 2011
    Posts: 176


    Nick, Your "A" looks great !! You and your friends are welcome to paint my ff '29 roadster anytime!
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  19. Woody's Hot Rods
    Joined: Sep 15, 2007
    Posts: 209

    Woody's Hot Rods

    That turned out great!
  20. The 39 guy
    Joined: Nov 5, 2010
    Posts: 2,685

    The 39 guy

    Nice color, even better it was painted by you and friends at an affordable cost with great results!
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  21. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,512

    from Burton, MI

    I saw it on Instagram and at first thought it looked like your car.....only better! Looks really nice.
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  22. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,282


    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.
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  23. Your Roadster is just the cat's pajamas.:D;)
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  24. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,375

    Rand Man

    Turned out great.
  25. wendoverwill
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    Posts: 19


    Wow.... this looks great. I saw it a few years back at Bonneville, has come a long way since then. Great job!
  26. LTM75110
    Joined: Oct 16, 2006
    Posts: 519


    Saw you driving through Saturday,Looked good and sounded good as well...Very nice..
  27. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,505

    from Nebraska

    Thanks, guys!
  28. CrazyDaddy
    Joined: Mar 30, 2002
    Posts: 609


    Your roadster looks great, Malcolm! They always look better with the shiny stuff. And a perfect color to boot!
  29. jerry
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 3,474


    Looking so good with color on it!

    Se you at the salt this year?

  30. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,695


    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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