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History The Pacific Gunsight Special

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,349


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    The Pacific Gunsight Special


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  2. Man that's sweet.
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  3. steel rebel
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 3,604

    steel rebel
    Member Emeritus

    I met and talked to Palmer at a little car show in Castro Vally Ca. a few years back. It is one of those rods that when you see it their is no reason to move on and look at anything else. Few cars make that impression on me. Von Franko's Kookie Kar and the Ala Kart were others.
  4. cuzncletus
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
    Posts: 86


    I've always said there's three things I can stare at for hours and never get tired of looking at them. It's been a campfire, a running stream, and tits. Now there's a fourth.

  5. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,660


  6. Jerry Rice
    Joined: Aug 25, 2010
    Posts: 54

    Jerry Rice

    Thank you for sharing the history and pictures of a true traditional hot rod.
  7. That IS one fine 32' roadster.Glad there's a flatty back in front,just keeps the original feeling.Thanx Jive Bomber!
  8. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,485

    from Owasso, OK

    That is an amazing Deuce. That would be my definition of a hot rod. Thank you.
  9. HRS
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 361


    I would love to see some more pics of it in the "Reynal-era" '61-'66....
  10. Love them Deuce Roadsters:rolleyes:
  11. changes to me are what hot rodding is all about. the change, from an original and then changing and or improving with time. what a great example and i would love to see more pictures of the car through time.
  12. Here's a few of my iPhone snapshots of the car at the 2011 PALO ALTO CONCOURS D'ELEGANCE ...

    Pacific Gunsight Co. Special (1).jpg
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    Jim Palmer (Pleasanton, CA) - 1932 Ford "Pacific Gunsight Co. Special" Roadster
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  13. ... and here's another vintage photograph of the "Pacific Gunsight Co. Special" Roadster at Bonneville in 1952:

    images from the @Jimmy B collection​
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2015
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  14. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,970


    Those lake pipes are sweet!
  15. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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  16. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,501


    Nice stuff. Glad it's come back full circle, but with those bones I'd bet the other versions were pretty cool too!
  17. R&C RON
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 345

    R&C RON

    Jim is a great guy and a walking encyclopeda of Hot Rod history!
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  18. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    Doesn't sound like any version was bad,but I like the Juri and present version the best.A lot of nice touches make this beauty a direct hit.
  19. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,628


    That is what a hot rod should look like. When I think of the perfect hot rod this deuce is exactly what comes to mind.
  20. HellsHotRods
    Joined: Jul 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,346


    I came across this car in 1997, and was blown away by the custom headers and custom hood sides, gauges etc. The headers and hood sides were the inspiration for what I ended up creating on my own '32 roadster. Great article and history.
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  22. Nobey
    Joined: May 28, 2011
    Posts: 1,171


    I know and love this roadster, but have never read the history. Thanks much Jive-Bomber....
  23. Great story here. When a car has incredible history like this does, it's gotta be difficult to restore it to a given segment of time.
    Well done
  24. Tn. Trash
    Joined: Apr 21, 2015
    Posts: 302

    Tn. Trash

    That car hits the mark. The history lesson was an added bonus, thanks.

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