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History The Long Island '34 Roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 18,371

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Long Island '34 Roadster


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  2. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,156


    My first car T-shirt was a '34 and I've loved them ever since.I actually like the windshield, but I've redone a few vintage speedboats,so I like that connection.As for the Continental kit, I'm undecided.My golf clubs would appreciate the extra room ;)
  3. @Chris this thread is calling!
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  4. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 812


    As @Speedy Canuck mentioned the first roadster that comes to mind these day is @Chris 's car. His is perfect in every sense.

    As far as the one in this post, other than a ride height adjustment, it looks great as is.
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  5. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 1,995


    That is a classy roadster. Over and over again I´m amazed that a 34 will look crazy good as a drag car, salt car, hot rod, full fendered, high boy, channeled, taildragger, custom... I think it would take a real moron to fuck one up... let´s hope I won´t be the one, hahahaa
  6. This has always been my favorite 34 roadster. And probably one of my all time favorite cars

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  7. Shamus
    Joined: Jul 20, 2005
    Posts: 950

    from NC

    My favorite. This all steel body was so good, I couldn't bring myself to change it. Made a couple of changes between wheels, tires & hood.

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  8. Hey thanks! I am doing my car capture one of my favorite eras in hotrodding, and I am glad other guys dig it.
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  9. Cyclone Kevin
    Joined: Apr 15, 2002
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    2BFC60F6-2A07-4573-8688-79200885EA24.jpeg I’m kinda partial to the lower one ;). I admire really the evolution of the Art Deco style that Edsel and FoMoCo designers/stylists put into these offerings.
    It is truly amazing as with many of the Automobiles of this era. It was 30 years before me but what a great sight it is to see these great automotive works of art cruising around.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2018
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  10. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 481

    from Florida

    My first love was for my avatar at age 10. Owned by a high school friend of my Brother. Car was for sale when I was 14, but Dad said no, not practical. Over the past 12 years I have collected all the parts to build it. Never could find what happened to original car. It sits on my frame jig, patiently awaiting me to assemble it. I love 34 Roadsters. BTW my Father let me buy a 36 Convertible when I was 15. Go figure. scan0049.jpg
  11. You are so right Kevin...this roadster is the cat ass!!!
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  14. Rick & Jan
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 331

    Rick & Jan

    IMG_20150[1739].jpg Gibbon body, Henry fenders, hood and boards, 327, 4 spd. been driven from Sioux Falls, SD. to the LARS twice so far. Owner is building a full fendered Brookville Deuce roadster, has two Grandsons, Little bastards will probably inherit them. Kevin wouldn't adopt me cuz I'm ten years older than him. Oh well!!!
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    I'm rather partial to the 33, and many may argue how they're the same car. Nope. In the name of total disclosure my partiality comes from the closed versions, coupes and sedans. It starts with the doors as Henry's engineers put those cool "vent" side windows in where the door glass kicks back 1st, then drops as needed. Sadly that put a strip of sheetmetal right in the window opening that really mullers up the proportions. Well to me it does. Then there's the grille. Fat n flat. Some love that, and it does go with the straight commercial-ish hood louvers and double latches. I know, I know, I'm a picky bitch of a car guy, no? 33s had it going on as everything just had a seemless flow from front to back using graceful curves to accent it's look of motion while standing still.

    But, Ryan, DUDE, you had me on the feature and I was feeling it. Then you said it, those words that are 40 grit or nails on a chalkboard. "Continental Kit". Seriously? I didn't know there was a Continental in 34. Until it became a staple feature practically exclusive to the new Lincoln Continental, in 1940-48 when all the other spares were in the trunk with a select few still in the front fenders, it was simply standard fare to hang the spare out back. I admit that this more me personally, detailed in my observations and period nomenclature, as much as my detailed preference for 33 vs 34. Maybe this is a PSA that prior to the postwar era there was no such thing. It's akin to calling every hot rod a roadster regardless of body style. Well at least to me it is, sorry to be a bitch but...
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  16. I’m the opposite, I prefer the 34 over 33’s. I like the chunkier grill as it is more “hotrod” to me. I do think a 33 is more elegant and classier, but as a hot rod, for me its 34 all day long

    That said, I wouldn’t kick either out of bed. I like them both and would build a 33 as a 33 and a 34 as a 34. I just happen to have two 34’s.

  17. F-head
    Joined: Oct 20, 2007
    Posts: 533


    I too like the tougher look of the 34 vs more dainty 33 grill
    lucky for me I have 2 34's also
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    Not sure dainty is a totally fair description for a 33. Classy, svelte, sweeping, unobtrusive, etc. The 34 looks fairly close to a 35 in chrome. Not the same, close.
  19. longhorizon
    Joined: Sep 25, 2011
    Posts: 43


    So, given that I'm on Long Island, I have to ask the question - what's the Long Island connection? A little history please...
  20. jimvette59
    Joined: Apr 28, 2008
    Posts: 659


    Lived on LI all my life . Built a 34 3w coupe in the 70s . Jim Tringali.

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