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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. silent rick
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    just bringing my favorite thread back to the top for all the newbies to enjoy
     
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  2. KKrod
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    Bringing it back to the top ;) A couple of my favorites. 221SmallBW.jpg ModifiedFlatOut.jpg
     
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  3. bct
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    Time for a bump.
     
  4. Always good to see this thread get a bump.
     
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  5. verde742
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    I LOVE THESE PICTURES... THANKS
     
  6. silent rick
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    got any new ones jimmy? I wore out all these photos looking at them so much.
     
  7. dirt t
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    These kind of posts makes me glade I'm a member of the HAMB.
    Thank You
     
  8. rudestude
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    Damn that had to have been a thrill drifting one of them racers threw the turns hopefully I will be finding out soon I'm getting ready to get back to work on one I have been putting together, do to some health BS I had to tend to the last couple years, things are good now so back to the cars.... I have been calling my car a bobtail speedster but it looks alot like these modifieds mostly the ones at the start of the thread.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  9. Atwater Mike
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    Some of you fellas with "no frame table, how will I ever..."
    Just take look at Rudestude's wooden work table. I had built a wooden table in my first shop to rebuild the famous Chet Carter Modified (out of San Jose)
    That 'table' saw no less than 5 setups, from '32 Highboys thru Model A full fendered jobs.
    My new shop commanded a heavy steel table/jig, but 'heavy timber' saw me thru the early times.
     
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  10. oj
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    [​IMG]
    Are these the same cars?:
    Dick Kraft.jpg
     
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  11. verde742
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    Judging from the extension cord in bottom picture, it MUST be an electric job...
     
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  12. justabeater37
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    Way too many similarities to rule it out. Hot rods evolve, This one sure seems to have. I would vote same car whether I knew it was or not.
     
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  13. Yea I also agree it's the same car.
     
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  14. image.jpg This ones chopped hard:rolleyes:;) And what's in his hand. Must of had to pee.:D
     
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  15. I wish I lived in these days.
     
  16. Stogy
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    Na hes just putting those steel things back in after that 140mph tear down the cracked and dusty...:D
     
  17. Bearing Burner
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    Be careful what you wish for. Unemployment is down to 15% ,a good paying job is$25/week, food and rent run 25% each . I met a man who lived in S.Cal during the late '30 who said if you had $.15 at the end of the week for a coke and hotdog you had a good week
     
  18. Stogy
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    I guess pedal to the metal was a form of escaping the realities perhaps and letting the good times roll. The smiles on the faces of these younguns were a glimpse into trying to pull happiness from the cruel realities of the times.
     
  19. gnichols
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    X3... sure looks 99 percent the same, just different top end. Gary
     
  20. spooler41
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    The clue in post #220 is the rear
    radius rods/wishbones. It is the same car,with out a doubt.

    ............ Jack
     
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  21. The37Kid
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    I agree. He also used a narrowed 26-27 Roadster body not the front half of a Touring that most modifieds used. Bob
     
  22. KKrod
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    Modified on the street? This looks like it may have been one of the track roadsters of the mid thirties that ran at Southgate?? s-l1600 (2).jpg s-l1600 (3).jpg
     
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  23. The37Kid
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    ^^^^^^ Like that Chrysler tube front axle. Bob
     
  24. These yours? Fantastic photos and some of the most clear shots I have seen of the Pugh brothers (John & Rod) modified. Car was constantly setting the modified record getting upwards of 127mph in 1941. This did run the early southern Ascot events aka Southgate.

    jmc2012pugh_brothers_40.jpg
     
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  25. KKrod
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    Yes these are my pictures. There is no writing on the back so I don't know anything about the car or the people in the pictures. Please add all you can about this car. Also you can share or do anything with the photos you want. I will try to get a real scan soon.
     
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  26. orangeamcs
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    Any more pics of the Spasmodic car. I'm collecting parts to build a similar car. Have a 26 Chevy frame I think and a 26 t touring body as well as a Chevy parallel leaf front set up and a wavy dodge axle. Drivetrain will be model a.

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  27. Fedcospeed
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    Like i say when i really like something....OUTSTANDING!!!
     
  28. Six Ball
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    I don't know if you know about this thread. With your parts list it should be interesting.
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/three-springer-3-springer-picture-thread.583579/
     

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