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Art & Inspiration Tony Baron's T-roadster - anyone have pictures? Was at GNRS

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  1. Anderson
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    I've searched, here and the web, and all I can find is a little info about stuff he sells for flatheads.

    I've looked through every GNRS thread I can find and can't find any more pictures. Someone posted a really really really horrible fuzzy one that only has like 2/3's of the car in it in another thread. :D This one is from Dave Lindsay (thanks Dave!!!) but I need more. I need my fix. Anyone?

    It's so very close to perfection.....
     

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  2. That is a beeeautiful car! Can't wait to see more.
     
  3. Anderson
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    Good morning.
     
  4. I have been wondering what happened to Sal Macchia & Louis Banto roadster, now I know. :) I liked it with the Art Ingels track nose, still great to see it survived.

    Dave Lindsey photos
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    & how it looked when owned by Sal Macchia & Louis Banto.

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    June 1952
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  5. JeffreyJames
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    I have some more from the show that I'll upload later. Not sure if you'll want those or old pics.
     
  6. Bass
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    Here are the ones I took. The last one is a little blurry, but you'll just have to deal with it. :)

    I'd studied the photos of this car many times from the issue of Hot Rod it was in, so it was cool to see it in person. I don't like the headlights that are on it now, but it still has a lot of neat details.
     

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  7. holeshot
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    FIDG...thank's for posting, yea i can see why you like that roadster. man it's perfect in my view...POP.
     
  8. Bass
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    This is supposed to be the same roadster...the black one up top. This cover was being displayed with the car at the show.

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  9. Anderson
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    Cool history...thanks Jimmy.

    Bass, the last one is unacceptable - go back and try again! I agree on the headlights. I'd get '32's probably, but painted buckets. I'd also have to go with a slightly smaller front tire, and I would prefer it with the stock rear fender recesses.

    Jeffrey - I fell in love with its current version (didn't know it's ever-changing history!) so post any current pics you have if you don't mind!

    Thanks guys!
     
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  10. is that the same tony baron that teaches (taught) at cerritos college?
     
  11. The37Kid
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    Great looking car, I like the current configuration. I know the rear wheelwells are smoothed over, but is it a Roadster Turtle Deck or the back of a 26-27 Coupe? Somehow it looks taller, and the overall shape looks different to me, could be photo angles. Great photos thanks for posting them.
     
  12. glenninsd@yahoo.com
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    My father used to own Sal Macchias and Louis Bantos 27 Track T Roadster right around 1959 0r 1960. I remember him comparing the rod pictures from Hot Rod Magazine to his. I have some old black and whites of the car. Anyone have any pics or know where the car is now. Need research so I can build one as close as I can.

    Thx Howie (760) 681-9990
     
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  13. glenninsd@yahoo.com
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    Do you still have those pictures? These can't be opened.
     
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  14. Yes it is. As of now he is still teaching at the college. I'm in his smog certification course ATM. He is a real legitimate hot rodder.

    PS i know this is an old thread but I wanted to let some of the people above me know he is still reachable and still has the car.
     
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  15. need louvers ?
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    I didn't see this thread while it was current, but I'll add this. In my humble opinion, in this guise this is the best looking '27 on '32 rails ever...
     

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  16. NICE!!!
    i was at cerritos in the ASEP program in 90-92. Cerritos has a way of attracting some serious talent.

    one of my instructors was a guy named Greg Keegan who did the machine work on Al Teague's Record setting Bonneville streamliner. He showed us some crazy cool tricks like using VW crank bearings in a Buick 215. you had to hand file the relief for the bearing stay. and he trusted me to do it first time...

    They also have a LEGIT paint and body course and last i checked (a few years at least) a pinstriping course!!!

    back on topic.
     
  17. alanamhb
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    Not sure if you'll want those or old pics.[​IMG]
     

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