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Hot Rods Jack Colori / Joe Barnet 40 Pickup

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Pete Eastwood, Apr 22, 2019.

  1. Pete Eastwood
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 744

    Pete Eastwood
    from california

    Picture I took to day . . . . sad . . . .

    Flash 40 pu.jpg

    Back in the day . . .

    Jack Colori truck & triumph.jpg
  2. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,374


    Is the truck a runner and just being used the way it is or is it just wasting away? Sad if its just sitting and falling apart considering the before pic.
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  3. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 828


    What a shame. Wait for the patina crowd to jump on here saying it looks better now than then.
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  4. Guessing Jack took more pride in it ?
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  5. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,627

    stuart in mn

    From the picture it still looks solid and restorable.
    I wonder what happened to the Triumph motorcycle.
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  6. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,232

    from Quincy, IL

    I think the Chevy rear fenders look great on there. To my eyes, they flow better with the front fenders than the original Ford fenders.

    Looks like the truck has ‘been around’ a lot since the photo in gold paint. It didn’t change that much overnight......took several steps to make that transition.
  7. deucemac
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 925


    Become the new caretaker Pete! It would look good pulling/pushing the Old Master! Oh, thanks for the help with the wheels. They now have a home in Colorado on a Willys gasser and my buddy's widow has some sorely needed cash!
  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,392


    That truck needs a new caretaker.

  9. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 11,317


    It is wild how a near showrod can end up looking like that...I guess if there's any positive in the negative its survived...not without hardship but it has a chance at a revival. The other positive is its a California based vehicle so somewhat of a gem considering the rust belt classics. But shes went down a few notches thats for sure...Fingers crossed.
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2019
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  10. Sure hope someone takes enough interest to bring it back to its' former glory. What a sweet truck it was.
  11. Moriarity
    Joined: Apr 11, 2001
    Posts: 14,152

    Staff Member

    Dammit... @Pete Eastwood you should save it, what a bitchin truck. I don't understand how this kind of neglect happens...
  12. 392
    Joined: Feb 27, 2007
    Posts: 874


    I agree Moriarity but can you imagine 20-30 years from now in this hobby. Sure was a beauty but looks like it could be brought back.
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  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,888


    I’m just amazed it survived at all! It needs your touch! It’s always been one of my favorite pickups.
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  14. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,016


    Wasn't Ryan lusting after one of those?!
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  15. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,671


    I am sometimes surprised that old hot rods and customs survived at all. Between styles changing and attrition, you have the fact that in the 70's to early 80's everyone was into bone stock restorations. Because they were worth more. I remember being yelled at by older guys because the 64 Catalina I had was ruined because it had mag wheels, aluminum valve covers, and a chrome air cleaner on it. By the 90's a lot of those guys were Street Rodders.
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  16. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,392


    Must be in an old section of town, that building doesn't look like the typical California house. Bob
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  17. harpo1313
    Joined: Jan 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,574

    from wareham,ma

  18. firstinsteele
    Joined: Jun 13, 2013
    Posts: 874


    Hell, wish I had aged that well!

  19. King ford
    Joined: Mar 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,152

    King ford
    from 08302

    Can't say I like the Chevy rear fenders....
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  20. The last time I saw it running, it was at El Mirage a couple of years (or More) ago. It had a canvas "troop hauler' cover over the bed and the owner was driving the snot out of it.
    But times change, and don't look in my back yard and my 40, it is sad, for now.
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  21. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,392


    Are the cowl vents stock or an addition? Bob

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  22. They are an addition, @The37Kid. They are off of a Studebaker. It also runs 1947-54 Chevy rear fenders, with a lot of the work and paint being done by Gene Winfield. I always dreamed of building a '40/'41 similar to how Barnett's turned out.

    Who owns it now @Pete Eastwood? I assume its still in California?
    Joe-barnett-1941-ford.jpg winfields-custom-shop.jpg
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  23. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,878


    I like the gas filler door. Nice work. And those fenders do look good.
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  24. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
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  25. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,493

    Corn Fed

    Does the current owner know it's history?
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  26. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,994


    I'll take it the way it is now! :)
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  27. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 675

    lumpy 63

    I've always loved that truck.
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  28. j3harleys
    Joined: May 12, 2010
    Posts: 682

    from colorado

    My wife and I meet Joe a few years ago at Good guys in Delmar. WE spent a couple hours talking to him, What an interesting guy with great stories. Rodders Journal Did a great story on him that took 2 volumes to complete, Great read. I'm guessing you knew him Pete, Is he still with us?
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  29. Don't know if it is the owner when I saw it at ElMo,, but the first time I saw it, I mentioned it reminded me of the Cloari truck at which point he pointed out some gold paint on a door frame, if i remember right. So he knew.
    Once the press and shows stop, it becomes just a truck to drive and abuse (my words)
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  30. Actually it looks very much like a California house but maybe not so typical,,, if you look close it has lines of a Green & Green designed house,,, which brings it into a high end area of California. Pasadena?
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