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Hot Rods New to North Carolina

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by boozoo, May 30, 2013.

  1. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 541


    Hey y'all,

    been quiet for a while.... in the middle of moving from Indy to Greensboro, NC and trying to get a house bought down here.

    And of course my '27 is giving me a few issues.... any of y'all down here have some reccomendations for local speed shops? I don't need anything earth shattering yet; just some new ss ties for the header wraps, a new baby moon cap to replace the one that flew off into the wild blue yonder on the way to work...

    and then start gathering pieces for some changeover work I want to do it.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,983


    Not much around here in the way of hot rod speed shops, that I am aware of. You can get the SS hose clamps at Cross Hose and Fittings on South Elm-Euqene. Baby moons are going to be hard to find locally, I think.

    Good luck!
  3. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    Welcome to North Carolina.

    The internet is my friend and all my needs come via a postwoman who drives from the passenger seat.
  4. chevy54man
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 1,683

    from NC

    Welcome to NC!

  5. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Welcome!! I'm in Huntersville so not too far from G-Boro.
  6. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 541


    Thanks Y'all! I knew leaving Indy and all that race-oriented industry would be a little tough, but so far it's been worth it!
  7. 400 4spd.
    Joined: Jan 23, 2011
    Posts: 49

    400 4spd.

    Welcome to North Carolina!
    You say they know something about racing in Indy?:D
    I'm in Greenville, btw.
  8. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Welcome, just down the road in Cornelius. Very knowledgeable hot rod shop in Denver/Maiden, called Hot Rod Expess. Kevin is awesome. Next door is Hot Rods by George, hands down an awesome fabricator. Good luck!

  9. Yes, Kevin is very knowledgabe...good to deal with. Welcome to the Tar Heel state.
  10. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 2,983


    Well, if you're looking for someone to do fabrication/ mechanical work, check out Larry Shoaf in Clemmons. His shop is right around the corner from Childress Racing Museum. I think it's called Rod Crafters. The man is an awesome chopper and fabricator.
  11. George (hotrods by George) is a great fabricator and very knowledgable, check him out., he's good people.

    Also if you need any exhaust work or a regular mechanic/NC inspection station, check out Tim at OldSchool Automotive he's a really good friend of mine, very into classic cars, lowriders to hotrods he"s had em all.

    and Welcome, from SC
  12. 32Gnu
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 538


    Welcome from a former NC guy who sleeps in SC now..
    Good scene around the Charlotte area..
    Check out the show coming up in July I think.. It's a trad rad show.. Tom

    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
  13. falconsprint63
    Joined: May 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,359

    from Mayberry

    welcome from Mount Airy. if you get settled in quicly enough there's huge cruise in this saturday in pilot (it happend monthly until October). good place to get your feet wet.
  14. Welcome from a former Greensboro in Greenville NC. Still have family in the area.

    As far as shops, if you need work done, contact Rich @ retroridesbyrich in Archdale (20 minutes south of GSO down 85). Just don't tell him I sent you ...he'll charge you double! :)

    Sent from my DROID device using the TJJ mobile app
  15. graveyardsledder
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 294


    Welcome from Raleigh, there are a few shops around here.
  16. kasultana
    Joined: Oct 27, 2012
    Posts: 162


    Welcome to NC if you get down towards Mooresville stop in and see us at Man Made Legends. Lots of great folks here who love their rides.
  17. drunkandgreasy
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 100

    from nunya


    NC is f'n beautiful, just a piece of advice...STAY AWAY from those CrossMembers...especially that Brett4Christ fella....bad news. Bunch of trouble makers!

  18. kenny peace
    Joined: Jan 3, 2009
    Posts: 5

    kenny peace

    weclome cruizin every thursday in high point on main street
  19. ssrs71
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 79


    Welcome to N.C. I'm in Rocky Mount, About an hour east of Raleigh. No shops here. Oh yea that Brett4Christ fella, he's Bad news, If you hang around him long enough he will get you into some bad collecting habits.
  20. HEY!!! I don't have to take this lying down!!!!

    (I think I'll stand up now....)
  21. retroridesbyrich
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
    Posts: 1,872

    from Central NC

    Brett gets charged double; anyone who knows him gets a "Sympathy Discount" :D
  22. Not you, too!??!?!

    Why don't we just start a "Bash B4C" thread and leave this poor guy alone!

    Sorry Boozoo....... :D
  23. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 541


    Ha no problemo!

    Thanks for all the great info, too..... I was just wondering what I was going to do tomorrow. Looks I still don't know "what" but I know "where"....
  24. halfasskustoms
    Joined: Jan 28, 2011
    Posts: 552

    from Durham NC

    Welcome from Durham NC. In Raleigh NC there's a shop called hotrodoroma. Not to much when you go east from where your at.
  25. Welcome from Winston Salem
  26. rusty76
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 882

    from Midway NC

    Welcome to the state. Greensboro has got a lot more goin on than most cities. I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for. On CL there's a set of baby moons up for sell. You just got to wait and dig. CL around here can be slow. But you'd be surprised at what eventually turns up. Good luck. Had I'd known this was bash brett day I would have prepared better, lol.
  27. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 541


    Hey y'all.... got another quick question.. I'm finally getting settled in. Got a house just across the line in Rockingham County, finally got my driver's license in the mail.

    How much pain am I in for when I try to get plates for the 'glass 27? At the moment, it's just how I bought it with no wipers and no exhaust (on a stock 472 Caddy, it's not deafining or any worse than a Harley). I was reading that they have to photo and check it out and could class it any number of ways.... is there any office in the area that's more laid back and friendly about hot rods? I live within striking distance of Reidsville and Madison, but I also work close on the west side of GSO.

    It's probably no big deal, but man I still remember the six months of hell my dad went through in Texas when he built his '28 Sport Coupe.
  28. petew
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
    Posts: 210

    from Mebane, NC

    Welcome from Mebane, NC. I just moved here from CT.
    I really haven't looked for any speed shops just a good auto parts store that will entertain my parts need for my crazy projects.
    As for the rest UPS and FED EX get stuff here really fast.
    I also own a 27 Ford Roadster but have not gotten an NC reg for it yet. I have spent some time on the NCDOT website and it seems that the only thing I will need is a $25.00 hand crank windshield wiper from Speedway to make them happy. The car has no hood and no fenders. They are very reasonable compared to CT.
    I am about 30 miles from you so if I can help you out let me know.


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