El Mirage

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El Mirage
« on: December 06, 2012, 09:47:38 PM »
I didn't make it out to Ell Mirage at all this year but here's a few pics from last year...

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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2012, 07:15:22 AM »
Cool pics.  I always wonder how long some of those cars have been racing and how much they've morphed from their original race car state.

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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2013, 01:43:53 AM »
Dad's El camino. Dad raised the B gas class record at El Mirage at all 5 lakes meets in 1960. He earned enough points to win the SCTA season high point champion trophy. Best speed was 144.
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« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2013, 10:09:04 AM »
This clock was the high point champion trophy. It still keeps perfect time.
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 10:13:49 AM »
This is the program from the only time I took the roadster to El Mirage. Took a week to clean the dust and silt off the car. Drag racing was a lot cleaner!
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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 10:17:27 AM »
This is what happens when El Mirage bites back. 51 years later I'm still paying for this. :'(
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 02:24:37 PM »
This is what happens when El Mirage bites back. 51 years later I'm still paying for this. :'(

OUCH !  I really like these Studes.  Another Raymond Loewy creation bites the dust. 

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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 05:36:58 PM »
This is what it looked like before I wadded it up. Wish I still had the spine of that young kid.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 07:36:20 PM »
This is what it looked like before I wadded it up. Wish I still had the spine of that young kid.

It's good to see that you made it out alive, but it sounds like your back still reminds you of the accident.

If you don't mind, tell us about the Studebaker.  What does 'Howard Eater' mean ?  Is that someone's name ?

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 09:08:43 PM »
That was a good looking Stude for a young guy! Maybe L & L could sponsor a remake ........... ;D
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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 01:43:33 AM »
I wrote the history of Howard Eater I and II for the Road Runner's history page last year.

I have the story saved in a doccument, but I don't seem to be able to attach it so it will post here.  Tom, can you help?

I'm affraid L&L won't be financing any more race cars. After 55 years in business, I was forced to shut it down by the economy at the end of 2009.

I had surgery 19 months ago to repair my spine. I now have 16" of titanium rods and a bunch of screws holding it together. So, yes, every time I move, I am reminded of May 20, 1962, and how bad El Mirage can bite you.  :'(
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 10:40:36 AM »
 :)

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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2013, 07:20:51 PM »
Red,  fantastic photo...................................Dean, that story sounds like something worth waiting for.............Hopefully with the weather out there the aches and pains will stay to a minimum........Thanks again for sharing the pics and tales..
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2013, 09:58:15 PM »

Red,  fantastic photo...................................Dean, that story sounds like something worth waiting for.............Hopefully with the weather out there the aches and pains will stay to a minimum........Thanks again for sharing the pics and tales..


Thanks Dave... wish I'd been there to take it myself.  I have a French car club brother (Fabien) who built a beautiful '67 bug.  Stephan Szantai (also a club member and photo journalist who Dean knows as well) wanted to do a magazine shoot and Fabien chose El Mirage.  The '32 belongs to one of Fabien's friends who went along for the ride.  I'd planned to go as well but something came up and had to pass.  I'm not sure who actually took the pic but my bet is Stephan.  Here's a couple more...

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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 02:41:08 PM »
Judging by the long shadow's they were out there when the sun came up................dedication...........nice pics!
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« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2013, 01:59:35 AM »
Yes, I know Stephan. he owns my little brother's '57 rag top Oval window.
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« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2013, 12:44:53 PM »
The only time the old RPU got dirty.
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« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2013, 02:53:21 AM »
The late Jim Nelson of Dragmaster fame with his first roadster.
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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2013, 12:43:27 PM »
Before it was a drag car, the 554 was a lakes car.
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« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2013, 01:30:19 AM »
This Ranchero was the tow car for our Studebaker, and my RPU. It ran a Les Ritchey built 390 and a beefed up Fordomatic.  Through out the '61 season I ran it at El Mirage and Bonneville after it towed the race car to the events. It ran 142 at El Mirage, and 148 at Bonneville. Ran it a couple of times at the drags too, with a best of 108 and 13.46. Not bad for a "tow car".
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« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2013, 12:27:17 PM »
A very nice roadster for the late 40's/early 50's.
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« Reply #21 on: March 31, 2013, 12:44:22 PM »
This is Bob Jones at El Mirage in 1961. In '62 Bob teamed with Big Stan Johnson, and this '55 Chevy became the Jones & Johnson record holding 555  C/Gasser. When Bob was drafted and went to Viet Nam, Stan bought his interest in the car. Stan campaigned the car through out the 63 and 64 seasons. This is the only car I know of that made the cover of Hot Rod 3 times. In '65 Stan pulled his 339" injected SBC from the 55, and teamed with my friend Joe Lassalette on Joe's '40 Willys C/Gasser. The 55 sat in Stan's garage for 47 years. When Stan passed last year, Bob's brother, Dennis Jones, bought the car from Stan's brother and sister. Dennis put another injected SBC in the car and got it running. He has displayed it at the NHRA CHRR, the GNRS and last weekend at the HRM cover car show. A true survivor, this car is in amazingly good condition with the original paint, lettering, interior and wheels and tires. This car means the world to Dennis because it was the first car he lettered, and his brother once owned it.
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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2013, 08:35:49 PM »
This is Bob Jones at El Mirage in 1961. In '62 Bob teamed with Big Stan Johnson, and this '55 Chevy became the Jones & Johnson record holding 555  C/Gasser. When Bob was drafted and went to Viet Nam, Stan bought his interest in the car. Stan campaigned the car through out the 63 and 64 seasons. This is the only car I know of that made the cover of Hot Rod 3 times. In '65 Stan pulled his 339" injected SBC from the 55, and teamed with my friend Joe Lassalette on Joe's '40 Willys C/Gasser. The 55 sat in Stan's garage for 47 years. When Stan passed last year, Bob's brother, Dennis Jones, bought the car from Stan's brother and sister. Dennis put another injected SBC in the car and got it running. He has displayed it at the NHRA CHRR, the GNRS and last weekend at the HRM cover car show. A true survivor, this car is in amazingly good condition with the original paint, lettering, interior and wheels and tires. This car means the world to Dennis because it was the first car he lettered, and his brother once owned it.

