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Features My Kind Of Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. bucketmouth
    Joined: Apr 7, 2006
    Posts: 138

    from Australia

    My first thought when seeing that car was wow I want to read more about it in a magazine then my second thought was I won't be and that's probably part of the reason some magazines are battling to survive.
    Nice looking car if anyone has some more details on it I would like to read it.
  2. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 4,238


    There is a fine line between a beater hot rod and a "casual" hot rod. I think many people want the latter but end up with the former. This definitely falls into the casual category, which is awesome. It's not overdone, but no details have been overlooked either. It seems great attention has been paid to all parts of the construction and the parts so that there is a cohesive scheme, but it has a great "worn in" feel like a nice old pair of Red Wing boots. Even still, lets be real about this; this is no budget build, and this car is a shiny paint job away from being a done-done car.
  3. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,379

    from MN,USA

    I love this simple, not overdone, and hardcore nice driver. Nothing over the top yet nicely detailed and high-boyed on A rails. Plus a flathead, what's not to love.
  4. I'm just starting to think about brush painting!
  5. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 515


    This car is perfect. I love the stance, the chop, the tires, the interior, everything. It just works for me.
  6. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


    It's like going to a formal dinner and wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
  7. Nice, and well done. Great hotrod style!
  8. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 199

    Jungle Jalopy

    "...wabi sabi" only on the
  9. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,294


    If you can look at that car and not crack a smile pack up your stuff and find new place to hang out at.
    slammed likes this.
  10. TBone69
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 807

    from NJ

    My type of Hot Rod as well. Makes me want to with a coupe body for my build
  11. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,675

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Totally agree.
  12. Six-Shooter
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 341

    from Ohio

    Love it! Definitely worthy of a feature in something like Hot Rod Deluxe or better you've done right here!
  13. RainierHooker
    Joined: Dec 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,994

    from Tacoma, WA

    It may not be perfect. But that's perfectly fine to me.

    ...shit, I need to get my A done.
    gwhite likes this.
  14. woodz
    Joined: Feb 23, 2010
    Posts: 515


    Man, I just spent my entire 45 min lunch break going over these pictures in detail again to soak up everything I can about this car. Its just so right. Hope I can come remotely close to mimicing this look with my sedan when its done.
  15. @Ryan please do more features like this!

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  16. Absolutely agree with you Ryan. That's definitely my kind of Hot Rod too. I would give it +100 points for being more than period correct. Patina and all the original parts a just fantastic.

    BTW... your photos are world class as well
  17. Ryan, how ironic that you started this thread yesterday...and yesterday, I was commenting on how perfect this car was for me. This is "a boner's" friend Gary's car (posted on "My kind of Hot Rod" thread).
    Yes, I've seen this car in person and it's awesome.

  18. It is a really nicely done hot rod, and if there was any doubt about it being driven here is proof positive, thrashing it on a dirt road, Nor Cal Reliability Run 2013.

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  19. That's the kind of of car that people dream about at night..and lust after during the day! HRP
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  20. Eric H
    Joined: Apr 2, 2006
    Posts: 962

    Eric H

    When I read features like this it makes me want to sell my custom and convert. Thanks a lot Ryan.
  21. Don't sell that custom, the perfect garage would have a custom AND a hot rod. Gotta dream, right ?
    Eric H and HOTRODPRIMER like this.
  22. You got that right! HRP
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 287


    Cars like this are what drew me to the HAMB in the first place, ie. the Cochran/Tardel coupe.
  24. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,192


    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 987


    I think it's spot on! Great write up also.
  26. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 240

    Super Streak
    from Florida

    F__k a bunch of magazines that car is what hot rodding is about. Not some over done, rich guys toy that he wont drive because it might get a stone chip in the paint job. I was once told by a guy with a fat wallet that the hot rod he was going to buy, had to have pedigree. That pissed me off badly, then I figured he just doesn't get what it's about.
    Great car !!!
  27. Gkemp1976
    Joined: May 16, 2013
    Posts: 2


    Perfect stance and rock solid running gear. All a Hotrod needs. It's exactly how mine is mapped out in my head.
  28. Yea, good lookin' car if you ask me. Simple and effective.
  29. About the pedegry ??? guy, I can't even spell it!
    But maybe the differance is that he knows if he buys history he is getting it by paying for it.
    He may not be able to build it himself but that doesn't make him a bad guy.
    He can still recognize that he likes traditional rods.
    If he can afford it there is nothing wrong with him paying for it.
    I would have never gotten my car if a buddy didn't build it.
    I scrounged the parts for him not me. It might have taken me 10 years
    to build it but it only took him a year. When the time was right
    I was lucky to be able to buy it.
    The only history it has is what both of us did to get it to where it is.
    But lots of other people appreciate the effort.
    And many have offered to buy it because it is very traditional.
    Just my $.02
  30. Super Streak
    Joined: Nov 22, 2011
    Posts: 240

    Super Streak
    from Florida

    Hey Tony, what the guy was saying was that, it had to be built by a well know builder. Not just by a regular guy. What he bought was worth over $150,000. It is awesome to look at, but you can't drive the thing. It was also a new build, repro. body custom frame. Not some thing old, built back in the day, by a regular wrench.

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