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Old 07-10-2009, 07:37 AM   #1
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Default Pat Ganahl's 1932 Roadster

It was August 4, 1963 and the Yanks had just lost the first game in a doubleheader with Baltimore. To make matters worse, they found themselves down 10-9 in the bottom of the seventh of the night cap. With one out, Steve Hamilton was due up for New Y...

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Old 07-10-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Pat Ganahl's 1932 Roadster

I actually like Pat's car better than the Nitti roadster,.... never thought that could be possible !,..... but your car has its own distinct personality,..... I can't get enough of it !
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:46 AM   #3
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Agree...!
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:47 AM   #4
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Very nice piece.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:49 AM   #5
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Default Re: Pat Ganahl's 1932 Roadster

I had the pleasure of meeting Pat at a big KKOA show in Kansas back in 2000 or 2001. We talked for a long time. He is absolutely the most decent down to earth guy you ever will meet. He showed me lots of details on his little 56 truck. He also told me about the ugly side to magazines and all of the things that go on behind the scenes at them. I believe he told me he was editor at Hot Rod the shortest time of any editor ever. Seems his honesty and tell-it-how-it-really-is personality didn't jive with the powers that were in control of the rag at that time.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:52 AM   #6
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VERY nice. I love it all - the purple - the white R&P - everything!
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:53 AM   #7
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oh man thats sweet, what a difference between tire and wheel choices. With the whitewall firestones it really does look like a time warp. Little chrome here and there but not too much, Great build.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:55 AM   #8
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Besides pretty much having a perfect car, the man can flat-out write.

Great article Ryan. Who took the pics? Great details, I'm stealing some ideas for my build.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:56 AM   #9
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Wow. Nice car.
I'm a big fan of your journalistic and automotive work.
(Heck, I even like your '48 Chevy.)
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:58 AM   #10
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Looks great, with either wheel/tire combo. Nice to know there are other projects that take over 12 years to finish. Is this the same roadster that was featured way back when in R&C in a 4 page feature "How to Buy a Roadster"? Thanks for posting the history on the build.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:59 AM   #11
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Love it!

Joe's car was a huge influence on me also.

Seeing Joe's car at the 75th in LA and a purple cabro I used to see in MN that So Cal Colorado built pushed me into doing purple on my project car we are working on now.

The different wheels really change the car...man it is nice.

Congrats Pat! Perfection!

BTW, love you writing in the mags also.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:03 AM   #12
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I've been following the progress both in print and occassionally getting to see it in person when in Southern California, and I'm really glad to get to see the car in its finished form.

I can't see one thing that I'd change...I think it's perfect. And I don't say that very often, because I like a very specific style of hot rod. I especially like the way the car looks in the photo at the top of this thread with the 16" wheel/whitewall combo.

Thanks Pat, both for sharing that article and also for your perserverance.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:07 AM   #13
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P.S. Ryan, you're a dork.

Only you could use a cornball baseball lead in for Pat Ganahl and (sort of) get away with it.

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Old 07-10-2009, 08:10 AM   #14
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It's been awhile since you and I have crossed paths Pat, so I'm glad to see you have not waisted the years building a Camaro or Cuda. Great job, well worth the years of investment.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:11 AM   #15
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Beautiful, refreshing in a sea of "cookie-cutter" 32's
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:14 AM   #16
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The most beautiful roadster ever possibly. It is amazing the personality changes so completely with the Halibrands. Very Dr. Jekel and Mr. Hyde
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:18 AM   #17
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Wow,,Too Tall has hit a home run with his roadster and as others have said,,I like it better than the Nitti car that was the spark that led to this beautiful roadster.

Congrats on a car that WILL stand the test of time and become a benchmark for years to come. HRP
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:24 AM   #18
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dead on! bitchin roadster
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:29 AM   #19
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Default Re: Pat Ganahl's 1932 Roadster

It takes a big man to look at a '99 Plymouth minivan, and say "I'm going to paint my deuce roadster that color"...

BTW, I was going to paint mine that color... Still might.
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Old 07-10-2009, 08:30 AM   #20
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Very nice. Is that Chrysler's Orchid color? later shawn
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