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"Indy" inspired street rod

 
XC_Ute XC_Ute
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 08/09
Posted: 08/06/09
08:10 AM

Had a look at the current issue last night while in the grocery store. The article about building an Indy inspired street rod caught my eye.

To be blunt, it would have helped if the artist paid closer attention to the shapes/construction of the body panels he suggested to for the rear and grille surround. The suggeted hood would have to be narrowed radically to obtain the needed width (which I understand is part of the suggested consept). But by the time you wasted taking apart the hood (which is constructed in two parts), cut, and welded it back to gather you'd have nothing but a short section of "body" that could have been formed from flat sheet metal in shorter time!

Also assuming that the source of the "Miller" grille surround was mis-identified as the front of the identified fender curves downwards when seen from the side.

1927 Chebbie front frame clips are NOT a "dime a dozen" since most ended up in the WW II scrap drive and scarce in most of the US.

Oh well, the article doesn't say building a car using the method shown was particle/inexpensive. Note: There is/was a reprinted book from the Model T era being sold on the automotive book market not too long ago that shows you how to build the original Indy inspired rod.The original article came out in the 1920's.

If they could build Indy-type bodies from scratch in their back yards back then why do we need to cut up old parts today to get the same "effect"???