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Customs Does anyone know this '49 Olds sedanette?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by retromotors, Jan 28, 2009.

  1. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    I'm looking at a couple of potential project cars. One of them would probably end up being more of a restoration than an actual HAMB-friendly rod.

    The other one is a '49 Olds 2-door sedanette. I got this image off another website while looking for ideas. Was wondering if anyone knew this car. I love the chop, stance and general look of this car, other aspects I would probably do differently.

    Any info on this car, or general info/comments on chopping fastback style cars would be appreciated.

    Regards, Retro

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  2. propwash
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,858

    from Las Vegas

    Don't know the car but I like what's been done - chop, radiused wheel wells, center section delete on front bumper.

  3. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    I hear ya, propwash!

    My general inclination when I'm looking at an unmolested "survivor" is to keep it fairly stock. (I know .... BAD HAMBer, BAD HAMBer...!!):rolleyes:

    But the Olds in the pic grabs me just right. The proportions are spot on.
  4. 49toad
    Joined: Jun 12, 2005
    Posts: 322


    This olds was at the 2005 leadsled. It was listed as a 1950 olds. It was from Hutchinson kansas. The name on the windshield was Richard Darling I think. I shot a couple of pictures but not sure of the last name. I haven't seen it since. Hope this helps.:eek::eek:

  5. retromotors
    Joined: Dec 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,045


    Thanks toad.

    Doesn't surprise me about the year model, the site where I got the pic is a good visual resource, but you don't wanna count on the info supplied ... year models, sedans listed as coupes, etc. Sometimes a bazillion pics of the same freakin' car!

    Mostly would like to find out the numbers on the chop. Kind of a Goldilocks thang: "Not too high, not too low, but juuuust right!" :D
  6. bobwop
    Joined: Jan 13, 2008
    Posts: 6,096


    49 Olds=two piece windshield, 50 Olds=one piece windshield. As original
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,224

    from California

    I say buy a 4 door to annoy James Maxwell.:D

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