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  1. Stogy
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    http://www.purplepeopleeater.ca/site/als_33_coupe

    Al Howletts Olds Powered Hotrod Lowslung N' Sporty...

    It was His Canvas for many years and lost the Fenders and Shell and went the Rodding and Restyling root...cool none the less and I believe Both are still around...Any one following @Fast Elvis knows of this Region of Hotrod Custom Influence in Ontario...some great history in that area...

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...er-dragster-1957.1139209/page-8#post-13124652

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    Seen at FAMOSO.
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  5. Oh man, what did you do to ~my~ roadster? The windshield was supposed to stay the same height. *

    Here's an example, but I don't know if the windshield is stock height (nor do I know if the Root windshield is stock height). So the questions in my mind are: Could a roadster top be chopped or made to look like it's chopped while ** leaving the windshield at (or closer to?) the stock height ** by bringing the sides down the windshield? Would it look good? The idea is to maintain forward visibility with a chopped look and have the side at least parallel with the top of the door. Side visibility may be reduced, but that's probably not as important.
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    * Thank you for photochopping it.
     
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  6. I really loved seeing the pics of the York coupe. Great hot rod from my neck of the woods.:)
     
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  7. Fogger
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    All steel original '34 3W, unspilt wishbone, Lincoln brakes, SBC, 4-speed. 9", etc. Beautiful finished Hot Rod. IMG_0055.jpg
     
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  8. Rusty O'Toole
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    This one deserves a mention - Sebastian Rubbo's 400,000 mile 36 Ford (on a 40 Mercury frame).

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  9. Stogy
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    Yes Rusty it certainly does...although a more Modern Resurrection its roots are in a earlier period 1946 (as noted in post#225)... @Rusty O'Toole your pic is now visible...;)

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    https://kustomrama.com/wiki/Sebastian_Rubbo's_1936_Ford

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    It truly is Beautiful...Indeed...any more angles @Fogger?



    :rolleyes:...This is highly indicative of Styling trends and Homogenization is an element of defined tradition many times argued as what is and what isn't...To me it also tells me as a Soft Topped Crowd they could lower the bows and keep the view...Heck the Roadster crowd may have also driven Hammered Coupes and played the game but on their terms and herd mentality and voila everyones doing it...

    Well enough of my Rambling and ASSumptions...:D

    @sgtlethargic I did one more alteration to the Root Roadster. I removed the Most chopped of the two mods and added one more. The 1rst of the 2 is The New with the sides leveled and The Header increased in height and dropped down over the Posts and Windshield without losing existing height but I would suspect the top of the posts would be near poking through but again that is what was suggested lower with no mods to the Posts and Shield. The link is below...I don't mind it at all...;)

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...cle-style-fronts.1189241/page-7#post-13554176
     
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  10. Fogger
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    Stogy, The '34 belongs to an old friend in Northern California. He built it on an original frame and has a Howdy Ledbetter leather interior, too. I'll try to get more pictures from him.
     
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    Always understood that SBC required split bones & this one even runs 5 speed. Very nice rod
     
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  12. One of my absolute favorites...... 5D331867-AD07-49B3-9C00-106D472818E6.jpeg
     
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  13. Stogy
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    I wonder if that been a former SR Class Racer...I ask because I have seen those smallish Headlights on that class of racer in the early to mid sixties...There seems to be an absence of Rollbar however that may have also been a requirement...Not really remotely close to knowing those Class details but I rember that to qualify for it the Roadster had to be Street Legal...
     
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  14. Rusty O'Toole
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    As the car was built in 1946 not sure what you mean by 'modern inspiration'. They did things differently on the east coast.
     
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    My apologies Rusty, I stand corrected and I know I read that story in Kustomrama at one time and what I do recall now is the lack of imagery prior to say 1965...and that's not uncommon either. Regional Styles are what makes this Movement Great in my opinion by the way...
     
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  16. Rusty O'Toole
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    I first saw the car at the Street Rod Nats in Peoria in 1970 and it was not a new build then. The story I got was that Mr Rubbo got out of the navy and went home to Massachusetts in 1945. He wanted a hot rod roadster so he looked around and found a 36 Ford that had been in an accident. Roadsters were not that common in the north east so he bought it. The front was smashed so he looked around for another 36 Ford that had a good frame and front end. Instead he found a deal on a 1940 Mercury sedan and bought it. He took the body off the Merc, and put the roadster body on the Merc frame, lining up the back wheels with the wheel wells. The wheelbase was longer, the engine farther forward, but he moved the pedals and steering around until they fit. For the front end he bought a junkyard 37 Ford pickup grille shell, shortened and narrowed it and bolted it on. Took some sheet metal and hardware store toolbox latches and made a hood. Cut down the discarded 36 Ford spare tire cover for front fenders and there you are. I don't think he ever installed the top. Drove it for daily transportation for years, drove it from Mass to Peoria in 1970, and still owned it when he died in 1988.
     
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    posted by 40ragtopdown in the traditional photos thread

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  18. That is one nice 3 window coupe!:cool:
     
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  19. Shadow Creek
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    I posted this in the homogenized thread also, but here’s a picture of what I believe is the same T as a work in progress

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  20. The cycle fenders were really 36 Ford spare tire covers cut down to make fenders that resembled Triumph motorcycle fenders hence "Cycle Fenders" some folks used "Trailer Fenders", they were always coming loose, had to be tightened up once a month. It was a "Back East Look" that wasn't so popular on the West Coast except to beat a "No Fenders Ticket". JW
     
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  21. Here You Go!
    He tells me they are fender well headers for a 46-48 Ford with SBC from the large parts house in Lincoln Nebraska.

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    :rolleyes:...@OzyRodder...nice hotrod...winning combo in my opinion...I think you've captured a late 30s early 40s look quite literally...It's real difficult for me to nail a period as a favorite as each has it's own allure...truly...;)
     
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