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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldebob, Dec 27, 2009.
Wow Ragtop those pictures you posted are great! So cool to see cars that low back in the day.
unfortunately no information..
but one of the pics that was sent to me from my So. Cal friends during a debate on whether 6" chops on A coupes are really
traditional or not..
Heres before and now 40 chopped chev
for got this one i sold last year built in 62
A little more on that car now, for anyone that is interested: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=814209
The thread doesn't get updated much, but I can tell you, that it looks a hell of a lot more like the old pictures now, than the thread reflects.
That is beautiful
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another one 6cyl roadster
Looks like a GMC.
It was a GMC! Vandit, where the Hell did you find that pic man? I've searched for pics of both of those cars for years and could only come up with this one:
How's this for a 50's look...
Excellent! Maybe a bit conservative for the '50s, but beautiful nonetheless.
I'm kinda cheating. The trans is a '64. Everything else is pre-57.
Now that is cool...
Let's bump this old thread with a few pics of my latest build known as the Caddyhauler.
Shooting for that late 50's vibe. 331 Caddy, 39 box, banjo rear.
n O Man you got that look Right !!
Here is my sedan w/ 283 on '39 box as I wanted to build in high school (graduated in '57). Spring is still trying to arrive in the high desert of Oregon, but I should be on the road in the next week or two; only weather is keeping us inside.
Terry, Love your sedan....I also graduated in 57 and the yellow car on the left is what I wanted back then also. ( less the front independent and if I had a chance to redo it I would go with a dropped heavy)
In researching some inspiration for '31 truck I am building to compliment my roadster in the pic below I looked through the '40s and '50s period correct threads start to finish. I love how these threads show big/little and same size tire combos, www tires, different engine combos, wires and steel wheels, paint versus primer, east coast/west coast/lake bed looks, and overall debunking many hot rod styling myths. Most of all it shows you that the choices were just as varied then as now.
Thank you to everyone who contributed... The two threads were truly something else!
I'm also hoping to pass this passion down to the next generation. This is my nine year old daughter dismantling the passenger side of the truck.
How about this one?
Shown unfinished at the Darryl Starbird Custom Car Show in Wichita in 1959. Owner died soon after.
I was luck enough to aquire the car this year.
Caddy powered with leaded in fenders and running boards.
Are you going to do a build thread? After what you did with the truck, I'd sure subscribe to it!
Dang, Dave, you find the coolest stuff!
'49 Ford tail-lights? I have a pair of '51's I was thinking about frenching into the back panel of my coupester, but I need another lens.
Is this OK?
No, the pictures too small! Nice colour!
The plan is to sell the truck to redo the sedan. I will do a build thread on the sedan once the tear down begins.
If the trucks sells quickly, I plan to have the sedan ready for the Detroit Autorama in February. If it takes a while to move the truck, that time table will be unrealistic.
@daddy_o's_diner Didn't have your number with me last weekend or I'da gave you a ring to see if you were around. My brother and I were over for the swap at the fairgrounds. Knocked a couple more pieces off the list with good deals. I'll remember to get in touch next time...I'd love to check out that sedan, and I want a spin around the block in that truck before it goes to a new home! ha!
built in the late 50's, "restored" 2015
What are the covers on the front drums on that Tbucket?
^^Looks like aluminum frying pans...^^
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