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Discussion in 'Photo Album' started by meangreen, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. meangreen

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    Thanks, guilld. Yeah, I try to use as much salvage yard stuff as possible. When I got involved in building hot rods (late 1960s) there wasn't a lot of pre-fab aftermarket stuff available and you had to make do by modifying existing parts and fabricating your own brackets, suspension components, etc. I found out I had a knack for it and I still enjoy doing things that way.:cool: If you followed my build on Club Hotrod and kept count, there are parts from 12 different vehicles in the roadster, not counting the home-built frame and the fiberglass body. My '31 Ford coupe holds my personal record, though; it has parts from 32 different vehicles!:confused:
     
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    And I might add that the '31 Coupe is one fine piece of work. Excellent craftsmanship!

    Jim
     
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    Thank you, Jim. That means a lot coming from you; your roadster is a study of neatness and detail. It's a true work of art from end to end and top to bottom.:thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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    I finally got around to adding the numbers and lettering to the roadster. My wife was saying I should leave it alone and my son was telling me to go for it.:confused: I vacillated for a while, but finally decided I had nothing to lose but a little time and a few feet of sign vinyl (I have my own plotter-cutter). I found some engine-turned gold vinyl online that closely replicates the swirled gold leaf that was popular on old race cars. Now that it's done I think it is the finishing touch that it needed (and my wife likes it after all). The 94 is my old stock car number and is the number I also run on my Electrathon race car.:cool:

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    Wow that looks good. Saved the pics in my collection of track roadsters.
     
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    The numbers really changed the look. AWESOME CAR!! I simply love the race cars of old and you really have done that style serious justice. If I had a pocket full of money you would be building you a new one and I would be cruising in my new car!! :thumbsup:
     
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    Definitely the finishing touch! Maybe I'll get to see it in person one of these days.

    Jim
     
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    It looks great! And I'm a sign/lettering designer of 30+years who believes less is more.
     
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    Wow, that looks great!
     
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    Great build thread!! I am an old sprint car racer myself and love your build! You nailed this one as it is purely beautiful!
     
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    Thank you all for the compliments.

    I grew up with a dad who loved racing and took me to the track frequently. Unfortunately, the track roadsters had all evolved into sprint cars by then, but I saw a lot of the old pictures of them and loved the style. I researched them for years and a few years ago Don Radbruch published a couple of pictorial history books about them. My car was what they called California style back then, but they were common in Indiana & Ohio's "Mutual Racing Association". I grew up in Indiana, so I tried to build what would have been a really top notch car back then. If you all like it then I think I was successful. Thanks again.:cool:
     
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    NICE TRACK T!
     
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    Looks great, and have the look off some off the rides built here in Sweden. They use Volvo parts, even sometimes the Volvo engine B20.
     






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