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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Aug 28, 2020.
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Cool pictures thanks for sharing.
Seeing that 32 with the cut down doors, it's a shame Ford never produced that style. Hands down the best style change ever created on a future 'belly button' car.
Thanks Joey, for ticking all the right boxes with this post.My heart skipped a beat when my scrolling revealed the Chris! Love of great watercraft.
We have a cottage on a lake, I hate water and never go near it, but I have had a picture of that Chris Craft hanging on my office wall for the past twenty years. Craftsmanship in design and execution cannot be denied.
Imagine that air raid siren at a cacklefest.
Cutting a Henry deuce door like that should have been a crime against humanity!
Hahah this comment made me laugh out loud
I saw the white Willys 4 door at the Northwest Fuel and Gas Championship Drags at Pyallup,Wa. in 1963. I have a vivid memory of the guy tuning it in the pits, wearing white coveralls and a Stroker Hat. We had our own version, down here in Oregon, John Anderson, and Chet Thomas, "Assassin".
Do you know if Chet Thomas went by the nickname Rusty?
Never knew him by that name, worked with him at Freightliner for a number of years. Smart, good guy, drove the Willys in the 7's @ 190 with a Blown/Fuel Chrysler !
Great photos. There were a number of roadsters or coupsters with cut down doors in the old little books. Stemming far more from the "sports car look" than escape.
back in the early 60's two friends Jim (56 Merc convert) and Dennis (32 Ford cabriolet) flat towed the 32 with the Merc convert from Wisconsin to California for a visit. The story of how Dennis bought the Gammell 32 coupe has been lost in time. I have been told the Gammell coupe had quite a storied history of owners, Dennis was quite a guy, car crazy, car hustling entrepreneur. He had both 32's when he was in boot camp in California. Here is the ad from Hot Rod magazine for the 32 Cabriolet which Dennis bought and then flat towed to Ca., an interior pic of the cabriolet and a picture of him with the coupe at boot camp.
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