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Old 07-16-2009, 08:12 AM   #1
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Default Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford



In 1947, Ray Giovannoni took the long drive from Washington D.C. to the west coast. It was a pilgrimage for Ray as he always wanted to see his tastefully done custom rolling along side the cars that inspired it in the custom heartland - California. W...

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:24 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

I have always loved the looks of that car a lot.

Lets hope there will be some very good news on this one soon!!!
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:24 AM   #3
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My all time favorite custom.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:27 AM   #4
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

Always interested in things 36 Ford. Hope to see this one again.

Are those running boards shortened?
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:28 AM   #5
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

One of my favorite's also....
I guess "something" has been found.... so even if its not this car.... seems it should be very interesting in any case!

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Old 07-16-2009, 08:29 AM   #6
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

Perfect custom, history, and a mystery, the only thing missing is....."the rest of the story".
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:40 AM   #7
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

It looks like Ray wasn't just another guy from DC with a custom. I found this with a quick Google search.

Giovannoni Cams was the first speed shop in Washington, D.C.. The shop was started by the famous cam grinder Ray Giovannoni. Giovannoni Cams was located at 633 Maine Avenue, S.W, Washington, D.C
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:54 AM   #8
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

Great looking Custom.
I would be surprised if that Custom didn't survive. It is amazing how many of these early customs (& hot rods) show up, look at the post not to long ago with the Jimmy Summers built '36 3w sitting in a pasture.
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Old 07-16-2009, 08:56 AM   #9
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

It would have been really great if this car returned to the scene! I really dig this car and its story!!
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:37 AM   #10
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

Spence Murray did a similar one in the 70's that was the feature build car in one of the old mags..might of been Rod and Custom. Looks very similar to the Giovannoni one. My friend Carl has owned it for about 20 years and has only taken it out of his garage maybe three times. I should try to get some pics to post. In fact Rodders Journal did a story on it recently and said that they wonder how it looks today
Anyhow..this is a really cool roadster.

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Old 07-16-2009, 09:50 AM   #11
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Great looking car! That top is beautiful, the chop and profile are just perfect; wonder if it was done in D.C. or is a genuine Carson top? I'm not wild about the Packard-style grill, it's hard to improve on the original '36 grill ('cept maybe simplify it some).
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Old 07-16-2009, 09:59 AM   #12
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Dream car. One of the best.
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Old 07-16-2009, 10:01 AM   #13
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

Ryan, you tease.

Can't wait to hear more about a semi famous east coast rod.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:23 AM   #14
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

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Ryan, you tease.

Can't wait to hear more about a semi famous east coast rod.
I second that except to say BIG TEASE.

Let's hope it turns up so that we can learn more about it.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:30 AM   #15
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In this case fellas - I'm not the tease. I'd say more if I knew more.
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:33 AM   #16
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

I like the Grille. 41-42 Packard Clipper. If I had to be picky I'd say it coulda went up into the hood but some have done that already and it would take away it's unique personality. I know the reason it's lower because of the available hgt to work with and really would take two grilles to do that. The rest of the car is just drop dead sexy for a 36 custom. Thanks Ryan even though I too think it's a tease. Then again where else would you ask if more info was wanted?
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:35 AM   #17
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That one BAD fuckin' car..........

Always been curious....do these cars run a little hot, engine and driver's compartment, with the solid hood sides?
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Old 07-16-2009, 11:38 AM   #18
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Default Re: Ray Giovannoni's '36 Ford

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Spence Murray did a similar one in the 70's that was the feature build car in one of the old mags..might of been Rod and Custom. Looks very similar to the Giovannoni one. My friend Carl has owned it for about 20 years and has only taken it out of his garage maybe three times. I should try to get some pics to post. In fact Rodders Journal did a story on it recently and said that they wonder how it looks today
Anyhow..this is a really cool roadster.

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I have my fathers old Hot Rod annual with a copy of the build up of that car, nice article showing all the work they did...
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:02 PM   #19
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Damn is it found or not ????????????????????
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:10 PM   #20
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I have my fathers old Hot Rod annual with a copy of the build up of that car, nice article showing all the work they did...
really??
whats the date of this? and whats on the cover?

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