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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Jive-Bomber, Apr 10, 2018.

  1. apenglish64
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  3. chinarus
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
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    from Georgia

    My father in laws 1949 or 50 1950ChevLeft.jpg
     
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  4. My old 48 Pontiac. 48poncho.jpg 48PONCHONSCOTTY.jpg
     
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  5. Ebbspeed
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    Here's the one I drive. Not many modifications other than some stainless removal, DSCN1029.JPG
    lowering, and GMC power.
     
  6. Terrible80
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    Forgotten until late 60's when the style came back with a vengance.
     
  7. JAMES BELMONT
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    012-2016-sac-autorama-1957-chevy-fastback-three-quarter-rear.JPG.jpg
    012-2016-sac-autorama-1957-chevy-fastback-three-quarter-rear.JPG.jpg
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    How about these? They were made after 1953. Wink Wink
     
  8. krylon32
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    from Nebraska

    I have a 48 Olds Fastback just sitting in storage. It's to nice to crush but I'll never build it. Probably be on the estate sale?
     
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  9. Fedcospeed
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  10. cracker head
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    I’ve already forgotten about mine.....
     
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  12. oldsjoe
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    I've always lusted for one preferably an Olds and still do! Maybe one day I'll stumble upon one that I can afford! Joe
     
  13. jim snow
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    Thanks for the photos. Absolutely my favorite body style. Someday. Snowman
     
  14. Sauli
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    I'm not sure the small-body Chevies and Olds '88 can be described as "forgotten" by the hot rod community as illustrated by the numerous photographs posted thus far. However it's amazing the big-body Olds 98, Buicks and Cadillacs don't seem to enjoy more popularity. Amazing designs, especially the '48-49 Oldsmobile 98.
     
  15. BJR
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    Yea the big 49 50 Olds have always been one of my favorite cars. Love the front ends on them with the P51 styling.
     
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  16. plym_46
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    from central NY

    Chrysler barrel back Town and Country
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  17. the-rodster
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    Should Ford have tried it?

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  18. mgtstumpy
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    Friend's 1935 Chebby Master sloper (All enclosed coupe), slightly chopped.
    35Chevsl.jpg 35chevsl-1.jpg
    My work in progress :rolleyes:
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    1933 Cadillac V16 Aero-Dynamic Coupe
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    1938 Lincoln Model K Touring Coupe
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    1933 Pierce Arrow
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    MB Streamliner
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    1938 Delage D8 120 Aerodynamic Coupé
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    1939 Talbot-Lago T150SS Lago Special
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  19. NashRodMan
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    I think if you brought the back of the roof forward (making more of a shelf behind it) this would be a really nice looking car. Although that would make it not a fastback. Hey Themoose....... LOL
     
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  20. 42˚18'N 83˚09'W
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    Not a 49-51 Pontiac in the lot!!! By far my favorite...
     
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  21. Roothawg
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    I think the Olds is my favorite. I had a 50 Chevrolet Fleetline I built a long time ago. I am a wannabe custom guy, hot rodder at heart though. I should just buy one a custom guy has already built.
     
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  22. belair
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    Love the olds and Caddys. Miss my 48 Fleetline. Does a Henry J fit in here too?
     
  23. B Bay Barn
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    Henry J's are so cool they fit in everywhere.
     
  24. wicarnut
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    Any History on this car ?, Milwaukee Wisconsin, around 1959/60, my buddies Mom was dating a man with a car just like this orange one as I remember it and us kids got to go cruising in it with them, my car obsession already in full bloom, this and a neighbor's 57 Chevy added fuel to the fire.
     
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  25. bobwop
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    My 50 Olds came from California. Built by Al Kvarme and featured in Streetrodder Magazine in 1975 and used for a short scene in the 1979 movie Hot Rod.

    I doubt it was ever in WI until recent years
     
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  26. slug
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    If anyone has any info on the black '49 Olds in Post 42 send me a message. Thanks, John
     
  27. 302GMC
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    Had the pleasure of doing some revival work on this sweetheart a few years ago. It's always nice to find one still this clean ...
    2015 dog show 113.JPG 2015 dog show 114.JPG
     
  28. senginc
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    from B'ham, AL

    42 Olds fastback transformed to a Ute 42 Olds with Pontiac white walls (3).jpg 42 Olds deroofed 4-26-16 (1).jpg 42 Exterior 3-23-18  (4).jpg
     
  29. tinsled
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    No - oh god - they look like an amateur photoshop. Car body design is not just a cut&paste job!

    No, NO! Looks like a turd! I repeat the above.

    You just cannot improve the design from what GM did in late 40's. Make any change and it goes for worse.
     
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  30. Normant93
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    Here's my favorite, 1938 Chevy (Holden body) Chevy_Sloper-2-1.jpg
     

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