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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kieran, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. kieran
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    from San Diego

    went over to this guys house today and looked at this model a roadster he had(not for sale), it was built in the the late 40's-early 50's. it has a barris badge, but isn't documented to have been built there. the front end in from a Franklin. its just a really cool car with a lot of funny details. the one thing i really liked about it though was the windshield.
     

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  2. Anderson
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    Holy shit!!!!!
     
  3. choppintops
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    I'm all tingly.
     
  4. Ahhhh...... a breath of fresh air for once. More details?-Weeks
     

  5. tylerb
    Joined: Oct 25, 2006
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    Cool as hell....Seeing that just got me that much more inspired to finish getting the engine in the Galaxie after work tomorrow. Thanks for the pics.
     
  6. Okie Pete
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    Neat stuff thanks for sharing. Is the steering wheel cast aluminum?
     
  7. kieran
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    not sure, the guy said he didn't know where it came from
     
  8. rick finch
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    That car looks really familiar, somebody on here will know the history behind it. Very cool!
     
  9. Lucky77
    Joined: Mar 27, 2006
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    Holy shit! Talk about a find. A car that nice stands a good chance of having been in a magazine or two a while ago. Love to hear the story on this one.
     
  10. I remember reading all about it in Hop Up a few years back. Very cool old Hot Rod!
     
  11. Damn !! Very nice find >>>>.
     
  12. zorch
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    That's one sweet mo-sheen. The more I look the more I like.:cool:
     
  13. I Like it. Cool!
     
  14. stude_trucks
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    Very nice. Tell him what ever he does, do not restore it! That car is too nice and cool to restore.
     
  15. pasadenahotrod
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    I guess I'll have to get down the first year of Hot Rod and see if that little feller is featured. It sure is familiar to me. DOn't know why.
     
  16. 29nash
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    ........and with floor BOARDS, yet.:D
     
  17. Malcolm
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    Damn... now THAT is cool. Thanks for posting the photos! What engine is in it? Flathead? ..any photos of it?





    Malcolm
     
  18. poorboy
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  19. jms
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    That front on picture makes the nose look like a football helmet! I'd love to see the engine. Thanks!
     
  20. TV
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    I have seen it on some of the rod runs I've been on in the last 3 to 4 years here in so Cal.--TV
     
  21. kieran
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
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    from San Diego

    the guys keepin it as original as possible, and i dont have any pics of the motor, but guy said it has a 48' flathead with a merc crank.
     
  22. Tom Branch
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
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    That roadster belongs to John Bade. He's very well aware of it's history and it will be preserved, he bought it from the original owner/builder. He's had it for about 10 years, it's in good hands.
     
  23. S.F.
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    wow.....now thats cool
     
  24. 303racer
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    looks the same as one i have and its from a early v drive boat and mine is cast
     
  25. wow! cool roadster! a real pice of hot rod history
     
  26. Malcolm
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    from Nebraska

    bump... 'cause this thing is cool.
     
  27. de-fenders
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    Thats one cool roadster!
     
  28. Thats the ticket
     
  29. OLLIN
    Joined: Aug 25, 2006
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    I haven't seen him in a long time. He used to have another cool track nosed roadster too. I think it was black primer with a 327?
     

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