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'62 Hillman

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by teddisnoke, Oct 14, 2012.

  1. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    from So Cal

    Always wanted one for a project to practice my wares on. This one is out of SoCal, I believe its whole life spent here. Super straight,very little overall rust. It sat out at a Riverside airport for sometime. I'm sure some on the site may help fill in its past, if anyone recognizes it.
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  2. redroaddog
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    these things are cool! straight axle v8 gasser style. had a buddy in the 70's that had one done small block four speed nine inch had a roll bar in it would pull the front wheels in second what a rush lol you have a fun project.. getr done!!!:cool:
     
  3. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    That must be about the only rust-free Hillman panel van outside the UK.
    It should also get all the "I don't care what it is, I just want to have something that's different - not good or better, just different" guys all hot and sweaty.
    Enjoy.
     
  4. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    Sorry, its a '63, my bad on the type. Amazingly, only three rust spots on the entire car. The lower fenders back corner (you can see this in one pic, and passenger side lowere, another spot. Three... Thats pretty much it. Here are some more pictures:::

    http://public.fotki.com/teddisnoke/hillman-heaven/
     

  5. no67va
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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    this car is super cool! I seen it first hand yesterday. :)
     
  6. rebelrat
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    Called a commer cob in England
     
  7. bronco gasser
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    bronco gasser
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    cool little ride like to see it done
     
  8. PurHell
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    PurHell
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    from So Cal

    Can't wait to see what your going to do to her with your sence of 60's style!
     
  9. teddisnoke
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    Here's the cars name: ""All Mixed Up"".

    Ford engine, God knows what rearend (maybe someone can cough one up that will not twist the car apart!), bowling alley seats, Chrysler springs, maybe a Dodge A-100 or Chevy van axle, and wahtever cool stuff me and the boys have laying around...
     
  10. teddisnoke
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    teddisnoke
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    Any guesses as to what these little wonders weigh??
     
  11. no67va
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  12. daveyboy56
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    Call it Wagon 2 Go!!
     
  13. hotrod--willys
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    I've got to say the most fun I ever had was in a Hillman Husky. My best friends dad had a sports car center. They use the Hillman as a parts car. Just for fun they put a Lotus coventry engine in it. No s$%t this thing would go over a 100 MPH. We went all over the NW Washington hauling ass. It was a hoot. Have fun with that little car. PS We had a wash tub alway full of ice and beer in the back. very cool car
     
  14. Cool as hell!!! Shoe horn a SOHC in there...
     
  15. SOHC427
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    I'm with seesko..... A SOHC would be cool in there!
     
  16. Kume
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    what about a twin SU series A 1275 and a set of rudge-whitworths. :D
     
  17. edweird
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    do this
     

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  18. teddisnoke
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    Looks like a possibility would be to install the 289 out of my 64 Comet, as it will eventually get a new mill sometime late next year.

    Up in the air??

    Did someone say up in the air.

    You know, the only real reason why I build my cars that way is they are easier to lay on my back and work on...:)
     
  19. Cross Rodder
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    Dale,

    I have a good friend in Glendora who has a Hillman sleeper just like that. Has a 289 tucked in it. Car is bitchen. Let me know if you would like to see it?
     
  20. CH3NO2
    Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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    Cross Rodder, that would be great to see. I just picked up a '59 Hillman from Yucaipa, and I'm trying to decide what to do with it.
     
  21. no67va
    Joined: Aug 18, 2010
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    Steve can we go see it? I'm looking for ideas. Steve
     
  22. no67va
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    no67va
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    You got pics of yours?
     
  23. CH3NO2
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    Yeah. I'll get some posted soon. Trying to get some customer cars finished first.
     
  24. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    teddisnoke
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    Finally, a bit of free space and time to start the marriage of the old race chassis to the Hillman body. The Hillman is quite a stout little ride. I cut the entire front suspension away, using floor jack for support, and went to lower the supports, and the front did not flex one millimeter. Astounding. Built for cobblestone streets and dirt roads.
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  25. teddisnoke
    Joined: May 24, 2005
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    teddisnoke
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    from So Cal

    By removing ten inches from the Datsun truck wheelbase, I now have the next altered wheelbase Hillman!!
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