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  1. Stogy
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    flatheads-forever-Ford-Total-Performance-motorbooks3-1.jpg

    https://www.quartoknows.com/blog/quartodrives/ford-flatheads

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...genized-hotrods.1002926/page-21#post-11424797

    :rolleyes:...Plain Jane Gorgeous...

    Street Roadster Class Racer...Again these are influencers for our Hotrod Projects of Today...Hambtastic...;)

    Quoted below...
    "This one was photographed in 1962 at fifth-mile drags in Virginia Beach, Virginia, running 79.53 miles per hour in the 14s. Owned by Joe Montgomery, its power came from a 100-horsepower, 292-inch flathead with a single carb."

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  3. Hmm. Right-hand drive but looks American.
     
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    :rolleyes:...Canadian Bacon...BC Style

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    :rolleyes:...Another of @rbantique's period Contributions...

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    But Australian plates
     
  8. Ohh, I couldn't make out the plate.
     
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    The Ingalls Special  - Rear View (by Robert E. Canaan).JPG

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-ingalls-special.766629/

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...genized-hotrods.1002926/page-61#post-12521227

    The Ingall's Special...a bit of a Hybrid, kind of a Hotrod sticking it's nose into Road Racing much like @Pete1 did...Love It...and they were a force...Good on them...

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    :rolleyes:...These fella's were constantly pushing the envelope changing stuff to better improve handling and this Racer was no exception and had a wild modding in the rear fender department...

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  13. Looks like they were going for aerodynamics ... with the rear fenders.

    "Rear fenders were added to the car in 1953. They were fashioned in aluminum by renowned body-man Gordon Vann from Ed’s original design for the car. The new fenders hide the fact that the ’29 rear-end did not line up with the original wheel openings."

    From: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/the-ingalls-special.766629/
     
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    :rolleyes:...another priceless blast from the past...

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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/just-louvers.1028008/page-17#post-12287022

    :rolleyes:...I jokingly use Lucky Guy when I see a a Guy sitting in a Hotrod that I really would like to have the keys too but in this case it's Lucky Gal...and This Hotrodder would Be Helen Root and yeah this is one Classy Machine ready to rip down the strip and win the race!!...

    0_hr-1955-07.jpg

    :rolleyes:...It was also noticed by Hotrod magazine and made the July 1955 Cover with the the Family...;)

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    Great thread, thanks Stogy!
    I wonder how some of them got that very narrow peak? Were they spare tire covers from different makes that came that way or did they cut the Ford apart and weld them back together? A LOT of work that.
    Anybody know?
     
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    Thanks @oj I'm sure they were as individual as the Hotrodders themselves...Spare tire Covers are a given in many circumstances but yeah a trip to the wreckers probably gave a man a zillion choices for candidates not to mention motorcycle and add to that the ever watchful JC/Cal Custom After Market...

    ...and further to that were those crafty with the eye and a torch and Beverly shear or tinsnips...Stan Back said the braces on The Stan Back Roadster were Pipe or Tube Pounded flat at the mount and fender ends...So many levels of innovation really...
     
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    :rolleyes:...Dayuuum...

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    This roadster has some outstanding features, not really noted before - Nope, not F100 shocker mounts, but late 30's Dodge, chromed and mounted backwards.

    and look at the Bell Axle - beautiful!!!!

    This is still a great car to draw inspiration from for a mid-50's style build.

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    As an aside - this magazine features an article on how to adapt a 35-37 Packard 3 speed stick up behind an early Chevrolet and jimmy bellhousing. I used this article to assist me adapting mine to a post-54 bellhousing.

    Thanks for showing me where the article came from.
     
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    Yes Aussie car wearing New South Wales plates. Note Falcon steering wheel, very popular on Aussie hot rods in the 60's.
     
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    BE9E6005-6B70-489C-B4E1-405F13D34971.png Hey, does mine count!?
    fixed rear & cycle style front lol
     
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    A ‘36 Ford spare tire cover has the rib. This rib is the same width as a ‘32 three window belt line mounding. 1DBCDDDB-2CA4-4322-99E8-75452D9A2D44.jpeg 1FDFEEDE-9613-45A3-8EB8-B0DF2D668547.jpeg
     
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  24. Thanks for the mention, I haven't been able to verify but from pictures I have seen it appears the ridge on my front "cycle" fenders are too tight to be from a 35/36 Ford spare tire ring which appear to be wider, some pictures I have seen make me wonder if the fenders were cut from a 33/34 ring as they look closer to what mine are - anybody have any ideas ? Original builder knows they were from a spare tire ring, but no idea what car it was from.. The rear fenders were sliced with a hacksaw & shaped to fit along the 1/4 after being channeled..
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    @bowie, @Denns1989 and All Hambers, I appreciate all your perspectives on the up close and personal details of how these evolved.

    Close ups of mounting and origins of fenders and how-to...golden...;)

    Don't forget to share links to your Threads and How to Threads related should you remember using any that were helpful in this regard.

    This Thread is about Hamb Period Inspiration, Information and Knowledge.

    I and Those that revere the Look appreciate all Period related sharing of Relevant details. Thanks Hambers...;)
     
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    Thanks @Colin HD...Absolutely it Counts...I often refer to Hotrods that mix with Custom as Hybrids per say and it's not a Showrod as your quite clearly driving it...Your In...;)...Thanks for Sharing. Hope all is well your way...
     
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    All good @Stovebolt...Exactly why Threads are so valuable in helping connect dots where many times they are lost in the Hemisphere of Hamb and beyond...I remember that pic of Helen in the Roadster causing one to believe they mucked up the shock install...:D

    I agree I is truly a beautifully crafted Hotrod indeed...
     
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    Fixed rear with cycle type fronts always made sense to me, specially in the rain. The fronts need to hug the tire to look good
     
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