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Wes Collins 1934 Roadster Tribute

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Royalshifter, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. brady1929
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    Wow, beautiful. It's got the look.
     
  2. Barn Hunter
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    Very cool car. Most are rodded, but that custom is awesome!
     
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  3. bowie
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    That’s about as smooth lookn’ as a model 40 gets ! Can’t wait to see your progress!
     
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  4. Royalshifter
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  5. DOCTOR SATAN
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  6. rod1
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    That interior is poetry. So the Radio is under dash,what is the little square indicater in the middle?
     
  7. WC Durant
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    I really dig those fender skirts. The Duvall windshield looks great too.
     
  8. Royalshifter
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    Mock up is going well now to tuck the front bumper about 1 1/2" indoard. skips34.jpg skips342.jpg skips344.jpg skips343.jpg
     
  9. Hollywood-East
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    $pot-On!
     
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  10. scotti32
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    Wow!!
     
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  11. tub1
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    wow looking great , what are the headlamps from , looks like that old 34 tub behind is a aussie one
     
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  12. Royalshifter
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    Thanks and how did you ID as an Aussie tub?
     
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  13. Royalshifter
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    Headlights are 37 LaSalle
     
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  14. continentaljohn
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    The roadster is so wicked cool!! Americans pheaton tubs share the same center hinges for the doors
     

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  15. straykatkustoms
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    Ya got my attention, this is going to be kool watching it come together.
     
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  16. Not sure of the year but - there is a guy down here that has some 1940 Zephyr stuff - I think - that's been trying to sale so stuff for like forever at the swap meets....I'll send you a PM.
     
  17. uncle buck
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    The B pillars are the quick ID of one. On a US version the front and rear door hinges are together and the Ausie are spaced apart. The US body almost touches the running boards at the rockers. The Ausie body sits about 4" - 5" above the running boards
     
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  18. Enfield
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    Always loved 1934 Fords, Wes Collins' in particular, glad someone is making a tribute to it. I still might have to have my own one day though. Great work Shifter! Any ideas what color yet?
     
  19. RedneckBuz
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    Always loved this car. Glad to see that you are on it. Do you already have the dash panel and gauges ?
     
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  20. Tim
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    Holy shit
     
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  21. GordonC
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    All I can say is wow also! This to me will be a benchmark 34! Great job!
     
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  22. The B pillar is also wider on the Aussie version making the front door shorter. Love the progress on the roadster!
     
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  23. sanfordsotherson
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    "The black car is when Wes Collins owned it. The lighter car which will be a light rich crème, or creme yellow is when Al Marx owned it and entered it in the Roadster show."

    Great to see you doing another build thread on the HAMB!

    Check out a color chip from 1949 for "Plymouth Cream". It's a perfect match to the colorized pic you posted.


    1949 Plymouth ‘DQE-80380-DAL – “Plymouth Cream”
    DQE: ‘Ditzco’ Quickset Enamel
    DAL: ‘Ditz-Lac’ Automotive Laquer


    [​IMG]
     
  24. Packard also had a really nice cream color that would look great!
    So looking forward to seeing your progress- the Collins '34 is one of my favorite roadsters:D
     
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  25. harpo1313
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    Oh , those lines . Will be looking in.
     
  26. belair
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    If you’re going to go, you might as well go first class. Looking forward to this.


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  28. theHIGHLANDER
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    Ok, so heads are exploding with glee and I've been following Mark's work on IG. Now that the boss did a blog entry and brains are in O/D about this style, who else recalls a 3W cpe version? Not the same version but the style, using the skirts and different lights, tail draggin stance. I might have to dig thru Mr Hoving's site if I can find my bookmark, but a (or some?) coupes were done too if I recall.

    This is a look that not many think of but has real merit. I see inspirations from the best of the coachbuilders during the pre-war glory days. Something I've always felt was the spark that got these 1st class customs going.
     
  29. 31hotrodguy
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