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Hot Rods Track Nose Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rodncustom, Jan 7, 2012.

  1. rodncustom
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    This started on this thread...but I figured I should just start a new one.

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=647805

    These pictures are in as bought condition. Several changes/updates at this point since then and still working on it. The car is half apart right now. I just can't leave well enough alone. :)

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  2. Anderson
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    Great looking car!! What are you changing on it?

    I'd have to toss those seats and change the headlights.
     
  3. retroridesbyrich
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  4. ironandsteele
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    Very, very cool.
     

  5. rodncustom
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    A friend of mine, HAMB'r Dirty Dug built this car about ten years ago.The nose and hood top in the pictures are fiberglass. It now wears a aluminum hood top and nose. I will get pictures up at some point. A rear roll pan is 90% complete right now, and next on the list is a fully belly pan. Once those are complete the car will come apart all the way. A restoration of sorts. Basically, take the car apart, clean up, rechrome, repolish, reseal, repaint, and reupholster the car. Make it new again.
     
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  6. Royalshifter
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    Wow that is awesome.
     
  7. 18n57
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    Beautiful car!!!!!!! Nice proportions,sits right...!
     
  8. falcongeorge
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    Thats a very nice little car!
     
  9. Dirty Dug
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    I agree about the seats but what's wrong with the headlights?
     
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  10. Flipper
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    From what I can see of the seats, they might not be all that bad.
     
  11. Alwoays dug that car Dug! Glad to see it stayed in the HAMB family.
     
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  12. Dirty Dug
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    It found the right home, about three miles from where I sit.
     
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  13. falcongeorge
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    Was kind of wondering the same thing myself.:confused::confused:
     
  14. Royalshifter
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    I would not change a thing....that's what makes it what it is, drive the shit out of it.
     
  15. Anderson
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    I'd put BLC's on it....not guides though. Just personal preference. Not a King Bee fan.
     
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  16. couverkid
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    I really like that car. It is neat,look forward to see what you do.
     
  17. couverkid
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    Not on little cars. Big headlights only look good on small women,not on small cars.
     
  18. gnichols
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    Nice ride. Be gentle. Gary
     
  19. falcongeorge
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    Originally Posted by Anderson [​IMG]
    I like big headlights.
    They have thier place (I guess) but a track nose T??
     
  20. love the roadster! Seats and headlights suit the car, the grille and nose on the other hand looks too kit car-iss

    Please post up the new grille and shell. Your roadster reminds me of Dan Busby's from the early 50s.
     
  21. rodncustom
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    Seats are going...headlights are staying. The rest of the car will remain the same, with the exception of the aluminum nose, hood top, rear roll pan, and belly pan. Other than that, it will have the same look, wheels, etc., just restored.

    I have always liked/wanted this car since day one. I wouldn't change it's soul.
     
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  22. noboD
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    I like it the way it is. Drive it.
     
  23. rodncustom
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    These pictures were taken with my phone, so not the best of quality but they'll have to do.

    The nose was done first, then the hood as I had a friend of mine make the hood while my dad is doing all of the other aluminum. The pictures with the new hood show a black nose. That is the new aluminum nose, and we have some old laquer sitting around from painting the '40 convertible(in the background) so my dad painted the nose just to see what black might look like.

    Unfortunately, I never did get a picture of the completely finished, welded, smooth aluminum nose before it got painted. My dad painted it before I was able to make it down to see it.

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  24. couverkid
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    Very nice nose. Looks just like the one that was on the car but aluminum. That car has such a neat look. Glad you appreciate it and not changing the overall look.
     
  25. Love it, is it Pinto powered???
     
  26. Dirty Dug
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    Your old man's an absolute ARTIST. The guy who advertizes hot rod louvers on graigslist from Tacoma has the same has the same dies. You might want to check him out. If there's one thing it needs is a louvered hood. When I put the hot head on the motor the temp. went up 10 degrees. Louvers would be a big help and with a belly pan, a necessity. I have to ask, why a belly pan?
     
  27. rodncustom
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    That was the idea, to just copy what was already there but in aluminum.

    Yes, it is and built a little.

    Doug, thank you, he is. I will look on Craigslit for the ad. Don't worry, it will definitley get the hood top louvers. :)

    I just think that the belly pan will complete the look 100%. Bonneville cars run a belly pan as do track cars and vintage race cars. I know that 99% of the people will never see it, or even know that it's there, but for me, I will and I feel that it is just that 1% unfinished without it. I think the car deserves it.

    Belly pan mock up:

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  28. That's a beauty. I love the coming belly pan.

    I have a 2 piece belly pan with a ton of louvers on my track roadster pickup. I have ended up running only the mid-car to the rear axle panel due to a lot of heat retained with the pan below the engine and transmission.It's fine in the spring and fall but a killer in the summer. Good luck getting the heat out.

    Love the car.

    Charlie
     
  29. Dirty Dug
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    To be honest, the way I shaped the rear roll-pans; they were like mini para shoots slowing it down. I'm sure they added drag even with louvers.
     
  30. falcongeorge
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    X2 on the belly pan.
     

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