Register now to get rid of these ads!

History Seattle's Slick '36

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 12, 2019.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,217

    Jive-Bomber
    MODERATOR

    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Seattle's Slick '36

    [​IMG]

    Continue reading the Original Blog Post
     
  2. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,089

    john walker
    Member

    Cool. I worked at the Bills Auto Parts store at Greenlake in the early 70s as a machinist. Pretty much owe Dell and Joe for a great kick start for my career.
     
    lothiandon1940 and 41 GMC K-18 like this.
  3. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 831

    waldo53
    Member
    from ID

    Beautiful car and a nice write-up too! About this same time period my best friend's older brother had a very similar looking car (a coupe), this was in the high desert of Cali, I always thought that was the coolest car ever.
     
    41 GMC K-18 and chryslerfan55 like this.
  4. I've been collecting 'greens' to get an idea of paint tones for the eventual point when my phaeton is ready for paint.
    I was curious what Cypress Green looked like... see it below. I bet this 36 looked really sharp in colour! 33720000143_large.jpg
     
    BigO and chryslerfan55 like this.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. has all the Kustom tricks I would love to do with 36 3 window..
    wonder if that car still around ? love it
     
    BigO likes this.
  6. Im looking for some old green colors for my '47 Ford, thanks for the paint chip sheet. BigO
     
    chryslerfan55 and lothiandon1940 like this.
  7. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,125

    shooter54
    Member

    I've always wanted to write an in depth article about the Bill Grader Roadster. I know where the grill is, but not the car itself. I think it was turned into a street rod and lost in the shuffle if I remember right.

    bill7.jpg bill8.jpg bill9.jpg
     
  8. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 554

    F-head
    Member

    Cool car, great write up
    Sure looked better with the Desoto bumpers than with the 49 Plymouth bumpers
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  9. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,046

    bowie
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Man that’s one great lookn’ 36! For some reason the guy on the right in the black and white pic, looks like Charlie Watts; to me.
     
  10. I think 36 fords are one the best looking cars ever. They make great kustoms but I must be the only one who doesn’t like that Lasalle(?) grill. The stock grill is perfect as is.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  11. shooter54
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,125

    shooter54
    Member

    ^
    That’s actually a 36 grill that’s been altered. I agree though, it’s very tough to beat the looks of a stock 36 grill.
     
    Okie Pete and scotty t like this.
  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 25,624

    Mr48chev
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    One that I was never lucky enough to see in person. It looks like it might have been a driver rather than a show car by the time I started going to the indoor shows in Seattle and Tacoma.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,376

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    What's the single rib rear bumper used in the last pic? I don't think I've ever seen one like that. Has a 41 Ford look, but is taller and curvier.
     
    chryslerfan55 likes this.
  14. john walker
    Joined: Sep 11, 2008
    Posts: 1,089

    john walker
    Member

    Pretty close to '56 ford rear. Straightened out and reshaped a bit. Bumper shops could do it easily. Or use two of them, weld the straight parts together cut to length and add the ends.
     
    Okie Pete and chryslerfan55 like this.
  15. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,376

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Yeah, I really doubt that pic is of a '56 bumper that been extensively reworked.
     
  16. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,041

    Okie Pete
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    Beautiful car . Thank you for the write up .
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 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.