Eddie Dye roadster

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2015, 01:29:02 AM »
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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2017, 12:55:28 AM »
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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2017, 11:28:12 AM »
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I thought that it was being restored at Orosco's shop. 

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2017, 11:50:57 AM »
The Eddie Dye Roadster was purchased as the Tom Branch Roadster years ago from Don.  Recognizing the original car, Don called (I can't remember) in Santa Barbara and had the similar roadster the Don Fretwell (RIP-2/28/17) built utilizing the original nose to come up and an entire new nose, hood, and lower panels were fabricated by Willie Stryker with the help of Fretwell.  As shown on page 46 and 47 of the "HOT ROD MILESTONE" book, the car sat in Orosco's staged ready to move on to restoration.  It was subsequently sold and moved to it's present location.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2017, 01:10:28 PM »
The Eddie Dye Roadster was purchased as the Tom Branch Roadster years ago from Don.  Recognizing the original car, Don called (I can't remember) in Santa Barbara and had the similar roadster the Don Fretwell (RIP-2/28/17) built utilizing the original nose to come up and an entire new nose, hood, and lower panels were fabricated by Willie Stryker with the help of Fretwell.  As shown on page 46 and 47 of the "HOT ROD MILESTONE" book, the car sat in Orosco's staged ready to move on to restoration.  It was subsequently sold and moved to it's present location.

Thanks for filling in the blanks.  Glad to see it's finally being restored.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2017, 02:21:01 PM »
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I thought that it was being restored at Orosco's shop.
same here. Interesting. Man, I look forward to seeing this car returned to its former glory.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2017, 03:00:12 PM »
The Eddie Dye Roadster was purchased as the Tom Branch Roadster years ago from Don.  Recognizing the original car, Don called (I can't remember) in Santa Barbara and had the similar roadster the Don Fretwell (RIP-2/28/17) built utilizing the original nose to come up and an entire new nose, hood, and lower panels were fabricated by Willie Stryker with the help of Fretwell.  As shown on page 46 and 47 of the "HOT ROD MILESTONE" book, the car sat in Orosco's staged ready to move on to restoration.  It was subsequently sold and moved to it's present location.

Thanks for filling in the blanks.  Glad to see it's finally being restored.
South City Rod & Custom

I thought that it was being restored at Orosco's shop.
Those were taken yrs ago.It has since moved on.
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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #23 on: June 13, 2017, 05:47:02 PM »
The Eddie Dye Roadster was purchased as the Tom Branch Roadster years ago from Don.  Recognizing the original car, Don called (I can't remember) in Santa Barbara and had the similar roadster the Don Fretwell (RIP-2/28/17) built utilizing the original nose to come up and an entire new nose, hood, and lower panels were fabricated by Willie Stryker with the help of Fretwell.  As shown on page 46 and 47 of the "HOT ROD MILESTONE" book, the car sat in Orosco's staged ready to move on to restoration.  It was subsequently sold and moved to it's present location.

Thanks for filling in the blanks.  Glad to see it's finally being restored.
South City Rod & Custom

I thought that it was being restored at Orosco's shop.
Those were taken yrs ago.It has since moved on.
Do you know what its current status is?

jaded iconoclast

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #24 on: June 17, 2017, 10:38:46 AM »
Personally, I have always much preferred the Dye car to the much more famous Flint car. Neat thread.

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Re: Eddie Dye roadster
« Reply #25 on: June 17, 2017, 11:35:58 PM »
Of all of the "nose" cars of the day, the Fretwell version of the Dye car utilizing the original nose was, by far, the most comfortable of all of them.  The Orosco redo of the Flint/Kofoed roadster after the frame was re-engineered by Don Fretwell, allowed the driver to sit "down in the roadster" and thereby created a more comfortable driving experience.   And yes, I agree...the Dye roadster was beautiful and arguably a better exterior design.  However the Flint Roadster got far more "ink".