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Event Coverage 2018 “what did you buy/save this year?”

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chris, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,440


    It is pretty much a shell. The outer body is solid from all the various coats of paint and it has a couple dents but most of the floors will need to be replaced. It has a motor but I have no idea as to if it runs or not. No interior. A full restoration would take a lot more money than turning it into a comfortable cruiser or even a jacked up straight axle beast of some sort. Jury is still out on what to do with it as I am currently finishing my 31 A roadster.
  2. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,433

    lumpy 63

    Just bought a 58 chevy big back window short fleet...Like I needed another project.:rolleyes:
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  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,266


    Making payments on a PRE HANB friendly brass era car from 1911.

  4. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,851

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Dad scored a 26 t coupe that was restored 40 years ago and then sat in a barn, will need some work again as raccoons and mice undid a lot of work. He also got a 49 F3 with a dump bed, its now in light duty use on the "farm" and a couple weeks ago we brought home a very complete 36 Chevy sedan delivery. Id say weve got enough projects to last a while. But given the chance in 2019, there will be more brought home!
  5. I'm not buying any more relics.
    That said, I just had to save this rare truck. '53 Marmon Herrington 4x4...

  6. ...saved this from being a lawn ornament...
    31 model a trk 9-11-18 006.jpg
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  7. fordf1trucknut
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,121


    I did these 2 for myself this year.



    And finally bought a garage.

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  8. That is awesome! I was seriously looking at buying a 53 F250 MH down in Boise, but just couldn't do it.
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  9. IMG_0283.jpg I found this.....
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  10. Only bought one HAMB type item. I bought the remains of hub cap 2 014.JPG a 56 Pontiac. just the front half of the frame ,cowl, hood, 316 engine, and stick tranny. Already sold the pedals & linkage to a HAMBER and have a pending sale to another member for the trans.
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  11. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,686


    Oldwolf, someone on here is looking for a '56 Pontiac a-arm. a quick search might reveal who.

    EDIT: here
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  12. I used to think that the Pontiac and Chevrolet shared the same chassis because I never owned a Pontiac, I just thought GM did things that way. They are a lot of differences in them I now know.
  13. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,775


    OK, all of you with major finds (a pristine '32 5-window, fer Christ sake!). I went with friend to look at a Model "A" Murray Fordor he was thinking about getting. He didn't buy it, but I got a broken Model "T" steering wheel (for my "Tub" project) for $5. I restored it and it turned out real well. How's that for the smallest project here.:D
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  14. I think the Canadian Pontiacs where very similar to the Chevrolets.
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  15. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223


    great save...that stuff is impossible to find when you need it.
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  16. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 7,863

    Bandit Billy

    I bought a '41 Ford Pickup project from a fellow HAMBer, haven't lifted a finger on it yet tho. Also bought a 9" Posi for the truck and a little HEMI. I am looking forward to getting started building the truck in 2019.
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  17. Chris you have been busy! Did you leave anything for Santa Claus to bring ? lol:D
    just bought a few dress up items for the 36.. no new rigs...
  18. This followed me home from a local swap meet. DSCF4688.JPG DSCF4687.JPG
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  20. Mr cheater
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
    Posts: 535

    Mr cheater

    [​IMG]this pile and I’m the third owner

    Sent from my iPad using H.A.M.B.
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  21. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,779


    I had a 55 Metropolitan ragtop when I was a Sr in high school, lots of fun but it got me in a couple of fights because a cluster of classmates thought it was great fun to mess with it until a friend of mine put a stop to it telling them that no more or they answered to him.
    This is the year I didn't drag anything old home but I have seemed to invested heavily in finned aluminum for both the 48 and the model A.
    I did drag home a 52 F1 chassis early in the spring, pulled the front drums off, took out the crossmember and clutch an brake pedals and shock brackets and salvaged a 4 speed with hogshead on it and turned around an sold the frame an axles to a young guy down in the Portland/Vancouver to use under his F1 with a boogered up frame.
    Right now I am trying to keep from dragging anything else home until a couple of the Ot rigs that need to be sold are gone. I've got to put some goodies up for sale to pay for a trailer I want now.
  22. Sold this… IMG_2793.JPG
    Bought this…

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  23. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,041

    from Berry, AL

    Only thing I’ve bought this year has been semi truck parts.:( Haven’t been able to buy stuff to finish my car since it seems like every time I turned around the semi was down again. And not cheap stuff, either. Hope for a better 2019, maybe I can get my junk back on the road.....
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  24. wolfmanmatt
    Joined: Dec 1, 2017
    Posts: 2


    DE2319E4-7A5F-4C4B-A1EF-D5820DC4B715.jpeg I always wanted an "old car". this year I finally bought one.
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  25. Been there & done that. Never was a steady income when I owned a semi truck I seemed. everytime I got ahead that rig would throw some sort of junk iron fit and robb me.
  26. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,099


    bought a couple truck loads of early ford drive train nparts including a nice open drive banjo and a 46 flatty. also got spendy with a miller tig welder that im enjoying . here is a truck load I had to load solo . a perfect representation of my determination
  27. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,302


  28. 40fairlane
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 51


    I thought maybe a new car so i sold my 1955 and bought a 1957. 20171230_130214.jpg 57-3.jpg
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  29. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 8,006


    I might have a 49 Pontiac by the end of the year.
  30. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,239

    from nor cal

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