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Projects Anderegg Roadster TRIBUTE-MEMORIAL build and info, AMBR 1955

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by ANDEREGG TRIBUTE, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Opportunity to snap a couple pictures today. Still driving the roadster to work whenever possible.

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    And it seems the lil roadster was guilty of a recent photobomb

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    Thanks for looking in...
     
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  2. Atwater Mike
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    Louie...You've sewed it all up, my friend. As I mentioned, the Anderegg saga has been with me for years. But, from the last time I saw the original Anderegg roadster in the next lane, Highway 17 from Santa Cruz for about a mile?
    Then, a long trip thru Twilight Zone to now, in a couple of short videos 'makes my trip', as the car still rolls in its same mystique, long, low, and graceful.
    "Slippery", for a once-'stately' Model T Coupe!

    Ray had a bud with a channeled '32 five window coupe, also pale yellow...they cruised together, Lester Codd says they were envied, and he and others built hot rods as a result.
    Somewhere in that time frame, (1956) a San Jose State college student lived across the street from my girlfriend, in Santa Clara...Basketball player, Ron Schwabe. Rumor had it he bought a '32 Ford, a Coupe...'hot rod'. I walked across the street, Ron and a friend were in the garage, I entered...
    A pale yellow channeled '32 Five window was jacked up in front, stands under the Mor-Drop axle. REAL clean car, radiator and shell were off, they were attempting to install the engine, a 59-A flathead, 3 jugger, Offie heads, Hedman headers...Looked for all the world like a Hot Rod magazine cover photo!
    Schwabe was having 'interference' with the front pulley and crossmember...channeled body's firewall was limiting the bellhousing clearance to bellhousing.
    "This your car, Schwabe?"
    "Yeh...Engine came out O.K., now the pulley's in the way... Maybe the mechanic took it off when they took the engine out..."
    I said, "Pull it off, the engine'll go right in..." They said "You need a puller..."
    I said, "May I?" 12" adjustable 'Crescent' was what they had, I popped the crankshaft bolt loose and the pulley slid right off. "Hey, nice goin'!"
    Schwabe said the car came from Merced...
    It was years before buddy Frank Dutra told me some about Smiley's '32. This was Smiley's car...Finally, in 1995, the 40-year mystery of the yellow '32 Five window solved!

    I originally drew up some drafts of the Anderegg car in 1964, enlarging photos of the original to a plan I could work from. Collected some parts, laid a chassis out, but too many projects forced sale of most 'universal' pieces and the project was relegated to my file cabinet.
    1978:
    My friend Harry Craycroft (Bay Area Roadsters) informed me that he had bought the car from a gent in Gustine...(the one that got a low windshield ticket (!) and retroed a stock one, painted car black)
    Harry dismantled the car, painted it red, added stainless fenders...The car was on the original modified '41 Merc frame, but was...'different'.
    Ray found it around this time, and got it back. He had to restore it to its original status...Too busy with his business, Ray commissioned Bob Ogden to bring the roadster back to its original splendor...
    Well, the car was finished, and beautifully...but it was different.

    {Same year, 1978, Frankie Costanza ('Von Franco') begged me to go see some '27 'T' coupes, in a guy's yard in Campbell, 5 blocks from my shop. There were 3 bodies, and 2 frames. Frankie got all 3 for $150, 2 bodies had zero rust, the third wasn't bad.
    Bodies were stored at my brother's house, then Frankie took one to Dan Siegel (who built the frame on the famous 'Kookie Klone') and put the '27 Coupe body upstairs.
    My brother sold one other to Jeff Mereira in Merced, which is the one you ended up with. (Frankie had shortened a door length, thinking that the body needed to be shorter, not 'taller at the rear quarters')}

    Sometimes family just has to step in. And it's a good thing, otherwise the design, mystique, and presence of the AMBR 1955 would have been lost to the pages of old magazines...Thanks for your perseverance, Louie.
    Now we have it back. (sorry for the 'magazine length post', but this is accurate, albeit incomplete around the Gustine owner's length of ownership)
     
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  3. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    20180822_092612.jpg Great stuff Mike! Thank you for your kind words. Heres a shot out of my photo album. The Gustine version with the tall windshield (1970) and Harry's version around 1975ish before he dismantled it and kept the VIN and title for a track T he built later.
     
  4. Here's a higher resolution copy of the image of Harry Craycroft's circa '75 version of the car:

    Harry Craycroft's version of the Ray Anderegg 1955 AMBR winner.jpg
    photo from the Rudy Perez archives
     
  5. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Just some fun with a photo...
     
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  7. loudbang
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    With Yellow filter in B&W

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  8. Here's another photo of Harry Craycroft's circa '75 version of the car (on a Bay Area Roadsters Rod Run):

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    photo from the Rudy Perez archives
     
  9. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Wow! That's awesome! Thanks!
     
  10. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    from Bordertown

    Over the holidays I braved the 34* cold and took some glamour shots...fun, but cold


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  11. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    from Bordertown

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    Out and about this morning...photo op...
     
  12. Stogy
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    It never gets old...the celebration continues and inspires...keepem' coming @ANDEREGG TRIBUTE...;)
     
  13. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    A few recent pictures. Still no new interior, still no new paint...but I drive it whenever possible to work. Been taking it to local car shows and a few not so local shows. Its style is so very unique when compared to other cars at the shows.
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  14. dana barlow
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    Looking really good,love your photos an car !
    I had posted a tech on seat an door panels ect. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/tech-sew-at-home-upholsrety-hot-rod.604077/ There is one on a folding top as well!
    Heads up on something I screwed up from Sat AM ! Too look out for!, us low oil pan drivers like we are ! Going to car show early this sat. AM,stopped at lite, line of cars,I was about 8th car back,when we started moving on green,out from under car a head of me came a manhole< it had been razed up about 3 plus in. for road crew to add new black top{my be next day? but had not yet,. I didn't see it in time to ID it as high coming out from under cars ahead of me,BANG took out safety skid shield and bottom of my oil pan. Had to call buddy to bring trailer an go home. Sat turned out to be no fun !!! I look an drive around all iffy bumps,but this time didn't see in time.
     
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  15. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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