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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by duncan, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. dumprat
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    It is hugely regional. Dad grew up out in Abby and it was all Ford and dodge. Unless your dad was a chicken farmer then it was a Chevy. That's his story.
     
  2. ss34coupe
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    Ron - glad you were able to take over this project. It was a hard one to give up, but sometimes opportunity knocks and I had to go with it. Purchasing Rod's 34 coupe - the one in the avatar - was never in the plans but then it became available and you know how it goes. You have made great progress on the build, and are collecting the right combination of parts to put this one together. It will be a real hot rod built just right!
     
  3. AHotRod
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    What a cool Hot Rod Duncan and Buick power too? ....... Way Cool.
     
  4. I really like the early nailhead choice. Yours looks even better with the triple carbs and some dress-up. Be nice with the Cad-LaSalle trans. Nice traditional hot rod build in the works!
     
  5. duncan
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    Thanks to all for the encouragement.
     
  6. That 264 is about 30-40 hp down from a 322. Will be fine for cruising but it will be a little slow getting up to speed. If you reach the point where you want more zip everything that bolts to a 264 will bolt on a 322.
     
  7. Gary Addcox
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    YOU, 'beaner, are a trouble maker.
     
  8. Guess I better pull the flattie out of my pickup I squeezed in this afternoon before I move over to the island in the fall.
     
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  9. dumprat
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    Don't worry Rodger. Give it too much advance and drive it over the Malahat a couple times. It will overheat and crank then you will have a reason.
     
  10. ss34coupe
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    Here is another pic of Ron's coupe - he got all the sheetmetal and a different frame than shown in this pic. Building this coupe and maintaining the original paint was my plan, and I am glad Ron is going in that same direction. IMG_0801.jpg
     
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  11. Am too. :)

    @duncan just scrollin' through. You are movin right along my friend. Lookin' good. ;)
     
  12. duncan
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    I'm not too worried about that B/O, the 264 moved a 3700 lb. Buick, should be enough for a 2300 lb coupe. I learned a long time ago that power just breaks stuff.

    hb, don't worry about the flathead, it'll be fine. Even my Honda makes it over the Malahat.
    Matt, you're on thin ice here.;)
     
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  13. duncan
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    Matt. I know at least 10 Islanders who have flat Fords, you're the only one I know with a flat Mopar. You're outnumbered at least 10/1 as I see it and we know where you live. Do't worry though, we'll pull over and wait for you at the summit.:)
     
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  14. dumprat
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    Pfft this is the island. There is no ice here.

    And I can pull your overheating fords to the top, all at once of you like....

    You know they put dodge sixes in car haulers don't you?
     
  15. duncan
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    OK, point taken, but preignition and overheating aside, I'm pretty sure I can beat you from Mill Bay to Spectacle Lake,
    GRC willing. Loser buys lunch at Malahat Mountain Inn.
     
  16. dumprat
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    Ha! You are on!
     
  17. Cowtown Speed Shop
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    It looks great!...Are you gonna foe paint the new sheetmetal?
     
  18. duncan
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    I'm going to try and spot it in the best I can. Need some Dearborn blue lacquer.
     
  19. dumprat
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    Try Coverdale marine paint. They can make any color and it looks kinda like lacquer and will brush or spray.
     
  20. duncan
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    Spent the last week on the rear trunk floor section and end panel. Repaired the inner rear body support, sand blasted etched with Picklex20 and finished in Por15. Trunk side panels repaired, derusted Por15'd and seam sealed. Rear body ready to come apart for epoxy primer then final assembly. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721258.760926.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721301.421572.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721315.235212.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721327.077712.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721339.972047.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468721351.659809.jpg
     
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  21. ss34coupe
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    Looks good, Ron!
     
  22. dang....you BC guys.....thinkin' of just driving up there for the fun youse guys seem to have....oh and nice build with your choices - as well...
     
  23. duncan
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    :cool:
    If you leave now, you could make it here for Deuce Days in Victoria. Y'all come. :cool:
     
  24. youngrodder1929
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    wow looks great ! off to a great start ! lots of great builds on the island / bc right now
     
  25. ss34coupe
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    You got that right, there are a lot of nice builds going on around here right now - and Ron has a couple of them. Besides the original paint coupe, he has a flathead powered 36 Ford five window coupe - a real quality build.
     
  26. duncan
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    Trunk lid. Sort of, almost, fits. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1468973891.362749.jpg
     
  27. dumprat
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    Excellent taste in solvents my man! My wife makes a killer vegan Irish cream with that stuff.
     
  28. duncan
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    Mis-posted by accident.
     
  29. ss34coupe
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    If you don't think original paint hot rods are cool, then check out this deuce roadster at the recent Deuce Days event in Victoria, B.C. Ron, you are on the right track with your coupe, my friend. DSC01577.jpg
     
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  30. Bader2
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    You bet steve,original paint cars are sweet,duncan,yours is a beauty and its starting to look even better! Glad it went to a good home!


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