The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Conder, Oct 3, 2008.
Yes,it's a replica of an actual car that ran in '65...
Thanks denhabr.Tires are Mickey Thompson Sportsman "I" L60-15.Wheels are 15x8 steel from Stockton Wheel in California.Here's the motor...
heres a 1957 chevy in seattle craigslist if anyone wants to build a street race car, this might be a good start,
hope it helps someone,
Very cool thread - always thought this would be a cool idea.
Used to be a 76 Laguna that ran around this area done this way - haven't seen it in a long time.
There are 2 #3 late model replicas that run around Omaha - one white, one black, and one red as Dale JRs car. They are members of the same family and are pretty well done but bone stock under the paint.
A friend of mine built this;
It's built with all real race car parts, 351 with a Richmond 6 speed.
I got a good 60 mile or better ride in it - simply unbelievable!
Well, the one I'm building is pretty tame compared to what some of you guys are doing. I'm building a 48 Plymouth business coupe as a street driven race car replica from our local dirt track from the early-mid 60s.
My 48 is a body shell put on a Dodge Dakota frame that I'm building with a 4 point cage, full fenders with cut wheel wells, side and front and rear nerf bars. I plan on driving it all overthe place when its done, so I'm starting with the Dakota's V6 5 speed but may upgrade to a healthy V8 at a later date. I hope to have it on the road by summer 2011, we will see how the money holds up. Gene
Greg---Holy sh#t----that is the wildest truck, any chance of a little ride around the block??????????? LOL super nice job!!!!!!!! Great ideas and cars/trucks guys -------- keep it going
Insane. Wish I had one. Gary
want to do my factory hemi D500 Dodge that I waited some 30yrs to finally get...out of a wrecking yard...don't ask...
think if I french the headlights and taillights for the street drive - I can have magic plates...make that metal plates - to go over them once at the show...
Here are a few of a Ford Talladega thats driven and made to look like a vintagestock car
That truck would be fun. I could see you in a Torino Tim, and the visible-man version as well.
He actually enjoys giving rides in it.
Take my word for it - you'd never forget it!
Probably be awhile before he gets it back down here - notice the Canada plates.
He will be doing a couple few big shows down here with it next year - I can post where it will be.
BTW - it hasn't been on a trailer since it came back from paint with no driveline. As Ken put it "Trucks are meant to be driven not just looked at"
Haven't been on in a while. THAT NUMBER 72 TALLEDEGA is EXACTLY IT!!!!!! BAD.
That Falcon is utterly badass. What is the engine, SHO, new 5.0?
Love the Falcon !!
I love this thread!
It's the 5.0.
I might do the Fred Lorenzen '63-1/2 Fastback ride for the street. I advertized my '63-1/2 Galaxy for sale, and a Hamber called. He was to come and see it last week, but didn't call...There are leaks on here as well as Craigslist. I wouldn't sell it to him now for twice the price.
That being said... I have a fresh 406 I've just finished, (was going to use it in my '54 Ford Coupe gasser; I also have a 460 I built, that can go in the '54)
406 FE in the Galaxie, have heavy duty 3-speed toploader trans converted to direct floor shift. Car's interior is worn, so a NASCAR streeter is just the ticket.
Nice thing is the wide wheels, roll cage, all the hard stuff gets done 'in house'.
And I've got everything.
That truck is sweet!
I have been keen to do a similar style with a 64 pontiac grand prix, always loved the look of this style of cars. Has anyone got any photos of a 64 grand prix done this way?
A friend of mine's dad used to race a #2+ 33' Plymouth in the early 60's. When the time was right, he bought a 33 and made it into a street-able racecar that runs on Miller Lite! He runs open headers and is a very cool rod!
He is also an artist and is a good car whiz, he used to have a 66 Corvete he built from an s10 chassis. And he now has a 1948 Ford Rat Rod Pickup he built from a late 90's Buick and is building a 59' T-Bird Curtis Turner Replica. He also builds custom pedal cars, bikes and go-carts.
Video of Beer Test. http://racersreunion.ning.com/video/rat-rod-runs-on-beer
Here are some photos of his street-able racer:
And a few of the custom pedal cars he builds too!
My photos aren't showing up for me. Can anyone see them? What did I do wrong?
What size are they?(the pics)
always loved the look of 60`s and early 70`s stock cars. Love the black or white wheel combos. Great post
I am going to do one of these. I have a 40 body. & 2 wide5s..and Flatty,,,, Collecting parts. Got any?
It is some of the cars my Dad built. 50s to late 60s
Dick Dunlevy, Joe King, Ralph O'Day
Columbus Motor Speedway and Kilkare
That Falcon is "KILLER" bad.
Not much on the late engine, but I like the rest. I always thought these and Chevy II's made great looking race cars.
My choice for an engine would be an FE.
Don't know....just got em' from his facebook. He didn't care.
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