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    tomatohead
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    ………….. thats a really nice picture of you guys 😀 ❗ ❗ ………….. of couse if you “inspec. the sink next to the T-Bolt you will see what there were Really inspecting 😆 looks like long neck bottles 😀 ……….. my Favorite ❗


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    #28367
    tomatohead
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    ………… John … I NEVER forgot about your bolt 😀 I told you before we went to the “2nd race” at Island I wanted to come over and see your car and ,………..I still havent gotten there 😀 I had asked somewhere here about “the pumpkin” and I know with Thanksgiving and NOW Christmas coming and the kids we are all busy …….. yes its cold in my garage too 😀 and yes we chose to work on these cars ,becuase somebody has to 😀 ❗ so enjoy and see you soon ❗ ……… ps I like that straight away in front of that farm in your picture 😆 ……….. tomato ❗


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    #28433
    bossguy
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    Very nice John, as far as the odometers, Nate Cohen (Nazy Crate) set all his to 427.

    #28434
    patina
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    Roxy I was going to ask what a T-bolt looks like without the raised bumper 😕 Then the synapses in my front lobal cortex kicked in and told me to look at “Maters” so I scroll back 1 page and sure enough 😮 the answer to my search without using the search function :P. My wife and daughter made cookies for all the ODF’s, oh wait I’m an ODF. Sorry guys they where good 🙄 🙄 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye8mB6VsUHw

    Pat

    #28435
    bossguy
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    Some more Nazy Crate memories. When Tom Caldera finished painting the car it went to the car show at Westchester County Center. (1976 I think?) While there a fellow comes up to Tommy and says, “Larsen Ford still has one of those bumpers”. (Alum front bumper). Tommy says , “yeah OK” but it bugs him and on monday he calls Greg the parts mgr. Greg confirms they still have a NOS one. Tommy says how much? Greg says 25.00. Tommys says, I’ll be right there!

    #28444
    tomatohead
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    ………… ok ok ok BOSSMAN ROXREC correct me if I am wrong ,Gliddens car originally was Gas Rondas ❓ ❓ right ❓ and where is NAZY CRATES car ❓ ❓ and yes the bumper probably help push someair up to the ram tubes ,but was also rasied to put the tow tabs right ❓ ………. ❓

    #28447
    dino
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    ‘Bout time for Drake to give us the history lesson on ‘Nazy’ ….and Who can list All the T-bolts that ran Dover? hit the Odf Galleries…ther’es a bunch. Did Rye Ford have one ? …Dobbs Ferry Ford-Tasca-Larson …who else?

    #28452
    dino
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    Da ‘Bossguy” adds to the T-Bolt Story:
    ” I just scanned these 3 pics of Nazy Crate Tom Caldara (owner of this car) raced at Dover with theSemmes Ford (Scarsdale) 66 Fairlane. He is a longtime friend of Drakes and painted a few of Drakes cars. I’ve known him since I was 13 in Yonkers and he had a beautiful black 63 Galaxie 427
    Thanks again and Merry Christmas, Jack Karl”


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    #28453
    dino
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    From V-Bobs attic Stash:


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    #28454
    dino
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    From Bill Cullin & Roger Hibbert Collections …Phil Bonner At Dover


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    #28455
    dino
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    Heres Bill Kolb !


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    #28457
    tomatohead
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    ….. ok ok guys….. BOSSMAN you probably know whos or wheres DRAKES car seen a picture at Jacks parts department at pleasant valley one time hanging up on the wall ❓ ❓ and looks like tom from yonkers painted that car ❓

    #28459
    bossguy
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    I had both Tommy and Drakes T-bolts hangin in PV. Drakes went to Sweden but someone said it was back in the US of A. Drake should be chiming in here.

    #28461
    dino
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    Found this in ‘Multi-media’ ….Vindictors


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    #28464
    patina
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    quote roxrec:

    Last post for a while – don’t expect to have any time or money until the Christmas holidays are over. Hope to see Dino when I am in NC for Christmas.

    Here is a link to the Gas Ronda car – lowest ‘Bolt Vin, but not #1 in delivery line (that was Dick Brannen, head of Ford’s Drag Council):

    http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2008/04/04/gas-ronda-thunderbolt-comes-out-to-play/

    Also: Joe – my bumper is as high as it can possibly be, and I still had to file notches in the bumper to fit the tow tabs.

    The rear wheel well has been lengthened, the lip is rolled, and the “T-bolt cut” has been made on the rocker panel. Nine inch slick fits in there nicely.

    I wonder what “The Team” had to say to Phil Bonner when he got back to the shop??????

    When are you leaving for Fla. ❓

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