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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by Ryan, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Once again...

    Thanks Ryan!
    Joined: Nov 22, 2012
    Posts: 2


    I have a Kustomm car with the engine in the back,it's not so bad.
  3. choprodinc
    Joined: Feb 22, 2010
    Posts: 141


    No hate mail here Ryan, I'm glad that you guys came out of the closet :) ... Craftsmanship no matter what the package is something to be admired and appreciated. The vision it takes to concieve the lines of an early Porsche, Alpha Romeo, Delahay to name a few; is God given!
  4. jroberts
    Joined: Oct 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,628


    Hey Ryan -- What's to hate? I love the whole deal you have started here. In my younger days I was into sports cars in a pretty big way. Auto crossed a Sprite, played with an Elva Courier for a while. Played nursemaid to a TR-3 for a bit. A couple of friends had 356's. One was a Super 90 that we loved to cruise around town in with its straight stinger pipe sticking out back. It sounded great and handled even greater. Thanks for a good time reading this this morning. I appreciate it.
  5. 55chevy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 280


    I had a Kharmann Ghia in college, always liked the body style, I was browsing a Facebook group about the small town of Kendallville IN where I went to high school, someone posted a picture of the Blizzard of '78, holy crap, there's my car! Remember .58 cent gas?

    Another beetle custom.

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  6. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,092

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

  7. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    Hey Rod!
    I haven't gotten too much farther than those "playing card" days!
    Well I've done a handful of cars so no complaints.
    Good to see you are keeping at it!

    Here's one my kid snapped a pic of while we were driving.
    Cool right hand drive even.
    I'm gonna blame this style on your dad!

  8. Having just finishing a long career of working on those things , I have to agree Ryan. the passion is still there, for the 356s anyway. Although the later turbo models are still fun to abuse. My 29 RPU still turns more heads (and some stomachs)
  9. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,297

    Atwater Mike

    My business was a BMW/Porsche specialty shop. But my '27 Highboy roadster was on the build table, then on wheels. Customers asked, "What's that old relic over there?"

    I told a few of them it was what their $$$ervices were funding. I kept the two interests separate, but had hot rods, VWs, Porsches, and BMWs all under the same roof.

    Too many narrow minded street rodders had too much to say about the mixed interests, and more than a few saw the taillights of my VW in 'Heads-Up' sorties.
    VW ran a 356 that was 2-litre, 11.5:1, Damon Elgin cam, much headwork, 44 mm. Webers. Low 12s at Fremont drags. (1970s)

    I still have a '66 VW bug...among all the hot rods...
  10. Karrera
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 170


    Actually Dean Jeffries painted the racing numbers and the "Little Bastard" script on James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder. It was done in George Barris' shop which is why George has claimed responsibility but Dean did the painting.

  11. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,577


    So Porsche stole the '39 Ford tail light, huh? :)
    Beautiful cars, Skywolf and Scooter
  12. Tom davison
    Joined: Mar 15, 2008
    Posts: 5,431

    Tom davison
    from Phoenix AZ

  13. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,516


    That's the same club I belong to! Go Fast first, handle well 2nd, looking cool is icing on the cake.
  14. That ones a sweetheart!
  15. One of my favorite outlaw 356:


  16. Rod Emory
    Joined: Mar 7, 2007
    Posts: 8

    Rod Emory

    The Car is currently at Carl Morton's here in Oregon. Car worked at Valley Custom Shop in the 60's and worked on it in the day.

    Here is a shot of it late 1948 in front of the shop.

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  17. Rod Emory
    Joined: Mar 7, 2007
    Posts: 8

    Rod Emory

    Thanks Bro... Nothin wrong with the "Playing Card" Days.

    Here is a couple shots I took of you guys in Ventura when my dad Gary was trying to steal your ride. Also a couple shots of another little HotRod 356 I did about 10 years ago. Cowl vent and all.

