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Projects My Spurgin/Giovanine inspired 1925 Chev roadster build thread

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jimmy B, May 2, 2010.

  1. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,156


    I beg to differ...o_O

    The finish line to the beginning of a past time in a modern era is approaching...;)

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  2. Nose looks great!
  3. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,301

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    " least important"? Not to me, and it just keeps getting better. This is the closest thing on here to what I'm trying.
  4. Least important my arse! I've been hanging on for 7+years now man! Looking great!
  5. Thank you! I have had plenty of practise stuffing up ;)

    Thanks for looking in


    Thanks! I am happy with how it turned out.

    Always happy to see my car inspiring others, yeah least important... it's a Chevy ;):D Still can't afford a Ford.

    Hey you spelt arse right :D . Thank you for watching and hopefully another year doesn't pass by. I am looking at a May early June finish date, wiring is my biggest hurdle now.

    Toe board that needed to be recessed I may run it thru the planishing hammer or may leave as is.
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  6. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,860


    Looks perfect Jimmy!
  7. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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  8. Gilco33
    Joined: Dec 3, 2010
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  9. Glad my project has inspired you, my comment of "Least Important" is just my sense of humour or lack of.

    Not bad for an inspired build aka not a clone.
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  10. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,301

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    Really looking nice.
  11. Thanks!

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  12. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,156


    @Jimmy B your nearing the Finish Line that ends at the Starting Line to a New Adventure...It's really coming together nicely.

    It seems the world is blessed with those ezi roll wheel things and I had the Ole Hotrod on them over the winter. One thing I did notice was the radius of the Tire to the roller didn't jive. I let it go and a week ago I did the ceremonial get it to the ground do some prep and when I raised it off the rollers each tire had divets from the rollers...I don't know if that is permanent but it was an observation. I haven't verified they went away and ride seemed typical. My tires like yours are Bias Ply. Just wondering if you have had any issues such as this?
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  13. Doin' great Jimmy.
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  14. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,547


    Dare I say, it might be nicer looking than the original!
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  15. Six Ball
    Joined: Oct 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,301

    Six Ball
    from Nevada

    The original was pretty crude is several of it's stages but it did it's job well. Its job wasn't winning car shows, it was setting records. In the true tradition of the inspiration this build has gone through several stages to get to this point. I have learned a lot from this thread. Thanks Jimmy!
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  16. kidcampbell71
    Joined: Sep 17, 2012
    Posts: 3,394

    1. 60s Show Rods

    Love, love, love it.
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  17. Yeah getting close wiring cycle guards and covering seat are the biggest jobs remaining. Can't wait for the next part of the adventure... driving:cool:

    Are the ones you have the type that jack the car up? These are the povo pack ones where the tyre sits in a radius so contact is on a continuous radius.

    Thanks Tony

    Nicer looking maybe, I have had years to refine the look where they did the evolution over months. I still love those pure lines of the original, my next '25 will be very close to what is pictured in the comparison

    True, it was built for speed and was rough around the edges, mine is rough around the edges, perfect 20 footer.

    Thanks Jamie!
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  18. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,156


    I look forward to the pics of the road trips. Do you guys have dry lakes or beaches you can run these down one or twice a year such as Pendine or El Mirage. We have nothing to compare our way.

    I believe the rollers I have are exactly the same as yours...problem being while the radius was close, neither front or back tires matched and they both contacted the tires at the tops of the rad with the tires then settling into them...I have two sizes. If you look closely you can see the contact points pushing the tires in. You may be fortunate with the size your running in that they actually fit the rad. The pic below illustrates the points where my tires were divoted. I would say that the only real tried and true guarantee of no flat spot potential is block it up and I did that year one of three...As soon as you jack up the car you can feel that area to determine if it has happened.

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  19. Ok yeah they are the same, what size tyres you running? I'm running 5.25/5.50 front, 650 rear and they barely touch. I will have a look when I take them off to see if they have left any divots. I position them then let it down if they aren't centred jack it up & reposition.

    We have Lake Gairdner in South Australia that is in the middle of nowhere, It is a Salt Lake like Bonneville. We have Rattletrap at Crowdy Head here in NSW, which is like TROG or Pendine. There is no way in hell I would ever run my car on a beach. I wont be taking my car to many shows, it will be on full registration so I can drive it anytime I want.
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  20. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 9,079

    from Burton, MI

    I've been following along on IG. Truly is a killer build. I look forward to seeing it in motion...
  21. Thank you for following, I am hoping for first drive by end of June.
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  22. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 7,156


    I get the beach thing your Hotrod is very low with a belly pan to boot...and salt isn't the best friend to metal either...hope you have lots of nice newly paved roads.

    My tires are 5.50 x 16(front) and 7.00 x 16(rear)...from all my reading flat spots disappear after driving for a bit. Both front and rear exhibited indentation my way. Again not sure if there is any noticeable driving issues...but it was an observation. Good luck with yours...this winter I will position and block.

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