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Features Traditional period-correct late '40s/early '50s Hot Rods

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by FlatheadRods, Sep 12, 2018.

  1. FlatheadRods
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    I know there's a huge thread on '40s period correct hot rods, but there seems to be limitations with the thread as it was only '40s. I wanted to see if I could make a thread with a larger and more specific time period, about 1947-55. So let's see if we can find 'em!

    Edit: Old pics from back then (aka Bonneville photos) are appreciated.
     
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  2. alchemy
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    My car has no parts newer than 1950 (except the master cylinder). It is fairly traditional, except for the 18" wires with Excelsiors I installed this spring. It used to have Ford steelies and Firestones, which looked more traditional rather than trendy.

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    Oops: I forgot it also has 1957 internals in the generator to switch it to 12 volt.
     
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  3. FlatheadRods
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    That's a great looking ride alchemy!
     
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  4. Mine isn't as nice (yet) as Alchemy's, but I still have the fenders, boards and hood to go on. Like his, only the m/cyl is late model. Found in a barn, it had some really bad engineering, but all old parts. 59A, 37 trans and rear, 34 x-member and rear crossmember, 34 box, original seats in black T&R, lead filled shell, firewall and modified dash. Also a gas welded top insert. I added BLC's, 55 F250 front brakes, 40 wheels and Excelsiors (yeah, I know!)
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  5. Squablow
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    I have speed parts for my T that would be late 40's vintage but they have not made it onto the car yet, as it sits it doesn't use anything newer than 1940 (although I suppose I can't document when acorn stud covers became a thing). However I doubt anyone was buying brand-new parts from the Ford dealership in 1940 to rebuild a T, I would think they only got popular after the war when you could maybe salvage some pieces off of wrecks or something.

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  6. I was watching an old "film noir" (Crime Wave '53/'54) and spotted this swell roadster:
    Cell phone pic off freeze frame..
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    Full dressed flatty and a deuce shell - I'm hope someone here will recognize it as I'm sure it's a well-known rod.

    Dave
     
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  7. Pretty sure that is Don Ferrera's roadster. Yes it was fairly well known, was in a couple magazines.

    Mick
     
  8. I tried for a 50's build. I think I am close.:rolleyes:
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  10. FlatheadRods
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    That looks great, ct1932ford! I think the interior detailing is more late 50s, however.
     
  11. walter
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    I will through the Flyer in the Mix. I think it will qualify!
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  12. ANDEREGG TRIBUTE
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    from Bordertown

    In 1949 at 14 years old Uncle Ray started collecting parts for his hot rod. The '27 T coupe body ended up having the top cut off since no doors could be located and extensive mods were done to the body to be more proportioned like a true roadster. He was driving it by 1953, though unfinished. Completed in late 1954, entered and won America's Most Beautiful Roadster in 1955. IMO a very distinctive style and a departure from the normal street hot rod of that time...reminds me of the Bonneville roadsters of the very early 50's 20170924_094414.png

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  14. banjorear
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    Some gorgeous cars in this thread!
     
  15. FlatheadRods
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    walter's profile description perfectly describes this thread.
     
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  16. Alfin32: Your roadster is just PERFECT! Well done, Sir.
     
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  17. verde742
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    I THINK its WALLY PARKS roadster....?
     
  18. verde742
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    mick is correct ![​IMG]
     
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    The newest part on my roadster is the '55 Olds rear end. 11419732_10205022401373658_290339340_n.jpg
     
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  21. FlatheadRods
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    Great stuff so far.

    Anyone have any photos from back then?
     
  22. Squablow
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  23. justabeater37
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    Was going for a 40s track roadster repowered by an early small block vibe with this one.
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  24. FlatheadRods
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    The setting for that pic justabeater37 is something else. Nice paint job too.
     
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  25. flatheadtommy
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  27. hotrodmano
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    My 29 roadster . I did a 12V Conversion albeit with an old looking dynamo. Other than that its pre 1950 (-ish) parts.
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  28. FlatheadRods
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    Nothing better than a twin-carb flathead.
     
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