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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FoMoCoPower, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    My new-to-me `54 Customline.

    This goes to show that not all eBay-bought cars are bad-news!! I was the only bidder on this car,and it has fresh paint,new glass,weather-stripping,new carpet,seat covers,door panels,new wiring harness,a sweet running Y-Block,and MUCH MORE! The elderly man selling it literally was not able to finish it because his arthritis got to be that bad for him. I kinda felt bad taking it home with me,but promised him that it would be completed and pictures would be sent back to him.

    It`s just what I wanted,a running/driving car that needs just a lil tlc,and in this case it just needs the hood painted,new tires,bumpers installed,misc trim put back on,and interior put back together.

    It has all new brakes,exhaust,resealed motor,etc,etc.

    Paid $3k,plus $200+ in gas to get it,about 250 miles each way. We left at 3:30 this morning and got back at around 1pm. I am soooo tired.


  2. Wesley
    Joined: Aug 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,670


    looks like a hell of a good start. Not a bad price either.
  3. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    please no comments on those hideous hubcaps!!! as soon as I got it on the trailerI ripped off and discarded the
  4. Bodacious
    Joined: Apr 4, 2008
    Posts: 286


    :D That was my first thought when I saw it, "Ecch, what was someone thinkin'?!" Glad to hear you unceremoniously ditched them. Nice score man, that's a lot of car with lots of work already done for $3K. You done good. :cool:

  5. vicksrods
    Joined: Nov 13, 2007
    Posts: 153


    put some wide whites on that puppy and get to cruisin. nice score !!!:cool:
  6. wvenfield
    Joined: Nov 23, 2006
    Posts: 5,371


    Looks like a super buy. eBay has many good deals if you look hard enough for them.
  7. whid
    Joined: Jun 20, 2008
    Posts: 452


    nice ride.congrats.......................dave
  8. BadLuck
    Joined: Jan 7, 2006
    Posts: 3,055


    Congrats...what a cool pics when you get the new tires on...
  9. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    I was just rummaging through everything that it came with and I found a photo album of it. He wasn`t lieing,he did pull it out of a field in Kansas..and it had several large bullet holes in it...but not alot of rust.
  10. i would have took those hubcaps off and left them in the guys driveway. nice looking ride and where are the interior pic's?
  11. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    i tried leaving them at the gas station,but someone saw me trying to ditch em in the parking
  12. ol'skool29
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 1,077


    what appeal could those hubcaps possibly have to anybody? sad thing is there was a 54 around here that was being sold at a car dealership, it had those same exact hubcaps. pretty scary
  13. SaltCityCustoms
    Joined: Jun 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,211


    Hmmm....fresh paintjob <worry>.
  14. skidsteer
    Joined: Mar 19, 2007
    Posts: 1,251


    Nice ride, and a good deal.
  15. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 3,872


    looks good... nice score... even if there is body putty, it'll last for awhile, huh?
  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,759


    Good for you. Those hubcaps would make a good Christmas present to your favorite HAMBer.
  17. 57JoeFoMoPar
    Joined: Sep 14, 2004
    Posts: 5,066


    Great buy. Seriously, two doors aren't getting any cheaper, and to score a good running and freshly painted 2 door 50s ride for the price you paid is a steal. Lower it, WWWs and a few other little touches will totally adjust it's attitude. Best of luck with it!
  18. Glad to see you and the co pilot made it back with the goods. You will now be obligated to throw a HAMB and Eggs welcoming party for the new addition. I found the pics of the 53 from the 2006 Autorama will email to you.
  19. turdytoo
    Joined: May 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,566


    Please turn that rear bumper over. Good score.
  20. Was going to email the pics but I cant figure out how to attach to you HAMB email. Let me know if you need larger file size.

    Attached Files:

  21. fishslayer82
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
    Posts: 357


    Did the old man shave the door handles too? Sweet! Palosfv3, I love that car... Ive enjoyed seeing it at the autorama the last few years.
  22. Yah, whitewalls will definitely bring your '54 to life. A couple pics I found...


  23. Diamond49
    Joined: Nov 28, 2006
    Posts: 319


    congrats on a nice looking ride. You made a sweet deal.
  24. Flatman
    Joined: Dec 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,975


    I was going to ask about that as well. Looks like you got good value for your money:cool:.

  25. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    The old man nosed,decked,and shaved it,he also put on the dummy spots,and did the tail lights too! All it needs is a nice grill of some sort....and yes,I know the back bumper is upside down,but it`s trashed anyways so gotta find a better one.

    I`ll figure out if needs to be lowered AFTER I get a good set of tires on it.
  26. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,759

    from Nebraska

    Congrats on the new ride! I've seen that driveway and garage before and I'd like to think I had something to do with you being able to purchase this car ;):D

  27. Cataldo
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 76


    Very nice, I'd run the body over with a thin cloth and strong magnet to check for body putty.
  28. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 954

    51 Leadsled
    from NC

    Nice Score, don't forget to send him pictures!!
  29. FoMoCoPower
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,490


    I know theres some bondo in it,but not a shit-load,I`m not worried about that. The car will be driven,not babied to death.

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