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Model'A' roadster with a 37 ford grill

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rustyrods, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. rustyrods
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    Anyone know who owns the Model'A' sport coupe with the 37 grille and hood? Thanks
     
  2. I can imagine what that would look like,,:eek:

    Sounds more like a rat rod to me. HRP
     
  3. Beau
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    I'm pretty sure I know what car you are talking about. I think a design student built it. I'll try and find the build. It's real good.
     
  4. Beau
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  5. It might could turn into a neat car... but I wouldn't call it a Model A!
     
  6. The37Kid
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  7. scrap metal 48
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    I agree rustyrods, the marriage of parts works really well.. I think I saw the pic here on the hamb....
     
  8. scrap metal 48
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    Here's a pic I think...
     

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  9. rustyrods
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    Thats the one . WHO OWNS THIS CAR ? Thanks
     
  10. The37Kid
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    Don't know, but it all works well. Bob
     
  11. The first owner was Darren, dont know the last name but he sold it I think.[​IMG]
     
  12. HELLVIS
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    i think it looks "ok"
     
  13. propwash
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    I don't....it's just an amalgam of parts that are several years apart in design. If the rest of the workmanship is similar to that of those pipes, this is not a nice car.
     
  14. titus
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    looks like its actually a 37 lincoln zephyr grille that the tops been cut down
     
  15. 4-pot
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    I don't think it works too well, but it still looks better than most street rods.
     
  16. dad-bud
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    Yeah, OK, it's a bit cartooney, but it doesn't actually look too bad.
    JMO
     
  17. Hackerbilt
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    Works for me.
    The uncompleted flat roof being ignored because...its not completed!

    It seems like the builder was able to ignore the influence of the past 60 years of Hot Rod "refinement" and simply built the car his way, using that sparse 1940's rulebook, rather than the current multi-volume edition.

    It has that raw, just back from the war, do what I want...look to it.
     
  18. Hot Rod Bob
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    That is Badass!!!
     
  19. slinginrods
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    I agree,looks like something you see on the lakes or Bonny .they were willing to try any thing to go faster .including ditching the holy 32 ford grille.i think it's cool.goes for the pipes too.car looks fine to me.
     
  20. Mr48chev
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    To quote Hackerbilt: It seems like the builder was able to ignore the influence of the past 60 years of Hot Rod "refinement" and simply built the car his way, using that sparse 1940's rulebook, rather than the current multi-volume edition.

    With a whole lot of "this was what I found in great shape at the wrecking yard today" built into it. That grill was the poor stepchild of Ford Grills back years ago and would have been pretty inexpensive in the late 40's compared to some other more popular grills and gave the car a "streamlined" look to boot.

    The "unfinished" top says "the last time I went with no top I got my ass fried and then got soaked to the skin when it rained". Plus the beer can won't roll off it.
     
  21. Hmmmmmmm..........

    [​IMG]
     
  22. metal man
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    Bingo. I couldn't agree more. Is it beautiful? No, but it sure looks like something that would have been built between '46 and '55 to me. I don't want one just like it, but I don't hate it.
     
  23. OoltewahSpeedShop
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    I've had that picture saved for years. I like it, but I'm kinda partial to Sport Coupe's of any flavor.... Not ratty, just unfinished and different.
     
  24. It is a real neat, the work was first class nothing was done half ass, you need to see it in person. He was building with in his wallet.
     
  25. 3banjos
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    Hell yes. Looks better than the overdone 32 shell. IMO.
     
  26. 60galaxieJJ
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    that thing is pretty kool but i think it would look better with fenders on it
     

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