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History The Dean Lowe Roadster Pick up treasures

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Limey Steve, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. Limey Steve
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
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    Limey Steve
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    from Whittier

    Dean dropped by today to give me some more treasure to hold for ransom , these are parts I am holding until Steve Hill , the current owner gets the car finished. I already have NHRA timing slips & record certificates, Original HRM photos, window decals & now I have the Last license plate from when it was last run in the 60's along with the last registration & 3 trophies .

    Dean is a true Gent & even though he can't buy back his car as Steve wants to finish the car , he is willing to pass on the above treasures.
     

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  2. junk yard kid
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  3. bobscogin
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
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    Dean's little RPU is my favorite hot rod ever. Saw it first in Hot Rod when that issue hit the magazine rack at the local drugstore, and it's remained the reason that I'm building a '29 RPU right now at the age of 61. Thanks Dean, for the memories and the inspiration!!

    Bob
     
  4. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
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    from Michigan

    ..... And that folks, is what's it's all about!
     

  5. Ebert
    Joined: Feb 13, 2006
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    Dean is a TRUE CLASS guy...he has gone out of his way to help me with a few things and HE is a damn hot rodding TREASURE! While he may not get his old stallion back., it is FOREVER linked to him, his vision, his passion and provenance! Taking nothing from Steve and his goals of bringng the old girl back to her original glory, I just wanted to share my thoughts.

    Thanks, Dean!
     
  6. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    so, how do you pronounce dean's last name?
     
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  7. Mazooma1
    Joined: Jun 5, 2007
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  8. Dean Lowe = Class Act!
     
  9. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
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    from NJ

    Seems like a real gentleman, a real inspiration for the rest of us.
     
  10. Gotgas
    Joined: Jul 22, 2004
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    Gotgas
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    from DFW USA

    Haven't seen him post in quite a while, but man - what an awesome gift. Seems like a great guy. And that little RPU was killer. What version is the current owner restoring it to?
     
  11. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    from Owasso, Ok

    I thought dean posted once that his name didn't rhyme with low...that's why I asked....can't remember what his answer was...
     
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  12. blackout
    Joined: Jul 29, 2007
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    It's pronounced like howe. (how) Don't give away any more of your stuff Dean.
     
  13. Limey Steve
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    Don't worry blackout it's going nowhere till the car is done , I have it all on display in my showroom for us all to enjoy.
     
  14. Mazooma1
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    It is?
    News to me...I've had it wrong....
     
  15. blackout
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    It is a good feeling to know Dean's history is available for others to appreciate. Be a good steward please. The man is a legend and a gentleman. My hope is Dean is reunited with his mighty RPU one fine day, no finer act for the current owner, that would be the ultimate restoration.
     
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  16. That's right Jay, it rymes with HOWE. You learned well grasshopper!
    And don't worry, that stuff is just the "overflow".
     
  17. lowelife
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    Man, I always yell at people for pronouncing my name that way. But what the hell do I know anyway.
     
  18. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    from so . cal.

    As for passing on all those treasures , it seems that Deans' hotrod perspective is spot on !!
     
  19. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    You are a better man than I am, I wouldnt give that stuff up.
     
  20. It's just stuff Muttley. I have something much more valuable, something the current owner will never have. I have all the memories of learing to drive in that Model A, building it with my Dad, racing and showing it, cruising down Highway 39 to Balboa, and taking my wife to be on our first date in it. Those are priceless, and can never be given away.
     
  21. Im with Muttley, give that stuff up? Man thats the basis for so many memories.

    Doc.
     
  22. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    CLASS ACT...

    doesnt get better than that
     
  23. Limey Steve
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    Never truer words written

    Spot on Dean.

    The stuff is in my display case so all can see the trophies are up too, we have a dedication corner with a couple of trophies from Bill Phy & the Sanford Bros. belly tank from the 1st & 2nd Bonneville too. Great Stuff.
     
  24. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
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    Boones
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    from Kent, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    I love the look of that PU. Really want that look for my close cab I am building.
     
  25. dodgerodder
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,943

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    Wow, beyond cool Dean! Your rpu has brought lots of joy around through it's years. My dad has loved that car since he first saw pics of it long ago. It is really great what you are doing

    Dan
     
  26. Lord Purple
    Joined: Sep 22, 2006
    Posts: 201

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    Have you got contact details for Steve Hill? I'd like to go down sometime and see the truck and take some pics.

    L.P.
     
  27. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
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    Dean is totally cool.
    Those trophies are Killer. Slim
     
  28. Buck Sharp
    Joined: Oct 30, 2009
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    Buck Sharp
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    from nebraska

    Dean Lowe you are cool sure wish i knew you. man you were living the life way before my time. Nice cars you built.
     
  29. I met Dean Loweeeee at the 2009 GNRS and I'm a richer person for the time spent with him.
     
  30. I can't understand why someone would want to own a vehicle forever identified with the previous owner who would like to have it back ?
     

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