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"Old School" Hot Rods and Customs - Part 2 (Many photos!)
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Posted on 12/15/2013 5:51:10 AM PST by ETL

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies
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Part 1 here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3101350/posts

I won't be around long to reply. Leaving the house soon. Hope you enjoy the photos.

1 posted on 12/15/2013 5:51:10 AM PST by ETL
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To: ETL

Wow !

If ya have a ping list please add me.... Thanks for the pictures. Looks like lots of riddlers !

Stay safe !


2 posted on 12/15/2013 6:01:15 AM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: ETL

Thanks for Part 2. Those 49 thru 51 Mercs were always my favorite iconic customs of the 50’s era. Especially when ‘chopped and channeled’.


3 posted on 12/15/2013 6:01:17 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: ETL
I haven't looked at your other thread, but one of the coolest things I have ever seen was probably in Hot Rod magazine in the 70s. Yes, I'm old.

Someone took two Volkswagen Beetles, cut them in half, and stuck the two front ends together and made it into a working automobile.

4 posted on 12/15/2013 6:06:28 AM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: ETL
I think 50 is my favorite.

Just enough resto and mod. Looks like it can actually be driven on nice days.

When I was a little kid (4-7 or 8) I can remember my grandfather having a couple of old mid 50's pickups, on his farm. Have always liked them since being old enough to drive. I miss the smell that they had.

5 posted on 12/15/2013 6:14:07 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: real saxophonist

6 posted on 12/15/2013 6:20:54 AM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: ETL

Whoa...that’s what I call sexy!


7 posted on 12/15/2013 6:22:36 AM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: mountn man

Isn’t that the coolest thing you’ve ever seen? I learned to drive on a 1971 Volkswagen, as did my younger brother. He ended up wrecking it (not his fault) or we’d probably still have it.


8 posted on 12/15/2013 6:29:09 AM PST by real saxophonist (The revolution will not be televised. Everything else will.)
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To: real saxophonist

I remember years ago I saw a picture in a car magazine of an early 60s Chevy where the entire body had been rotated 180 on the frame. Except for the fact that it always looked like it was going backwards, it was street legal and normal looking, not a show car. Obviously, the lights were modified.

The cops took a very dim view of it, though. As I recall, they told him in no uncertain terms to get it off the road.


9 posted on 12/15/2013 6:41:18 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: ETL
Back in Dearborn, Michigan, I went to high school with a kid we called ‘chilli’, who had a very bad ass, tricked-out ’32 Ford 3-window coupe. Some years after high school the Coupe wound up on the album cover of the Beach Boys ‘Little Deuce Coupe’ Album.

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And here’s the story behind the …’Little Deuce Coup’

10 posted on 12/15/2013 6:56:44 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: ETL

11 posted on 12/15/2013 7:38:17 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: ETL

Nice stuff.
I was at the PRI show here in Indy this year, Ford had a ‘32 roadster with their V6 EcoBoost crate engine. Looked complex (as most new turbo / intercooled / electronics are) but cool.


12 posted on 12/15/2013 7:41:58 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: ETL

No Flatheads? How old-school is a Chevy small block with a 450 auto trans? Not very! Beautiful cars though!


13 posted on 12/15/2013 7:42:18 AM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

Flatheads forever.


14 posted on 12/15/2013 8:01:07 AM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: ETL

Nu Sko0l.

15 posted on 12/15/2013 8:13:50 AM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: duckman

My first “legal” car was a 1940 Ford coupe that I paid $100 dollars for. I lowered it in the back, put a 3/4 race flathead engine with 2 Stromberg 97 carbs, and a columbia rear. An awesome car, very fast. Wish I had it now (except it was terrible in the snow.


16 posted on 12/15/2013 9:43:32 AM PST by gunner03
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Back in the late 50’s my first car was a 47 Ford coupe, complete with red/yellow/blue flames, raised in the back end and in really great shape. Also placed a car club plaque on chains hanging from the rear bumper. I was a teen at the time, in high school, with a meager income so I couldn’t do much to it. It was a looker.


17 posted on 12/15/2013 9:50:38 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: ETL
Number three is a 1/18th scale model. Here's a web page where you can buy it: http://www.toywonders.com/ProductCart/pc/Yatming-Ford-T-Bucket-Soft-Top-1923-1-18-scale-diecast-model-car-Burgundy-92829-94p10912.htm


18 posted on 12/15/2013 10:15:35 AM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: ETL

These are great! Brought back a lot of memories. Thanks for posting!


19 posted on 12/15/2013 11:43:46 AM PST by Lake Living
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To: duckman

My second car was a 1947 Ford convertible fire engine , and white top. Had the same flathead setup and Colombian rear. I worked logging in the summers, school and trapping in the winter untill joining the Marines.


20 posted on 12/15/2013 11:47:38 AM PST by gunner03
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To: Yo-Yo

>>Number three is a 1/18th scale model.

Lol. I knew it was. But it was still about the best T-Bucket I’ve ever seen. You must admit, though, it kind of looks like a real car. :)


21 posted on 12/15/2013 3:18:47 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
By "old school" I guess I meant in comparison to this modern junk below.

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22 posted on 12/15/2013 3:49:02 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

Is that a Toyota Supra? Hard to tell...


