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About CHuDWah

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    faster cars, younger women, older whiskey, more money

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  1. I drive both sides of the street but I agree a car as rare as this one should not have been hot-rodded. That said, it's unfortunate that many restorers dis hot rods, no matter how well done, but most rodders can admire a restoration. Oh, they may think it would be better with a hemi and chrome wheels but they can appreciate the blood, sweat, toil, and tears...and MONEY...involved in a quality restoration. Hot rods may look alike but come down to it, so do stockers. Sure, there are differences but a 33 Continental looks basically the same as a 33 Ford, Chevy, whatever. And yes, there are some junk hot rods but there are some not-so-good restorations as well. To be strictly monetary, building a hot rod can cost as much as a restoration but in general, a hot rod will sell for more. There have been threads on this forum bemoaning younger people's lack of interest in old cars. That's exactly why the National Street Rod Association went to a 30-years-old sliding scale a while back. Before that, it was pre-1949 and there was plenty of griping about the change, but it was necessary if the club was to survive. I'm not suggesting restorer groups should adopt hot rods. But to quote a couple cliches from when I was younger, "different strokes for different folks" and "can't we all just get along?"
  2. for a round of golf followed by a most beautiful piece of chocolate cake
  3. Just speculating but I'd guess most, if not all, guards were dealer installed. I'd further guess the painted versions were supplied in primer and the dealer painted them body color (or whatever color the customer wanted).
  4. So many cars, so little time (and money )! If I had to choose just one dream car, I think it would be... 66 Mustang-Shelby GT350H (auto) Close runners-up are... 1971 Cutlass Supreme SX (auto) convertible or hardtop or 68 Charger R/T (hemi/auto) Yeah, I like black cars but dang, they're high maintenance!
  5. Interesting that the chrome is somewhat intact on the bumper but completely gone on the guard. I'd think they'd be in more or less the same condition. Wonder if the guard was originally painted rather than chrome.
  6. I confess ignorance as to the Australian "Sun Ray" style hood - how does it differ from US? I always liked the looks of the 37, and more so 38, Chev...well, except for the door slash. Australia had some cool body styles like the sloper and the ute - too bad there weren't US versions. Anyway, your 37 is sweet! Good luck on the 38 sale. I'd be tempted but my project days are behind me - best I can do anymore is kick the tires, errr...tyres.
  7. Hot rodders still buy or build flame throwers. Re the children sleeping in cars, when we were kids, Dad built a bench that fit between the front and rear seats across the width of the car. It had a foam pad so on long trips, we could nap on it and the rear seat. And I remember Mom, before seat belts, stretching her right arm across us when she braked. When I was 3 or 4, I had a bad habit of standing up in the seat - this was before kid seats and I wanted to see out. Anyway, my aunt had a car with a buzzer that sounded if a preset speed was exceeded. She'd set it just above the speed she was driving. When I stood up, she'd speed up just enough to set off the buzzer and say that was the car telling me to sit down. I never could figure out how that darn car knew I was standing! 🤣
  8. Mr Shue traded a Ford for a CHEVY??!! I assume the Dunlop tire/tube was the spare but what's a "Weed" bumper? Brand name? Or given the location of the picture, maybe it really was for bumping weeds. 🤣 Anyway, I didn't find any pix of the dealership, then or now. But Longenecker was quite the entrepreneur. Here he is in the Marion-Handley he drove from the factory in Jackson MI - apparently he was a distributor for the make as well as several others. And here he is with his Scripps-Booth "Road-O-Plane". It was built as a non-flying parade float but some folks, thinking it was real, contacted him wanting to buy or build one. 🤣 More info on J F -
  9. According to the livery, it takes the bread. 😁 Maybe not a PC brand of cargo but a cool truck.
  10. Interesting that the Australian bodies don't have the molded-in line in the lower part of the front door like US cars - just MHO but that line makes the styling look "busy".
  11. Whatever the bird is, at least it's not the J. C. Whitney version with the light-up plastic wings.
  12. 58 Plymouth??!! 🤣
  13. I'm a car guy. I like pretty much all of them, but I have a particular affinity for MoPar and FoMoCo. Oh, and I'm also a hot rod guy.
  14. Seems to me if a plate is restored after registration, the only way DMV could tell is if they have a "before"picture - that may be why they require the plate be sent for assessment.
  15. For the non-chicken-people, a bantam, aka banty, is a scaled-down breed. They can be aggressive, a characteristic that led my grandmother to refer to a pugnacious man, especially one of small stature, as "a little banty rooster".