I'M IN LOVE

I'M IN LOVE

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aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Tuesday 6th April
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rat rod said:
Lucky i'm a short ass and have no problem with the chopped roof but my son

has to lay down and look upwards to see any traffic lights and takes him a couple of hours to straighten his neck

after a run .
As much as I love the chopped & fenderless highboy look...........the practicalities around retaining a tiny degree of comfort being 6ft and a bit, plus already having a damaged upper spine, meant leaving mine unchopped and stock height.......

rat rod

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2,445 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th April
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aeropilot said:
rat rod said:
Lucky i'm a short ass and have no problem with the chopped roof but my son

has to lay down and look upwards to see any traffic lights and takes him a couple of hours to straighten his neck

after a run .
As much as I love the chopped & fenderless highboy look...........the practicalities around retaining a tiny degree of comfort being 6ft and a bit, plus already having a damaged upper spine, meant leaving mine unchopped and stock height.......
Sometimes it's advantage being short unless you like tall woman ,rolleyes

SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Tuesday 6th April
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I'm 6'2" so would struggle in the 32. Yes. John Golding. Could not remember the name. It was his own car for quite a few years. He bought it 4 years ago and it was out Chelmsford way.

rat rod

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2,445 posts

32 months

Tuesday 6th April
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SRT Hellcat said:
I'm 6'2" so would struggle in the 32. Yes. John Golding. Could not remember the name. It was his own car for quite a few years. He bought it 4 years ago and it was out Chelmsford way.
Looks like it's had a roof chop so at 6ft 2" you got no chance , you will probably be driving with your head over the windscreen if in a roadster

unless you take the seat out and as good as sit on the floor, Be interesting to see how you get on.

Being John's personal Rod it should drive as perfect as they get, with that sort of kudos it doesn't get much better than that ,

It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos , he has a passion for yanks and Rods and

great way to make a living,


aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Tuesday 6th April
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rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos , he has a passion for yanks and Rods and
He's sold a few of Jon's old cars that the people Jon sold them to ended up selling them later to Andy.
I think he's had a few Jerry Denning built rods go through his hands as well over the years.

He's had a real nice unchopped 32 5w for sale for some time now, and after it being for sale for nearly 3 years, he's finally dropped his price on it by 10k.... laugh
He clearly is never that desperate to fire sale his stock, so life must be good for him.

roscobbc

1,649 posts

209 months

Tuesday 6th April
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aeropilot said:
He's sold a few of Jon's old cars that the people Jon sold them to ended up selling them later to Andy.
I think he's had a few Jerry Denning built rods go through his hands as well over the years.

He's had a real nice unchopped 32 5w for sale for some time now, and after it being for sale for nearly 3 years, he's finally dropped his price on it by 10k.... laugh
He clearly is never that desperate to fire sale his stock, so life must be good for him.
https://www.standrewsautos.co.uk/
Hebs - he certainly has an eye for a good car, rod, yank or classic. Also seems to spend money on the right cars too........

SRT Hellcat

6,578 posts

184 months

Wednesday 7th April
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rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos
Spot on. That is the chap. Had a lovely flamed green Pop which I really liked. I could not bloody fit in it frown

rat rod

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2,445 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th April
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SRT Hellcat said:
rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos
Spot on. That is the chap. Had a lovely flamed green Pop which I really liked. I could not bloody fit in it frown
When Andy was trying to buy my Galaxie we got into a conversation about Rods and he confessed he had a weakness

for the Ford Pop, He did have a very expensive green one for sale,probably the best one i've seen, don't think he

was that bothered about selling it but i'm sure he would have done for the asking price,

Is that the one you couldn't fit into, think from memory it was around £35K/£40K,


aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th April
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rat rod said:
SRT Hellcat said:
rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos
Spot on. That is the chap. Had a lovely flamed green Pop which I really liked. I could not bloody fit in it frown
When Andy was trying to buy my Galaxie we got into a conversation about Rods and he confessed he had a weakness

for the Ford Pop, He did have a very expensive green one for sale,probably the best one i've seen, don't think he

was that bothered about selling it but i'm sure he would have done for the asking price,

Is that the one you couldn't fit into, think from memory it was around £35K/£40K,
Looking on the gallery page on his website, he might have had the ex-Wheeler Dealer Ford Pop go through his hands as well at some point, as there is a photo of him with 3 of them in his yard, and the one on the far left looks like the ex-WD one.

rat rod

Original Poster:

2,445 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th April
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aeropilot said:
rat rod said:
SRT Hellcat said:
rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos
Spot on. That is the chap. Had a lovely flamed green Pop which I really liked. I could not bloody fit in it frown
When Andy was trying to buy my Galaxie we got into a conversation about Rods and he confessed he had a weakness

for the Ford Pop, He did have a very expensive green one for sale,probably the best one i've seen, don't think he

was that bothered about selling it but i'm sure he would have done for the asking price,

Is that the one you couldn't fit into, think from memory it was around £35K/£40K,
Looking on the gallery page on his website, he might have had the ex-Wheeler Dealer Ford Pop go through his hands as well at some point, as there is a photo of him with 3 of them in his yard, and the one on the far left looks like the ex-WD one.
Ye i think he's had the monopoly on most Rods especially pop's, noticed he sold a very nice 32 Roaster this week,

didn't last long after putting out a really detailed video of it.

