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Hot Rods Tired of homogenized hotrods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by onekoolkat1950, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. Stan Back
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    I've never understood the reasoning with putting the grille with radiator out front. I guess it's just so you don't injure the tires should you hit something.
     
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  2. Stogy
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    I'd say there's some optical illusion going on there...the grill and rad may be forward to accommodate Hotrod accommodating going on and we must remember reason
    many times takes a back seat to a desired look...
     
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    Many things also take a back seat to lack of planning, lack of skill, and lack of tools. I know this to be true. :(
     
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    :rolleyes:...T-rific fun eh...:p

    Pre Trog...:eek:

    Lucky 13...is a buck n' a snort behind...:D



     
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    :rolleyes:...A Pig of a Different Poke...

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    :rolleyes:...Northern Warrior

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  7. Stogy
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    Purpose Built but Showorthy...a little tinge of graffiti coupe behind and look at that radical chopped flamed sedan or? in the Top right corner...Anyone have another angle?

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    1940 Fords with out hood so 1950's
     
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  13. Speaking of across the pond ( ocean that is) here we have the Coffee Grinder roadster ca. 1960. Now restored and residing in England. IMG_1181.JPG when I say restored I mean it’s back to looking as it did in the photos.


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  14. Six Ball
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    I was frightened by a big bug when I was little. I just want to mash them now. :rolleyes: I know I'm wrong about these lights but I just can't help it. You are right I can't get past them they are so ugly.:D
     
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    Louie said it was sold in the late 90s early 2000s and doesnt know where it went unfortunately.

     
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  16. Stogy
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    car4.jpg

    the-coffee-grinder-outside-the-fine-art-society4-cstephen-pover-photography.jpg

    https://www.classicdriver.com/en/article/art/gerald-laing-hot-rod-driving-pop-artist

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum...genized-hotrods.1002926/page-59#post-12500491

    :rolleyes:...That is one showworthy sporty Hotrod Chrysler, this is no stranger to this Thread and I always say the Archives have many timeless discoveries waiting to be appreciated...bttt's are always refreshing to as finding things in huge Threads is daunting, I know...:eek:

    That was a real oddball owned by an Revered Artist...he traded a Vincent Black Shadow for it literally in NY back in the early 60s...he passed in 2011...I wonder if the Hotrod is still within his estate and in a museum somewhere...

     
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  17. Stogy
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    @titus thanks for chiming in..

    I was actually wondering about the whereabouts of the 3 Window beside it as it was Louie's friends Hotrod...that's one awesome pic...so Louie still has that 32 correct?...you've sure have had your share of interaction with Hotrod gold...;)
     
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  18. Stogy
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    I honestly don't see it that way...I guess that's the Artsy in me...I think the 34 wears them well...but you gentlemen are quite civil about it but I will give you one of these just in case...1 per light...;)

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    I personally believe polished rather than the beadblast finish might balance the visual weight but again to those that can't stomach them there is never a balance...

    In Hotrod/Custom there is very seldom unified like...no matter what is done to the rolling Artwork...

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    https://lowvelder.co.za/491642/gallerythe-hottest-hot-rod-around/?noapp=true

    Quoted from an article in 2016 below...
    "This supersmooth 1930 Ford Model A roadster was customised in America in the late 1950s, imported to England by celebrated pop artist Gerald Laing and recently bought back by his sons."

    :rolleyes:...so it looks to have been passed down to the Family...that's good to know...
    This quote was from a story written in 2016 as it was in a Carshow in the UK...

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    Another shot from way back...

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    :rolleyes:...More Downunder Thunder...
    shared recently in one of their fun runs...

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  22. It is, the current owners family still drives it every chance they get. It’s kept on their estate in southern England ( I think) . Also it was featured in Ol’ Skool Rodz magazine two years ago.


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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/cody-walls-builds-32-ford-3-window-coupe-“the-ardun-killer-“.1161976/

    :rolleyes:...The Art Of Hotrod

    ...continues

    Hot off the press...by

    Hamber @Cody Walls

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    Most likely he used a later axle with the spring mounts ahead of the axle instead of the early with the spring on top. Makes them look goofy.
     
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  27. Surprisingly enough if you google 'center door T hot rod', there are quite a few examples out there. Definitely a quirky-looking ride for sure.. the highboy version shown earlier is kind of neat looking, but this one is the cat's ass!

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  28. Stan Back
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    Why would the flat-motor be shoved so far back?
     
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  29. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...not Homogenized enough I guess...Perfect!...can't please the world...

    That's why it's here...proud, unique and all Hotrod...and even period correct...goofy, that's a debatable opinion not worth debating of course as it's been done add nauseam, why would one do such a thing...because I don't believe there's a book of rules for Hotrods, just History, Inspiration and Ones Vision of what wins the race based on the Good Ole Days...

    @Dyce how's the Ole Hotrod coming along speaking of Unique...;)

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  30. Stogy
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    That is a good question...is there any high performance flathead hardware that would have made for a Rad forward reposition and the push backwards was chosen to keep the OEM position in lieu of?​
     

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