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Old 03-30-2013, 05:49 PM
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Future project

In the future, I'd like to build something in a older hotrod, 30's or 40's. If I do, I'd like to use the 434 sbc out of my chevelle with a 6-71 on top of it. I'd stick a mild sb in it for a driver. I'd like something that I can put a roll cage in that would be legal to run some impressive et's but keep it streetable. I really like the looks of the coupes, 34 chevy, ford, etc, but there isn't a whole lot of room. I'd like to set it up for a decent rear tire, not pro street huge, I want it to handle decent. I was thinking camaro subframe and from there back I could build the rest. I've built race car chassis so that would save me some cash. I guess I'm just kinda dreaming right now, but ever since I used to see them in Hotrod magazine in the late 60's and early 70's I've always wanted a early blown hotrod. Being on this site doesn't help reading about some of the iron you all have. Well thanks for listening, and keep posting pics of your rides.

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well save you cash and when you find the right project you will be able to get it, then start your build. good luck!
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40's cars have a lot more room and make a great start for your plans. Also most 40's cars are cheaper especially non-Fords. Nothing against Fords except price.
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I've been kinda looking at that. There is alot of good looking 40's cars and the there would be alot more room. Friend of mine has a 41 ply rat rod, it's a nice fairly solid car that would make a good hotrod. I'm not really into the rat rod thing.
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A lot of the cars starting in 35 were starting to get bigger inside more room. You have a lot to choose from. Good luck and have fun.

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I had a street/strip '34 Plymouth. It does get tight inside and tough to climb around the cage. The car was driven a lot on the street and ran low 10's in the 1/4 (on street tires). I had a lot of fun with that car. I built my Willys without a cage, so I am not racing it, but this car would be easy 9's. Remember the Camaro and Nova subframes are wide - not ideal for the 30's cars.
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I didn't think about that, 33 willies. Post some pics of your Willies, I'd like to see what you've done.
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Sorry, Willys doesn't have a ie in it. Tired I guess.
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