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History Charlie Tabucchi’s 46 Ford Coupe

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by RodderFamily, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. RodderFamily
    Joined: Sep 4, 2020
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    RodderFamily

    The coupe is back home and finally out of hiding..
     

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  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
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    Atwater Mike
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    Wondered what went with that tall '46... More info, please.

    Mine was a '46 Club Coupe in 1962, 331" Chrysler hemi out of Joe Reath's rail.
    Charlie's was a reminder... Great find!
     
  3. RodderFamily
    Joined: Sep 4, 2020
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    RodderFamily

    Charlie is my grandfather. 840A6113-2340-4094-B54D-B90CC198C1B8.jpeg
     
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  5. Darin Younce
    Joined: May 8, 2019
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    Love the yellow, with the wide white walls
     
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  6. Love it .. but those mirrors need to go. Appear to be those flexible head, Volkswagen-ish mirrors.

    Have any older pictures of it ? May help figure out what was on it.
     
  7. I remember your grandfather's coupe at some of the car shows when I lived in North Beach, San Francisco in 1955-1958. I was impressed with the workmanship then, and I still am today.
     
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  8. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

    Oh they’re being removed. The original mirrors are in trunk. We literally just got it back last week. So excited
     
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  9. RodderFamily
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    We can’t wait to enter it in shows. It’s been hidden away far too long
     
  10. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

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  11. RodderFamily
    Joined: Sep 4, 2020
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    RodderFamily

    You did lol. My son (Charlie’s great grandson) posted it. He’s heard about the coupe his entire life and just last week, he picked it up.
     
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  12. I assume the boss (his mother)knew about this?.


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  13. IronFord
    Joined: Jul 13, 2007
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    Could you post the whole story on how you found it? I'm glad it's going back home.
     
  14. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

    Well.. my cousin who was registered owner for 20 years became aware that the coupe should’ve been left to my dad in 1985, but wasn’t. She called me and transferred ownership to me. Car was in storage for MANY years with thick layer of dust on it. I worked with police and they picked it up for me. It’s home now
     
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  15. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

    Ha ha she is the boss
     
  16. trey32
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    I want to see more...
     
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  17. 50 Merc Man
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    Beautiful 46’


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  18. loudbang
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    Now we know where the idea of exhaust through the fenders comes from for all those newfangled "Street Outlaws."
     
  19. 40ragtopdown
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    Great story. Good looking car . More pictures please.
     
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  20. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

    It’s getting detailed today
     

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  21. trey32
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    Money AF, as the kids are saying nowadays...
     
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  22. MarcioD
    Joined: Jun 25, 2020
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    That is one legendary gem! Great to hear she's finally home! My buddy's uncle might have seen that Coupe back in the days as tell some stories of great cars from car shows in the 50's-60's, and he still have some photos. I'll be coming over this weekend to help my buddy install the brake kit and mud tires on his Wrangler project. I'll ask his uncle if he'll recognize that coupe.
     
  23. RodderFamily
    Joined: Sep 4, 2020
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    RodderFamily

    My amazing cousin Julie....
     
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  24. Sounds like she’s a stand up gal.


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  25. loudbang
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    How does the hemi run now? :)
     
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  26. RodderFamily
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    RodderFamily

    Yes.. She’s amazing
     
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  27. David Ballati
    Joined: Nov 1, 2020
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    David Ballati

    I grew up in Daly City around the corner from the Tabucchi family and was a good friend of Mark and Charlie, the sons of Charles. I remember Charles building the car in the garage of his home as a gift for his son Charlie. It was a vision then and I am happy to see from the photo that it looks the same. And I remember that it was LOUD. Nice memories.
     
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  28. Stogy
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    Nice Hotrod/Sleeper...I'm darn sure that dropped a few jaws at traffic lights...there was probably flames cackling out of those pipes at night...what a great story... Congrats and like the others...more pics please...;)
     
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  29. brady1929
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    Very nice.
     
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  30. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
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    Its states its on a Mercury frame, Well, a Merc frame is longer.. is there an explanation?

    I recall front tires fitting ahead in fender well..
    probably because of longer wheel base.


    ITS LIKE SEEING AN OLD FRIEND... glad it survives !!!
     
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