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The Silva Speed Special (Part 3)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, May 19, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,536

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    lothiandon1940 likes this.
  2. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,696

    Chris Casny

    Yep, great car. Everybody building a Hot Rod should own the Tardel book.
  3. Look great Kevin!
    That is exactly what I want to build in a sedan.
    Paint looks good too
  4. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    2 brothers looking to kick some serious butt!
    Thanks for the screensaver this week:cool:

    I need to order that Tardel book you mentioned, obviously it'll help get - and keep - my '29 Sedan on track
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  5. that is one slick sedan,not shoure bout the red 4O ? wheel, would look better black
  6. Skotz
    Joined: Aug 24, 2005
    Posts: 1,474


    Nice ol Hot Rod.....thanks for adding the story, makes it come to life.
  7. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,368


    Cool pics, and good story
  8. 29 sedanman
    Joined: Mar 22, 2005
    Posts: 2,282

    29 sedanman
    from Indy

    That is the nicest Model A sedan I have ever seen. Definitely my favorite.

    Makes me want to redo mine.
  9. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Very cool cars. That steering wheel in the Silva Sedan is an interesting piece. It's the same wheel as everyone else yet it's holds it's own and stick out impressively. If I can finish my coupe with half the style and attitude that those two cars have I will be a happy man. They are forever intertwined in your families now. Cool.....very cool.
  10. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,398

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    It ain't fair.... 2 cool cars within blocks of each other... It just ain't fair....

    ...but very nice.
  11. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,742


    The steering wheel looks like a Keller off a boat. Some of them came red. There were some NOS ones floating around (from a boat, get it?) a year or so ago. Not found on every Tom, Dick, or Hot Rod.
  12. woodbox
    Joined: Jul 11, 2005
    Posts: 1,098


    Great lookin rides boys!

    Only one thing missing in shot#17.......A Flagman!
  13. Crankhole
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 2,384


    I'm in love with that sedan. How much chop was done on it? It's perfect.
  14. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,536

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    The steering wheel is a Keller. Kevin had planned on painting it black, but after mocking it up with its original color, we talked him into not painting it.

    The little splash of red looks really good when standing outside the car.
  15. Kiwifruit
    Joined: Apr 21, 2006
    Posts: 199


    FINALLY!!! a '30 sedan built as a traditional Hot Rod, not a 'sitting on the ground , 12'' chop, rusting to bits Shock Rod'.
    LOVE IT!!
    Love the Tardel/Bishop book too.
  16. Flat Ernie
    Joined: Jun 5, 2002
    Posts: 8,390

    Flat Ernie
    Tech Editor

    Very cool car - good job, Kevin!
  17. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,588

    from SUGAR CITY

    Keller huh? Well I am glad that he stuck with the red. It's a nice touch.
  18. cball
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 473


    Beautiful car, I have been waiting to see the end result of this car for sometime. This build inspired me to build a 28-29 Tudor. I am currently working on the chassis and it will have a 49 8ba, I hope to have it completed for the fall.
  19. Big Tony
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 3,590

    Big Tony

    Damn nice rides....
  20. Kettleman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Great cars, great color on the sedan.
  21. Now Then ...
    Wheres The "roadster Sister"?
    Does She Live On The Good Side Of Town?
  22. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,081


    Brothers from a different mother alright. These cars come from the same branch of that tree. Twins even.
    Good-on-ya for stickin' with it Silva, the results speak for them selves. Kool car. I dig the red boat wheel, authentic (unpainted is original, in this case original is good).
  23. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,081


    Kiwifruit, you may just have a point there.
  24. Silva
    Joined: Apr 28, 2005
    Posts: 358

    from TX

    I thank ya'll ...and feel a bit embarrassed, I hope we are not overexposing
    the car here on the HAMB.

    Like everyone here building a know it is a labor of love and a huge commitment.

    Ryan did a wonderful job,capturing the feel and vibe of the build as it has progressed.

    I am truly humbled by the comments the car has received.

    Just to clear up any confusion..The steering wheel is a "Sheller" and was commonly used on boats, It is the NOS color and I initally wanted to paint it black...but after I installed it, the red really popped off the black and blue.

    Some will like it some won't.

  25. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,696

    Chris Casny

    Overexposing? If you lived in California, your car would be in 20 magazines already.
    Your car needs to be seen, it's screams traditional Hot Rod, in fact I'd like to see more, especially build pictures and stuff.
    Congrats on getting it running.
  26. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855


    Awesome car and the pics with Ryan's coupe are superb!
    Great job Mr Silva.
  27. Villlage Idiot
    Joined: Dec 30, 2005
    Posts: 408

    Villlage Idiot

    Amen!!! The Silva Special gets your attention by being understated.

    BTW Sheller made a lot of steering wheels in the thirties. Most of Fords' banjo wheels were Shellers.
  28. nvr2lo
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 104


    that is a beautiful car, it can't be over exposed. Love the steering wheel and the paint. :D
  29. hemi coupe
    Joined: Dec 25, 2001
    Posts: 1,169

    hemi coupe
    from so-cal

    Killer cars, and a couple of cool dudes!! Two of my favorites, hanging out. Very Inspirational! Kevins Hot rod is one of my all time favorite sedans!
    Jimmy White
  30. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,945

    from shelton ct

    overexposed? you should be damned proud of that car man. anybody whose ever laid their hands on a car should see the craftsmanship that went into that car! awesome, awesome ride!

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