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Hot Rods Anyone from Iowa recognizing this channeled mid 50s roadster??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by SuperFleye, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. SuperFleye
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    Bought a polaroid photo album some weeks ago containing some rod and kustom photos taken in Iowa around 1956. Amongst these photos was this neat mid 50s roadster. Anyone here recognice it?

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  2. Dreddybear
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  3. pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    Backup lights are late 47-48 Ford Passenger Car parking lamps.
     

  4. brandonwillis
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    that things bad ass. nice find
     
  5. 60'shotrod
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    No sorry, but I LIKE it!

    Nick.
     
  6. Tman
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    Add Iowa tot he thread title and you will get better chances.
     
  7. SuperFleye
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    hehe, I ran out of space! What words in the title should I replace with Iowa? :)
     
  8. Church
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    I'm no help either, but it's awesome as all hell.
     
  9. Floorboardinit
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    wow..I've never seen wrought iron work in a nerf bar before, pretty radical car. You might try lookin' in the "Cool cars square roll bars" book. There are a lot of cars in there that share the same styling cues. John
     
  10. HomemadeHardtop57
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  11. good eye, that is kinda cool looking. wonder if we will see assloads of wrought iron at the next show now.
     
  12. nathan dean
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    very cool car & pic.
     
  13. ironandsteele
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    gorgeous car. i'd love to see more pics of it if any more are located.
     
  14. Koolade
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    I have to say I even like the little chrome fenders. Way cool, never seen a pic of it before, but it's cool.
     
  15. The37Kid
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    Nice car, looks good enough to me to have magazine coverage, check out those green pages in old Hot Rod and Car Craft magazines.
     
  16. fitzee
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    Column shift!!Not ever day you see that. Alot of time was spent on this. Very interesting rod. It looks like it might of been a coupe body cut down.Qustion is, where is it today???
     
  17. -Brent-
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    It actually looked like the exhaust exiting to me. Regardless, it's a cool little car.
     
  18. Ebert
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    Wish I could help, but BITCHIN!
     
  19. garagerods
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    License plate is from Dubuque County, Iowa.
     
  20. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Sweet ride period perfect.
     
  21. yeah it was at LA roadsters show last year.not sure but DAMN close
     

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  22. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    I zoomed the show card and it appears to say;
    O-J SPORTSTER by FRIES S_______ S______ (service shop?).

    Very tastefully done and a lot of nice chrome work to the engine, shell, fenders.
     
  23. Rickybop
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    Damn, that thing looks familiar...quite unique...one of those rods from the past that once you see it, when you see it again, it definitely "rings a bell". I just can't......quite............remember! Draaats! I'm almost positive it was famous. Somebody has to know.
     
  24. smarg
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    pretty slick.
     
  25. Not the same. That one at the LA Roadster's show is a Model T the other one a Model A. But both very cool nonetheless.
     
  26. zimm
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    IOWA! we got to know built this
     
  27. Corn Fed
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    County number 31 in Iowa is Dubuque. So you're looking for some old timers from Eastern Ia, Western Il, or SW Wisconsin that can ID the car.

    BTW, one of the stores behind the roadster is a Lillie May Candies store. I don't know if this was a chain, but there used to be one on Main Street in Marshalltown IA. So the show may have taken place there. My Mother-in-law was in that area back then. So I'm gonna forward the pics to her to see if she recognizes the buildings.
     
  28. moon man
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    that thing is badd ass love the flattie
     
  29. SuperFleye
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    Yeah I did the same, and it looks like it says O-J , C-J, or G-J...

    Thanks for all the input :)

     

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