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History $1000 Buck Hot Rod

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Scott Mannion, May 8, 2018.

  1. Scott Mannion
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    I spotted a recent 'historic' post on Instagram by Gasoline Magazine referring to the 'iconic' $1000 buck roadster they featured a few years ago. I messaged them for more info, but not heard any more about it. Anyone out there know anything about this car (or indeed willing to show off their own traditional 'low buck' builds)? In fact, how about a challenge to see who has spent the least amount of money building a safe road-legal traditional hot rod?
     
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  2. flatheadpete
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    999.jpg
    Was it Clark's '999' roadster? I think that was built maybe '05-'06. I'll see if I can dig a pic out.
     
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  3. trad27
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    If it’s the one I am thinking of the guy I met through a friend of a friend type deal. He wasn’t the one that bought it for 1K but the story goes it sold for 1K on eBay I think it was. Was built by harry westerguard? Back when.
     
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  4. anthony myrick
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    reminds me of this car
    the headlights would not fit that budget though

    Pictures 151.jpg
     
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  5. Vanness
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    Those headlights are 1/2 the price at least .... and butt ugly :(
     
  6. flatheadpete
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    Same car I posted...
     
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  7. anthony myrick
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    a 2009 pic from Detroit
    and 2 more
    is it the car in question? (do you have to follow the word 'question" with a question mark?)
    Pictures 152.jpg Pictures 153.jpg
     
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  8. anthony myrick
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    are they supposed to be cool cause they are expensive?
     
  9. Vanness
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    Damn...now I know.
     
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  10. I believe this is the roadster they were thinking of. It was a Harry Westergard build.

    Mick
    DSCF0177.jpg DSCF0178.jpg
     
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  11. anthony myrick
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    man that car is awesome
    when I build my way back machine, Im gonna hang out with Westergard
     
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  13. Vanness
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    Thx 97. I want that hour of my life back as I read the old post .... :) thx for the link though.
     
  14. sloppy jalopies
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    dick mcgouriac [spelling] did a doller a pound rod in streetrodder mag...
     
  15. Clark
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    999 pictured above was built for about $999. The front tires blew the budget. Total cost was $1200. By the time it was purple in Detroit I may have had $2000 in it. Another cool fact is we built it in 6 days. Lots of great people came together and had a great time. We did it just to see if we could.
    The 32 roadster for $1000....that was just pure luck
     
  16. A Boner
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    Pretty hard to build to that budget when traditional tires are involved!
    The 999 hot rod is really slick......no matter what the budget was.
     
  17. Scott Mannion
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    This looks like the one in the Instagram post. It had wire wheels back. Then. Thanks for posting, it looks even better from the front!
     
  18. Scott Mannion
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    This looks fantastic. It's not the one that I was talking about in the Gasoline Magazine Instagram post, but it looks more like it had cost $1000 to build rather than it was a good deal at $1000. Thanks for sharing this.
     
  19. Tex Smith built a dollar a pound roadster back when he published Hot Rod Mechanix magazine.

    I don't remember the final total but it was a nice roadster. HRP

    upload_2018-5-9_11-37-0.jpeg
     
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  20. edwardlloyd
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    I nearly bought that Roadster. Pulled it up on eBay, pressed BIN and missed out by a few seconds.

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  21. Stan Back
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    I bought this one for $1000, but not recently.

    Roadster Ad copy.jpg
     
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  22. Vanness
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    What year was that???
     
  23. A Boner
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    image.jpeg
    Inexpensive HOT RODS look like they are more fun!
     
  24. Slopok
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    Don't need no stinkin' windshield!o_O
     
  25. coreythompsonhm
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    I would really want to build a low buck, underslung traditional dirt racer model t or A.
     
  26. Stan Back
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    "What year was that???"
    1962


    Here's 1966 at Riverside and 2003 at Bonneville . . . 1966 Roadster and 442 (2) copy.jpg Bonneville 2003.jpg . . .
     
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  27. Scott Mannion
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  28. A Boner
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    image.png Here is a pic of a T modified that was inspired by Clark's #999 modified.
     

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