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Hi there, I'm new & not sure how this works.
I live north of Seattle & have been into cars & motorcycles my whole life. I now have several each. I talked my dad into taking me to the drags when I was a young boy, back when top fuel did about 200 mph. (long ago) I go to the nationals every year in Seattle & have been to the nationals in Vegas, Pamona & Gainsville. I've also been to races at Laguna seca & Indy. I watch most motor sports on tv. I'm a SPEED freak & a gear head.
The reason I'm here right now is I need help with info on a particular 1916 Ford C cab. I'm told the car was built in the LA area in the late 70's & spent it's time with different owners in so cal since. It is red with fairly involved blue pin stripes & is signed on the back "Schartel 79". There's lots of brass, a thick brass firewall & custom 3 piece alum-brass valve covers on a small block Chev. It's completely finished & looks like it could have been a show car 25 years ago. This car is on a web site for a shop in Cal. It says all kinds of things like it's been in the movies & that George Barris built it & so on. When I called them to ask how they know these things the guy said it was common knowledge. Not much help! There site is hiperf.net, enter the tune up shop & scroll down to recent visitors. There are a bunch of pics with notes.
Any help would be great! Thanks, Mark
 

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Welcome....We are glad to have you here at Hotrodders. Lots of opinions, advice, info, and even some good natured fun on this site so jump on in the waters fine! :welcome:
 

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Thanks 4 the welcome guys !
Poncho62...... The C cab is in my garage, & you are right, It's a 70's car with newer wheels. I want to know more about it, who built it & where it's been. It's past seems to be shrouded in mystery and rumor.
 

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Welcome to the site 1916 ford c cab. :welcome: Looks familiar but I can't place it from anywhere in particular. Definitely 70's with all the button tufting. Could be a Barris car. He liked to smooth his bodies in the 70's. I would think it was built for the show circuit and not the street although it may have ended up there.

Glad to have you here and enjoy the site.

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