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Projects My Roadster is in "Rehab".... (pics)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OoltewahSpeedShop, May 8, 2009.

  1. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I traded for this little roadster truck last fall, and here are some pics of the progress. It was pretty sad when it got here, but it's starting to take shape while in "Rehab". The pics will start out from start till present.

    What do you guys think?

    Later,
    Kevin
    Ooltewah Speed Shop
     

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  2. Royalshifter
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    Cool but if you want an opinion......I would lose the tractor grill and headlights then shorten the frame in the front.
     
  3. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    More
     

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  5. Royalshifter
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    Now your on it cool.
     
  6. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    More..
     

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  7. zombo27
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    That flathead is ALMOST the right color. :D Looks about 999% better already.
     
  8. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    You mean like that? lol...
     
  9. did anyone else hear that giant collective sigh of relief!:D

    lookin good man!!
     
  10. Flying Tiger
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    WOW! Looks 1,000,000 times better than when you got it.
     
  11. rick finch
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    Scared us for awhile!
     
  12. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I guess you guys freaked over those first pics.... Sorry bout that. I knew there was some potential under all that crap. I've replace or rebuilt about everything on the truck. It was a wreck.

    Kevin
     
  13. hemifarris
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    Much better.......
     
  14. pan-dragger
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    looking pretty good.
     
  15. looks lot better, cool truck
     
  16. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Thanks... I like gold on the right things, it just looked right to me. The color theme we came up with was black, gold, and maroon with a white firewall. Penny whipped up a VERY cool maroon bed cover the other night (no pics yet). So thankfully the mexi-blankets will be gone in favor of a nice maroon seat cover with matching door panels. Nice!

    There's a cool old Offy fuel pump block off hidden down there somewhere.

    Kevin
     

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  17. Von Franco
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    Man that looks so much better,way to go and the magic word of Royalshifter .............
     
  18. 56truk
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    Looks alot better, thought we were getting another one those R_T R_ds again!
     
  19. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I'm pretty sure thats what it was when I got it, "Rehab" is fixing it.
     
  20. SlamCouver
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    So I was thinking. WTF, who could destroy such a valuable piece of history. I wouldnt have changed a thing.
     
  21. Mr48chev
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    Wow, what a difference. It is starting to look like a real hotrod now.
     
  22. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Thanks, glad everybody is diggin' the transformation.
     
  23. Mudville
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    That looks great! I am leaning toward a pick-up for my next project! And yours is a great example to follow!
     
  24. Pinstriper40
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    Thanks for the new exhaust manifolds. Those old ones made me throw up a little in my mouth. Looking 1000% better!
     
  25. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Me too... I even cut them up, so nobody would ever be able to put them back on anything. Thanks for the compliments.

    Kevin
     
  26. henry29
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    What is the body?
     
  27. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    It's a '28 Chevrolet truck cowl with a '23 Ford touring rear section. The Chevy cowl gives it alot more room than the T model.
     
  28. K204DR
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    I've seen that somewhere before, I'm sure. I remember the tractor grille. looks better now.
     
  29. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    It was in Rebel Rods, Rolls & Pleats, and OSR before I got it. May not ever make the pages of another magazine, but I like it alot better.
     
  30. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    Here's a few more shots.

    Kevin
     

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