The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choptop40, Oct 13, 2019.
Great idea if you live in CA with restricted trailer speeds I guess.
I'll bet that is fun to watch him unload, run 8 sec quarters, then watch him load it back up.
I don't have any pictures, but when I was a kit, at our local track someone drove in with a log caring truck with a stock car sitting on top of the bed. They used the arm that picks up the logs to load and unload the car. If I remember correctly, that car was fast! They used that set up all season long. I guess it falls under the thought that you got to do, what you got to do, to get the job done. Gene
I was also wanting to see how they got it on an off the roof, and I like the story about the log truck, can't see stuff like that while sitting at home. BigO
Pretty sure that’s a 24hrs of Lemons car and they race it like that!
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moving to a bigger shop a couple of years ago
OH SURE! Take all the fun out of it with the facts and deactivate my active imagination. LOL! It may take seconds to recover....
There, all better. Gene
Don't know what the old shop was like, but if the building in the background is the new bigger shop, you did good! Gene
Interesting to see how many of us use U-haul trailers...I have done it with U-haul and my own, the U-haul trailers generally tow great and are super heavy duty, but an issue in my area was you could not always find one when you needed one so once again I have my own trailer in a lil fenced in trailer storage where I store 2 trailers in a 50x50 fenced area.
Pictures of my T-bucket and my 1950 F-1 arriving at my house. T-bucket delivered after sitting in a barn for about 10 years, F-1 on my trailer after sitting in my uncle's pasture since the early 70's. The off topic wheels on the T-bucket are now gone.
I stopped by this abandoned diner on hwy 101 near Buelton about 16 years ago. It was made using 2 red car trolleys. The diner has since been demolished but the red cars were saved
1929 Ford special coupe.
...Trailer Queen......Hey That's my Hotrod...
I suspect it was going to second owner or in transit during initial build....
Credit to Photographer, Owner
Does this count ?
Yep, but now we want to know more. LOL
‘32 Bantam on a trailer I built from an old boat trailer
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When I recently relocated from SoCal to Iowa!
Couldn’t resist..Shout out to Tom Exteme Towing in Hyde Park. Thanks Tom..
Here's one I seen on the net . Thought it was cool.
Here we go
My Plymouth coupe towing the delivery from the first round of bodywork. Around 1982.
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As we all see the many different ways to get a hot rod from one place to another. These days, if towing is not set up during the builds, then a flat bed towing service truck is always available. In the old days, we just added towing bar to the front bumper mounts and had a sturdy tow hitch added to the 58 Impala for our drag racing gas coupe build. It was different back then as there were only the hook tow trucks that were used for damage tows, as far as we could see. Other builders just had tow bars built, too and made them removable at any time.
My wife spotted this set up coming toward us from a block away. She said that a red, hot rod, sedan delivery is on a truck. So, I got my 35mm size digital camera out. I shot several photos of it as it waited for the light and then rolling by us. The red Chevy Sedan Delivery looked like it just rolled out of a paint shop in the industrial area of this local beach city.
The outside rear view mirror shot was reminiscent of our old photo shoot days. Showing the hot rod or motorcycle in the rear view mirrors inside or outside for a different approach to showcasing the action. When going to the specific place for the photo shoot, I was always looking in the rear view mirror to see if the motorcycle or hot rod was following. That gave me the idea of shooting the hot rod using my 35 mm film camera and the rear view outside mirror. Those images went over big with the editors, as it was a new way to shoot the hot rod or motorcycle.
This action usually takes place during the minutes ticking off on the countdown of the traffic lights. Even so, it is always nice if the hot rod is standing still, on the ground or on a “Flatbed Ford….”
Going North on the I-5 Freeway from the South County border line.
I don't have a car being towed photo but here's a photo of Toad in a car!
picking up mine
from the docks last year
Brought home a new toy last week from way out in the boonies (and snow). I checked the straps often and towards the end of the trip one had slid off the tire. Fortunately I had a chain wrapped around the front axle to keep the car in place.
The old workhorse in action - coming and going.
Bringing home the '33 pickup ........
Taking the Austin to Eagle Field.........
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