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Projects Scored a cool lil' 1929 Roadster Pickup!!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by chaddilac, Jan 19, 2022.

  1. chaddilac
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Scored this cool little RPU last fall a few days before we left for TROG.

    It was built back in the 70s with a donor pinto, they used the pinto motor/trans, rear axle and the front disc brakes. Was updated a little bit about 10-12 years ago to go to The Hamb drags then put back away until I got it. I'm changing some things on it to make it a little more traditional but keeping the motor and rear axle.

    I've done several videos on YouTube on it....



    I'll be updating this thread with some of the updates.

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  2. chaddilac
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    It had the stock pinto disc spindle welded onto a model a spindle kingpin section. Weird deal to get the disc brakes. But I yanked that because the front wheels were way out past the fenders and it looked goofy as heck!

    I had a drop axle I grabbed last summer from a buddy, and then dug around the shop until I found some 39 spindles, 41 backing plates and drums and a loose drag link. I put it all together and used the split wishbones they had on the pickup and got it all back in there. It lowered it a couple inches and got the wheels into the fender wells a lot better.

    Then I grabbed some ol' 7.50x16 Coker classics for the rear, it has a huge fender to tire gap... and the spring has been reverse eyed and had some leaves swapped to the bottom. but man its way up there.

    Looking a little better! LOL!

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  3. I hope I'm not interrupting your flow.

    You might call it "Special Problems." See about 6:15 in the video.

    "School bus yellow is a color that was specifically formulated for use on school buses in North America in 1939. Originally named National School Bus Chrome, the color is now officially known in Canada and the U.S. as National School Bus Glossy Yellow. For many years, the pigment for this color was chrome yellow, which contains lead."

    Very nice video. Thanks for posting it.
     
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  4. chaddilac
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    LOL!!! good one!! It was definitely a 70s build... supposedly from a hot rod magazine article.
     
  5. 210superair
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    from Michigan

    Stance is MUCH improved, nice.
     
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  6. chaddilac
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    definitely!! thanks!
     
  7. phelan9251
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    Thats very cool!
     
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  8. Tman
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    Very cool ride
     
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  9. hrm2k
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    After seeing you post for the last 12 to 14 years, got to admit you look nothing like I thought you would. I’ve really enjoyed your videos so far.
    This little pickup is killer
     
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  10. chaddilac
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    LOL!!! What exactly did you expect?

    Thanks for watching don't forget to subscribe!! LOL!
     
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  11. hrm2k
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    I figured you to be in your late 30’s ish. Don’t know why.
    I have been subscribed for a while
     
  12. chaddilac
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    Dang how old do I look! haha
     
  13. Enjoyed the video. Will be a great little pickup when you’re done!
     
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  14. kisam
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    Nice! Great improvement on the front end!
     
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  15. brady1929
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    Congrats, great RPU.
     
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  16. 210superair
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    from Michigan

    Man, I'm 45, and that's akin to a teenager on this site it seems.... I wonder what the average hamber age is? 6X?
     
  17. Roger Loupias
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    Nice ride, and keep her rolling on those wide whites, Yum Yum.
     
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  18. Grant Clemens
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    I like the little overhead cam motor. The one in my Roadster is a 2.3 l out of a 83 Mustang.
     

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  19. Tow Truck Tom
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    Always room for yellow trucks.
     
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  20. chaddilac
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    LOL!!
     
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  22. Nobey
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    That's a nice little RPU you came home with, the dropped axle was a huge improvement.
    Can't wait to see the next chapter.....
     
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  23. chaddilac
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    Thanks man... gonna try and get the rear lowered a bit to close the gap.
     
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  24. chaddilac
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    Thanks Peck!
     
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  25. EOA 2.0 (early German one) is what my '28 had when I drove it home. I had an A/T in it which sucked off the line, so I mated a T5 behind it, but I didn't drive it that way. I started building it with the idea to keep it, then I went further. There's an old thread on here about those engine and trans.
     
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  26. 2Blue2
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    Very neat!
     
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  27. Must be time for all the RPU'S to come out of hibernation! I picked up a 28 at an auction late last summer. Aside from my 29 tudor, * which i plan on doing a ford 2.3 swap into) Its the most complete Model A I've purchased
     
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