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1956 Chrysler 300B - Built by Rad Rides by Troy - Detroit Autorama 2009

 
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Mar 15, 2009 23:24 |  #1

Unfortunately this car was not up for the Ridler Award this year, as it (or parts of it) had been shown previously at other venues. For a car to be eligible to compete, it must be unveiled at the Detroit Autorama.

That being said, this car was probably my favorite one there, and Troy Trepanier is probably my favorite car builder in the past decade or so.

1. Note the detail in the rear bumper. The entire rear bumper has been cut and narrowed to blend in with the body lines of the car. Normally it would stick out past the quarter panels:

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2. While this engine is beautiful, believe it or not it is not done up to the usually higher standards they build to. In the past they have done cars just like this where all the wires and hoses would have been hidden. They have also put modern engines in classic cars and actually created vintage looking wires so it would appear that the car had a vintage engine:

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3. Interior is done in all custom materials, but has just enough vintage look to not look out of place. Gauges are usually one-off hand made units to fit like they came from the factory:

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4. Another view of the whole engine compartment. Some custom rods are "clean enough to eat off of", this one you could do surgery on.

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5. Cars competing at the Detroit Autorama for the Ridler Award are also judged on presentation (display, carpet, etc.), and you will often see people polishing their cars in their socks so that they don't leave tracks in the carpet.

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6. The car wasn't quite as long as it looks here, I thought I would go full wide with the 10-22 so I could get closer to it, as crowds were starting to gather.

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7. This would have been a nice shot, had I taken a half-step backwards. Oh well...

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8. The builder, Troy Trepanier, Rad Rides by Troy. I've met him a couple times, really nice guy. Car is owned by Nancy and Roger Ritzow.

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Mar 15, 2009 23:31 |  #2

That is a STUNNING car! Great pictures as well...is it on air? I agree, Trepanier builds some very beautiful cars


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Mar 16, 2009 00:02 |  #3

LowriderS10 wrote in post #7531320 (external link)
That is a STUNNING car! Great pictures as well...is it on air? I agree, Trepanier builds some very beautiful cars

Funny you should ask, I was just digging these up as you were posting. These are pictures of just the chassis that I took at Goodguys Columbus last year. I don't see air on there, but that doesn't mean they didn't find a way to shoehorn it in there between then and now though. Pretty amazing fabrication work though:

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Mar 16, 2009 00:45 |  #4

That is one beautiful car!


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Mar 16, 2009 08:21 |  #5

Nice coverage of it in the crappiest lighting you'll ever see!
I tried to get my dad to buy a '57 300C. He bought the Windsor, instead. :cry: But it could corner like it was on rails.


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Mar 16, 2009 08:27 |  #6

PhotosGuy wrote in post #7533147 (external link)
Nice coverage of it in the crappiest lighting you'll ever see!
I tried to get my dad to buy a '57 300C. He bought the Windsor, instead. :cry: But it could corner like it was on rails.


I just attempted to re-balance the color in some of them to get them all to look like they are the same car. It's pretty good now, except for the interior shot, which is not that great anyway. If I adjust for the exterior color the interior goes pink, if I adjust for the interior the exterior goes green.


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Mar 16, 2009 10:15 |  #7

Great shots of an amazing car, thanks for sharing!


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Mar 16, 2009 17:45 |  #8

don't like those wheels on it, maybe closer to bonneville saltflat wheels or 49-51 mercury wheels.


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Mar 16, 2009 18:39 |  #9

Beautiful!!!


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Mar 16, 2009 20:16 |  #10

Awesome car....but what were they thinking when they picked the rims!


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Mar 16, 2009 22:45 |  #11

I like the rims...a lot. I like that it has fewer/thicker spokes than Daytons, I like the low-profile tires and the fact that those are probably 18s or 20s without looking like bling wheels...


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Mar 17, 2009 10:08 |  #12

I like the rims...a lot.

See how you feel about them after you spend all of Saturday morning cleaning them up! :D


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Mar 17, 2009 17:44 |  #13

Cars like that don't get dirty enough to make wheel cleaning that ugly. Think of how long it would take to clean the engine compartment if it was driven in a rain.
Great shots of a very tidy car. Having shown in many indoor shows I know just how bad the lighting & shadows can be.


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Mar 17, 2009 18:21 |  #14

cicopo wrote in post #7543707 (external link)
Cars like that don't get dirty enough to make wheel cleaning that ugly. Think of how long it would take to clean the engine compartment if it was driven in a rain.
Great shots of a very tidy car. Having shown in many indoor shows I know just how bad the lighting & shadows can be.

Don't be so sure. One of Troys other creations, "Chicayne" was finished off to the same degree and was taken on one of the Hot Rod "Power Tours", travelling 1000+ miles.

Another one of his cars was seen at Goodguys Columbus last year with damage to the rear. I suppose it could have shifted in the trailer, but some of these cars DO get driven.


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Mar 17, 2009 20:54 |  #15

I'm not saying that they don't get driven, but I doubt many of that quality get driven to the first batch of shows where they are the feature cars as such. Once they have done the rounds it's likely a better use to drive them a bit since they aren't the "new kid on the block" forever. As for the damage to that car, it could have been a road accident, or even something that happened at a show. It's unfortunate but sometimes other exibitors hit parked cars while trying to get into their assigned spot due to a late arrival or because they rushed etc.


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