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ROAD RACE MODEL A ---build thread---

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by seret, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. cool build. quite often when people build a dedicated race car they sort of lose the 'feel' of a traditional hotrod, not so with this one you nailed it! but we've come to expect nothing less from you. great work

    oh and i'm guessin the theme for this build is "holes":D those backing plates look like swiss cheese :eek:
     
  2. oh, and i got a laugh outta this "tea baggers":D
     
  3. that cage should be legal for SCTA, has duouble tubes above the head per last years rule change as well. Cool build.
    Hans
     
  4. deto
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    That set up is killer. I love when function manages to be aesthetically pleasing. Normally non symmetrical stuff bugs me but right away I loved the exhaust set up. Too cool man


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  5. gnichols
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    Very cool project. I'm in. I'm SO glad to see your build starting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Not to hijack badly, I'm planing something along the same lines, but it will be a street car, a 2+0 coupe. Sort of a vintage sports rod "GT" or Grand Touring Hotrod-O. LOL

    Just a couple FYIs: A few years ago, Brock was the grand marshal at the Lake Mirror Classic in Lakeland, FL. It was a few years after The 184 was restored, Pebble Beach, the book, etc. and I got to speak to him for a short time. But... he DIDN'T bring the car! I was so bummed.


    Also, I emailed a fellow in the NE last month about a new group he was forming to race vintage specials. But he was pretty narrow minded about it, no clones, or new construction cars. Bummer. Gary
     
  6. KIRK!
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    About time you got this posted.

    It's even badder asser in person!
     
  7. retroridesbyrich
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    Great concept, very well thought out!
     
  8. n847
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    WOW...Subscribed!
     
  9. I worked in Birds Landing by Fairfield, putting up wind turbines 05-06. I wish I would have seen your work. I sure would have liked to come by and see your shop and work in person. Fantastic work, Steve
     
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  11. NickJT
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    That's so awesome! Congrats. I'll be following this with great interest.



    I'll be heading to NJMP in a few minutes to watch the Vintage Racing event going on this weekend. I've been thinking seriously about how to get into this with some kind of American hot rod so this build really lights my fire.

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    If I read the rules for eligibility, it seems it would fit into this, maybe with a little bit of smoozing the VR Technical Committe which I'm prepared to do:

    2.2.2. Special: A car built in extremely limited numbers, often one of a kind. Normally a unique combination of chassis/body/engine. May be eligible in VRG sports-racing class if all major components (engine, running gear, body, chassis) were manufactured prior to the cut-off date, and approved by the VRG Technical Committee.
     
  12. F.C.Fury
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    This is a really cool build!! You're doing amazing work man. subscribed!
     
  13. C.R.Glow Neon
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    great pictures, great looking build. RD
     
  14. ScottV
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    W:cool:W !!! What a HOLE-Y TERROR !!!

    Super Sano work !!!!
     
  15. 1929CDAN
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    The car is looking killer so far!! I`m sure when finished it will be lots of fun.
     
  16. Tequila Bob
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    Another race totally open to your racer is the Mexican Road Race, La Carrera Panamericana. In 1954 Ak Miller drove a special called El Cabello Hierro, The Iron Horse. This is a great race run over 7 days. I've done it my 1954 Alfa Romeo.

    I wish I was young enough to do it again.

    I love what you are doing.
     

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  17. seret
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    Thanks! I didnt even think about the La Carrera Panamerica. Ill have to look into that. I did think about the silver state classic. Love the Ak Miller car.
     
  18. JeffreyJames
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    You are my hero. Imagine, Plan, Build and Inspire.
     
  19. daddio211
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    I ran the Silver State a few years ago. Would LOVE to do it again, and doing it in an A would be killer!

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  20. Noland
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    very awesome car.
     
  21. poboyross
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    Awesome....subscribed.
     
  22. JEM
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    I have ideas in a distantly similar vein, for which I'm collecting parts and working up drawings and models; in the early mockup stages now. Not A-based, a purpose-built frame borrowing '30s parts and design elements maybe a bit more Brooklands than hot-rod. Not worth saying much more about it until it's actually sitting on four wheels and I need some clue what to do about a body.

    Your exhaust plumbing arrangement is worth stealing, though ;)
     
  23. Serious as shit going on right here.
     
  24. Utter Madness!!!
    Subscribed!
     
  25. 208custom
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    Awesome. Any more pictures of the rear suspension/ kick up in the frame, did those come from a 37-9?
     
  26. A-Wall
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    dude...

    subscribed
     
  27. gnichols
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    Not that you need any more inspiration... I've always liked this image, with some sporty rods and a MG looking more like kin than total strangers. Gary
     

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  29. deuce354
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    GREAT JOB!!!!!. Your Workmanship Is First Class
     
  30. Cshabang
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