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'37 Pontiac Sedan - FOUND?! -Pan Draggers (Hayward)- Survivor??

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by UnsettledParadox, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    no but we will!
  2. junkyardjeff
    Joined: Jul 23, 2005
    Posts: 7,556


    I would like to see some pics on how they hooked it up.
  3. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    ill nab as many as I can first chance I get
  4. bubba67
    Joined: Nov 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,791

    from NJ

    Real cool find on a really interesting car.

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  5. Chevy55
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 409

    from Nebraska

    Really cool find. The trans looks to be a Borg warner t10, probably worth twice what you paid for the car!! I can't believe the drivetrain didn't get pulled before it hit the yard.
  6. Probably a rear out of the same Olds the motor came from, but 49-57 Pontiac and Olds rears should drop right in if the 55-57 Chevy rear will.
  7. The valve covers alone are worth what he paid for the entire car. What a find!!

    The engine and trans and all of the added-on features scream mid-60s to me. If it were mine, I would leave the Torq-Thrusts on it and keep it equipped just like it is. I'd freshen everything up, but leave everything on it.

    My worthless opinion: Don't go steelies and wide whites. Everybody does that. Keep it unique. That car would be too cool with a hot Olds motor, a 4-speed and 5-spokes. It's a hot rod, not a kustom.
  8. 4t7flat
    Joined: Apr 15, 2009
    Posts: 266


    MY,MY, another old school rod found,WITHOUT a Chevy eng. What were they thinking?
  9. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,217


    Our opinions weren't asked for.. :)...but I agree that those 5 spokes need to stay. They fit the whole build perfectly.
  10. Flat Power
    Joined: Nov 18, 2008
    Posts: 1,522

    Flat Power
    from New Jersey

    Only in california
  11. UnsettledParadox
    Joined: Apr 25, 2007
    Posts: 1,107


    hey hey, all opinions welcomed. this is an open FORUM! haha

    i just dont have the heart to keep those wheels. i do appreciate the style but wide whites call me in my sleep
  12. Do what you think comes naturally, Or go with your gut, Or just wing it. All in all, its your car and you hold the right to do whatever you want to do with it. But seeing how you are making out a list o opinions ill just leave my two cents.
    I say put on a set of some original Ansen, or Fenton Slotted Kidney Beans with some fresh Wide White rubber. Maybe a slight rake to her, side pipes coming out from under the running boards or straight Stainless pipe sticking out from under the rear bumper. Also the possibility of a Fulton Visor as an added touch.
    Now im not certain the direction you are wanting to take this, So like I said earlier, She is your labor of love and the project rolls how you want her to. Adam
  13. LeftCoastErik
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 907


    Pm Marcus Edell on here.he knows a lot of the local history or knows guys that do. Great find!
  14. It'd be fun to put it all back the way it was in the 60s. Unless the rear wheels are uni-lugs I wouldn't replace the rear end with a chevy unit. Chevys used a 5 on 4.75" bolt pattern and 37 Pontiacs used a 5 inch pattern. 37 was the first year Pontiac began using the "modern" rear axle. They kept the same axle up through 1956 so putting a later axle under it wouldn't really gain you anything. Pontiac Third members in the 50s were generally 3.23 gears and will bolt into your 37 housing.....your old axle shafts will fit too.
    When my 37 [8 cylinder car...longer wheelbase than the 6 cylinder car like yours] wouldn't fit in my garage, I sold it.
    Now it sits out in my buddy, Kenny's collection at his farm in Iowa.

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  15. bonez
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,493

    from Slow lane

    Honestly, i wont tetll you to build a bomb cause i understand your far from that genre, but being what it is i'd go on a similar route. You can still trick the runnin gear to kick ass, but in my opinion these cars are beautiful and the more og they stay the better.
    So all hot rodded runnin gear, lowered the most possible amount and with all its chrome trim.....WINNER!
    And yeah, these need fat whites and caps.
  16. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Nice find! Keep posting.
  17. DJCruiser
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 316

    from CT

    I agree with those that say keep the wheels.
  18. ponchopowered
    Joined: May 27, 2010
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  19. SwedeVedette
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
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  20. M.Edell
    Joined: Jun 5, 2009
    Posts: 4,157

    Member find..I can pass this to some people I know locally who might remember this car if you want?

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