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Hot Rods Found an old Bantam coupe drag car anybody recognize?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sixcarb, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. porknbeaner
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    Well maybe some knows something about it today.

    Gawg I like old race cars.
     
  2. 296moon
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    from england

    What a great find, is that a Bantam chassis?, edit, had a better look think its box
     
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  3. ModelAPunk
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    Badass! Hope you can find history on it! Post updates!
     
  4. Very cool find, and it looks better with the front end brought back down. That orig high front was some scary engineering.
     
  5. fenderless
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    Really a cool find sixcarb:) I see a Comp. Cupe in the near future:D!?

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    Taildragger&fenderless
     
  6. awesome find!! cant wait to follow the progress!!
     
  7. Clark
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    I checked with the club that had a car like that and said the car looks similar but not theirs.
    Sorry
    Clark
     
  8. BIG JOHN 37
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    from central NJ

    Jalopy Showdown Drags 2013?
     
  9. 47 ford
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    Great find where about in nnj did you find it
     
  10. Mark Hinds
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    from pomona ca

  11. The37Kid
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    Good save, that body would look great on an early Lyndwood chassis. Bob
     
  12. 296moon
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    Any more pics/info? would like to see more of the roll bar and the rear end and its mounts please..................
     
  13. HOTRODVAN
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    Nice Find!! Another ol' Altered Austin ;D
     
  14. No Plan
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    I think Gabby Bleeker had one like it.
     
  15. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
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    Found it....... Island dragway 1961, best I could do with the pictures. The color picture is from Rich Venza. Looks like they changed the front end a few times lifting it higher as time went on.

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    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012
  16. Zig Zag Wanderer
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    thanks for posting this thread...... gawdalmighty...i love those old shots of this car. please, restore it exactly that way, especially the version with the reversed smoothie Halibrands up front.


    IMO far too much of early history/look/feel of altered's is lost to the ideal of what became of them in the end (and sadly; what most car guys know of altered's), another generic funny car chassis with a formless blob of a fiberglass body "sort-of" resembling a Fiat or a Bantam. faster, sure; but also just more of the same as drag racing grew more professional with each passing year

    these early cars were as different and as distinctive in character as the folks who built them. no formulas, just ingenuity
     
  17. Poesrodandcustom
    Joined: Dec 11, 2012
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    from Kentucky

    That's a wicked looking ride, crazy headers! Love the old Bantams. Would like to find one with history. Had this one but sold last yr.
     

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