 Dennis is a good friend and fellow lettering / pinstriper . An interesting side note to him buying this car back , is the way that he did the "financing". When you apply goldleaf there is always some waste , these are called "scuwings" . Well , Dennis has saved all of his scuwings for over 40 years!! , and that's a fair amount of real 23K gold . He then took his gold to one of those gold buyers and sold it , and used the $$$$ to help buy back his brothers car !!
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« Reply #23 on: April 01, 2013, 02:07:10 AM »
Here's the 555 as Dennis displayed it at the GNRS. He told me the story of using the gold leaf to help finance the purchase of the Chevy. Kind of fitting since it was the first car he put gold leaf on.
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« Reply #24 on: April 01, 2013, 09:00:46 PM »
Ak's older brother Larry "Dad" Miller with is 133mph roadster. Pretty stout for 1948.
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« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 01:24:52 AM »
Ak's nephew, Larry Miller Jr. Larry was the 1966 SCTA high point champion with this roadster.
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« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2013, 01:26:24 AM »
Bill Burk and Don Francisco built this tank.
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2013, 01:28:16 AM »
Bill Burke's second  tank with Wally Parks in the seat. Note the hand painted Road Runner on the side. Wally hand painted the first 30 Road Runner plaques before the club began having them cast.
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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2013, 01:31:34 AM »
Some of the pre war Road Runner club cars.
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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2013, 01:35:11 AM »
This lakester was built from a 20's Legion ASCOT car by Doug Caruthers. Doug sold the car to Art Chrisman who lengthened it and it became his famous #25 dragster.
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2013, 01:39:04 AM »
Another shot of the Caruthers lakester.
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« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2013, 01:14:34 AM »
Modified roadster circa 1948.
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« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 01:17:52 AM »
The car that eventually became the Stu Hilborn streamliner. With Hilborn's  home built fuel injection it became the first car to go 150 at the lakes. SCTA called these open wheel cars streamliners because they weren't a lakester or a roadster.
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« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2013, 01:19:27 AM »
Fred Larsen's '29 roadster. Perfect!
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« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2013, 01:21:55 AM »
The pits at an early lakes meet. Wonder how many of those roadsters still exsist/
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« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2013, 01:23:21 AM »
The Harvey Haller roadster.
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« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2013, 01:25:58 AM »
The Bob Rufi streamliner. Running a '28 Chevy 4, this was the first car over 140 at the lakes.
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« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2013, 01:27:23 AM »
Interesting nose on this V8-60 powered roadster.
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« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2013, 01:28:53 AM »
This tank is getting some work while waiting in line.
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2013, 01:30:34 AM »
A group of roadsters waiting their turn at the clocks.
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« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2013, 01:32:01 AM »
Another old sprint car wound up on the lake bed. This one is running one of George Riley's rare OHV conversions.
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« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2013, 01:34:34 AM »
One of Verne Houle's early creations. An English Riley running V8 Ford power.
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« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2013, 01:36:09 AM »
The Marv Lee Chevy 6 powered streamliner.
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« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2013, 01:37:51 AM »
Another roadster ready to make a run. No roll bar, no helmet, no worries.
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« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2013, 01:39:46 AM »
Another "streamliner".
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« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2013, 01:41:08 AM »
Veda Orr in her roadster.
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« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2013, 01:43:16 AM »
A crude early full bodied streamliner.
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« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2013, 01:44:31 AM »
Modified roadster.
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« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2013, 01:46:09 AM »
Probably trying to blow the alkali dust out of his nose.
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« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2013, 01:48:38 AM »
Very clean streamliner.
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« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2013, 07:15:26 PM »
If you stare at some of these pics long enough, you can almost hear a 4 cyl running straight pipes buzzing across the salt,  unbelievable...........what a time it must have been.
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« Reply #51 on: April 05, 2013, 01:34:13 AM »
The Don baker roadster approaching the clocks.
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« Reply #52 on: April 05, 2013, 01:38:39 AM »
Wes Cooper's roadster. 132mph in 1949 with a 4 banger.
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« Reply #53 on: April 05, 2013, 01:39:57 AM »
The Dick Price roadster.
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« Reply #54 on: April 05, 2013, 01:43:50 AM »
Another shot of Marvin Lee's Chevy 6 streamliner.
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« Reply #55 on: April 05, 2013, 01:46:15 AM »
A very unusual tank. Must have been like driving in an MRI tube!
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« Reply #56 on: April 24, 2013, 01:24:56 AM »
A couple of current roadsters running in the SCTA's vintage classes.
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« Reply #57 on: May 18, 2013, 02:06:40 AM »
The Doug Hartlet coupe.
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« Reply #58 on: May 19, 2013, 01:04:54 AM »
A Coupe with an aero chop.
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« Reply #59 on: May 19, 2013, 01:07:30 AM »
The Carillo & Betz roadster.
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« Reply #60 on: May 19, 2013, 01:08:35 AM »
Fred Carillo's second roadster.
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« Reply #61 on: May 19, 2013, 01:09:47 AM »
King & Hanson belly tank.
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« Reply #62 on: May 19, 2013, 01:10:44 AM »
Dick Kraft's street legal belly tank.
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« Reply #63 on: May 19, 2013, 01:14:16 AM »
Don Waite's 160mph roadster.
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« Reply #64 on: May 19, 2013, 01:15:52 AM »
The Spurgin - Giovanine roadster.
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« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2013, 01:17:00 AM »
Crawford & Stroner roadster.
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« Reply #66 on: May 19, 2013, 01:18:25 AM »
Another Fred Carillo roadster.
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« Reply #67 on: May 19, 2013, 01:19:18 AM »
Doan Spencer roadster.
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« Reply #68 on: May 19, 2013, 01:20:38 AM »
Another shot of the Spurgin-Giovanine roadster.
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« Reply #69 on: May 28, 2013, 01:49:52 AM »
 Some cars just tell you they're fast when you look at them. Nothing more needs to be said here.
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #70 on: May 29, 2013, 01:34:00 AM »
Thanks for all the lakes pix Dean!
I'm sure my '32 roadster was among these others back then.
I bought my roadster in 1962 all in pieces, the body had roll bar mounts welded in the rumble area, '39 tailight holes in rear panel, holes for license plate between the lights, door handles filled in, cowl vent filled in, radio airial holes filled in, dash torched out, floor boards cut out for trans access, no seat,---- Never could trace who owned it or race history.
Here's some old pix----Don

