The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Nick Flores, Dec 13, 2012.
The Jensen I mentioned is glass with aluminum doors.
Man that's a neat find. Be a cool little rod. Going by the first pic you posted you should name it Waldo
I love those pictures! What a heap of fun!
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...
Could be something like an old Glaspar fiberglass kit sportscar body.
Amazing! Thanks for sharing!
such a badass find! keep us updated with progress!
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.
I enjoyed "the hunt" from looking at the photos, and seeing what is in the background.
Great find, have fun with it.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
Hidden in plain sight and ya gotta know the secret hand shake...
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.
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...
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.
The owner of this yard doesn't sell things. Period. The reason for keeping it a "secret" is out of respect for the family.
I didn't realize there are two different cabriolet bodies.
I thought they all had straight windshields,
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!
the fiberglass body may be a Byers shell; would need clearer photos to identify it.
Wow, that is so cool. What a dream score!
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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