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Projects Building hot rods from garbage ( non-survivor club)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thirtytwo, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    The thread of survivor hot rods was pretty cool but some people were posting pics of ones that didnt survive, I thought it would be cool to show the non-survivors too

    It seems I'm always building from crap , but I know a few other guys that consider my stuff "cherry"

    I've seen some tough looking projects on the hamb saved and turned into some really neat cars

    So here is the criteria:

    -Car has to have MAJOR damage, this can mean complete body rusted badly, bent badly or pieced together from multiple donors... OR if you bought a car you thought was nice and was a turd and you had to completely cut it apart to fix it ( see 31 vickey with a hemi) rebuild

    -Floorboards or just patch pannels are going to be considered e-z on this thread

    Customs, gassers, racecars are welcome here to, but they better be bad( think R&C dream truck)

    -No ratty stuff, I want to see people that have done their very best , with very little

    - I want to see SAVED , not just thrown together to drive to a rockabilly show, driving during progress is ok, just can't be final product/intention

    - a beginning photo, a couple in-progress photos and a finished or where you are now photo

    I'll start with a couple of my wrecks to get the ball Rollin image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg This was mid build looks the easiest but was built mostly from scrap and cast offs image.jpg image.jpg
    Still haven't started the 5w in the background and unfortunatly I sold the one in the foreground in 2000 when it wasnt worth anything :-(

    OK LET'S SEE SOME JUNK!
     
  2. 49ratfink
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    from California

  3. Look for some builds by flamedabone,,he turns turds into really nice cars and trucks. HRP
     
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  4. falcongeorge
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    The "before" shots look like some of my stuff! You do some really nice work.
     
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  5. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    Ha not hardly I've seen some pretty spectacular repairs here on the hamb!

    Sounds like my kinda guy , hopefully he posts some pics!

    I don't think I have any more than average skill, just more willing to take the time to get it close, and sometimes enlist the help of people needed to do some things I can't ... For the most part my stuff was straight , in the beginning which makes it EZ ... Even if it is a puzzle ! The people who build "river wash cars " then paint them are pretty amazing !
     
  6. Lmao,
    I start reading this and I'm thinking
    "Hmmmm wonder if my junk would fit here". I read on a bit further and fell right out of my chair. BOOM !!!!
    Hey, My junk not only fits in this thread, its the fucking example :)
     
  7. F&J
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    The beauty on the right...It was a 5W...why yes, that is a fucking Pinto2 front end....but it's replaced by a "Me-drop" 35 axle.

    all hammered old parts, nothing repro except outside door handles I got from Tony in trade for the piece of upper windshield hinge area metal...

    Sheesh, I haven't quite got it back together.... I am putting cloth on the roof today.

    never knew which thread to put it on, as it's not a stock body style, not a coupster because it has roll up windows, and not even close to what a cabriolet looked like

    324 Olds Rocket, 37 buick trans, 55 Olds rear, 40 dash with a 47 Plymouth gauge cluster and some other used junk


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    32 ford dash2.jpg The 40 dash was too rough to sell, so it went on my car

    here is the new roof
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  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 13,994

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    My brothers and I welded this body together from 13 different sources at final count. It had replaced quarters, patch panels all around the lower 4", and lots of other miscellaneous parts replaced. It's the car we practiced TIG welding on.

    We got it 98% welded together and metal finished and then it sat in the garage for a couple years. Middle Brother saw a wanted ad for an A coupe, and south it went. Surprise, surprise, it showed up on TV a year later!
     
  9. cheap-n-dirty
    Joined: Jan 28, 2002
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    here is my Bonneville roadster.
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    as it was in the 60's
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    as I found it.
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    as it is now.
     
  10. I'll give it a whirl. The cabrio body was shortened 14" (jeeez), windshield opening cut off at the cowl, doors armpitted and not finished plus @4" section. I rebuilt the windhield structure by hand, rebuilt the doors with "tops" from SAR (including adding 10" to their length), added 10" to the floor a 102_0591.JPG 009.JPG lso. All this to a very rust free so/cal body. Not to mention all the other things you do along the way. Tim
     
  11. scootrz1
    Joined: Apr 16, 2011
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    from usa

    1930 homebuilt Model a roadster
     

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  12. FORDY 6
    Joined: Oct 8, 2002
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    You can polish a turd...outstanding metal work!!!
     
  13. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
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    The former 5-window looks pretty good, but being a VW owner, I took notice of the split window - what are your plans for that one?
     
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  14. (I'd soon find the huge pile garbage hiding within- hiding like a monster waiting to destroy)


    I bought this.
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    Cuz It "just" needed this -
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    So Started with this.

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    Found some of this BS
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    Then I found the 1/4s a bunch off
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    Then got to here
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    I thought I was fucked when I had to cut all of this " garbage" out
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    Then I realized I wasn't as fucked ^there when I got to here :)
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    Every time I turned around I was finding more and more garbage like this.
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    After the bad was cut out, out of every where- then good stuff goes in, in everywhere
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    Then there's some of this, actually a lot of this
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    Pretty soon everything got some of this
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    Had to all of this
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    Eventually I made my wat to this
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    Then I needed to redo and re make all of this, just taking the last of garbage out.
    New 1/4 windows.

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    Moose finished my car with photoshop :D
    I need to catch up I guess
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    But I still needed to do this
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    We will get there

    Shoulda finished my Vicky !!!!!
     
