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Technical The So-Cal Streamliner... Reborn...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. HellsHotRods
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    IMPRESSIVE that they took the time to find REAL SW gauges.

    (Too many restorations / new re-creations turn too quickly to the new crappy SW gauge sets.)
     
  2. sololobo
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    Craftsmanship at it's best. How beautiful that is, great history lesson , thanx ~sololobo~
     
  3. Pat Pryor
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  4. dad-bud
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    Now that is about as traditional as it gets.

    Congrats.
     
  5. haroldd1963
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    All I can say is...WOW!!!
     
  6. VonKool13
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    X2 on actually running it somewhere! Maybe not full out but at least a few passes over a 100mph would be awesome! That streamliner just RULES!
     
  7. scrubba
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    Even a 6volt ignition ! scrubba
     
  8. Simply beautiful. I have more than a passing interest in metalworking, and i believe that was the first time I was able to see what goes on in the creation of the structural form of the parts. Most books, classes and videos usually only show what's involved with creating the pretty exterior. That said, I chuckled to myself when I pictured Craig Naff whipping up a perfect dome just for the template of the windscreen. He throws away more astonishing work in a day than I could ever create. :)
     
  9. Love it!I wish I was closer to bonneville I'd have one of those!
     
  10. hasty
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    Just beautiful.
     
  11. OMG thats beautiful !!!
     
  12. Dr Goggles
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    Hey Ryan,Dean Batchelor's crash in the So-Cal Liner was May 7 1950 at El Mirage, not at the salt.
     
  13. Ryan
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    I know, that's why I didn't say he crashed at Bonneville in 1950!

    :)
     
  14. Ryan -

    I think Dr Goggles is referring to the "skidded across the salt" reference in the 4<sup>th</sup> paragraph of your Blog:

    ... and although the El Mirage lake bed is a parched alkali (i.e., a soluble mineral "salt") dust, I wouldn't recommend that it be used on the the rim of your magarita glass! :rolleyes:


    Fast Salt.jpg
     
  15. MrForty
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    This is way cool. I just read the build thread and looked at the photos twice. I love these kinds of projects and have to thank Dan Webb and all the others involved for doing it.

    Now I have something to really look forward to seeing at SEMA.

    Thanks for posting.
     
  16. autobilly
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    Stunning, the best kind of tribute (and the timing tag is a very nice touch).
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  17. 296ardun
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    Outstanding build, I can't add anything to the comments about the quality that others have not already said.

    Wonder if Gary Emory (Neil's son) has any involvement? I once commented on the SoCal streamliner on Rik Hoving's website and Gary wrote to correct my assertion that the car was destroyed at El Mirage, (as this story correctly notes, it was rebuilt)...so I know that he has history on the car, hope he knows that this flawless reproduction is out...
     
  18. While looking for stuff for my "Daytona" thread, I ran across these pages from Hot Rod .......

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    An additional photo ......

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  19. flamingokid
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    Absolutely Beautiful.I wish I were going to SEMA this year.
     
  20. Ryan
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    Doah! Salt Vs. Sand.

    My bad and good catch.
     
  21. NotStockPhoto
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    It's here in the ford booth
     

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  22. 51Gringo
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    Amazing stuff happens when these guys get together, Mr. Naff is a Jedi-master.
     
  23. RAY With
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    With this much history I hope its not stuffed into some museum and never taken on tour. How cool would it be for it to be displayed at the Revolution?Make the call Ryan,it wont hurt nothing and who knows it may appear! The original tag is over the top and couldn't be put on a better re-creation.
     
  24. wow. pure beauty....perfect!
     
  25. 56effie
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    Car is a stunner... Great History...
     
  26. Racerex
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    I've got to get some of those accessory wheels. Those are sweet.
     
  27. ash
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    The streamliner will be at So-Cal Sacramento this Saturday for the Christmas party they have. If in the area check it out.
     

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  28. NotStockPhoto
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    I need to be in the area lol
     
  29. ash
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  30. ash
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