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Hot Rods Road tripping Jake's Truck

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ohlly, Oct 23, 2020.

  1. milosmith
    Joined: Aug 27, 2020
    Posts: 46


    That's a very well engineered and properly executed truck. It has a perfect stance and a timeless look. Ageless design would look great in 1978 and 2078, and I'm sure this truck will still be making necks snap then! I'm glad you got to be the steward of that rod, even if it only for a road trip.
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  2. Ohlly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2010
    Posts: 84


    I feel the same way about it, I may not own it but for those four days it was mine and I loved every minute of it.
  3. winduptoy
    Joined: Feb 19, 2013
    Posts: 2,197


    Carnuel exit east of Albuquerque
    I didn't hear you honk on the way by
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  4. AmishMike
    Joined: Mar 27, 2014
    Posts: 487


    Just found your post. Great truck/hot rod & looks like great trip. Planning cross country trip in my rod. Do you think coil over broke because bottomed put to often or???
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  5. Ohlly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2010
    Posts: 84


    It just broke from age. They are 40 years old
  6. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,084

    from USA

    Looks like a fun trip, thanks for sharing the pics.

    Very cool truck.

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  7. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
    Posts: 4,031

    Cyclone Kevin
    Alliance Vendor

    Just caught this thread, grew up with this truck being 14 & the time it started prowling around Temple City & Pete & Jake’s. That chassis was their display chassis. That truck was a “rapid fire build”.
    I’m not positive, but I think that chassis was built in 1975 or 76?
    Later after Jake transitioned the closed cab to Ken, I was @ Pleasanton for the WC Nats. That’s where I found out that Ken was the new owner. I was sad to see that it would no longer be in TC , but now in IL. Ken’s a great guy, he also bought a 69 Camaro from Jake around the same time that Eastwood had right before Jake, it of course was sporting polished 5 spokes ....
    I always dug that truck so I did what any young knuckle head would do, I built one similarly with a Pete & Jake’s equipped chassis, but it was a 30 roadster pick up, later turned into a chopped closed cab.
    I also broke a right rear shock that P-Wood fixed @ his shop on Chestnut in Monrovia. Luckily it wasn’t a coil over, mine was buggy spring with chrome P&J’s shocks.
    My truck is still in the family, I also bought a 28-29 to one day combine the “Dustin Hill”color combo & stance and the Jim Jacob’s wheel & tire look for my take on that particular “Cracker Box”.
    For years, Jake had kept the stakes from that truck as the originally said what’s in the them now, later when they stopped repair, it said parts. with Jake’s blessings “REPAIR” went back in its place after he presented them to Ken Kennedy. B1D33BA0-34DF-442A-847F-A9B816FDA2E1.jpeg AC55A63B-2366-4F49-96BA-274BD3A7F745.jpeg “Jake’s Jitney”
    26DE3AF2-5ABA-4653-9CC2-A2AF9352D53B.jpeg “Jake’s Mirage”(by Stogy)
    “Jake n Woods” BTW-Happy 75th Jake!!!
    “Pete & Jake’s Hot Rod Repair Frame by Eastwood”
    “Chassis from above under The Preciado Pick-Up”
    2020, it still exists 4572BE4A-CDC4-4660-8EF7-27A12DE03763.jpeg
    “30-32 Hot Rods @ The Homestead”
    “A Pattern for a Jake’s and Dustin Hill Style Pick-Up”.
    So these are the things that dreams are made of.
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2020
  8. Ohlly
    Joined: Apr 29, 2010
    Posts: 84


    Love hearing stories of the truck and seeing pictures that I haven't seen yet.
  9. 57tailgater
    Joined: Nov 22, 2008
    Posts: 683

    from Georgia

    Jake n Coupe.jpg Here's a pic I found a while back on the interweb.

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