Register now to get rid of these ads!
  1. NEW MERCH!!!!!!

    Hey guys... It's that time of the year again and we are introducing some new shirts in the Jalopy Journal store - including our first ever pocket shirt! So, if you are in the need for some new threads go here:
    The Jalopy Journal Store
    Dismiss Notice

Features TWEETY BIRD, JIM GOVRO'S BEAUTIFUL CHANNELED 32 ROADSTER RETURNS AFTER 50 YEARS, KERVILLE DRAGS

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tweety's Resurrection, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 854

    deathrowdave
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from NKy

    The hell with rods , those are 2 nice mounts !


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     
    31chevymike likes this.
  2. Yeah, kind of distracting...

    Sent from my SM-G955U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    Tweety's Resurrection likes this.
  3. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    IMG_4649.JPG IMG_4655.JPG IMG_4658.JPG IMG_4659.JPG IMG_4660.JPG IMG_4650.JPG IMG_4667.JPG IMG_4648.JPG IMG_4663.JPG We just left Rex Rods. A lot of great car builds going on. This is Tweety fully plucked.
     
  4. Besides Tweety's resurrection, that yellow coupe with the 8 deuce hemi raises the hair on my arms... Can you blame me? I'm installing an early hemi in mine... Question: the frame next to Tweety, is that a new frame or the original?

    Sent from my SM-G955U using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  5. The Wade model a coupe, the early build was done by Bass THE WADE MODEL A COUPE: BUILD THREAD Rex Rods has done a great job finishing.
     
    chryslerfan55 and 31chevymike like this.
  6. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    That frame is the original to Tweety. They are completing a lot of cool cars. You can go on instagram and listen to that hemi run. Friday I'm headed to Tyler Texas to pick up aCaddy motor
     
    elgringo71, 31chevymike and Tim like this.
  7. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    IMG_4662.JPG Hey if anyone has pictures of Tweety or the Purple Turtle it would be great to post them anytime
     
    chryslerfan55, Stogy and 31chevymike like this.
  8. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,159

    Andy
    Member

    The frame really needs to be relieved so the A pillar braces do not push the cowl bottoms out. The doors never fit.
    Also plan on big spacers between the frame to subrail at the B pillar. You can figure out how much by fitting the hood.
     
  9. That's awesome that the original frame is being used to resurrect. Looking at the frame in the photo, it looks to be in REMARKABLE shape, thinking it might have been new. I'm in the same situation with my own. Jim must be in heaven hanging around in such an awesome hot rod shop!
     
    Stogy and chryslerfan55 like this.
  10. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,288

    Corn Fed
    Member

  11. chryslerfan55 likes this.
  12. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Thanks so much for adding this info to our site!!!!!!! Here's the pic taken on that trip and you can see all three Rods in that footage at the Hotel. six flaggs757.jpg
     
  13. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    IMG_4688.JPG IMG_4692.JPG Dropped off the 1951 Caddy 331 this morning. Things are rolling!!
     
  14. Rudy J
    Joined: Sep 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,482

    Rudy J
    Member
    1. Austin HAMB'ers

  15. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,778

    302GMC
    Member
    from Idaho

    Looking good, guys ... but let's get those shoes on right ....
     
    31chevymike likes this.
  16. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yes, it's the Olds rear end that goes in Tweety.
     
    kidcampbell71 and 31chevymike like this.
  17. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Tweety787.jpg Tweety786.jpg Tweety784.jpg Tweety785.jpg A few more pics of Tweety Thanks to George
     
    elgringo71, Stogy, AHotRod and 6 others like this.
  18. Any updates of Tweety's build in the shop?
     
  19. Sweet & Low
    Joined: Feb 13, 2014
    Posts: 197

    Sweet & Low
    Member

    Is the cream colored coupe sitting in the shop a Model A with a 32 windshield? Please advise. Looks killer.
     
    31chevymike likes this.
  20. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 7,721

    Tim
    Member
    from Raytown Mo

    For the countless time on this thread, that’s the “wade coupe” do a search for it, Brian bass built it, it’s a 34 windshield surround and you can watch him do it on you tube.

    Also the car is Porsche white
     
  21. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Just left Rex Rods. It's all ways a pleasure to see the evaluation of Rods they are building including Tweety. The mock up of motor, tranny, exhaust, and a few other things made it possible to tack the motor mounts in. The Wade Coupe sounds great with the heart now in it. IMG_4825.JPG IMG_4826.JPG IMG_4827.JPG IMG_4828.JPG IMG_4830.JPG IMG_4831.JPG
     
  22. Never saw a magneto like this one before - what type is it? Same for the Edelbrock 4 deuce manifold on a Caddy motor, reminds us of the Man-a-Fre setup on a SBC (American Graffiti). Progress is moving along!
     
  23. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,778

    302GMC
    Member
    from Idaho

    That's a Spaulding "Flamethrower" dual point distributor.
     
    31chevymike likes this.
  24. Seriously, that is one unique distributor, didn't look carefully enough to notice the tubes for the plug wires - really NEAT!
     
  25. Its great to see progress being made. My only question is, when do we get to see some footage of the Wade coupe running???
     
  26. Andy
    Joined: Nov 17, 2002
    Posts: 4,159

    Andy
    Member

    Just another reminder that the sides of the frame need too be cut out for the A pillow braces. The doors will not fit right other wise.
    The frame also need to be pie cut at the firewall or the back of the frame shimmed so the front of the frame is square with the firewall. The hood sides are not tapered like stock.
    The car had a large amount of shims between the frame and the body at the B post.
    The angle of the engine will change so it needs to be looked at.
    I owned the car for 10 years and know it well.
     
  27. Going through most of my subscribed threads and wanted to see updates on Tweety...
     
    Tweety's Resurrection likes this.
  28. Hey not to nit pick here... But it's been over a month since the last pics of Tweety were posted. Any more progress at all??
     
    Tim likes this.
  29. Tweety's Resurrection
    Joined: Jul 28, 2015
    Posts: 118

    Tweety's Resurrection
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Just a few pics from a photo album from the 1950's
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2013 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.