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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 3, 2014.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,761

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Hell's Messenger


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  2. I love that car..........and the Green Grenade as well.
  3. dale66
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 11


    Very nice........and very cool to see the car being driven during construction

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  4. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,074


    Some bad ass hot rods.
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  5. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    The way this car looks is what I originally wanted to do to my coupe until creeping elegance took over the build. I really like everything about Tim's coupe except the awkward chop.
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  6. Take me to hell brother !! I'll bring the fire proof underwear........crotchless if there is any hell's hotties there. Everything in your article is spot the car/cars.....and I am in the throes of what you discuss.....with life's obstacles. All of my auto dalliances started without kids, house, and responsibilities. Now that they are here, alot of my car stuff sits in stasis......with me......selling shit off.....but I am not normally "that guy"......... Scary to think that, at 42........I may not get there....building again. Watching all the other kids play with their toys.....sometimes just fukn' sucks.............this one makes my heart beat fast.
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2014
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  7. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,761

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    That's cuz you are too damned old to get it. :)
  8. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,074


    Paging Larry to the white courtesy phone. You're up slugger.
  9. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,725

    Chris Casny
    from Austin TX

    I feel pretty old myself, right about now.
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  10. EarlyFordV8
    Joined: Oct 20, 2013
    Posts: 115

    from Dallas

    same type edgy fun photo 5.JPG wickedness
  11. Great post, Ryan. I've been feeling some of those things you mentioned. The creature comforts creeping in as I get older and grow the family, prolonging the build, driving myself crazy "should I relocate the gas tank to the back? I should just paint the truck and worry later-yeah but then I've got to weld up the filler neck hole".

    Those coupes are raw. They're like the chocolate chip cookie dough you're not supposed to eat, but you find yourself spooning out of the tube at 3 am. They're the exact level of anti-something the world needs.
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  12. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 4,095


    bad ass.
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  13. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,548


    They just looked pissed off and ready to take on the day. Enjoyed this one boss.
  14. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,813

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Love that car so much.I had to render it somehow….
    …Who the f**k are you calling old?…..punk!

    M40loREStest 0001A.jpg
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  15. I don't think I'd have the stomach to chop a 5w that much. It's because I'm weak! That takes cojones and the risk paid off.
  16. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 807

    from NJ

    OMG That 34 is BAD ASSS!!!! I particularly like the multi colored version. Looks like it's been to Hell and Back and looking for it's next victim.

    I know what my next project will be.
  17. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,945

    from shelton ct

    the pure rawness of this car is what makes it so "evil." absolutely bad ass.
  18. ......................That "creeping elegance" thing will really get you off-track.:);)
  19. Hot Rod Cowboy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 221

    Hot Rod Cowboy
    from Scurry, TX

    The act of simply looking at that car makes one feel like they have somehow increased their level of bad-assness.

    I can't even imagine driving/owning it. I'd be in jail and it would be that car's fault.

    There's something visceral in that car.
  20. I think Larry just got bitch slapped by the Boss!o_O

    But the is no doubt that Larry knows how to built a beautiful coupe! HRP
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  21. banginona40
    Joined: Mar 5, 2007
    Posts: 752


    I'm old, but not too damned old to love that coupe.
  22. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,988

    Member Emeritus

    The Elmers do have a way with sheet metal. And that flathead that their dad screwed together is just insane with all of the trick machine work. I'm glad we were able to follow along and see this one evolve .
    As for 3w Larry's comments about the "awkward" chop Ryan hit it on the head. Us old farts do have our limits as to how far we can see ourselves going with "in your face" builds. I suspect it's from the "living" that we have done and in the process we find that "going too far" has it consequences in many aspects of life and that keeps us from the final push. A lot of us can remember when we didn't ask out the chubby girl in English class just because we were afraid of what our peers would say only to find out at the 10th class reunion she turned out to rival the best of the Playboy centerfolds.
    I'll turn 70 this month and I can't thank Ryan enough for this place. After over 50 years of this thing we call "hot rodding" an old dog CAN learn a new trick or two and while the remaining builds I have left on my plate will reflect my conservative build views I'm hoping the 435 hp/427/ 5spd/ quick change '32 5w that's been waiting a looooong time in the wings will at least up the pulse rate enough to recall the days when "too much" was just right.

  23. jseery
    Joined: Sep 4, 2013
    Posts: 741

    from Wichita KS

    And it's a 5-window! 5ws always say bad ass Hot Rod to me!

    "After over 50 years of this thing we call "hot rodding" an old dog CAN learn a new trick or two..." Something is wrong here, either Hot Rodding started in 1964, or you were not interested in Hot Rods until you were 20, or your not to good at math!
  24. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 14,439


    Thank you Ryan.
    I got the same feeling reading about Lance Sorchik's Olds powered coupe when it first hit the magazines.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2014
  25. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,403

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    Um, that car IS chopped too much – and that's a small part of what makes it right. I need to get rolling on my own coupe again.
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  26. olcurmdgeon
    Joined: Dec 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,942


    yah, banginona40, I'm with you. I'm old too but being a kid who was in high school in the 50s that coupe strikes a chord in me! Jeez, the kind of raw in your face rebellion that our parents recoiled from and I can imagine the driver being someone my old man would lecture my sister to stay away from. But back then we were drawn to it like moths to a flame. The guy in your high school class who, when suspended for the umpteenth time, did donuts with his harley around the school flagpole as he left while we watched slack jawed in 7th period study hall (RIP Henry). Hell Ryan, that picture is better than the blue pill for some of us septuagenarians (ol' codgers).
  27. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,298

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

  28. Damn I'm torn on this one. I friggin' love it, I would sell body parts to own it or just drive it, but to a lot of people this is just another example of an "extreme" rod, over-chopped and left rusty and rough for shock value.
  29. I love that car. The Elmer boys get it. And they drive the shit outta thier suff.

    Model 40's forever
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  30. Geez, the name alone is enough to make little old ladies and small humans shudder.:D

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