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Hot Rods Track Nose Roadster...UPDATE

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rodncustom, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. rodncustom
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  2. rodncustom
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    Here it is looking from the top down:

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  3. Looking good. Glad to see the car still around.
     
  4. Boones
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    I like it. wonder how it will be with the muffler inside (for noise and heat). or do you plan to louver the pan
     

  5. rodncustom
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    The pan will be louvered, and when the car is finished it will not be running a muffler, just a single straight pipe.
     
  6. Are you at all worried that it will overheat?
     
  7. I so love that car. The bellypan is a work of art!
     
  8. Dirty Dug
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    Holy shit Mark, If all you're going to do is tear them apart I'm going to quit selling you my old cars.
     
  9. 55chevr
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    That is really nice work .... you should build Bonneville cars.
     
  10. rodncustom
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    Not really. The pan will be heavily louvered and atleast double, if not triple insulated.

    I know...we've gotten a little carried away. It is now going to be a full frame off restoration of the car. I think the car deserves it. I hope you like the outcome.:)
     
  11. rodncustom
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    Thank you. That work is all my dad.
     
  12. Dirty Dug
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    I know...we've gotten a little carried away. It is now going to be a full frame off restoration of the car. I think the car deserves it. I hope you like the outcome.:)[/QUOTE]

    Now I'm wondering why you didn't just build a new car, might have been cheaper................ It's interesting to see the old bones of that thing, particularly the seat pans. They are
    a part of why that thing is so comfortable. Aren't they about three inches below the top of the frame?
     
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  13. Dirty Dug
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    I can't tell you how impressive your Dad's skills are. Truly artful.
     
  14. Race City Rodz
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    Awesome! Can't wait to see more.
     
  15. A Boner
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    Now I'm wondering why you didn't just build a new car, might have been cheaper................ It's interesting to see the old bones of that thing, particularly the seat pans. They are
    a part of why that thing is so comfortable. Aren't they about three inches below the top of the frame?[/QUOTE]

    The secret to building a "T" that you sit "IN", not on, like on a lawn mower. Then you can look through the windshield, NOT over it.
     
  16. Malcolm
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    Man, what a great car. I've been studying all the photos you've posted of it. VERY tasteful and well-done. Also, I know the lift was mentioned in the other thread. Lot's of thinking and good design there, too!


    Malcolm
     
  17. stephane-rod
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  18. rodncustom
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    Now I'm wondering why you didn't just build a new car, might have been cheaper................ It's interesting to see the old bones of that thing, particularly the seat pans. They are
    a part of why that thing is so comfortable. Aren't they about three inches below the top of the frame?[/QUOTE]

    I don't know if it would have been less expensive or not, but I would not have been able to nail the look of this car like you did. I'm more or less just doing a restoration with a few addition/changes.

    Yes, the seat pans are atleast three inches, if not more, below the frame, as well as the rear bulkhead being pushed back a few inches. I think I want to have Paul just build a seat right into the car.

    Thank you for the compliments on my dad. I'll let him know. I know he appriciates it. I don't know how many more cars he's going to do so I definitely wanted him to do this one
     
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  19. Dirty Dug
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    So, what color is it going to be?
     
  20. MrModelT
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    Nice lookin' car! :D
     
  21. rodncustom
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    Doug, I'm not 100% sure. I am 100% sure, however, that it will be something from the 1928-1936 Ford paint book that I have. That is where I got the color for my '32. It has an early Ford version of just about any color you can imagine, Blues,Greens, Browns, Reds, etc.

    I also know that the wires are staying Black.
     
  22. Tim
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    wow, love it any updates?
     
  23. rodncustom
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    Nothing of note. It's been a slow process this summer. We will get back on it this fall as I would like it done by Fathers Day.
     
  24. gnichols
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    I just love the rear pan... it would look good on any T/A even without the fully belly pan, IMHO. Wonder why you don't see more of that? Gary
     
  25. uncle buck
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    Mark, any updates ? Are you planning on driving it to the LARS ?
     
  26. rodncustom
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    There has been good progress...belly pan done, new bracing done inside the body, headlights have been relocated, exhaust is being built right now. Once the exhaust is built the final floors, firewall, rear panel, etc. will be welded in. At that point car will come completely apart, the body stripped so we can fix all of the metal. We should be at that point by the end of this month. I will get pictures up as soon as possible.
     
  27. rodncustom
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    Building exhaust

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    Roll Pan/Belly Pan...

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