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History Ron Stetter, an original hot rod story!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hot Turkey, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Hot Turkey
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
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    I attended the Turkey Rod Run yesterday with my Hamb shirt on and ran into a fellow Hamer GreenMtnBoy, He was showing me his dads roadster when he asked me if I had seen the next car over. It was a very cool 32 3 window. I met the owner and his wife and took a few pictures.
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    What a cool dude! I'm thankfull to have meet GreenMtnBoy and Ron Statter. Ron is a true hot rodder and a nice guy. Here is a great video of his story, check it out!!!




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  2. hotrod-Linkin
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    wow..even has a 3speed on the column.
     
  3. bryan6902
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    Cool! I got an email from a guy in our club with the You-Tube link, neat story. I find it amazing that he never changed it a whole lot or at all over all those years. Usually the 'I had this car for 30+ years' are followed up by the owner telling you how many times he's changed it or how he just got it running. Just think of all the trends that have come and gone, or for how may years people ignored that car because it was 'old' or 'it needs an update'......
     
  4. hotrod-Linkin
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    i don't hink the burp tank,better fan ,or coated flatty headers detract from that car. nor does the fresh flat paint. after all ,that flat doesn't stay that way forever.
     

  5. Slim Pickens
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    Hot Turkey,
    Now that has to be one of the best posts, Thanks. Just great American history. Slim
     
  6. GEBHARD
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    from TX...

    very cool thanks....
     
  7. 2Hep
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    This is awesome. Listening to this guy with his mannerisms and speech in him sharing the history and pictures, makes me smile and think I was a little guy once again listening to my Grandfather and his brother talk about western PA in the late 40's and early 50's. They lived in Brookville and Punxsutawney. Very cool post, and very cool he has his car still.
     
  8. Boulderdash
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    I like the way he has left some arch covering the rears. It looks really good and is not always done that way.
     
  9. BISHOP
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    That little video was cool, thanks for sharing that.
     
  10. Ryan
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    I cleaned this thread up a bit. Let's keep it focused on the car fellas...
     
  11. Nads
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    Ron's an awesome dude.
     
  12. S1B
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    Yes he is!
     
  13. racemad55
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    Cool car,cool story, He would be a great guy to hang with at a rod run !
     
  14. glmke
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    that was so cool, love the history of are hobby. Thanks Ron
     
  15. Von Franco
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    Thank you Ryan, I still have faith. And Thank you Hot Turkey for a cool post man .......
     
  16. customcory
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    Talked to this guy for a long time in Pidgeon Forge one year, really liked his car.:D
     
  17. Jeff Norwell
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    Great stuff.......
     
  18. Ghost28
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    A perfect way to pass on the heritage of hot rodding. (too cool)
     
  19. Now there's a fellow who would make a perfect member of the Old Farts' Club. Do we know if he's on the HAMB? If not he sure should be.
     
  20. JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

    Love that car!!! It's definitely got that low down goofy look (love it) that east coast cars have a lot of times. The front nerf bar with the initial in it is just pain rad and I would nto mind seeing more of that.....if fact, I would not mind seeing more of these cars being built. A true treasure.
     
  21. rat seeker
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    great post Thanks
     
  22. kisam
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    Wow! What a great story. Thanks for sharing!
     
  23. Thanks for posting that up and, good to meet you Hot Turkey.
    Ron is a true hot rodder and all around awesome guy! He is not on here, but he saw this last night and thanks everyone for the nice comments. My Pops and Ron are working on the 3w as I type this(slight steering malfunction on the way home Saturday).
    Ron also has a '40 pickup project he is building with about 3k shakedown miles on it that is almost ready to go to paint.

    Brett
     
  24. Very cool. Nice shot of the filled ends on the axle and the nerf bar. Great Video
     
  25. 18n57
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    Thanks for the post..great story and awesome that Ron still has his car. I think it would be a small club of guys who still have the rod they built 57 yrs ago!!
     
  26. Hot Turkey
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    No, he's not on the HAMB, he had never heard of it. I told him about us.
     
  27. Merkonic
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    Great post!The video was really good.Thanks for posting
     
  28. sololobo
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    Fan-F'n-Tastic!! ~Sololobo~
     
  29. Wow that was a cool trip back in time.
     
  30. Rif Raf
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    Great Story!
     

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