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American Graffiti Coupe Pictures and Myths

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Graffiti32, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. choptop4
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    Oh! and I forgot ,One the toad shirt is in a friends closet. I have photo of him wearing it at a dance him and his band where playing at. See if I can find it soon.
     
  2. Baron
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    Thank you. That gives me a good place to start. Look forward to seeing more pics of yours once you get it out cruising. Keep up the good work. Love the car.
     
  3. choptop4
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    Found 2 photos of that shirt !.We where all in a car club then . Trying to get a reunion together this summer . Cheers
     

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  4. snakebit7
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    Thanks Baron, would love to see a few pics of yours as well. I tried to upload a few to an album on here but it wouldn't let me.
     
  5. Wedgehead426
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    Great thread, I was into cars long before this movie. Never really cared for 32's or 55's. I was and still am a Mopar guy. BUT, after seeing the movie and the one scene that really hooked me was the scene where Milner was at the gas station and had just un-corked the headers prior to heading out to look for the 55. He pulls it out of the shop into the night and the duce just looked, and sounded wicked. That hooked me, and I told myself I have to get one someday. Well I still don't have one, and I am still looking. Probably never will get one, they are all priced out of my league now. What a great movie, and a great car.
     
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  6. Baron
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    Take a look at posts #225 (my current build/parts) and #234 (yellow,1st and the black one was my last one).
     
  7. First off what a great thread. The 32 and the 55 never inspired me it was the essence of the movie that inspired me-Cruisin. Now for the rambling. I woke up yesterday and watched American Graffiti(Sunday ritual), plus Reverend Horton Heat was playing later that night, the movie helped me get in the mood for the concert. I attended the 2013 GNRS and met Paul LeMat and Bo Hopkins. I bought a Milner Racing Team shirt and got Paul to sign that and a poster, I also got Bo Hopkins to sign a picture of him and the Mercury. I wore the shirt to the concert I thought that was the only shirt that was proper for that concert. My shirt is fading from me wearing it all the time. In the late seventies and through the eighties I listened to the soundtrack cassette everytime I was in my room building models. The movie and my uncle are the reason's why I live my life the way I do. I am 42 and still feel like a teenager when I watch this movie, Heck I am watching it now as I type this. I would rather have the movie on Laser Disc then DVD to me that would seem closer to period correct I know Laser Disc's weren't around in the 60's. The blog reading will have to wait till tomorrow night. Thanks again for the thread. I know my ramblings had nothing to do with the myths but this movie is a major part of my life if you can't tell.
     
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  8. snakebit7
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    Looks like your off to a great start Baron. Love the Black as well!
     
  9. Green Rodz
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    It's the only movie that my dad took me to see alone...just him and me.
     
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  10. _sir_charles_of_reno
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    SVHS, did you go to Sonoma High? If so, what year are you?
     
  11. choptop4
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    They let me out of SVHS in 74. Cheers
     
  12. _sir_charles_of_reno
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    Crazy, you might know my uncles, they're class of '76.
     
  13. patterpillar
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    My son and grandson brought this back from a car show in Seaside Oregon on a vacation a couple years ago. Candy was pretty cool with the slightly hyper 3 year old. My bucket list has a piss yellow coupe on it.
     

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  14. Baron
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    Found these old shots of my black one going together.
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  15. snakebit7
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    Pretty cool! was that a steel body?
     
  16. STREETREBEL
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    I'm a mopar guy too.
    Get a 33 Ply. coupe like mine!
    It does have a ford grill though.
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  17. Baron
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    It was. Here is a picture right after I cut the top.

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  18. 2935ford
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    I've never been a real fan of that car. Don't really know why.
     
  19. jseery
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    Steve Fitch lived a couple of blocks from me in Wichita and I had him come over one day and take my daughter for a ride in the 32. I was a little surprised at the condition of it! It was a little rough to say the least, but a cool car.
     
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  20. snakebit7
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    Pretty cool, love the pics! Not sure what I will build next, Still enjoying this one!!
     
  21. looks as I remember it when I saw it when it came into Orland's when it showed up
     
  22. Ill throw out my 2 cents. I grew up in Turlock ca. and in the 90's I was luckiy enough to join the Pharohs, we cruised on Mchennery Blvd. and every friday night we went to A and W on 14th st. American graffiti was our Mantra and the guild of my Kustom life since the 70's. I moved a bit further south in the 80's and met and New Rich Ruth personally. im one lucky some bitch. ive actually lived the real deal and drove the same street as Lucas as a kid.
     
  23. Baron
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    How about a pair of Deuces.
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  24. alfin32
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    B,
    Did you chop both cars?
    A
     
  25. Hyway Hauler
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    Buddy Holly was killed in 1959...
     
  26. Baron
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    Hi Alex. I did not chop the yellow one. That was the first 32 Coupe I built . Paid $600.00 for the body(pic below). I had the car back for some work a few years later, and decided to chop my red Deuce while I had my first one there for reference. I took 3 1/2" out of the red one. The yellow one was cut 4".

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  27. steel rebel
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    What a different look with the radiator and grill in the stock location. I wonder if the movie car would have become such an icon if it had had the grill in that location.
     
  28. Graffiti32
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    I know a lot of guys hate the grill but I think the chopped grill shell on the coupe makes it!!!!!!
     
  29. snakebit7
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    Here's a pic form one of the local shows! downtown Oswego.jpg
     
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