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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by badshifter, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. larry woods
    Joined: Jan 20, 2010
    Posts: 566

    larry woods
    from venice fl

    except for the paint this is exactly like my very first car bought for $20 in 1956. drove it sans license, car and myself, on many a dirt road. car was tuff as nails! i'd leave body stock, newer suspension, updated running gear, maybe OHC poniac 6, nice interior and a dark cherry ,wildberry color. but it is yours enjoy and please keep us up todate with its transformation. larry
  2. skiviskaves
    Joined: Aug 3, 2009
    Posts: 253


    I'm sure there are a lot of people who would love to have this project. If it isn't for you than don't force it, let someone else have a shot at it. Now that it's running you probably stand to be well reimbursed for your time, you can feel good that you saved it, and you can put it in someone's hands that will cherish it.
    No matter what you do with it, you've done good bye me for saving some very nice tin. If it were mine I would lower it and drive it.
  3. Hansa1100
    Joined: Jun 7, 2007
    Posts: 93

    from Norway

  4. DougHH
    Joined: Jun 24, 2009
    Posts: 273


    Dont ute it! it appears to be pretty solid nick.
    IMHO this is what i would do (prolly will end up doing with my '36 mordoor)

    shoot the rear guards sideways a few inches to get a more aggressive profile.
    lower it.
    take 2 or 3 inches outta the roof.
    2-door it.
    make some rear wheel covers/spats.
    maybe dump it on a later model chassis as another poster said. cheaper, quicker, easier.
    drive the wheels off it.

    you have the opportunity to build a daily you dont mind thrashing. you wont worry about the paint job, or a few warts & dents and frankly you cannot have more fun in a car when that happens.
  5. shmoozo
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 672

    from Media, PA

    Restore it. Paint it gloss black. Drive around town in it with a few guys, all of you dressed in vintage-looking pinstripe suits and matching fedoras and carrying violin cases.

    If anybody asks, tell them you're "musicians" and you are looking for some guy called "Spats."

  6. Man, I wish I had spare cash for something like this. It'd be perfect for beating back and forth to work (3.7 miles), giving the idiots around here something to look at other than SUVs. Nice find.

  7. Grilleguy
    Joined: Dec 31, 2007
    Posts: 73


    <table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tbody><tr> <td class="alt2" style="border: 1px inset;"> Originally Posted by scotts52 [​IMG]
    Paint it yellow and black and turn it into a hot rod taxi.
    </td> </tr> </tbody></table>
    I've seen this done and it's actually a really cool way to use a more door.

    Here's a picture of my '37 Dodge Taxi from the mid 80's at York, NSRA Nats East. I started building it when I was 13, drove it to high school when I turned 16 in '81.

    A Mustang II goes right in, and I had a 8 3/4" Mopar rear and a 383 Chrysler engine in it.

    (Sorry for the funky picture, I took a picture out of a book that my brother had printed)

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  8. 38FLATTIE
    Joined: Oct 26, 2008
    Posts: 4,350

    from Colorado

    Well, what did you decide to build?
  9. 73RR
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 6,230


    Yeah, whats the decision?? You're not that far away and I have a trailer....

  10. toolmaker
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 12

    from Holland,Mi

    I love this car. Built by Randy Northuis from Holland, Mi. from a 30s Studebaker, kinda the same as your mopar.

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  11. TurboShadow
    Joined: Feb 1, 2009
    Posts: 187

    from Prosser wa

    Toolmaker, do you have any more pics or build info? I like that! I want a bucket, but there is no way I would fit in one!
  12. toolmaker
    Joined: Feb 12, 2007
    Posts: 12

    from Holland,Mi

    Sorry, I see Randy maybe once or twice a year. I know that it's cad powered and I think a throwaway car that really hit home with me. I think it got put to the back of barn and Randy moved on to other projects.
  13. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,192


    Wow. That looks familiar! :eek: Cad motor too. Must be twins separated at birth...

  14. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,192


    My above reply was worthless without pictures, right?

    I saw that car at the Nat's North several years ago, after seeing the artwork by Thom Taylor in "Rod&Custom" a year before that. I was struck by the art, and then to see it brought to life a short time later, was inspiring. On my way home that day, I stopped at my neighbors place and bought the '36 Ford sedan that became my "Fordillac".

    I haven't seen the 'Stude since, and I only got a couple of pics of it at the show, so I'm really glad to see the photos here, and to know the builder is local. It's coincidental that they both have big Caddy engines, I didn't remember the 'Stude did. I simply used the 472 I had yanked out of my '48 Pontiac 'convert.

    Thanks for posting them, it's great to see them here.


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  15. Do Again
    Joined: Mar 22, 2010
    Posts: 26

    Do Again
    from San Diego

    That's a solid runner! Clean her up and take the family out in style!
  16. So....what did you decide to do?
  17. 29essex
    Joined: Feb 24, 2007
    Posts: 191


    He's too busy posting on other threads about people who are just whiners when it comes to classified ads, him claiming to have 40 or more Wally trophies, commenting on things about movie cars, showing pictures of his girls with a half gay copy of the Herbie car, and various other things. I guess he probably needs someone to hold his hand on this project. I'm sure it's just like he's had to have for various other things he's been involved with in the past. Like I had said before, no vision.
  18. Bigcheese327
    Joined: Sep 16, 2001
    Posts: 6,659


    I see it in maroon with a mohair interior, slightly lowered over bias-ply blackwalls, two or three carburetors and a split manifold on a &#8216;50s MoPar flathead six, with a 5-speed manual transmission and a disc brake conversion.

    Get yourself a fedora hat and a pipe and you&#8217;re all set.

  19. J.Royseth
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 64

    from Norway

    I've just found me one like it. Hope to bring it home next weekend. It has been dry stored since the 1940's. Paint is german army grey. A gentleman bought it after the war,but never took his drivers license,so the car is almost unused. It has red leather interior.

    Here's the pictures. (Sorry if I'm hijacking this thread.) Now it's mine. Paid it today. Will bring it home saturday.

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    Last edited: Jul 4, 2011
  20. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,001

    from Hawaii

    Man I want to see that!
  21. Rusty46
    Joined: Jun 30, 2011
    Posts: 45


    Hell no on the SBC....yawn...

    Take the bumpers off and slam it. 3" chop. Tinkered slant 6 with Offy dual 1bbl intake and a header. Be different...
  22. I agree, dependable performance is kinda boring...not very traditional either. SBC's have only been around since 1955! lol!
  23. Bonehead II
    Joined: Apr 18, 2005
    Posts: 364

    Bonehead II

    How about making a Woodie.

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