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  1. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...Where's the Sweety Trent?...:D...No worries The Hotrods Smokin Anyways...;)

    Always like To give a Shout out to those that Capture...Without the Eye the Subject is Lesser...

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  2. Lil'Alb
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    Possibly British motorcycle fenders? Those would have been common at that time and place, and most all the flat trackers and customizers discarded their front fenders.
     
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    posted by 40ragtopdown in the traditional photo page

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    :rolleyes:...Hamber @AVater's Special Coupe retaining one of it's most defining features...the trademark top...with the fenders providing its lighter sporty look...

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  7. The windshields are a bit tall (maybe for good reasons) giving the ragtops a reverse rake. * The tops look chopped to me. Top0.jpg
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  8. pitman
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    A recent build. Modified stock A light bar, mounts atop the trad. shock mts.
     
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    :rolleyes:... @sgtlethargic, Thanks for sharing the subjects you are critiquing, I am careful to be to critical of these details...Period, Regional differences, builder preferences...and I suspect it was simply telling a story probably that seeing the road trumped bringing it down...

    I have a chopped Coupe and have a clear view of the header panel so it really is typical of Hotrod...Stupid but looks Cool...I just lean forward a bit and lower my heed...:D...Imagine how many times that was played out...

    Many times The Look takes away safety features that once existed and chosen compromise in the full extent of the mod may have hastened the full effect...a happy medium so to speak...but no matter what, someone will find something ugly to cut off or make right...:eek:

    To me it's just part of the Soul...

    After watching threads of late ripping less than perfect paint and to Showworthy Hamb inspired builds getting Dumbo Status & bashing builders is there any appreciation for history any more...

    We must understand Traditional was not perfect...it was real and the best one could do...

    I just want to see more...I appreciate the warts and all and wouldn't change a thing...

    I'd expect my Hand be deservedly removed if I altered anything on that Root Roadster...were it mine...but again I could go back and enjoy it all for what it was...I know what you would do and to be fair a few more angles of study might change ones thoughts or not...;)

    Sgt...I hope there's more positives here regardless of this reflection of past chop styles...​
     
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    My buddy’s scratch built hauler
     
  11. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...I think some Bobber Harleys came out of this Hotrod...:D

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  13. I'm observing, not critiquing.

    I'd show what I mean by modifying this picture
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    in Paint, but I'm having technical difficulties. A bit of a "side curtain" could be added, resulting in the top coming down the windshield enough (several inches) so the top would look raked (relative to the top of the door; * either parallel or a little further down) while keeping the windshield the same height. It might look good; it might not.

    I like roadsters with the chopped top up.

    I like real cars more than show cars.
     
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    I know exactly what your saying and in a Nutshell You prefer a Chop or fit of Top that existed in a different period or even region the East vs West Coast rivalry that I tire of...I don't believe Barts Roadster was a Showcar even though I'm sure he did in fact show it...it was just a Clean Machine and he was just that kind of Rodder. I prefer the driven look myself...albeit I appreciate the efforts and attention to detail paid to these Show Class Hotrods...
     
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    You got any more photos of those nice looking headers?
     
  18. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...More from Down Under...

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    :rolleyes:...Vintage Survivor...I'm thinking 1948 Harley on the Fronts...actually it could be so many years and maybe even rears re-thinking first impressions

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  20. I’ll do some diggin and see what I can find..
     
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  21. town sedan
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    I like the detail of the front bumper. Looks thought out and not just slapped on because it's required. Same goes for the fenders.
    -Dave
     
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    ^^^ Now that's nice!
    -Dave
     
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    Expanding on my thoughts to your observations I am going to put you in the Drivers seat and this is your Roadster back in 1955...and I'm the one trying to capture what your suggesting...I like You, have opinions of History and have Visions that are actually plausible inspirations to past practise of which your suggestion is...I again many times feel what was presented really connected all the dots but what you are suggesting no doubt was an entirely justifiable look based on personal taste...All three of those pics you highlighted may have been connected regionally may have been gleaned from the same resource...a family photo album

    There are 2 Mods with the Theme at the windshield lowered one more than the other...I actually prefer the lesser of the two...and very much like it...

    If you clic the Thumbnail and then clic the Image you can cycle the looks and get the jist of the mods a little better...I suspect this is 1-2" drop max...and may involve a post mod...;)

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    :rolleyes:...Updated, 4 27 20


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  25. 32ford5
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    The York Coupe - built 1957. Glen “Rudy” Rudisill and his father built the car in 1957 in York, PA, for Laverne A Stetzer.*

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    *before it was destroyed by a clueless rat rodder for a quick sale on ebay.
     
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  26. Stogy
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    The last words tainted the reality of what we witness here but I'll enjoy the History for what it was...Thanks for sharing that...Jet Age Hotrod...​
     
  27. 32ford5
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    Yep. Those fenders remained perfectly moulded in place for over 50 years with no cracks and the original paint. Just found this pic with some funky front semi full front fender action goin' on. ScannedImage002.jpg ScannedImage003.jpg ScannedImage004.jpg ScannedImage005.jpg ScannedImage006.jpg ScannedImage007.jpg ScannedImage009.jpg ScannedImage011.jpg ScannedImage012.jpg YkCpe BkLft.jpg YkCpe LSEng.jpg YkCpe RFrtEng.jpg YkCpe TopEng.jpg
     
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  28. Stogy
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    The Bobbed A Fronts looks like a plausible late 50s to mid 60s Mod but I prefer the Cycle Fronts and my only Detail that stands out as a detractor for me is the contour of the front fender to the Tire with that maybe being the desired look as thoughts vary of course. Mags and Wide Whites...they were 60s too...Still lots to love there...Great stuff @32ford5
     
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  29. 32ford5
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    Yeah, I noticed that too. Especially when compared against the beautiful work on the rear fender but I'm just fascinated to see what they got up to.

    Edit: Looking back on the photos more closely I notice that in some shots the wheels look centered and others not so much. Optical illusions?
     
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  30. Stogy
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    Damn fine Honest Hotrod With lottsa' Nasty if you want it...
     
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