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Projects My Roadster.... with paint.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by jobbless, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. jobbless
    Joined: Oct 11, 2004
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    well, around 1997 Terrence and i reclaimed what was left of my grandfathers 1930 roadster from the earth.
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    Big visions had been going through my head for years. My uncle had a 392 hemi in the basement. Thought that would be the one.. but he sold it. Then, Y block lincoln, never panned out.

    Years and lots of money later.. i gathered parts, traded a project car for a buildable 354 hemi. Bought 32 rails at Hershey. And the project finally really begins..
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    With the help of a couple friends , Terrence , Terry , Chad , Tom and Andy. And the sale of a couple of my cars.. i finally got the car together and running.
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    When my grandma gave it to me i promised her a ride.. well, she finally got one, 20 years later. Screenshot_2015-10-13-20-19-24-1.png Screenshot_2015-10-13-20-20-18-1.png

    Brought it home, tore it back apart,
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    and a little bit more money, and bit more time.. it is in paint..
    Thanks jeff..

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    Still needs some interior work. But. I will get to it.. i hope before i take it back to visit, first week of october is just around the corner..
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  2. NashRodMan
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    Wow, what a transformation. Grandma must have been proud!! Nice job.
     
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  3. sloppy jalopies
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    turned orange into green...
     
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  4. tfeverfred
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    Now, THAT is just plain cool. Way ta hang in there and get her done.
     
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  5. Congratulations,You did a great job! HRP
     
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  6. Stogy
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    @jobbless...awesome story and ya done great with the resurrection. So as a young whippersnapper you must have visited grandpas hotrod at the side of the house and dreamed a little over the years. Tell us about his connection to the Hotrod scene back in the day. Does Grandma still have any photos or stories to share. Over to you...;)
     
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  7. jobbless
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    Not a hotrodder. He liked them stock.
    He had 4 model As, 28 tudor, that was my great grandpas new. A 31 woody, needs a little but nice enough. A 31 pickup, pretty big project, and the roadster.

    He passed when my mom was like 14 or 15

    The roadster and pickup sat outside. The truck was covered. Roadster not so well.
    The other two garaged forever..

    Woody was bought at Reddingers in the late 60s i suppose maybe early 70s

    Roadster needed work when he bought it, but never got to it. Passed just before the aaca fall meet "Hershey" as my grandma tells me she planned to take him in a wheelchair. but he didnt make it..
     
  8. jobbless
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    Used to get in trouble for going in the garage and sitting in the tudor and woody...
     
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  10. mikhett
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    from jackson nj

    You done GOOD!GRANDMA SHOULD BE PROUD!
     
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  11. Stogy
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    Thanks for expanding the story. Sorry you didn't get to meet your Grandpa. Revisiting your initial photo I thought it was a hotrod survivor but it was actually a hurting stocker. You guys share similar rust belt climate but you brought it back in style. It still sounds as if there is some Hotrod in the family tree with your uncle even though the engine didn't pan out. Again great job on the Hotrod @jobbless.
     
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  12. Way to stick with the project for so many years.
     
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  13. brady1929
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    Nice
     
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  14. slim38
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    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Sweet! Great job. Grandpas probably smiling right now.
     
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  15. waxhead
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    Amazing transformation
     
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  16. Thanks for the story & pics...........................
    You did a good thing.
     
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  17. flatheadpete
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    Looks great!!
     
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  18. Such a badass car man, awesome to see you kept a family car alive!
     
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  19. Great story.
     
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  20. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - kind of like watching one of those car TV shows that do the same thing, with interior, in just an hour
     
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  21. Squablow
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    Fantastic work and great family history story to go along with it. This is the kind of stuff I love to see saved, and not only is the "save" impressive, but the finished product is really tasteful and good looking, I love every bit of this.
     
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  22. J'st Wandering
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    Nice build/save. Thank you for carrying it through to the new paint. That is a very nice looking Model A. Grandma needs another ride when the interior is finished.

    Neal
     
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  23. Jalopy Joker
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    Congrats - kind of like watching one of the car TV shows that do the same thing, with interior, in one hour
     
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  24. jobbless
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    A couple more shots..
    I love how it looks at night, under the street lights. Screenshot_20170909-023708.png 16234.jpeg
     
  25. flamedabone
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    Nice work, -Abone.
     
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  26. Came a long way! Sweet ride!
     
  27. jobbless
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    Thanks guys, i appreciate the compliments. seemed like it was never going to happen.. had it on a stock frame once, i also channeled it on a cut up early GM frame, 0620080931.jpg but finally, i got those 32 rails.
     
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  28. uncle buck
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    You made the right choice in the end! It looks great!
     
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