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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wicarnut, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. wicarnut
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    I see this type car and not sure if/where/how they fit here on the HAMB, Unique is the word IMO[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. 302GMC
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    Would take a substantial press fit for me.
     
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  3. Those are 'show rods' and can trace their inspiration back to cars done by Ed Roth, Dave Stuckey and Joe Wilhelm among others...
     
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  4. BrerHair
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    Oh they fit. Radical custom.
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  5. BrerHair
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    Actually Steve is correct, the OP pics are more show rods than radical customs.
    Where’s @Moriarity when you need him?
     
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  6. Moriarity
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    I agree, show rods. There is and was an ISCA judging class for show rods, but I know that Roth showed his cars non comp in exchange for a booth to sell t shirts and things... I really dig em and have a few myself IMG_0068.JPG IMG_7486.JPG IMG_1682 (1).JPG
     
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  8. At least they have imagination and the willpower to build something.
     
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  9. Stan Back
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    They're cool as hell!

    (But I wouldn't want one. Fun to look at, though.)
     
  10. dana barlow
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    1. Y-blocks

    I think they are mostly awesome !
    Wild hot rod or Wild custom,Show rod,Cut up's,all good names!
    My fav. was the Out Law< with out the top.
    It's very hard to get flow of design right,and the very hardest part is the nose / grill.
    Plus some are really "Eye of the time" and if you were not there, then when it was new,you don't have it. !
     
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  12. Stan Back
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    World's Biggest Bantam Roadster!
     
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  13. Colin HD
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    Show Rods! - There should be more of them.
    Took me far too long to grow a pair and make mine.
    There is still a place for them, people just can't help but smile, surely that's a good thing?!
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  14. wicarnut
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  15. wicarnut
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    [​IMG][​IMG]
    The 1959 Troy Roadster is a one off, road legal race car designed and built by Wally Troy in 1959. This one of a kind car was featured in Hot Rod Magazine in 1960. The lightweight hand-built aluminum body is powered a 350ci Chevrolet V8 with twin 4-barrel carburetors, backed by a 4-speed manual transmission. With side pipes, Stewart Warner Gauges and knockoff wire wheels it really captures the 50's/60's roadster look.
     

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    The ones based on later full-width bodies seem to represent a distinct sub-type. There are a few really nice ones, but I'd expect that is easy to get it horribly wrong.
     
  18. BrerHair
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    As in
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  19. Ned Ludd
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    That doesn't seem to be based on a later full-width body?
     
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  20. Stonebird
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    I really had fun building mine. I have to say it's not done yet. I need to finish the body work and get some color on it but having to much fun driving it right now. 2020 front quarter.jpg 2020 rear quarter.jpg
     
  21. BrerHair
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    True, but I took the liberty to broaden the scope and just meant that show rods, in general, are easy to get horribly wrong. Sorry to drag your good name into a misquote, I have tons of respect for your tremendous knowledge and good eye.
     
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  22. @Moriarity Not to be sucking up since I know you but I have long considered your Futurian the best of this breed. Even over Roths stuff.
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  23. Moriarity
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    thanks man, I appreciate it! back when I first finished in 2001 I brought it to Darryl Starbirds museum. When Darryl first saw it he said " Damn, that looks more like a Roth car than a Roth car." pretty big compliment in my book.....
     
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  24. AAron Grote's built the Atomic Punk and we watched it go together right here on the Hamb.

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  25. Thats exactly what I thought at the time!
     
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  26. AAron even offered t shirts. HRP

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  27. If you don't mind me asking,,,,, how did you register it?
    Register then build,,, register after build,,,,
    Just asking
     
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  28. Stonebird
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    Registered as a 54 Buick, the car it started as. Just a radical customization. Registered after it was mostly built. Just walked in with the title and registered it. Nobody looked at it. VIN tag is on the door post where it belongs. Never had any issues with police.


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  29. wicarnut
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