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Some old street rod pics from the 70s

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Canadian Eh!, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. Canadian Eh!
    Joined: Jan 21, 2003
    Posts: 50

    Canadian Eh!

    Thought you might enjoy these old photos my parents took in the 70s.
    Some awesome old 70s pics taken by my parents at a few local (London, Canada), Columbus and Waterdown shows.

    Some amazing tin in these shots. Hope you enjoy.
  2. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,361


    Those are great pics man! Thanks for sharing em with us.
  3. paintcan54
    Joined: Oct 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,100


    Thanks for the walk back in time, I liked it. Thanks for the pics.
  4. vert1940
    Joined: Aug 10, 2006
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    wow...what memories...i was at columbus at that just got sent on to about six other guys that were there.and we thought we looked g o o o o o o d too!!
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  5. Man,I remember those days,,bell bottom pants,cowboy hats,long hair and being skinny,,and cars riddin' high and real wide tires,,,and no rat rods!

    We have come a long way in styles but they were great times,,thanks for the stroll down memory lane. HRP
  6. Cincinnati Slim
    Joined: Jun 26, 2007
    Posts: 328

    Cincinnati Slim
    from Cincy, OH

    Thanks for sharing those.
    In the Columbus pics, at the bottom is a orange '41 Plymouth conv. It belonged to the late Don Carpenter who was a member of Cincy Street Rods. It's still running around, in black primer, and I usually see it running around at Louisville.
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,708

    from California

    gotta love the 70's! saw a couple magazine cars (and a van) in those shots.
  8. EVANS and 3 97s
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
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    EVANS and 3 97s

    In the pics from 75 Can nats, The photo #1,and in row 4 ,black 32 5w was and is mine. Had a sbf,now loaded flathead and Kelseys. Thanks for the memories. Dick
  9. Canadian Eh!
    Joined: Jan 21, 2003
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    Canadian Eh!

    Wow! That 5w is a great looking car - awesome that you still own it!
  10. customcory
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,832


    I remember this 48 Ford at Gatlinburg one year, I took half a roll of film of it. It had a Carson Top Shop tag in the headliner, that was a perfect car back in the day. The 3 window is a N.C. car and is perfect from one end to the other. I drooled on these two when I was younger. Good memories, you use to see some of those Canadian cars at the Nationals South in Winston Salem. :D


  11. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
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    Harms Way

    Man! Talk about memory lane !,.... There were three of us living in the Detroit / Ann Arbor area that were building similar Deuce 3/W coupes,... I ended up selling mine needing paint, Ron Baynton & Dick Bailey had coupes that were kissin cousins.

    These two pictures are of Dick's 3/W from Ann Arbor,... what a great car!

  12. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    Nice pictures! Thanks for posting. This car is still around. I've seen it in Pennsylvania several times over the years. Very cool period graphics, lots of road rash. A true survivor!

  13. 32Rules
    Joined: Mar 17, 2007
    Posts: 203


    Pics from when I got started.
    Was way different back then.
    I loved the Nationals in St Paul, but have grat memories of the ones in Colombus.
    Thanks for the pics.
  14. Rice n Beans Garage
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    Rice n Beans Garage

    Bitchinn..... Thanks for the trip back
  15. need louvers ?
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    need louvers ?

    Dick Baily's 3 window was one of the cars that really got my attention as far as this stuff goes! Still cool to see again all these years later. The channeled '34 fordor is Skip Redio's I believe. The other I saw in the collection that rang a bell was a candy red '25 "T" coupe with true spokes. That was a big deal car up in Canada, I remember the article in HOT ROD about it. Actually, I saw lot's of cars in those photos I remember.
  16. roddinron
    Joined: May 24, 2006
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    Thanks for posting those. Say what you will, but at least people weren't afraid to be different and take some chances back then.
    I know that for a lot of the younger guys who weren't around then, those cars are a bunch of ugly street rods, but for me, it was a walk down memory lane, and it felt great!:)
  17. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Thanks man! I love the reversed hoop deep dish cragars on the green 55 and the red 56 h/t ............Ive got a new set on my old 55 and Ive got it sittin up pretty good.
    Thats the vibe I dig;)....:cool:
  18. glassguy
    Joined: Feb 12, 2003
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    street is neet !!!!!!!!! thank you for taking the time to scan all those pics!! recognised a few cars from here in mass.
  19. 49ratfink
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    from California

    this car was in a recent thread here.....

  20. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    one thing I noticed about the 70's pics, there was only ONE HOT ROD with wide whites in all those photos, a full fendered model T coupe. wide whites are overused and abused these days.
  21. madpole
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
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    great pictures. it is interesting to see pictures from that era also.
  22. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
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    That was good.... Thank you for sharing!
  23. With exception of a few 4drs cars in the pics, it definately shows how unpopular owning a 4 dr rod was back in those days.

    I remember my backyard neighbor and his older brother, back in '76, bringing home a late 30's (I believe it was a dodge) 4 dr that they had pulled out of a farmer's field (it had all the original drive train, glass and interior, and they even got it running).
    They got it for $50.00, and three hours of digging mud from the under carriage, 'cause the farmer told them "nobody wants an old 4 door, and I need to plant where it sits".

    Hell, if my memory serves me I believe myself, and alot of guys in the neighborhood, even questioned the wisdom of bringing home a 4dr..., of course now I realized my misstep (see my 4 dr avatar).
  24. Stefan T
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    Stefan T
    from Sweden

  25. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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    Must have taken a minute to scan all those. Loved them! Thanks for posting!
  26. AnimalAin
    Joined: Jul 20, 2002
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    A flashback to my misspent youth. Thanks for posting.
  27. robt500
    Joined: Nov 6, 2006
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    from Lex, KY

    excellent. thanks for sharing
  28. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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    from Slow lane

    Was it? do you have any info? Im kinda curious,
    It looks like the Limelighter, but diffrent and w/ an half assed fade job :D
  29. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Slim Pickens

    BADASS> Thanks. Slim
  30. Rikster
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 5,781


    Dave Crook's 1958 Pontiac... more here

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