23 posted on 12/15/2013 3:49:50 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: martin_fierro

As far as “new school” goes, I do like some of the low riders, at least in certain ways. They share many of the same customization ideas as the old-school rods and customs. Similar paint jobs, interiors, chrome, etc.


24 posted on 12/15/2013 3:53:30 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Squantos

Thanks. Maybe I will try to start a ping list for these types of threads


25 posted on 12/15/2013 4:00:28 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: nascarnation

Sorry, I have no idea. I hate most imports. And nearly every American car built from the 80s up.


26 posted on 12/15/2013 4:03:08 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: harpu

Wow, did you get to ride in it? I love that car, and also that song and many other Beach Boy tunes.


27 posted on 12/15/2013 4:07:08 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: real saxophonist

I suppose that’s cool in its own way. But I wouldn’t lump in it with the type of cars shown above.


28 posted on 12/15/2013 4:13:57 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: real saxophonist

Don’t get me wrong. I’ve always loved the VW Bug, even the new ones. It’s one of the few retro cars I like. The new Mustang also. The new Challenger and Camaro I’m not too crazy about. IMO, the new Challenger is too “stocky”. The original was lower and sleeker.


29 posted on 12/15/2013 4:31:31 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Yo-Yo
Oh, thanks for the link to buy the car. It's without a doubt one of the best, if not the best, T-Buckets I've ever seen, toy or not.

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30 posted on 12/15/2013 4:44:33 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
It is a good looking T-Bucket. In my internet search, I saw the same model in burgundy, green, white, and black, with white or black top, and with top down.


31 posted on 12/15/2013 5:45:56 PM PST by Yo-Yo
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To: Yo-Yo

Thanks. Nice finds. I like it best in burgundy with black top. White top looks good too. The green is very nice as well.


32 posted on 12/15/2013 5:51:00 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL

I never really realized how large the new Challenger was until I parked beside one in my wife’s ‘68 Mustang. Wow. Not that I would not love to have the Challenger STR8.

Add me to the ping list if you start one.


33 posted on 12/15/2013 6:12:52 PM PST by Clay Moore ("In politics, stupidity is not a handicap." Napoleon Bonaparte)
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To: Clay Moore
Ok, I'll add you if I start one.

As for the new and old (original) Challengers...

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34 posted on 12/15/2013 6:25:04 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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35 posted on 12/15/2013 7:29:24 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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36 posted on 12/15/2013 7:47:42 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: harpu
Here's another "Deuce Coupe"...

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37 posted on 12/15/2013 7:57:44 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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The elNomado, built by Joe Cherry. He owns a garage down the road from Orange County Choppers. He did a disc brake conversion on my 64 Chevy and other mechanical work. He started out with 2 58 Chevys, a Nomad wagon and a 2-door Biscayne. The workmanship on this rod was so impressive one of the top execs at GM remarked that GM should have built this car, this would've been what a 58 elCamino would look like.
38 posted on 12/15/2013 11:52:03 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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Wow, that is some car. And some impressive workmanship. Have you ever seen the ‘53 or ‘54 “Corvette Nomad”?

BTW: I live in NY too. In New York City. My brother lives in Upstate NY, near Middletown.


39 posted on 12/16/2013 12:11:38 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Know the area very well. I lived down the road in Pt. Jervis. I’ve seen pics of the 54 Nomad, they displayed it at the Motorama shows back then. I understand it was discovered in a junkyard near Flint, MI some years back and is undergoing a restoration.


40 posted on 12/16/2013 12:19:55 AM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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“The 1954 Chevrolet Corvette Nomad concept station wagon, designed by Harley Earl’s design staff, was introduced at the 1954 General Motors Motorama in New York City. Nomad was another name that Chevrolet would tag onto a production vehicle in the near future. Although resembling a Corvette, and in fact using many Corvette components, the Nomad was built on a modified 1953 Chevrolet sedan chassis. From the windshield posts forward, the Nomad was strictly stock Corvette.

The silver-blue and white Nomad was fitted with a Corvette 150-horsepower, 235 C.I.D., 6-cylinder engine with a 2-speed Powerglide transmission. This 2-door fiberglass show car station wagon had room for 6 passengers. The tailgate had electrically-powered glass. The interior was finished in blue and white leather with a fold-down rear seat and a ribbed headliner.

Pieces of the 1954 concept ‘Corvette Station Wagon’ were actually put into production in 1955, and the car became the Chevrolet Bel Air Nomad Wagon”

http://myautoworld.com/gm/history/corvette/corvette1/corvette1-54dream/corvette1-54dream.html
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41 posted on 12/16/2013 12:23:58 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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Here's one I KNOW you will like, Mr Impala...

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:)

42 posted on 12/16/2013 12:25:31 AM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: ETL
I rode with chili quite a few times. I wasn't cool enough for his 'drive-in' cruises but every so often I would get a ride to school with him.

I was a year younger the cooch (preferred over time because he got tired of being referred to as a 'chili dipper') but we were pretty much neighbors with about 10 houses in between us. I also spent a lot of time with him at Alexander Brothers when the car was being built.

Back then, the Silver Saphire was one bad hombre!!

43 posted on 12/16/2013 3:00:46 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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