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Modifieds as they were (Pre WW2)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jimmy B, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. sodas38
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    I guarantee this post just created at least 100 new modifieds that will be built in the next year.

    I know I'm one of them. Great pics and thanks for one of the best threads of the year!!
     
  2. mikef1331
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    Amazing pics, thank's for posting these. I love the pics of the Hilborn car.
     
  3. Flathead Youngin'
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    very cool, thanks for taking time to share.....i know how much work it is!
     
  4. Jalopy Banger
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    Thanks for sharing those wonderfull pictures!
     
  5. wedgeii1
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    I must agree:D
     
  6. HeyMang
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    Ill have what he's having. Absolutely amazing.
     
  7. I feel like I've just had a history lesson. Great stuff.
     
  8. SuperFleye
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    Amazing pictures...I'm speechless :)
     
  9. Django
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    I think I'm getting a little misty eyed here... wow.
     
  10. jimbob
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    Yep, thanks Jimmy.:cool:
     
  11. The37Kid
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    GREAT Photos! Thank you for posting them. That V16 Marmon with the I beam running through the frame rails was one of my favorites. :)
     
  12. haring
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    Incredible.

    Thanks for posting the photos.
     
  13. Thank you !!!!!!!! You've made christmas come early for us all! Those would make an incredible subject for a Rodders Journal story ;) ;) I sure would like to find that 29 chev roadster.
     
  14. Wow, this thread made front page news! :cool: Thank you Ryan & thank you to everyone for the top response. I have been umm-ing and arr-ing whether to post these, I guess I made the right decision then :D

    I posted most of the post WW2 photos here <--- yes there :p

    This Roadster owned by Chuck Spurgin and powered by Bob Giovanine's 1925 Chev 4 pot topped with a 3-port off an Oldsmobile, ended the 1948 SCTA season as Points Champion, they also broke their own record at every lakes meet that year.

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  15. jimbob
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  16. RottonRon
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    THAT"S what modifieds where all about !! Love that begining framework for body tin!! I want to go back in time and feel it!!
     
  17. TV
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    THANK YOU, THANK YOU, you have made my day these pictures are the greatest.--TV
     
  18. AV8-Rider
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    :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

    THANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Paul
     
  19. fab32
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    Always nice to have the REAL mcCoy to refer to when your trying to recreate something out of the past. Awesome pictures, thanks for sharing.

    Frank
     
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  20. scootermcrad
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    OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you so much for sharing those photos!!
     
  21. Rix2Six
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    Thanks... that was sweet!
     
  22. 47fordcoe
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    coolest pics I've seen in a long time!....thanks for the share!
     
  23. LiL' NiCk
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    Awe-Inspiring!

    ....Ryan, remember that thank-ya post i sent. This is why! Thank YOU for sharing Jimmy B!
     
  24. Jimmy, again, thankyou. This has to be one of the best collections of images I,ve ever seen.
    I now have that final image in my head of where my latest project is going. 5 months till the shakedown..........CHEERS!!!!
     
  25. abc123
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    Many thanks -- it's really important to see the beginnings.
     
  26. Kevin Lee
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    For those who are not familiar there is a book full of similar photos.

    "When the Hot Rods Ran"... and William Carrol is the author. Don't know where you'd get it - mine was a gift.

    But the book documents a 1938 trip to Muroc in a '36 Ford sedan... towing a modifed. Great book. In fact there is a shot of that wrecked '36 from a few different angles. Look closely at the photo in this post. The rear wheel is missing and someone is checking out the motor. Well in this book the motor has been worked over and the caption reads, "As soon as the car's occupants were taken away, eager hot rodders removed everything worth salvaging; including engine parts and straight wheels."

    Again, what a great bunch of photos. Thank you for sharing them.
     
  27. klazurfer
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  28. recardo
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    That was just as good as going out to rent a John Ford movie!
     
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  29. Muttley
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    I nominate this for thread of the year. :cool: :cool:
     
  30. panhead_pete
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    It gets my vote. Thanks for taking the effort to scan and post these. Awesome.
     

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