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Technical Ooh, The Horror... My '36 Coupe...

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Enbloc, Jul 9, 2009.

  1. Corn coupe
    Joined: Jan 7, 2008
    Posts: 356

    Corn coupe
    Member
    from CZ

    And it just gets better, roll on November...


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  2. Do you have any pictures of the car in your avitar?
     
  3. hozem396
    Joined: May 4, 2011
    Posts: 287

    hozem396
    Member
    from ohio

    Hey, when you finish the car send it back to the US! Ha, just kidding - nice purchase & good luck.
     
  4. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,485

    hotrd32
    Member
    from WA

    Damn that thing is done right..........beautiful!
     
  5. She's a looker.....nicely done!
     
  6. I thought it was time to update this thread because as of now the car is finished!

    Well, I say finished but they never really are.

    I haven't updated this thread in so long I'll give a brief run down of whats been happening.

    Back to the start of may it was the first Flathead Hillclimb meet of the year at Shelsley Walsh. My first time there with it being the second or third time for the Flathead class.
    Enjoyable as the racing aways is, the track is a real power blast which is not really suited to my stock 221 with cronic valve bounce as the screaming up the long straights in 2nd gear proved.

    http://www.flatheadmeltdown.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=61&Itemid=65&Itemid=65

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    A week after Shelsey I was off round Europe. This involved covering 7 countries in 7 days including the Nurburgring and the Swiss Alps racking up 2000 miles in the process.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=596736

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    Back from Europe it was off to the Nostralgia Drags. I managed to clock off a best of 18.3@73mph. I didn't think that was too bad for the little boat anchor still attached to the boat!

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    I also got to race my 18 y/o younger sister in our dad's A coupe which was at one time my first car. Hows that for keeping it in the family!

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    I felt a change was due so it was time to finally finish the skirts off which had sat unfinished since the car had been on the road.
    Skirts finished, original flipper hubcaps back on the front and change of location for the number plate I now had an Early Custom.

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    It was now time for the second Hillclimb meet of the year at Prescott. My second time there and an enjoyable track for me I was looking to improve on last years times. With a much more together car with added improvements like the Anti-roll bar I managed to knock 2.5 seconds of my personel best from last year.

    http://www.vhra.co.uk/VHRA/News/Entries/2011/10/5_Another_Perfect_Prescott.html

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    Finally, the reason for saying the car is finished is a got the interior I'd waited so long for.
    The colour hasn't photographed well. Its neither that red or that orange (!) but its exactly what I wanted and Rich the trimmer has done an amazing job with it.

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  7. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,599

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    PERFECTION!!!!!!!! Dude you really have done this car justice and I can honestly say it's one of my favorites ever. Beautiful!!!!


    QUESTION: Any way you could measure your bottom seat from bottom of cushion to top. I used a '37 seat on a '36 base and I'm really fighting for room in the car with the steering wheel and such. Just need a reference to where I SHOULD be. Thanks and great work man.
     
  8. Saxon
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
    Posts: 2,156

    Saxon
    Member
    from MN

    Holy crap look at that front tire! Ha ha. Nice 36 that gets driven hard. Awesome

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    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  9. KFC
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 369

    KFC
    Member
    from UK

    Love this car
     
  10. Murphy32
    Joined: Oct 17, 2007
    Posts: 690

    Murphy32
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    from Minnesota

    The picture of it cruising through the Alps is outstanding! What a car!!!
     
  11. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,110

    woodbox
    Member

    Just sat here and watched the video of you racing about ten times!! LOVIN IT!

    Driving it like you STOLE IT!!!!
     
  12. TagMan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,952

    TagMan
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    I just removed the body from the frame on my 3-window today. Your car is giving me the inspiration I need - it's beautiful............!
     
  13. What an amazing car! Love the interior!
     
  14. Jim Dieter
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 389

    Jim Dieter
    Member
    from Joliet

    So glad this worked out for you, I read about it when you were going through the shipment issues. Love the vids.
     
  15. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,780

    Rikster
    Member

    outstanding!

    You really capture the looks and feel of an 1940's Custom... I love it!
     
  16. rat pup
    Joined: Jun 8, 2009
    Posts: 142

    rat pup
    Member
    from houston

    Man, That looks like alot of fun, car turned out awsome!
     
  17. Envious, Just envious :D :D

    Super nice car. Glad you can enjoy it
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  18. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008

    koolkemp
    Member

    Absolutely beautiful!! One of my top 3 dream cars ,I just keep telling myself someday....someday !
     
  19. Desert_Rat
    Joined: Sep 30, 2011
    Posts: 73

    Desert_Rat
    Member

    This pic of your car in the Swiss Alps is amazing!!!


    ~Dustin
     

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  20. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,735

    Chris Casny
    Member
    from Austin TX

    You set the bar high. I love it.
     
  21. 58Lincoln
    Joined: Jun 19, 2007
    Posts: 278

    58Lincoln
    Member
    from Chico, CA

    Beautiful Car!!!

    Glad you are driving and enjoying it.
     
  22. brewster55
    Joined: Sep 2, 2010
    Posts: 149

    brewster55
    Member

    this car is amazing.
     
  23. Rpmrex
    Joined: Nov 19, 2007
    Posts: 662

    Rpmrex
    Member
    from Indiana

    This car IS amazing for sure!!!

    Good job!!

    Keep enjoying it!!
     
  24. rld14
    Joined: Mar 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,609

    rld14
    Member

    Breathtaking
     
  25. LabRat
    Joined: Jan 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,551

    LabRat
    Member

    A testament to your build , Its really exciting to see what a well built 36 is capable of !
    Thanks for the update , I have enjoyed all of your threads .
     
  26. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,616

    heyitsnate
    Member
    from tacoma,wa

  27. Thanks for all the great feedback.
     
  28. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
    Posts: 984

    notrod13
    Member
    from long beach

    now thats funny
     

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