Buddy Hinman's 1927 Chevrolet

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A photo of the roadster. Having an urge for radically lowered cars, they took the springs off and U-bolted the axles to the frame. A pretty bad move according to Buddy! Lesson learned. Photo courtesy of Buddy Hinman.

1927 Chevrolet Roadster owned and built by Buddy Hinman and his brother of Rome, New York.

In 1947 Hinman went to California with his parents for a family vacation. California was booming with hot rods after WWII, and in a Los Angeles neighborhood the 11-year-old kid laid his eyes on something he had never seen before, a HOT ROD! The car was a channeled 1932 Ford roadster that had been stripped for the hood, fenders and running boards. The windshield was chopped and laid back, and it was dressed up featuring bright white wide whitewall tires. Hinman remembers that it was for sale and that they wanted $500 for it. "A lot of money back then!" He returned back home empty-handed, but with a head filled with ideas.[1]

Back home, having an urge for a radically lowered car, the Hinman brothers took the springs off the Chevrolet and U-bolted the axles to the frame in 1948. A pretty bad move according to Buddy! Lesson learned. The roadster was powered by an OHV engine.[1]



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