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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Mar 2, 2021.

  1. Jive-Bomber
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  2. egads
    Joined: Aug 23, 2011
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    The 1958 Peter Gunn episode- Sister's of the friendless- also had Norm and the T. He was beating the crap out of the poor thing.
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  3. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    I always loved the look of Norm's bucket !!! It was very close to the way I had built a few cut up plastic model rods in the early 50s,so the style fit what I was doing before,look super great to me!
    77 Sunset Strip locked in the look as well,so my own first full size hot rod build had that,kind of looks like Norm's rod "LOOK"
    Norm was off the screen,a super cool guy anyway,wished I got to meet him,but I lived in Miami/Coconut Grove, Florida.
    I did make a funny failed attempt at getting on "Surfside 6"with my hot rod.., it was a later sister show but 1960, too earlyer "77 Sunset Strip."
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2021
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
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    I love that the car was restored, but it's a damn it's shame no one will ever have that much fun slinging it around again!

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  5. How hot rods are meant to be driven!

    Reminds me of another roadster
  6. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 1,967


    I always picture (incorrectly) T-Buckets being rather "spindley" and delicate...obviously Norm didn't see it that way:cool:
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  7. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,676

    from Colorado

    A bit of worthless trivia: Dino's portrayed in 77 Sunset Strip was actually Scandia and was owned by Robert E. Petersen at one time. Ad salesman had open accounts there and the food was outstanding!
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  8. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 257

    Jungle Jalopy

    That Peter Gunn episode is so rad. Funn fact. Each intro to the show has a live action soundtrack. It’s always the tune “Fallout” but it’s different every time.
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  9. I just watched that episode two nights ago!
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  10. Check out Von Franco’s “The Car That Ate My Brain” put out by Mad Fabricators. He documents the car from the early versions of the Lightnin’ Bug all the way until it became the Kookie Car.

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