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History A Roadster from the Twilight Zone

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,401

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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    A Roadster from the Twilight Zone


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    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    I see the charm alright, and though I wouldn't kick it out of my garage either I would "correct" a couple things. It's not like a celebrity owned car, or even an ex Al Capone (sorry, couldn't help that one), but it does represent. I think I'd have to ditch the hood, add more carbs, match the wheel covers or even add chrome reverse with pinner whites, and lose the white trim on the top in favor of black or red, and actually I looked back at5 for this one, an all white top would rock that shit pretty good. I have big enough shoulders to bear the cries of foul this reply might get, but I think like scores of hot rods from the day they were always a work in progress. I'd love to be fortunate enough to progress this one further.
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  3. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 20,456


    I appreciate the workmanship, but not my style.
  4. Moondog13
    Joined: Sep 7, 2006
    Posts: 755


    Love it, and it's from my hometown. Wonderful! :D

  5. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


    I'm with you on this one, Highlander.......... the tribars all around, even some twin thins on the tires and a white top.....that's one long assed hood!
  6. Gary Addcox
    Joined: Aug 28, 2009
    Posts: 2,406

    Gary Addcox

    I have often wondered why channeled, unchopped coupes were so prevalent on the East coast while the West coast had very few ? Or were such rides just not covered as much as unchanneled builds ?
  7. ESGEE
    Joined: Feb 25, 2013
    Posts: 606

    from Sweden

    Agree totally
  8. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I've been staring at this car for the last 24 hours and I think that the hood would have to go.It's unique,but mostly unique and good are mutually exclusive.
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
  9. Fly'n Kolors
    Joined: Sep 21, 2008
    Posts: 407

    Fly'n Kolors

    I'd hit that! Prolly twice...
  10. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,639


    I like the sports car look. That was a big part of hot rodding at the time but mostly seems to be ignored now.
  11. Clevername
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 316


    At first glance, it looked "right", and I generally don't like the channeled fender look. There are a lot of things right with this car.
  12. Just getting rid of that top would improve it tremendously.
  13. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894


    Today there is a "standard formula" of what is accepted as a "traditional hot rod"..... Whilst back in the "golden years" anything went.
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  14. Raiman1959
    Joined: May 2, 2014
    Posts: 1,427


    I like the car a lot! I'm partial to the hood and 'cycle fender' and hubcaps look was a bit more 'accepted' style back in the day, as I do remember my dad's buddies all had hoods on their various roadsters....the ONLY thing I don't like is the little round air-cleaner! I'm probably out on a limb on this one, but heck....I certainly appreciate the variable styles back then....I think it's very cool looking, and the canvas top is spot on old-school!...and I certainly would know what era it's from at first glance. It was pretty common to put 'different' hubcaps on the back, then from those on the front.... awesome!:D
  15. in my mind, i live in early is F'N perfect!
    a complete car= fenders, hood, top etc.
    a balance of colors front to back, inside and out.
    the few "awkward" additions, air cleaner, exhaust, big steering wheel, mis matched caps. all say "check this out!" and are all finished/trimmed properly.
    i say we put it back on the frame, strip it of it's "character", bigs and littles, trim rings so it conforms.:rolleyes:
    J.Ukrop and Raiman1959 like this.

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