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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Side Project Coupe Finale

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  2. GordonC
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    I love the look of a car that gets used, after all that is what they were originally meant for.
     
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  3. belair
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    Sits right, the interior is perrrrrfect, the SBC is spot-on, and the sound slays. So yeah, a home run. Thanks for motivating me on my coupe.
     
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  4. HelmuthBrothers
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    Love this little thing. It just screams drive me. I wouldn't be afraid to take this thing anywhere. Happy to see if finally photographed well. The shoot was as simple and to-the-point as the car itself. Perfect job.
     
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  5. catdad49
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    Sorry for your loss, time will heal the emptiness in your garage. It's great to see this little tribute of photos that you made and glad that Randy is doing better. Thanks, this is one of my favorites, Carp.
     
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  6. Rand Man
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    Up until about a month ago, it looked like I may never get to drive a stick again. Now I'm ready to drive it as much as possible. Thanks Ryan and Keith, for everything!


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  7. Great write-up, well said and pretty fab photography as well of a sweet car.
     
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  8. Malcolm
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    Great little coupe, I wouldn't change a thing!
     
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  9. What really stands out is the simplicity of the car,it's not flashy but has a look that draws you in.

    It has it's share of bumps & bruises and still stands tall!

    I also like the idea of no hood and no excuses - the lack of a electric fan just makes me smile! HRP
     
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  10. Glad to hear you are on the mend,never give up. HRP
     
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  11. 1stGrumpy
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    I like it!
     
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  12. Jalopy Joker
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    Yep, Tardel hit it out of the park with the build but, most important is that the current care taker - Rand Man - is able get on the road with it
     
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  13. corncobcoupe
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    Bitchin'
     
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  14. Very nice! Glad to see I'm not the only one who hooks triples all together. I like to watch all the linkage on 97s work in unison and I tell everyone who asks that "my foot is progressive".

    Can't wait to get on my next coupe project. :)
     
  15. So nice to see a '29 built with full fenders. Apparently the front splash apron was once chromed. Afraid I would have to rattle can it black.
     
  16. Tim
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    You'd think so but along with all the other old chrome it just works in person.

    From the look and feel of the car to the smell and the SOUND of those rowdy pipes I absolutely love this car. And while there are always things I may have done different, if it were mine I'd do nothing but drive the damn thing
     
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  17. Ryan
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    A few people have said that... For some reason, that old chrome splash apron is actually my favorite part on the car.
     
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  18. woodbutcher
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    :D Hi RandMan.Good looking ride.Wishing you a speedy recovery.Spent some time in Rogers back in the late 60`s.Was at that time a neat little town,with some great people too.Good fishing there too.Stayed at the Hotel Rogers at 223 West Walnut.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  19. Rocky
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    There's only 2 things I'd change but even without the changes, the car is outrageously casual. It reminds me of a nuclear scientist wearing a worn pair of comfortable bib overalls.
     
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  20. porkshop
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    Glad that its out of there, nothing against Rand man.... But maybe there is room and time to get that 38 done.....;);););)
     
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  21. don daddyo
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    That is the way a Hot Rod should be ...in my opinion,that is the way I want my 29 Roadster to be , Thanks Ryan to show us the real deal......I love it.
     
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  22. slowmotion
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    That thing wears like my favorite old blue jeans. Comfy as they come, perfect.
     
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  23. Metal exposed in the paint and the roof will only get worse over time, that should have been addressed before calling her finished

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  24. Tim
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    The roof isn't showing metal, it's the top layer of that vinyl insert flaking off. It just looks like bare metal at a glance.
     
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  25. But all around the car it is. Check out the trunk. Give it a once over..

    *Sits back and waits for the onslaught.

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  26. Rand Man
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    The paint is just fine for me. Thanks for your concern. I had planned to buff out the 1960's lacquer when I first got the car a year ago. Of course that hasn't happened yet. At some point, I will probably blow the car apart and give it a nice, new coat of paint. I'm thinking a dark Andalusite Blue. Don't look for that change any time soon.


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  27. Ryan
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    This is a casual car. Why stress out about it? That paint as it stands is honest history. It would be a shame to paint this car until it absolutely needs it to save the metal. Currently, there is zero rust on the car... or even signs of it... It's just so damned honest.

    In my opinion, enjoying this stuff while you have it is a very important key to really understanding why we do all of this shit.

    Oh, and the roof? It's galvanized as done sometime in the late 50's or 60's. It's not going anywhere.
     
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  28. tb33anda3rd
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    could be described as just another black A with a small block but the chrome splash pan, hubcaps, rumble lid not changed to trunk, plaid interior, stick, gen', exhaust are some of the things that set it apart.
     
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  29. Stogy
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    Wouldn't change a thing...ever. Easy to see a form of Gearhead lust developing rapidly especially if it was sitting in my garage with me walking by over and over. Glad your on the mend @Rand Man cool Hotrod and thanks for the pic and video spread Boss...
     
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  30. Fitnessguy
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    Think you touched upon all the important points in this debate... my coupe will be "casual" as well. Trailer queens need not apply. Damn fine coupe, wouldn't change a thing


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