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Thee Inland Emperors running for AMBR 2013 with the Woodward roadster!!!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Jan 22, 2013.

  1. My good Friend John (Jadeidol) has been building this RPU for the past 10 years. He has had dreams of running for AMBR for a few days that will become a reality. Just like 2 years ago, this roadster is club built- everyone chipped in and helped in one way or another. Machine work, fabrication, engine, trans, body work, paint...In fact, a few guys have been putting in 18-24 hour days trying to get it done this past week!!! They officially called it "finished" this morning at 5:30 after another all nighter, and got packed and hit the road. They have to have the car there tomorrow. It has been a long road (especially the last month), as we all have regular jobs, family's and little money...but huge drive!
    John works at a machine shop and designed most of these parts himself and drew them up on CAD. Almost every part is hand made, but the early Ford influence is huge. Think of a 1940 concept sport roadster, or Edsel's 1 off speedster. Starting with an original 1928-29 roadtser pickup, this is where John took it. Car is flathead powered, 39 trans and a Columbia rear end. Every part is modified...even the wide 5 wheels.

    John, I and several other Emperors will be down there. Help root us on, and lets see if the hoodlums can take this thing :D I guarantee there will not be a car more traditional, art deco, or well thought out.

    Heres a few crappy pics from this morning before loading. I'll post more as we go....

    Introducing the Woodward Roadster. You guys are the first in the world to see it.







    That instument cluster is out of control!
  3. only 1 word 2 describe that 1.
    Good luck
  4. Ted H
    Joined: Jan 7, 2003
    Posts: 312

    Ted H

    Great looking car!! Good luck at the AMBR. Looking forward to seeing better pics.

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  5. Race City Rodz
    Joined: Nov 29, 2010
    Posts: 466

    Race City Rodz

    Damn, you I.E. gys have your shit together. Good luck, if I had a vote you would have mine, even not seeing what the competition is!
  6. hershambob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,316


    wish i was going now,safe journey and good luck,hope you win
  7. eddie1
    Joined: Jul 27, 2006
    Posts: 544


    Would have my vote! Love that instrument cluster.
  8. She's a beauty! Good luck. Can't wait to see her tearing up the streets after the show!
  9. couverkid
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,125


    Im excited, cant wait to see it in person.
  10. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,182

    from Bozeman,MT

    Joined: Jul 25, 2009
    Posts: 1,121


    Jeez, that whole thing is "out of control"! That is so FRESH, yet so much like what the AMBR concept was originally meant to represent. That thing is "out of the park"!!! You I.E. guys don't need me to tell y'all how proud you's guys should be of yourselves on THIS effort. Beautiful, guys! DD
  12. Jay.S
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
    Posts: 364


    Awesome! Can't wait for your coverage and antics like you had two years ago!
  13. cruzr
    Joined: Jan 19, 2006
    Posts: 3,125


  14. Few more pics...sorry about the quality. These guys literally finished it, washed there hands, loaded it and went!!! The details are amazing! Everything is so familiar...yet refined.



    Last edited: Jan 22, 2013
  15. Wowzers! Infuckincredible workmanship! No jobs guys!

  16. Truly awe-inspiring!!!:eek:

    Thank you for sharing with us.:)

    Vote early, vote often, vote I.E.!!!:D
  17. Wow!! that thing is very very cool, good luck.
  18. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Beautiful - best of luck to you!
  19. doubletubtrouble
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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  20. jadeidol
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from spokane

    ImageUploadedByTJJ1358900692.340846.jpg I think this was day one

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  21. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    from Dallas, TX

    It's great! Love the dash and instrument cluster! The minimalist details in the interior are really cool.

    See you guys there.
  22. jadeidol
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from spokane


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  23. jadeidol
    Joined: Jul 21, 2007
    Posts: 263

    from spokane

    Thanks everybody ImageUploadedByTJJ1358901276.023813.jpg

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  24. Wow looks great! I can't wait to see it this weekend and pick up one of those Inland Emperors shirts.
  25. Jimmy B
    Joined: May 4, 2004
    Posts: 5,668

    Jimmy B

    Awesome looking roadster, I look forward to seeing all the pics showing the detail. Post plenty of photos of "Pedro does GNRS II". I'm sure there will be plenty of antics.
  26. Anderson
    Joined: Jan 27, 2003
    Posts: 6,451


    that steering arm.....oh man, I'm in love.

  27. Awesome!
    Good Luck!
  28. 1949 caddyman
    Joined: Jun 30, 2010
    Posts: 222

    1949 caddyman
    from arizona

    What is that cluster out of? Great looking car, I will get to see it in person this weekend!

  29. Hand made...

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