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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 20,506

    Staff Member

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  2. Yes it's hard work! But that first ride is well worth it. Cool T.
  3. Asphalt Demon
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
    Posts: 318

    Asphalt Demon
    from Australia

    This has me torn,I've watched this vid about six times.I always wanted to build a track t with a turtle deck.Heavily influenced by Marty Strodes stuff.Finally found an original steel body ,old rod with a shortened pickup bed and have been making plans to cut the bed off.This car and royal shifters has me second guessing my plans.and i have always loved the kiwi purple t,s with flames.thanks for scewing with my mind. Johnny
  4. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 289

    Jungle Jalopy

    Great video. Asphalt Demon, I hear you. That's a tough call...the little bed on there is pretty cool though. Any idea when it was done?
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  5. flyn schlosser
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 257

    flyn schlosser
    from phelan, ca

    Awesome video ..Cool car
  6. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,892


    I love the bed. Love the angled windshield and how it matches the angle of the "kick up" of the body as it begins to wrap around at side and back. Love the sound. Sounds like a radial engine exhaust. Do I love that car? Yes. Yes I do.
  7. perfect balance of colors and chrome...........gotta love it!
  8. Kiwi 4d
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,276

    Kiwi 4d

    Every time we see this cool hot rod at a show it simply draws you in for a closer look to check out the details and each time you notice something you missed last time.
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  9. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,872

    Chris Casny

    "The difference between owning a Hot Rod and not owning a Hot Rod, is hard work" Boom, nailed it. Kiwi's are some of my favorite people. Great attitude, nice car.
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  10. Yes!!! Aaron!!
  11. Yes, a very nice car and definitely not average.
  12. Asphalt Demon
    Joined: Jan 19, 2014
    Posts: 318

    Asphalt Demon
    from Australia

    Jungle Jalopy unfortunately no idea,it is an american car originaly and imported into Australia.Our t,s were very different here before 1926.It has signs it was once a finished car/ or well progressed channeld project.I was lucky enough to get it from someone moving house and couldn't rehome it.
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  13. whodaky
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 4,626

    from Aust

    I love that Lil hot rod. Tony and I got to see it in person when we were in New Zealalnd a couple of years ago.
    As Aaron suggested a lot of people would love to own a hot rod, but it takes a special type of person to own and totally understand them.
    Below is a couple of made up custom hot rod covers I have done recently featuring New Zealand hot rods as well as Tony's roadster. Which is in fact an old channeled hot rod imported from new Zealand many years ago, that Tony rebuilt as you see it here.
    I have been doing quite a number of these custom hot rod covers this last few weeks. For those that may be interested they can be seen on The Last Grasp thread.

    Geoff aka whodaky


    Last edited: Nov 2, 2016
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  14. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 23,011


  15. rustydeuce
    Joined: May 26, 2006
    Posts: 855


    That Hot Rod Revue guy is a moving pictures artist! He's rumored to be a fully good bastard too!
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  16. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,094


  17. Great car from a guy who totally gets it.
    Hard work pays off and being obsessed with a car during the build is a requirement if you ask me.
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  18. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,729


    It's cool because it's right. Later, it was a piece of s--t. Lots hard work in between, I like it!
  19. I totally get where he comes from . . . the relentless pursuit of a dream, with a vision and a general direction (HotRod compass to navigate from).

    There are countless "mental design sessions" that go one in one's mind . . . and they really never stop. I don't think a car is ever really "done" in my mind - there seems to always be something I'd like to do better/different or just change in some way. I think about my heaps every dang day - can't stop my mind from pondering the smallest little design idea and all the ways to potentially solve a "problem" or make something better. Nicely Done Dude!
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  20. My wife watched the video, then turned to me, rolled her eyes and said, "That's you but with a Kiwi accent!"

    I took it as a compliment. :cool:
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  21. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 13,826

    from KCMO

    Great video, car is pretty rad as well. I think he got the "restlessness" across better than most.

    Thanks for posting it for us!
  22. SoCal
    Joined: May 7, 2010
    Posts: 277


    Haha. Def just a rumour.

    Thanks a lot for posting this up, Ryan.
    Aaron is a real nice guy and this car is a true credit to him.
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  23. p__moore
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    Posts: 122


    Excellent video. Bet that first paragraph of dialog resonates with a lot of folk on here.
    Very good work and excellent T.
  24. lucky ink
    Joined: Feb 18, 2011
    Posts: 342

    lucky ink

    Thanks for sharing.Great video enjoyed well spoken.
  25. mwhistle
    Joined: Feb 19, 2007
    Posts: 314

    from sacramento

    Good story. Nicely done and well narrated.
  26. Very cool video and roadster. Thanks for sharing.
  27. von Dyck
    Joined: Apr 12, 2007
    Posts: 678

    von Dyck

    Can't resist a comment! Obsession! Got to have it if it ever is going to materialize into reality. Yeh, there are times when you have to just walk away and let the brain "soak", let the ideas germinate. Great job, Aaron. Nicely finished handmade parts many times get overlooked by the casual observer, but there is always that (how-be-it somewhat rare) guy who gets it. And yes, he will see something he may have overlooked earlier.
    In my case, I found my Arrow headlights toward the end of my build - had a nice set of King Bees ready for color. ( wasn't about to pay So-Cal's exorbitant price for Arrows) Numerous other aspects had to be "right". Numerous other aspects had to be different - if not better than the iconic Grabowski Kookie Kar. Not a clone. Rather a Grabowski influence.
  28. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 10,016


    Don't give up on the turtledeck. There are plenty of T bucket pickups around, but not enough track-style T's.
  29. A Boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 6,621

    A Boner

    image.png Thanks.....won't be able to watch that video just once! Simple and slick Hot Rod. They have to be simple to be slick!
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2016
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