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Hot Rods The Rancho Deluxe 32 Roadster.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lowsquire, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. CLINT CURTIS
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
    Posts: 2

    CLINT CURTIS
    Member
    from wisconsin

    Put it on 3W Larry's Thread........."Black on Black on Black"......it will fit right in.....It's a purty HOT ROD!
     
  2. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    langy
    Member Emeritus

    gonna be a pretty car for sure, look forward to more pics :)
     
  3. davesville
    Joined: Dec 13, 2006
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    davesville
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    its good to play around with old skool and be creative. it keeps me interested .lookin good ben:rolleyes::confused::):):D
     
  4. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Well Today Josh finished Glazing the paint, I riveted the hoodsise hardware back on and we carefully fitted the hood..adjusted the grill shell (again!) and stood back...

    The hoodsides really change how the car looks..it seems more 'edelbrock roadster' looking than I thought it would, but I love it.

    pushed it outside for the first time and took some shots, so here it is.something is WAAY wrong with my camera..its a Leica and its taking worse shots than my Iphone! gotta get that sorted..so sorry about the pic quality.

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  5. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    langy
    Member Emeritus

    pretty car, i like it :)
     
  6. spence-d
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
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    spence-d
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    Thats Looking really nice - what Tyre Combo Have you got on it?

    ( can you reset the camera to factory settings in the menu?? )

    Spence.
     
  7. Nice! Glad to see the exhaust in the proper location. Where are the license plate/light going?
     
  8. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Tyres are Firestone Deluxe Champions all round,
    on 4.5" 39 merc wide fives.

    5.50 16 front
    7.00 16 rear

    it aint easy to get those 2 1/4 " exhausts thru the frame, then around the tank and totally paralell to the rails..try it sometime!!
    yeh licence plate..umm ahhh..undecided. probably on spreader bar, I really like an unadorned arse on 32s. hence the teeny ruby red markers tucked up above the tank. wont be running indicators.
    Sorry bout the lack of windscreen frame..3 months to build it? getting a little sick of the excuses from the supplier..Ive learnt not to name names..
     
  9. Gorgeous!!! Pure Hot Rod.
     
  10. sideshowrob
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
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    sideshowrob
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    from australia

    looks the goods, you need a new camera thats for sure, its one shiny car.
    where do you find these top guys to help fit the hood and push the car in and out, they sound ruling.............
     
  11. spence-d
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 216

    spence-d
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    Yes I love the wide fives too - am planning on running them on my A ..... What's the difference between the Merc & Ford versions....width??

    What are your plans as far as fenders go - it would be a shame to despoil the car of it's current look........

    Licence plates & Fenders!!! :mad::mad::mad:

    Spence.
     
  12. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    let me know what wide five stuff you need spence, have lots.
    Fenders will be 'short term' if you follow..
    licence plates, well , kinda necessary.will try to source and rebirth some early VIC plates, like i did on my Shoebox.

    I thought i read that 39 mercs were 4.5 and fords 4" ?? could be wrong,
     
  13. spence-d
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 216

    spence-d
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    Thanks,

    I hear you on the Fe#@3!*'s ;)

    Great idea on the plates!

    I do have a few wide fives in my pile..... maybe enough for 1 reasonable set..... ( I hope ).....measured them at 4" I.D where the tyre sits & a smidgen over 5" overall width & I'm pretty sure there standard ford stuff so your info is probably correct.

    & get some high res pics on here - I need to update my wallpaper :):)

    Spence.
     
  14. Ah-hem, been there more than once already.

    I hate things hanging below frames.
     
  15. Dirty2
    Joined: Jun 13, 2004
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    Dirty2
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    Beautiful !!
     
  16. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
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    from Austin, TX

    back up for those who missed it. hopefully firing it this week.
     
  17. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
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    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Beautiful.....just beautiful. I was going to run Wide Fives on my '32 5 window until I got my '35 and decided that I should run them there. Now I plan to run spokes but your roadster has me rethinking that option. Rad!!!
     
  18. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
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    from Austin, TX

    Yeh wide fives are rAd!
    the Mercury caps give them a different look, but I also like the Ford caps with the long drawn out V8 symbol, and the Pilot Caps are cool too, like a baby moon for wide fives!
    For some reason these caps and wheels are quite prolific down here, wierd considering they were only a four year wheel, I always see caps and quite often wheels and drums at swap meets.
     
  19. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,184

    jalopykid
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    from Bozeman,MT

    Wide fives are pretty cool! I've got a pair of 18"ers that are going on the back of my deuce fordor
     
  20. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    jalopykid
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    from Bozeman,MT

    Beautiful roadster by the way, I've been watching your post and dreaming of a someday roadster...someday!
     
  21. motoandy
    Joined: Sep 19, 2007
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    motoandy
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    from MB, SC

    To bad the steering is on the wrong side. just kidding. Looks great.
     
  22. Awesome, mate. Will be in town next week. Will call to arrange a time for 'viewing'. :)
     
  23. the metalsurgeon
    Joined: Apr 19, 2009
    Posts: 1,239

    the metalsurgeon
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    from Denver

  24. looks awesome ben, congrats!!! MINE HAS SLOWED UP WITH A WEDDING JUST BEEN AND SOME INTERNATIONAL TRAVELING AHEAD.
     
  25. rare32
    Joined: Jan 19, 2004
    Posts: 301

    rare32
    Member

    looking good lowsquire.
    Sounds like we are at similar stages of build!
     
  26. tight arse............

    to tight to reply to comment.........
     
  27. What he said !!

    HOT ROD !!!!!!!!

    Rat
     
  28. jimbob
    Joined: Jun 29, 2004
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    jimbob
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    Looks the goods mate, congrats
     
  29. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
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    lowsquire
    Member
    from Austin, TX

    Thanks all , car is at trimmers, seat base and back built,a thousand dollars worth of leather hanging there ready to go on.. its going to make the car, Trimmer is doing an awesome job so far, has made samples of three different pleats methods, and widths..the seat is going to rule..and the door cards are pretty awesome too..
    engine will be back from remachining tuesday, currently trying to get another set of bearings out of the states..ordered a set, they sent me this shit..

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    what have i done to deserve this ?
     

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