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Old 04-21-2010, 09:16 AM   #1
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Default Just A Nice Roadster



Don Brown's roadster was featured in the April, 1959 edition of Rod & Custom Magazine. I recently ran across the article and frankly, was amazed the little roadster made the cut. Not only was it rare to see a flathead powered car featured in the fab...

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Old 04-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #2
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That roadster is proof that a good original design is timeless.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:36 AM   #3
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Ive loved that car for as long as I can remember.That issue is always near the top of the pile.
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:49 AM   #4
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A gentleman's Hot Rod for sure. Everything on that car works for me!!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 09:53 AM   #5
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Tasty. Not quite sold on the curved 41 bumpers, that's kinda "out there".
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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Proof that "traditional style never goes out of style".
Less is more.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:10 AM   #7
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I wonder where it is now?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:11 AM   #8
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I really like it, always have.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:13 AM   #9
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I love how the article refers to Don as an "old time dry-lakes rodder". Really nice roadster and yes, simple.....

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Old 04-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #10
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Tasty. Not quite sold on the curved 41 bumpers, that's kinda "out there".
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They were really popular on those cars in the early 50's.

That car was traditional before there were traditional rods!
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:18 AM   #11
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I like the bumper on the rear, different, yet smart and stylish.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:40 AM   #12
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Proof that even in those days a simple, clean roadster could be a refreshing change from the trends of the day.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:05 AM   #13
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kind of makes you wonder why a person would ever take the fenders off a 32. that car is perfect.

hey Ryan, where did you get the artwork with the Nylint Hot Rods?? I have a couple of variations of that toy.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #14
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that is one sweet roadster. I think it was in a couple of other magazines from that era too or one of the specials that they put out then.

40 dash and Column with the column shifter and the dash mounted park brake handle.

Very clean and straight forward and totally timeless except to be a prime example of a really nice rod from that era. And if for sure wasn't "flat" anything.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:29 AM   #15
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That is one tasty custom.Too often I look at a car and think "If you would have just stopped there.....".Not overdone or underdone,it's just right.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:26 PM   #16
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Ryan: "I’ll stop… Promise."

Please don't. There are some things that bear repeating. Nice article.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:18 PM   #17
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It's interesting for an article from '59 to have such a nostalgic theme. Also, this must be the earliest usage of the term "street rod" I can remember seeing. Gotta love this car.
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Old 04-21-2010, 05:28 PM   #18
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Mmmmmmmmmm Roadsters......!

1940 Ford dashes are the "Cats Pajamas" in Roadsters!
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:24 AM   #19
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i like roadsters. A lot.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:36 AM   #20
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Athletic stance? I think you're onto something Ryan.

Great looking roadster. It proves that fenders are cool.
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