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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Malcolm, Dec 23, 2010.
Great progress Nick! Keep it going! Ha!
Just wandered in . . . taking a seat in the back. Great stuff.
Looks cool... I kinda like the A grill shell on the '32 frame.... I've seen it in the past... can;t remember where though...
I don't think that I would modify the shell though.. aside from maybe filling the top?(though not sure about this either)
You'll likely have to trim the sides a little to get the hood line perfect due to the 32 frame kicking up in the front... but all in all I think a non stock shaped Model-a grill will look off...
Your so used to seeing them in their standard form, that if one is modified slightly... they appear as "wrong" even if in reality it looks "better"...
not sure if that makes sense or not...
Its advice that I was given when thinking of making my own '32 shell....Your trained eye will see the difference...
maybe using a 30-31 shell would work if you wanted it to be taller?
In all honesty... in the past... I think guys would have run an A shell only untill they could get their hands on a '32 shell... on a '32 frame.... just my opinion there though....
in any case.. keep up the good work
Good to hear you're making some progess on the roadster project...
The stock grille shell looks prefect how it is in line with the bottom sweep of the frame coming forward. Wouldn't change anything there.
I like your direction Nick!!
I appreciate the comments, everyone -- thank you!
They are stock '30/'31 hood sides that were given to me by a friend from Sioux City, IA -- Joe Russell (jrussell on here).
I didn't think they'd be long enough on the '32 chassis, but they're damn near perfect, besides needing a little trimming... also need to figure out how tall they should be. Might end up trimming them to match up with the line where gas tank meets the cowl sides.
Thanks for the comments, Zach. I went down to the garage to look it over a little more. I'm betting I won't need to modify the shell at all.
With the engine/trans, etc. in, it should drop enough to put the axle behind the shell... perfect!
Crappy cell phone photo:
Nice Work!! I'm following this one!
looks good. I like the hood and grill.
I had to do a quick search to find out what a 'Rodzy' is...
and I definitely see what you mean! haha
I like it!
Looking good Nick. I'll definitely be following the build!
Lookin good man, Im excited to see this one come together.
Oh,I like where this build's going!Subscribed.
Mock up looks the dogs bollocks.Looking forward to the next instalment.
kinda gets me thinking about the next one
lOOKS GREAT NICK
Great to see you are working on a roadster! Looking forward to seeing you at Bonneville. Just remember that the difference is in the details, and it's the details that take all of the time.
Nick, If those bias ply tires need truing I have a truing machine and am offering the service now. Nice car. John
I agree completley. I think a lengthened shell may look wierd. I'd run it stock, I think it looks fine.
Put some headlights on it too and then look...that will totally change the look.
Best advise I can give you is what Zach told me when I was building my roadster. He told me to push it outside and walk back...WAY back and look at it from all angels. It WILL look different outside then crammed in your garage.
i really like this build i think the grill shell prob or griping will end when you get some weight in the front like motor, water, radiator. it will look perfect
Looks great, you are making it look easy. These build threads help me get through the winter.
SUB-scribed. Looking great Nick, I'm liking your vision. Has anyone done a color rendering or anything that shows your grand scheme?
hahah nice....Nick looking Rad!
Any pic or a list of the parts you've collected?
Anything your still looking for?
Great start, Hope I get to see it sometime.
VERY cool project Nick... congrats on getting this thing going man! Can't wait to see you driving the shit out of it like I know you will...
Damn, Nick, I just found this thread. I'm really diggin' your vision here! Nice work! Sub-Scribed!
Looks great Nick!!
Great work Nick...love it.
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