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  18. Great! I'd like to see that done. Neat car.
  19. Airhead Roadster
    Joined: Sep 26, 2012
    Posts: 106

    Airhead Roadster

    Since you're talking Outlaw Porsches, I thought this video appropriate. Strangely enough, after watching it I immediately searched CL for projects in my area... of course, this thread made me to do the very same thing. Good stuff. Thanks.
  20. I don't have time to read this post or look at pics as I'm late... but I like it! I want to build a chopped Porsche soon...
  21. scootermcrad
    Joined: Sep 20, 2005
    Posts: 12,348


    Magnus is a ruler! Such a nice guy and funny as hell. Had an opportunity to hang with him a few times in LA for various Porsche events and general tom-foolery. Being trapped with a guy in a tiny helicopter, with no rear doors, over LA is bound to bring some entertainment! :D


    Magnus is well on his way to being a legend, I think sort of by accident, but he's definitely someone who GETS the traditions associated with era-correctness and hot rodding... Just a different canvas, if you will.

    I'll leave it at that, as this could quickly go on a tangent about 911's, which might be off-point here.
  22. stude_trucks
    Joined: Sep 13, 2007
    Posts: 4,755


    I've had 2 early 911's myself, a '69T and a '75S that I picked up cheap with a blown motor and put an '89 3.2L in. Once had that car pulling hard going up a very steep grade doing 135 in 4th with 5th still left, but decided best not to go there. Both 2 of the best cars I've ever owned. I'd have another if I could and I'd buy a brand new one if I could as well. Porsche guys aren't 't afraid to customize them either.

    I still like my old Studebaker trucks for a different reason. I don't feel the need to limit myself and don't care what others might think about it. I also drive a Japanese daily driver and my wife has a Prius. And honestly I don't give a damn about what others think about that either. I also like to ride bicycles.
  23. Landmule
    Joined: Apr 14, 2003
    Posts: 458


    I'm getting to this thread late. I'm coming out as a closet Porsche guy too. This thread is making my day - wow!
  24. chinarus
    Joined: Nov 9, 2010
    Posts: 499

    from Georgia

    Finding out about the Emory lineage is great and many 356 guys are real "doers" who worked their way up from VWs or MGs or whatever.
    Replacing a floorpan and front suspension pans are expected items on any Porsche project car and rebuilding a Zenith 32NDIX is not all that different from a Stromberg 97 so most HAMB folks could jump right in.

    Wish I had kept my 356 (roadster) but the cost of parts and availability of project cars has become unreal. I once drove 1400 miles once for a front clip and sold another to guy who drove a similar distance. Unfortunately, I sold about 7 years too early before the prices skyrocketed. I do have a friend with a project coupe perfect for an Outlaw car if anyone is interested - but it ain't cheap. The 356Registry has a web site if interested in discussions and forums.
  25. amish451
    Joined: Aug 29, 2007
    Posts: 14

    from Indiana

    Thanks for the post, cool cars are cool cars no matter where the engine might be.
  26. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,346

    from dago ca

    Dang Rod I'm so stoked someone had a real camera!
    Hope you don't mind me ripping off those pictures.
    Amazed that you remembered so long ago!
    Was so unexpected to meet you guys,
    really cool.

    So do you have any pics of this old 40 Ford project?
    I've got a thing for 40's,
    doing 2 now,
    a sectioned/chopped one and a 70's street rod.
    Would love to see an original custom especially unfinished.

    Talk to ya later!
    TP (Travis)


    Here's some cellphone pics of a score someone found local to me.
    This thing was in a house that recently had an estate sale.
    The owner either died or was sent to a rest home,
    and the kids looked like they were cashing out.
    Guy was probably an officer in the Navy or a doctor or something,
    that's the type of older people that live in the area.
    The day before I noticed them rolling it out the garage.
    Had all the bumps and bruises of an original owner that loved to drive in So Cal.
    By chance the next day I saw it on the loader.
    It hurts to wonder what it went for.
    Hopefully didn't go to a flipper!

    Last edited: Jan 17, 2013
  27. Emory's team is top notch on the 356's, Magnus does some amazing work on the 911's.
    My first race car was a '57 356 and I have loved them ever since:

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  28. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
    from NB Canada

    I agree, just hope Ryan will cut us peons some slack on oddball stuff that some of us like. :D
  29. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,141


    Cool!! ~sololobo~
  30. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,330


    That sectioned Shoebox is just perfect. I'm not really a big Porsche fan but those are beautiful examples.

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