The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Harms Way, Apr 24, 2012.
Nice Rokit, I am going to steal that Idea for the Model A x member cover.
X2. It's possible that idea may be put to use on my A build..
Hey guys ,.....
Fantastic stuff !,.... But considering this is the worlds largest Traditional Hot rod community, There has to be more out there. Keep posting your pictures !
sign me up! this thread is awesome!
Hey man, what is the color on your car and where did you get it, any tricks on how it was shot/finished...thanks!
It's just an ordinary Fiat colour chosen from an old swatch.
Painted in 2k on a light gray primer base
I think it was called Bordeaux?? color code 073 I think.
It's only a straight forward paint job!
Killer thread idea, I love looking and studying different frame designs and engineering. These are some pics of the chassis under my '34 roadster. Pretty basic frame design, I wanted to keep it as traditional and simple as possible without trying to over engineer anything.
All finished up....
Here are some pics of my dads coupe chassis. When we first got the project, it had a 4 bar set up front and rear from the good ol 70's. Luckily the original frame wasn't too hacked up, so we put in a model a rear crossmember, boxed the front part of the rails, and suicided the front end about 4" with the spring in back of the '37 tube axle for a slightly stretched profile.
Keep em coming guys !,.... Fantastic stuff !!!
I cant tell you how much I dig seeing the underpinnings !
SinisterSpeed, your roadster is without a doubt one of my favorite cars built in the last decade or so! Your dad's coupe rocks too!
wow....this is the stuff dreams are made of.....just beautiful
Wow...I just ruined my keyboard drooling all over it.
Most any of those would be perfect for my 3 window.
That is a great looking set-up. It almost a shame that he had to put a body on it.
Built in the early 50s. As period as it can get....because it was built in that period and has been sitting since 1959!
Xmember and c notch are pretty damn cool!!!! Love seeing shit like that.
What I have under my 28 roadster body.
Nice AV8-Rider, dig that brake set up.
Here Are few
the chopstick special, Larry Shinoda's 3 win
Big wheel roadster
Ray Basso roadster
I never get tired of this thread,..... any more additions ?
Please don't take offense...
That car was a perfect example of how it was done in thousands of home shops "back in the day"... I would have kept it the same as you found it... A Hot Rod Time Capsule. Making all that stuff "purty" is akin to airbrushing out the bags from under the Mona Lisa's eyes...
Still a great car....
The chassis for my current deuce 3W project....concept is to have a '33-34-style X-member between deuce rails. An interpretation of tradition...Currently in progress at Rods by Reid, New Zealand.
More here: http://www.nz-hotrod.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?4857-New-Project-The-Grasstrack-Deuce/page23
there has to be a few more out there for us to drool over...
I was just thinking about this thread the other day.. Good to see this back up.
Anybody else ready for a bump of this thread ???????????
I aspire to have a chassis worthy of this thread.
I am not there yet....
My 33 chassis going under a 5 window coupe body. Will run a 331 Cadillac and 39 Ford trans.
How much drop do you have on that axle? maybe just the year, but it looks pretty extreme compared to my 30 with 3".
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