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Hot Rods Just A Nice Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. Ryan
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  2. That roadster is proof that a good original design is timeless.
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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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    A gentleman's Hot Rod for sure. Everything on that car works for me!!!
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    Tasty. Not quite sold on the curved 41 bumpers, that's kinda "out there".
    Pscott
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    Proof that "traditional style never goes out of style".
    Less is more.
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    I wonder where it is now?
  8. turdytoo
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    I really like it, always have.
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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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    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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    I like the bumper on the rear, different, yet smart and stylish.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Ryan: "I’ll stop… Promise."

    Please don't. There are some things that bear repeating. Nice article.
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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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    Mmmmmmmmmm Roadsters......!

    1940 Ford dashes are the "Cats Pajamas" in Roadsters!
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    i like roadsters. A lot.
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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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    [​IMG]
    Heres mine..
    yeh, simple black roadsters kinda do it for me too.
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    Very nice !
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    Something that I have always been impressed with, the difference between “Style” and “Fashion”. Anyone with a check book, credit card or a roll of green can be “in fashion”. Very few have “Style”.
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    perfection.
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    Its got all the important ingrediants for a timeless hot rod. Lowsquire that is one nice roadster.
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    I just bought this car from a lister a while back.
    Not much known about history but note the similar interiors.(The seat is a redo).He put in a new dash.
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    Same stance.
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