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Hot Rods New Roadster owner

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Rod Ron, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. Just wanted to say congrats to @nitrobrother as the new owner of dad's roadster that was listed in the classifieds. So happy you ended up with dad's roadster. Could not have gone to a better hot rodder. Can't wait to see your personal touches on it.

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  2. jbon64
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 492


    NICE !!!!! congrats , and i'm dark chocolate/maroon fine metallic with envy :D
    Thor1 and nitrobrother like this.
  3. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 28,558

    Jalopy Joker

  4. Dad made the color from scratch and never named it. I think it now has a name. At least nitrobrother has the recipe for the paint.
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  5. Ron Sr. did an awesome job building the car - the details are done to a high standard - and I'm honored to be the next caretaker of it. I'm gonna drive the wheels off the thing! Grinnin' like an idiot the whole way... :)

    Oh, and I've decided to name the paint color "Plum Fudge" just 'cause I was up late last night and couldn't sleep. :rolleyes:

    The '40 has a garage-mate....
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    Last edited: Jan 19, 2022
    j hansen, jnaki, PONTNAK123 and 22 others like this.
  6. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,812


    Congratulations. Have fun.
    nitrobrother and lothiandon1940 like this.
  7. So awesome and love the name for the paint.
  8. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,314

    from Michigan

    Damn fine lookin garage there! Enjoy the new ride!
    lothiandon1940 and nitrobrother like this.
  9. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,469

    Gary Addcox

    Is that '40 a DeSoto ? Beautiful Mopar whatever it is.
  10. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 8,477


    Congrats ! Enjoy !
  11. People with palm trees should have a roadster, way to go, and it gets to live in a garage with curtains! Live it up.
    Rickybop and nitrobrother like this.
  12. can we see the Plymouth?
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    Unfortunately it's suffering from a distinct lack of brakes at the moment. It's got an appointment with The '40 Plymouth Doctor who will perform emergency MC replacement and front disc installation surgery.
    Thor1, Rand Man and loudbang like this.
  14. A few of you have messaged me on the build details. Since the ad is gone now I will post here the details and photos of under the car that way @nitrobrother can have them too.

    Denver Deuce Steel reproduction body stock 32 dimensions.
    Smoothed firewall
    Brookville 32 grill shell and insert
    Reproduction 32 commercial headlights 12 volt
    Chopped 2-inch reproduction windshield and laid back windshield stanchions
    Shaved rear trunk lid with hid latch cable release
    Reproduction 32 taillights on stock stanchions
    Polyurethane base and clear dark maroon with light metallic. Paint codes are included.
    EZ wiring 12 fuse wiring kit.
    Paint is dark chocolate/maroon fine metallic. Looks black at night. Custom mixed paint and recipe will be included so more paint can be mixed if needed.

    American stamping 32 rails
    So Cal Model A front cross member
    Tubular “X” member and rear cross member
    Ford fruit jar brake master cylinder

    Front suspension:
    Super Bell 3 inch dropped axle
    1940 Ford spindles and drum brakes
    90 finned Buick drums
    15x4 Wheel vintique steelies
    500x15 Coker white walls
    Smoothie caps
    Vega steering
    30-31 Model A split wishbones chromed
    Posie super slider spring

    Rear suspension:
    1972 Ford Maverick 8 inch rear axle assembly and brakes
    3.00 gears non-possie
    1936 Ford wishbones split chromed
    1940 Ford spring
    15x6 Wheel vintique steelies
    Coker G78x15 whitewalls
    Custom built drive shaft

    1975 GM truck 350 fully rebuilt
    RV cam
    High volume oil pump
    Short water pump
    1957 GM 12V generator
    1957 GM 12V regulator
    Edelbrock 600 carberator electric choke
    Moroso Air cleaner
    Mallory Promaster electronic ignition and coil box
    Turbo GM 350 fully rebuilt
    Lokar shifter and parking brake
    GM Ramhorn Jethot coated
    2 ½ Flowmaster exhaust with head wrap at the gas tank
    Walker radiator.

    32 reproduction steel dash
    Stewart Warner white face vintage gauges, speedo, tack, fuel, oil pressure, water temp
    1955 Ford Script and V8 badge
    1940 Ford cut down steering wheel
    Old Ford Store straight column
    1950’s reproduction of JC Whitney turn signal switch
    Dodge caravan middle seat
    Oxblood/maroon vinal tuck and roll
    Grey loop carpet.
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  15. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,648


  16. Here are my plans for it:

    Square headlamps
    19's and 20's Foose wheels
    Scallops - probably in pink or mauve
    High-back buckets from a mid-'90s 350Z


    Seriously, I'm only going to make subtle changes in the interior space to make it fit my lanky body, and probably a top of some sort to keep the Arizona sun off'n my haid. Some period-correct detailing to the engine. And plenty of gas in the tank!
    clem, PONTNAK123, Thor1 and 4 others like this.
  17. Tow Truck Tom
    Joined: Jul 3, 2018
    Posts: 381

    Tow Truck Tom
    from Clayton DE

    Dang, I felt like someone punched me in the gut.:p

    The paint scheme gave you up!
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  18. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,256

    Rand Man

    Super nice rod you got there.
    loudbang likes this.
  19. That's a nice Plymouth coupe !
  20. At Goodguys!
    (Yes, I lost the front hub caps...they ping-pinged down the road a couple of weeks ago on a particularly rough portion of Grand Avenue in Glendale... :mad: )
    dwollam and AHotRod like this.
  21. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,719


    I'm surprised but I think I like it better without the caps. Pull the rear ones!

    Nice car!

    nitrobrother likes this.
  22. Jack Rice
    Joined: Dec 2, 2020
    Posts: 180

    Jack Rice

    Nice car, yup I'm for pulling the rear caps too.

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