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Hot Rods The Story of One Man's Roadster...or "What I did on My Summer Vacation."

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bass, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. general gow
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    good stuff, Brian. Way to persevere.
     
  2. dad-bud
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    Brian, your roadster is an absolute jewel - thanks so much for showing us your craftwork and what a great story.
    Shame about losing a couple of bearings on your 265, but your replacement motor sounds like it'll do you OK.
    Thanks for posting.
    Cheers.
     
  3. KWashburn
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    The safety corridor between Raton and Texline just about had us shut down when we rode that direction in June. I would have much rather done that trip in a Roadster.

    Beautiful car sir.
     
  4. Jim Dieter
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    Great work, great story. thanks.
     
  5. falcongeorge
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    I can hardly wait to see this thing painted. That interior is really gonna pop.
     
  6. Yes and the holes filled.
     
  7. Too Tall Magoo
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    Thanks for taking the time to record, write, photograph and publish your story.
     
  8. spiffy1937
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    Thanks for posting this Brian, good read. I thought it looked like a great start to a hot rod with the body just sitting on the rails! Excellent car and workmanship!
     
  9. The little scoops are actually boat hull vents.
    Although I could not find a picture of those exact ones,
    these two are pretty sweet.
     

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  10. Bass
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    Nice try, but that's not it.
     
  11. TexasSpeed
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    I never thought they wouldn't be non-automotive parts. Brian, could you maybe give us a hint as to whether these scoops are originally manufactured for automobiles or for something outside those?

    Pretty please? :)
     


  12. Fancy outhouse roof vents??
     
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  13. Bassfire
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    The upholstery was done by a good friend of our family. David Devers in Waco, TX.
     
  14. How about this Brian???
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  15. Green49Ford
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  16. richie rebel
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    badass hotrod,great story
     


  17. You need that other video...man you were SCREAMIN through the gears!! I try to do that in my fleathead stuff...but they don't rev like that :D
     
  18. Man I remember following your posts from Texas to Tacoma WA in the coupe. I loved it!! It was like I was there. Then to see your coupe at Tacoma's Hotrodarama was so fricken cool.
    Now this!! You my friend are living life large!!!
     
  19. Brian, GREAT ROADSTER & A OUTSTANDING STORY. Thank's for taking time to write and post it for all to read. I do wish you could have made it to Bonneville this year in it as I would have really like to have seen it in person. Maybe next year...
    See ya on the salt..
     
  20. Fly'n Kolors
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    OK the brake scoops are attatched to the bottom of my kitchen sinks... I would take a pic but it's dark & scary under there.

    Badass bending on the exhaust system Brutha! Nice detail. If this Hot Rod gig doesn't work out you have real promise in the plumbing arena.

    Roadsters Rule.
     
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  21. Thanks for taking the time to post not only the build but the following trials and tribulations. Bloody great read Bass.
     
  22. fast30coupe
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    Bass what color blue is that on the wheels? Because I think I just found my frame color


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  23. Scoops are from a meat grinder....XL please......
     
  24. lahti35
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    VERY nice! Threads like this always make me wish i'd take more time to photograph things as I go
     
  25. Bass
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    I can't give a hint this soon. That would make it too easy!

    Not even close.

    Stromberg scoops are way too big to fit on a brake backing plate.

    Not close either, Ken.

    Not related to a meat grinder in any way.

    Keep trying guys...one of you will figure it out eventually. I have faith in the sleuths on the HAMB.
     
  26. Bass
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    It's Kookie Car Blue.
     
  27. BabbitBeater
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    Very cool. I dig the story too.
     
  28. racer756
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    This thread is a keeper.
    Great story.
     
  29. falcongeorge
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    Man, thats some BEAUTIFUL country. Where is Cimmarron Canyon? Looks like around here, but I know it isn't.
     

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