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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, May 7, 2021.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
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  2. Cool
    My Father and Mother found this 1949 Offenhauser catalog, with an Edmunds supplement
    in a vintage book store and gave it to me for my birthday a few years ago.

    Dad said it was at the bottom of a pile of odd ball Car and Driver knock off type magazines, he said he said "OH, WOW!!" so loud everyone in the store turned around and looked.

    The people who owned the store thought it was odd that someone would want it and not the magazines that were on top of it.

  3. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,625


    Here’s one I picked up, have another one from the 30’s I’ll have to dig out. IMG_1566.JPG IMG_1567.JPG

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  4. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
    Posts: 102

    from Pa

    very cool. Any more word on the disappearance of Rodder's Journal? Assuming its unofficial\official they are done.

  5. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 21,036

    Staff Member

    I wish I could order from this one.....

  6. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 527


    Used to get a Kick looking at all the Gizmo's to up your miles per gallon in them Whitney Catalogs! Oh ya,And how about them Curb Feeler Springy things. Gotta get me some of them!
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  7. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
    Posts: 566

    Bob Lowry

    From 1961...fiberglass T-Buckets for $129 !!

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  9. 1940Willys
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 527


    I used to get a Kick Looking at all them Gizmo's to up yer Mileage in them Whitney Catalog's. Oh ya, how about some of them Springy Curb Feeler Thingies! Gotta get me some of them!
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  10. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 811


    WHAT! you were in Camas? I have lived in Camas all of my 70 years! If you come back this way, reach out and I will guide you on a Hot Rod and Antique shop tour you won't forget.
  11. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 19,114


    :rolleyes:...Hey!!! Have I been spelling Louvers wrong for all these years!!...:eek:...nope apparently it's an alternative...Whew...

    Do you know how many times I've asked about how the heck they get chrome Louvers on a painted hood tops and sides...nobody answered me...for some reason I hear the Great Gazoo whispering Dumdum in my ears after seeing that...:D

    Oh well learn a new thing everyday...:oops:


    Love those vintage catalogs right up Hamb Alley...good score Joey...know what your buying...

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  12. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,927


    Since we're showing off...

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  13. abe lugo
    Joined: Nov 8, 2002
    Posts: 2,455

    abe lugo

    This was a tease- Playing cards or sweet dice to attract the ladies??
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  14. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
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    jim snow

    Cool story Joey. Thanks. Snowman
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  15. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,711

    from washington

    Found my 1946 Cadillac 61 series in a backyard in Camas. $300.00 cash and carry.
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  16. I've got a J.C. Whitney catalog as well. Love that thing
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  17. I found my 47 caddy series 62 on Union ave, Portland, Or. $250 and oh yeah...Camas smells bad! 47caddyandscotty.jpg
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  18. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 5,651



    Before we were able to drive to our local and 10 mile away favorite speed shops in Long Beach, our involvement was to order some stuff from that catalog, the good old J.C.Whitney version. Usually, it was some funky stuff that the local speed shops/chrome accessory shops did not carry.

    It was like a coffee table book as my brother and I looked at every item on every page. It never got old. But, at the time, there was not much we could do, except for sitting and reading for hours. No cars, except for plastic model car kits, magazines and our liking for something that moved on wheels.

    That was short lived, since the shiny accessory places just did not have necessary items for all hot rod or drag race teenagers. Then my brother’s older friends started coming over with their hot rods and cruising sedans. Now, the variety had somewhere to see how well they would look on those 50s cars. My brother actually had to go to a specialty hot rod shop or go to the source.


    Because we lived in So Cal and it was a short drive to our favorite speed shop nearby, there wasn’t the need for going too far from home to get what was needed. But sometimes, it pays to know where to go directly to the source. Our friend in Los Angeles had contacts from his early days in L.A. and going to the source paid handsomely for my brother and me.
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  19. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,658

    sloppy jalopies

    I use the chrome, pin on louvers from boat shops... i flip one upside down and use it as a defroster vent... also 2 rows of 3 high on the steel panel that fills the speaker grill hole on '40 dashes...
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