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Behind a pile of motors, in between some Buicks, and under some tin, Model A find....

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nick Flores, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
    Posts: 4,409

    from phoenix

    The Jensen I mentioned is glass with aluminum doors.
  2. Rob68
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 495


  3. Risky
    Joined: Oct 30, 2012
    Posts: 53


    Man that's a neat find. Be a cool little rod. Going by the first pic you posted you should name it Waldo:D
  4. I love those pictures! What a heap of fun!
  5. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,347

    Atwater Mike

    Actually, I think it's a Briggs body, '31 Cabriolet. Note the body reveal lines are the same, the short quarters with the long doors.
    The quarters are low, for the folding Cabriolet top. This is a stock body, without any of the top mechanism. (also note the studs on the windshield header for clamping the top upper header)

    I channeled one of these over Deuce rails when I was a youngster. Body cost me $3!
    Roadsters were more...
  6. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    Could be something like an old Glaspar fiberglass kit sportscar body.


  7. garvinzoom
    Joined: Sep 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,169


    Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
  8. 60galaxieJJ
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    such a badass find! keep us updated with progress!
  9. So, go back and check out the fiberglass thing, it's looking like you could flip it and put some money back into the roadster.
  10. millersgarage
    Joined: Jun 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,064


    I enjoyed "the hunt" from looking at the photos, and seeing what is in the background.

    Great find, have fun with it.
  11. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    I am one of the very few fortunate enough to have ever wandered the grounds at the location of Nick's find. To say it's jaw dropping is a total understatement! I have to agree with Atwater mike now that I can see it, it's a '31 cabrio...
  12. NortonG
    Joined: Dec 26, 2003
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    Member Emeritus

  13. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 2,534


    Hot Rod gold! Great find,I love this kind of deal. Its such a rush when you first happen on to a piece like this. Thanks for sharing it; have fun ,enjoy it.
  14. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,028

    from Burton, MI

  15. Fugly Too
    Joined: Feb 26, 2012
    Posts: 257

    Fugly Too

    WOW! A fella could lose bladder control in a joint like that.

    That big Buick is a project, but doable.

    Looks like a 40/41 Dodge or Plymouth right next to it.
    IF...thats an original 6-pack hood, the resto guys are freakin'

    On the very far left...40 Ford? A cool coupe of some kind.

    Is this one of those "by invitation only" yards?
    And I respect that. You can only deal with those pompus TV types for so long.
  16. QuarterLifeCrisis
    Joined: Aug 6, 2011
    Posts: 133

    from NY

    I just shat myself. What a once-in-a-lifetime find. For me, it looks like a never-in-a-lifetime find, haha. We don't have places like that on Long Island.
  17. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    TR Waters
    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    The coolest thing I see it the nose from a 71 GTX sitting on top of the container.

    Is the gentleman who owns this yard in the parts selling business, or is he just a junk collector?
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  18. 57Custom300
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,338

    from Arizona

    Cool find! I think making it safe & driveable is what I'd do. You can always "restore" later. Where is that yard located? Would they let any more of us "low-lifes" in?
  19. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    Hidden in plain sight and ya gotta know the secret hand shake...
    volvobrynk likes this.
  20. Just........

  21. TR Waters
    Joined: Nov 18, 2006
    Posts: 1,439

    TR Waters
    from Vermont
    1. Early Hemi Tech

    So what is the name of the place and where is it located? I dont understand the reasoning behind keeping it a secret, if the owner does indeed sell cars and parts.
  22. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?

    That's the thing, this is a private yard and NOTHING is for sale. It's not that we are guarding it, that's just the way it is. Nick has some connections with the family and got very lucky...
  23. Nick Flores
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,357

    Nick Flores

    Chip's got it right. I practically had to trade teeth just to get them to let me post these photo's. This is a lifetime collection of not just one, but a few generations. Many of the cars you see are either parts cars or awaiting their turn to be restored. If only I could show you guys some of the finished cars...

    The fiberglass egg-crate thing is an Olds powered Kurtis sports car, by the way.
  24. Nick Flores
    Joined: Aug 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,357

    Nick Flores

    The owner of this yard doesn't sell things. Period. The reason for keeping it a "secret" is out of respect for the family.
  25. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    I didn't realize there are two different cabriolet bodies.

    I thought they all had straight windshields,

    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  26. Nice find!!Killer yard!! Looks to be full of goodies. If that glass hood next to the roadster is a real 69 sixpac fiberglass lift off hood from a A12 roadrunner or superbee thats good money laying there!
  27. DJCruiser
    Joined: Jan 15, 2012
    Posts: 316

    from CT

    the fiberglass body may be a Byers shell; would need clearer photos to identify it.
  28. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 788

    from Mt

    Wow, that is so cool. What a dream score!
  29. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,631

    from Hypocrisy

  30. This is one of those situations where the correct reaction is to be happy to get to see it. He's not being sneaky or anything, just kindly sharing some awesome photos.

    Thanks Nick for sharing.

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