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Features 1950's period correct hot rods.

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldebob, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. exStreamliner
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    Except for the respective 57 Vette & Thunderbird motors... both car are pre 48 OEM an/or pre 57 after market parts... the 33 does use a home built four bar set up but some guys did that in the 50's too... the 27 stayed with a three point suspension w/ 95" wheelbase and the belly pan is 6" off the ground without a dropped axle... pretty happy with that since my goal was less than 10" (anyone with an unsplit wishbone will appreciate the creativity involved) there is a thread on the 27 http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=431579

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  2. Randy P
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  3. oldcarfart
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    I grew up in Philly, Pa. and shawdowed my Uncle and his buddys. The only tat's and greasers I remember were hard core bikers, not car guys. The cars at this time ('62-'65) were fat fendered tail draggers and '55-'57 chevy and Ford wannabe gassers with shackles, no front bumpers and tube grills, the groups rarely mixed.
     
  4. Ha ha yeah it's funny how the kids think everybody looked like the Fonz or the Stray Cats Band.
     
  5. C0ra1l1
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    I'm aiming for the 50's with my sedan. At the moment collecting parts for an 8ba project.
     

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  6. Bigcheese327
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    It looks the part so far!

    -Dave
     
  7. Cross Rodder
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    One of my favorit threads!

    Pic of my home built 31 A. Goal was to build a 1955 period correct hot rod. Collected the parts over 4 years. Started the build in 2007, hit the road the first time in Oct. 2010.
     

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  8. jick
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    shit i remember that car!
    that beach photo was taken in Weston-Super-Mare, about 20 minutes from Bristol....its where i grew up, the car was featured in our Uk hotrod mag Custom Car in the early 90's maybe?

    love the old shots of it!
     
  9. My son has tried to get the 50/60 style
     

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  10. jackandeuces
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    It funny that the shot on beach in UK is so close to shot that was taken On Langley Air Force Base 1958 beside the Back River.....
     
  11. 32Gnu
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    Here's a good one of my dads roadster in 57....
     

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  12. GARY?
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    ^ Hot damn !! ^
     
  13. Deuces
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    Cool thread!!..:)
     
  14. Awesome thread!!
     
  15. Man I just went through this thread and I did not see many rusty pieces of shit with license plates for floor boards or doors. I guess those that claim "It's like it was back in the day" Don't have a clue what it really was like Hmmmmmm
     
  16. Tank
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    Awesome thread! Heres mine. I'm thinking about a paintjob and fenders someday...
     

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  17. TexasSpeed
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    Bump..

    More pretty please? :)
     
  18. belair57
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    this is mine in 1960, the other photo is today.
     

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    Ive just been through all 21 pages. Sensational thread.
    Cannot wait for the next installments.
    Living throught the 50s-60s Hot Rod, Kustoms, Racing, Cruise and Diner scene would have a fantastic experience.
    This pick up is absolutely wild, I also saw it in the lastest Hot Deluxe and wondered if it was a survivor. Would be quite a ride..
     
  20. Bodger45
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    Pioneer Days parade 29 Palms Ca.
     

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  21. dad-bud
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    Come on guys, keep this one going - and the 40's period correct rods thread too.
    What a edjumecation this is giving me - I is learnin!!!!
     
  22. hotrd32
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    Hell I can't remember what I posted where, if I've already posted this here sorry....Pete Sevesen '29..... Corvette powered ..... about 1959 I think....plus I think I just hit 2000 posts...might as well be a cool ass ride!

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  23. AF/X
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    we just got this one. not for sure if it was built in the 50's originally or the 60's. i feel the paint is 60's but everybody is thinking it was originally built in the 50's. we are trying to figure out who built it. it sat in a california barn covered up for 40 years close to palmdale ca.
    if anybody has any info please let me know. thanks, Rob
     

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  24. exStreamliner
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  25. ^^^^ I like that ... a lot ! Very Nice work .


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  26. LSGUN
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    Are those Lincoln wheels?
     
  27. JeffreyJames
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    Where was that at Rochester? Your father seemed to be a rear ruler with all his cool stuff!
     
  28. tattedfordguy
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    This one is bad ass!!!
     
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  30. moonlight graham
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    I think that is either a 1938 or 1939 Lincoln Zephyr. I uses Ford gears but I believe the case is somewhat stronger. The shifter would come out just below the dash and to the right of the "waterfall". If you get the chance take a look at Chip Foose's P-32 dash to get an idea of the configuration.

    Geoffrey
     

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