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Old 04-14-2006, 08:09 PM
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Budget roadster

Pretty good piece on this $5,700 roadster in the current issue of Hot Rod.


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Old 04-14-2006, 08:35 PM
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You know...I saw that thing in person...I fell in love with the 'goofy' wheel setup on it immediately! It is definatly not mainstream, but it isn't too far out there.
If I had the $jack$ I'd buy it in a heartbeat.
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:29 PM
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Interesting front suspension (is it just turned upside-down?) I would like to know how he got the springs to play nice. After all they are being 'pulled' down instead of 'pushed' up like normal.

It also looks like a pothole would be the death of it
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Old 04-14-2006, 10:49 PM
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Interesting front suspension (is it just turned upside-down?) I would like to know how he got the springs to play nice.
I believe you have to reverse the spring packs, smaller leafs on the inside of the curve instead of the outside
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Pretty good piece on this $5,700 roadster in the current issue of Hot Rod............
I need to go look for that one. That is a unique solution for a front end.

He built it for $5,700?

How technical is the article and are there more pictures?
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Isn't that roadster the one with the flipped frame--I mean the whole frame is turned upside down.A Dodge I think.
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Notice....No front brakes. I think I would have spent a few more bucks for those.
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Yes:

It's the Dodge with the flipped frame.

Many more pics in the article.

There is a fairly good tech description.

$5,700 - complete.

No front brakes.

440 engine.
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I'd be surprised if it's not sold already!
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I don't think it was ever up for sale. The $5,700 is the guy's cost to build it...not what he'd want for it.
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No front brakes. 440 engine
Now we are talkin fun
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Thats probably my favorite car I've ever seen in Hot-Rod.

Its got a traditional/odd color-scheme, a odd-body, actual dodge power, and uses alot of stock parts, the frame and suspension design is wild too.

Plus its got wood-floors and no front-brakes, dangerous, but it works...

Nice hood ornament too...

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Old 04-16-2006, 07:58 AM
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It's called an underslung chassis. People used to do it all the time to get their cars way lower. Many salt lake modifieds ran that way. Super slick looking car at a great price. Havent seen that issue yet but thanks for the heads up Dewey.



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