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« Reply #71 on: May 31, 2013, 01:25:13 AM »
I love the modified roadsters.
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« Reply #72 on: June 13, 2013, 01:41:00 AM »
This all aluminum bodied roadster was completely hand built by Fabian Valdez. He has run over 200 with an injected SBC. Very talented young man.
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« Reply #73 on: June 26, 2013, 02:23:28 AM »
Bill Burke's Pumpkin Seed 1961.
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« Reply #74 on: July 04, 2013, 01:34:37 AM »
Kitty O'neil
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« Reply #75 on: September 25, 2013, 02:14:01 AM »
Art McCormick
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« Reply #76 on: September 25, 2013, 02:15:12 AM »
Robert McKinley
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« Reply #77 on: September 25, 2013, 02:16:14 AM »
Bob Griffin
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« Reply #78 on: September 25, 2013, 02:17:28 AM »
Burke & Lodes
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« Reply #79 on: September 25, 2013, 07:19:25 AM »
GREAT pics !  There aren't too many color pics from this era; these are a gold mine.  Thanks for sharing them, Dean.

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« Reply #80 on: September 28, 2013, 12:06:21 PM »
Fred Carrillo's roadster.
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« Reply #81 on: October 01, 2013, 01:43:40 AM »
Another shot of Fred Carrillo.
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« Reply #82 on: October 01, 2013, 01:45:20 AM »
Ken Crawford.
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« Reply #83 on: October 01, 2013, 01:45:59 AM »
King & Hanson.
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« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2013, 01:44:36 AM »
Bob Petersen
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« Reply #85 on: March 17, 2014, 02:28:00 AM »
The Sadd, Teague & Bently Flying Brick.
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« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2014, 02:29:13 AM »
Cool shop truck!
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« Reply #87 on: March 17, 2014, 09:10:23 AM »
Cool shop truck!

