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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rusty rocket, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. I not sure 100% if belong to a Chev... but looks like that the one in the picture...[​IMG]

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  2. rusty rocket
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    This before and after. The original was not round. Well it probably started off round but not when i got it. IMG_2669.JPG IMG_2699.JPG
     
  3. Stogy
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    Square wheels and driving just doesn't feel like a good fit...kinda just like cavemen and inventing the wheel...the round won over the square...:confused:...that is a nice wheel ya done...
     
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  5. phat rat
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    Beautiful job on the wheel
     
  6. Gotgas
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    Man, this little thing has two tons of style. :) Great work!
     
  7. Fabber McGee
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    Just my opinion, but race cars didn't have tail lights and brake lights in those days. If it was me I would make them as unobtrusive as possible. Perhaps tiny little LED lights so damn bright they'd blind you if you look at them. That way they wouldn't show hardly at all unless they were energized. I don't think I'd be too worried about having them low either, half the little sporty style cars nowadays don't have the tail lights much more than knee high. Believe me, when you're driving that thing there won't be anybody that doesn't notice you.
     
  8. rusty rocket
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    I get what your saying but I can not put LED's on this thing. It has to have headlights and taillights which is really going to screw up the looks but they will both be old school units.
     
  9. Stogy
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    No matter what the final outcome it will be right at home in any vintage cruise event. Streeting it is already a step out of that type of racers comfort zone. Running vintage lighting aesthetically placed is a thought out compromise. Your doing a stand up job of keeping things old and hand fabbed where fitting. I think your light location is awesome. Are you running a vintage plate?
     
  10. rusty rocket
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    At this point in time it is not titled. Being a bit of a mongrel it could be anything. I'm leaning towards a Model T being the frame rails are 26-7 T. I found a T coupe title online but it was a bit to pricey for my blood. So to answer your question yes I will run a vintage plate as soon as I know what year this thing is going to be.:)
    So if anyone out there has an affordable T title I could use one. Or come to think about it an early Dodge being that the cowl is a 22-3 Dodge.
     
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  11. rusty rocket
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    Got my rim sanded out stained and cleared along with cutting the spokes down because I shrunk the rim. I'm not digging it at all, just doesnt fit the build. To me it looks like it should be on a T bucket or a pre war hotrod. Guess I have a nice wall hanger. IMG_2741.JPG IMG_2742.JPG
     
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  12. gdaddy
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    I would say a very nice wall hanger , if that is what you decide .
     
  13. atch
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    You gonna try wrapping the wood before you give up?
     
  14. rusty rocket
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    Yeah was going to wrap it but the wood is to purdy. I'm just not digging the Model T style spokes. Probably look for something flat
     
  15. atch
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    How 'bout doing another one but this time make the center and spokes out of one flat piece of 1/8" aluminum or something; polished to a shine.
     
  16. rusty rocket
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    I could do that. I found what I believe was a 28-29 Chevy 3 spoke wheel at the Denver swap a few months ago but couldnt get the guy to come down to what I thought it was worth. It was real plain looking that I think would have been perfect for where this build is going.(Cheap & simple)
     
  17. Nice job on the wheel. It is pretty fancy! I have one of those Chevy wheels but the taper is smaller than a ford wheel. Maybe it was a Plymouth wheel? They seem to have the same taper as ford IIRC.
     
  18. You’re looking for something more along these lines I would bet? BCBEC5C3-071F-4F0E-821F-78DDB8772279.jpeg
     
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  19. Fabber McGee
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    You're building everything else, why not build your wheel spokes. Choose the material carefully though. I don't think mild steel or soft aluminum spokes will be good enough unless they are pretty thick.
    At times there is a lot of force applied to a steering wheel, especially without power steering.

    Bicycle frames and forks are an example of high strength tubing with nice tapers, a bit of pondering will probably bring you lots of ideas for tough materials that are readily available.
     
  20. I believe large old circular saw blades were the material of choice for racers "back in the day."
     
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  21. atch
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    You're absolutely correct. I don't know what I was thinking when I said 1/8". Not nearly thick enough. 1/8" - 3/16" steel would work, or 1/4" - 3/8" aluminum.

    I mentioned it 'cause I've seen antique (vintage?) sprint cars with home made steering wheels with similar construction. I imagine an old sprinter steering wheel was probably subject to some pretty severe use.
     
  22. rusty rocket
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    That would be kool also. I think I want to find something that is super plain looking. My thought process is what would have been found in a junk yard back in the late 40's.
     
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  23. Fabber McGee
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    Look at big trucks. In fact, what's in your engine donor truck?
     
  24. rusty rocket
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    the wheel in the mail van is kool but not my style.
     
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    Havent had time to work on the car the last few weeks but I had a bit of free time after work today. I built the radiator top shroud and radiator bracket. IMG_2747.jpg IMG_2748.jpg
     
  26. rusty rocket
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    I think I found my headlights. They are elcheapo 4" utility lights but the size is more appealing to me than the guild cyclerays I have. I'm not really planning on driving at night just want something to appease the po po. IMG_2751.JPG IMG_2752.JPG
     
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  27. rusty rocket
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    So I took a picture with both lights, of course they are not set where they should be just tempt up. I will get them a bit further back and lower. What's the thoughts on big verses little? IMG_2764.JPG
     
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  28. Fabber McGee
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    Don't know the laws there, but here they want high and low beam.
    your car, but the big ones look better to me, a more vintage appearance.
     
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  30. rusty rocket
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    I dont like either but now Im leaning back to the big ones.
     
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