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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FunnyCar65, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Track nose
  2. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

  3. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,069

    from Colorado

    nothing wrong with ether one of these!digging the short box on the red T
  4. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    Too Too Too much Green. The only things you want green (if you keep anything green) are the Body, grill shell and headlights.

    Yes the headlight brackets, although well done are ugly. Take them off and buy some aluminum ones from Speedway.

    You know their is a lot I like about this little roadster and a few changes could make it a standout.

    If you do keep the green, white is a good contrasting color. White wheels with maybe blackwall tires. Smaller and narrower tires in front.

    White track style headers would go nice.

    But just getting rid of most of that green would be a big improvement.

    You know I might put an engine fan on it just to take up some of the room between the engine and radiator. Looks like you might have enough room between the radiator hoses to put a pretty good size one.
  5. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    I've got to be the odd man out and say that I don't HATE the green! I'm not entirely in love with it either, but I do like bright.

    That said, You are on the right track for wheels and tires. Getting rid of some of the green and rep[lacing it with chrome would be a step in the right direction along with the headlight mods most have pointed out. Mixing that chrome with natural finish aluminum would help tone it down a bit as well.

    More carbs has been discussed, and I don't believe I would go with block huggers, I think I would break out some tubing and the welder and go to town on some sort of outside exhaust that would clear the steering.

    Honestly, one of the biggest improvements you could make is to shorten the front of the frame up a bit. I can see a pretty quick 4-6" that could come out and a good batch of the surgery could be hidden partially under the grill shell.

    That green makes me wonder what might happen if you shot a coat or two of a pure pearl type paint over the top of it, maybe as panels? might tone it down and make it livable until it's time to tear the whole thing down for a repaint.
  6. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
    Posts: 18,341

    from BC

    and you really arent that far away from the overall look of the T. I get that yours is an A bucket, other than that, headlights, a short, home-made box ('58 Chevy tail-lights would be ideal) bobbed fenders on the back, some cycle fenders, drop the rear ride height an inch or so, a re-paint, and you really have something. I've attached another photo of the same car, this time with the moon discs you already have.

    I think I know whats causing the "alien" look on the front end. The angle of the lower part of the headlight mounts is following the "v" at the bottom of the grill shell, and accentuating it, makes it look like it has a beak!:D

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  7. Kamp
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 358

    from Peoria, IL

    Just playing around... made it blue, black frame and brakes, moved the headlights down and a bit smaller, hoodsides and different wheels...

  8. Kamp
    Joined: May 27, 2006
    Posts: 358

    from Peoria, IL

    With a bed...

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  9. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,389


    why worry.....just drive the wheels off it!
  10. TudorJeff
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,127


    The added bed make the front end look less extended. Definitely consider that addition.

    Also as far as frame changes, it might be easier just to build a new frame (using taller tubing while you're at it) to get the proportions looking better.
  11. dan31
    Joined: Jul 3, 2011
    Posts: 1,048


    That's some funny shit right there
  12. 2racer
    Joined: Sep 1, 2011
    Posts: 960


    leave it alone and dress like this guy...

  13. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,069

    from Colorado

    I like this version,would like to see it with bobbed fenders and chrome reverse
  14. FunnyCar65
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
    Posts: 2,069

    from Colorado

    cleaner scan of both cars,I like the colors on the A roadster and the looks of the T .

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  15. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,700

    from New York

    WOW Kamp hit a home run! I would also put smaller tires on the front end. Perhaps headers coming out of the side panels. It ain't easy being green. I am a retired firefighter and a few years ago the city gave us a "Safety Lime Green" colored engine to replace our red old one. We got our balls broken by every fire company for miles around. Several years later the rig received major damage after being caught in a flood and we repainted it red!
  16. Keep
    Joined: May 10, 2008
    Posts: 662


    I would not cover that engine up at all, other then that, the blue version looks great.
  17. downlojoe33
    Joined: Jul 25, 2013
    Posts: 298


    Cool grille shell. But I too would change the color, lose the moon discs (cant say that I have ever seen those on anything I thought they looked good on), maybe moons, or spiders on black wheels, and move the headlines down and closer to the grille shell.Just my nickels worth.
  18. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,330

    from Berry, AL

    Might be a conflict of styles, but you could add a Moon style tank in front to take up some of the space.
  19. I don't know if I mentioned it but I really like the grill shell on this old hooptie.
  20. patmanta
    Joined: May 10, 2011
    Posts: 3,559

    from Woburn, MA

    I agree with 31Vicky here. Cleaning and prepping the green paint to take a candy is probably going to be a lot less time than taking it down for another color and you might get something really subtle and interesting out of it.

    I'd gloss black the frame entirely though, which will make whatever color you end up with stand out better.

    ...OR paint the frame yellow and buy a Deere hat ;)
  21. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 10,625

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    I really don't like the color. And it struck me in looking at it that the front axle is way too far out in front of the grille.

    Gives the whole thing a cartoonish look.
  22. GasserTodd
    Joined: May 15, 2009
    Posts: 403


    Im with the crowd on the colour, and I figure the grill is too heavy as are the headlights. The headlights stands are also too tall and give the car a "bug" look. A chrome front end would fit with your early 60s theme.

    I would also respectfully suggest that the rear needs taller tyres - 30 inches tall minimum, to fill the gap out back.
  23. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,257


    not a fan of running a suicide front axle. shorten the front and put the axle back where it belongs,yeah the green has to go.

  24. BINGO!! the color HAS to go,the wheel discs are not the biz,pull that front end back a little and lose thos god aweful headlight mounts. and i'd make it a turtle back..niver been a fan of the bobber exposed tank look
  25. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 3,907


    I read this thread a few days ago and wanted to think on it before posting. Black chassis and running gear, move the body forward and add a turtle deck, this will let you move the grill shell forward and raise it even with the cowl line, once that's done you can move the headlights lower on the grill shell. Hmm the green, I like the suggestions of shooting candy and or flake over it, build it as a 60's show rod. the black chassis will tone down the greenness, as will the candy or flake. Here's a pearl that I think would pretty good over it.
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  26. Chuck hole
    Joined: Sep 26, 2013
    Posts: 27

    Chuck hole

    Headers , maybe lakes pipes would give a much more sinister look. Color change or maybe some big scallops. I kinda like the tank.

    That is a bitchin' ride you have there.
  27. why is moving the front end back 'not an option"?????

    you can either put it back under liek its supposed to be or move that perch up,and back,then put the spring on the axle and bam..its shorter abviously the bone mounts gotta be moved but..big deal
  28. 31ford429
    Joined: Nov 13, 2011
    Posts: 82


    Change paint maybe brown or navy blue.

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  29. DaPeach
    Joined: Apr 22, 2009
    Posts: 260

    from NE OH

    this. simple.

    or this.
  30. TheEngineer
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 239

    from New Mexico

    Once you find a color, I would paint the valve covers to match the engine and just leave the tops of the ridges aluminum.

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