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  1. Austinrod
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    The owners best friend is handling the transaction for him .
    I think he told him I’m going too bring it back too how it looked in the day.
    Yea I’m pretty good at finding history on a car
    The top and nerf bars are long gone

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  2. nochop
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    Neat car
     
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  3. Austinrod
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    I’ll try


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  4. nochop
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    Reminds me of my uncles car on the right... in the Philippines F84C07E8-84AF-41C5-A03B-EC73D621240F.jpeg
     
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    Bill Smith is a member of the Danville dukes cc
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    These are all potential influencers for sure...Some have vision to create but many use inspiration from many sources...
     
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    And 2 others in the background in some variety of pink. Also neat O
     
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  9. Chainsaw chipper
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    Congratulation s on your new car,57-59 was a time of excess and elegance in the show car world.If someone see's a similarity with a MG it's because maybe they were very desirable back then.I see styling q's from different makes in a lot of early hot rods.Look at the cars Mole coach builders puts out.Not every one is a home run in my book ,but I can still appreciate the craftsmanship that goes into one of those cars.Good luck with your restoration. I've had guys say they love the pines trim on my 36 and others ask when I'm going to take it off.It's still on there because I respect the person that put it on and honor the history that goes along with the car.
     
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    Thanks for standing firm...it's a personal journey and no matter what some will find fault...;)

    I think the comparison Custom posted is more reminiscent of the early 50s MGs and I do recall an similar MG in Dry Lakes Footage...They were in the mix that's for sure...not to mention the roots of the people building...
     
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    Here here I’m all about the history


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  12. Austinrod
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    Please do try too find that video


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  13. Dick Stevens
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    It's not difficult, if you load the video on youtube.com and then post the link on here!
     
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    I don't think it will ever go down as one of my favorites as far as hot rods from that era go but I am glad that he didn't make wholesale body mods later to keep up with street rod trends though the years.
    Wheels (including steering) tires and a few other cosmetic items like figuring out the nerf bars would be first on my list. The engine and trans swap could come later during a full update after they were found and redone. On the other hand since the original builder installed the engine it isn't totally terrible and maybe a set of valve covers and a few trinkets might take away from the "that's not right" look a bit.
     
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    The car had really great proportions in this guise. The super-wide whitewalls just barely inside the fender openings gave it a very muscular look. The funky bumpers, top and wire wheels took away from the excellence of line in my opinion. It was a really pretty car gone bad with too much needless bling. Hopefully you'll return it to this iteration...without the bumpers. And repaint it back to the original pink. Nice car.

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  16. Stogy
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    I have been searching here's an American Connection to MG but it's not Dry Lakes...
    This is actually the pic that led me to think Dry Lakes...I was mistaken...But this is America and Styling influences could have still stemmed from exposure no matter were the vehicles were put through the paces...This Lady Suzy Dietrich was really into the Car Scene and was quite the competitor.

    MG did have connections to Bonneville it seems post WWll an even had a streamliner...

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    Suzy-Dietrich-in-MG-TC-SC-700x547.jpg

    https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2011/...ch-open-wheel-racing-pioneer-to-be-dispersed/

    http://speedqueens.blogspot.com/2016/09/suzy-dietrich.html

    https://revsinstitute.org/news/suzy-dietrich/

    It may have been a still in fact but I will keep my radar on...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  17. Austinrod
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    Uploaded walk around
     
  18. Austinrod
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    Yes I was going too swap out valve covers for sure
    Plus steering wheel lose the tape player lol
    Swap out Wheels/tires put the continental kit back on
    Etc.....



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  19. Stogy
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    @Austinrod...Must feel kinda special having a Vintage Avatar that you actually Now Own how Cool is that eh!!
     
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    those centerlines will be cool for a traditional 80s build 20 years from now
     
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  21. Any of them will give the general look but I'd go with number 2.
    The wheels in these photos appear to have a large 3 bladed spinner.
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    Do you have a better photo? Maybe a larger post of this one?
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  22. Yup those look like the Skylarks for sure. Man this thing is bad ass! I cannot wait to see it put back how it was!
     
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  23. Austinrod
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    They’ll be for sale soon for sure
     
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  24. Austinrod
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    The only thing bad about the skylarks is their twice the price
     
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  25. Austinrod
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  26. Gotta do what’cha gotta do man! ;)
     
  27. Chainsaw chipper
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    Hi,is it 56 Thunder bird Sunset Coral or 57 t bird Dusk Rose for a color?
     
  28. Austinrod
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    I don’t know I’ll need too talk too Bill


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  29. missysdad1
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    With the spokes attaching at the bead I'd say the wires are MoPar, probably Plymouth, Dodge or DeSoto, but not Chrysler. I still like the painted steel wheels with the Olds spinners the best, though. I'm just not into bling on this car.

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  30. I don't think those are Skylark wires. On the Skylarks the lugnuts are exposed and the center is smaller (outer area where the spinner attaches).
     
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