Joe Urritta's Barris-built 41 Ford. A contemporary Interpretation

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    Rik Hoving
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    In the August 1991 issue of Street Rodder magazine there was an very inspiring – at least to me- article done by Harry Bradley. The article was about a modern updated version of the Barris built Joe Urritta 1941 Ford sedan convertible.

    The article showed some incredible sketches Harry did, including a nice front 3/4, side and rear 3/4 drawing of the original Barris created custom car.

    I watched this article for hours, loved every bit about it. The car that Harry designed based on the original was very nice, and I was contemplating doing a model car based on it. But more a cross over between Harry’s redesign and the original car. But many other plans made sure I never got around to it.

    Also mentioned in the article was that if you wanted to know more about his plans you could send in a check to Harry’s home address and you would get a 20 or so page booklet with all the plans, plus a analysis of the Joe Urritta Ford. I lived in the Netherlands, and at the time had no friends in the US, so there was no way I was going to get a copy of this booklet. Something I have always regretted.

    Last week I was browsing the internet looking for something when I came across and message board where a guy posted some pages from this booklet… Amazing I was finally able to see hat this booklet was all about… and what I see it really great.
    I love the drawings Harry did on the original Urritta car and how it was built. As well as more sketches of the Tribute Ford which did not make it into the Street Rodder article.

    You can see the Street Rodder article and the 1/1 car based on Harry’s designs on the Custom Car Photo Archive here

    I hope one day I will find somebody who has a copy of this booklet and is willing to scan all the pages at a bit better resolution so we can see and read everything.
    So if any of you has this booklet, or know somebody who has it… please let us know.

    Until then enjoy these photos from the Harry Bradley booklet on the Joe Urritta 1941 Ford and his tribute.

    The photos come from the Motorburg.com forum

    I think these are some really cool pages of this booklet showing how the real car was built at the Barris shop.I only wish they were a bit better in quality.

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    #4019
    Bickford
    Participant

    thanks for posting this Rik!! This is one of my all time favorite customs!!
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    #4020
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Three more text pages of the booklet with interesting little drawings of the Tribute Ford.

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    #4029
    Cole
    Participant

    This is a really cool car.

    Do you have more pictures of the original, Rik?

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    #4030
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    This is a really cool car.

    Do you have more pictures of the original, Rik?

    Yes of course… there is a folder for the car on the Custom Car Photo Archive showing most of the published photos of the original Barris Kustoms creation. Check out the folder HERE

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    #4712
    Stephen Gotz
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    Those build sketches are brilliant

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    #14524
    Justin Kudolla
    Participant

    Harry Bradley was a real genius in the design department. I have always liked the Urritta car, it’s probably one the wildest Barris cars bar none, and that’s saying a lot!

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    #14836
    Jeff Neppl
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    Urritta had to of been owning Atlantic Blvd when he was cruising to the shop. Holyshit ! This car was so heavy !

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    #14965
    KingKustoms
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    One of my all-time favorites, too! I wonder what that car looked like in person…I bet it was really wild, especially for the time period. The proportions are so interesting to me, and I would love to clone the car some day as an exact copy. Harry Bradley’s illustrations are always a real treat, too! Thanks for sharing, Rik.

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    #16050
    Renaud Zed Legardez
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    very kool construction sketchs !

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    #29731
    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Ken G. send us some larger scans of the Harry Bradley Designs he had in this collection of the Tribute Ford.

    Thank you Ken.

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    #62323
    Rik Hoving
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    Jeff Spence shared some photos of the ’41 Tribute being constructed at Rod Powell’s shop.

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    #62336
    kustomland
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    Rik , Just so you may be able to confirm , I am pretty sure that photo of the car with the orange and white 55 Chevrolet looks to be a photo taken at ROD POWELLS Shop in SALINAS CALIF …. It looks like the side of the shop with the tin wall and you cans see the start of the front office ……You can see the street…. Opp Rod Powells shop was a building that was used as  a brinks   armored safe, In the early 2000’s It was called ” CAL SUSPENSION ” And I worked at ” CAL SUSPENSION ” opp Rod Powell’s original shop.   F.Y.I..

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    #62339
    Rik Hoving
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    Correct Luke. I think all of the construction photo were taken at Rod Powell’s shop.

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