Eddie Dye roadster

Tom

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Eddie Dye roadster
« on: May 24, 2015, 03:04:22 PM »
My favorite of the 'custom' era for A roadsters.   I'd never seen a color pic until I discovered this magazine.  I bought the issue thinking that there would be a feature; not so.  Just the cover, but it's still cool


Tom

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2015, 03:05:47 PM »
another pic
 

Tom

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2015, 03:10:08 PM »
A couple of pics of the restoration underway at Don Orosco's

duaneshotrods

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2015, 04:02:59 PM »
Hop Up.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

duaneshotrods

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2015, 04:04:37 PM »
A little later in life.
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

Thirty2ragtop

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2015, 06:15:23 PM »
The two pictures "under construction" were at Don Fretwell's shop in 1983 in Santa Barbara California, when the "real" nose was being put on Fullers car by Don.

Thirty2ragtop

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2015, 06:16:42 PM »
Also I own the yellow fiberglass 32 shell that was on it in the last photo when Tom Branch owned it.  Funny how these cars make the rounds.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2015, 11:27:55 PM »
It was sitting at South City Rod & Custom.
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Thirty2ragtop

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2015, 12:03:16 AM »
Please note that the nose shown in the above photo was built by Willie Stryker from Petaluma and the original nose was sold during the period of time that the car was transformed into the street rod painted in red with bucket t side pipes with the fiberglass chopped 32 shell by Roger Brousseau prior to Tom Branch owning it and them subsequently going to Orosco's shop here in Monterey where I watched the restoration work started prior to its sale again.  Refer to pages 46 through 53 of HOT ROD MILESTONES by Ken Gross and Robert Genat.  I received the old build pictures directly from Don Fretwell and posted them to another blog about 6 months ago.

Tom

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2015, 06:42:09 AM »
Thanks for the history !  What happened to the original front ?

Thirty2ragtop

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2015, 10:08:59 AM »
It was placed as in the two black and white photos on the nose of the Fuller car when Don built it in 83.  The car was brought up to Monterey for use in looking at the original nose.  I sat in the car while it was here and Fretwell did an incredible job of making a 29 belly pan car comfortable.  I guess that it's back in Santa Barbara painted black.

Thirty2ragtop

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2015, 07:57:36 AM »
I't early in the morning (for me), and I was looking for some early 30 gauge photos in my files and found the third photo of Fuller's car in Fretwell's shop.

Tom

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2015, 09:39:47 AM »
I't early in the morning (for me), and I was looking for some early 30 gauge photos in my files and found the third photo of Fuller's car in Fretwell's shop.

Thanks for sharing the pic !

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2015, 07:50:11 PM »
A few more.
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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2015, 07:55:37 PM »
A few more.
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2015, 07:56:28 PM »
3 more
You Aren't Living If Your Windshield Isn't Dirty.