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Old 06-27-2013, 11:35 AM
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When I was a kid (16-17) I was a "groupie" (prospective member) of Nor-Cal Early Iron and one of the guys had a C cab. I don't remember a single thing about it other than it was a torture chamber! The builder did everything wrong is all I know. The steering column was vertical which I did on a T bucket, never drove one so I don't know how it works but to look at it, it's pretty cool. But in that C cab, OMG to get in and out of it you had to be a contortionist! And I was only about 90 lbs at 5'4"! I was simply getting in to sit and make vrrrm sounds.

I had to look find a photo but couldn't find a good one. You can see it down at the end of the line in this photo.

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You can tell that's a old picture,, Look at that guy with them Short shorts on.. Hope that's not you Brain...

I was going to run a vertical column in the begaining... But it whould have been right in the door way..

The column whouldn't have been as bad as the pitman arm being right out side the door..So I went with a reg. Column hook up..May keep the wheel close to the dash.. It's still getting a 10'' deep wheel...
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You can tell that's a old picture,, Look at that guy with them Short shorts on.. Hope that's not you Brain...

I was going to run a vertical column in the begaining... But it whould have been right in the door way..

The column whouldn't have been as bad as the pitman arm being right out side the door..So I went with a reg. Column hook up..May keep the wheel close to the dash.. It's still getting a 10'' deep wheel...
I think he's from The Village People isn't he? Man, that is just creepy to think of that we use to wear stuff like that! YEOW!

DIG the deep steering wheel!

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I just noticed in my post that I said "The steering column was vertical which I did on a T bucket," that was a typo, I have never done one, I DIG, I DIG is what I meant to say.

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I just noticed in my post that I said "The steering column was vertical which I did on a T bucket," that was a typo, I have never done one, I DIG, I DIG is what I meant to say.

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I like the look of a vertical column,, It fit's the look of that day to the tee.
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Hey Brian !!!! Not sure if you got your yet,, But I got mine.... hehehehehe

Christmas at Randy's House...

BIG thanks to the SPI Gang for the Fast shipping....
Mr.Barry should take real good care of you guy's,,,


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LOL, that is so damn funny, so did I, it was on my porch when I got home and I opened it up out in the garage, the exact same thing you got, that is DAMN funny Randy!

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LOL, that is so damn funny, so did I, it was on my porch when I got home and I opened it up out in the garage, the exact same thing you got, that is DAMN funny Randy!

Brian

Man !!!! I thought I had you Brian...

Just wish they would have had about 2 more gallons in that box...And some filler...
Now !!!! If I could only get Speedway to send me that Dropped Polished stainless steel front end..
Things will be GREAT !!!!!!!!!
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Well !!! No front end yet...
But I think it won't be long...

Didn't do my carbs yet,, But this may give a little idea of how the motor will look... I want it to look BIG !!!!

It maybe coming out that corner SOON !!!!





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Out of curiosity will you be allowed (legally) to drive it on the street with the carbs there?

I know in my County we'd be busted with that set up.

We aren't allowed to impede forward vision over 30feet in front of the vehicle.

Sometimes I think living in the States would be nice.
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I have heard that Australia is pretty tough on this stuff. There was a time when any welding on a car had to be done at a "state" ran garage, is this true?

Honestly, in the US the "right" cop and just about any of us are in trouble! There are laws for fenders (car must way less than 1500 and registered prior to Jan 1st 1971) that are a joke and even a T bucket wouldn't pass but there are cars all over without fenders. Most of the laws like for a "windshield" are pretty loose and up to the officers discretion like "Must have adequate visibility" is how it's written in the "California Vehicle Code book". But honestly, I don't know what Randy will have to say being Louisiana is a long way from California, but the cops could park outside a car show here in California and write a thousand tickets as the cars left the show if they wanted to. They know most aren't trouble makers so they don't.

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Australia is really tough when it comes to modified cars.

We have rules on power/weight ratios and capacity/ weight limits.

The only way around it is to build a car to the latest rules which is hard.

You guy's have it so easy compared to us but then we do live in the lucky country!

When I built my car i opted to go the new car route (think $10,000.00 in engineering bills!) but it allowed me to build something the Authorities didn't like but had to register.

It had to pass 2013 emissions and build rules (we call them ADR's) which means it meets the current new vehicle rules.
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Randy......What did you do with the front axle you had on there? I thought you had all that worked out.

I was thinking about you yesterday and the trucks that you and your son worked on. I was looking at some VW's and where they pull the fenders and turn them into a Coupe that is slammed or making a chassis and dropping a V8 in them. I'm surprised that you haven't went that route yet just for kicks. But seeing all the different homemade frames brought you to my mind.

The "C" is looking good. You sure the motor is going to be big enough though?
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Well.. First thing guy's... I was building this C-cab to show it around the US... Didn't really Build it to drive.. When all is said and done,, I wanted a little Cartoonish, HotRod style type Show Car....

Now with that said,, I will never say it won't get driven,,

As far as the height of the motor,, Yes here they will have something to say,,, But it's only Air cleaners,, Easy to set a short one on for a drive... I will also have different one's to also change the look when needed,,

Kevin,, The front axle And wheels came off the T-bucket build,My friend let me use them to set up the car at the time... So It gave me a chance to see how things would look... Now that the T-bucket is built,, My free ride is over,,

I also had the tail lights for it (Brand new) and one of my friends needed some (right now) so I hooked him up with them,, So now I'm slowly buying what I need to kick this thing into gear again.. Once I buy the front axle,,, Everyone will see things happen a lot faster again..
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Don't have any good pictures yet,, But she's back in Black...

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