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My dad's "Graffiti" inspired coupe...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by reichart90, Oct 11, 2008.

  1. reichart90
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    My dad has been looking around a lot on here lately. He gets a kick out of some of you guys. Here's some pictures of the car he built. Downs body (yeah its fiberglass, who cares), 327 with 3x2 setup, super t-10 4 speed, 57 chev rear. Not a replica or clone, not exactly like the movie car, but it is inspired by the greatest movie in the world. The car is a ton of fun, super reliable, and it zips along pretty good.
    Some of the pictures i have uploaded of when they had a car show thing at the mall. It's the only pictures we have with the wider rear wheels/tires.
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    Oh yeah he goes by RandyR on here.
     
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  2. AA/Fuel34fordpu
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    Man thats KILLER looking its one style that will never fade away.
     
  3. Conder
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    BADASS Coupe and '55...You're dad has a Piercing Pagoda in his garage?
     
  4. reichart90
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    some people here would probably like that actually. it was at the mall advertising a local car show that was coming up.
     

  5. ratster
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    nice car.

    but i wonder how many "Graffiti" cloned cars there are. i know of 2 that my friends here in east TN have.
     
  6. chaddilac
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    Nice! I never understood the short grill shell on the 32?
     
  7. thunderbirdesq
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    Looks cool, Tim! I like you're chevy better, though...;):D Good to see you the other day at the drags.
     
  8. AHotRod
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    Very, very nice..... I'd drive the snot-out-of-it :)
     
  9. chris55
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    Thats been the car of my dreams since I was 9.
     
  10. GassersGarage
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    Love the rod. The Graffitti Coupe inspired me to build the coupe in my avatar.
     
  11. i have always loved that car and have been going vroom vroom in my dreams for years ..
     
  12. TOM KITCHEN
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    "American Grafitti" was great! I still like "Hollywood Knights" better! Of course, then theres "Mischief" too! Tom
     
  13. chad
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    Great minds think alike LOL...I was never keen on the sectioned rad shell either
     
  14. guiseart
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    Very nice rods
     
  15. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Very nice. A.G. was one of my early inspirations.
    If your 55 was painted black and had chrome reverse wheels.... folks would do a double take watching both cars get after it when the light turns green!
     
  16. KreaturesCCaustin
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    I've always been weirded out by the grille shell on that particular movie car. Your old man's car is cool though. Side note, sort of OT but the license plate on that car came from Lucas' first movie "THX 1138". I know that most of you know that, but a few may not. Thought I'd throw it out there. LOL

    Bad ass coupe, man!
     
  17. Tony
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    Cool car's...both the 32 and the 55..
    The AG coupe was inspiration for many obviously..
    That car was pretty much the reason for my own passion for 32 Fords..
     
  18. Cruiser
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    "I'm staying right here having fun" JM The two rides look very cool. It doesn't matter how many Milner couples are out there, your dad is having fun and that what counts.

    CRUISER :cool:
     

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  19. abe lugo
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    If you search for history on the car you'll note that it was supposed to be a channelled car, thus the short grille shell, or so that is how the story is told.
    t's on here on the hamb someplace.
     
  20. battersea boys
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    its all about proportion
     
  21. Rice n Beans Garage
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    Nice build, you dad has great taste !!!!
     
  22. A-Wall
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    exactly and the shortened grill doesn't match the rest of the car.

    i still like it! if i was building a 32 coupe in the late 50's and early 60's, say I had no grill for it and my buddy gave me a good deal on a sectioned one, you bet your ass id use it!

     
  23. I'm diggin' the 55 as much as the coupe. Not to steer the thread but who built the glass body on the coupe? Looks real nice with the outside hinges and all.
     
  24. Deuce Daddy Don
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    Your Dads glass coupe looks 100% better than the AG THX 32!!!!----Sure its a steel one, but, its also a 20 footer, that sucker is so wavy its got to be a "Friendly" car!!
    I have checked it out at various shows right after AG came out, & its rough for sure!!
    --------------Don
     
  25. KreaturesCCaustin
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    That would explain it.
     
  26. roosters hot rods
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    very cool rides there..:cool:
     
  27. plmczy
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    I see your pops car cruisin around once and awhile, looks good goin down the road. I went by Jimmy's place today and seen a 33? sittin outside his house. Did he pick up a new project? later shawn
     
  28. gnarlytyler
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    love the coupe and love that 55... i'd love to have either or even more so both!
    Anthony
     
  29. uncleo
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    Greetings from Long Branch,NJ,Americas first seashore resort and 7 time U.S.summer capital....Two great looking cars! Which Bloomsburg....need a name and address or e-mail to lgreenwood@wrat.com so I can put you on our mailing list just in case you and your Dad can make our 15th Anniversary Fathers Day Car Show at the oceanfront next year....one of our guys here had a ''Graffiti Coupe'' a while back.
    Lee -WRAT-FM....Here at the RAT I'm looking for the girl in the Black Blazer....not the girl in the White T-Bird....looks a lot like her though!
     
  30. He said it was a Downs body.
    http://www.downsmfg.com/coupe1932_103.html
     

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