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History BILL SMITH’S.........ROADSTER

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Austinrod, May 28, 2019.

  1. Austinrod
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    I forgot too mention that the original wire wheels on the car in the show pics were handmade
     
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  2. Oh wow! That’s neat. Where did they end up?

    I’m not really a fan of wires myself but they work really well on that for the European vibe it has (had.)

    The full caps would be just as cool?
     
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    Wheels, nerf bars, roof are long gone he doesn’t have
    But he does have the conti kit rounds with Tommy the Greek pin striping on it
    Going for the look in this pic ^^^^^^^
     
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  4. Austinrod
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    So these photos shows you all the amount of work it went into transforming a sedan too a roadster
    From the father & son team boggles my mind !


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  5. Austinrod
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    Wow just found this overhead shot
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    Is it my cup of tea? No, but look at the workmanship and innovation for the time! And the fact that it survived basicly intact ! And I love the Harley taillights. Larry
     
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  7. KKrod
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    I love it. I bet it is really nice in person.
     
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  8. Stogy
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    Hey got the Rims and Bias on it yet...:D

    Just kidding...and I can't wait to see the dramatic transformation begin...;)
     
  9. A plus for Chrysler wires is you can use early ford caps if you want.
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  10. Austinrod
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    The shippers haven’t picked it up yet might be two weeks before I get her


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  11. Austinrod
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    This photo is from the 80’s so the custom hadn’t been updated since then
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  12. I like it with the nerf bars.. and full Olds Caps and WW.. In the long run it what you like .. congrats .. look forward to updates.. just needs the update funks removed.. What was the original steering wheel and gauge set up ? @Austinrod
     
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  13. Austinrod
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    Don’t know about steering wheel or peddles probably Stewart Warner


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    Thanks too Todd Olson & Ron Brooks
    For sending me these pictures
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  15. Austinrod
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    And it looks like Bill Smith’s roadster won over a well known
    T bucket
    In it’s division
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  16. Austinrod
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    Plus with the new pictures I found out that the original color was a light turquoise color and the second color I found a paint code on
    Sunset orchid
     
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    Are you thinking about going with the light blue? I think that would really look sharp.
     
  18. Austinrod
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    I’ve had a turquoise roadster before so I might go the other way
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    He's a ringer for Don Rich. :D

     
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  20. Austinrod
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    LoL pretty close


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    Please, not pink! (That is, if it were mine)
     
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  22. Austinrod
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    We can count 3 cars in this one photo that is pink.
    (Including mine)


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    No problem. Vette looks good. Kinda pearl.
     
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  24. Stogy
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    @Austinrod I know you have ordered true wire wheels. Just for the sake of what was the wires were described as custom made...I was at a cruise yesterday and there was a sharp Early 60s T-Bird sporting wire caps...I think...:confused:...These were available in 58 I suspect and that would fall in line with the shows that they were seen on Your Custom and being it had caps prior a quick pop off and on may have been what actually transpired.

    Custom made wires may have meant just a swap out of the logo in the center...

    Now you did talk extensively with the original owner so perhaps that information was discussed and mentioned here and I apologize if I missed it.

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    Probably by Don Hentzell who owned Western Wheel and Rim in Oakland back then. One of, if not the first, to do chrome, reverse rims. Story is he came up with the idea for Ed Bosio's 1956, AMBR, winner.
     
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  26. Austinrod
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    Here’s were I got the wire wheels are hand made
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  27. Austinrod
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    Here’s a closer look at the wire wheels
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  28. Atwater Mike
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    I painted my chopped '36 three window ORCHID in '57. Hordes of the unwashed called it 'pink'. Orchid is closer to lavender than 'pink', but the 'tennis shoe M.F.s have to have something to say...even back then. (Orchid was VERY 'hot rod hep', for cars.
    Shirts were pink & black. (and some '55 Plymouths!)
     
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  29. Atwater Mike
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    Wheels in # 123 look to be 'lip-laced', a specialty of Gary McCleon when he was lacing up wire wheels in the early '70s.
    Gary and son Jimmy run Rally Sport wheel in Fresno, would be smart to contact him for some insight...Gary was there then, his son is here on the HAMB, as '@wheelkid'.
    These fellows are tops.
     
  30. Austinrod
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    Car getting loaded on transport with original owner next to it
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