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Projects '36 Coupe - This is killing me!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Just Jones, Mar 24, 2010.

  1. Just Jones
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 928

    Just Jones

    Thought some of you guys would appreciate this:

    Saw this today. Looks like a '36 coupe body on a trailer, but it was - um - a tad rough and somewhat twisted, to say the least.

    The guy driving the truck was standing near by, so I stopped and asked him if the body was for sale. He told me it was a load of junk he was moving for his son from one property to another, but that he was sure he'd sell it.

    Major mixed emotions here - there is not a panel on this thing that isn't totally peppered with bird shot and .22 holes. The entire body is twanked out of shape. The good? Its appears to me mostly rust free, has both doors . . . and its for sale! But what a project!

    The saddest part is - as usual - I am broke. So even though I don't even know what the guy is asking for it yet, I am doing the "what could I sell quick" thing in my mind . . .



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    i could be wrong but i dont think that is a 33-34 it looks more like a 36
  3. Ooof! I would be on that like white on rice ( as they say.)
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,252


    That would make a great stock car clone.
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  5. Fogger
    Joined: Aug 18, 2007
    Posts: 1,484


    Not a '33 / '34. It's a '35 or '36 with the optional venting holes. Looks like the old cars I used to find out in the Mojave when I was a kid.
  6. El KaMiNo KiD
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 509

    El KaMiNo KiD

    i would buy it if the price was right...its a big project, but u could prob get it for cheap...offer him a few hundred bucks and see what he says...
  7. electron
    Joined: Oct 20, 2009
    Posts: 123


    Doesn't look any worse than some of the crap I've dragged home over the years.
  8. that's nice compared to what i started with on my `36
  9. Ghost28
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,157


    About a week with a hammer and dolly, a copper backing plate and a mig welder those holes would be gone. How much is he asking for it?
  10. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585


    I've had girlfriends with more holes than that... buy it.
  11. PhilJohnson
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 906


    I'd get it if it was cheap enough. By the time you got done filling in them bullet holes you would be a metal working master :)
  12. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,252


    Bet the floorpan is nice.
  13. Bullet holes are easier than rust to work with.Don't look all that bad to me.
  14. jonathan
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 390

    from Phoenix,AZ

    Thats a 35/36, not 33/34.

    Check out Hot Rod Ron (here on the Hamb). He's got a 32 5 window that is/was rittled with bullet holes. He's making progress on it. He's also got a 35 5w that was pulled from a ravine that he's converting to a 3w.

    But it.
  15. Just Jones
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 928

    Just Jones

    Yeah, you guys are right. Thanks for straightening me out on the year. And Fogger, this one is from the Mojave, so you nailed it. Not so common anymore, though.
  16. adams27
    Joined: Dec 18, 2009
    Posts: 200


    Someone should be shot.:)
  17. unbelievable!!!
  18. jim galli
    Joined: Sep 28, 2009
    Posts: 381

    jim galli

    When we were kids there was a '42 mordor Ford in a gully that we did that to. We knew '42's were rare even in the mid '60's but we didn't care. That said, if it had been a '36 we'd of been draggin it home.
  19. Rich Wright
    Joined: Jan 9, 2008
    Posts: 3,922

    Rich Wright

    That body is well within the "Savable" category. Bullet holes area a challenge but a lot easier to deal with than rotten sheet metal.
  20. garagerods
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
    Posts: 452

    from Omaha

    Leave it alone.

    Make a gasser out of it.

    Name it....BULLET

    I bet it whistles down the track!
  21. -Brent-
    Joined: Nov 20, 2006
    Posts: 5,300


    It looks like some of those bullet holes came from some shooting from the inside (see the second pic above the door).
  22. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,986

    Member Emeritus

    Those are the ones that came through all the way from the other side (one bullet/2,3,4 holes depending on how it traveled through the car.

  23. carbuilder
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 982


    If you dont or cant get it I am intrested & would pay a finders fee PM me if intrested in fliping it Danny.
  24. gaskell
    Joined: Sep 6, 2007
    Posts: 150

    from AZ

    dont think, just buy it... if it is junk trade him for some beer and haul it away for free.
  25. hiboy32
    Joined: Nov 7, 2001
    Posts: 2,774

    from Omaha, NE

    I'll take it. How much? No, really!
  26. 562roadster
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 1,179


    Hammer and dolly would take care of it! you should get it.
  27. That looks NOTHING like a 33-34! should get it!!!
  28. Just Jones
    Joined: Jan 11, 2005
    Posts: 928

    Just Jones

    Hahaha!!! That's really funny because I actually thought of that! I have a 301 shortblock sitting in my garage and . . . oh hell, I haven't even heard back from they guy yet, and I'm mentially building it into a car. This SUCKS!!!!!!

  29. Or call it the gunslinger..... or target practice
  30. resqd37Zep
    Joined: Aug 28, 2006
    Posts: 3,217

    from Nor Cal

    Just hope he doesn't charge by the hole!

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