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Hot Rods What are 5 of your favorite TRADITIONAL hotrods of all time?

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  1. BrerHair
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    Two votes already for this original hotrod. You know, try as you might to know everything out there, it is just not possible. Thanks to all for posting some of your favorite hotrods, a lot of us still have a lot to learn! Beautiful car.

    Let me add that it won't kill you to tell us the name of the car you are posting :)
     
  2. Hackerbilt
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    No no...I bought the T from fitz! LoL
    It was originally a BBC blown show rod built in Nova Scotia, came to the island and eventually into Fitzees hands. He stretched the body and frame 10" and made it his own. Once I owned it I shortened the wheelbase 4" and made a number of other changes.
    If you squint on a dark and foggy night you might see a slight resemblance to the Proulx car. (Hey...I'm allowed to dream! :D)
    Still have her...but no sliding around on the ice! LoL

    Heres a link to the HAMB thread on the Proulx T.
    It's a pretty much unknown, yet incredibly built and detailed Modified, that seems to have just disappeared like so many others from that time period.

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/need-help-with-this-old-pic-what-body-is-this.340344/
     
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  3. brad2v
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    Oops, I failed to do that, although all the cars I posted are famous, with the exception of Herman Rost's channeled RPU
     
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  5. Gavin Tittle
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    I am 17, so my "back in the day" knowledge is limited, but I can definitely state my favorites, Note: I couldn't order them, to many aspects of each to weigh against one another.

    1) "The Dry Creek Special" owned by a local here in Napa, named after one of the more popular back roads.
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    2) "The Bronx Kid" coupe. Saw it this year at the Goodguys show in Pleasanton, Unfortunately no info on the owner.
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    3) This particular five window, Another car I saw at the Pleasanton show, the thing is just beautiful
    (sticker in the window reads "Lions Drag Strip '55-'72")
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    4) The Winged Express AA/FA, driven by "Wild" Willie Borsch, a tough car to beat in looks, speed, and entertainment
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    5) This old lakes roadster with a 32' shell, this thing really does it for me.
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  6. Excellent choices, Gavin.
     
  7. Lorenzini
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    Way too many to boil down to 5, but here are some in no particular order:

    Bob Morris Nickel Roadster
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    Pete's 39
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    Jack's 46
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    Gary's Deuce
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    Bob's 33' Willys
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    Moreland's 40
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  8. BrerHair
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    Oops well I remember your T and like it. Thanks for the Proulx link!
     
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  9. BrerHair
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    Wasn't picking on you and Hey! You just made amends. Thanks saves me having to figure it out
     
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    Damn son. The future of hotrodding is in good hands. You have great taste!
     
  12. Mark Hinds
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    from pomona ca

    Deans Roadster Pickup with the Junior Conway Candy Persimmon paint was my favorite growing up.(Deans younger brother Jack is my best friend) but the 15OZ Fuel coupe was also one of my favorites. Les Hawkins lived up the street from me. Boy I had it good with great cars in close vicinity.
     
  13. Gavin Tittle
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    Hahaha, thank you, what can I say, this stuff is cool
    (Had you asked for favorite drag cars there is no way I could get it down to 5)
    Thanks for starting the thread, a great collection of pictures and fun to read


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  14. Like many others have said,this is a constantly evolving list, but here's my 5 as at today!:D

    The Jack Underwood roadster - as traditional as it gets...

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    The Bob Anderson Offy RPU, still looking as good as it did when built over 30 years ago. Almost entirely hand fabricated at home by Bob, and as bitchin' a thing as you'll ever see (or hear!)

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    There's gotta' be a '36 3-window on my list, and right now the Cole Foster built coupe ticks all the right boxes for profile (even if it did start it's life as a 5-window:eek:)

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    Another Cole built car to flesh out the late model end of the spectrum - I needs a Nomad real bad!:D

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    And then I couldn't choose between the Grabowski Kookie Kar and the Ivo T , so tho' it may seem a little self-indulgent, I had to go with my own version, which was built 19 years ago to combine the best attributes of both cars;)

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    Bear:)
     
  15. I remember your T bucket on the cover of "Australian Street Rodding" loved that car as a teen. Will have to get that issue out and have a read again.
     
