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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Internet, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


    Everyone has a scrap pile, I think we can agree on that. I'm currently building a car that consisted of me digging through scrap to build a body,which left me with a scrap pile of my own . A friend went digging through that and is Putting this together.

    He usually builds motorbikes, but decided to have a go with a car. I think his total build is under 500$ at this point (thats like 63$ american). I am stuck at home with the flu, and figured this is a good a way as any to spend some time.

    Lets see how long it takes him to find his own build thread, since he lurks here often....

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  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,501


    That's a man I can get along with, someone who takes cast offs and makes something really nice out of them.
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  3. sdrodder
    Joined: Feb 8, 2008
    Posts: 509

    from Houston TX

    i like it so far. Nothing wrong with starting with someone else's scrap to build a car
  4. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,099

    Jalopy Joker

    a lot better parts than in my scrap pile
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  5. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


    and once its all done, he gets to disassemble and go through this door. 20170129_185119.jpg
  6. fourspd2quad
    Joined: Jul 6, 2006
    Posts: 738


    Nice project there! nice scrap pile of beer cans and bottles too!
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  7. Your scrap is nicer than mine. :D
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  8. Los_Control
    Joined: Oct 7, 2016
    Posts: 722

    from TX

    pretty sure, if I had your scrap pile, would throw mine away :D
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  9. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,577

    sloppy jalopies

    We... are the ultimate recyclers...
    and this roadster pick up will be a fun car...
    being a biker he will find it reasuring to see his front wheels while riding...
    sedan doors on a roadster pick up will make getting in and out with a top a breeze... of course he may 86 the top idea...
    ... can't wait to see what is built from his leftovers... weld on !
  10. Pretty neat roadster pick-up construction. Know it's a truck; but kinda wonder how that trans is gonna work out.
  11. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,674


    That's like building a boat in the basement.
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  12. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,776

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    I'd give him 150 American for it right now.
  13. rtp
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 165


    you see scrape pile i see gold mine.
  14. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 4,577

    sloppy jalopies

    Glad to see the world has plenty of parts piles, [needed more than ever]...
    from 1982 to date I have had [239] 1928 to 1934 ford bodies, 1/2 the car or more to count... the other haves were taken off, cut off, rusted off, torn off and even shot off...
    Favorite scrap pile story was from 20 years ago, a buddy took pix of our local parts piles, then emailed them overseas to some Britts, they drinking warm beer and identifying the parts in the pile... bloody good show 'ol bean !
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  15. I did'nt see any scrap at all, are you sure about the title?
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  16. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,665

    Kan Kustom

    $65.00 American only buys a fancy meal for me. Wish I could come up with $65.00 worth of that kind of scrap !
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  17. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,763


    What were the brackets that were made into the windshield posts?
  18. Hey internet...nice project from cast offs. Sorry to hear you're down with the flu...get better soon.

    Tim (you helped me chase down the heater hose at Deuce Days...thanks again)☺:eek:
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2017
  19. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


    Guess he still hasn't found it, the body consists of 3 sedan/coupe doors (that were missing the bottom 6")and a very rough 28/29 closed car cowl. The rear perimeter of the body is actually pieces of door window frame that were cut off by some one else. Since he used A pillars as B, he mounted the doors suicide on the stock hinges.

    the windshield stanchions are Harley soft tail rear frame pieces that were cut off a project bike years ago.

    I find the whole thing pretty interesting (enough so that I made him a build thread)
  20. Very cool thinking....
  21. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 4,700


    He's gonna be pissed, nobody's gonna offer him any money for it now!! As I tell my wife, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." When it comes to certain things she doesn't really get it, but she loves me anyway. Great Build!
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  22. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


  23. oneratfink57
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 717

    from Wisconsin

  24. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    No such thing as "junk" when you build hot rods!
    They're extra parts.
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  25. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


  26. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


    Since he won't update the thread..... my phone doubled up two pictures somehow
  27. $63 USD bought all that?! I've been getting ripped off for years!!! Seriously, what transmission is that, though? Is that one of the 4-speed top shifts Ford had in trucks in the '80s?
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2017
  28. Nah, more like $350 in US funds. Too rich for me!
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  29. Internet
    Joined: Mar 12, 2011
    Posts: 130


    its a massive cased granny low 60's truck 4 speed, I keep telling him to put a pto on the side of it and at least run an air raid siren.
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