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History My 1956 Von Dutch experience

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by RedFlame8, May 27, 2017.

  1. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
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    Your whole program was out of my price range when was your age in the first photos....
     
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  2. Be still, my freakin' heart!! That is absolutely gorgeous.
     
  3. Beautiful Olds! Can you share some specs with us on the mods to the car and that engine. Really like the sneaky exhaust treatment.
     
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  4. das858
    Joined: Jul 28, 2010
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    One heck of a story ! Love all 3 of your cars that you posted.
     
  5. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
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    Thank you for sharing your story and pictures . A gallon of wine for pin striping and flames WOW. I'm glad you survived to race again. Very nice black Olds.
     
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  6. Glad this story has a happy ending. Great cars you posted.:D
     
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  7. Cool stories, Cool cars.
    Real sani job on the 40's engine compartment. Very nice!
    Got any more pics of your current car's engine compartment? Want to see those detailed Olds valve covers.
     
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  8. slowmotion
    Joined: Nov 21, 2011
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    Man I love first person history, right from the horse's mouth. Amazing. Thanks for telling your story, and please tell any others you may have. There's people here who soak this stuff up, and I'm one of them. Thanks!
    Not to mention, damn sweet cars!
     
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  9. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Great cars and stories. Really love the 40. What became of it?
     
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  10. Tell us more grasshopper......we all are waiting!
     
  11. Król
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    Love 50 Olds! Great story!
     
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  12. RedFlame8
    Joined: Jan 28, 2016
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    This was my next car a 59 Chevy Impala and photos of the car pulling the 40 Ford to a dragstrip with flag men, that was before timing lights.







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  13. Finn Jensen
    Joined: Dec 20, 2008
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    57 Plymouth hubcaps? Really popular back in the day.
     
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  14. RedFlame8
    Joined: Jan 28, 2016
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    Ross Racing engine. 1956 Olds stroker, aluminum heads, 6-EFI carbs, TH-400 w/6 speed GearVendor overdrive, 64 Pontiac rear w/coilovers, Fatman front. PPG black pearl coat paint



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  15. RedFlame8
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    17 or 18 for the olds[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    16 for my first hot rod


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  16. olscrounger
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    Great reading!! Love 50 Olds--had two coupes years ago-wish I still had one. Your current coupe is as good as it gets!!
     
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  17. RedFlame8
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    The story is not over![​IMG][​IMG]
    A total loss! On the way to The Turkey Rod Run in Daytona last year while in the fast lane a big rig came into my lane, forced me off the road and down the embankment upside down. Luckily for the thick metal of the 50 Olds, my wife and I were not hurt.
    I was able to buy the wreck back from the insurance company. The engine, trans and GearVendor were not hurt and now part of my next project. A 50 Olds Tin Woody Wagon. Hopefully it will be finished for next Spring. Started with a good body, added an Art Morrison chassis and with the addition of my Ross Racing Engine it should make a good driver for my 80th birthday. [​IMG]


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  18. You've been a lucky man through the years with the cars you owned and the accidents you've had.
    I still can't get past the first picture you posted and the clothes you were wearing.
    Total chick magnet ha ha, those were the days weren't they?
     
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  19. brigrat
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    from Wa.St.

    My friend doesn't want it anymore!
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  20. upspirate
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    You didn't really have to re-create that part of the first one!!! Damn you were lucky twice!
     
  21. push_rod
    Joined: Jul 22, 2013
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    Geez... more lives than a cat!!! Lucky man!!!


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  22. NOOO!! Man, that's like seeing your dream girl torn apart by wolves!!
     
  23. Man do you have STYLE and really bad luck! Glad you are OK. Love al;l the cars you posted.
     
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  24. you, sir, are a rock star!

    we need a UNLIKE button for this tho :(
     
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  25. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
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    Man, you have some neat cars! I would love to hang out with you and chat, but don't think I want to go for a ride!

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  26. jimmy six
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    Even now I don't think I have your program but I feel your pain and also admire the power you have to move on. Show us that metal "woody" when it's done.
     
  27. You are a very lucky man, but quit wrecking those Oldsmobiles!;)
     
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  28. I think I am going to be sick................
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  29. RedFlame8
    Joined: Jan 28, 2016
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    [​IMG]
    It's about 50% finished, hopefully it will turn out to be my best 50 Olds project.



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  30. safari-wagon
    Joined: Jan 12, 2008
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    You have style sir, but I'm not sure you have enough luck left over to buy lottery tickets.

    Great stories, tho.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Singlefinger Speed Shop,
    still lurking around Detroit
     

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