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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Stogy, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Shadow Creek
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    from Summit, TX

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  2. Jet96
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    Shadow Creek- I thought it probably was, but I don't recall ever seeing that photo of it...
     
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  3. Stogy
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    It is...and quite a nice capture at...
     
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    :rolleyes:...Half fender detail...

     
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  5. @Stogy
    What's the story on the metal top?

    The ~extra metal parts on the fenders?

    Is that color gray/green?
     
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  6. Stogy
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    Hamber @Koz fabbed the Top...I'm curious if Jerry had a look in mind and Koz fabbed it based on OR did Koz just come up with the Aluminum Riveted Warplane Style laid just like it's fabric and wood cousin?

    I know Jerry has family connection to Wartime Aviation with Family and it really has Postwar roots all over it...that's why I'm curious...I suspect he helped Koz
    Rivet it and possibly more...

    The details on the Fenders...In Aviation they are called Doublers. Basically strengthening areas of stress by adding another layer onto another...the Holes lighten and offer access in some cases.

    In the case of this Hotrod mostly visual but the Rivets are real and the strength is unquestionably added.

    I love it...the Color...yes gray/green...

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  7. It must be yours since you didn't add your usual "Credit to Photographer, Owner."
     
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  8. Stogy
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  9. Paul
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    did a complete redo on this car last year
    unfortunately my phone was destroyed and I lost almost all the build photos..

     
  10. Stogy
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    History is golden...that's a nice one @Paul what's the story on that survivor?...any Threads?

    Thanks for sharing the anything but Mellow Yellow...Hotrod...;)
     
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  11. Paul
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    Teen built in Virginia in the late fifties, later brought to Washington state and stored.
    Car showed little evidence of road use, presumably built to show. Everything was gone through and what was redone was carefully done to not change the build style and construction.
    Although we did go from a '57 Chevy rear to a '57 Olds rear.
    No there was no build thread and most of the pictures documenting it's reconstruction were lost when my phone was destroyed.
     
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  12. Stogy
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    Must have been a talented Young fella to build a Roadworthy Hotrod just for show...man that is the Passion Eh! Hope he got a bit of road time in once he got his license...glad it survived...nothing better than a vintage Hotrod...
     
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  13. Koz
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    Stogy, This is one of dozens of tops built this way. They are super light and go on and off easily. Jerry always likes to be hands on and yes he helped a lot with the riveting. As I remember he liked the one on my red roadster so we just popped one out for his. The top on the A roadster in my Avatar is one as well. Most just get covered with 5/16" closed cell foam and Hartzcloth but a few have survived in aluminum. Here's a shot of my red roadster many years ago. The one in the middle at Fall Wildwood. Maybe 15 years ago. 44635851_1063809637126617_3307122073435897856_n.jpg
     
  14. deadbeat
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    Just wondering if he is very flexible or is his hips like that as a result of the accident :D
     
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  15. jnaki
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    Ford Coupe at the Lions Dragstrip pits 1958

    Hello,
    One of my earliest films was taken in 1958-59. We had gone to our neighborhood Lions Dragstrip with our family friend who drove his 1934 5 window coupe. Once we got our pit area settled and knew when the time runs were allowed for our class, I was able to wander around taking movies of hot rods and drag racing vehicles.
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    1958-59… My friend’s black 5 window Ford coupe running in A/Gas class with the big Oldsmobile motor, but still, a daily driver to high school and an after school job. (1ST Photo a copy from the web)
    The closest thing to my friend’s 5 window Ford coupe was sitting just a few spaces away in the pit area.

    It was a short fendered coupe with motorcycle front fenders instead of the full flowing fenders of a 33-34 coupe. But, this time, the look satisfied my curiosity for a local So Cal hot rod coupe. Obviously, it was a street legal coupe or daily driver. But, for the rest of the day, we did not see it racing for better times and speeds or in any kind of eliminations.



