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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. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,094


    My roadster....from a rolled 5 window. 1080-1215488448-882d4aa6823c96af6514fafb59886876.jpg 20170206_211500.jpg 20170625_175337.jpg
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  2. saltracer219
    Joined: Sep 23, 2006
    Posts: 749


    Usually when I real "Roadster made from Coupe" I just move on, because they mostly look like...well, Roadsters made from a Coupe. You in my opinion have pulled if off beautifully. Nice job and a great looking Roadster.
  3. Clark
    Joined: Jan 14, 2001
    Posts: 5,094


  4. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,628


    Thought I would bump this thread for all the “dumpster divers” out there in hamb land for the long weekend.... Merry Christmas everybody and hope you have a great new year!
  5. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,327


    Another of my one of idea designs and build back in the 90's. Accumulated lots of extra truck parts, custom made bed with storage compartment, suicide doors, Small block Chevy. Built for years of cruising and hauling. The truck was a great road trip vehicle. Probably ready for some refreshing and is now owned and enjoyed by my Son in Michigan.

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  6. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,777

    56 Dodge Pickup
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Thank you Thirtytwo I really enjoy this thread! This is what inspiration is all about Hobo Jim
  7. oldsman41
    Joined: Jun 25, 2010
    Posts: 1,183


    Ive been building cars from scrap for so long I wouldn’t know what to do with a nice car to start with. Great thread.
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  8. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,325

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I’m not sure if this qualifies but it’s the only way I can afford to put together a real 1932 these days...

    I have a cowl and doors once I fix some rusty cowl sides and doors...


    @thirtytwo you may remember some of these bits ;)
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  9. bct
    Joined: Apr 4, 2005
    Posts: 3,088


    looks like a good start.
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  10. the shadow
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
    Posts: 1,104

    the shadow

    I found my dragter in a local salvage yeard cut in two pieces in 1989. I found the rear half first and knew it was a dragster cage nad after looking around I found the front half 30ft away with a small tree growing up threw it. I bought it off the yard for $200 did my research and found out later it was a 1959 Lyndwood eliminator II dragster. I sand blasted the frame and had a local chassis shop replace the upper body frame and structural lower frame (as per original factory size and placement) + had the main tube sleeved and tig'd together. it took me 55 weeks and $2500 to restore this rail to a running & painted C/D with injection. 75% of the vinatge parts were dirt cheap or free as no one wanted "old speed" equipment at that time. i ran the rail in exhibition from 1991-96 till the old chassis were outlawed, then it got stored till 2001 when i brought it back out for the York US-30 reunion show. soon after I found out it was the original Solomon& Roerres A/D from the area. they ran a blown 394 olds, not having the cash to re-restore it or the correct parts I rebuilt the injected 331 and added a 671 to pay tribute to their rail. today it sits in a museum in allentown PA , America on Wheels, on display but is ready to fire and make a run at the jalopy drags( I just dont fit in it anymore).

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  11. Doug B
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 478

    Doug B

    My brother started with this trailer load of crap to build the coupe I am currently driving. Day 1.jpg FT station2.jpg
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  12. Mo rust
    Joined: Mar 11, 2012
    Posts: 526

    Mo rust

    Instead of saving this one, we’re bring it back from the dead. It was rotten and the wood apparently had been burned out of it. A friend had it at the local swap meet in August and I said I would buy it for his $500 asking price if nobody else did by the end of the weekend. Nobody did so I brought it home and my father and I decided to try to stitch it together. We have about six weeks work in it so far(nights and weekends)

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  13. wheeldog57
    Joined: Dec 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,690


    Need to resurrect this thread. . . .
    Some may be familiar with my roadster but here are some pictures. 8230.jpeg 20170225_133241.jpg
    This "thing" was built from scraps and cast off parts. EVERY piece needed tons of work, but it was the only way I could afford to put one of these together. 8226.jpeg
    It was so much fun I decided to build another one from pieces, this time a coupe driveway.jpg
    Build threads: something from nothing 29 roadster build
    Another New England build from pieces
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