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So you started with a cowl !!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Twinzer4, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. rob lee
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 1,327

    rob lee
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    from omaha,ne

    Started with the front of a touring body,built some doors and just keep working my way to the back section[​IMG][/IMG] ended up with a fun car![​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. ratrod31
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 49

    ratrod31
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    from sweden

    started with only this
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    it became this when i found a 4 door studebaker -31 behind a garage thats been sittin for 40 years, of course its not even close ready but anyway! i´m sad i sold the crossram weber setup, that was COOOL!!
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  3. eppster
    Joined: Jan 26, 2011
    Posts: 223

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    My Avatar started with a rusty 28/29' Ford cowl and the back of a unknown touring car that had been once used as a couch. Sorry for no pictures as I'm computer illiterate but a friend posted a thread on it somewhere on here. Been suffering with back issues so it hasn't been completed yet.
     
  4. Twinzer4
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Twinzer4
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    Keep them coming, talking about hot rod building at its finest! Im digging this...
     
  5. dechrome
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 303

    dechrome
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    The 29 cowl tank was $50 at the Louisville Nationals, couldn't pass it up.
    A gift of Essex rails from Johnny Sparkle and engine and suspension gifts from friends.
    Body panels and most other parts homemade.

    deChrome
     

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  6. 34 International Harvester. Got it bead-blasted and epoxied at Mooch's about 4 yrs ago, but it still hangs on the wall there.
     

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  7. dechrome
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 303

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    The result is a track roadster with a turbo flathead that still meeds upholstry, this winters project.
     

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  8. PFF
    Joined: Oct 28, 2002
    Posts: 186

    PFF
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    from UK

    I started with a 1930 cowl from a fire engine, added a set of cut down sedan doors and a sedan back panel I found in a skip. Narrowed the whole lot about 6” I haven’t touched it for 9 years (yikes) need to get some other stuff done then back on it.
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    The other one I built was a English 32 Sedan Cowl and doors, lower back from a 34 pick up and a unknown roof that just kind of worked.
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  9. A friend of mine used a '32 pickup cowl and build a woody of sorts,,he in turn sold it to a guy in Florida that converted it into a pop corn wagon,,,sorry I don't have any photos. HRP
     
  10. Thanks for the compliments, very much appreciated to hear, I have learned a great deal form this site and it's a big part of the finished product.

    Well not finished, never finished.....
     
  11. Twinzer4
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Twinzer4
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    That nose is sweet! I'm digging it...
     
  12. sota
    Joined: Oct 14, 2006
    Posts: 717

    sota
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    Chris hand built one neat little roadster His current build is one Bitchin 32 black steel 32 roadster which should be done sometime this year.
     
  13. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,006

    koolkemp
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    Wow great proportions, I really like the look!
     
  14. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,970

    gnichols
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    from Tampa, FL

    Holy Cowl! Interesting stuff, Gary.
     
  15. Twinzer4
    Joined: Nov 2, 2010
    Posts: 33

    Twinzer4
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    Cool racer...
     
  16. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837

    PeteFromTexas
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    That is fantastic! wow
     
  17. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,708

    Flat-Foot
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    from Locust NC

    cool thread idea!
     
  18. for sale on chicago C-list today
    1930 Chevy rat rod parts - $600 (Newark, IL)
    Date: 2013-01-16, 10:39PM CST
    scxnt-3551461731@sale.craigslist.org[?]
    Chevy coach parts everything you see in the picture front fenders, real fenders, hood, visor, front and rear valance, spare tire carrier.

    $600 or best offer trade for Volkswagon classic beetle. Jeep wrangler. Foid items.


    Call Tim 815-954-0640
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  19. modelamac
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
    Posts: 325

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    Just because we had a cowl....
     

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  20. 64Cyclone
    Joined: Aug 30, 2009
    Posts: 1,496

    64Cyclone
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    Nice
     
  21. PeteFromTexas
    Joined: Apr 4, 2007
    Posts: 3,837

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    Not a cowl but I started with this for my roadster.
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    Posted from the TJJ App for iPhone & iPad
     
  22. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
    Posts: 4,618

    TexasSpeed
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    Some interesting ideas in here.. I just so happen to have a '28-'29 cowl in storage.

    Too bad I have a roadster to finish first.
     
  23. silversink
    Joined: May 3, 2008
    Posts: 917

    silversink
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    Lierally a 22 Moon cowl and 2 49 Dodge hood sides, a Model A frame an A rearend, and an A frountend. Now the fun begins HPIM0986.jpg

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  24. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,917

    hillbilly4008
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    from Rome NY

    Heres my old Willys, I'm sure you guys are all sick of seeing these pics by now. I never did finish this car. regrets...
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    Here is my current Av8 project, currently up for sale in the classifieds. However, this thread may cause me to rethink selling it.
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  25. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
    Posts: 2,917

    hillbilly4008
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    from Rome NY

    speaking of just a cowl, hows about this golden oldie?
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    Or a lady bug?
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    Perhaps a doodlebug?
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  26. ken1939
    Joined: Jul 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,558

    ken1939

    Not as rough as some of the cowls, parts and pieces that you have started with, but here is my last from very little project.
     

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  28. kolor me kustom
    Joined: Jun 5, 2003
    Posts: 204

    kolor me kustom
    Member
    from Dallas, GA

    This was my old project 27 dodge cowl the rest of the body is all hand fabbed.
     

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  29. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 859

    chrisp
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    Are those panel original or repops?
     

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