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  16. anthony myrick
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    There was a car I wanted in my list but couldn't locate it. It's a T bucket STYLE built 28/29 rpu has a crazy rake with a chrome chassis. It's a reddish burgandy color. I just can't remember the name of the builder. Maybe one of you can help.
    Thanks
     
  17. Now you're making me feel real old! That was a huge buzz, first day on the road and a 'foreign' magazine wanted to shoot a feature on it! It was on the cover of NZ Hot Rod magazine and Australian Street Rodding within a month of hitting the road, and then a big feature in Street Rodder a few months later It went on to win Top Hot Rod at the 2000 Nationals and Sweepstakes at the 2000 National Show. We had a lot of fun in that car, and it continued to get a huge amount of exposure, but due to a family tragedy it got parked up and has sat in my shed for way too long. I've often thought about freshening it up, but have leant more towards doing it as more of a Lightning Bug style build, mainly because I figured if I was going to go to the effort of rebuilding it, I wanted to change some shit, but also as I have 'aged', that style appeals to me more.
    Now having seen pictures of it online recently, and seeing comments from other rodders like yourself, I am feeling more inclined to just freshen it up as it is, do a few more skids in it, take my 13 year old daughter for a ride in it (yep, its been off the road that long), then pass it along to someone who will appreciate it like I used to.

    Bear:)
     
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  18. goldmountain
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    Here is my favorite hot rod. I first saw it in Hot Rod Comics (think that's the title) with my hero Clint Curtis at the wheel. Later I was given this issue of Car Craft and found out it was a real car! I love the nose on this car. The Ala Kart nose has been copied as well as the Clarence Catallo deuce but I've never seen another one like this. For over 50 years now, I've wondered as to the origins of the Emperor's headlight doors. What are they from? Scan-171209-0001.jpg
     
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  19. goldmountain
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    Anthony Myrick might be thinking about Eddie Ducazau's car. Had a brain fart and can't find a picture.
     
  20. My #1 is no brainer...
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    ... and rest can be picked out of any number of late '40s/early '50s b&w photos from the 30th Anniversary issue of "Hot Rod" or Don Montgomerys "Hot Rods in the Forties". Both publications (still have both 1st printings & latter autographed) were very influental and inspirational in my younger years & for building my #1 choice nearly 30 years ago.
    Most common denominators, in my mind: More practical purpose than bling, rather minimalistic and obviously period correct with no "modern" (i.e. post mid-'50s ?) or "Made In China" parts, components or add-ons. Well, even though I've always been quite mindful of such details, a few nuts/bolt/screws, clips or a light bulb that could've slipped in over the years during repairs or services, but recently I've taken efforts to correct those if/when I run across such horrors during maintenance.
     
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  21. anthony myrick
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    thanks
    that name led me to Don Lowe's RPU (another killer rpu) and that lead me to Arnold Avila
    this is his RPU, always loved this T style model A and is something that's on my bucket list to build

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  22. BrerHair
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    Beautiful. And beautiful hotrod! So cool that you still have it. Great choice.
     
  23. BrerHair
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    Would like to have a pic of each car mentioned, will do my best to keep up
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  24. BrerHair
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    What do you say Anthony, is this it? Doubt it, no crazy rake here.
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  26. anthony myrick
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    it was that Avila rpu I posted
    I lost the name and couldn't find it
    would love to have more pic and info on it
    the one you posted is cool, the belly burner exhaust and nerf bars are something you dont see much on new builds.
    makes for some good ideas
     
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  27. BrerHair
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    Well make that 3 that I didn't know. I knew I had a Ray Brown file, but all it has is his Deuce. This is one beautiful bitchin' hotrod!
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    Might have lifted these pics from you Jimmy!
     
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  28. goldmountain
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    This is the version of the Eddie Ducazau car I was thinking of; not the earlier version. Scan-171211-0001.jpg
     
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    1. Maryland HAMBers

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