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  1. Bass
    Joined: Jul 9, 2001
    Posts: 3,341

    Bass
    Member
    from Dallas, TX

    Day 1

    I left Dallas a little late. Didn't get to leave the shop until about 8:30, and got stuck in traffic for nearly an hour. Of course, that caused me to run out of gas a half block from the gas station. Thankfully I had a gallon can with a little in it.

    Had lunch in Childress, TX, and set out to Flat-top Bob's (Owens Salvage) to check out his new barn. About 10 miles from Wellington, I blew the tube out of the left rear tire at around 75mph. Pretty hairy getting it stopped, but managed to get it to the shoulder without ending up in the ditch or destroying the tire.

    I put on the spare that I managed to cram in the trunk, and limped it to Bob's. He had a tube lined up for me there in town, and the guys there had it mounted and balanced in no time.

    The freshly painted letters on that Firestone were toast, and Bob let me use some of his One Shot to re-letter it while I was at his barn. In case you haven't heard, Bob Owens in the genuine article. I can't thank him enough for his help.

    After that I just watched the miles pass through the windshield. It was hot as two foxes fuckin' in a forest fire until I got to New Mexico. Leaving Clayton, NM after stopping at the Dairy Queen, the road turned to glass and I got to watch one of the most dramatic sunsets I've ever seen. It was bitchin'.

    Hit a gnarly thunderstorm before Raton, complete with lightning and rain blowing sideways into the window.

    I'm now in Colorado Springs, CO getting ready to depart for Day 2. I'll update this post when I get time.

    -Brian



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    Wellington, TX

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    Amarillo, TX

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    Downtown Amarillo, TX

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    Outside Clayton, NM

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    Near Raton, NM

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  2. KCCOS
    Joined: Sep 4, 2007
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    KCCOS
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    from KC

    Looks like alot of fun.
     
  3. MR. FORD
    Joined: Aug 29, 2005
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    MR. FORD
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    from Austin, TX

    Wow! Best wishes for the rest of your trip.....
     
  4. Bad ass photos! You have big nuts driving that thing in this crazy Texas heat.
     
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  5. model.A.keith
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
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    model.A.keith
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    Awsome..........looking forward to the rest of the story......


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  6. Chemin
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    Chemin
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    Wicked. Is there a final destination or just a journey?
     
  7. Dat Dirty Rat
    Joined: Jan 15, 2003
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    Dat Dirty Rat
    Member

    God i just love that car & can only imagine what its like driving it. Have fun & a safe trip holmes!!
     
  8. ROBERT JAM
    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
    Posts: 1,147

    ROBERT JAM
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    Good luck with wyo.should be good roads.I don know of any construction going on.Are you stopping in Billings for the night?
     
  9. Model A Mark
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,244

    Model A Mark
    Member
    from dallas
    1. Holley 94 Group

    hey brian, not to side track yu or anything, but can yu tell me, are you running a possie track diff ? and if so do you not think running down the hiway with different size rear tires will harm the spider gears, as they will be churning at different speeds ?
    this is a dilemma that's been plaguing me.
    thanks ..
     
  10. Keep her between the ditches Brian, thanks for posting your trip!
     
  11. novatattoo
    Joined: Oct 6, 2005
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    novatattoo
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    from Canton,OH

    subscribed! good luck.

    Later,Bill
     
  12. general gow
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    general gow
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    good luck Brian. see you on the salt?
     
  13. 61TBird
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    61TBird
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    This MUST be in the next HAMB Calendar!!!
     
  14. Salty
    Joined: Jul 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,260

    Salty
    Member
    from Florida

    Dude, I grew up in New Mexico....Dad is still there....he said they're getting lotsa rain but shit, whats all that green shit round there? I've NEVER seen it that green in NM...

    I envy you and your road trip status, I hope to do that soon as I get the truck done with me and the pops...
     
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  15. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
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    scootermcrad
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    Now THAT is what I'm talkin' about!!!! That is what it is ALLLL about! Drive 'em!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!! Very inspirational!! Also makes me think about where in the hell I would put a spare on my car... :eek::eek: LOL!
     
  16. Sweeeeeeeeeeet Bass! now just make it up here safe and sound!!!
     
  17. Sounds like a great trip so far. Here's to an uneventful day 2! See you in Tacoma!
     
  18. fiveohnick2932
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    fiveohnick2932
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    from Napa, Ca.

    Words cant describe how bitchin it must be!

    Tits pictures!!!
     
  19. chevydeucewagon
    Joined: Jul 12, 2007
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    chevydeucewagon
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    Great trip/thread! Hope you have a safe journey.
     
  20. Anderson
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  21. Big Nick
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    Big Nick
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    Now thats the life right there!
     
  22. NoSurf
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    NoSurf
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  23. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?
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    Man you have my envy! My '48 and I used to pack up on July 1st every year and head north to western Washington till Sept.1. Job has changed so that's not the deal any more, stuck in Phoenix for the last two summers. I sure miss the drive though! I think I read where you are coming back through Bonneville, if you are, come back down via some two laners in Utah and the western side of Colorado. Look for Highway 6 south out of Provo through Helper and Price Utah, catch the freeway again at Greenriver, cruise into Grand Junction Colorado, and head down 50/550. Coolest drive ever, period. Dumps you out at Durrango, Colorado, and down to Farmington, New Mexico. A bit longer, but Oh Man, what a drive! I've done it in the Plymouth several times, it's worth it. Oh, killer pictures! Be safe and enjoy!
     
  24. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
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    wlspdshop
    Member
    from Colorado

    Awesome pics...thanks...and have a great trip.....
     
  25. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
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    Jeff Norwell
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    . In case you haven't heard, Bob Owens in the genuine article. I can't thank him enough for his help.



















    You got that right....he IS the real Deal.

    Great thread Brian.
     
  26. Tinman
    Joined: Mar 6, 2001
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    Brian, I could sit & watch your car parallel park all day... it's that fucking rad.

    Good luck on your trip out west man.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2010
  27. plumfat40
    Joined: Jul 21, 2008
    Posts: 325

    plumfat40
    Member
    from colorado

    Just saw Brian in Colo Springs, Slight steering box adjustment and then off again, Great meeting with ya, Have a great trip....

    NICK
     
  28. josh77
    Joined: Jun 8, 2008
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    josh77
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    That last pic is my new favorite!
     
  29. eric
    Joined: Jun 4, 2001
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    eric
    Member

    living the life dude!
     
  30. What he said, Brian. I made the trip in my old 41 Pontiac coupe. Breathtaking.
     

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