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History A Winter RPU

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Dec 16, 2016.

  1. J.Ukrop
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    J.Ukrop submitted a new blog post:

    A Winter RPU

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  2. I was just Jonesing over the 613 Scorcher roadster from Salt Lake and now you bring this one out for a new one to drool over
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  3. Blue One
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    I love RPUs (obviously :D) however there is no way mine will be out of the garage in winter as long as I live in Alberta that is :D
    Present temp here is - 23 C or -9 F :eek:
     
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  4. oldcargary
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    Cool, really like the pipes along the bed....
     

  5. We can't drive em in So Cal for now, it is actually raining!
     
  6. Inked Monkey
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    I love belly burner pipes
     
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  7. hansboomer
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    I live those old cars. One of the things that always makes me wonder what they were thinking is the gas tank. Leave in front of the windshield or put it by the back bumper? What could go wrong? I wonder what the NHRA tech inspectors would think about a gas tank next to the battery. Anybody got any jumper cables?
    How did we all live through the fifties?
     
  8. falcongeorge
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    If this winter is a portend of the future, it won't be if you move out here either! Holy crap! I have 10" of snow in my front yard right now! Worst winter since 2009, where the hell is that global warming we were promised?
     
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  9. Blue One
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    I know what you mean George, My dad lives on Vancouver Island in Bowser just up from Qualicum beach which is the area I plan to move to.
    He has the first snow they have seen there in 3 years. :eek:
     
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  10. brad2v
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    I really, really love the Rost RPU. It, and this one[​IMG]are going to heavily influence the one that is currently on deck in my driveway. Under a snow-covered tarp :D
     
  11. Tim
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    IMG_4756.jpg IMG_4757.jpg Speaking of roadster pickups and the PNW...
     
  12. jackalope
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  14. But I am a little stumped with the 2 shift levers?????
     
  15. Bay-be steering brakes????Ha, Ha...
     
  16. Tim
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    Haha it's my buddies RPU it's a side shift trans with two shift levers. More or less you bump one into neutral and the other out of neutral.
     
  17. hotrawd
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    Herm Rost's son now owns the RPU pictured at the beginning of the thread and it still looks the same.
     
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  18. falcongeorge
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    That car was in most of the big magazines, I have articles on it in Hot Rod PHR And Car Craft. Cool car.
     
  19. A Boner
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    image.jpeg Nice truck....is the body sitting on an A frame! Any pics of the side profile?
     
  20. This has to be one of the coolest RPUs ever......
    ....or in my opinion anyway.
    I love it.
     
  21. shmoozo
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    from Media, PA

    Relax. He's got the first aid kit conveniently located right in front of the fuel tank to help deal with any minor mishaps.

    :D
     
  22. jroberts
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    I guess being from Indiana those Studebaker wheel covers were easy to come by. This is a very interesting car. I love the exhaust system.
     
  23. Jeremy Jalopies
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    How exciting! I have been in touch with the son aka the owner. Were to set up a photo shoot sometime. Its currently 23 degrees with a lot of ice and the low tonight is -11. Herman(the owner) has been telling me stories of when George Barris came to stay at their house when he was a kid during the era of indoor car shows here in Fort Wayne. Im pretty excited about it.
     
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  24. Gary Addcox
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    It's amazing to me that so many people survived driving those rides with gas tanks located where they were. Must not have been too many rearenders or broad side collisions.
     
  25. Gary Addcox
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    Did you design that windshield? It's bitchin', and I'm not from California. It looks like Henry offered it as an option.
     
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  26. Tim
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    @Gary Addcox I do believe my friend who owns the RPU did in fact design and build the windshield as well
     

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