The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by oldebob, Dec 27, 2009.
The car he had before the 32 Roadster
The T that wound up on the Ventures album cover.
Cool history there Baron.
Nice old 5 window Tom. Good seeing you a few weeks back at All Timer's. Hot day, but a nice event.
Awesome thread! Here's what we came up with...
I love everything about this.......you nailed it
What a beauty!! Cars nice too!! Pete
That phaeton looks great PurdueSD.
That T with the stacks, now that's some wonky exhaust.
This is a pretty well known car locally, belonged to a guy named Cliff Rich. I heard him speak at a Greater Vancouver Motorsports Pioneers induction ceremony a couple years ago, he has some WILD stories, a real character. I think Hemideuce knows him pretty good. I think those are nerfs, not the exhaust, but I'm not certain. There have been pics of the car posted on here a few times, its a wild one, and got some ink back in the day.
Looked at another photo, those are definitely nerfs. You can see the tailpipes between them in the other photo.
That's a relief haha
2" straight pipes if smoking skull is removed
A better pic from my -32 with -52 Merc engine
That T is interesting. There is a lot not to like there, the poor placement of the both front and rear wheels in the fenders and the excessive length from the firewall to the radiator, but over all it is pretty damn cool. Is it on a Chevy frame? The parallel front springs would have made it harder to get that low without a seriously dropped axle. Are there shots of that?
Here's a 34 I was building a while back. It has a 59 390 caddy and since I am not sure if it appropriate for the thread or not I will post this 32 that sits down the street from me
After reading the last couple pages I probably shouldn't have posted the 34 seeing how it isn't all early parts. My bad
Can I just say one thing about period correct hot rods. It seems like all I hear is they wanted them nice and shiny or they wanted them in primer. But to be honest I am a third generation hot rodder. Been around a lot of guys from the fifties. And they all had different dreams some wanted a show car some wanted a race car to street race so primer was a finish cause the paint didn't matter to them. They were all over the place just like now. Bottom line to me is if your going to build a traditional car pic a date and stay under it.
This is my grandpa in 52. Sorry Dave I know you have seen these.
That is pretty sweet. I always wonder how the hell they keep a bare metal car from rusting though. Maybe it just lives in garages, and trailers. I don't know. They look damn cool either way.
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Keep the old pictures coming boys !
That is the single most important thing in building a traditional car, and most guys get it wrong!
they found us...
Exactly. The roadster we're doing for my wife is very late 50's to early 60's STYLED. Mostly old parts, but in the name of her having a reliable, fun, easy car to drive it has radials, a stereo and a 200R4. The latter two are well hidden.
It's also a steel Henry body and A grill shell, has a hand-built frame, '57 283 with vintage Offy three deuce intake, early 60's Rochester carbs, Ford split bones front and rear, Ford dropped (and chromed) axle, '40 front brakes with drilled backing plates, and on and on.
Still, it's not "period correct" so it's not posted here. It is, however, a REALLY nice car.
You guys should keep an eye on what @birdog is doing. Young kid with unbelievable talent! He's going far in the hot rod world!
Thanks Dadio! Your car is turning out so nice! I am in love with the color combo! I killed my IG account so I have to come here for my fix lol
This was taken in 54 it's another pic of my grandpa
FYI, probably 25 years ago they changed coat hangers and the metal they use now is pretty poor, but the old black hangers were actually pretty good metal, I've used them many times when I didn't have any welding rods on hand. I always had some uniforms or coveralls on hangers I could steal the hangers from and do the job, never had a failure from one of my welds using them.
The place I grew up on was several miles out of town. Many repairs were made with what was there. Until I took metal shop in high school I thought coat hangers WERE welding rod.
Ahhh that's better...
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