The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Royalshifter, Dec 27, 2008.
Here are some from my Mac. Probably many copied from the HAMB. The last one is my heap. (The next project).
This one is mine, a pickup body just doesn't have a bed.
D@mmit you guys know how to hit somebody in his soft spot
Here's a couple/few:
And a couple shameless self-promoting pictures of my pile of parts-and YES, I have finally been able to start working on it again
Or I could continue to let it sit a long time more, and someday it will be a "barn find"........
Thanks for the inspiration!
My buddy Wes and I built this in the mid 80's.........181ci. chevy II.
Maybe not the most "traditional" RPU ... but Joe Cardoza's '29 Roadster Pickup was historically significant in that Joe was the first (or maybe second) to put a Jag rear-end in a Hot Rod (circa 1967) ... and yes, I did just say Jag rear-end and Hot Rod in the same sentence!
Joe was a founding member of the San Jose Roadsters (circa 1961) ... and has been a member of the Bay Area Roadsters since 1976.
Here's some pics of Joe's RPU throughout the years:
1963 - @ indoor car show (photo by James Handy)
1966 - @ GNRS (photo by Gary Hartsock)
1968 - Roadster Roundup Pismo
1968 - article in the January 1969 issue of HOT ROD magazine
1972 - parked next to Tom Prufer's highboy @ Andy's Picnic
1973 - @ LA Roadsters show
1986 - Bay Area Roadsters Party @ Varni's house
Present Day - Bay Area Roadsters website photo
Some favorites of mine, found here and there
I built this for my better half
hi royal shifter iam new to the hamb sold my 28 roadster pickup april 351 fmx 9 inch would like to know how you get all that grunt down to the ground kevron aust
has a flat wooden tray kinda cool?
A better pic
like i said i am new & 59 years old and need a lot of help with the termanolagy and the bluddy computer i can build a rod in 6 month but this i s scary kevron
I dig it, well done!
This was my 29 which I had to sell to pay bills and start the next project. Has a 364 Buick Nailhead & TB400. Loved that little truck! Wish the new owner would show up on the Hamb with it.
Belongs to Mike at The Glass House
This used to belong to the Curator at the NHRA Museum, Greg Sharp. He's forgotten more about hot rods than you know.
It's certainly possible that your old RPU may of had some influence on the Cardoza RPU.
I believe Joe started building his '29 RPU circa 1959 or 1960 ... and Joe has been Hot Rodding since the late '40s [in 1948, he brought his Deuce Roadster to Gene Winfield for some modifications (later sold to Lew Thompson) and his belly tank dragster was featured in the March 1955 issue of HRM (pgs. 42 & 43)].
Through the years, Joe has continually made changes to his RPU ... the jag rear-end in 1967 ... several repaints ... louvers in the aprons ... injected, supercharged, & turbo-charged engines ... all kinds of mods.
Not sure on the top ... it looks to have been done by the same guy that made the top for Don Varner's (Ron Covell built) RPU ... His name escapes me right now ... but he was a very popular upholsterer in the Bay Area in the 70's / 80's.
Yes ... Joe still has his RPU ... and is still an active member of the Bay Area Roadsters ... and you can't be an active member of BAR, if you don't DRIVE your roadster!
Way cool! When I was a kid and those cars were mostly shown in Black & White I thought Cardozas truck was your old one Dean.
My roadster PU Gone but not forgoten! 276 Inch Flathead, C4 9" Drove like a freakin' go cart. The only reason I got rid of it....the damn thin kept shrinking, and eventually I didn't fit anymore. Such is life!
Cool thread, keep them coming!
I owned a couple of these at one time - sold 'em a few years ago..... Orange one was originally owned by Sacramento FD and sold from there in 1958. It was drag raced with a BBC until sanity prevailed!
Now I've got one of these - suitable for age 12 +, some assembly required, batteries not included! Not sure if it counts?? as technically it's a ute with an integral pickup bed.
Here's one I saw at Indy Goodguys in '05.
Another cool one from the Loveland Goodguys this year.
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