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History Help with Identifying T roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by G_Don, Sep 17, 2022.

  1. G_Don
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    Anyone know the history on this 27 T? Got a nailhead, and looks like the frame has been Z’d or modified somehow pretty radically. Can’t really tell if it’s a deuce or model a frame, but looks like front crossmember is model a?

    Any info, articles, or more pictures of the car would be greatly appreciated!

    thanks for your time and help guys!
    Gordy

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  2. Pete Eastwood
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    from california

    Looks like the photo was taken at one of the first L.A. Roadster shows at the Hollywood Bowl,
    if that helps.
     
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  3. J.Ukrop
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    I second what Pete said. I believe it's a San Diego Prowlers car. I'll check the archive in the morning.
     
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  4. G_Don
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    Thanks Joey and Pete!

    Yeah it’s got a great stance and look to it and the nailhead is just perfect. I’m trying to figure out more about it to potentially build a tribute car of it. Not identical but close with my own flair.

    looking forward to seeing what ya pull from the archives, Joey!

    Gordy
     
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  6. G_Don
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    Jimmy B,

    That’s exactly what I was looking for! I looked through a few picture threads of T buckets but didn’t see what you sent.

    Looks like a super radical Z and sweep in the front of the frame. Looks like a comfy driver for being a T too.
     

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  7. Paul
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    I enlarged the photo in the lead post
    man what a beaut
     
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  8. Dean Batchelor did a great job setting the car up, the fact Valley Customs was where the work was done is extra cool.

    From the book "Hot Rod & Custom Cars" by Coco Shinomiya

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  9. Hollywood-East
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    I hope in cloning You take the path of injection... Really Set's it off, From All the rest.. Damn! $
     
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  11. G_Don
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    Thanks Jimmy B for the photos and history!

    Any extra photos would be great if anyones holding, but I understand they’re probably hard to come by. I’m especially interested in photos of the rear of the frame if anyone has em, although you can kinda see how it kicks up from Jimmy Bs scanned articles he posted.

    Gordy
     
  12. Rand Man
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    I just love it. The mag wheel version is the titts.
     

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