I agree.  It looks to be the front half of a phaeton.  The windshield posts have a swivel; was that a Ford option or aftermarket ?

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« Reply #88 on: March 17, 2014, 11:57:46 AM »
The folding windshield started on '30 Model A's Tom. I believe the posts are adapted from a 30/31 open car. The windshield frame on 28/29's was not meant to lay back. Note how the center of the radius does not fit the cowl when it is laid back.  You are correct, the cab is the front half of a Phaeton. This is where Barris got the idea for the Ala Kart cab. Sam Barris adapted a Phaeton rear panel to the '29 RPU cab. It makes for a seamless look. To me, that is the best part of the Ala Kart.
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« Reply #89 on: March 17, 2014, 05:13:33 PM »
Dean,
I knew that the '30-'31s had a folding windshield, and have seen this done on a few '28-'29s (Jake's tub for one), but never knew what components were used.  The lower stanchions are kinda hard to see on this; my guess is that they did indeed modify some '30-'31 posts as you say.

Yes I like how phaeton fronts have been used as rpus and have seen this on a few 'A-buckets' also.  It makes for a tad more legroom plus I like how the bed can be blended in.

Plus I like the top !  And the lettering, and...really, I like the whole damn hot rod.  Maybe move the headlights back a little bit. Perfection.

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« Reply #90 on: March 18, 2014, 02:14:40 AM »
That RPU is really pieced together. The bed appears to be Model T.
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« Reply #97 on: March 18, 2014, 11:18:02 PM »
Oops- how did that get in here?   ;)



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« Reply #98 on: March 19, 2014, 01:46:04 AM »
No harm, no foul, Steve.  ;)
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« Reply #99 on: March 19, 2014, 07:16:06 AM »
no witty puns here.  hmmmmmmmmmm :o

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« Reply #100 on: March 19, 2014, 09:02:41 PM »
No Tom, looking at that causes all the blood to leave my brain!
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« Reply #101 on: August 02, 2014, 04:32:55 PM »
A video ca 1940

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« Reply #102 on: February 22, 2015, 01:50:51 PM »
another video of dry lakes action

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« Reply #103 on: December 19, 2017, 12:58:53 PM »
Barney Navarro's infamous T

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« Reply #104 on: December 19, 2017, 12:59:19 PM »
Nelson Morris's roadster

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« Reply #105 on: January 06, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
 ;)

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« Reply #106 on: January 06, 2018, 09:26:36 AM »
not 100% certain but I believe this is the Sakai/Campbell lakester

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« Reply #107 on: January 06, 2018, 10:25:36 AM »
This happened all too often.

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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #108 on: January 06, 2018, 10:26:22 AM »
 ;)

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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #109 on: January 08, 2018, 12:09:26 AM »
;)
Is that bottom one the Hilborn car?
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #110 on: January 08, 2018, 12:15:54 AM »
The folding windshield started on '30 Model A's Tom. I believe the posts are adapted from a 30/31 open car. The windshield frame on 28/29's was not meant to lay back. Note how the center of the radius does not fit the cowl when it is laid back.  You are correct, the cab is the front half of a Phaeton. This is where Barris got the idea for the Ala Kart cab. Sam Barris adapted a Phaeton rear panel to the '29 RPU cab. It makes for a seamless look. To me, that is the best part of the Ala Kart.
Ray Anderegg used an open car '30/'31 windshield frame and posts on his coupster too. I have a frame, it matches the curve on the top of my '26/'27 cowl better than the '28/'29. The curve is dead on.
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #111 on: January 08, 2018, 12:17:33 AM »
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #112 on: January 08, 2018, 12:26:19 AM »
A crude early full bodied streamliner.
Iirc, that's the "City of Burbank" car?
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #113 on: January 08, 2018, 12:28:24 AM »
Don Waite's 160mph roadster.
One of my favorites, fine lines!
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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #114 on: January 09, 2018, 06:41:11 AM »

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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #115 on: January 09, 2018, 06:42:38 AM »
A crude early full bodied streamliner.
Iirc, that's the "City of Burbank" car?

No, the "City go Burbank" streamliner was a much better build.   I'll try to dig up a pic or two of it.

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Re: El Mirage
« Reply #116 on: January 09, 2018, 05:03:51 PM »
A crude early full bodied streamliner.
Iirc, that's the "City of Burbank" car?

No, the "City go Burbank" streamliner was a much better build.   I'll try to dig up a pic or two of it.
Here ya go.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.