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Folks Of Interest Elvis Hot Rod 1957

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mr Haney, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. Mr Haney
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    anymore pics of this car from Movie loving you 1957 ? happy birthday Elvis, flathead sounded good in movie.

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  2. SUHRsc
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    John Athans built the car in 38-39?
    its in quite a few books

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  5. Street Rodder did a feature on it , sometime in the 70's or 80's i believe? maybe someone could find it
     
  6. vettes2
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    Great info. Thanks for adding the links.
     
  7. Mr Haney
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    that is some interesting info and Thank-You..Would Really love to see some old original pics of the car. Looked through all my old little pages etc found nothing.

    My Mom swears that Elvis swapped places with his twinn brother Arron in late 60's. the fat version that died in 70's was not really Elvis but indeed his twin brother. His twin brother was given to a cousin to raise shortly after birth for poverty reasons.

    off topic I know but interesting ....maybee my mom needs her meds adjusted ? ?
     
  8. SUHRsc
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    check www.ahrf.com look for john athans
    theres some old pics without the windsheild i think
     
  9. Kevin Lee
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    The windshield is great - curved glass on a 50's hot rod. I have heard that it came from the back of a Chrysler.

    Also love the exhaust.
     
  10. Mr Haney
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    cant believe no documentation [ pics] of this car from 1939 when Athans first built it.
    This may be one of the first traditional hot rods ever built ? ?
     
  11. So did American Rodder in the nineties, And i saw it at the NHRA-museum in 1999
    Lars
     
  12. It wasnt traditionel in 39 :)
    And it was built at the same time as Isky built his roadster
    Lars
     
  13. pigpen
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    Here's a pic I found somewhere. pigpen
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  15. Mr Haney
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    traditional today "ONE OF" the first "HOT RODS" built in 1939
    sorry for the typo.....Dad made me quit school in 8th grade to work on farm :confused:
     
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  18. Mr Haney
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    THANK YOU SUHRsc that is some cool pics
     

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    Thanks for the cool pics of a great hot rod.
    Today is Elvis' birthday! The ol boy would be 74.
    He's rockin' somewheres?!
     
  21. Kustomz
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    His twin brother Jesse Garon Presley was stillborn at birth.
     
  22. noboD
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    The Elvis car was in the Smithsonian a few years ago, not sure if it's still there.
     
  23. Mr Haney
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    You are correct His Bro never made it. Here is a pic of his Mom, Dad young Elvis in 1939. He was only 4-years old when the Athans Car was built in 39.
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  25. Mr Haney
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    cool pic SUHRsc found . click pic and Check the 1942 plates
     

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  26. spring in front of the beam? 36 front end?
     
  27. Muttley
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    That windshield is uglier than a dogs behind.
     
  28. lockwoodkustoms
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    Hats off to a cool car that is well deserved of any honors one can give it. You have to really appreciate a car like this just for surviving so many years with out being turned into something else.
     
  29. OLLIN
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    IT WAS AT THE PETERSEN A WHILE BACK.
    not sure if its still there, but definitely a sweet old rod. I dig the windshield too. definitely different!

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  30. How cool is that? "Uh yeah, Elvis drove my hot rod"..... :cool:
    And for those younger than me.... Elvis was the coolest cat in the known universe until he got called up by Uncle Sam.
     

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