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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Dan in Pasadena, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Dan in Pasadena
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    I'm not a Ford guy. So much that I'm not even sure if this IS a Ford, ha ha but I assume it is. I saw it today at our local Walmart, Duarte, CA.

    So cool that it is being driven as an ordinary car. The paint is THICK and so thoroughly cooked it looks like alligator skin as you can see. Remnants of an old flame job on it and has a SBC in it. Wheels are all wrong but since I don't have one who the hell am I to comment?

    dOKcupcBQqiTDaxvvOY3RA.jpg mrz9ExPYSI+z4yxCYuEJWw.jpg 34PC0rNvSG+TfpUCnYhouA.jpg 5i31JI80S%mJAfaLdhWIBg.jpg duQUt1T+SBe%ouREeiSitw.jpg Anyway, thought you guys would like to see it and might even know whose it is. Best Dan
     

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  2. clem
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    Neat !
    Love the texture/special effects on the paint.:)
     
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  3. nunattax
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    me too,be great to put some clear over it,to preserve it
     
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  4. Stogy
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    Wheres the plates? Is it even steel? This post should be ported to the Hokey Ass...regardless...not bitching just sayin.
     
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  6. chevy57dude
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    The finish looks like an old leather sofa.
     
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  7. Everybody's checking out this Model A and I'm here like "that's a weird top on that Ford conversion van in the background"
     
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  8. Hell yeah, I would drive that! Looks like someone did a spray on windshield tint at some point and it's now almost all worn off.
     
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  9. .........................Plates, who needs plates??!! I'm guessing it may have one of those "start the engine and the plate flips down from its' hidden position."
     
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  10. I’m lovin the fact that whoever owns it, is having fun driving their Hot Rod. Yeah Ud drive it too!


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  11. Stogy
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    High Tech like Aye... it was either the electric fan or the disappearing plate thingy...:D...now they had a Leatherback Coupe...did they have a Leatherbody Roadster...:p

    By the way @Dan in Pasadena me thinks its a 1930 Ford Roadster with 32 Ford bumpers and a sheep shagging interior with hideous wheels.
     
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  12. philo426
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    I think the top on the conversion van pops up .
     
  13. vtx1800
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    I love it. I'd put that car in my garage every night, then fire it up and drive it the next day:) Yeah the wheels ain't right but it ain't my car.
     
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  14. 56shoebox
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    Plates? We don't need no stinkin plates!!!
     
  15. agshelby
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    You opened the hood on somebody else’s car while they were in Walmart?
     
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  16. Where is the hood opened?
     
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  17. agshelby
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    Look at the photo of the engine that is taken from the passenger side.
     
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  18. Malcolm
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    Seeing this reminded me of the the old Budget Beater Model A Roadster project that Hot Rod Magazine did back around 2001. I wonder where that car is today?
     
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  19. Pretty sure that's just the angle of the picture.
     
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  20. agshelby
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    Ah got it. Had to go back and look. In The photo with the shadow I thought there were hood sides.
     
  21. flatheadpete
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    It has a flathead...traditional conversion van.
     
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  22. exterminator
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    I bet he doesn't spend to much time waxing it.
     
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  23. 49ratfink
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    the sad part is that paint job is only 6 months old.
     
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  24. 2935ford
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    I believe those tops operate much the same as the VW camper. Pops up for headroom. They have been around for some time.

    I like the roadster.....yes, change those wheels but that's a very small item.
    Notice the shortened tail light brackets.
     
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  25. LM14
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    Looks like Latex paint.....
    SPark
     
  26. Ahhh yes, one of those rare alligator hyde finishes...... :rolleyes:
     
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  27. mountainman2
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    The hyde from a gator is known to hold up much better than the hyde from a nauga. Deciding between the appearance of each is a personal choice. o_O
     
  28. Latigo
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    Reminds me of my first attempt at painting at the school of trial and error many years ago.
     
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  29. VANDENPLAS
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    My guess is the car sat and the guy driving it “ had” the rims
    Threw them on to get driving is my guess.

    Cool looking car
     
  30. chopnchaneled
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    Saw that happen to a lot of the Econo bake paint jobs years ago.
     

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