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I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Chuck Stevens » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:02 am

I might build a gow job and just eat those picture up, thanks Chuck.


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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

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Post by Atomic Amish » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:43 am

I'm thinking he means he digs the modified T's, Tom. Gow jobs, speedsters, soup jobs, etc.

What they were called before they were known as 'hot rods'.
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Post by DanTreace » Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:55 am

Don’t ever recall ‘gow job’ til 1990’s speak along with rat rods! Most times hot rod, racer and speedster. Old days jalopy and for open wheel T’s were called ‘bug ‘s’ , long before the Beetle of course!

But anything with a hopped up T block is fine with me, just no chev shortblock :x
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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Atomic Amish » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:38 am

Oh man, Dan. That second car is the bee's knees!
My other car is an Amish Drag Buggy.
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Post by Terry_007 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:06 am

Could be a typo also.

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Post by DanTreace » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:05 pm

Atomic Amish wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:38 am
Oh man, Dan. That second car is the bee's knees!
OK, Bee's Knees, that's and old expression too!

Just to prove I like the gow jobs or whatever.....made one from left over parts of 1/24th plastic Model T scale kits, a try at replicating an overhead on the T block, with Warford, and later wires of course ;)







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Post by Burger in Spokane » Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:32 pm

Have you tried GowHub ?
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Post by Atomic Amish » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:28 pm

Darn it, Burger, I went searching and can't find a 'gowhub'. ;)

Got my hopes up for nothing. LOL
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Post by Atomic Amish » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:30 pm

And, Dan, there are those of us who try and live like it's still pre WWII. ;)

At least when I'm not at work. Then, I'm a few years into the future. It's quite a paradox.
(I'm a prototype tech at Ford).
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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:40 pm

Jason, maybe you could push for a 3 peddle vehicle with no gear shift or gas peddle? With all the throw back vehicles, it should be an easy sell!😁
Could meen a big promotion!


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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by David Mazza » Thu Dec 10, 2020 3:43 am

You can follow this link to a thread I did on jalopy journal. Contact me and I can put you touch with more people building gows! Heres mine in progress.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... s.1165346/
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Post by Atomic Amish » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:00 am

Can't forget this one! Fellow Barnstormer and friend Clayton Paddison's gow job...
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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Chuck Stevens » Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:14 am

Thanks guys, gotta love em.


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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Shane Lach » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:04 pm

Little something I whipped together.
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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Sean B » Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:48 pm

Shane Lach wrote:
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Little something I whipped together.
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WOW!!! That is beautiful!


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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by Kevin Pharis » Fri Dec 11, 2020 11:29 pm

Not sure if it was a “go job”... but it was Winfield carb, Bosch magneto, and Buffalo wheel equipped!
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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by otrcman » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:06 pm

DanTreace wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:55 am
"Don’t ever recall ‘gow job’ til 1990’s speak along with rat rods! Most times hot rod, racer and speedster. Old days jalopy and for open wheel T’s were called ‘bug ‘s’ , long before the Beetle of course!"


Dan, I just ran across the term "bug" in an autobiography written by a man named Charles Klessig. Mr. Klessig was born in 1911 in Eastern South Dakota. Even though the autobio was written much later, the fact that he put that word in quotes suggests that "bug" was a contemporary term. The quote below describes an event occurring around 1925-1927. Here is what he wrote:

"...They bought old cars and made them into 'bugs". With an ax they would chop off the bodies of the cars, making them look like bugs, hence the name.

"The body on my 1912 was so bad so I did the same with it. I started to make a streamlined body for the racer."

("My Highway In The Sky", Charles Klessig)

It occurred to me that terms like bug, speedster, gow, etc might have been regional. Today we communicate daily with like minded friends all over the world. And even now we occasionally have to ask someone about a term used in a post.

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Post by TRDxB2 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:43 pm

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Post by David Mazza » Sat Dec 12, 2020 3:37 pm

I think this man can best cement the term gow job. He is after all 99 years old now and was there and learned everything he knew from people like Winfield, directly mind you. Watch this nice segment, you be happy you did as this man was hot rodding model t fords before people began restoring them. He refers to the cars he saw, which inspired him when he was young as gow jobs.

https://youtu.be/qzLzwxjZQB4


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Post by David Conwill » Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:51 am

Here's the concept art for mine. A 1921 Ford Model T gow job: Chopped and hinged windshield, Peerless radiator shell, hopped-up engine, dropped front axle, lowered rear, 19-inch Chevrolet wheels, Ruckstell, Warford, and Rocky Mountain brakes.

It should be coming this summer.

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Re: I would love to see more gow jobs

Post by dlmyers » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:46 am

I don’t know if these are gow jobs or not.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/82 ... 1538180363
The old forums are a gold mine of information.


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Post by Chuck Regan » Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:01 pm

David - great video of Ed Iskendarian! I was honored to spend most of a day with Ed last year. We visited his old neighborhood where he built the Maxi F head V8 T roadster - which I think may still be in the NHRA museum in Pomona. We stood outside his old high school where he reminisced about shop class and spoke about gow jobs.
Thanks for sharing!

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