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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,746

    ramblin dan

    There is another side to the coin on this thread and you just hit the nail on the head. How many of us guys pulled perfectly good and now very desirable parts and discarded them?. I can remember a time where the now much wanted flatheads, Y blocks and such were considered worthless and tossed out like trash. I'm sure we all have a story or three about tossing out stuff and regretting it. I know I do. But who knew?
  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 4,860

    anthony myrick

    I got a wavy 33 mopar axle bout the same way
    got a 33 ford front and rear set up with juice brakes after swapping in a 32 heavy and 9 inch ford
    I like leftover parts
  3. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,708

    Bandit Billy

    It's sort of like the expression that heavy people hate when they sow up at the pool crammed into a swim suit that fit 60 pounds ago, "Oh good for you!"

    Backhanded compliments are an art form.
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  4. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,714

    from oregon

    Knuckle sandwiches.............not so much!
    Lets just say, from my younger, mouthier years I have some history.
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  5. I sold a really nice 40 pick up to a guy about 2 years ago, he takes it to a buddy's shop the next day and drops it off and tells my buddy to pull out the (freshly built ) 327 and put a 502 in it. My buddy calls me and say's come over and get yer 327 if ya want it --- FOR FREE I love FREE
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  6. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,746

    ramblin dan

    Wait, did you say sow up to a pool?

    Attached Files:

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  7. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,708

    Bandit Billy

    I didn't mean to but the misspell actually still works. :cool:
  8. About 8 years ago I was browsing Craigslist in Boise (400 miles away) and came across the ad for a 1932 Ford old hot rod frame. I think I paid 2500.00 for it. It was at a street rod shop where the owner who had owned the car since the 50’s brought it in to make it a street rod (GASP). Everything not being used was included. Full rolling frame with a Columbia, Lincoln brakes, Lincoln gears in a Ford case, old modified (nice!) fenders, firewall (shortened as the car was channeled), steering, reversed wheels, headlight bar and seat. I told the guy I was 400 miles away but I had a friend who could maybe grab the frame for me. Shop owner said don’t worry, he had a roll back and would deliver it to him! So I went down the next weekend and picked it up. Ended up parting it out which I kind of regret but I kept the piece I wanted and about tripled my money. My buddy wanted the Chrysler steering wheel so I gave that to him for his help in storing it.

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    Here is what the car looked like when it arrived.

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    Here is what it looks like now :/

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  9. Although it seems you got a great deal and there were some awkward looks to that 32, it is sad that it couldn’t have been rebuilt retaining some of its personality especially considering it was still owned by the guy that had it a long time. Looks like a nice finished street rod now, but is just another high-end build easy to walk right by.
  10. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 596


    In the new photos,the 32 has no soul
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  11. Relic Stew
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,117

    Relic Stew
    from Wisconsin

    I found a '40 Ford front and rear axles/suspension in a junkyard. Looked like they been recently restored, then pulled (street rod, I'm sure). Weren't sitting long, hadn't settled into the dirt yet, brakes drums spun freely. Can't remember what I paid exactly, something like $300. I had the cash in my pocket so I grabbed them.
  12. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,446

    from California

    well if you have enough money to pay someone to build a car for you 4 or 5 hundred dollars worth of parts may not mean anything to you.

    I'm a poor bastard, when I put a MII on my 49 I sold the front suspension and cross member to a Corvette weenie for one of his restorations for $150.00. another time I disassembled the front and sold each piece on ebay by itself and got over 300 bucks!
  13. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,146


    "About 8 years ago I was browsing Craigslist in Boise (400 miles away) and came across the ad for a 1932 Ford old hot rod frame. I think I paid 2500.00 for it."

    If this frame / chassis gets built into a complete '32 car, can it be titled with its original serial number? Or was that used by the street rod project?
  14. Roothawg
    Joined: Mar 14, 2001
    Posts: 18,907


    A lot of times I give cast off parts away, if someone will actually use them and not flip them to make a buck. I don't have the time or space to hoard anymore.
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  15. wheeltramp brian
    Joined: Jun 11, 2010
    Posts: 809

    wheeltramp brian

    I got my motor(287 Pontiac),trans(t86 ford) and 2 9"rears for 50 bucks years ago among other things for my car years ago
  16. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 409



    I wonder if the guys back in the late 30s thought the same about the guys ripping out bangers and mechanical brakes to install flatheads with juice brakes?
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  17. fordflambe
    Joined: Apr 9, 2007
    Posts: 409


    Is this where "preservation" meets "evolution"?..................Are we going to have a "Big Bang"?
  18. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,566


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  19. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 3,592

    from Berry, AL

    More like restoration.....
  20. Beanscoot
    Joined: May 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,146



    Are we not men?
    We are Devo!
  21. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,494

    uncle buck

    Don’t tell anyone, but I got wasted in high school and went to a Devo concert....

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  22. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,746

    ramblin dan

    I have a close circle of friends that I will give parts to and they will do the same for me. A lot of times if I'm vending at a swap meet and there is a younger guy building a car I will often give or sell parts very cheap to further his project. I went to a very big swap meet last month where a guy had a huge trailer full of parts that he was just giving away. When he told me this I thought he was pulling my leg. It's kind of like the joke where we used to bring a for sale sign to a car show and put it on a buddy's car when he wasn't looking.
  23. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,247

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Hope you didn't have to "whip it" when you got home. Lol

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