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Hot Rods Field Trip!

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  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Field Trip!

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    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
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  2. Walking in a Black and White Winter Wonderland,,,,,
     
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  3. I like it, but Snoop Dog? Bodyhammers, air tools and welders make the best music!
    Of course don't call what Snoop Dog does music!
     
  4. Jalopy Joker
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    yep, always good to take a short break from the "must get done" projects. but, have to stay focused when others are relying on you. great pics. amazing that in real time some projects take years but, then you watch the TV "reality" shows that build a car in an hour.
     
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  5. kidcampbell71
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    Oh my God. The '38 is neckkid' ! That's frekn' badass.
     
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  6. Peter Jefferson is slaying it!
     
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  7. flamingokid
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    That sounds like a place that I could just sit and absorb the moment.
     
  8. pwschuh
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    Wow. Love to just sit there and soak in the atmosphere. Thanks for the ride-along Ryan.
     
  9. catdad49
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    Ahhhhhh, the aroma of 8 deuces on a chilly morning.
     
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  10. theHIGHLANDER
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    "We don't plaa-aay...

    Gonna rock it til the wheels fall off...

    Hold up, hee-ey

    For my bruthas who be actin too bold...

    Take a seea-eat...

    Hope ya ready for the next episode..."

    Best I got off the top of my head, but yeah man, I get it. Living the good life regardless of what it may seem at times. Merry Christmas to you and all our HAMB brethren.
     
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  11. Satyr
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    Much thanks for bustin' ass in the shipping dept. I ordered some goods and got them in less than a week.
     
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  12. BrerHair
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    Love the ambiance. Fire up that Go-Kart!
     
  13. engine138
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    Ahh Heaven now back to work
     
  14. Stogy
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    Due to your extra efforts @Ryan I have just recieved my Christmas present to myself...all arrived in good order. Thank you...and hope you are over the flu shit...and thats a great bunch of keenly focused eye candy in the right vintage of color for us to dream about.

    One of the great benefits of being here is the opportunity to tour and interact through the Hamb with the fine establishments of construction and restoration of what makes this place go around.

    Thanks for the tour and story.
     
  15. joe.didio
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    Like the Soap Box Derby officials helmet, I have my dads.
     
  16. Rocky
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    Love the painted model A with the hemi..... I know a thing or 2 about long time projects. I can relate.

    I didn't know you and Keith were building a Jughead-Archie phaeton. Looks like a lot of fun! 23 Skidoo!
     
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  17. 1932 ardun
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    I have followed that hemi-powered model-a coupe for years. What's the story on that one? How did it end up at Rex Rods?
     
  18. Ryan
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    The car was largely built by Brian Bass and features the type of fabrication work you would expect from him. There's a lot of really nice touches on it. Specifically, the chassis is REALLY nicely done. I don't really know the story of how it moved from Bass's to Rex Rods. I don't think there's any real drama behind it...

    In any case, Keith finished up a lot of little fabrication details, mocked it up entirely, got it ready for paint, built the engine, and is now finishing up final assembly. The last mile is, a lot of times, the longest one. But in this case, Keith has hammered it out pretty quickly. It should be on the road very, very soon.
     
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  19. HelmuthBrothers
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    Man looks like such a great hangout. I never get tired of hanging out in garages. Whether its 30 degrees or 110 degrees inside. That phaeton has got me sweating.
     
  20. HelmuthBrothers
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    Side note - I always have a hard time shooting BW film inside of garages. Granted none of the ones I'm ever in have the right lighting for photography, but have you ever tried Ilford Delta 3200 indoors? I know you can push the shit out of it.
     
  21. raven
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    About time you spent some time behind a camera again.
    r
     
  22. Tim
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  23. 1932 ardun
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    That's a pretty politically correct way of saying it. I expected more venom from you!
     
  24. Ryan
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    Not sure I follow you. To Keith, it's just a job - it comes in and he gets it out as quickly as he can given his standards of quality. To me, it's a really great car with a ton of quality craftsmanship to stare at and study. If there's more to it, I certainly haven't been involved.

    I get the feeling you are looking for a story that's not there? or hell maybe it is there... But, at the end of the day, none of it is my business. My business is covering cool shit.
     
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  25. cactus1
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    Please tell me those are "louvers" in those fenders.
     
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  26. Ryan
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    Rad, right? That car is gonna be something else. Lots of trick race car ideas going on. For instance, the cowl tank top attaches via dzus fasteners allowing access to the set back spaulding distributor, wiring harness, etc... Even the seat base he made is just a work of art. And wait till you see the garnish moldings....

    There's some bad ass model-a coupes in that shop right now obviously... but Jeff's is my favorite. It's that good.
     
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  27. Ryan
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    Here's a few more shots of it... You can kind of see how the removable tank top works.

    01.jpg

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  29. SakowskiMotors
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    I have never been there. Will have to go check it out while I am in Austin over the holidays
     

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