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barn find "little monster" (new york guy's help) Pic's update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JustplainJ, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. WAAYYYYY to cool. GREAT FIND!
     
  2. caseyajones
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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    No words seem fitting. :eek:
     
  3. JustplainJ
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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    from so.cal.

    did you read the story on car? or just look at pics.
     
  4. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
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    1. 60s Show Rods

    yup cal custom..
     
  5. ive seen the car for years....maybe 20 years... met john once or twice and heard lots of stories...much of what you were told is true... that motor is floating in tranny fluid to keep it safe he told me...garlits had alot to do with john... not sure how you ended up being able to buy it... but yur lucky... it was never for sale when john was alive..and i never once pushed it... lots of people did though...
     
  6. john was over 6 foot tall easy
     
  7. bigfive
    Joined: Oct 3, 2003
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    from south L.A.

    haha....

    dope find! your a lucky man!
     
  8. An awesome pice of hot rod history.great score!!!
     
  9. oldiron73
    Joined: May 26, 2009
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    from WISCONSIN

    Real nice-Barn find of the year.......
     
  10. Raven53
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
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    from Irwin Pa

    Now thats the way to find them......gives you hope that there are a few still left out there somewhere .........
     
  11. Duh...I guess I should have read the story instead of drooling over the car. I think that was the find of the decade. Please keep us posted with the history you find and the build or no build. it is a true museum piece
     
  12. JustplainJ
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    pocket, would really like to talk with you I pm'ed my phone # thanks.
     
  13. So-cal Tex
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    This thing is great! Please preserve it and keep it around to show everyone that is the way they built cars back in the '50s, not everything had a perfect chop and was unchanneled.

    In fact channeling a hot rod was the cheap way of lowering the car.

    It looks really short with that spring behind juice brake axle, is the wheelbase about "8 inches shorten than a model A?
     
  14. Amazing. Drooling. Wow...
     
  15. TwoLaneBlacktop
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from Burien

    That's waaay cool ! Great find...........
     
  16. Once in a lifetime... Keep it real!
     
  17. caseyajones
    Joined: Nov 21, 2007
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    I'm looking forward to seeing more pictures when you get a chance!
     
  18. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
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    Incredible, what a find, and history....restore it and keep the history fresh for generations to come .... keep us updated ...would be cool to have its own website for restoration or constant HAMB Updates ....keep up posted !!! Congrats
     
  19. BUICKS38
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    great find man. I'd freshen it up and drive the doors off it.
     
  20. JustplainJ
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    Taking car out to lars... Come by and check it out.
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2010
  21. slddnmatt
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    it was good meeting you today and talking about the coupe.. i kick myself in the ass for never stopping each year to get some info on it when i was headed to the river. DAMN BEER AND NAKED GIRLS!!!!

    matt
     
  22. skunx1964
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    any new pics or developments?
     
  23. madpole
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    great car. it was cool getting to check it out at the LARS.
     
  24. Cut55
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
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    from WA

    This car reminds me of the 1/32 model hot rods that Aurora made in the early '60s, especially with its Imperial wheel covers and ww slicks. Great find.
     
  25. eidolon
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
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    from Oregon

    Very cool find. Sad story about its former owner though, a shame he went off the deep end like that and refused any help.

    Looking forward to seeing what becomes of the car now that you've got it!
     
  26. Freiburger
    Joined: Oct 30, 2005
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    Saw it at Pomona yesterday. Very cool.
     
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  27. Tbomb428
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    That's a bummer to hear that John passed away. A friend of mine who was an old hot rodder and I stopped by one afternoon back in 2001. John actually told us the whole story and let me sit in it. I'm about 6'2" and yes, it's a bit difficult to sit in. I heard the part about the motor being full of oil to preserve it too, as well as the Don Garlits build part. Also heard the story of it being on the Ed Sullivan show. So much preserved history in that one. Glad it went to a H.A.M.B.'er! Take good care of it!

    You're a lucky bastard for your timing. I've thought about that hot rod for years since talking to him and getting to sit in it. What a blast that will be, getting it back on the road after all these years.
     
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2009
  28. tomthacher
    Joined: Jun 3, 2009
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    If you need a place to keep it my shop has some room in the!
     
  29. Great story, great history, great looking car.

    Congrats on the find
     
  30. JustplainJ
    Joined: Apr 24, 2007
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    from so.cal.

    tbomb, would like to hear more about Dyno don Nicholson... thats the first I've of him?
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2011

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