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Old 12-16-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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I wanted to run this February, 1954 feature from Car Craft Magazine mostly because I love the cover, but I also totally dig T-roadsters on deuce rails. And this one is different from most in that the body is actually channeled over the rails a few in...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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Cool little roadster. Do you know if it is still around?
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:39 AM   #3
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No idea...
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:41 AM   #4
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I wish girls would gaze as me like that when I worked on my car!

. . . all joking aside, that's a neat roadster!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:44 AM   #5
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close but no cigar...
at the 4-baner hillclimb challenge in Cajon Pass in 2009







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Old 12-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #6
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I love that thing......simple and beautiful......I like Booby Traps too!....thanks RC
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:45 AM   #7
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I also really like that car.

I kolorized it for the Rodder's Journal article... so I spend a lot of hours very close up with this car.

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Old 12-16-2011, 09:46 AM   #8
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I thought it looked familiar Rik....I bought that print several years ago!
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:49 AM   #9
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just for giggles...the location today



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Old 12-16-2011, 09:53 AM   #10
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'50s rodders had it together didn't they. There seems to be a total lack of foforah, just enough flash to get your attention but not so much as to be gaudy.

105 in the 1320 that is remarkable, I have seen roads with modern engines that don't make that happen. I like red by the way, just not on wheels.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:55 AM   #11
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Perfect example of how and why to channel, IMO. A bit more rake than suits my taste, but what a cool little piece...
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:13 AM   #12
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I like red.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:18 AM   #13
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I like red.
Me too!!Redheads and red hotrods are a lifelong favorite.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:22 AM   #14
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That's Phil Farber's roadster from San Luis Obspo
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:24 AM   #15
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Great looking car, I've always liked 26-27 Fords. Sad looking at todays reality photos Mazooma1 posted.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #16
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That cover picture says it all...
Man, those were the days fer shure !!!
Cheers....and good post.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #17
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Yeah I love red!!! Every one of my cars with have red on it or in it. Expect a lot of red out of me in the future after finishing my '35.


Speaking of 27 Roadster on '32 rails I believe this is a timeless combo and there was one at the HAMB drags that was super cool.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #18
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The roadster is still owned by one of the gents that campaigned it on the salt for a few years, (late '80s?) flathead powered still. (the '32 shell is chromed, easy to spot)

I spoke with him on the phone 2 years ago, the roadster was for sale...as I recall, quite reasonable. Back in Street trim, in his garage, in Southern Calif.

This car has gone through some changes...from Louis Banta and his partner to Skip Torgeson, (Skip painted it black, and added a stock height windshield, reversed '50 Merc wheels and caps, tall top...around '59. Was a HRM cover car, entitled 'Movie Town Model T'.
The gent that was reproducing Sharp Equip'mt. (heads & manifolds, can't remember his name) was the one that bought the car and took it to Bonneville, as near as I could find out.
I was very tempted to buy it when I talked with him.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:30 AM   #19
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T roadsters on Deuce rails look sooooo right!
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:31 AM   #20
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Great looking little car.

Rickster,

Which issue of the Rodder's Journal is that picture in? It takes forever to look through all of mine to figure out which one it's in. :-)
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