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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by FNG, Nov 5, 2017.

  1. FNG
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
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    1. HAMB Relays

    Saw this posted on Facebook guy picked it up at an auction in Ohio but doesn't know anything about it. Anyone know it or recognize it? I just appreciate that he picked up what looks like a pretty intact custom
     

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  2. wvenfield
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    I know it was just bought yesterday at an estate auction in Ohio.
     
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  3. It's been mentioned a couple of times in the last few day but there was only on photo from the rear.

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    It stared life as a 1940 Ford DeLuxe sedan,it's been chopped and the rear fender skirts look like Lincoln Zephyr,I bet back in the day it was a beauty. HRP

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  4. yeas, that was probably a nice car in it's day

    i notice it has a windshield frame and what appears to be a wiper on top
     
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  5. squirrel
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    How long had the two cars been sitting there? my guess is between 10 and 20 years.

    but I only know how things deteriorate around here, not how they do it up North.
     
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  6. fordflambe
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    Give her a bath, make her run, and enjoy!..............Nice ride................
     
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  7. Tin Lizzie
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    I was at the auction yesterday and I'm not sure how long it had sat outside but sadly our environment was very hard on most of the cars as most were in very poor shape.
     
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  8. alchemy
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    That was originally a 39, not a 40.
     
  9. razoo lew
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    I'm not exactly a custom fan but I would drive that one everywhere!
     
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  10. skipstitch
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    I drove past that car (and the rest) every time we visited the in-laws for the past 21 years. Dude collected and would never sell.... I don't know the history. But I wish I had been there for the action! I love that car!
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Very sad, looks like someone collected and passed on without any family members interested in the cars. Hope they have better caretakers now.


    Bob
     
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  12. Looking at the pictures I’d say that whoever painted it may have been influenced by Larry Watson. As evidenced by the scallops.


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  13. stanlow69
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    Scan0103.jpg NO, just your typical 80`s influenced style of scallops. Long before the internet and wide spread of coverage of customs in print.
     
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  14. skipstitch
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    The paint and style always reminded me of something Trosley would draw when I read CarToons in the 80's
     
  15. belair
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    Pretty cool car.
     
  16. gear jammer
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    Yeah, I know all about it, was something I did, left my shop mid 80's, never saw it again, had to chase the guy to get paid, never did. the car was not built in 50's, and isn't famous. its a 39 STD with a 39 deluxe cowl, zephyr skirts, some work was done when I got it, I have some pictures of it, body and paint looks like it held up pretty good considering its 30 years old and been sitting outside
     
  17. gear jammer
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    Oh yeah, count the louvers on the hood, you'll find 1 extra louver on one side than the other, my buddy bob McCormick ct. RIP, did the hood for me, he made a mistake, we didnt realize for months.......
     
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  18. The37Kid
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    Thanks for mentioning Red, he was a really nice guy, miss him. Bob
     
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  19. 504640
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    Gear Jammer, if not to big of a chore, could you please post those pictures of that car? I, and members of our FB group, are enamored with that old neglected custom.
     
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  20. gear jammer
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    I moved so many times, I have to find them first , ill see what I can do, going to be awhile though, any pictures were taken after it was just painted, not in the process. looks the same just fresh




     
  21. flatheadpete
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    Neat old car. Hope the new owner takes better care of it.
     
  22. rebstew187
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    Thanks for the reply Gear Jammer. It's on my FB page Primer & Rust, Rats & Rods. They posted pictures and everyone went ape over it, including me. Hopefully the new owner will do it some justice. I'll keep an eye out here. If you run across the pics post 'em up. I'll ship them over to FB.
     
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  23. 504640
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    Thanks for the reply. I don't want to impose on you for something so trivial. I am sure you are as busy as the rest of us! So, you painted the car? I am real impressed with the scallop layout. Do you know you did that? Thanks
     
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  24. Gearhead Graphics
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    Really freakin cool! I'd like it better if the trunk wasn't welded shut, but that's me.
    Hope the new owner gets it on the road and back to its glory
     
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  25. Moriarity
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    I wonder how the bottom of that car is rust wise.. I guess most of the outside cars there had the windows down for years
     
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  26. upspirate
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    I like the rag top next to it....except the color
     
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  27. Moriarity
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    almost looks like a hardtop with a fake ragtop? I guess it went for 900 bucks
     
  28. southerncad
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    OK, I'm sure I am not the only person curious, anybody know how much it sold for?
     
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  29. upspirate
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    You could be right.....I didn't look that close. Hard to tell from the pic
     
  30. Knghtcadi
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    $6500 for the green one


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