The following series of photos show the work
performed by Hot Rods & Custom Stuff on Mike Stallings Roadster.
At the heart of Mr. Stallings roadster is the Deuce Steel
4-bar links and Bilstein coilover support the Winter quick-change
rearend. Up front, custom mount points to accomodat the Hemi are welded
into the frame. Our Deuce Steel frames cane be modified to fit any application.
Frame are not built until ordered, allowing us to customize each one as
it is being built. Precision jigs and templates allow for frames to be built
quickly and efficiently.
The primary difference between a standard '32 frame and the
Deuce Steel frame is forward of the firewall. The front horns of the stock
American Stamping rails are cut off and replaced with our own. These new
front rails about three inches longer, piched in at the front, and have
a greater arc. This results in a lower stance. A specially modified Deuce
Steel grille shell is then used to fit the narrower gap between the rails.
To find out more about the Deuce Steel frame, click the logo near the bottom
of the page.
Modifications to the Brookville Roadster body include Louvering
of the hood and trunk lid. Modifications were also made to the firewall,
floors and transmission tunnel.
In addition to the stock gas tank, this one was added behind
the seat to extend the distance between stops. Big block Hemi's tend to
sip fuel at a slightly higher rate than a Prius hybrid.
Block huggers are out, zoomies are in. Now we just have to
decide on the right amount of "zoom" to put in them. Same goes
for the Wanlass windshield.
Because of the trans tunnel mods, mounting the e-brake handle
sideways in front of the seat turned out to be the best solution.
Love those Louvers! We have our own punches so we can do them
Anyone need some cheese grated?
Ready for delivery.
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