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Hot Rods Looking for early hot rods with Olds Rocket photos

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

  1. TWKundrat
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    Let's see what kinds of photos you guys can come up with of early Olds Rocket powered hot rods. I'm looking for cars that were actually built in the early 50's, not cars ones that were built recently in that style. I picked up a '31 coupe project a little while back that came with a 303 Olds, so I'm looking for some inspiration.

    I tend to like 40's hot rods the best so the Olds is a bit of a departure from what I always envisioned building, but the practicality of it over a flathead changed my mind. It's mostly because the Olds is already rebuilt and running and the 59A out in the shed is not, (so calm down flathead guys).

    I'd still like to stick to a very early 50's style for the coupe. The first Olds mention I found in Hot Rod Magazine was in the May '51 issue, in Dave Mitchell's pickup. I haven't found anything on the web about it though.
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    Looking forward to seeing what you guys can turn up.

    -Tim
     
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  2. TWKundrat
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    Alright, thanks for getting things rolling FritzJr. That's a pretty radical ride for back in the day!

    And on a side note here's the lot of Hot Rod magazines I just got today ranging from '49 to '51 that had that RPU photo in it. For $35 bucks for 14 issues on ebay I'm pretty happy.
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  3. Here's my recently acquired roadster in 1959...

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    1962... image.jpeg

    And 2018...
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    1950 Olds 303 hooked to a "39" trans and banjo rear.
     
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    One of my favs, Sam Conrad.
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  7. 1121134.JPG 5w COUPE (6).jpg
     

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  8. Good god how cool is that. I sure like the sound of a Cadillac OHV. Don't hear a lot of Olds' 'round here.
     
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    My 1927 Roadster. original d.jpg
     
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    Good stuff fellas, keep it coming.
     
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  11. My friend Dan Henke's 40 Standard a hot rod (built in the 1950's)
    303/324 Olds powered since 1956. The enginge was missing when Dan found the car
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    The first 324 Dan built -
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    This is the current 324 much stronger- 3x2 Edelbrock intake N.O.S. 97's N.O.S. Harmon & Collins roller cam.
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  12. Hey @Dago 88 any more pics of this one? image.jpeg
     
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  14. TWKundrat
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    Any early 50's built cars out there? I know there wasn't exactly piles of Rocket's sitting around in junk yards at the time but I'm sure there was a few.
     
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  15. Beach Boys & Capitol/ RCA? Records. Cal surf scene in these 2 pics. And look at the 'woodgrain' Laminex (?!) firewall, lakes headers & also the shine on those Halibrands. That had to be a beautiful car.
    Wonder what colour it was. It would look great as a roadster pickup too.
     
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    I always liked this one not sure who owned it. Jack-schleich-1932-ford-hot-rod2.jpg
     
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    Gene Webbs roadster pickup from the late 50s early 60s. 536802_4412686918061_718639036_n.jpg
     
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    I think this one sold a long time ago. 10.JPG
     
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  20. "Hey @Dago 88 any more pics of this one?"
    Here are some:
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  21. TWKundrat
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    Must have sold. I sent a text to the number in the ad and he never replied.
     
  22. gonzo
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    @borderboy1971 's 32 sedan, Olds powered. Not sure if it ever got put back together or not.

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  23. Sorry about the quality. I had to take a photo of a photo.

    Joe Potter's A coupe on deuce rails in 2000. The car was parked for several years and is now being made road worthy again.
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    Roger Miret's 32 Chevy 2000(?) @Ron Funkhouser photo
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  25. F&J
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    The red oxide 32 roadster sitting next to that A is also Olds Rocket powered. It has a 57/58 371 with 2x2's, it was built/belongs to revkev6 uncle. It is a Massachusetts car. I saw it at "Milltown #1" many years ago, and never since.
     
  26. My uncle's......put in about 1955....pics from about 1959 with the color change......in the 1957 Hot Rod Annual with the Bertoluci plum paint job. olds in uncles roadster.jpg sr 1.jpg
     
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  28. 911 steve
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    from nebraska

    this model A roadster p/u was built in the 50's with an olds j2, upholstered frame, sat for a long time, re-newed by owner in 2015, pics are from world of wheels omaha 2016 2016-03-16 03.33.15.jpg 2016-03-16 03.33.41.jpg
     
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