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  15. Jeff,flamedabones 34 Ford. HRP

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  16. Wayfreight
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
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    Puslinch-20121229-00008 (2).jpg Puslinch-20121229-00026 (2).jpg Puslinch-20121229-00012 (2).jpg Puslinch-20130419-00088 (2).jpg Puslinch-20130421-00090 (2).jpg 20150416_191554 (2).jpg
    I never post on here, I'd rather read and learn from others much more talented than I, but here's a rough one I've been trying to save, figured it was worth posting on this thread. Cheers, John.
     
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  17. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
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    heres some junk i saved, not all necisarilly cars i tried my hardest to make super nice but at least got most of them on the road or very close
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    same car as above, just 2nd time iver redone it
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    mitchel/plowboy/jeffreyjames/jeff peterson/titus coupe
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    mid progress, hope to get on this car in the next year downsized_1129142049.jpg
    future project, been collecting stuff for it for a few years now IMGP0008.jpg
    my coupester, it was alot of fun to put this one together dddd 001-1.jpg cpstroa1.JPG
    low-A-coupe, never finished it, got it close, dunno what the status is on the car at the moement dd 001-1.jpg PICT5772.jpg
    little T rpu i peices together, went thry a few hands then finally got put on the road and was at TROG this year
    downsized_0704031349.jpg downsized_0819030844.jpg
     
  18. AVater
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    Wow-- you guys are amazing! Hats off.
     
  19. landseaandair
    Joined: Feb 23, 2009
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    from phoenix

    Not nearly as big a challenge as many of the previous examples but here's the turd I polished.
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    Entire roof, drip rails, wheel wells, bottom 4" of body all the way around & firewall tossed because of rust or previous hackery. All inner bracing and sub rails toast too (wood). Lots of late nights, swap meets and a few scars later, voila!
    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/yet-another-vicky-project.395833/
     
  20. flamedabone
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    I have drug home some steaming piles in my time, but I think 31Vicky is the front runner for the Jim Sibley Trash to Treasure Award.

    Here is some of my crap.

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    Half done.
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    The 39. Looks familiar, don't it??
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    Done.
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    I have shown the Merc a million times...
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    Done.
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    I slipped a Studebaker in there about ten years ago...
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    Done.
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    Sometimes I forget about the Henry J.
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    The kid leaning against it is now 6 foot 4.
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    Out of 16 ground up cars, that Henry is the only one that isn't black.

    See ya, -Abone.
     
  21. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    coupeolet?... Great car !! I must admit when I saw it before I was bummed the roof was sawed off but now I see what you started with a mediocre cowl and quarters .... Great save... I like your car even more!

    Good looking car... With history even! BGR ? Potvin blown sbc under that long hood?

    We could start a " turd polishers group"

    Real beauty there

    Cool I like the 32 header ! 31 Vicky needs that I know all about wood ... I'm working on this for my friend Russ image.jpg image.jpg


    Great pic so far guys ... Lets keep it going.... I also noticed some of you added your build thread... Great idea !... Then we can see the " turd polishing progress ! :)
     
  22. cheap-n-dirty
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    that was in2009 , it had then a vortech charger blown '90 350 from a chevy pick-up. it kept throwing the belt and only when 157. 3 years later it had a 427 chevy bracket motor and went 198.
     
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  23. falcongeorge
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    AAaaaarrgh!!! Sweet JESUS!! Those valvestems!! Gonna go gouge my eyes out with a rusty screwdriver!!:p
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  24. Lmao !!!!
    You need to get out more
     
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  25. Bulletnose26
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    Some have asked, " What is a Hotrod?". I believe this is it.
    The work done to these cars, to save what is left of them, is Hotrodding, in my opinion. Kuddos to those with the fortitude to work through the challanges, vision and passion it takes to build these.
    I hope to see more examples.....
    Great thread!
     
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  26. '51 Norm
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    '51 Norm
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    Great thread!
    I have some before and in progress pictures tha I will dig around and see if I can find.
    What is this finished that your speak of?

    Norm
     
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  27. cool thread @thirtytwo. I don't have anything to qualify but I did just get a set of 32 rails in a trade.. I'm looking for a cheap body.....
     
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  28. Noland
    Joined: Oct 16, 2007
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    Here is one I've been working on for awhile. Took alot of hammering, welding, cutting and grinding to even get as far as I am.

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  29. nrgwizard
    Joined: Aug 18, 2006
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    Hew, F&J;
    With the cut-out behind the doors(ex-roof area), the '32 ex-5w-now-sorta-cabriolet reminds me of the German soft-top version(s). I think I'd be spinnin' a yarn 'bout how "We *think* that it's *just barely possible* this *might* be a German Cabbie"... :D .
    Marcus...
     
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  30. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
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    I'm really happy with the turn out so far..... hotrod heavy with a good mix of "other" for added flavor , some projects I haven't seen before which is awesome! ...

    . It feels like the "OLD HAMB" again!!

    ALL AWESOME PROJECTS!

    Please post your build thread or related links to your project so people can check it out!~ thanks

    Amongst the street rod crowd in the 80s there was a saying (or ad, can't remember) ~ anybody can restore a car, but it take balls to cut one up~

    Fast forward to now ...where the fad is heavy chops.... 5"+ makes me cringe a little when I see a really nice virgin car get whacked 8" makes me a little sad I think there is a certain responsibility to finding a really nice car...

    When you start with a turd it's kinda liberating... In a way I guess some of us turd polishers might be more restoration than we realise?

    A few of my fellow turd polishers point at stuff like this and say there's my 32 or there's my T roadster ....I'd say 80% look at us a little confused... I've actually had a few just say ... What you have is SCRAP... I guess for the most part they're right

    BUT.... HERE'S to the DuMPSTER DIVERS!... LETS KEEP THIS THREAD ALIVE GUYS!!!

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