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Old Iron 05-29-2014 07:36 AM

ZZ, who makes these hinges?

http://www.ratrodsrule.com/forum/att...2&d=1401334038

05snopro440 05-29-2014 12:23 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic12 (Post 388923)
WOW! Did that roadster get scrapped? why should it be a sad end? Looks like perfect street rod makings to me. I would love to come across something like that or a coupe!

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Originally Posted by Neverdone (Post 388924)
Why was that the end to that 37?? It looks really fixable! With your skills anything is fixable.

Fire wreaks havoc on metal panels, especially seeing as it was hot enough to burn all the paint, tires, and everything else. While it does look fixable, I'm betting that nearly every panel is warped or misshapen. In addition, at those temperatures the steel probably lost a lot of its strength as well.

zzrodder 05-29-2014 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by cosmic12 (Post 388923)
WOW! Did that roadster get scrapped? why should it be a sad end? Looks like perfect street rod makings to me. I would love to come across something like that or a coupe!

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Originally Posted by Neverdone (Post 388924)
Why was that the end to that 37?? It looks really fixable! With your skills anything is fixable.

I stumbled across it online - built by Jim "Bones" Noteboom - it burned in 2011 on the way to the Sacramento Autorama, also saw an old auction ad for it around that time hoping to get over $100,000 for it in that condition. Burnt bodies are really tough to bring back, especialyl something one off like this - everything is so seriously warped and tweaked. Check out the brass side moulding hanging off the pass. door, the aluminum windshield posts are just puddles on the running boards.

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Originally Posted by Old Iron (Post 388936)

I googled 'hot rod billet hood hinges' and found them. Sachse Rod Shop makes and sells them, also found a guy on ebay that sells the plans - I think I may be able to make them from the pics.

05snopro440 05-30-2014 10:54 AM

Trailering your car is embarassing enough, but having it burn while trailering :( I realize he was going to autorama so the trailering is forgiven.

ZZ, is that $100,000 in as-burnt condition?

Those hinges wouldn't be too hard to make. Since there's already a measuring tape on that photo for scale I will try to do up a solidworks drawing for it when I get some free time.

CORPO 05-30-2014 12:27 PM

that is a sad end.. burned in the trailer.. electrical short???

I got a battery cut off wired in mine... going to throw the switch when parked stored..etc... its kinda hidden too so its an anti theft as well.. lol

Todd 05-30-2014 12:33 PM

I had the plans from ebay and got all the pieces cut. Then I lost the plans, now they are boxed up on the shelf.

05snopro440 05-30-2014 12:37 PM

Sorry to hijack ZZ, found some more pics of that convert. What a shame.

http://www.legendarycollectorcars.co...om-3-Small.jpg
http://www.legendarycollectorcars.co...om-4-Small.jpg

Anyways, it's been a day since I've seen new pics, you must have your hood done by now? [ddd

jfg455 05-30-2014 05:39 PM

If you guys come up with a DXF file I'll cut out the parts in either mild steel or aluminum.

05snopro440 05-30-2014 06:25 PM

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Originally Posted by jfg455 (Post 389056)
If you guys come up with a DXF file I'll cut out the parts in either mild steel or aluminum.

I should have a file next week, I can't guarantee on its accuracy though as I'm just going off of the dimensions of the picture ZZ had.

hansgoudzwaard 05-30-2014 07:02 PM

Hinge dimensions
 
http://www.sachserodshop.com/web_body.pdf

On this page.


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