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Anyone have pictures of abandoned Drag Cars?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BobG, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER
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  2. this is a sad fuckin' post man. so much history, so much waste.
     
  3. woodbutcher
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    :cool:Great thread.Thanks to all for the great and sometimes very rare photos.And as for the way some of these great cars have been treated,WELL,some people just have a major W.G.A.S.attitude about GREAT machines.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  4. Finding these Willys would the pot at the end the Rainbow. Kev your killing me with these cool pics!! How long ago were these pics & the pickup taken??
     
  5. chase knight
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    Ron looked very well at Gainesville last month. Chase
     
  6. 35touring
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    Chase, any connection to the "Golden Gator"?
     
  7. chase knight
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    That is correct. But I don't want to get in trouble for posting about anything post-68. Thanks for remembering. Chase
     
  8. ssaza25
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    Gasser Willys found in a bone yard. The owner would not sell it.
     

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  9. Blacktop Graffiti
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    This thread depresses me.
     
  10. drumyn29
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    a willys coupe still sitting in a barn somewhere in st. joseph missouri .
     

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  11. beegator
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    This FC was a barn find saved by a friend of mine. He has never been able to trace it's history.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. ME.GASSER
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    :eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
     
  13. Church Key
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    Did your friend pick that up in Rhode Island ?
     
  14. BEAR
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    it makes me sick seeing all the dead drag car
     
  15. junk fiend
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    the "Lemon Lime" was cool as hell almost made me cry seeing what happened to it, sinking in mud.
     
  16. willysgasser40
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    No history on either the '40 Willys Coupe or the '50 Studebaker Gasser ,I found in Illinois rotting away .
     

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  17. Torkwrench
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    Where in Illinois did you find these?
     
  18. trksmth
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    I just checked back,

    The car is inside now and other than the snow it is the same way as in the pics I posted.

    I hope to get inside and get some more pics so I can do my '38 Olds close to the same way, I love that car, very cool! Mike
     
  19. willysgasser40
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    >>>>>>>>>>>

    The Stude I found in Grant Park Il & The Willys Coupe & Willys truck were hidden out in Beecher Il on the state line !
     
  20. Torkwrench
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    I was curious. I grew up in Canton ILL., (down near Peoria), in the 1970's and there were rumors of a 40 - 41 Willys coupe sitting in a barn a few miles outside of town. Never found it, but back in the 1960's there was a fairly well know Willys gasser, (Selkirk & Bork), that was from the area. Thought that this could be that Willys.
     
  21. willysgasser40
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    I have been contacted from an other site where I have the Willys Coupe posted that it was the work of the Selkirks but not the '40 Coupe they raced .
     
  22. Torkwrench
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    Hmmm.....That's interesting. Maybe that is the same car that I had heard about back then. Have you tried to contact anyone of the Selkirk family to find out it's history? Last that I knew some of their family were still in Canton ILL.

    What are your plans for the Willys? Looks like an Olds/Pontiac rear axel was swapped in at one time???
     
  23. willysgasser40
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    The Willys is in storage , I hope to find time to dig her out this summer , I have a bunch of early 60's speed stuff & a 345 Hemi to put it back to be period correct .
     
  24. this thread amazes me with the speed at which vehicles can turn to hell. From strip to ruin in a matter of a few years. Hope to hear of em cacklin again. What a thread.
     
  25. Torkwrench
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    That will be a cool build. When you get it done, you'll have to bring it out to the Byron Meltdown Drags.
     
  26. swilly572
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    This is begging for a blown Hemi !!
     

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