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History Mystery Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Sep 18, 2019.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,807

    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    Mystery Hot Rod


    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
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  2. Unique pushed back rear axle,
    Hard chop,
    Perfect stance,,,
    Hope someone has the answer
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  3. .................................Not sure, but I think that may be the camera angle, at least I hope so.
  4. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,813


    That rear end placement reminds me of a 40 Ford pickup from many years ago. Someone had swapped an entire Buick driveline, torque tube and all, and the guy ran it without rear fenders. He thought that hid the fact that the distance between the engine and rear end was screwed up. It didn't.
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  5. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 5,448

    from Oregon

    Interesting......I would really like to know more details as well. Hopefully the power of the Hamb will bring clarity.
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  6. DAGGER1120
    Joined: Sep 17, 2019
    Posts: 15


    This is a PERFECT stance such a unique build

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  7. mlagusis
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 1,046


    I've seen that at Subway before. I like the look of the car. Almost looks like the picture is taken at the rental place next to the Barber Shop.
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  8. Churchy
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 32


    I don't have any helpful info... but.... Sweet Cadillac!!!
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  9. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 12,831

    from KCMO

    Lol thinking he’s stopping anyone from taking photos in the store.

    I’m no help finding the car but it is cool
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  10. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,807

    Staff Member

    I was thinking the same thing...
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  11. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,224


    check with the local Cadillac dealer, don't take pictures in my store? wtf, might have been my last visit and I would get my orange Hostess cupcakes somewhere else. I'd show him!
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  12. the oil soup
    Joined: May 19, 2013
    Posts: 200

    the oil soup
    from Tucson,AZ

    “Sir. Please don’t take pictures in my store.” his camera records you.
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  13. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,873

    Chris Casny

    I can't wait to go in there and take some pictures, ha.
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  14. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,739


    Sure is sitting on a massive ass frame! The front wheel placement has me guessn’ as much as the rears. Hellish rake though! Kool!
  15. Anybody catch the beak on this coupe ? Thinking Plymouth-ish product, but not matching up with years searched ... on the ole' Googster internet machine.


    Guessing no real "hoodlums" in Dripping Springs, these days. WE NEED A STANDING UP ON THE COUNTER PHOTO. :)
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  16. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 2,077


    Sounds like someone needs to visit the Archives down at City Hall.
    The curator might remember the files that the picture came from, if it was recent.
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  17. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,303


    I don't think people go down to city hall and get photos anymore, it's not 1980. I'd try to get a pic straight on and Google image search it.
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2019
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  18. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 20,813


    What the heck kind of art is that? It looks like it's painted on the wall especially the front hood area...

    It reminds me of that kooky looking 2/3 size A coupe that had a vintage past some years was a beater
  19. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 20,813


    It's actually probably online at the city archives free to visit anytime download as you wish...
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  20. It seams like I have seen this car in a magazine photo. American Rodder? I have some from the mid to late 90's at home I will check.
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  21. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,684

    Atwater Mike

    Frame looks to be very early Dodge, ('25-'29) with front horns chopped off, and not 'tapered'. (Massive!)
    Is the rear (if moved back) really adding to coolness of stance? :eek: Hope it was just camera angle!
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  22. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,303


    Mike, it looks like the front axle is sitting back a bit, too.
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  23. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 1,765

    41 GMC K-18

    Grinning to myself here, you should have asked him to immediately show you the surveillance camera footage that he had of you taking the picture, then call fair trade!
    4-28-2011 7;22;50 AM not again.JPG
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  24. ...........That's what makes me think it was the camera angle.
  25. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
    Posts: 7,440

    Kevin Lee
    Super Moderator
    Staff Member

    “My store”... bet the guy runs the Little Cesar’s in Shit-town Alabama too.
  26. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Member Emeritus

    Or, You could just respect the fact that the owner doesn't want pictures taken in his store. Simple enough....
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  27. Austinrod
    Joined: Jun 14, 2012
    Posts: 2,046

    from Austin

    B0EC03BF-2E24-4A7E-9E31-2CF739F327A4.jpeg Lightened it up a bit
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  28. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 19,807

    Staff Member

    Best podcast EVER.
  29. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,826


    Online feedback says he has run some of the best help that was in the store before he took it over off so I'd leave it as his attitude towards the world.

    The car does look familiar but I don't remember from Texas events from the 70's. It looks to have come from the era where you fit up what you had rather than modifying it for aesthetics. Driveshaft from the donor a tad long, we will just move the rear wheels back a like amount rather than shortening the drive shaft. A lot of things that we do as a matter of course now like having a driveshaft made or narrowing a rear end and having the flanges and drums redrilled to match our wheels of choice weren't done by the majority back then. You might spend five hours in a wrecking yard or several with a tape measure looking at possibilities for a workable drive shaft but cutting one down to size was pretty much out of the question unless you hung around with JD Fikes of Waco and then it was cut, weld go.
  30. yep....maybe like Whataburgers wall art.......

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