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th April
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rat rod said:
aeropilot said:
rat rod said:
SRT Hellcat said:
rat rod said:
It sounds like your brother-in-law bought it from Andy from St Andrews Autos
Spot on. That is the chap. Had a lovely flamed green Pop which I really liked. I could not bloody fit in it frown
When Andy was trying to buy my Galaxie we got into a conversation about Rods and he confessed he had a weakness

for the Ford Pop, He did have a very expensive green one for sale,probably the best one i've seen, don't think he

was that bothered about selling it but i'm sure he would have done for the asking price,

Is that the one you couldn't fit into, think from memory it was around £35K/£40K,
Looking on the gallery page on his website, he might have had the ex-Wheeler Dealer Ford Pop go through his hands as well at some point, as there is a photo of him with 3 of them in his yard, and the one on the far left looks like the ex-WD one.
Ye i think he's had the monopoly on most Rods especially pop's, noticed he sold a very nice 32 Roaster this week,

didn't last long after putting out a really detailed video of it.
That's why I'm surprised that powder blue full fendered 32 5w has been unsold for so long......even though it is at the very top of the price range for a 32 for sale in the UK. I dare say he's had many offers of 50k or less put to him though in the past 3 years!





rat rod

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2,445 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th April
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aeropilot said:
That's why I'm surprised that powder blue full fendered 32 5w has been unsold for so long......even though it is at the very top of the price range for a 32 for sale in the UK. I dare say he's had many offers of 50k or less put to him though in the past 3 years!
Don't think he's that bothered looking at his property , Was told that if a airport near he will fly himself in when buying stock,

Didn't hear that from him so may not be true.

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Wednesday 7th April
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rat rod said:
aeropilot said:
That's why I'm surprised that powder blue full fendered 32 5w has been unsold for so long......even though it is at the very top of the price range for a 32 for sale in the UK. I dare say he's had many offers of 50k or less put to him though in the past 3 years!
Don't think he's that bothered looking at his property , Was told that if a airport near he will fly himself in when buying stock,
Yes, I think he can happily sit on stuff for the right buyer for quite some time, so I would think he made his money doing something else, and probably does the car buying and selling almost as a part-time hobby business.

I know an ex-city trader that was burnt-out by the age of 40, and 'retired' to the Algarve and now has a boat trading hobby-business just to relieve the boredom and have something to do, and as long as he doesn't make a huge loss every year, he's not bothered....!!


rat rod

Original Poster:

2,445 posts

32 months

Wednesday 7th April
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aeropilot said:
Yes, I think he can happily sit on stuff for the right buyer for quite some time, so I would think he made his money doing something else, and probably does the car buying and selling almost as a part-time hobby business.

I know an ex-city trader that was burnt-out by the age of 40, and 'retired' to the Algarve and now has a boat trading hobby-business just to relieve the boredom and have something to do, and as long as he doesn't make a huge loss every year, he's not bothered....!!
Sounds better than Bognor Regis's beach , Not sure about selling boats but did think about being a Water Melon seller

directly on the beach, how hard can that be. bandit

Escort3500

8,267 posts

112 months

Thursday 8th April
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My mate got his all-steel Model B on the road last year after a build by Valley Gas Speed Shop and Gary Gunn at Loaded Gunn. It’s a lovely bit of kit and I can’t wait for a run out in it smile


rat rod

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2,445 posts

32 months

Thursday 8th April
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Escort3500 said:
My mate got his all-steel Model B on the road last year after a build by Valley Gas Speed Shop and Gary Gunn at Loaded Gunn. It’s a lovely bit of kit and I can’t wait for a run out in it smile

Looks like Jimmy's none a lovely job, big money no doubt , a little cheaper i bought my son a Fender Co Cal Speed Shop

Stratocaster Limited Edition Guitar in the same colours , would look cool with the Rod.

Love the looks of the 50's Chevy in the background.

Edited by rat rod on Thursday 8th April 19:38

Escort3500

8,267 posts

112 months

Thursday 8th April
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rat rod said:
Escort3500 said:
My mate got his all-steel Model B on the road last year after a build by Valley Gas Speed Shop and Gary Gunn at Loaded Gunn. It’s a lovely bit of kit and I can’t wait for a run out in it smile

Looks like Jimmy's none a lovely job, big money no doubt , a little cheaper i bought my son a Fender Co Cal Speed Shop

Stratocaster Limited Edition Guitar in the same colours , would look cool with the Rod.

Love the looks of the 50's Chevy in the background.

Edited by rat rod on Thursday 8th April 19:38
I’ve not asked Steve how much it owes him laugh but it’s a big chunk. He debuted it at a show at Stoneleigh a couple of years ago, before it was road registered, and it attracted a lot of attention.

Like the idea of a matching Strat!

aeropilot

24,687 posts

194 months

Thursday 8th April
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Escort3500 said:
My mate got his all-steel Model B on the road last year after a build by Valley Gas Speed Shop and Gary Gunn at Loaded Gunn. It’s a lovely bit of kit and I can’t wait for a run out in it smile

Don't want to nitpick.....but that's not a Model B.

Its a '28-31 Model A roadster on a set of '32 rails, with a '32 Ford grille and hood.

Escort3500

8,267 posts

112 months

Thursday 8th April
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aeropilot said:
Escort3500 said:
My mate got his all-steel Model B on the road last year after a build by Valley Gas Speed Shop and Gary Gunn at Loaded Gunn. It’s a lovely bit of kit and I can’t wait for a run out in it smile

Don't want to nitpick.....but that's not a Model B.

Its a '28-31 Model A roadster on a set of '32 rails, with a '32 Ford grille and hood.
Ah, I stand corrected. I’ve not seen it in the flesh as Steve lives 240 miles from me, but it’ll be worth the trip as he’s promised me a drive smile


Edited by Escort3500 on Sunday 11th April 09:02

Escort3500

8,267 posts

112 months

Saturday 10th April
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Some more pics if you’re interested aeropilot