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Technical The Bob Roddick Story: Part 4

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,703

    from Austin, TX
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  2. Kettleman
    Joined: Mar 28, 2006
    Posts: 149


    Thanks to all who helped put this story together. I love this stuff.:D
  3. Gearhead Dude
    Joined: Feb 11, 2007
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    Gearhead Dude

    Thanks Ryan for coordinating this effort and sharing this great story! I'm hooked and always looking for the next post.
  4. FastLivin
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 36


    Hey guys, check out the back tires on that roadster with the 21 stud flattie in it. Those look like military jeep tires to me. That's cool.
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  5. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
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    Member, that coupe is chopped hard.....
  6. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,284

    Rand Man

    I bet war surplus Jeep tires were common and cheap.
  7. Looking at the pictures, I don't think the Marmon was at Ray's Brown. Check the left side of the sign and compare it with Browns sign. You probably already noticed this, but when researching it helps to have another set of eyes.
    This is really a find and these pictures are a warm story of the day. Sometimes the backgrounds are as fascinating as the subject of the picture. Great work by all concerned.
  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I bet that primered shot is the same roadster. Check the louvers in the hood - exactly the same.
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  10. really fin work Ryan? Was bib is a club and did he have a special jacket that could be made for his family?

  11. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
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    Glossy paper? A book would be great. Perhaps Don Montgomery would help. Flatheadalb, I'd guess that Bob might have been a Sidewinder.
  12. Very special thanks,to everyone that made this happen,it's what defines the "Traditions"we strive to relive.:D
  13. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,258

    from California

    Thank you Ryan for your hard work.....I can say you captured the Hot Rodding life of this man perfectly and that I can only have dreamed of being there.....remarkably for him to capture what he did on film makes me feel like I was there. Skip
  14. ok then ...
    who else has this kinda stash ?
  15. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
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    from Tucson AZ

  16. WelderSeries
    Joined: Sep 20, 2007
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    that's what I'm thinking too... there are side curtain buttons on both cars in the same location, and Bob's has frame horns in the first picture with the trophy.

    Ryan, I really enjoyed going through these pictures - a few times I could smell the musty attic. It was almost a time warp in the other direction too... turn the clock forward fifty years and what influential pictures are people going to be influenced by?
  17. outlaw256
    Joined: Jun 26, 2008
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    brought tears to my eyes
  18. Ryan....OUTSTANDING story & the photos are KILLER...We need more like this.
  19. Kiwi Guinness
    Joined: Dec 3, 2005
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    Kiwi Guinness

    The 21 studder looks like it has English Ford Pilot heads
  20. dan griffin
    Joined: Dec 25, 2009
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    dan griffin

    Bob`s brother looks like your basic Calif. 50s hood.

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