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

  1. J.Ukrop
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  2. Rolleiflex
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    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
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    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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  6. gnichols
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    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?https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/specials.720448/
     
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  7. Hmmm, looks like a boat windshield
     
  8. Asphalt Demon
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    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
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    There was similar looking one at the last show Keith Tardel did up in nor cal 10 years ago or more
     
  10. catdad49
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    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
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    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
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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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