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Technical The Hawaiian Survivor 32 Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Tetanus Shot, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. Cool,, live Aloha!
  2. Wasahawaiianrat
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 435


    i could have sworn one of the mag's did a story on this when the guy pulled it out of some lady's garage there on oahu, or maybe that was a different 32 there :confused:
  3. wlspdshop
    Joined: Jun 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,585

    from Missouri

    Thanks for sharing...very cool.
  4. funny shit that.
  5. ALindustrial
    Joined: Aug 7, 2007
    Posts: 852


    kick ass car! yet another Relic is uncovered!
  6. 1930 ratrod
    Joined: Sep 3, 2007
    Posts: 38

    1930 ratrod
    from colorado

    cool car!!! i even have that issue of hotrod magazine!!!:D
  7. Rusty
    Joined: Mar 4, 2004
    Posts: 9,449


    Too Cool!!!!
  8. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,038

    1. 60s Show Rods

    That car has Aloha Spirt All over it!!! Even the floormats...

    I love it.. I could see me rippin around Maui in that lil fucker...
  9. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,269


    RAD! Definitely a car inspired by european sports cars of the day....refreshing in a world full of highboys......

    Thanks for the pics....really neat car!
  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 9,942


    Looks like the reveal has been shrunk out of the quarter panels from the cockpit back. Lotta work!
  11. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,082

    Tetanus Shot

    the best part was the guy was driving it around barefoot!
  12. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,082

    Tetanus Shot

    i think the only reason it looks like a european sports car is due to the wheel and tire combo it's wearing right now, and probably the bumpers.

    if it had the original whitewalls, olds caps and bumpers you wouldnt even get that impression. still an awesome car the way it sits.

  13. Dino the weirdo
    Joined: May 27, 2007
    Posts: 884

    Dino the weirdo

    37 KID --- what is "An east coast look"... sorry for my ignorance .
  14. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 2,134

    from SoCal

    Thanks for posting...pretty cool
  15. Cam VanDerHorst
    Joined: Sep 23, 2007
    Posts: 77

    Cam VanDerHorst

    That thing is sweet! It looks a little bit like a British sportscar, so of course I love it.
  16. Damn that is cool!

    I'd ditch the steering wheel covers and the floor mats...

    and when did the guy replace the SBC with the flathead?

  17. houseofhotrods
    Joined: Mar 16, 2005
    Posts: 673


    Cool stuff! Looks like October '59 Hot Rod mag. I wonder how a 6 ft 3 incher would fit behind the wheel...... :)
  18. just bitchin'... :D

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  19. Awesome survivor, love the 1/4 panels.

    Yeah it was in a magazine showing it being pulled out of the garage, I can't remember which mag or issue.:eek:
  20. 402
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 115


    You're probably right. I saw this car at Donut Derelicts and the display with the car said something like the original hot rodder's daughter didn't even know what she had and sold her dead dad's "old car" to the new owner who was an old classmate at a reunion or something.
  21. Tetanus Shot
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
    Posts: 1,082

    Tetanus Shot

    i think i remember him mentioning something about that, pretty sure he said Rod & Custom a few years ago.
  22. converseandbowlingshirts
    Joined: Nov 10, 2006
    Posts: 556

    from Eugene, OR

    The European look is probably not accidental though. Many early 50s and late 40s cars have major European sports car nods.
  23. SinisterSpeed
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 123

    from Reno, NV

    Wow, awesome to see this thing show up on here!! I meet this man (his name slipped my mind right now) when I bought my original 34 roadster body from him at the Father's Day swap meet this year in Pamona! Drove all night from Reno to Orange County, and what a sight to see when I pulled up to his house! This car was sitting out, it was so cool cause it still had the fuzzies from the car cover stuck on the fenders that sat on it while it was in the garage for all those years!! He just obtained it too, about 2-3 years ago, from his hawaiian classmates uncle that had built it! The car is defenatly a piece of history, and was nicely built at the time too! This car couldn't have gone to a better owner, for him and his family were super cool. Here is a shot of it!:)

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  24. Saw it a few months ago, roarin down the streets around Huntington...tried to catch up with it. Some kinda sight in the every day commute i'll tell you!
  25. Volvo544special65
    Joined: Sep 23, 2007
    Posts: 69


    Yeah, quite a different look, but I like it very much! Nice car. :)
  26. Automotive Stud
    Joined: Sep 26, 2004
    Posts: 4,178

    Automotive Stud

    looks a lot like a burgundy one that runs around here in new jersey. I can't find a pic right now, but it's chopped, channeled, full fendered, full louvered hood, deuce roadster with wide whites on chromed steelies. Banjo rear and all...
  27. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,539


    I think that I may have found the counterpart car
    that was built 2500 miles away.
    While looking through some of my old "little rod books"
    I found this. RODDING AND RESTYLING August, 1959
    featured Jim Govro's, of Austin TX, '32 Deuce roadster.
    This one was just a pretty little car in canary yellow.

    It would be interesting if Jim was a

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  28. 303racer
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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  29. GaryC.
    Joined: Mar 24, 2007
    Posts: 1,539


    A little more research has yielded the November 1958 HR article.

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  30. Casey
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 3,293

    Member Emeritus

    I am sick right now ! this car has been destroyed . and brought back to a stock roadster ! why would you do that andy !
    I have lost all respect !
    they make brand new stock roadsters ! why would you kill such a historic hot rod to make another stock roadster ? I don`t get it :mad:

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