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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by bdotson, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
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    slammed
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    Condominium of varmints! Very solid purchase mister. Choprods can take 2 1/2" outta the top if you want to break free from the gasser madness.
     
  2. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    from Anoka. MN

    I love the lines of those chev's. If it were mine, I would put a warmed up 235 in it, a t5, and an open rearend. See if you can upgrade the front brakes to the better 51+ drums and cruise.

    Good find and good luck with the project!
     
  3. cheveey57
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    I was thinking hood ornament.
     
  4. young'n'poor
    Joined: Jan 26, 2006
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    from Anoka. MN

    And please don't make it a gasser. Nothing wrong with gassers, but not every car needs to be a gasser. That thing deserves to look classy, low and smooth...
     
  5. yardgoat
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    As cool as that car is,smell is no problem(easy to say when ya dont smell it) BUT that is why they make nose plugs. A good clean up an your good to go with the winders down,ha,ha. all kidding aside really , a super find and as others have said keep the skulls,and enjoy your super cool ride.you get 4 thumbs up for your ride,good luck and KEEP US POSTED........................yg
     
  6. Could be worse......could have been full of billet!!!!
     
  7. GaryB
    Joined: Dec 19, 2008
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    from Reno,nv

    nice coupe,great start for whatever you decide to do with it.it's a keeper
     
  8. fuelflyer
    Joined: Jul 17, 2010
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    from bayshore

    i wish we could find them that nice on the east coast.by the time we get em theres usually no floors left .good find!
     
  9. NINE INCH
    Joined: Dec 26, 2005
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    Sprinkle some PUREX powder on the floors and seats, get it damp, let sit for a few days, rinse......and viola! Put her inside to dry out for awhile. Most all my projects have started out like yours. Don't smell nuttin no moe.
     
  10. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
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    from texas

    I like the sound of that. However why not spend this 216 first? I consider it a volunteer as it cranked right up. Why not let it have a go any parts like header and intake water pump and fuel pump will pass to the 235 later if I am right. Drive it while building the 235. As for the t5 and open drive I totaly agree. I think I need a 2 cyl master cyl and a booster. I would like to get away from the old axle also if it is to be a daily driver? Pros and cons lets hear em
     
  11. lawman
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    You have a nice start !!!!!!!
     
  12. Engine man
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    You likely need to upgrade the brakes. The easiest way is to change to a more modern rear end but the front brakes do most of the stopping so an upgrade there will get you by for a while. If it runs good, run it.
     
  13. bdotson
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    from texas

    wnt to see more [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  14. very nice looking car. I hope you bleach it out to get rid of the rat germs.
     
  15. bdotson
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    now for this big MOTOR [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  16. Forget all about that 216, this car is calling for a big ole RAT motor or at the very least a MOUSE motor.
     
  17. Buddy Palumbo
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    That sure looks like a good solid start . Looked like it was a rat hotel !
    I like the daily driver idea (and the no gasser idea) .
     
  18. Standard gas&oil
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    from USA #1

    It's a sign to install a big block rat engine in this car.
     
  19. Billy_Bottle_Caps
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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  20. ol55
    Joined: Oct 1, 2008
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    I agree with you. Go through the brakes, gas tank, tires, gauges, glass, etc. Get it running then go from there... an overdrive will boost the speed and the mpg..

    There are lots of cars like my avatar that started with good intentions then...

    Did you remember to wash your hands after cleaning out the rats?
     
  21. 49ratfink
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    from California

    the hubcaps are 1949 Chevrolet accessory items. 15".
     
  22. GassersGarage
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    This is "Groucho's" chevy. Sweet and smooth. One of my favorites.
    DSC02041.jpg
     
  23. Man don't listen to these guys. that things gona stink forever better let me come git it befort you get sick from rat fever or somthing worse . no charge whatdya say I can leave tonight .. Hahahahahahhhahahhha
     
  24. bdotson
    Joined: Sep 28, 2011
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    from texas

    Love that car but not the look I am after. However I am not sure what I want, guess I will no it when I see it LOL. Tomorrow the front sheet metal comes off and the engine trans comes out. the gas tank is out today the seat went to the shop this afternoon the gas tank and radiator will go to the shop in the morning.
     
  25. bdotson
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    from texas

    Any value? or a dime a dozen?
     
  26. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
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    Looks like it's pretty good shape, good luck.
     
  27. brianj
    Joined: Jan 1, 2012
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    You guys are so lucky-- if a car has any sheet metal at all left from the middle of the doors down around here, it is considered to be a "good find".
     
  28. PETA's gonna come after you!:D
     
  29. 31HotRodLincoln
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
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    I like your coupe...I pulled about 10# of acorns out of my model A...
    Those critters also crawl into the exhaust pipe...
     
  30. Eatmyrust
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
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    Didn't see any rats, just alot of potential. It's amazing what people use for a garbage can.
     

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