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Old 12-07-2005, 12:50 PM
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FWIW, California Custom Roadsters sells everything that you need. Their body is stretched 4" and I think you can get them even longer. They have been building these things for about 40 years.
They also sell T bucket plans that are very complete. Try www. californiacustomroadsters.com
My last one was steel with an operating door (rare) on a custom tube chassis. I used a Ford 8" rear with coil over shocks and tubular radius rods (and a panhard rod). The front suspension was from an old top fuel car that had early Ford spindles and a model A cross leaf spring mounted to a suicide perch off of the front crossmember.. I fabricated the radius rods and ran a panhard rod on the front. The steering was a reversed Corvair unit and a column from Specialty cars. I ran Willwood front disc brakes with the stock Ford drums on the rear.
Mine weighed 1560 ready to run with a 331" chevy and a turbo 350. I ran 295 50X15s on the rear and 165 15's on the front. It was more fun than a person should be allowed to have and was really quick.
The big problem was being in the right lane on the freeway and having an 18 wheeler pass you...THOSE TIRES ARE HUGE !!!

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Well to update you guys on this. I think I am getting this all original steel 1929 Ford Hi Boy 5 Window Coupe. 3 inch chop, all the glass, etc. Has EVERYTHING besides motor, interior, headlights, wiring, motor and tranny. I have everything for it besides the headlights, wiring and carpet. Oh and it needs paint but the body work is done like rust taken care of, new steel floors welded all in, etc. Not gonna believe how much I am getting it for though.... I probably shouldn't say nothing because I feel bad for getting it from this guy for this much. If you are thinking about 6 grand or so then your not even close... Thinking above 6 grand then even more off... Thinking under 4 grand (way under 4 grand) then your really close.
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