Hot Rod Pics For Lucky

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  1. Njaco

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    A while back I told Lucky I had some pics of my dad and a hot rod he used to race. Well, I finally got them scanned and here they are. The first is my dad with his new 1955 Plymouth Belvedre - two tone black and red. He loved that car. The following pics are the hot rod - I have no info about them except what he told me years ago and I forget most of it. The last pics are of a truck he used for his business - he owned a hobby shop by the time I was born (how did I get into models?). The 3 goofballs on the running board are my brother, my sister and then me. Oh, those were the days. The old black car pic I'm not sure but he had it in his collection and the background looks like his home in PA - probably around 1958.
     

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    Priceless mate, priceless! Can't thank you enough for posting them!!! 8) :thumbleft:
    Now, THAT is a HOT ROD, other than those hightech ones....
     
  3. Njaco

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    Thats what I think too, This was real racing. Check out the thread or no thread on the rear tires!
     
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    Got to love that ride.....a cap turned around and WWII pilot glasses and you're ready to race!
     
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    Very cool chris! Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Neat stuff.
     
  7. Njaco

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    Scanned a couple more from my dad that he took at a car show.
     

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    Great shots my good man! 8)
     
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    With Lucky here! :cool:
     
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    Great stuff Chris! Judgeing by the look of your dads hotrod he had some money wrapped up in it. Just looking i can see aftermarket heads and intake with 3 holleys very cool wonder if he had lakeside headers?:D
     
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    Fine lookin' machines, Chris. Wonder where they are now ???

    Charles
     
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    I know he used to tell me that he and his buddies would drill a hole in the tailpipe, attach a sparkplug and connect it to the battery with a switch on the dash. Flip of the switch while the rod was running and the spark would ignite the unused gas that went out the exhaust creating a flame from the pipes! Freakin' loved that!

    I have no idea, he never told me. I would love to have them now!
     
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    Who wouldn't!? Maaan...I love that style of hot rods, old school!
     
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    Great pics! I want to build a old bucket T or something similar with Fullhouse Flathead in it sometime. My Dad had a 50 Merc that was chopped, channeled, taillights were frenched in, door handles shaved. It was black and had bright orange and red flames on it. Built a pretty powerful flathead for it, (powerful as far as flatheads go). I still miss that car, and he does too! Looked awesome. Still one of my favorite body styles of all time! We had som uch fun cruising in it and going to car shows. Many good memories I'll forever cherish of me and my Dad.

    Anyone want to start a "Post your hot rod pics" thread? Maybe have a stipulation where you have to have personal knowledge of the cars pics you post?
     
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    Why don't you go ahead and start one...! I'd love to read and see the pics posted there....! 8) Or, if Njaco doesn't mind we can just keep going here...
     
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    Sounds good to me, if he doesn't mind us taking over his thread!
     
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    Go ahead!!
     
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    The first car is my Dad current hot rod. A 1965 Plymouth Belvedere 2 door post. He has made the car into a cross between old Super Stock drag car and a street car. It has been mini tubbed, and has 12" of rubber under the back end. Also has a stout 440 under the hood.

    The second car is my work in progress. A 68 Plymouth Satellite. It is a work in progress. Took out the small block and built a 440 6 pack for it, but have just sold the motor.

    Third car is my friend Steve's 65 Pontiac Tempest. He has done a ton of customizing to this car. Air-ride suspension, polished exhaust, custom interior. Steve had the firewall done completely flat, and all wires and lines have been hidden where possible. I helped with some last minute thrashing on this car along with a ton of other guys to get it done for my friends wedding a few years back We were actually bolting the grille in place 30 minutes before we were supposed to be at the church.
     

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    Messy, sounds like you're a Mopar family! Awesome! Always had a Mopar or a Ford - GM doesn't do well by me. :)
     
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    My old car of choice would be Mopar. I drive a Grand Prix as a daily driver. I've owned a little of everything, but Mopar and AMC is where my heart lies!
     
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