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History My 1956 Von Dutch experience

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

  1. verde742
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    I always thought '50 olds had one-piece windshields made for Chevies
     
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  2. I think the wagon might be different glass (unless it's a '49).
     
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  3. Jalopy Joker
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    you must have been a fan of Ray "Crash" Corrigan that was in Westerns about time you were in High School
     
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  4. RedFlame8
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    One piece for cars taller two piece for wagons.


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  5. WOW!! Great stories and thanks for sharing with us! You are tough on those Oldsmobile's aren't you! But they keep getting better every time and your new tin woody will top them all. VERY cool car! (Suggestion: put full race seat belts in the wagon) The LIFE FORCE is definitely with you!
     
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  6. fordflambe
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    RedFlame.......I've always had a personal problem "doing stupid stuff with things that go fast". I don't know how many lives you have but you sure have had some cool cars. You need to hang around a little longer..........I like seeing your work (but not the wrecks) and would like to meet you some day!
     
  7. williebill
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    This thread took some surprising turns, didn't it.
    After the pics of the black one after the crash, I didn't want to finish reading it.
    Good luck, what's that saying about the third time?
     
  8. Frank Palmer
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    I hope u won the race at least.
     
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  9. RedFlame8
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    Like "American Graffiti" the wrecked loser was probably the actual race winner.


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  10. sololobo
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    great stories, great cars, I miss the 49 club coupe I had. Met Von Dutch at Pomona Winter nationals 1961. What a hipster
     
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  11. OH MAN! That 40! And the Olds!!! YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  12. Awesome Olds!
     
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  13. Frank Palmer
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  14. Frank Palmer
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    U n I sir have a lot in common. Doing this one stock. Getting another one to go Mod Rod with. Any chance u have xtra parts for these. Especially a gas tank.
     
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  15. 302GMC
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    All you '50 88 wagon owners please look on your Fisher body cowl tag for the style number. The two I owned, and the few others I've seen have a 6 cylinder body tags, I.E 50 - 3562 . Does anyone have a 50 - 3762 cowl tagged wagon ?
     
  16. RedFlame8
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    I have two 50 Olds 88 parts wagons with 3562 tags but with V-8 engines so I don't think the 3762 indication is always correct as a 6. Possibly it is for the Deluxe model which is very rare.


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  17. RedFlame8
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    I have extra parts but not a gas tank. My fabricator that made my wagon body fit the Morrison chassis also made a custom tank for me and he just fabricated a stock wagon tank for a friend.


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  18. Frank Palmer
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    Would definitely be interested in talking to him about a tank if possible. The Deluxe model wagon u speak about, would the body tag have SPC. markings.
     
  19. RedFlame8
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    The serial # of a 1950 88 wagon (V8) would start with 508****, a 76 wagon (6) would start with 506**** the cowl tag could be 3562 for both. Not sure about the 3762 even though it is printed in the archives.


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  20. Bill Rinaldi
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    Interesting, and also well written story. Red has led a charmed life, surviving two VERY serious accidents (and THAT'S just the ones he's mentioned). I really like the fact that he was able to reuse the engine/trans set ups to run another day!! A lot of guys would have just called it a day and just said "I'm done". I do hope Red will keep us posted on his "Tin Olds Woodie" project. Bill
     
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  21. Slopok
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    Might wanna add a Rollbar to the wagon!:rolleyes:
     
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  22. Atwater Mike
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    Roll CAGE might be more 'appropo'...Third time would 'charm' me at this point!
    You know, about the wine: Tommy Hrones ("The Greek") always drank wine whilst applying his 'fineline'...
    Sometimes he had a gallon of it around, other times he demanded it from the paying customer. Always with the wine...
    Tommy was older than Kenny ("Dutch") so I wonder if the 'eccentricity' was like, 'adopted' by the younger Von Dutch...
     
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  23. Great thread!
     
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  24. Slopok
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    Locally around here was a striper/ sign painter Dee-Jay (R.I.P.) that did that as well, the more wine he had the more lines or signage you got and the better it was!:cool:
     
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  25. Wow incredible story! Thanks for sharing!


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