Register now to get rid of these ads!

Features Roadster Pickup........picture thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Royalshifter, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. junquewerkz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2002
    Posts: 86

    junquewerkz
    Member
    from NorCal

    Here are some from my Mac. Probably many copied from the HAMB. The last one is my heap. (The next project).
     

    Attached Files:

    ROCKER77 likes this.
  2. Nimrod
    Joined: Dec 13, 2003
    Posts: 856

    Nimrod
    Member


    Me too!

    [​IMG]
     
    brEad likes this.
  3. Rex Schimmer
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 743

    Rex Schimmer
    Member
    from Fulton, CA

    This one is mine, a pickup body just doesn't have a bed.
    Rex
     

    Attached Files:

    steel3window likes this.
  4. original patina
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
    Posts: 848

    original patina
    BANNED
    from Texas

  5. dodgerodder
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,943

    dodgerodder
    Member

    D@mmit you guys know how to hit somebody in his soft spot:D

    Here's a couple/few:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    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:rolleyes:

    Or I could continue to let it sit a long time more, and someday it will be a "barn find"........

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Dan

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2008
    brEad likes this.
  6. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,855

    A Boner
    Member

    My buddy Wes and I built this in the mid 80's.........181ci. chevy II.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. lowsquire
    Joined: Feb 21, 2002
    Posts: 2,564

    lowsquire
    Member
    from Austin, TX

  8. 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! :eek:

    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:

    Joe Cardoza RPU @ 1963 Indoor Car Show (by James Handy).jpg
    1963 - @ indoor car show (photo by James Handy)

    Joe Cardoza RPU @ '66 GNRS (by Gary Hartsock).jpg
    1966 - @ GNRS (photo by Gary Hartsock)

    circa '66.jpg
    1966

    Roadster Roundup Pismo '68.jpg
    1968 - Roadster Roundup Pismo

    circa '68.jpg
    1968

    HRM January 1969 pg74.jpg
    1968 - article in the January 1969 issue of HOT ROD magazine

    1972-Andy's Picnic by Bruce Olson.jpg
    1972 - parked next to Tom Prufer's highboy @ Andy's Picnic

    Joe Cardoza RPU @ 1973 LA Roadsters Show.jpg
    1973 - @ LA Roadsters show

    1986 at Varni's by Bruce Olson.jpg
    1986 - Bay Area Roadsters Party @ Varni's house

    Present Day - Joe Cardoza - Bay Area Roadsters member #8.jpg
    Present Day - Bay Area Roadsters website photo
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018
  9. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,740

    50Fraud
    Member

    Some favorites of mine, found here and there
     

    Attached Files:

  10. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,735

    langy
    Member Emeritus

    I built this for my better half




    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  11. kevron
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 93

    kevron
    Member

    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
     
  12. Docco
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 286

    Docco
    Member
    from Ippy

    has a flat wooden tray kinda cool?
     

    Attached Files:

  13. Docco
    Joined: Mar 23, 2007
    Posts: 286

    Docco
    Member
    from Ippy

    A better pic
     

    Attached Files:

  14. kevron
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 93

    kevron
    Member

    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
     
  15. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094

    autobilly
    Member

    I dig it, well done!
     
  16. Cross Rodder
    Joined: Apr 14, 2008
    Posts: 321

    Cross Rodder
    Member

    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.
     

    Attached Files:

  17.  
  18. Belongs to Mike at The Glass House
     

    Attached Files:

  19. This used to belong to the Curator at the NHRA Museum, Greg Sharp. He's forgotten more about hot rods than you know.
     

    Attached Files:

  20. Dean,

    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! :)
     
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2018
  21. JimA
    Joined: Apr 1, 2001
    Posts: 4,796

    JimA
    BANNED

    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.
     
  22. dgasbag
    Joined: Feb 23, 2005
    Posts: 124

    dgasbag
    Member
    from Upstate NY

    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!
     

    Attached Files:

  23. Roupe
    Joined: Feb 11, 2006
    Posts: 721

    Roupe
    Member

    Cool thread, keep them coming!
     
  24. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,694

    Weasel
    Member

    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!:eek:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  25. Weasel
    Joined: Dec 30, 2007
    Posts: 6,694

    Weasel
    Member

    Now I've got one of these - suitable for age 12 +, some assembly required, batteries not included!:D Not sure if it counts?? as technically it's a ute with an integral pickup bed.

    [​IMG]
     
  26. tonyt1940
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 5

    tonyt1940
    Member

    Here's one I saw at Indy Goodguys in '05.
     

    Attached Files:

  27. tonyt1940
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 5

    tonyt1940
    Member

    Another cool one from the Loveland Goodguys this year.
     

    Attached Files:

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.