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Art & Inspiration Built from Junk

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Frosty21, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Frosty21
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 958

    from KY

    No Rat Rods please. I'd like to see projects, or finished cars, built from what others considered trash or unusable or just saved from the crusher.
  2. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    Thats probably 80% of the cars on here.
  3. NealinCA
    Joined: Dec 12, 2001
    Posts: 2,883


  4. BangerMatt
    Joined: Mar 3, 2008
    Posts: 465


    Hot rod cast-offs into speedster fun.

    The "tail" is a 1941 Ford hood I picked up at a swap meet.
    The hood was made from 2 junk hoods I bought.

    Still a work in progress.

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  5. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,877

    Pat Pryor

    hows this ?

    from that [​IMG]

    to this
  6. newfalconowner
    Joined: Jul 26, 2009
    Posts: 813

    from NS Canada

    check my album,, should of been an ashtray though
  7. rustyhood
    Joined: Dec 2, 2009
    Posts: 719


    From This [​IMG] to this [​IMG] since Jan. 24.
    And glad I saved the old girl from any crusher! Plus lovin every minute getting her back into shape.
  8. RoscoeFink
    Joined: Mar 29, 2007
    Posts: 126

    from Idaho

    I'm the president of the Grave Robbers Car Club, here in Idaho.
    One of our club rules mandates that any members car has to have been pulled from a Junk yard.

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  9. well you cant find anything good up here in good shape but my friends wife thought itd make a good flower planter the pics are wen it was real rough but gunna start making it nice soon

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  10. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 4,629


    '51 Chevy from Minn. Frame-off in progress. Bottom third rotted out, had to find a better frame, so found a '50 Chevy at Blythewood, SC junkyard. Rolled '50 on its side in a buddy's field and cut off frame and floor braces. So, we saved one car and saved the frame off another. Have restored rolling chassis, CE IFS, Currie 9" (3.70), Walton tranny x-member & rear leaf kit. Having a blast.:D

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  11. Ayers Garage
    Joined: Nov 28, 2002
    Posts: 1,382

    Ayers Garage

    My daily driver was on the flatbed driving to the scrap yard when I bought it from the guy.

  12. pompeypaul
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
    Posts: 5


    pat loved your build up thread, inspired me to build a home made 30's pick up
  13. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,395


    AHHHH sniiifffff i love the smell of rust and dry rotted interiors in the morning
  14. fuzzface
    Joined: Dec 7, 2006
    Posts: 1,313


    Where's Jim Sibley? If you don't know him look up his threads and posts. He can turn trash into treasures in a short time. Things I thought were to far gone he brings back. Now I tell people around here nothing is to far gone unless Sibley says so.
  15. Most everything in this shot was junk... and to most "gold chainers" still is! But when everything you have is junk its hard to ruin it.

  16. from this:

    to this:

  17. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    You own ALL the junk! Now, get to work on that pick-up!:D
  18. You built an A model out of a T model cowl?I don't see the T cowl in the bottom pic.
  19. MengesTwinCustoms
    Joined: Oct 16, 2009
    Posts: 279


    mocked up, 34 chevy in the background.

    notice in the left corner "1927 chrysler parts car"

    entire back end was made from a 47 chevy fast back roof (no money to buy new metal!)

    here's the engine going in our "parts car"
  20. edweird
    Joined: Jan 4, 2009
    Posts: 3,187


    Built from junk, but built good and safe! it was burnt from the cowl on back.

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  21. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 5,483

    from Ks

  22. thewishartkid
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 884


    Some interesting stuff there!The trunk on this is all handmade.

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  23. Dynaflash_8
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 3,023

    from Auburn WA

    From this...


    To this


  24. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    So far most of this build is from parts That I or my dad collected ,32 rails were junk but I saved them ,The trans tunnel is out of a chevy truck shortened and narrowed ,Free parts out of a friends truck which he was parting out .Trans is out of an olds I use to own.Rear wheels I traded some stuff for 20 years ago ,Motor is out of my first chevelle from 20 years ago .I could go on and on .So far Ive only got around 3500.00 in the whole build,Not including consumables or materials or electric.I do have all the parts except for driveshaft and rear spring ,Also no interior or top .The 40 ford wheel is cracked ,But I'll save that too.This car will be painted and of show quality . ebay pics 129.jpg

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  25. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    ebay pics 525.jpg Forgot to add some other pics ,And Info The original shell was purchased for 200.00 off of craigslist for 200.00 with insert ,Shell has a custom lip fabricated to the back because some a hole cut it off ,Ive got about 40 hours in bodywork and a few more in straightening out the insert.And heres the guage insert I made .As of right now Im doing body work .I even made my own trunk hinges ,And they are under the trunk and not on the top of body .All Out of junk. ebay pics 643.jpg
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2010
  26. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
    Posts: 3,535


    I can add one to this. Gene

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  27. Pat Pryor
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,877

    Pat Pryor

    really? sweet. thanks man pm me some pics i want to see.
  28. sir
    Joined: Oct 8, 2005
    Posts: 467


    started here and still working on the details.....

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  29. raaf
    Joined: Aug 27, 2002
    Posts: 587


    lippy - that's cool!
  30. hotrod56cars
    Joined: Apr 3, 2007
    Posts: 466


    What's a rat rod?


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