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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. haychrishay
    Joined: Jul 23, 2008
    Posts: 944


    I was gonna just say "AMEN!" until I read pinstriper 40' s comment and then I nearly lost it when he said what they were going to do the roadster ! that thing is cool too!
  2. fortynut
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 989


    After carefully studying the images of the Deuce Three Window, I am reminded of another one, that was owned by a friend of mine in high school, Jimmy Moore. He is certainly more famous to those of us who were car nuts growing up in Tupelo, Mississippi in the same era, than 'The Pelvis', even if the two made different kinds of music. Jimmy was a 'Ford Man', with blue blood to his dying day; and, his Deuce was driven like he drove later on the round track --- as if there was no tomorrow. It had perhaps a little more zoot than the beautiful example shown, due to Jimmy's inherent talent with Ford engines; and had added goodies that made it growl like a tiger, with three deuces, finned heads, badass cam, Zephyr gears in a later box, headers, Mallory dual point, and so on. And, it was factory black and stock appearing as the day it rolled off the assembly line. That is, until Jimmy climbed in, and then all hell broke loose. But, like all legends, Jimmy met his match at Taledega when his Ford race car airplaned during speed trials and landed on the top. Sad to say he was addled for years and lost much of his genius to the struggle of trying to remember simple things; even though, toward the end of his life he had regained some of his Ford touch and had begun a testing program and was building Ford engines for sprint car legend Hooker Hood. That is, until he mysteriously disappeared. Many months later his remains were found, reminding us of the very tenuous nature of existence, and that even legends can come to bad ends. Just as Hunter S. did. So, when I see great examples of hot rods, I am reminded that they exist because of great people, and are not just flukes that happen in a vacuum. Thank You Ryan for reminding us of the few cars that inspire us to keep our own powder dry, and that they do because of real people who live like legends and often become them.
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  3. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,491


    Well, I'll say it . . . Amen and Hell Yea! on all counts. Really refreshing to see a fendered hot rod. Love the untouched firewall.
  4. DiabloMann
    Joined: Apr 7, 2001
    Posts: 201

    from colorado

    Like Pinstriper 40 said, Willy is a good dude. The Mc Canns do some awesome work and have great knowledge.
    This is a great story on the Holy Grail of Hot Rods. Another great story would be on Willys '32 5-Window, its also a Don "Coleman Coupe"! I'll let Willy tell ya the story, but it's awesome too!
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  5. chiefharlock
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
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  6. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    There are a million component bits to "perfection" important one, and one that is nearly impossible to fake, is that a real survivor would generally have started its rodding life as a decent but slightly worn used car...and that sort of start adds a lot.
  7. Great Read Ryan.... Thank you.

    Willy and the McCanns are amazing salt of the earth men.
    Ryan, get your ass to the Hot Rod Hill Climb or the Hot Rod Dirt Drags and hang out! We'd love to have you!
    ...and bring your 38, and the family!

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  8. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    This is the first time I didn't have to ask for tire and wheel sizes...
    I've wanted a car like this all my life. Could never find one, so I settled for a creek find.
  9. Hot Rod Cowboy
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 231

    Hot Rod Cowboy
    from Dallas, TX

    When I look at that car, I think to myself, "that guy gets it."

    Another good read from the boss.

    Side note about Hunter S Thompson: my grandmother used to live somewhat near him just outside of Aspen. His house was in the valley bottom, down below the highway. On the roof of his house he painted a giant hand flipping the bird. It was in clear view of anyone driving up valley.
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  10. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


    Oh, the Gods of Rods have shone upon that one! Truly HEAVENLY!
    DAMN, just as the blood had begun to flow back to my brain, this comes along
    Then it's DOUBLE-CHUBBY! A nicer pair than Bo Derek!
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  11. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    I thought that roadster looked familiar...I knew I seen a photohop of that roadster on here...

    on second thought...different top

  12. oldcargary
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 207

    from devore, Ca

    I like both of them !!!!!
  13. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,397


    Doesn't look like there's much done to it, but then again, that's the ider!! Great story Ryan
  14. gas & guns
    Joined: Feb 6, 2014
    Posts: 370

    gas & guns

    Sometimes less is more....

    The perfect example.
  15. thommoina33
    Joined: Jun 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,046

    Alliance Member
    from australia
    Staff Member

    Great read, the wheel and tyre combination on this car is perfect.
    One of the best hot rods to grace the HAMB.

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  16. 40ragtopdown
    Joined: Jan 13, 2015
    Posts: 4,850


    Oh yeah hotrods as they should be run the shit out of them and when they break fix em and run em some more.
  17. Wow, That's a pretty incredible 32....
  18. hot rods like; "freedom is something that dies unless it's used" H.S.T.
  19. Damn!!!!!
    That's the definition of Hot Rod!
    Perfect doesn't even come close to the description!
    I want one ssooo bad!
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  20. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,250


    Thanks...just thanks, all I can say now...
  21. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    Thanks Ryan, great read! I'd like to ride in that coupe, just once......
  22. Great article. I saw that thing at TROG and it just gets me excited. Effin amazing!
  23. Perfect story and perfect car:cool:
  24. That is absolutely one perfect 3-window!
    Thanks for the story, Ryan.
  25. Wow, amazing car, great story and fantastically written Ryan.
    These are the stories our hobby is about.
  26. silverdome
    Joined: Aug 23, 2007
    Posts: 547


    Cars like this explain why duece coupes are so popular. Hats off to the builders and the owner plus thanks for the great read Ryan. I hope it shows up at the HAMB drags this year so I can feel it's essence in person.
  27. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Thanks for the story, Ryan. That's all I need to write.
  28. trucker1
    Joined: Sep 6, 2011
    Posts: 73


    Great car. Those McCann guys are second to none. I've met them a couple of times and they are as friendly as they are knowledgeable.
  29. Great read Ryan! Thank you. A very PURE hot rod in all its glory! Makes me want to get behind my steering wheel and punish some pavement!!!:cool:
  30. Gremlinguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 493


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