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Part2: Some guy's daughter looking for her daddy's old 1940 ford coupe...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by dianalee, Apr 10, 2005.

  1. 35mastr
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    I just read the whole thing.Wow what a really good story.I wonder if she is really going to buy the car back for here dad.
     
  2. oz40
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    Just read through the whole thread, What a interesting life story.
    Diana, keep up the hunt, and the best of luck for your old man.
    oz40 (Tom)
     
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  3. 1959cac
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    Now this is a five star thread!!!!<p> Congrats and best of luck!!!<p>Best I've read in awhile!!!
     
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  4. 49ratfink
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    I saw it at Pleasanton also... in primer with some odd things done to the rear fenders. looked some what torn apart and in need of some work.
     
  5. Cyclone Kevin
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    Did anybody take pics?
     
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  6. 49ratfink
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    no pics. I don't bring my camera to that show since it is more muscle cars and late models.
     
  7. This is better then the last three books I have read.
     
  8. edgeabilly
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    I can hardly think the Pleasanton car was the same? If someone started hacking into this car they should be KILLED!!!!


     
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  9. 49ratfink
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    .... as I recall the rear fenders were flared and the running boards were modified one way or another. the car had tan primer on it and most if not all of the interior was missing. it looked to have been sitting somewhere (inside?) for quite some time.

    if I knew there was going to be a test I would have taken notes.
     
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  11. edgeabilly
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    Fortunately the pic does not say the car is from the movie. Only the car in the pic..:confused:
     
  12. olerascal
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    ...I'd not seen this thread.
    And it is one of the more awesome threads.
    Along with the Roy Delaney pickup history,
    and many of the rescue/resurrection stories,
    these are fodder for perhaps a new topic...
    "Best of the HAMB"!

    Sorting through the entire topic to find these pearls
    is tough...sheer magnitude of HAMB creates high
    signal-to-noise ratio.
    While most of the noise is somewhat amusing,
    it's a shame to let the highest signals disappear into the ether...

    Let the brightest lights shine in a place of honor,
    and the dimest bulbs glow in archives.
     
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  13. RodP
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    Here's the one at Goodguys 11-08-08. You guys decide if it's the same car.
    RodP
     

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  14. Gee, other than the hood, front fenders, grille, running boards, rear fenders, deck lid, spot lights and side mirror differences that car is identical!

    Dennis
     
  15. NINE INCH
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    So? Anybody heard from Diana? This story is still in need of an ending. Somebody e-mail her so we can wrap this up with a good note.:pB
     
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  16. coupeman36
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    If that is the same coupe (I don't think so) it has been rechopped. Look at the slope of the rear of the roof on the yellow car, very nice slope, that man knew how to chop a '40! The gray coupe doesn't have as much slope, the roof doesn't "flow" into the trunklid, it's a little more vertical in that area. The biggest thing I noticed was the shape of the rear split window. The gray coupe has a squished look to the glass, more pointed at the corners. The yellow coupe has much better proportion to the rear window.
    I don't think they are the same car at all. But then again, I am married and am wrong ALOT, I know this because my wife tells me so! lolol
     
  17. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    NOPE, NOT THE COUPE!!! Lines are all wrong, and the coupe was sectioned more than this car, quarter window are all wrong...I could go on for days. I really hope the guy was not trying to pass it off as it, looks like the pictures on the windshield might be the shot from the movie...
     
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  18. Cyclone Kevin
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    I have to agree. It's not the same car. Lots of differences on it. The trunk is a dead giveaway.
     
  19. 35mastr
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    Any updates??
     
  20. Well whaddya know...it's now for sale (see below) and it looks like he is trying to pass it off as the same car. But I totally agree it is not the Hollywood Knights car. The frenched lights alone are very different.

    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/sfv/cto/959365209.html
     
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  21. madwagon56
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    Picture 458.jpg i dont know if anyone has posted this magazine article i knew i had seen that car from the original builders. my nomad is in this january of 1968 rod&custom and so is that 40 here is the article.
     
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  22. I realize that this is a very old thread ... but tonight I stumbled across a 1978 photo of the Coupe in primer:

    1978 NSRA Western Street Rod Nationals (Merced, CA) Event Program pg24.jpg
     
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  23. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Great find!!! That is Tommy and his wife, Kathy...and get this she is the sister of the third owner of the Anderegg roadster, Rick Belcher who owned it from 61ish - 66ish. Thanks!!! THAT CAR ABSOLUTELY ROCKED!!!!
     
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  24. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Btw...this link http://www.richs-autobody.com/index.cfm?page=tour&area=museumhas some photos of a antique car showroom that is at Richs Auto Body in Merced.....I am thinking that the photo of the flathead is from Tommy's coupe, I kinda remember it showing up about the right time frame. Ill have to ask my dad or Leonard (Mr. Rich)
     
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  25. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    doh!!! forgot to input the link
     
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  27. wheeler.t
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    Does anyone know if anything came of this? It is easily the best thing I've ever read. I could hardly get any sewing done at work because ive been reading this on my iPhone.
     
  28. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    Thanks for the contribution....I wish I had the guts to seek the owner out during one of our trips to Merced....I too absolutely lust over this car, IMHO its the perfect '40 Coupe. It really needs to see the light of day, and be appreciated by John Q. Hot Rod. Thanks again.
     
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  29. too bad it will probably sit and rot and go to pot as a possum condo.i bet they found all the wiring yummy as they pissed all over the car.i guess we can file this under the "im gonna fix it up someday " file
    what a waste!
     
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  30. ksfpc
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    DianeLee ~
    Don't know if you found a car...... But we have the 40 Ford business Coupe that was in Hollywood knights. We were the one's at the 2008 Good Guys 19th Autumn Pleasanton Car show. If you are interest, pls email back.
    thanks ~
    TAF
     

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