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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by statesblue, Feb 27, 2018.

  1. statesblue
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 262

    statesblue
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    from Luzerne Pa

    Took three years.............but here it is.
    Yes, its glass but all of it was built in my garage by me. The only thing I didn't do was make the driveshaft.
    1963 283, 3spd Saginaw box, 8" rear.
    The interior is leather I recycled from an old couch. Paint is single stage Washington Blue .etc.,etc.,etc.
    Probably no where near as traditional as a lot of cars on this site but then again maybe it is. It was home built using parts I had or bargained for. All in all I'm very happy with the way it turned out.
    Looking forward to sunshine and warm days


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  2. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
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  3. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Boneyard51
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    Awesome! Love that color and stance! Bones
     
  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,491

    brady1929
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    Congrats. Looks great.
     

  5. VANDENPLAS
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 2,928

    VANDENPLAS
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    More pics
    Looks snazzy !!! I like it
     
  6. texkbc
    Joined: Apr 27, 2007
    Posts: 398

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  7. Johnboy34
    Joined: Jul 12, 2011
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    Johnboy34
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    from Seattle,Wa

    Looks Great! Lots of fun per mile right there!
     
  8. As I use to say about my glass Westcott roadster,it my not be real but it sure is real fun, the car looks great!

    I was pumping gas and I had a guy ask me if my car was a real 32 or glass,I ask him what's it matter,his reply was I wouldn't want it if it wasn't steel.

    I ask him where was his car and what he was driving,his reply was,Oh I can't afford a old car.

    As we were leaving the station I saw him leaving on a Moped, what a dork! HRP
     
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  9. Congratulations.
     
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  11. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
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    Reading this tells me it is more traditional than most here.
    Now get out there and drive the wheels off it [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  12. 52Muntz
    Joined: Jan 13, 2017
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    52Muntz
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    from PNW

    Glass or not it looks awesome and love the color. Great job!
     
  13. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,152

    dana barlow
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Those pic's look great an now a ton of fun !!
    Real steel,well that's a bit of missing the big part of the art n fun,it's "a real hot rod" is all that should count to owner. { steel maybe wroth more on resale,but is no less fun !!}
    Ya my own is 1928 steel,but have never cared if the rod beside me is made of? Only that it was made out of love of hotrods. Smile,it's winner !
     
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  14. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    wicarnut
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    Congrats ! Looks Great ! Enjoy !
     
  15. 4wd1936
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
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    4wd1936
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    from NY

    That is one nice looking car and you can sure be proud of it. Have fun.
     
  16. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Yes though people are out there.:rolleyes:
     
  17. Washington blue, brown leather, 'vette valve covers, three deuces, and oil fill tube on the intake. Oh yeah! :cool:
     
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  18. mountainman2
    Joined: Sep 16, 2013
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    When I read this post with "Fonzie's" voice in my head, I realized just how completely immersed in character Dana's brain is with his avatar. :cool::cool:

    Oh yeah, great car!
     
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  19. ROADSTER1927
    Joined: Feb 14, 2009
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    Looks Great to me! I would find a pace for it anytime! Drive the snot out of it------
     
  20. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
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    Killer...if most were honest about it, they couldn’t afford anything 32/33/34...hell, I’m looking for just a 32 shell and grill for my A and everything I find is $1200 plus...for a grill and shell...$1200......$1200 freakin damn dollars. I refuse to pay this kinda money, and I know guys that have wallfulls of these things that look at retiring by selling a handful of them. Hell, 32 bodies in any configuration are in the $30,000 range and A coupes and roadster BODIES are 5 to 8 grand when you can find a decent one. The fact that your body is glass means nothing to anyone except some of the guys that own originals...your car is way cool. Drive it and enjoy it...Heck, I’d own it in a heartbeat...great job, wish I owned it!
     
  21. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    Looks great! The glass v/s steel debate is a bunch of bullshit.
     
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  22. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Right on, me too!
    Nice scooter.
    And like I tell all my FG bodied HAMB pals "hold that torch high and proud".
     
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  23. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
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    wheeltramp brian
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    Nice car! Upholstery is bitchen!
     
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  24. Weedburner 40
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    Weedburner 40
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    DO NOT apologize for the body being fiberglass. That is one bitchen hot rod in anybody's book.
     
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  25. e z i
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
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    e z i
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    Perfect. Love it!
     
  26. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
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    GordonC
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    Good on you! Now drive the wheels off it!
     
  27. Marken
    Joined: Jun 21, 2010
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    Marken
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    Good looking build. Love seeing the seat belts. Great use for an old couch.
     
  28. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    mikeallcars
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    Brother that is one sweet ride
     
  29. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
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    40ragtopdown
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    Very nice drive the wheels off it.
     
  30. Fortunateson
    Joined: Apr 30, 2012
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    Fortunateson
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    Your car looks really good! Love the colour and the "tight wallet" approach. Not everyone on the HAMB has bundles of cash for this hobby and it's more traditional. I have a Henry '32 5W and I haven't started it yet. But when it's done I would be very happy to park besides yours. Glass or steel, it's the look that counts. When mine is on th Eros do im going to have a little sign that says, "If anything on this vehicle does not meet your approval send cheque to the following address: ......"! (Though I would opt for bias ply tires.)
     

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