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Features Can We get a "Survivor" Thread!

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by LVHotRodder, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. hallrods
    Joined: Feb 21, 2012
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    My dad built this car in 1959 hope to have it on the road this summer
     

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  2. synchro7
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    The one in my avatar was originally built in 1970/71. In 73 life got in the way so it was stuck back into a corner where it sat for 34 years. In 2007 I got a bug in my butt, dug it out and made it drivable again.
     
  3. longgoner
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
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    great coupe. thanks for the post. love seeing the early builds survive. being your father's ..... could it ever get much finer?
     
  4. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    heres a pic of the 34 truck posted earlier, got it done and driving for torque fest.
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    Also had my 34 ford coupe "kinda" survivor at Torque fest also
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  5. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    heres a few more of my coupe, i call it a kinda survivor because i redid alot of the car, tried to retain its original look.
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  6. longgoner
    Joined: Apr 15, 2007
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    no doubt jeff, both definitely add to and belong in this thread .... very nice!
    no question with the pickup .... preservation at its finest!
    but really digging what you've done to the coupe .... still belongs in the fuzzy 50's - 60's albums but now with the improved proportions of a more skilled builder
     
  7. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    That is one cool car! What drivetrain does it have?
     
  8. The body is a 100% survivor,the running gear is not. HRP

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  9. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
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    Thats a pretty nice combo there.
     
  10. Thanks man,I appreciate the compliment,Seadog took this photo of my bride & I on the Deuce Run a few weeks ago. HRP
     
  11. justinsr
    Joined: May 16, 2009
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    from Salem MI

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    My '57 Buick as found after a long slumber. I don't know much about its history other than it is a local Detroit car and had been sitting a while before being drug out of the garage. It was pinstriped by Ray "ElVago" Smith. Anyone on here have any info on her past? It has since been lowered 3", cleaned, repaired as necessary and enjoyed as intended.
     
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  12. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    1412681_565659486857251_679930928_o.jpg Some very cool old rods,love seeing them,but feel real bad about the ones that need some new shiny paint an love { I totaly hate bad patina as some like to call paint that needs fixing. Nothing looks as sad to me as a cool old car still going bad from some one actuly thinking screwed up paint an or rust some how looks good to them for some twisted thinking..
    I still have my own self built hotrod. I did it back in 1959 for highschool,I drove her from 1959 to 1965, then got a wife,a house and pulled my rod apart so our stantionwagon could go with it's V8. I just got done with a refresh of my old rod,; http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/working-on-my-hotrod-28a-from-1959-rebuild.793393/
     
  13. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
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    Here's my 36. Paint and interior in June of 1960 - Same owner from 1957-1999. I drive it every day.

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  14. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Love that 36 coupe,WOW!
    This is the ass end of my old bobtailed "A" hotrod today ,built in 1959,front is in post #282 photo 3.JPG
    Steve's 1930 "A" sedan that he an I put a Ford Y-block 272 in back in 1960 was called "Scarlet Fever" ,made it all this time totally together ,tell last year,when a guy that got it,cut it up to shorten it and put it on top of a S10,junking out the Y n chascie. I did get sad over that news
     
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  15. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    A T coupe a buddy just picked up, its got a shortened complete 32 chassis under it, 59ab flathead, 40 trans, 40 rear with shortened torque tube and even column shift was set up on it. super neat car, interior is way neat too.

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  16. Saw this one in a barn in New Hampshire. The guy runs said it runs and drives perfect. paint looked orig to me, tucked up under the dash was a piece of paper that looked like a build sheet.
     

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  17. brad2v
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    That is very very cool.
     
  18. I can't believe that I haven't posted my '40 1/2 ton stake truck in this thread. It's definitely a survivor. My great-aunt and uncle bought it from the original owner, back in the mid 70's, and it's what I learned to drive a manual transmission in, when I was around 13-14.

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    February 2012, the day that I picked the truck up, posing with my aunt.


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    A shot from the trip home from the 2013 HAMB Drags.

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    And parked next to Big Ken, down in Ardmore, OK, on the OkC/North Texas Hot Rod Hundred.

    Since getting the truck back on the street, in 2012, I've put over 10,000 miles on it's original driveline and flathead motor. Nearly 2000 of those have been within the last 45 days!
     
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  19. jalopykid
    Joined: Nov 13, 2006
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    Here is a pic of my 47 I'm trying to get back on the road.
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  20. 59pache
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
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    [​IMG] my 32 chevy i picked up recently
     
  21. ...not a hot rod (yet),...but a true survivor that just turned over 30,000 actual miles,...33 Hudson Essex Terraplane, orig. interior and 90% orig. paint. It's for sale.
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  22. A 2 B
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
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    A 2 B

    Just signed on to show a before and after pic of my V8 Flathead powered '30 Model A Coupe coming out of storage after 53 years. It was put away shortly after the first pic was taken in 1962. The second pic is from last week. 1962 Pic Looks the same today.jpg My A 1.jpg
     
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  23. What a catch, looking forward to your build thread!
     
  24. Chris..
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
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    My A Coupe was raced in the 50's/60's and sat inside a garage in NYC for the last 50 years untouched.




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  25. My friend Dan Henke's 40 Standard

    Real deal built in the 1950's hot rod

    324 Olds powered, was flathead powered has had a Olds since 1956

    Last painted in 1959!

    The car had a stock 303 was missing the speed equipment when Dan got it.

    Dan built the engine in the photos first photos

    He has since built a much stronger 324 with the following-

    3x2 Edelbrock intake

    N.O.S. 97's

    N.O.S. Harmon & Collins roller cam

    He also replaced the 40 transmission with a Cad/LaSalle adapted to the torque tube.

    The car now ride on 15" Merc wheels

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    The current look of Dan Henke's 40 Ford

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  26. Caddy-O
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  27. Nice!
    When did they start requiring two tail lights?
     
  28. birdog
    Joined: Nov 25, 2010
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    0202sr_miles01_z.jpg Screenshot_2014-12-08-15-14-33-1.png 20151031_172637-2.jpg I haven't seen Freds yet but one of my favorites. And the deluxe speed shops. And last mine
     
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  29. LOU WELLS
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
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    Always a survivor... LARS 2015(1) 028.JPG
     
  30. I think two taillights became the industry standard on cars after the war.

    I don't when two taillights became required.

    Dan's car is a 40 Ford Standard which only came with one taillight.

    The 40 Ford Deluxe came with two taillights
     

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