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  1. Stogy
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    cpe66jun.jpg

    http://www.carnut.com/iown/cpenow.html

    :rolleyes:...I believe this to be the Jonny Pate who was a close friend of the George McDowell who ran the Carnut Website...both is are no longer with us but they certainly lived the fun we are still enjoying and shared a lot of imagery with many like minded Hotrodders...

    RIP Hotrodders

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  2. jnaki
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    Hello,

    We were introduced to several, semi fender, hot rods early on in our neighborhood. There weren’t too many as the fender law in So Cal back then was very strict. These days, tires don’t need to have coverings or if there is one, it can be minimal. (ever followed an open wheel vehicle in the rain or gravel strewn road?) At the drags during out era at Lions Dragstrip, the rules were pretty clear cut and dried.

    If it was a street roadster, RPU, it had to have fenders. As minimal as some racers used, those cut down fenders fit the rule. Even if the big slicks stuck out way past the edge of the rear fender and the front motorcycle fenders cut down did little to protect daily drivers from flying rocks. It was ok for the “letter of the rules” as a street legal roadster or RPU.

    One of the most colorful roadsters we saw at the drags with a small fender was this Candy Apple Red or Tahitian Red roadster at Riverside Raceway in 1959. With all of the top racers in the USA in attendance, this little roadster stood out among the “best of the best” in the pits.
    upload_2020-4-7_4-16-33.png 1959 Riverside Raceway
    The minimal rear cut down fender did little to stop the flying rocks on any daily drive. The no front fenders is also a DMV violation back then. But, with the Hemi motor and cool exhaust system, the roadster looked very nice. It was a street roadster for the street, not for racing at the dragstrip. We just could not walk by without a film or photo.

    Jnaki

    The same time period at Lions Dragstrip had the racers trying everything to get an advantage in the racing. Full fenders cut down to smaller fenders just to fit the drag racing rules. Junior Thompson drove the Jim Cassidy street roadster to many wins on most So Cal tracks. Sometimes it was so powerful that it looked like handling the little roadster was a difficult proposition. But, the wins speak for themselves.
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    LIONS 1958-60: Street Roadsters had to have fenders, (as little as they were) to be fully street legal. It would have been awful to follow this roadster down a normal city street. (being street legal and all...)


    Jim Cassidy/ Jr. Thompson street roadster (check out the drifting action into the gravel...)
     
  3. Stogy
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    Thanks @jnaki...you highlight an interesting part in the Street Roadster Class Race evolution and also interesting was that Beauty of a Red Roadster didn't track race but seemed to be a directly inspired by the Racing Roadsters. This is often a subject of passionate or dare I say volatile conversation around here...often referred to a Poser...I am open to why these inspirations evolve and enjoy them without the labeling...

    You also highlight the evolving of the class going from driven to track and raced to all race with no intention of street driving but meeting the criteria to pass Class rules with the addition lights and fenders...

    I very much enjoy the look despite the lack of road manners...thanks always for sharing...
     
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  5. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    When the top was used they removed the seat bottom and there was a 1" thick upholstered pad they sat on...I'm thinking it wasn't very user friendly.
     
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  6. Stogy
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    That covers sitting in it but how did they get in? That was the other question posed by the other Hamber...Maybe the 55 version had a passenger door and I couldn't make it out...

    The pic from 58 from your thread was damaged and I did a little Photo restoration to it back a page...

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/half-fendered-hotrods.1189042/page-5#post-13520540

    :rolleyes:...link right here...it was Photosucketed to boot....not sure if you noticed...that is a beautiful pic...

    Thanks for chiming in...;)
     
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  7. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Sorry I forgot to address that part. It was dubbed the "Flip-Top T" in the August '59 Car Craft because the Carson top did in fact flip back. No doors on the original car.

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  8. Stogy
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    @Lil'Alb Posts # 156 & 158 answer your questions regarding the Anderegg Roadster which I might add was a converted coupe for historical reference...​
     
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    Rban39.jpg

    :rolleyes:...One from @rbantique's Collection...just all over wild...

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    010-2017-pendine-sands-loeber-1932-ford-coupe.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Across the Pond Excellence at Pendine Sands...

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  12. Gary Addcox
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    This rod appears to have a flattened Deuce frame to fit the contour of the A body. Yet, it looks to be a vintage picture. Whatever, it is neat as hell !
     
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  13. town sedan
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    Hadn't noticed so I went back to look again. Also doesn't look to be pinched at the cowl. Truly a neat old car.
    -Dave
     
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  14. may 17 2009.1.JPG My son's '31 Model A.......built as a Father/Son project in the early '90s........

    may 17 2009.4.JPG
     
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    1958-HOT-ROD-MAGZINE-FlatHeads-Ford-ROADSTERS-Olds.jpg

    :rolleyes:... @Stan Back, here's a set of Beaded Bobbed rears I can say pretty confidently are not a digital paste up...and that does speak to the many facets of finish Hotrods possessed even today from Raw to Finessed...

     
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  16. papajohn
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    Mine is actually less than half fendered.

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    :rolleyes:...The Good Ole days...

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    The workmanship is truly amazing on that...I would love to know the story behind it...I shared these way back in the Homogenized Thread and have never forgotten how cool it is...much appreciated...;)
     
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    287d51fdabf02cf3743f6866427c91c5--rockabilly-cars-sock.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Mad for plaid and Hotrods...every reason to Smile...

    Man I just zoomed in on that zine and smile at what I read...I do stuff like that...:D

    I think the pic itself is vintage...and puts me in a good place because after all we're celebrating Fixed Rear Fenders and Cycle Fronts...

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    Lol first thing I noticed was the book, very clever, cheers @Stogy
     
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    @deadbeat this I believe is an RJ modded pic, I take vintage pics and do similar but this one had nothing to do with me but like you I noticed it and it does make me laugh of course...

    But didn't I just put a pic in the wrong Thread...:eek:...awe heck I'll let it go...it's cool anyway...;)
     
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    StormsAcomin.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Another nod to the Bakan Coupe

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  27. Stogy
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    img799_orig.jpg

    :rolleyes:...I believe this is that more polished/finalized Roadster shared earlier in this Thread. I will link when I find it...;)

    :rolleyes:...I am wrong...again...:)...the unpolished Roadster is in fact from our friends Down Under whereas my earlier linked post is American, Dearborn based...but both sharing similarities showing the influences from those Mags and Movies I suppose...

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  28. Stogy
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    Deuce_halfender.jpeg

    :rolleyes:...You really should consider Cycle Fronts...

    No Sir...I enjoy all the Pie on the Crusts...:D

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    32996918645_abca06bba4_b.jpg

    From Hamber @desoto's Camera Lense

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