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Old 01-25-2008, 06:48 PM   #21
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Default Re: Lucky 13

It's weird in a cool sort of way.
I agree with Randy,although I suspect it went the other way 'round more often than not.
Any way,best of luck with your search.
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Old 01-25-2008, 09:05 PM   #22
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I bet my Dad is smilin' down. It's a long shot that I'll find ol Lucky 13, but let's all keep our eyes open-she's hard to miss! I'll be retiring in about 5 years; maybe I'll have to build another one!
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Old 01-26-2008, 09:18 AM   #23
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Something about that front view I really like. Can't put my finger on it.
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Old 01-26-2008, 01:30 PM   #24
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Thanks for the comments, guys. I bet my Dad is smilin' down. It's a long shot that I'll find ol Lucky 13, but let's all keep our eyes open-she's hard to miss! I'll be retiring in about 5 years; maybe I'll have to build another one!
That would be an excellent idea. You've come to the right place if you need advice on how to do this, the HAMB can most likely answer whatever questions you'd have and help you source the parts.

If you really do it, post your build here and ask questions often.
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Old 01-26-2008, 03:08 PM   #25
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Yeah, I've been getting that feeling that I found the right place. And hey, I've got five years to convince my wife!
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Old 01-26-2008, 08:25 PM   #26
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You know, as far as wives are concerned - I think it's easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission, and I can't imagine she could look at those pictures and hear those stories and not understand why something like Lucky 13 would be so important to you.

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Something about that front view I really like. Can't put my finger on it.
Could it be it's similarities to an all time favorite female orifice?
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:52 PM   #27
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Something about that front view I really like. Can't put my finger on it.
yea KIWI I was thinkin the same thing, ??? kinda draws ya in doesn,t it?
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Old 01-27-2008, 03:37 AM   #28
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Yeah, I've been getting that feeling that I found the right place. And hey, I've got five years to convince my wife!
Welcome to the HAMB! That has to be one of the best intros by a newbie, great car sure hope it is still out there. There is something about the photos that strikes a nerve, have they been published before, or were they at a fleamarket?
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:48 PM   #29
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You ask for more photos? OK, here's a perfect side view of the car totally complete. Notice the headlights and the radiator ornament (Whippet, I think).



EXCUSE THE THUMBNAIL PIC. I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO UPLOAD FROM PHOTOBUCKET AN IMAGE OF THE PROPER SIZE!
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:01 PM   #30
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Yes 37kid, these were published before - in May 1979 in Old Car Illustrated. They ran a three page spread on it, but I got no response about the whereabouts then. But now with the HAMB who knows, maybe someone knows where it still lies.
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:18 PM   #31
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Gigantor, yeah I guess my Dad was pretty balsy. In 1924, when he was 20 years old, he and a buddy went for a motorcycle ride--from NJ out to the wild west on their Indians. Got a photo album of that trip too. It was only years later, when he had "settled down" and married that he started to build hot rods! He built some kind of sportster with headlights linked to the steering so they would turn into the direction you were going. Then he built the "slightly shortened" "T" you see here just before he built the Lucky 13 racer. BOY, THOSE WERE THE DAYS!


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Old 01-27-2008, 02:29 PM   #32
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Thanks, Ryan
Looking back is not bad. I always find it fun .
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Old 01-27-2008, 02:33 PM   #33
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-I have a 1926 Henney Hearse/Limousine that had the body burn in '33. I keep telling myself that someday I'll get my project list down to where I can finally build something like this. Features like this one have got to be my favorites!!
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:38 PM   #34
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That car looks European to me, particularly French. What was his styling influence, other than aerodynamics and driver safety?
I was told that my dad made it as narrow as possible because he was working with the high Buick chassis. Going narrow was the only way to reduce drag.
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Old 01-27-2008, 04:49 PM   #35
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1930's, home-built race car, throws some dirt, converted for the street. That's hot rodding in pure form.
For those who dig the old dirt tracks here's one for you. I think it was a promo car for the track where my dad's car raced.
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:09 PM   #36
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Gigantor hit the nail on the head, someting to live up to and respect. Kool car; home built, race pedigree, street driven. 13 has always been my lucky number.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:41 AM   #37
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yea KIWI I was thinkin the same thing, ??? kinda draws ya in doesn,t it?
YES ! Nothing like a BIG vagina comin at ya!
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