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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Brent Mills, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,550

    from Michigan

    Something happened reading through this thread that made me switch from 'I don't like it', to 'I like it'....

    Cool and different ride man.
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  2. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 987

    Joe Blow

    Some of the inspiration for the original build?

    Auburn's 1928 Cabin Speedster, used an aircraft theme, burned in Los Angeles. At least two replicas have been built since.
  3. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
    Posts: 49

    Brent Mills

    I think I like the Aero-Special the best, but all are ones I had NOT thought of. Thanks!
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  4. v8flat44
    Joined: Nov 13, 2017
    Posts: 1,090


    I would call it a Flash Gorden Special. Built it when he returned from "outer space". Actually, i like it..
    ....dare to be different ...
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  5. davidvillajr
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 1,096


    Get a little paint on it, like an old Tri-Motor



    and start giving rides over the ocean. Well, maybe not that last part.
  6. They built cars along those lines in the '30s. They got raced at endurance races like the 24 hours of Lemans. I am nit sure that they would have been classed as a hot rod or a custom. granted hot rod was not yet a thing. ;) Perhaps an experimental?
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  7. CA. 280
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
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    CA. 280
  8. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 2,919

    from norcal

    In a class by itself
  9. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
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    Brent Mills

  10. rotten ron
    Joined: Aug 11, 2018
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    rotten ron

    Body by Pininfarina
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
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  11. Not with the ship cabin interior.
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  12. well there is that. :D
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  13. It reminds me of a sign at Detroit autorama that said “ anybody can do normal”.
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  14. That's only half an idea. Actually a total cop out justification for any old crap, with no reference to style, balance or harmony of design.

    If you want to stand out or be different you could walk around with a fish hanging out of your mouth, but the attention would be for less than good reasons.
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  15. 1pickup
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,234


    @Brent Mills That thing is COOL. I would drive the shit out of it. I see no reason to worry about it falling into a specific category, other than trying to fit in around here. And, approximately half of the guys on this board will bitch about anything that isn't a red '32 Ford roadster with a 327. Love it!
  16. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 963


    Baby Airstream !!!!
  17. Stick your choice of flathead supercharger on it .. .. and go race that thing.

    It would be a fun entrant in a T.R.O.G. event of your choosing. As the builder intended. Assuming all parts meet the rules criteria.
  18. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,015

    ken bogren

    Yeah, that's the car I was thinking of too.
    Here's acouple of photos of an Auburn Cabin Speedster

    Saw this several years ago at the museum in LaPorte, IN. This one was signed as a 1929 and has a canvas sort of T-top. Was this one of the recreations?
    Last edited: Jan 24, 2021
  19. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
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    Brent Mills

    With ya on all that. Notice your profile pic of a guitar...I have a couple of buddies who run a really fun podcast. You can look them up here: The High Gain | Facebook
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  20. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
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    Brent Mills

    Yeah, I think I am going to try and do this. There's a just a couple of things I need to address for such an event, but mostly there!
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  21. Brent,
    I love it!
    It just needs these Moon Discs or similar, and maybe bigger diameter tires!
    IMHO! This picture came from one of the Moon disc threads right here.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2021
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  22. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
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    Brent Mills

    Well, we are thinking the same. I will be using a halibrand wheel and firestone indy's (16" front & 18" rear).

  23. ^^^^^^^^ AWESOME! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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  24. 35cab
    Joined: Jan 5, 2011
    Posts: 271


    Having seen some photos of this on Instagram, I actually love this thing. I don't worry if it is called a Hot Rod or a Custom, maybe it is a V8 special, it just makes me smile even though it has some issues aesthetically, kind of like your weird child.
    Thanks for posting.
  25. Nailhead A-V8
    Joined: Jun 11, 2012
    Posts: 1,184

    Nailhead A-V8

    Walt Disney's SUSIE susie.jpg [​IMG]the little blue Coupe!!....paint 'er blue an yer done!
  26. sylfkcalb
    Joined: Jan 6, 2015
    Posts: 18


    this is way cooler than some trendy name "steampunk" call it what you want! it's cool!
  27. It's a couple steps beyond "steam punk". :confused:

    Hmmm . . . How about "Stream-Punk"? :cool:
  28. Brent Mills
    Joined: Jan 23, 2021
    Posts: 49

    Brent Mills

    "Stream-Punk" Now that is good! :D
  29. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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