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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by erlomd, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. hotrd32
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    Just went through all 58 pages of this thread.....awesome thread and what the HAMB is all about.....images are amazing and historically significant....and yes we should all read more and research more....especially before we post.....if you want to see more of Bob Wrights images from back in the day go to my album......http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/album.php?albumid=26001
     
  2. Tony1932
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    From the movie "The Best Years of our Lives" (1946)




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  3. Kume
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    That's a grouse looking Jigger!:D:D:D:D:D

    It means we love it

    photo attached


     

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  4. Harms Way
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    That album is just flat out AWESOME !,.... I found this on there.
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  5. hotrd32
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    I posted these on another thread but should work here....actually pre-'40's

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  6. R&C RON
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    Here are some photos that fit the topic. I've had these for years and don't know if they have been seen before.....I love this thread!!​

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    Romeo Palamides Oakland Cal. 2/27/47​


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  7. HotRodHon
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    Wow, who said Rat Rods weren't around during "the day"
    This guy made a car out of a feeding trough
     
  8. rodl
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    Grouse pix Jimmy, do you have any early OZ ones. I'm endeavouring to put together a seies of brief articles for my club magazine.SCARAB on the Gold coast.
    RodL
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  9. Jay Yuskaitis
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    How I love these pictures. How they bring back my memories. Thanks so much. This post could last me a year or so! Jay y.
     
  10. Jay Yuskaitis
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    How many remember these times? I know We do. It's great to know there are many folks out there keeping these "times" alive for all to see. Thanks so much for bringing me back a ways. Jay Yuskaitis
     
  11. 296ardun
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    Very cool, wasn't "Romeo" Palamides first "Al" before he changed his name, or was that a brother? He was a legend, dragsters, lakesters, jet cars...didn't know he started out in this modified...
     
  12. rodl
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    I can't let this thread go by without putting in some pix of my younger brothers 32rpu. He picked this vehicle up in the late 60's from a young guy who had tried to rod it, but didn't know shit from clay! It was a bit of an abortion. Still had the original 4 banger & spokes on it, but the body was RS:( Ian's a 'beater & painter', so this vehicle got the works. Total strip down. My uncle was a cabinet maker and got the job of fabricating a new body frame - steam bent timber in the curved bits and all. I think he also made the bows for the ragtop, as well as redecking the tray back. Big brother me said don't get rid of the 4 banger! It was a goer, and go it did! Dunno where. The wire spokes ended up as windows in Ian's bluestone block workshop - looked cool as well. He picked up a truck motor and had it refurbished, all the usual young blood stuff, but without going over the top. I think the offy heads came a bit later, as did the McCullough Blower. I know the blower was in a mates 39 roadster, maybe the heads came out of it as well! 9 coats of black enamel made it look like glass. The doors probably close better than when new. A great job, done the way the old guys did - DIY. These pix come form the ASRF Nat's in 1997. We drove from Victoria to Goulburn for the Nat's and then onto Queensland - approx. 1500km.:cool: We believe it's the only one left in Oz. Still seen at many ASRF events today.:rolleyes:
    RodL
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  13. T-Time
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    1930's - 40's.

    Cletus Clovis' custom/hot rod (billed as the world's first "street rod") was built circa 1933, based on a 1932 Ford. I don't have any further information on the two T's.
     

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  14. 345winder
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    the black roadster looks photoshoped.
     
  15. T-Time
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    It's not.
     
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  16. 345winder
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    if so thats really pretty cool. anymore pics of it?
     
  17. HotRodDean
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    Fantastic pics hotrd32. man I love this thread!
     
  18. T-Time
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    Unfortunately, no. There is a thread on here somewhere from a few years back where we discussed it. Nobody recognized it or knew any history on it.
     
  19. 29AVEE8
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    I have seen the photo on the right somewhere before. I seem to believe that it is Clint Eastwood.
     
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  21. ecode ragtop
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    You have to wonder how many of those old hot rods where scraped during the metal drives for the war effort!!!
     
  22. Jive-Bomber
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    Notice the window says Lee's Speed Shop?? That's on East 14th in Oakland- The World Famous Lee's building is still there, but I have NEVER seen a photo of the front of the shop back in the day-- COOL!!!!!

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    Your grandpa is standing right where the trunk of that white car is parked in the shot I took...
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  23. ironfly28
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    Here's a link to an Album on Mart's page, I've been looking for this one for a couple of weeks and couldn't remember where I had seen it.

    http://www.martsrods.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/danmcn/danmcn.htm

    Also has anyone commented on that being Jack Calori's Roadster in front of lee's speed shop?
     
  24. 345winder
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    i thought the exact thing,even searched pics of the Calori to verify...but didnt go back to read the other 50 paes to see if that had been mentioned as being Jack's.
     
  25. seatex
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    That black roadster is just timeless....................STUNNING
     
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  26. soda_nz
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    Can anyone tell me what the wheels are on the RPU of Ted Colley?? that pick up is to cool for school!!!!!!!
     
  27. Bigcheese327
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    In the last pic, they look like '36-'39 Ford wide-fives. Sorry I can't be more certain, iPhone screen...

    -Dave
     
  28. Looks like regular ol 16" solids to me
     
  29. ironfly28
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    Yeah, 16"s............The lack of pinstripe does make them stand out a little, I like that.


     
  30. T-Time
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    Pre-war built '26 T roadster pickup. All owners documented. Built in California. Owned by So-Cal at some point in its life. Everything on it is just as it was built in the Thirties, except for the top.

    It has a reversed eye front spring, Studebaker wire wheels, custom gas tank, a Rajo overhead valve conversion on a T engine, a Model A gearbox inside the T tranny housing, Ruckstell two speed rear end, and a two speed auxiliary transmission. That gives it twelve forward gears by my count!

    That's all that I know about it, so far. I talked to the current owner last weekend. I'm in email communication with him.
     

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