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  1. whodaky
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 39
    Going through photo albums I came across these shots from a nostalgia drag meet at the Bairnsdale 1/8 th mile drag strip in '93.
    That's Geoff Spurway' blows flathead powered '34 pickup I am racing in one of the shots. Which, interestingly Tony would own later on. However he later sold it keeping the blown flathead, which he still has.
    The '34 cabriolet of the Tate brothers which also ran a couple of times at' the salt', has been totally rebuilt and will be on the street in the not to distant future.
    TO BE CONTINUED.
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    THE HISTROY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 40
    Speaking of Robbie, here's a shot he took of the old carport/garage around '91. Jeez I did some stuff in that old shed.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 41
    We didn't get back to 'the salt' until '93, as the '92 event was cancelled due to wet conditions. Although the condition of the salt in'93 was wet, but not so much that the event would need to be canceled.
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  4. whodaky
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 42
    At least this year we got a few timed runs with our race car. As well as the 5 window being able to do duty, pushing and towing the race .
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  5. whodaky
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 43
    Every year I had been to the salt the salt conditions were different. Which adds to the many and varied photo opportunities.
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  6. whodaky
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 44
    One thing was for sure, the coupe was going to require an even more thorough clean when I got home. I guess that's the price I had to pay for taking the coupe to the places I did over the years.
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  7. whodaky
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    I went up and visited my nephew and the 5 window recently.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 45
    So the Easter long weekend was the weekend after 'the salt' and the Street Rod nationals were in Adelaide in the state of South Australia. Arriving home on the Monday I spent the next 2 1/2 days cleaning the coupe top to bottom. This included totally removing the headers and exhaust system. That salt and out back red dust gets in everywhere.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 45
    So Thursday I was back on the road again head to the nationals. I always remember a guy coming up to me at the nationals ( I can't remember his name ). He said he had been at 'the salt' the previous weekend and seen the coupe. But couldn't believe the bright and shiny coupe at the nationals was he same car. Trust me there isn't two of them. Or is there???
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 46
    An Australian Street Rod Federation ( ASRF ) run to Mangalore airport for a drag meet.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 47
    Mark and Paul came down from Newcastle in the state of New South Wales in Paul's 3W for 'The Picnic" in '94. They were staying a week with Graeme Blaby. I think Graeme was working during the week, so I said to Paul and Mark maybe we should go down and see Tony.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 48
    I think these shots were take at the Bright rod run in '95.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 49
    I think Robbie took these images in my garage sometime in '96.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 50
    We were back on 'the salt' in '94. Once again the 5W would serve duty at the push/tow vehicle for our race car.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 51
    At least this year the condition of the salt was a lot better.
    TO BE CONTINUED.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 52
    Wow it is amazing what lies in wait in old photo albums. Here's a great bunch of shots from NarranderainN'94. I think Paul took most of these shots. I reckon these images have a great feel about them.
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    My old 32 Ford 4 door sedan then owned by Alan Fountain and painted green and chopped.
     
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  18. whodaky
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 53
    Another lot form Narrandera '94.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 54
    I came across a few more from Mangalore in '95.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 55
    It would seem '94 was a busy year. These are from the Albury Rodders run in that year.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 5,
    Here's a number of shots at a local folk museum, probably around '90 / '91. Robbie was doing a photo- shoot using Graeme's tudor and coupe, along with my 5W. For an article in Australian Rodder magazine.
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  22. Stogy
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    @whodacky...Nice Hotrod...you certainly have an Honorable plan, are very gifted...and Have the most fun with life that you can...Thanks for sharing the Journey...;)
     
  23. whodaky
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    Thankyou Stogy for your kind sentiments. I glad you are enjoying what I am doing on this thread.
    Geoff aka whodaky
     
  24. Blue One
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    Really great thread, I’m enjoying the story.
    I’ve only read part of page one but I’m going to continue when I’m not so tired.

    Great to read the history of your hot rod and the future looks good for it too.
     
  25. whodaky
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    Thankyou Blue One. I try to keep the written content to a minimum in each post, because who wants to read a half page on each post. At the end of the day the images are of the most interest.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 57
    So 1995 rolled around and once again it was off to Lake Gairdner. This would be the first time race cars from the USA were shipped out to compete at our event.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 58
    Not long after getting back from 'the salt' it was off to Southport on the Gold Coast in the state of Queensland for the Street Rod Nationals. With Tony Martin riding shotgun with me as usual. We got to Newcastle on the first day and stayed at Paul's place. We would be traveling from here in convoy with a bunch of the Newcastle area guys.
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    THE HISTROY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 59
    The next day was a pretty casual one and we only went as far as Bob Bowman's place and stayed there the night.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 60
    The next day was a pretty big run and we got to Yamba and we stayed there the night.
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    THE HISTORY OF MY 5 WINDOW part 61
    The following day we rolled into Southport , went straight to the showgrounds and set up our camp at the hot rod tent community there.
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