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Hot Rods The Cornfield Streamliner build

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cornfieldcustoms, Sep 8, 2018.

  1. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990


    Since 2013 I have had the idea to build a streamliner styled after the red head. after years of trying to get some guys to join up with me and help out i decided to just do it on my own. I am dedicating weekends and evenings to this car as money permits. I got started on the chassis last weekend. i have about 30 hours in total to this point. hopefully about done bending and notching tube, then i can move onto axles and suspension














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  2. porkshop
    Joined: Jan 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,707

    from Clovis Ca

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  3. Casey Riley
    Joined: Jun 27, 2018
    Posts: 541

    Casey Riley
    from Minnesota

  4. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 23,320


    Neato are just the type to pull this off in elegant style...obviously you have the Bonneville bug and I think there's a hat waiting for you...your gonna pilot it right?

    Any thoughts on motive power for the swoopy beast?

    I'm all eyes...thanks for letting us in on it...

  5. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,038


    Thank God someone with the chops and the balls is building a classic streamliner without tripping over his own feet. You had my attention with the drawings. And the cage/frame shows serious intent. Needs to have the blower in front of the engine to keep the profile low and be an Old School Haul Ass Special. And I like your inspiration, never laid eyes on it but Hot Rod Magazine had pictures. Looks like a pylon racer sans wings.
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  6. greener200
    Joined: Jan 20, 2009
    Posts: 336


    What we have here folks is some serious intent .....I,m in ....
  7. Pete
    Joined: Mar 8, 2001
    Posts: 4,669


    Oh man, I can hardly wait
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  8. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 4,587

    rusty rocket

    Holy Crap that is Wicked Kool!!!!!!
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  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,468

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Freakin awesome. That's a helluva lot of cutting, bending, notching done in 30 hours! I'll be following the build for sure.
  10. aircap
    Joined: Mar 10, 2011
    Posts: 1,655


    Should be COOL.
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  11. akoutlaw
    Joined: May 13, 2010
    Posts: 1,025


    If it comes out like the drawings, that is going to be one sexy car! ;)
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  12. lake_harley
    Joined: Jun 4, 2017
    Posts: 1,743


    Looks great and should be an interesting build. If I could ask, is that 1 3/4" tubing on the main cage longerons and verticals, or some other size? What wall thickness, and is it chrome moly (my guess), DOM or just "regular" welded seam tubing? I'm also curious of the centerline radius of your tubing bends.

    Sorry for the questions but thanks, in advance, if you don't mind answering.

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  13. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 10,020

    Member Emeritus

    Per the SCTA rule book roll cages must be 1 5/8 OD .120 wall DOM. You can use 4130 but they would rather you didn't. Welded seam tube (pipe) is not allowed at all.
  14. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,107


    neat car . I love the shop too. your radius gauges are cool looking essential items.
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  15. Nice !!!! but whats the story on the Roadster in the back ground ;)
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  16. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 11,146

    from Tampa, FL

    Amazing build. How about some shots of the hot rod frame, too! Gary
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  17. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 829

    from NJ

    Cool , been following along on Instagam great to see a thread on it as well

    Sent from my iPad using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  18. edcodesign
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,336


    Great start, good luck !
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  19. Eric1967
    Joined: Sep 21, 2015
    Posts: 92

    from Union, Mo

    Looks good. I have been watching on instagram also. We talked to you at the nugget this year. You definitely have the skill set to pull this off. I wish I lived closer I would love to help out.

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  20. khead47
    Joined: Mar 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,786


    Try to build as well and fast as Squirrels Almost Funny !
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  21. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 11,469

    jimmy six

    Rich alluded to it, but do you have a SCTA Rulebook current is best. Don't guess on things, don't go on previous experience alone, take photos, as you have heard or read the SCTA is different and has different specs than anyother competition venue. Don't assume anything. There are people and #'s to call if the spec doesn't make sense to you. Every rule for safety in the book was written in blood. At 200-300-now 400 things happen fast and there are no walls to scrub off speed.

    I love what your doing and it will be fun to watch. Good luck
  22. rooman
    Joined: Sep 20, 2006
    Posts: 4,052


    There is a very comprehensive thread on the roadster build.

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  23. cornfieldcustoms
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 990


    the roadster has a thread on here "the Rouster roadster" it is a 2 seater street legal car we based on a watson. its all hand built in our shop

    thanks i have a stack of rule books, as well as am in constant contact with SCTA inspectors that are friends of mine as well as Kiwi steve (head tech inspector) . i have helped out in tech for a few years and got some experience there but am still sending pics and asking questions along the way you make sure i dont have any issues. i am also planning on taking the car out before it is finished a couple times in different stages to get it pre inspected in case there are issues

    thanks for the words of encouragement everyone else
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  24. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,925

    Marty Strode

    Great looking job, you put a lot of thought into that chassis. It will be a treat to see a Streamliner with a style reminiscent of the 50's and 60's. What are your plans for drive train ? My only question is, will a quickchange rear axle fit through the uprights in the chassis, or will you have a removable lower tube section. Here again, I will be following, as I am building a Lakester at present, and appreciate the fine metal shaping you do.
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  25. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,866


    Go man, go!
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  26. Classic! i love it!
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  27. WZ JUNK
    Joined: Apr 20, 2001
    Posts: 1,771

    from Neosho, MO

    Patterned after my favorite car of all time. Hats off to you for building this car. I will follow along.

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    Joined: Sep 11, 2007
    Posts: 997


    I've said this before.... You get to hear it again. It's a good thing you don't live next door to me. I'd be hanging out and helping every chance I had. Awesome start and good luck with your build. Sounds like you have it covered. I have "The Redhead" as one of my favorite screen savers. Gary
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  29. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,691


    Man, I wish I lived closer to you, I'd be there helping out whatever I could. The Redhead is my all-time favorite streamliner.
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  30. Well, you chose one of the most beautiful streamliners in my opinion to model it after. Great work! What engine and class are you planning on competing in?

    Last edited: Sep 10, 2018
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