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Old 07-28-2008, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

A few months ago, Steve Coonan and Geoff Miles (both from The Rodder's Journal) got a crazy idea. For no rational reason, they decided to flat tow Geoff's '32 chassis behind Steve's '32 roadster from their home base in NorCal to the Street Rod N...

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:12 AM   #2
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Coonan joined our Street Rod Club in Maryland when he was 15 or 16. Great to see he still has the mentality of a teenager.

I'll never grow up, never grow up, etc. from some Disney movie?

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Old 07-28-2008, 09:17 AM   #3
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

NOTHING ... like having a spare chassis for your Roadster ... along with you for a road trip.
I usually take along a few spares ... but this takes it to the NEXT level


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Old 07-28-2008, 09:21 AM   #4
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Hats off to them. Looks like it would be one hell of blast to drive that set up accross country.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:23 AM   #5
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Maybe they'll find a body at the swap meet!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:28 AM   #6
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Now thats cool.

They should swing thru Palookaville for free pancakes and beer.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:29 AM   #7
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Nows thats TRADITIONAL.......................
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:31 AM   #8
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

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absolutely no one in NorCal was willing to help the two with a tow bar set up. Folks just didn’t want much to do with the idea… at all.
This rules. Doesn't seem that long ago Casey and I were puling away from your house in Brookside with my rolling chassis in tow and you shaking your head grinning at my tow bar setup.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:33 AM   #9
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Maybe they'll find a body at the swap meet!

Or find that 32 roadster body " missing " on the interstate in Kanas ...

Here ... http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=282114
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:35 AM   #10
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Cool lookin mill.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:37 AM   #11
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!



"Geoff, you'll be fine here for a few days. The liquor store is over there & the motel is just down the street. I'll pick you up on the way back through."
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

I would probably shit myself if I were to see that on the Interstate. How fucking cool is that? And that Chassis looks great too!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:44 AM   #13
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

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I was "Flat towing" a 46 Ford pick-up from Lake Elsinor to Laguna Beach and was promptly stopped by the CHIPS for having an unlicensed vehicle on the road!
That's unreal, I bet I flat towed a dozen cars out of CA and didn't know that was a problem for anybody.
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:52 AM   #14
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Takes the notion of "Trailer Queen" to an all new level. Way to Go!!!
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Old 07-28-2008, 09:55 AM   #15
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

I can't wait to see it in Louisville!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:01 AM   #16
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Danged nice engine trailer!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:11 AM   #17
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

Steve and I were talking about this at the L.A.R.S. and I told I told him I thought it freakin too cool.We both kinda laughed at the notion and I told him there would be a bunch of naysayers but go for it! Can't wait to talk to him on Wednesday when I get to Louisville and hear the stories of the road.
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:12 AM   #18
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

That is cool. Can't think of a better way to get it there, or more fun either!
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:26 AM   #19
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

gee
some one here posted a lost glass 32 body on the freeway in mid America...

dragging this frame around is like trolling for a "lunker"
maybe the 32 gods(dogs)will smile and all will be united

did any one notice in the above pic they are on Route 66
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Old 07-28-2008, 10:40 AM   #20
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Default Re: Geoff Miles & Steve Coonan: ROADTRIP!

What am I missing here:

"That determination has not gone untested. Once word of the plan spread, all of Steve and Geoff’s roadtrip buddies bailed and made other arrangements for traveling. And absolutely no one in NorCal was willing to help the two with a tow bar set up. Folks just didn’t want much to do with the idea… at all."

Roadtrip buddies bailing on you because you come up with an idea that just my be fun to look back on in your dotage??? I'm thinking they are the type of buddies one really doesn't need.

And what the hell was up with no one in Northern Cal being willing to help with a tow bar for the trip. Crap, it really wasn't that long ago when we would use a set of Ford wishbones as a tow bar and then tow all over Hell's half-acre! Has the fear of liability gotten us to this point in our lives? Glad you guys got some help on a problem that really wasn't a problem. Sheeeeeeesh, what a bunch of pussies!!!

Anyway, glad Steve and Geoff got this thing on the road and glad to see the naysayers didn't ruin their fun. Go for it, guys!
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