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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Apr 10, 2020.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    A Moment in Our Time

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    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
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  2. Great photo of a super nice Roadster.
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  3. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
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    Yup, that pic could very well be from days gone by. Look at the two strip driveway with grass in the middle.
    Cool pic and great research. Thanks! :)
  4. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Great read J. Love the roadster. Would love to see more of it. Is Ed a HAMBer?
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  5. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Good stuff Joey thanks!
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  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    timeless. some things are beyond even context.
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  7. I'd like to see Nat's photo in B/W or sepia with a filter to soften the edges a bit. THAT would be a photo that would fool historians!!
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    from IDAHO

    A Roadster And Well Written Story Make For A Beautiful Marriage...Thanks...
  9. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
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    Good stuff, Mr Ukrop! Thanks
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  10. The 39 guy
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    The 39 guy

    Thanks Joey!I enjoyed your well researched story and the picture is great. It would be a nice poster or framed picture for a shop.
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  11. 40ragtopdown
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    Now that's cool. Thanks
  12. The37Kid
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    Great way to start the day. Bob
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  13. typo41
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    ED1AB159-CF09-4611-903E-142957E17FAC.jpeg 653B0204-09C6-4422-8361-8B8631626D00.jpeg 1928 Roadster, wife/partner 40 years, home mostly unchanged 1935 Adobe house
    She keeps the roadster in the same carport that once held the 1940 ford sedan of the constabulary
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  14. dana barlow
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    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Nice,enjoy the look n read.
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  15. I know Ed, super cool dude. He let me borrow a truck and trailer a few years back to tow my friend Sean's hemi T-bucket to my new house, I just had to put gas in it. I still haven't seen the roadster in person, but the Jingle Town was a neat little car itself. Ed knows what's up.
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  16. Tim
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    from KCMO

    Very cool! All of it!
  17. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
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    from Nebraska

    I love reading stories like this. Thanks for sharing, Joey!
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  18. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    First off this is an interesting topic and Thread @J.Ukrop as it really is a true test of period correct as not any Hotrod or Custom would achieve the ability to fool when combined with a time warped's a fine line indeed...


    :rolleyes:...This is Bob Ida's Hotrod back in I suspect the early 60s that is packing a 409 adding ambience to the Neighborhood...Bigtime...

    Apparently he acquired this in 59 and was to young to have a license so they flat towed it to the strip and he raced it cool is that...

    Just a grainy old image that means nothing to the average joe and even to many here as it's rough around the edges and undone but to's golden, priceless and in fact a favorite of mine...I was even inspired as I am many times to create a twist on this I will share when I find it...


    :rolleyes:...This is the inspiration I did of Bob Ida's Hotrod...loosely based on the Roadster Royalshifter's tributing as we type...

    Another instance of a more modern reflection and inspiration was a pic posted by a Hamber @Budweiser whose pic below was in a similar period neighborhood albeit with a couple of modern disturbances but once removed it warped right back and that again is a compliment to capturing the inspiration when it comes to our modern offerings in Hotrod/Custom...


    So while Nat's Pic was unedited which is a rarity as you allude...I think many Hambers seek out that Timewarp Landmark devoid of Modern anything to capture an inspired connection to the Past which is in many ways easier said than's a big part of the fun of it all...

    Where Were You in 62


    Credit to Photographers, Owners and All that Inspired the Inspirations
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2020
  19. I see that picture, and I wonder to myself, "How do they get their grass that green!?" I'd love to know the secret...
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  20. Nostrebor
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    That little row of houses just screams 50's era San Fran. My mom grew up there (moved here when she was 12), and has childhood photos that look like they may have been taken on that front lawn. Very cool!
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  21. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    42˚18'N 83˚09'W

    The roadster is an absolute gem and with the exception of the garage doors that photo could be right out of the late 50's. I dearly miss those halcyon days of summers long gone.
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  22. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
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    You may have discovered a new traditional hot rod artist with a camera. She has a great eye for getting things right.
    I took the liberty of seeing how it might look in black and white Nat photo 29 A (2).jpg Nat Meier photo 29 A (2).jpg
  23. kursplat
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    great photo. the only "tell" is the electrical service
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  24. Stogy
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    That would have been different in 1950-55?
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  25. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
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    from Michigan

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  26. kursplat
    Joined: Apr 22, 2013
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    more than likely 3 single wires. i think it was early 60's ? that 3 wires wrapped together (triplex) came into use. the old wire had cloth (triple braid) covering that was more weather proofing than insulation, and didn't hold up to abrasion. when they started covering the wire in plastic it could be wrapped together. some of the first stuff they called "pool wire", (at my work at least), and it had the hots side by side with the neutral completely encasing them like an armor covering. PIA to work with
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  27. Stogy
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    I still think despite these trained observations such as the Garage door, the grass and the Wires going to the mast the image still gives the described throwback to another time...and if one cannot sense that it is truly unfortunate...

    That moment in capture is as rare as what we are driving these days especially in its suburban setting...I appreciate it warts and all...of which there are very few...
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2020
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  28. He sure is!...

    Thanks for the article and photo of my Roadster and Home.To think,this all started from a random photo post on Instagram. Surreal is the only way to describe the feeling..
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  29. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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    Congrats...well deserved press and discussion...any Build threads Sex? Perhaps for the Roadster and the Tub...;)
  30. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Cool! Yeah, share some pics of that awesome Roadster.
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