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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by J.Ukrop, Apr 9, 2021.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,690

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  2. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,042


    To me many of the cars built in this vein lack cohesiveness and good execution.
    This one actually looks well thought out and built and that just may have given it a better chance of surviving.
    I kind of like it.
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  3. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,681


    Interersting car, its the 2nd wrap around front frame I've seen this week having never noticed one before. Thanks for pointing that out.
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  4. Thanks for adding a little muscle to this search. I love the chase for old iron.
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  5. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
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  6. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,951

    from Tampa, FL

    Can't help with a lead, but I love the look of this car - seems to be very nicely crafted. The rear fender treatment is very similar to Kurtis sports cars and the front fenders remind me most of Lotus 7s, cut-down stockers that won't hold a lot of air, but are still good for catching stones and reducing water spray, and don't add unsprung weight to the front end. The curved rail front is very oval track, early sprint car stuff. Have you looked at this thread?
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2021
  7. Hmmm, looks like a boat windshield
  8. Asphalt Demon
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
    Posts: 307

    Asphalt Demon
    from Australia

    More than likely no more than a similarity but didnt kiwi squeak bell have a roadster with door cutouts like this?I remember he made removable fillers but cant remember the shape of the cutouts.Johnny
  9. Rustygt
    Joined: May 18, 2014
    Posts: 201

    from Emeryville

    There was similar looking one at the last show Keith Tardel did up in nor cal 10 years ago or more
  10. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,776


    It sure would be nice to know more about this one, it definitely looks like a fun and sporty ride!
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  11. Ianjaylights
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
    Posts: 66


    Thank you for the write up Joey! It was very kind of you and certainly gave this search some horsepower. The roadster definitely is unique. As we know, these cars undergo changes over the years and often times get reinvented. They gain and lose characteristics, but with this one, the door treatment will be hard to change.

    I couldn’t help but get caught up in the hunt and spread the word. I have asked a few local guys who were around at the time, and haven’t had much luck yet. I’ll keep you guys updated

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  12. Ianjaylights
    Joined: Jan 20, 2012
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    I know Ed’s son, Eric, sure would be happy to find out what happened to it. He’s 77 now and got to drive it before his dad sold it.

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