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Technical Roadster?

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Dec 16, 2011.

  1. Ryan
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  2. Toner283
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    Cool little roadster. Do you know if it is still around?
     
  3. Ryan
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    No idea...
     
  4. Zombie Hot Rod
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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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  5. Mazooma1
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    close but no cigar...
    at the 4-baner hillclimb challenge in Cajon Pass in 2009

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  6. hotrd32
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    I love that thing......simple and beautiful......I like Booby Traps too!....thanks RC
     
  7. Rikster
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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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  8. hotrd32
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    I thought it looked familiar Rik....I bought that print several years ago!
     
  9. Mazooma1
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    just for giggles...the location today

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  10. porknbeaner
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    Ryan
    '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. :D:D
     
  11. Perfect example of how and why to channel, IMO. A bit more rake than suits my taste, but what a cool little piece...
     
  12. Bass
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    I like red.
     
  13. flamingokid
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    Me too!!Redheads and red hotrods are a lifelong favorite.
     
  14. Stu Padasso
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    That's Phil Farber's roadster from San Luis Obspo
     
  15. The37Kid
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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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  16. Hdonlybob
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    That cover picture says it all...
    Man, those were the days fer shure !!!
    Cheers....and good post.
     
  17. JeffreyJames
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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.
     
  18. Atwater Mike
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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.
     
  19. COOTER
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    T roadsters on Deuce rails look sooooo right!
     
  20. Rolleiflex
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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. :)
     
  21. Rikster
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    #35
     
  22. Slick Willy
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    I like a little red roadster too!!

    Whats the grille treatment? Is the insert painted red or is it a solid panel?

    This is mine (obviously not a T on 32 rails, but its red!)
     

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  23. FritzTownFord
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    Red. It's the new primer. No the new black. No the new, fake patina -

    Frankly, I'd love to see more color come back into traditional hot rods.
     
  24. Tman
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    I like that little roadster. Need to show this to my brother for inspiration
     
  25. wingnutz
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    It inspires me!
     

  26. I think his zipper is open....:eek:
     
  27. troylee
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    When I think of an early hot rod, I think of 26-27 roadsters on 32 rails. It 's My personal favorite. My buddy Rob's roadster, that I have a soft spot for.
     

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  28. JeffreyJames
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    Here's another '27 Roadster on a '32 Chassis compliments of OldBob here on the hamb. Love this car and actually just realized it has a flat 6 in it.
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  29. I've had more red cars that all other cars together.

    I think '26-'27 Ts look best with a little channel on '32 rails. The rails can look a bit massive otherwise.
     
  30. Nevala
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    So that roadster bug *hasn't* been extinguished eh, Ryan? I'm tellin' you man, a caravan from cenTx to the salt or desert would be supreme! All goggles and hooch...
     

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