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I met the owner of the other car that was in the 1954 Rod and Custom issue with my 32 featured.


Mine is the coupe.
Pretty much looks like this now.


Here's the other car today


How cool is that? :cool:

Come to find out, his family has owned this car for many years and they live less than 10 miles from me.
The car and present owner live in GA now.
He was up here visiting family for Thanksgiving.
OK, I know what I'll be working on after the shop is cleaned up. ;)

Thanks to lkphoto (new trifive member:tu:tu) for the pic and setting up our meeting.
 

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very cool Jeff. Did you change grills? The magazine grill looks shorter.
Nothing like a real steel deuce.
Have you seen the Rodders Journal 32 deuce book?
$75 but it is 500 pages and 10 lbs.
Love that history type of stuff.
It would be so cool to take pics with you towing the deuce with the 55 wagon.
 

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Neat story and photos Jeff, thanks for sharing... Later, Dave
 

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I love small world stories.... You probably stood in line together and didn't know it. Glad you two were able to hook up. I bet you sure have some inspiration to work on it now! :anim_25:
 

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I did change the grille/shell.
I had to get a new radiator and Walker told me that shell was too small to cover a radiator to cool the 400 Pontiac I was going to use.
So I got a bigger radiator and channeled a new/old shell in its place.
I still have the old sectioned grill and shell.
I actually like the channeled full size grille better.
I'd love to have an all-out flattie, but $$$$$$$$$$$$$.:rolleyes:
So, I've got a 351C 4V motor I'm going to put in it.
Just need to get a bellhousing, flywheel, clutch and 5 speed to put behind it.
No granny trannys or slush boxes for this car. :cool:

I've seen the RJ issue you're talking about. There's a pic of my car in it that has been colorized.
The same as the top right photo in the magazine. I got a copy of that from the colorizer, Rik Hoving.
 

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Very cool!! nice you guys could meet.:happy0030:
 

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Didn't know your car was in there.:cool:
I like the newer shell better too.
You sure have some history there.:tu
 

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Yes and I feel bad for not having it together sooner.
But, I've learned so much in the time I've had it.
If I'd done what I initially wanted it might have been a billet bomb.

For the roadster, here's part of its story.
One of the cars displayed was Marshall Robilio's old 32 roadster which is now owned by Tim Payne. Tim was kind enough to bring the car in from Georgia for the display. His parents live in Memphis, so he made it a family event and brought them and his brother along for the evening. Tim's father drag raced the roadster in the 60's & 70's, so this all adds to the colorful history of the car.

Tim has put the car back on the road with a well seasoned "patina" that is pretty much all the rage these days. So much so that some people try real hard to "weather" a new paint job to look like his car, but Tim's wears the actual battle scars of an authentic hot rod with a history. Kind of like your coupe.
 

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If ever I needed a kick in the pants to get back on it, this is a good one.
:tu
 

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Cool story!

Here you go, make your own rod, even a Chevy

http://pensacola.craigslist.org/pts/2086257606.html
Rare 34 CHEVY Coupe (like a hotrod model A Ford)
Rough... not a beginners project
Selling body only...... no frame
See pics (trunk included --not shown) NO TRADES,,,,,,,,,,,I can deliver for a little extra
Jason
Email for more details


 
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