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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by D.SCOTT, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. D.SCOTT
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    Anyone on here have a traditionally hot rodded model A Fordor? And/or willing to share pics of ones from the past? Just bought a 31 slant window, and I'm about to take on the challenge of making one of these look good, any pics would be greatly appreciated, especially ones with fenders. Thanks!
     

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    scan0001.jpg scan0002.jpg scan0003.jpg Hey from across the street Dan'l!

    These seemed to go through a little popularity surge in the early sixties, so the couple I could put my hands on quickly were reprinted from a couple of Peterson one shots. The Feature of Noel DiVito's car is from the '62 Hot Rod annual, the red cover car and insert with the hopped four banger is from the Model "A" handbook from about the same time. The last little bit is Noel's car with a MUCH Improved stance and wheel and tire combo from the same book.

    I can think of a few more in early Popular Hot Rodding magazines, and a couple in Peterson stuff too. One is the car that Hot Rod Ron sent you, and I'm not too absolutely unsure that isn't what Noel Divito's car became by the mid sixties. You are welcome to drive that treacherous six blocks between our homes and dig a bit if you would like...
     
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    Seriously dig the the six pipe cheaters on Noel's car!

    One of these cars back then, and it might have been the wjite one Matt posted, had the most bazar feature I can think of on a show car... Tiled floors! they literally masticed, tiled, and grouted the floors of the thing! Weird, but kinda cool in a total one-upmanship kinda way!
     
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    Tiled floors...coving...LOL. Chip...Look at the difference with the back of Noel's sedan dropped some.

    Recall the 'look' of full fendered '29 roadster pickups thru the mid-'50s? There were some featured that had the rears dropped (Z'd frames) until the fenders just radiused the 8.20 X 15 tires perfectly.
    Fronts were usually 'dagoed' 3.5" - 4", remember 5.50 X 15 fronts?
    VW spares, and they were free!
     
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    Alright! Thanks guys! Keep em coming!
     
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    Ya know what's funny, Mike? Look at the feature at the top of Noel's car, and you'll notice the small block chevy. This was in the '62 Annual, so it ran in '61 sometime. Look at the quick one shot below with the better stance and wheels and tires.... Notice the white interior? Notice the flathead?


    I'm not sure of the publication date of the Model "A" handbook, but I thought it was about '63 or so - though it might be '59 or '60. That leaves the question, was the car blessed with an absolutely to die for stance, tire and wheel combo and flathead first, then "updated" to the small block Chevy, weird tires and wheels and black and red interior, or was it the other way 'round? Guess I'll have to dig through my early copies and find the ad for the Model "A" handbook to find this out...

    Why would someone have pulled out a Chevy and put a flathead in something in the early sixties? Why would someone have killed that awesome stance for four equally sized tires on a show car?
     
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    That had me going too, Chip. If you can figure it out, please mention it!

    Along those likes...Remember Joe Cruces' '21 Model T Coupe? Famous show car, HRM cover...Joe's beautiful blond wife posing in black bathing suit and long white men's dress shirt...and the black stiletto heels?
    Hmmph...Sorry, the memory took over... Coupe had a flathead in it for a few years...then got an equally detailed 283 Chev, some more magazine coverage...then the flathead was back in there!
    I think I read on the HAMB the car got sold finally, Joe had it in a tiny shed, rusty and dirty...
    Must be some more to both these stories!
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  11. I really liked this beauty at the LARS this year.

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  12. IMHO...Get rid of the wind wings and step plates and this Model A would be perfect. HRP

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    That thing is a sweetheart all the way round. the multi pipes are a great way to build an exhaust system that looks early sixties cool, is period correct, but flows like a good modern system.

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    Looked at both sets of photos, caption screw-up and they are not the same car. Check the plates...
     
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    I pretty much came to the same conclusion the other day and just didn't get back on to post that. In the One-Shots especially, that seemed to happen a bunch. I did notice the other day that Noel's car was a Briggs, and the mystery car is a Murray... I can't remember seeing the other car anywhere else in Peterson stuff though. God, it's as good as it gets though!
     
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    George Lang's Cad powered A Town Sedan. Built in the 60's. Received a blower after this shot and was a local triple threat.
     
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    The article also says the rear fenders are bobbed, they aint.
     
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    Would love to have a 31 slant window Fordor
     
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    Wonder what this would look like with a mild top chop? Bob [​IMG]
     
  22. Here is a few pics of mine 1930 model A with a 3" chop check out my build

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    One more. Must be the one Chip mentioned with the mosaic tile floor.

    Car Craft, Aug. '64.
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    If you hold an envelope over that grille it isn't that bad. Bob
     

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