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Hot Rods Speedster / Gow Job questions

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2NDCHANCE, Oct 19, 2020.

  1. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    A couple months ago I was given and 1930 Model A four door chassis minus most of the body parts. As a retirement project I want to build a Speedster or Gow Job. I have a few questions. My Model A frame is complete and stock....will a fiberglass T bucket Body fit right on top of the Model A frame. Will a Model T radiator work with a Model A engine. If I went the Speedster route....Can a 1929 Model a radiator and grill shell be used with the 1930 cowl and gas tank that I have. I've been watching lots of TROG videos and see 1929 grills used on 1927 T roadster bodies. Just wondering if there ae any unwritten rules. Is fiberglass a total no no? I'm not a big fan of the stainless 1930 Model A grill shells. Gary 30 model a .JPG gary and frame.jpeg
     
  2. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
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    Dave G in Gansevoort
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    from Upstate NY

    Why not build your car like a poor man's Stytz Bearcat or Mercer Raceabout. Then you just use the radiator of your choice, a hood and firewall, and a pair of old style bucket seats. Could be cheap and easy. Look them up online. Good luck with your project.
     
  3. Dave G in Gansevoort
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    Dave G in Gansevoort
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    from Upstate NY

    Oops, that Stutz... I'm a lousy typer!
     
  4. ClarkH
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  5. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    Here is my last speedster. 1930 Chevy. 292 six, turbo 350 trans. I also have a brass 4 core Model t radiator that is a vintage t bucket item, meant to cool a big block Chevy. 30-SIDE.jpg
     
  6. 2NDCHANCE
    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
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    The 292 Chevy was awesome, but not old school by any means. Should have used the old Chevy six cylinder and transmission that can with the frame.
     

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