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

  1. Six Ball
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    From the Vic Hubbard thread.
     
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  2. Stogy
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    Awesome and plated too...I notice the Stick-man on the trunk has three legs too...:D

    Can you imagine doing that to a steel body today...​
     
  3. Stan Back
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    Did anyone ever try that technique on the tires? They're not helping the aero at all.
     
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  4. Stogy
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    Learning curves...techniques to better performance resulting in gains and losses...it sure seemed quite popular...
     
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  6. Stogy
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    I believe those are the same Coupe just different periods... looks like a bit of a chop came with the transition as well...
     
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  7. i wonder if using tractor body parts would be against the rules of "traditional". an 8n front on a 30s coupe might not look bad at all.
     
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  8. Glenno_64
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  9. Stogy
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    @Glenno_64 thanks for chiming in with some updates...it looks better than ever...;)

    Tell us about the Split Windshield...Fabbed or otherwise and are the wires still under the Wheelcovers?

    Love the Down-under Thunder...

    I'm honored to get you posting on the Hamb...May it be the start of many...;)
     
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  10. Six Ball
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    Maybe not.
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  11. Stogy
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    There are many instances of Tractor parts including the grills used on Vintage Hotrods but in general they don't go over very well here...are they Traditional don't think so, were they used, absolutely...

    If you read the OP KoolKats Roadster is in fact sporting one...There are several other examples throughout the Thread one even on a Vintage Mag cover...
     
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  12. Speed Gems
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    I may have posted this before but a few cars like this were built, I've even seen a yellow American Graffiti version in the Cars For Sale section of this website. Just by typing Bill Crowell in the search bar
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  13. Stogy
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    I thought this Crowell Coupe is the same flamed Coupe that went on to see drag duty...but it seems its the Yellow one

    My apologies its not very clear but you are correct that one particular builder Crowell specialized in these type of sections...The years these 32's were shown leave some pause that they may been the same coupe just moved on through new owners...
    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/oakland-hot-rods-2-1955.600446/#post-6670868

    @Speed Gems thanks for sharing that...
     
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    And what wheel covers and center caps are those?
     
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  15. Glenno_64
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    Thanks for the positive response Stogy,
    The split windshields were fabbed by a local hotrod windshield supplier, but were on the car when I purchased it, I love the look and certainly makes it unique...
    I purchased the Kevin Lee wheelcovers from the Lone Star Roundup swap meet (Austin Tx) in 2017, they cover the wires, so they're still under there.
    I have lurked on the HAMB for many years, I'm happy to have found a reason to post
     
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    Proud to be here with you and the others @Glenno_64...being connected to the Larger Community is truly awesome...Hamb mentalities are few and far between in my neck of the woods...so here I am...;)
     
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    :rolleyes:...Must have been a food drive...good on you Hoodlums...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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    :rolleyes:...Nice Highboy Tub, with louvered belly pan or covers and numerous other
    Nicely done details...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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    :rolleyes:...don't forget to latch your roof Ed...:D

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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    Shaving the tread on tires was done to reduce the weight of the tires, they were shaved to a fraction of an inch of the cords. This helped the tire stay together at high speeds and helped keep the tire on the rim.
     
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  22. Stogy
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    Old Iron I think Stan was poking fun at the Holes bored all over that Deuce Body to Lighten the load...saying they might as well do the tires while they were at it as it didn't improve ET's
     
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  24. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...absolutely beyond wild and not terribly common in 35/36s but some were just that adventurous...

    ...And there was alot happening under the hood...

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  25. Six Ball
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    I hope he had ear plugs.
     
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  26. Stogy
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  27. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...stunning camerawork and subject matter...A Hotrod that had a dramatic journey, not unlike so many others...and it does run and drive...

    The Art of Hotrod

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  28. A Boner
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    Always liked this Mopar!
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  29. A BONER, I like it too. I'd lose the flames though. Didn't it have a removable hardtop?
     
  30. Stogy
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    :rolleyes:...this one's been shared here a couple of times but not from this angle...the steering is pretty interesting, it reminds me of Isky's wheel at your belly stance...

    Anyone know if this did Dry Lakes duty?...it's well shrouded much like an aircraft for minimizing wind drag...

    Credit to Photographer, Owner
     
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