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History 1934 Chevy hot rod time capsule

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Keepat, Nov 1, 2017.

  1. Keepat
    Joined: Oct 31, 2017
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    An older gentleman that lived in my neighborhood and liked to talk about cars passed away about three years ago. He would always talk about his 1st car a 1934 Chevy two door sedan that he bought from the original owner in the late 50s. He proceeded to make a hot rod out of it by replacing the in-line six with a Oldsmobile V8, fabricating his own headers, along with a lot of other 1960-ish hot rod upgrades a teenager would do. He stop driving it as a daily driver in the mid to late 60s. The last time it was on the road was sometime in the 70s. All this time it's been stored in a shed outside of his house. His family reached out to me this past spring and over the summer we finally worked out a time to get it out of the shed and I bought it.


    My plans are just to make it roadworthy and keep everything as he built it. But that's a project it won't start until my bullet Charger is completed ;-)



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  2. harpo1313
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    Now that one will buff out .
     
  3. tb33anda3rd
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    forget the bullet charger [whatever that is] and get that baby done!
     
  4. mgtstumpy
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    Wow, dual quads to boot. It looks to be fairly complete vehicle and a solid body. Some new wheels and lose that nose high stance and you're in business. What suspension, brakes and transmission? Can you put up some interior shots. Where are you located since this is your first post? Welcome to the HAMB.
     
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  5. Bandit Billy
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    Does that rear tag say 94? Cool car!
     
  6. squirrel
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    that's a really neat car!

    I expect most guys will tell you that you have to change stuff on it to make it look like a proper old hot rod...but it would be neat if you could resist the urge :)
     
  7. Neato! Clean it up and drive it!
     
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  9. Dick Stevens
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    Wow! I love that and yes, I am jealous! :cool:
     
  10. squirrel
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    looks like a 371 or 394?
     
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  11. Gman0046
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    Great find. Proves they are still out there.
     
  12. blowby
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    The black Dodge Charger from the movie Bullet.

    Looking at the firewall that looks to be a nicely built hot rod. Good score.
     
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  14. Keepat
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    The body and frame are rust free and I agree on the wheels. I think that happen sometime in the mid 70s as the original mag wheels which I have two of are very rusty and he just replaced it with something that he thought was cool at the time the tires on those wheels still have tits on them he never drove it after that. The engine is a 394 Olds ultra high compression. It has a Hydro Madic transmission which I believe is a four-speed auto?? And the front brakes are vintage Airhart disc brakes.
    I will post pictures of the interior when I get back Home ( Edgewater Maryland) I'm down in Florida working the Fort Lauderdale boat show.
    Thank you
    Pat
     
  15. Keepat
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    Yes, the owner had tags for the car up to 2002
    Pat
     
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  16. Keepat
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  17. indyjps
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    Great find, cant wait to see what you do with it. Looks like a good cleaning and lot of gaskets it may be good to go.

    Wheels -ya gotta buy tires anyway, pick what you like.
     
  18. Congrats on a great find. Looks to be in great shape.
     
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  19. brady1929
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    Nice, congrats
     
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  20. Great Find ! Congratulations & keep us posted !
     
  21. goatboy
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    very cool find, lucky duck
     
  22. I would kill for that car.

    Awesome Chevy.

    My buddy has the fastback, you guys should arrange a full on unauthorized re enactment in SF.




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  23. ss34coupe
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    Nice find!
     
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  24. Dick Stevens
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    That doesn't belong on the HAMB, nothing newer than 65!
     
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  25. Keepat
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    Fixed!
     
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  26. Way cool. You wouldn't really have to change anything on that to make it a period perfect car because it already is.
     
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  27. looking forward to seeing you get this old girl back on the road. Congrats on the nice find
     
  28. abner36
    Joined: Nov 5, 2014
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    WOW! that thing is awesome you are a lucky man to get to be the new keeper of that car! It seems we are always hearing about how it was done back in the day but to see these cars come out of sheds so many years later so we can actually see them is awesome!
     

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