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Features 1940's period correct hot rods

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

  1. hotcoupe
    Joined: Oct 3, 2007
    Posts: 479


    Nice job, very proper hotrod!

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  2. OzyRodder
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
    Posts: 287


    Thanks for the compliment. Here's another one.

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    Joined: Apr 23, 2006
    Posts: 678

    from central NY

  4. fonti
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 481


    cool pics!! see you at the beach in Wildwood Justin...
  5. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,498

    from WA

    '29 Ford ....Mitch Doss ...shot this a few years ago at Goodguys in Puyallup WA ...

  6. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,498

    from WA

    This was parked next to it ... '29 ... Joe Bruns ...

  7. hotrd32
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,498

    from WA

    I was around the corner ... '29 ... Jack Butler

  8. Love this thread.
    Here's a handful of recent shots of my 32 taken at a recent beach sprint event down here....runs a souped up '37 21 stud, 39 trans, 32 rear and mech brakes.

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  9. 120mm
    Joined: Mar 31, 2017
    Posts: 65

    from Iowa

    I can look at that flivver all day long.
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  10. Dago 88
    Joined: Mar 4, 2006
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    Dago 88

  11. erlomd
    Joined: Apr 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,213


    Keep it up guys! This thread has been going strong for a couple years now! Amazing photos and stories that all of you have contributed to.
    Thank you all for keeping the spirit alive!!!
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  12. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
    Posts: 161


    All my favorite hot rods are from the 40s, they look so tough, raw and REAL.
    This is my AV8 I've been building for a couple years, I was aiming for the feel of the 40s.
    The flathead is a 50 Mercury so it's a little modern for the rest of the car, but that might change in the future.
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  13. I knew Ide find you on the HAMB eventually.. any plans to lower the headlights or will you keep them high? I personally like the high look.

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  14. The high headlights have a 'goofy' look that sure grows on you.

    Modern build style and aesthetics dictate low slung headlights, but this fits the look and era you're going for. Good on ya!
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  15. D.Lee
    Joined: Oct 21, 2015
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    I'm definitely keeping them up high.
    I actually had a guy tell me "the headlights must be down low to be a hot rod, otherwise it looks like a farm car" so I call it The Farm Car now.
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  16. image.jpg image.jpg My 86 year old grandpa that raced the lakes said in Pasadena where he was from the cops hated chopped down roadsters. He would get headlight tickets for them being to low so he would go to the next town and a block away he would change his back tires to the front to raise the front end up high enough to get the ticket singed off then drive around the corner and switch the tires back. Back tires were taller. Ha lol I laugh everytime we talk about it and so does he. High headlights are as traditional as Apple pie. He said the headlights had to be 14" high to be legal if he can remember right he says.
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  17. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,382

    from Essex, Ma.

  18. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    jimmy six

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  20. Outback
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,101

    from NE Vic

    On an aside, check out the missing brakes (backing plates & mech brake mechanism) on the car in the front corner of the pic on the salt. (1st pic about h/lights)
  21. Good catch. That's weird. Maybe something broke. Or maybe they just didn't finish rebuilding them before the weekend.
  22. IronTrap
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
    Posts: 459


    I was thinking maybe they removed for weight and less drag? Would be cool to know the story there!
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  23. Ah possible. That's a good thought as well. Every pound helps.

    Though, that seems like it'd be a real pain in the ass, taking them off and putting them back on, just to race. You sure wouldn't catch me doing that. haha
  24. Here is mine - built in the early 40's . . . still running mechanical brakes and 32 suspension. The engine is a very hot 42 Merc. I had the interior redone in an early 40's custom style - distressed burgundy leather. I've had more fun with this old hotrod than any other . . . it is just old, dirty, weathered and pretty much the way that "Earl" built it (except for a much hotter engine - he had a stock 100 HP 59AB in it).


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    Here is the dash and steering wheel (I've touched nothing here) - and you can see the old vinyl that was in it . . . probably a weekend job by 'Mom'. LOL

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  25. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
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    I love the distressed burgundy leather.
  26. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,402


    That cabriolet is a neat car. Looks to be very well preserved.

    The paint missing on the hood looks like a tire or something sat on it for 50 years! Any idea what caused that ring shape? Is that the original paint on the car?
  27. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,339

    jimmy six

    Gene doesn't read the HAMB. As I know it built over many years using original parts steel of course, does have a later flathead. Gene knew the gentleman who built it and had to convince him to sell. Gene and his brother sold their Bonneville roadster and Gene went looking for a 40's style. No lowering and US Army blanket sewn seat. Can be seen every Saturday at Donut Derolicks in Huntington Beach.
  28. deucendude
    Joined: Oct 31, 2008
    Posts: 569

    from norcal

    That is one great Cabriolet !
  29. I think the ring was caused by what you mentioned - an old tire on the hood or a tube. The car appears to have a couple coats of cheap enamel over the original black paint in most places. Areas like the interior, firewall, etc - are all original paint. I just did my best to preserve everything I could on it -- when Flop repaired some metal on it (lower quarters), I blended the new paint into the old . . . came out pretty good.

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