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Hot Rods The Unknown Roadster

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2010
  2. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,895


    That is a cute little "T" Where the hell do you come up with this stuff? I love it.
  3. Was a pretty well known Pacific Northwest car. Albert Drake had mentioned it a few times in his articles and books. The Northwest including Vancouver and Victoria, BC, were and still are a hot bed of rods and customs. Many a fine car came from that area. Pat.
  4. greasemonkey060
    Joined: Dec 18, 2005
    Posts: 212


    The name sounds familiar, wonder where it is now!
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  5. I happen to have that issue of R&C from way back when. I've always thought it was a pretty cool rod, especially being channeled and full-fendered. It would be interesting to find out where this one ended up...
  6. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,990

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    I'll bet that this little roadster was more representative of what was actually being used on the roads than some of those spit and polish magazine cars. Being privilaged to be around several rods from that era with my dad being in the Air Force and traveling all over the country I remember a lot more of this apperance than the typical chromed magazine car.

  7. That was one of my favorite cars of the era;the styling is timeless.I happen to like the paint job as well.What amazed me was how he managed to fit everything under the hood.
  8. Bodger45
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 357


    My new favorite R-P-U.
  9. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,596

    41 Dave

    Ryan, This is one kool "T" Hot Rod" ! I even like the simple but dated scallops. For being owner built it is a nice ride for the day.
  10. Great little RPU, very well proportioned. That R&C feature wasn't the first time Bud's RPU was featured it was a 2pg feature car in the May 1952 Hot Rod, right at the back though.

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  11. autobilly
    Joined: May 23, 2007
    Posts: 3,087


    You're rite, ignore the distracting paint job and the stance and form become more apparent. Cool.
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  12. Hawaiianstyle
    Joined: Jul 8, 2009
    Posts: 114


    I bet i would burn the crap out of myself on those headers :D
  13. LIL.TIMMYUser Name
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    LIL.TIMMYUser Name

    Being a local rodder, i'd love to hear anymore info on this rig. it has some very cool elements. it'd be neat to do a "where are they now" update. anybody local have any info on this?
  14. billys54
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,296


    thats one cool little T
  15. couverkid
    Joined: Mar 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,122


    I believe that was later featured in hot rod in the early 60s owned by Johnny hart of vancouver,wa. Had some changes.
  16. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 489


    Bud Parham was a very well known N.W. race car builder and fabricator and racer. Among other things he built the Parham Quick change rear axle.
  17. oldstriper
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 98


    The car is rumored to still exist. Located in Beaverton, Oregon owned by one of the Donacka brothers.

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