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Projects the '27 Roadster saga

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Paul, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. 26 roadster
    Joined: Apr 21, 2008
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    26 roadster
    Member

    You are a real talent and you couldn't have chosen a better car to show it off. (I've owned seven) Keep it coming!!!
     
  2. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

    41 Dave
    Member

    Pau, You are quite the "Metal Magician". This roadster is coming along great. Will stay tuned for further updates.
     
  3. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    again not much in the way of progress,
    just a picture to show what it looks like right now..

    cold and raining outside makes me think of being able to run in the rain.
    last couple days I've been modifying some F1 shock mounts,
    welded some headlight mounts cut from an A headlight bar to 'em
    and bolted on what I think might be '32 headlights
    and chopped a crusty '29 grill shell and set it on there.
    I had these "fenders" up in the loft,
    aparently made from a spare cover, set them on it too..

    all that and some blue tape starts to look like something..
    don't know what but something.. :rolleyes:



     
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  4. JeffreyJames
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Fenders are cool i think.
     
  5. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 5,998

    daddio211
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    Bitchin' Paul! How much did you chop the grill shell? Where did you chop it?

    Did you narrow it too?

    Same thing I'm planning on doing with my '27 roadster. I don't intend to copy anyone but I'd rather build on success than screw up, know what I mean?
     
  6. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    I do know what you mean.. I think,
    don't know if this could be called success yet but
    I chopped this one 2 1/2"
    split equal distance from the apex of the curve on the vertical leg.
    no narrowing on this one

    I'll see if I can't scare up a picture..
     
  7. bloodyjack
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    bloodyjack
    Member

    They are a smart idea in Seattle

    [​IMG]
     
  8. falcongeorge
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    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    x2. Like the cycle fenders.
     
  9. Paul
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    Paul
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    love that picture :)

    here's a picture of where I cut the grill shell,

    I should have taken a picture of the shell before I knocked the flaking nickle off, it was something to behold

     
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  10. Malpass
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
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    Malpass
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    that T is looking so rad, I love the fenders.
     
  11. Sutton Speed
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    Sutton Speed
    Member

    Definitely diggin the fenders! What a neat little roadster...
     
  12. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
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    Thanks for the info. Man, between your car and flat-bill's roadster I can't wait to tear into mine!
     
  13. SLAMIT
    Joined: Sep 9, 2002
    Posts: 929

    SLAMIT
    Member

    This is a rad car. I am diggin all the progress.

    One thing has me stumped though and I think that I am missing something. WHy are the rear bones bolted to the torque tube? Am I just not gettin it or what. is it temp? It should be bolted to a cross member that is welded to the frame right????

    I cant wait to see the end result of this build. your metal working is inspiring!!!
     
  14. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,419

    Atwater Mike
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    I have LaSalles also, one of them was in a box all apart when I got it...Needles were all over, and missing a lot of them. 30 phone calls around San Jose, nobody knew anything, what I finally found out was that a GM 'small parts kit' for Muncie or Saginaw had the same needles, but longer. They can be precision ground to length.
    So, mic the diameter and length of your needle, get with one of the 4-speed gurus on here, and have him measure some available needles.
    I just remember that something GM fits, and it was available!
     
  15. What a beautiful, clean and simply designed and executed roadster! My kind of car!

    Alot of hotrods being built today are over engineered, complicated, over designed and cluttered with crazy one-off parts. The more I see, the more I appreciate simplicity.

    Paul is an example of hotrodding at its finest and purest....IMHO :)
     
  16. donut29
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    donut29
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    from canton MI

    WOW really starting to look like a car now

    Very good work keep it up
     
  17. Paul
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    Paul
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    it's all Henry's geometry, all I did was swap out a few bits here and there
     
  18. falcongeorge
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    falcongeorge
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    from BC

    I dont, it reminds of what we have to look forward to for the next 6 months...Uuuugh!:eek::D
     
  19. Paul Windshield
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    Paul Windshield
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    Getting some time off work again?
     
  20. Paul
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    Paul
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    I'm at the main office,
    unlike the field we close the doors here on holidays..

    it's weird, I've never had Vetrans Day off before.
     
  21. Von Franco
    Joined: Nov 26, 2001
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    Von Franco
    Member

    PAUL. always dug your style of HOT RODS man , great job....................
     
  22. kisam
    Joined: Feb 28, 2005
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    kisam
    Member

    Your a master Paul! Love it when you start playing with blue tape!
     
  23. marshall
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    marshall
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    from tacoma/wa.

    It's looken good Paul I think I mite copy this one too..... HA
     
  24. Paul
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    Paul
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    thanks man

    the stuff is amazing,
    with very little effort it can make a project that is moving along slowly
    look fast

    that would be cool!
    then maybe I'd see my vision a reality!
     
  25. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    41 Dave
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    Paul, The "T" looks "GREAT !" with the "A" shell. Are you considering fenders for the rear also ?
     
  26. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    thanks,
    yes, if they go on the front they will go on the rear too
     
  27. oldman2
    Joined: Sep 9, 2010
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    oldman2
    Member

    Love what you've done, and waiting for more.
     
  28. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
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    41 Dave
    Member

    Paul, I may do the same type fenders front and rear on my '31 "A" Coupe. It kind of dates the car to a specific era. Looking forward to more progress on your roadster.
     
  29. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
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    Paul
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    finaly got a little work done on the roadster yesterday
    stole a couple hours to build a new floor for the passenger area



     
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  30. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
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    -Brent-
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    Paul, the floor is great! It looks really sharp.
     

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