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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, May 15, 2013.

  1. Ryan
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  2. Jeff Norwell
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    I like Red,..hemis..and Pickups..... ha haa ha
     
  3. I sure like that profile shot. So were the hood and fenders used to meet class requirements or what?
     
  4. Ryan
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    Valid question... I'm not sure... But I sure do like the car better without.
     

  5. I'm tossing around an idea here to build a roadster PU out of a '30 Model Chevy 2 door sedan, then place a '33-34 Chevy grill shell on front. Yes, I'm wanting to go full fendered. I have enough open wheel race cars to look at.
     
  6. April '61 HRM was one of the magazines that was in my dad's apple box stash that I used to comb over when I was a kid.

    I remember that article well... and used to dream about a family project like that.

    Fond memories...

    Sam
     
  7. silverdome
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    It does look much better without that hood and it would be nice to know the 1/4 time as it looks to be at the strip. Getting the whole family into the build physically and financially is quite impressive also.
     
  8. Ebbsspeed
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    In the picture of the interior, passenger side, there's a box with a cutoff switch and what looks like some type of gauge. Anybody know what the large knob in between the two is for? Pre-oiler pump?
     
  9. I see a truck in your future
     
  10. Dyno Dave
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    The box is a manual pumped pressurized fuel tank with a fuel on/off switch, thinking the fenders and hood placed the Dodge in a street class at the drags. As I recall the car was from the Portland, OR. area and shown at the Portland Roadster Show.
    Looks good even today... Dyno Dave
     
  11. I actually thought about a street class, but didn't that require a "windshield" of sort?
     
  12. Marty Strode
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    Here is a shot of it from '56 at the Tacoma Car Show, with Ardun power, Jim Miller was the builder/owner at that time. I watched it race in the 60's, after the Desoto engine, Frank ran an injected B-Mopar.
     

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  13. skinnydude
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    Yes it has a very good look with hood off ! has a casual stance sharp piece .
     
  14. Marty Strode
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    Here is another show shot from the mid-60's.
     

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  15. 24 Dodge
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    Here's some photo's of my 24 rpu not a hemi but a 327
     

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  16. S.F.
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    Elitist: "Adjective: Favoring, advocating, or restricted to an elite group"

    Well, I do love this little dodge, its perfect. But I will say, I think I am an early Ford Elitist. :D
     
  17. S.F.
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    Way cool, a injected Big Block Mopar
     
  18. Jimbo17
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    I find it interesting that the photo is from April 1961 and shows a price of .35 cents
    for Hot Rod and today 52 years later I am paying .54 cents a copy with my subscription.

    An increase of .19 cents divided by 52 years equals .004

    I guess sometimes not much really changes in life.

    Jimbo
     
  19. BrerHair
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    I heard that. Mama pitches in her baby sitting money? Mercy . . .

    Love it with the track nose. Great little hot rod.
     
  20. GEBHARD
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    Never seen this one before, very cool.
     
  21. Very cool shots Marty! Looks like it had a nose, then no nose... then had a nose!

    Sam
     
  22. Is that a chipmunk on the tonneau?
     
  23. Jungle Jalopy
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    ...I think it's "Thumper".
     
  24. 32 Barn Car
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    Rabbit .Was called "The Little Thumper " . In a private collection near me .
     

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  25. Ryan
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    I'll be damned. So she survived? Any other shots?
     
  26. Marty Strode
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    That car has been re-born from many of the original parts, the great part is they did it in both versions. One car has the Desoto, the other one has the injected 426. And the work was done buy one of our HAMB members, Paul Gilbert. It was called "Lil Thumper" and had rabbit painted on it. It was also featured in Car Craft in the 50's, I believe.
     
  27. Nobey
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    Thumper was the name of the Rabbit in 1950s Walt Disney production Bambi. And looked just like the one shown here. Don't ask me how I
    know that......
     
  28. The 28\29 A grill is throwin my off. I like my "odd rods" to have make matching (or custom) grills. Tgat being said it is a damn cool car
     
  29. Goddam I love it when stuff like this comes out of the woodwork!
     
  30. BrerHair
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    I'm a sucker . . . how do you know that?
     

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