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Old 08-23-2010, 07:20 PM   #1
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Default Weird-ass car found. What is it?

I spotted this car along the highway. It looks like the frame could be old Ford and it appears to have an ohv V-8 under the hood. Thinking maybe an old Mechanix Illustrated special? Weird but cool!
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: Weird-ass car found. What is it?

yikes. weird.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Weird-ass car found. What is it?

Its another Henweigh, or is that Henway? They crop up on here alot lately. No, wait, maybe its a Dodge Vegomatic. Fugly.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:29 PM   #4
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Only a mother could love it.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:30 PM   #5
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56 Merc brake handle.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:31 PM   #6
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Default Re: Weird-ass car found. What is it?

Looks like one of those early 50's made in the back yard sports cars that used to show up in Mechanics Illustrated every so often. The wheels, chassis and engine if there is one may be more interesting than the car is.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #7
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It definately was built from plans of the old Mechanic Illustrated. A mechanic in North English, IA had built one like like it back in the fiftys. His son now owns that one and had restored it a few years ago. Most were built on old ford chassis.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:32 PM   #8
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Default Re: Weird-ass car found. What is it?

Strange, but kind of cool. Would like to know whats under the hood for power, Caddy, Olds, Pont?? Old caddy would be my guess.
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #9
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most likely built either by Bob Whitehead or using plans he sold...
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:34 PM   #10
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I dig those knock off caps...and what gauges are there? Could be some goodies on that thing. How much is it?
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Old 08-23-2010, 07:54 PM   #11
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Default Re: Weird-ass car found. What is it?

I saw this car (almost directly behind) Lakemont Park in Altoona about 5-6 years ago.
It seems to get around a bit?
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:02 PM   #12
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Only a mother could love it.
And she is having a hard time.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:04 PM   #13
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I'm all for doing something out of the ordinary, but I'm not sure about this thing.........
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:05 PM   #14
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Looks like somebody's wet dream
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:20 PM   #15
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Its another Henweigh, or is that Henway?
Henway in America, Henweigh in England
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:24 PM   #16
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Yeah, well it may not be everyone's cup o' tea, but at least it looks driveable.

No friggin' "layin' frame", "in the weeds", airbagged minitrucker bullshit!
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:27 PM   #17
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Wow, I thought I already knew ugly. I guess not.
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:35 PM   #18
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Back and side are not the worst I've seen, but how to fix that front view. I've got an old Case tractor grille layin' up in the weeds which might do the trick.

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Old 08-23-2010, 08:39 PM   #19
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EEWWW, I cannot see anything that would cause Mamma to love it....
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Old 08-23-2010, 08:43 PM   #20
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It is a 'What da Hey', built by an overwrought rodder, old skool.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it !

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