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Projects Picked up a 31 A roadster project

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Barillaro Speed Emporium, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. I just picked up a stock 31 roadster project this week. It was said to have last been driven in the 70's and it was partially disassembled. It has juice brakes and round back spindles. I think I am going to do a stripped down banger hot rod or possibly an AV8. I will post photos as I make progress.

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  2. Shaun1162
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    Wow, thats a solid project! I'd say leave the body the way it is and just hop-up the banger a little (is that an aluminum head on there?).
     
  3. Thanks, it's a little crusty from sitting in a carport but overall it's pretty solid. It's not an aluminum head, I guess someone thought the silver paint would look cool! I'm definitely going to get the 4 banger running and rebuild the brakes for starters.

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  4. bgaro
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    yessss, keep the fenders.
     

  5. I'm going to "keep" the fenders, just not sure if I'm going to run them. My buddy Charlie at Gene's hot rod parts has Okie Joe axles in stock so if fenders stay on it I will run a 4" dropped axle and big and little black walls.

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  6. pumpman
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    Stay with the banger, everyone is going with V8 flatheads and the banger's are tons of fun.
     
  7. I'm really leaning toward the banger. I just finished my 29 with a V8 and I thought this would be fun for my wife.

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  8. brady1929
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    cool project, congrats
     
  9. Dave50
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    My vote....
     
  10. Cool project,regardless of your choice of motivation,, banger or V8. HRP
     
  11. Lowbuckboz
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    Nice roaster!


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  12. Look forward to watching the progress. Love your roadster as well.
     
  13. Thanks guys, had no intention of starting another project but sometimes they are to good to pass up!

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  14. fourspd2quad
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    I love that roadster! Can you please share more pics!
     
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  16. I understand completely! :D HRP
     
  17. fourspd2quad
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    Im sorry. I meant more pics of the finished roadster........Pleeeeeee!:eek:
     
  18. Looks like a solid project.
    If it was me.... Id get it running, go through it front to back. All the safety stuff. And drive it as is.
     
  19. Here is a few from the race of gentlemen, I am going to do a build thread soon when I organize the pics.

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  20. Very nice!!

    Where was that little cupcake, Knoxville?
     
  21. ThrottleJockey
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    Very cool......i like you green roadster.
     
  22. Austinrod
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    You have a sweet start my friend congrats



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  23. Why can't I find something like that? Great start!
     
  24. dentisaurus
    Joined: Dec 11, 2006
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    Very cool starting point. Your green roadster rocks too!
     
  25. fourspd2quad
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    Thanks for posting the finished roadster pics. What size tires are you running? Nice car!
     
  26. I'm running 7.50's and 4.50-16"s.

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  27. Thanks TJ, it was good to meet you at TROG. See you there next year!

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  28. upspirate
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    Both nice rides!

    Well one in the oven:eek:
     
  29. jamesgs4
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    from denver

    wait, what? flattys are the new sbc?
     
  30. Put the top on it and got the bows loosened up. Hope to find good used upholstery for it.

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