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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 48stude, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. 48stude
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    This has been eatin' at me the last few days. I wanted to add this car to the top five hot rod thread ,but I can't remember any name and I can't find a pic or info. So here goes, 28-29 Ford roadster pickup.full fendered ,chopped white top , shortened bed , lengthened hood( I believe )black paint ,whitewalls and full wheel covers. Late fifties or early sixties west coast build. I thought I saw this in Bruce Myers collection restored, but I haven't been able to find any thing. I looked through my little pages last night to no avail . Does this ring a bell with anyone? It's driving me crazy:eek: Thanks , Bill
     
  2. Fordors
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    Well the full wheel covers don't ring a bell but this is the first car I thought of from your description. Never heard that Bruce Meyer owns it, but then I don't know a lot about him. Hey look-Photos By Curt Hamilton the founder of Cal Automotive, he produced a very early fiberglass '23 T body along with other products. Scan_0020.jpg Scan_0021.jpg
     
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  3. chaddilac
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    Man that thing is cool!
     
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  4. bowie
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    Greg Sharp or Dick Mendonca (misspell?) both had really nice black ones.
     
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  5. 48stude
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    Fordors, That car is really close to my description. But I don't recall ever seeing the car without a top for comparison's sake. In my minds eye it doesn't have that much rake and seems like it had chrome spinner wheel covers. But I really like this truck too! Thanks for posting, I appreciate it!:) Bill
     
  6. 48stude
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    Greg Sharps truck is much newer build ( though I remember this truck very well )
    All I could find for Dick Mendonca was a 53 Ford custom. Thanks for posting, Bill
     
  7. 48stude
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    I know this has been over month ago , but it's been nagging at me. I just figured this out the other night. This is the truck that I was thinking about. It was owned and built by Dave Dias and is now in the Mumford collection. :p I love this truck! Bill
     
  8. Never2old
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    from so cal

    A lot of them had shortened beds. Why I'll never know.
     
  9. thirtytwo
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    I remember an old one matching that discription in NorCal that I think was restored at brizeos in the 90s , I believe it is in the Andy southard book
     
  10. Mule Farmer
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    from Holland MI

  11. Stovebolt
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    @48stude the one you'r probably referring to is Red and has Olds Fiesta hubcaps.

    It runs an Old 303 to a Packard 3 speed stick. The cab was moved 6" and the bed shortened the same amount both ends.

    I say runs, as the car is currently being rebuilt.

    Alas I have no pictures of it, as I am away from my desktop computer where I have them stored.
     
  12. The37Kid
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    Wow! That was the same truck I pictured from the description. Glad you saved me the time going through my old issues of Hot Rod. Note that the 28-29 cab is sitting on 1930 fenders. Bob

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  13. Stovebolt
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    Forgot to add, that a Mr Heildebrant built the red one
     

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