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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Nov 25, 2008.

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    You motor boatn' son of a bitch!!
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    Wait, I already have a wood car and nobody makes a big fluff about that! My '31 Chevy probably is made up of the same ratio of wood/steel as that boat car.

    I love the idea of incorporating wood into cars if it works but I am not sure about this thing. Probably would be a blast to drive at the very least.
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    Um, if I admit to seeing this article when it was new, does that mean I'm a geezer?
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    My dad road an '54 Ariel square four and he had a Dumphy wooden runabout boat but thankfully never mated the two.
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    hahahahahahahahahahahaha

  7. What an insult to a beautiful engine!
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    So would this be a Beaver rod instead of a Rat Rod?
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    1. Sock Fuckers Car Club
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    There's a guy here in Ontario Canada with a home-built wooden bodied MG that looks very similar. I tried to find it using Google and came up with a whole bunch of wacky results...

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    I don't care what anyone says, that thing is awesome! (I'm a little dubious about the 750 lb weight, though: the front suspension alone looks like it weighs that much!!)
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    I heard the guy who built this thing was in a huge wooden car club. Apparently however, there was a huge argument and he left and went on to form his own splinter group... :D
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    I think it's really cool and I like the patina on the wood.
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    Fred Flintstone and Barny Rubble had simular cars..

    DOES IT FLOAT"
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    CACK! I hate wood,y' can't WELD it!
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    Ok so you got me with this one!HAHA

    Wow imagine that 59 caddy taillights. :( Some neat bits though.
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    Wow that shows my point you can build all kinds of cars and they still get to the HAMB somehow someway! :eek: We here on the HAMB have a strange & wonderful sickness called HOTRODDING:D
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    Now that's ugly! Looks sorta like a catfish with wheels.

    BigA, what's the story with three wheeler in the first photo, that's kinda neat.

    This Hispano Suiza is the car I always think of when somebody talks about wood bodied cars.

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    More recently this has been done by a Gentleman name Joe Harmon, he calls it "The Splinter". It's still under construction but he claims it will reach 200 mph....I'll believe it when I see it.
    His site. http://www.joeharmondesign.com/
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    I think the car in this thread is way cool but I question the use of wood from an engineering standpoint on the "supercar". Maybe some of the structural engineers floating around in here can elaborate with more authority but there are a number of materials that are better suited for building a 200 mph car.
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    On the splinter the wood is woven and covered in a resin, much like carbon fiber is on a race car. the rest of these appear to be carved out or done more in a panel style like an old boat.
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    there are more loons on the hamb,than in the whole state of minnesota.

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    I really really like that car, and the others similarly shown... the only question is I wonder how many road mile it's logged since new?
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    I thought this thread was about something else.

    Nice wood work.
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    LOL me too...

    I would love to have the car in this thread. Talk about cool. I don't think it's bad looking at all... if it was aluminum everyone would be freaking out about it.
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    wow thats pretty out there, not in a bad way though. I think it would be a lot cooler if it had a little bit of a nicer, and more curvy aluminum body... but then i guess it wouldnt be a wooden car any more hahaha.
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    Driving it would be a blast (I think), but just looking at it(?).....I'd rather knot.
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    I can relate to wood cars...lol
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    its already got the red wheels..now all it needs is a flat black stain and it would be ...ahh forget it..

    its kinda cool..I guess use what ya got.
    I would get bored with Top speed of only 90..but than again in something like that maybe thats enough.
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    looks like a precursor to the first amphibian car lmao.....its so freaking ugly yet you have to admire the workmanship and some neet ideas....Its like a train wreak ya keep looking.....
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    I saw that "vehicle sell at an auction last year.The guy who bought it was wondering what he had done afterwards.:eek: I asked him if he had the termite letter!:rolleyes: It was kind of cool though.
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