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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Royalshifter, Dec 12, 2007.

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    The late hemi powered version of the Frantic Four digger that was later stretched and partially rebodied.

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    Mickey Brown in the Brown, Frank, and Weddell blown Olds gas burner
     
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    grudem 993 hadley.jpg
    Dawson Hadley's fuel roadster, Norm Grudem photo

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    Joe Jackson, home built top fueler. Joe died in another top fuel car at Lions.

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    Cortopassi and Butler "Glass Slipper," Eric Rickman photo

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    Doug Deverich gasser at Lions.

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    Dale Lambrose at Pomona, Norm Grudem photo. Team car Frank "Ike" Iacano is behind, both GMC powered, both fiercely competitive.
     
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    Interesting nose on this car. I've never seen a "broken" (that is...not roll formed) skin on a dragster. This seems to have four bends (top piece) in it to fit the chassis, rather than being radiused. Note the cowl piece has been radiused as most are.

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  15. In honor of page 1956, our ‘56 at Pomona’64 Winternationals. The last pic is ‘63. BAEA5A8E-CB6C-4C5B-8E91-A885AA114E75.jpeg E16C2AED-E98F-4EAD-8C4E-ECEF63F6A867.jpeg BC363F18-9164-4BBC-9317-CC14CA7A960A.jpeg 4029AC1B-D212-4D19-AF6C-B173378587DE.jpeg
     
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    B1D55358-096A-4B6E-B9AF-CEDE113A30B1.jpeg
    Might have had something to do with the skill set of the tin man. The short cowl was much easier to roll than the nose.
    On the other hand the Roth/Schreiver Yellow Fang used angles as a styling statement.
     
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    The Ed Martin car driven by Bobby Allen [Glidden and Allen]. Had both a 427 Hi-Riser and a Cammer over the years. 925576scr_wm_584ae60d6ae546c.jpg
     
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  26. They have Bennie going the wrong way. Haha A813A037-BF57-4685-9E1F-47C042A248E9.jpeg
     
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    34 ford crash.jpg
    Photo from a Hot Rod piece on safety...according to the caption, the driver survived because of the roll bar. It wouldn't pass tech today, but in the '50s it was pretty good.
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    Art Chrisman in the Hustler I, under construction.

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    The Dragmaster Hawaii at Inyokern.

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    Before the wing, notice Willie wearing a leather face mask.

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    Raker's car Club, Bruce Woodcock driving, at San Gabriel. I think that Steve Gibbs took this photo. I saw the car on its last run, July 1962...will never forget it.

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    Ohio George Montgomery, Detroit, 1959. It was Cadillac powered then. George made almost everything on the car.

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    Vic King's Midnite Oil, blown banger.
     
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    I always worried about rear-end explosions in these frame configurations. :eek:
    Possible voice pitch changes! ;):D
     
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    It's funny now, but I sat astride a Ford banjo and never worried about it...probably I should have, but we believed we were bullet-proof back then.
     
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    PorterRies1963-2-X2.jpg
    Porter and Reis, homemade car, strong Olds on fuel...
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    Sims, Randall, and McClure Crosley modified, running a flathead, at the SCTA meet at Colton, 1955. This was an Oceanside Oilers car, same club that Dode Martin and Jim Nelson of Dragmaster fame, belonged to. Note the nose of Harry Duncan's "Jitterbug" coupe in the background.
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    Merek Chertkow in Ed Taylor's blown Olds modified roadster. This car was strong enough to beat top fuelers in its day. Merek went on to drive other top fuel cars, including serving a stint at the helm of the Ramchargers top fuel car. He is doing well in Utah these days, and has lots of memories to share.

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    Creigton Hunter's modified roadster, the origin of the Moon Equipment logo. The car later went to Hill Alcala and remains today in restored condition.

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    Steve Muck takes on the Screwdrivers '34 coupe in his clean roadster, at Saugus, early '50s. Photo from the Steve Muck collection. SoCal Speed Shop/Morris Brothers roadster in the background.

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    Hayward Head Hunters/Don Jensen twin rear engine car, Ramona Hopkins Photo. This car was very advanced for its time.

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    Raker's Car Club of Long Beach ran this Fiat-bodied competition coupe, here with Joe Maillard's blown Chrysler with updraft aircraft carbs.

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    Ray Higley approaches the Lions lights.
     

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