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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
    Joined: Feb 17, 2017
    Posts: 58


    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!

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  2. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,275

    Pete Eastwood
    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
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 2,442

    Staff Member

    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
    Joined: Feb 17, 2017
    Posts: 58


    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!

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  6. G_Don
    Joined: Feb 17, 2017
    Posts: 58


    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.

    Attached Files:

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  7. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 16,024


    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
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 1,888


    I hope in cloning You take the path of injection... Really Set's it off, From All the rest.. Damn! $
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    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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  11. G_Don
    Joined: Feb 17, 2017
    Posts: 58


    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.

  12. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 4,641

    Rand Man

    I just love it. The mag wheel version is the titts.

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