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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vendettaautofab, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. vendettaautofab
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
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    Well, here it is... just starting on this roadster for myself and the shop. Its a subtle, classy hot rod that I have had built in my head for years. Jimmy Smith got those ideas to paper and then some, and I couldnt be more appreciative. The build has just began, frame is nearly complete.

    Nothing over the top, nothing too flashy, just a dozen or so details that will hopefully set it off nicely.

    I have a handful of detail sketches and some of the frame build photos.

    The color is actually a deep dark grey-ish... a darker hue of that old ford grey.
     

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  2. Thanks for sneak peek. The concept art looks great, and I really like the front and rear end details. Very Cool.
     
  3. pan-dragger
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    that's gonna be bad ass.
     
  4. vendettaautofab
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    Thanks alot guys... I love the front and rear as well. I had general ideas there, pics that I would send him and Mr. Jimmy Smith would take my thoughts the the 10th degree and add his input, and this is what we came up with, he is superb at what he does.

    I will post more pics later tonight of the sketches and such.
     

  5. vendettaautofab
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    As promised... more sketches... thanks to Mr. Jimmy Smith aka "JEEM"
     

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  6. vendettaautofab
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    And sooo it begins... my dog Lou found a way to get off the cold floor here in Michigan
     

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  7. 3wLarry
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    sweet drawings...I'll be following this build.
     
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  8. langy
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    Ditto


     
  9. vendettaautofab
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    Thanks guys...

    Heres the beginning of the frame build...

    JW rails, I kicked them up from the reveil forward, just slightly, 1" at the stock axle center line, I have built this into the fixutre with a simple hole being drilled.

    The idea on this entire car is a handfull of subtle details that add up to a nice finished product, this being one of them.
     

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  11. vendettaautofab
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    Thank you...

    welded with a series of VERTICAL Up welds, in and out, sanded smooth...
     

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  12. vendettaautofab
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    This one will get one of our 33/34 x-members, with a few modifications...
     

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  13. vendettaautofab
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    Rails boxed, Pedals tacked in place... Pete and Jakes pedals from Eric at Riley Auto ofcourse
     

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  14. vendettaautofab
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    fitting x-member...
     

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  15. Church
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    Jimmy rules!!!!! Great project.
     
  16. vendettaautofab
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    That he does, Mr. Smith rules...

    thanks by the way Mr. Church, you have a nice little product as well.

    Heres some more...


    I realized that the standard center part of the x-member that I offer wasnt going to cut it. I needed to tuck the SBF and T5 up in this thing for ground clearance, and wanted provisions for exhaust to go through. I took a couple of the old sample pieces from when I made the belling dies for the oval holes and cut those down to make a flared round hole, our of .125 material and installed that in the center section as well as raised it up a bit... see here
     

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  18. Jeff Norwell
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    SWEET!!!! Jimmy rocks!
     
  19. vendettaautofab
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    He does, and I hope I can do him justice!

    More of the center section...
     

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  20. rd martin
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    looking good, would like to come up sometime and ck it out. glad to see some fresh ideas for the deuce roadster! been wanting a brookville my self.
     
  21. vendettaautofab
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    Thanks man, thats what I was hoping to accomplish, and thats what I told Jimmy when I started... something, if at all possible, fresh for a 32 roadster. I dont plan on changing the body much at all, the lines of a 32 roadster cant be improved in my opinion, but I do want to add a few details, that I will showcase here, and hopefully have a nice respectable roadster when done.

    Come on up and time, evenings and weekends best, as things are hectict. Just call ahead.
     
  22. HOT ROD DAVE
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    this is gonna be a hell of a build, cant wait to see the rest of the car
     
  23. Cshabang
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    cant wait to see more!
     
  24. vendettaautofab
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    Heres the last ones for tonight... I will post more as I get a chance to work on this thing in between customer projects.
     

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  25. LabRat
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    Tidy work ! love the concept ....
     
  26. kaydub
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    from Cali

    some very cool details in those drawings! Can't wait to see them come to life...

    Good luck with the build!
     
  27. langy
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    I'm liking the centre section, very neat & tidy
     
  28. willysguy
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    from Canada

    Looks like you're off to a great start! Very cool.
     
  29. I really like the center support - great build. Geesh, I wish I had half the talent you guys have!
     
  30. vendettaautofab
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
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    Thanks a lot guys, hope to get some more knocked out this week on this thing, we shall see. I have most of the parts in the shop, just need to get crackin...

    Thanks again.
     

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