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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

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

  1. Speed King
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    You took the words right out of my mouth. Outstanding.
     
  2. Ford Farming
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    Every part I have for my 26 RPU is pre war. This tread makes me want to live in the garage untill the build is done
     
  3. autobilly
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    Awesome looking car.
    Oh... and Jimmy, you are the Professor!
     
  4. el Scotto
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    We need more. I feel like a junky. I've reached the end of the thread? We need more!
     
  5. Mooseman
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    This is the best thread ever .
     
  6. roadwarrior32
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    Here are some '32's from the early forties. The hiboy is the MaGee roadster in, I think, its original form.
     

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  7. 296ardun
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    These are just incredible...note the pictures of Don Blair's "Goat" modified that turned over 135 right after WWII...no roll bar, helmet, belts...
     
  8. havi
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    This is the reason I joined the HAMB. A big THANK YOU!!!
     
  9. Harms Way
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    We all have been told this was the greatest generation,..... I truly believe that. I have two contributions for you on this thread (which is now one of my all time favorites!) :)

    First is a little known web sight that plays some great music that enhances reading this thread,......http://www.6thcorpsmusic.us/

    Second is a picture of Frank Mack's Roadster during construction in 1948, that is his first wife sitting in it,..... enjoy.

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  10. Fro
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    I know traditions change, thank god traditional doesnt. awesome thread.
     
  11. kurtis
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    Did someone mention there aren't any '32's in this thread?

    Well...., there are enough grille's here to make you happy for the time being.

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  12. 1939STREETROD
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    built in the 50's, my 34 chevy had a 48 ford rear, 3 spd on the floor, brockway grille, custom cycle fenders, and a 216 chevy engine with dual exhaust and dual carbs, giovanni cam, and jahns pistons - all on top of a dipper crank...after a year of HS driiving in the early 60's, i broke an axle and it and tire came right out of the rear end...next, i had a low drumming in the engine - about 16 screws and the pan was off....got a new insert, polished the journal and ran it some more until the rod ate the block a few months later...what a fun car - met my wife with it too!...it was one of the first real hotrods around this area at the time.
     

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  13. kurtis
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    This would have to be my all time favorite. I would even build one but i don't think my 6'6in. frame can fit.

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    Some more early lakes.

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  14. Bodger45
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    gotta save this one.
     
  15. jimi'shemi291
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    Generally speaking, true, only half of the decade was available for peacetime activities. But, when the boys came HOME, not only was there a baby boom, but lots of earlier neophytes came back from the war zones with tons of automo-tive/aviation experience AND the drive to put that horsepower to work -- with whatever they had available!

    And, as soon as Studebaker, Kaiser & others started getting NEW cars available to a public with war-time plant money in the bank, WELL, '20s and early '30s cars that had been people's only transportation suddenly made the "final" trips . . . to the junkyard! Hotrodding had ALL of the elements in place to go into gear!!!
     
  16. flatheadpete
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    Anyone who can't take it can get bent. This is what WE are all about. Report the truth and it will be told. Nash wasn't around 'til the 50's. I know. Test me. Damn I miss the Old HAMB.
     
  17. Justin B
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    real barn/ garage find

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  18. The SCTA reissued it, and it's currently available again on thier web site. I too have an original though, what a prized keepsake.:D
     
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  23. j ripper
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    This thread is lame.. no airbags, no s-10 frames geesh... BORING. ha ha.. thanks to erlomd for getting this one going and everyone else that has contributed..
     
  24. Way, WAY, WAY beyond cool. And notice the significant dearth of whitewalls.
     
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  25. tfeverfred
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    I had thought that WWW's would have been a rich kids tire. Would that be a true statement?
     
  26. Gaters
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    Top Jimmy, He's the King!! Great photos and perfect thread, bring em on!!
     

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