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Features From Long Beach to the Lakes

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Nov 11, 2022.

  1. J.Ukrop
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    From Long Beach to the Lakes

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  2. alchemy
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    Neat car! And those kingpin locker nuts on the heads is a cool use.
     
  3. I love the line "hide the ugly A frame". Always thought Model A's looked anemic on the stock frame
     
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  4. Tim
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    Man that’s fantastic!
     

  5. jimmy six
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    Looks like Jack Plimels. I saw it at Jack Underwood’s many times. Jack P. and I had breakfast many Sundays in Seal Beach. I saw the car a year ago at Donut Derelicts and his son was driving it. Neat 29 and I always admired it.
     
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  6. Jeff34
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    Didn't notice those at first. Cool deal.
    Love the car. Thanks, Joey!
     
  7. Tim
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    Yeah that’s quite the catch! I wonder if they are a bulk buy item he found that looks the same or if he just had a collection of them? Looks neat! CD5FC529-61D9-41DD-A704-D1471046804B.jpeg
     
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  9. Tim
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    They do feel like an item that you could end up with a lot of them if your local junk used was full of old fords. I can picture 20+ years ago having
    Your kid along and saying here’s a wrench why don’t you go bust all those stop nuts off and see how many you can get.

    watch out for snakes lol
     
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  10. Louie
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    always one of my favorite Model As...
     
  11. Yep ... HAMBer @muroc 29 is Jack Plymell's son Brandon.
     
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  12. Just because a TJJ Blog and its resultant H.A.M.B. thread can never have enough pics:

    Jack Plymell '29 Hiboy at Breakfast.jpg
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    image by Brandon @muroc 29 Plymell

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  14. muroc 29
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    Wow first off thanks to Joey for the recognition of the roadster! Such a cool surprise to see. My dad owned probably 40 different cars as I grew up. This one was the only one that was never for sale. Richard Graves of the early times was are neighbor and dads best friend he had a big part in the chassis. Dick Pickeral built the current motor. Dennis Webb out of orange famous metal shaper did the hood. And of course Jack underwood and my dad did the fake pans to cover the frame. I still drive the car weekly as we’ve moved from Long Beach to Temecula. The car was just accepted to Trog West which plans are is to have it there. I know my dad would have liked to mention Paul Gommi as a contributor as well . Him and Paul could be found from Turlock to sandiego swapping and hunting rare speed parts. So if your at Trog make sure you stop by and say hello. I also recently stripped the primer off the metal work I thought it took away from the craftsmen ship just my opinion.
     

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  15. raaf
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    @muroc 29 - thanks for joining the thread and sharing more. The car reflects a lot of passion and also some solid and subtle decisions as it was built.

    I don't want to push it, but would you be open to sharing more information about the belly pan and how it resolves under the car? Meaning, is coverage complete, how is it fastened, etc? It's a great detail and I'm sure some of us would like to know a little more if possible.

    Regardless, great car and thankful to see it here.
     
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  16. muroc 29
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    No worries thanks for the interest. It’s actually not a belly pan it’s just rolled about 6 inches under the body/frame. It’s sole purpose was to hide the frame. I think a full pan on a street car would retain to much heat and be a collector of fluids and debris . For a street car that is. It was fastened thru the top of frame rails and body rests on the pans. My dad clearly wanted rivets an fasteners to be exposed no welds. As a service man would have had done in the 40’s money was slim and ingenuity was strong. It was fitting that Joeys description was a car out of Don Montgomery books. That was my dads goal in the build he and Don were friends. If you look in the first few issues my dad was an avid picture collector and donated quite a few of the pics in the books. Where he received credit.
     
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  17. raaf
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    @muroc 29 - Thanks for the added info! I'm in San Diego - hope to run into you some time (not literally). :)
     
  18. Shutter Speed
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    Hey, isn’t that the same wheel color on Joey’s SF Roadster 1.0?
     
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  19. Tim
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    So dang cool
     
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  20. J.Ukrop
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    It sure is!
     
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  21. DaveyJonez
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    Unbelievable car! Thanks for sharing some details
     
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