    Jnaki

    Despite being a stock body with street legal fenders, it would not qualify for the Gas Coupe and Sedan Classes. The alteration of the stock fenders to the smaller motorcycle fenders would render it an Altered Coupe and placed in that class against full 25% set back, all out racers.

    upload_2020-5-7_3-38-46.png Gas Coupe and Sedan Class rules
     
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  16. Stogy
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    By the looks of things he might be one of those that rests his arm on the door edge to boot...:eek:
     
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  17. Stogy
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    That light Blue Coupe is a really nice one...my virtual stable of Hotrods continues to grow...:D

    So I guess the drive home may have been an sombre one as he couldn't race in the class he wanted...looking cool sometimes costs one the race...:eek:
     
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  18. Koz
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    [​IMG]

    Now this is cool! Not so crazy about the grill but oh so cool!!!!
     
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    F402FA33-F93E-4E7A-B8FE-13D25C2112DF.jpeg Can't remember if this one made it...
     
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    Thanks Everyone for diggin' and groovin' with the Thread and sharing the detail that makes things just a bit more Hotrod...too Many...

    Here's a cool one...survivor Oh Yeah...I believe the dash of flame to be a period detail and I find it to have a real nod of the Head to the Track Roadsters of the early 50s...

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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...enized-hotrods.1002926/page-154#post-13589065

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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  23. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Nasty Hotrod

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  24. Stogy
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    Not lakes. Duals.jpg

    :rolleyes:...Ho Ho Ho...Glad it's Spring...:eek:

    Certainly not your average Hotrod...;)

    This was a Hambers ride...Tagged, Stacked with Hotrod exhaust and of course...Half Fendered and ready to play...

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  27. Stogy
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    Jimmy Summers Max Balchowsky (6) .jpg

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    :rolleyes:...Jimmy Summers, Fred Vogel?, doing some Cypherins and Goesintas...Craftsman is an understatement...

    What a Hotrod this thing was...

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  28. bowie
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    “Half” fendered in a different way: AD304A0D-A0A4-4064-AF3A-0FA42BA876EC.jpeg
     
  29. jnaki
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    upload_2020-6-6_3-40-17.png Jim Morris... RPU at Lions Dragstrip
    Hello,

    One thing we noticed comparing the Gas Coupe and Sedan Class rules and the Street Roadster rules. They were supposed to be for street driven hot rods and should have similar rules, which they had for the most part. The street legal rule stood out was the notification about not modifying fenders for the gas coupes and allowing them for the street roadsters. That was to accommodate the various street roadsters that ran fender-less, but that some people needed some covering for the rear tire or even the small motorcycle fenders for the front tires.

    The rule was for full fendered roadsters and open roadster trucks, but, were adapted so everyone could enter and compete.

    The local interpretation for street legal rules came from the DMV, but were adapted to the street roadster class to allow some coverage without banning them as Altered Roadsters. If one item for the street legal class was changed, then it immediately dropped into the “Altered/Modified Roadster Class.”

    Forgot to hook up your headlights/brake lights, now in modified roadster class. No license plate, same result. Any infraction that would not make it street legal was instantly given the choice of going to the modified roadster class or not enter this week. It was the same thing for stock car classes. Can’t cap up your exhaust cut outs? Gas Coupe and Sedan Class, not stock. Running scavenger pipes? Gas Coupe rules. New Doug’s or Jardine Headers, Gas Coupe and Sedan Class. If it was not stock, the rule committee sent you to the next level of competition.

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    Jnaki

    The street roadster class at first, did not allow ½ fendered roadsters to enter. If the front fenders were taken off, then it was a modified roadster, not legal for the street. So, when the street legal rules changed to ½ rear fenders or motorcycle front fenders, then they still allowed those roadsters to compete in the street roadster class.
    Jim Morris RPU

    Within a few years, the class disappeared and into the history books.

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  30. Stogy
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    I have posted Junior's Roadster before...Nasty Looking Beast of a Hotrod...that RPickup was no slouch in either department either...

    How about them rules...once you got past all that, fun was to be had...lots of things worthy of scrutiny...but rules were rules...

    Thank always for sharing @jnaki...
     
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