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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by bobbleed, May 19, 2014.

  1. very cool car!
  2. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,133


    The two cars are so similar, it's hard to believe they're not one in the same. What are the major differences that make you think they are not the same car? I can spot a few things, but nothing major that couldn't have been easily changed over the course of a couple years.

    Great car, great story, the ones with history are the best.
  3. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    Nice score! JMO, but I like it better with the chrome reversed wheels and the narrow whitewalls, think I'll use that for my desktop for a while. A J-2 powered A is right at the top of my list, congratulations :D
  4. T-DeWitt
    Joined: Aug 16, 2012
    Posts: 293


    What a badass and my old man checked this car out for a bit at Detroit autorama.nice score Bob!

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  5. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 268

    Super Streak
    from Florida

    Some guys have all the luck, that is a super score. Rebuild the j2 and put it back in asap.
  6. onedge
    Joined: May 25, 2006
    Posts: 1,000


    cool hot rod score Ill be watching. Maybe the other one will show up sometime.
  7. lucas doolin
    Joined: Feb 7, 2013
    Posts: 439

    lucas doolin

    I can relate. Congrats!
  8. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,704


    Dug that car when it first surfaced on here, great score! I kinda like the Inglewood Pos-i-traction look; but it is awesome either way. Have fun!
  9. Phillips
    Joined: Oct 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,344


    This thing is crazy cool. I was surprised the earlier thread didn't get much attention. Hope to hear it on the streets soon. And those white/red line tires are the cat's pjs.

    OT but there must be a story behind getting that odd rock cafe sign.
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  10. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,106

    from Awesome

    Yeah I like the inglewood tires myself, but they are really poor and can't be driven on. I think there was a point in the later 60's or 70's that some minor changes were made, the wheels/ tires/ the carbs seem to have been swapped as the masters seem to be replaced..... I plan on only changing things to make it run and drive safely and will store anything I remove. I don't want to drill any new holes or do anything that couldn't be undone.

    As far as the old picture, that car had a suicide front, earlier olds motor, and the rear of the frame and rear spring mount is different.

    There is something going on with the front of the frame on this roadster, it was widened a tad, for engine clearance, but it does almost look like it could have been cut off and a new front portion added..... OR they doubled it up for strength.

    So basically they would have changed almost everything, but the body. The windshield was different as well...... I would say its definitely not it, but the blue paint is crazy.... maybe the origional version was crashed, and they turned it into this.... thats the best theory so far, but its probably a different car.... I plan on showing it to the guy who built the other one at some point so we shall see!

    Also I have a note that it one first place at the 1963 International auto show in Chicago. If anyone has pictures from that show, that would be awesome!
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  11. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,560


    The Bakan car was Baby Blue before it was Tatian/ Tahitian Red too.
  12. almost speechless.... almost.
  13. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,252


    :eek: Another great score.Just another guy that has his bed stuffed with four leaf clover.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
  14. phat fab
    Joined: Oct 20, 2012
    Posts: 5

    phat fab

    Super cool Bob. What an awesome find.
  15. MRpants
    Joined: Feb 19, 2010
    Posts: 121

    from pea ridge

    super rad. nice find
  16. piker
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 220


    I have always loved Titian Red. Wasn't that a Buick color around 53?
  17. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,445

    from MN,USA

    Hope to see it in person at BttFifties, looking good with the whitewalls.
  18. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,778


    Great car. You are a lucky man. I'm not big on whitewalls with either chromies or mags,
    but I dig the look of the narrow whites and chrome reversed rims (not smoothies).
  19. rebarsfords
    Joined: Feb 17, 2004
    Posts: 477


    Damn you Bob Bleed! Damn you to Hell!!! You end up with some of the coolest shit around! I hate you! (but in a jealous and respectful way) I hope to see it in the next MFS DVD.
    Joined: Aug 9, 2006
    Posts: 1,411


    Bad ass Bob.

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    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
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  22. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
    Posts: 252


    Super cool!
  23. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    Love this look!!! Look so right!
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  24. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,106

    from Awesome

    Haven't had much time the last few weeks but I'm getting ready to get started!

    Ive sourced pretty much everything I need to put it together , but the slave cylinder..... its an old wagner lockheed..... no other markings, closest thing I could find was a couple other guys on the Hamb with the same one trying to find out what it is..... might have to use something else. I've looked at all the trucks from the era and even foreign stuff and just can't find it. might have to use something else. I'll take a picture when I pull it out.

    Besides all that, this car still blows my mind everyday.!

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  25. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,408


    do you have a picture of it?
  26. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 970

    Eric H

    My friend dragged his feet and missed out, I told him to buy it on the spot. Congrats Bob, great car.
  27. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,106

    from Awesome

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  28. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,408


    been looking a bit here and there but so far the only ones I've found are here on the HAMB..



  29. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,106

    from Awesome

    Been meaning to update this for a few weeks! Basically I waited till there was a week before back to the 50s to get started, but we made it! It was really neat to tear into this car, knowing that most of what we took apart was untouched since built,

    Lots of care was taken to not disturb anything from the past, we didn't even drill a hole. Everything that was done could be put back exactly how it was!

    So the motor was swapped out for a really good running 324, we put the dimpled valve covers on and a 3x2, used the original top shift lasalle, replaced the masters, and wheels cylinders and I ended up putting a Chevy slave cylinder in, never did find what the original was.

    The exhaust was shot so I made some headers and gas welded them up so they look old, capped them off with some old JC Whitney tips, they are funky, but look pretty authentic, plus they were made with stuff that was laying around.....

    It was a typical week long thrash, but we made it to the show, this car drives so great! It is super comfortable and works really well! Still have some tuning and details to take care of, but it's on the road again! Need to get points for the Ducoil and I scored some super cool Hollywood wheels from Phillips , just need to finish paying for them!

    The car is amazing, I can't even believe it!

    So many people have been telling me to move back the grill, I can't do it. It's just the way it is, the way it is mounted there is no way to do it without changing it and who am I to change it! Plus, I'm starting to dig the nose heavy look.... Or at least get used to it! It's just so pure the way it is, the whole car just blows my mind!

    Driving it is like stepping back in time, Its like being in one of those shitty Teenie bopper hot rod movies......innocent and bad ass all at once! Ha[






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  30. bobbleed
    Joined: May 11, 2001
    Posts: 3,106

    from Awesome

    More pics!







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