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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jun 10, 2024.

  1. Ryan
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    So Long As It Is Loud!

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  2. Sharpone
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    Entire oceans part, birds shit themselves, and grown men cover their ears. It’s a hell of a sleek facade
    Love it
    Dan
     
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  3. TerrytheK
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    Cool comparison. Those two rigs rule.
    And I recall seeing the name "Krutz" in the corner of a lot of the cartoons in the old R&C mags. Was that by any chance our guy?
     
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  4. Tow Truck Tom
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    Thank You Ryan.
    Roadster pickup must be the ultimate body style.
    Seeing two together, is a treat
     
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  5. NOTE: The random SoCal parking lot was CBS Television City in Los Angeles:

    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (1).jpg
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    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (3).jpg
    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (4).jpg
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    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (6).jpg
    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (7).jpg
    Dick McCoy's Custom 1929 Ford Model A Roadster Pickup (8).jpg
    Dick McCoy & Dale Krutz RPUs.jpg
     
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  7. Jim Wood
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    I always partial to Roadster pick up's, how cool. Love the pipes down the side of the bed. Would love to hear the video! I had a 29 square cab that was way cool, sold it to my best friend. His kids sold it a few years ago when he went into a nursing home. Still in my hometown of South Bend Indiana.
     
  8. jimmy six
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    Dale, along with his dad and mom Bill and Lucy, were members of the same church as our family and I saw his red pick up growing up many times. Bill his dad was also a private pilot like my father and I got a ride in his Ryan Navion once and still remember how fast it was for that time in the 50’s.
     
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  10. Ryan
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    Almost guarantee those photos were taken with a Hasselblad 500C and 100iso tri-x. Super high end then and now...
     
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  11. Rand Man
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    The first model car I built was a T RPU believe it may have been a Monogram with green plastic. May have been one of those three in one, with options like a turtle deck, fenders. I would take it apart and put it back together in different way, eventually take slicks from another model and so forth. The Roadster pick up is ingrained in my heart
     
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  12. I'm digging the gas tanks they used. What did those come off of?


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  13. Roothawg
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    Yeah, those weren't shot with a Kodak Brownie. I keyed in on the spots inside the fenders etc. You don't normally see that level of detail in old pics.
     
  14. adam401
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    Something happened in the rear of that yellow truck between when those 2 batches of pictures were taken. They either mounted a larger tire, lowered it or both. Whatever happened it was an improvement. Or maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me
     
  15. Not a hero . . . sometimes Google is actually your friend . . . I simply typed “Dick McCoy (not MaCoy) Roadster” and this was one of search results:

    https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/dick-mccoys-custom-1929-ford-model-a-roadster-pickup-news-photo/150192111


    You’re welcome . . . but the images I posted are relatively low resolution (640x640 pixels) images that I enlarged to 800x800 pixels to post on the H.A.M.B. … and for just $499, you can purchase 6424x6422 pixel scans without the Getty images watermark


    While I agree the images were most definitely shot with medium format camera, I doubt that automotive photographers in the late ‘50s used (could afford) a Hasselblad . . . Andy Southard Jr. & Eric Rickman used to shoot with a Graflex Super Speed Graphic Press (4"x5") camera, others (including my father) shot with a Rolleiflex Twin Lens Reflex (2.25"x2.25") camera . . . it wasn't until the '60s when Gray Baskerville and others started using a Hasselblad for their magazine photo shoots.
     
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    Probably not high res by todays standards, but way more clarity than most I have seen.
     
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  17. seb fontana
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    I don't like the white walls on either one, chrome reverse wheels would be my choice.
     
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    There were no chrome reverse wheels when these were driving around. In fact the use of the Merc Wheels and small “flat” caps were a great look and still are today and white walls were classy.
     
  19. 49ratfink
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    imagine the crowd they would draw at shows if someone were to build exact replicas today.
     
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  20. Ryan
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    I don't think they were shot with a Graflex or a Rollei... The Graflex wasn't a square format negative. So unless these prints were cropped, he didn't use the big dog. And the Rollei didn't expose the entire negative. Typically it only exposed something like 2.12"x2.25" so you can almost always tell when an image was shot with a Rollie because the aspect ratio is just a little off. Again though... could be cropped.

    My final bit of guess work here is the photographer. Al Paloczy was a gear head. I know he used 35mm Leicas on the salt and he was a pretty heavy player in Hollywood at one point. Well, maybe not "heavy," but he was responsible for a number of photo shoots that were used as "head shots" for cars that later appeared in Hollywood movies.

    This is all guesswork obviously... But, Al did end his career with National Geographic and Time. And that's something...
     
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  21. Ryan
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    Oh boy... I just stumbled onto my Al Paloczy archive that I stole from MotorTrend a few years back... Guess I have my post for tomorrow!
     
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    Guys would pick them apart….too bad too.
     
  23. Ryan
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    Man... you are hanging out with the wrong crowd... My crew would be tipping them like the finest strippers.
     
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  24. Umm, 1955 (-56)... Chrome reverse Merc wheels.
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  25. Dale Krutz T RPU has been an inspiration (along with Blake's T RPU) for the T RPU build I am currently building.
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  26. Grumpy ole A
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    Chrome reverse - why not? They seemed to chrome everything else, front end, under the hood, etc. They were everywhere in the 60’s. If you are building a car like the 60’s, why not. Of course it’s your car, put the wheels you like on it.
     
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