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Survivor Roadster From Chicago Area...Any Info?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MrGasser, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,215

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    Congrats on a super find. That baby rocks my world with the cool Olds. Best o luck gettin her up and drivin. Thanx for sharing. ~sololobo~
     
  2. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    This kind of find blows my mind here in Oz!
     
  3. Lurk king
    Joined: Dec 12, 2011
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    Super rad.
    I'm really diggin the short fat tires with the pinner whites. What are they?
     
  4. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,934

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    from Buffalo NY

    Wow! This thing is killer! Such a Cool find man! I'm a sucker for roadsters. haha
     
  5. 57rattler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2013
    Posts: 10

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    from Michigan

    Hey Guys,

    I am the owner of this rod and had no idea that this was already posted. I started a new thread yesterday named '29 ford roadster barn find HELP. Thats when I found out about this thread. The trans is a 37 Lasalle and the tires are Inglewood Posi Traction, white stripes on the outside and red stripes on the inside.
     
  6. Rajo 1
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
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    Really cool car,survivor cars are really fun to play with and own. I wish they could talk.I would fix the mechanicals and drive that car as is for sure.
     
  7. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    MrGasser
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    from DETROIT

    57rattler, I'm friends with Justin Z....I'm the one he asked for some help to find out any info on your roadster, that's why I started this thread with the pics that he sent me.
     
  8. 57rattler
    Joined: Aug 26, 2013
    Posts: 10

    57rattler
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    from Michigan

    Hey MrGasser,

    Thanks for the help with my car. Everyone was telling me to join HAMB and post something cause I might find what I am lookin for. Cant believe I missed this cause I check out this site alot although I never joined till now. JZ and his old man are really good buds and JZ was a ton of help with my sons Camaro build. After seein how lucky I really am to have scored this piece I am gettin really motivitated to start on a rehab. I really wanted to make sure I did the right thing with this car and now I know what to do cause of all the response. Will keep everyone posted on the progress. Thanks again.
     
  9. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    from BC

    Wow! Man is that thing cool!
     
  10. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    Thats what I was thinking as well, '56-'58 ford with a button replacing the horn ring. I'll go grab mine out of the shop and compare it to the photos.
     
  11. falcongeorge
    Joined: Aug 26, 2010
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    My '57 Wheel with the horn ring off. I'd call that a match...Pretty sure the wheels themselves are the same from '56-'58, with minor differences in the horn rings.

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  12. falcongeorge
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    seems most of the parts on this thing arefrom around '56-'57.
     
  13. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    I can't date the build. It does look late 50s, but I'd bet it is very early 60s. But it may be just that it had a few minor add-ons to throw a curve?

    Those valve covers are "buy backs" that Isky got from GM, when the J2 export Nascar stuff was pulled from the parts books. I am just guessing.. 61/62? They are Isky, as the originals were not plated, and Isky plated all the buy backs and resold them.

    Also the 2 outboard carbs on the 57/58 J2 intake are the wrong carbs, as they have chokes. i can't explain why that would happen, or when.
     
  14. powrshftr
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
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    Man is that car cool...!
    I would say its been updated in the mid 60's at least....those seats look like '65-'66 Mustang.Whoever built that car not only knew their shit mechanically,but they had a really good eye for proportions and did a real nice job on the interior too...The white and red is not really my cup of tea,but you can bet that when that car was fresh and the paint and upholstery were new,that thing would draw a crowd anywhere it went.Such a cool car.


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  15. pooboy
    Joined: Jan 30, 2008
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    from SoCal

    F'ing Gorgous, wouldn't change a thing on it... I love it!
     
  16. Damn Sweet Roadster find!
     
  17. TexasSpeed
    Joined: Nov 2, 2009
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    Amazing find.. Glad to hear the plan is to preserve this!


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