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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bugsy, Feb 15, 2012.
You mean you can build a hot rod from NEW PARTS? Huh?
Leftovers? Kinda sorta... When I built my first car I was told some of the parts wouldn't hold up behind the 57 Vette motor... Over time I located a 36 rear to replace the 33 unit... I was told I'd need a backup for 39 trans so I picked up a 39 Lincoln and later Zephyer gears... Picked up aHalibrand non quick change but the 33 unit was differant... Fast forward 30 years and guess what - I never needed them... Meanwhile, I picked up a body cause it was neat and didn't take up much space... Then my oldest son started driving the 33 more than me... Parts still held up but he drove it harder and tailgated... I decided he need some sweat equity to appreciate the time and parts it took to get a car on the road... Since I had almost enough spares to build a car we started a new project... The we started into " I " when school, job, & family took over his life... Now I have another hot rod
Damn...some of you guys have some pretty nice "spare parts"...lol.
Glad to see this thread got rollin'.
heres a real scrap build from a lot of diffrent cars. pretty cool http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=391700
Here's stuff that was once junk...
oh yeah, check this out as well. one of the coolest builds on here in my opinion. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=398915
That's great. I'm pretty sure that the duck billed platipus fits into that catagory as well.
When you get right down to it unless you build or buy a check book ride all brandy new stuff it is built from leftover parts.
I put a small block ford together from left over parts once. The base was a rotating assembly left over from build I did for a fella. I had an old block and a pair of Clevland heads. I had to scrap together an intake from pieces of exhaust pipe and some 18 gauge left over from floor boards for a coupe. I don't recall what the cam came from. but it was all pretty much stuff that I had left over from building stuff for other people. I di buy a pair of head gaskets, the rest of the gaskets were either used or made from gasket material that I had.
A kid I knew was bucks down, had a couple of kids he couldn't feed and was going to get a job. He had a fairlane more door and needed an engine.
he told everyone it was a boss 302. It was just a claimer motor, but it was the best I could do for him to help him make a start. I don't know what ever happened to it, or him for that matter.
Here is what was a leftover rear clip from a '31 sport coupe. Added roadster doors and cowl, and there you go!
O.K. I'm in....
56 Chevy 150...Was going to be a father/son project until the kid decided he wanted a Camaro. Dragged it to the shop with a load of parts; and with my partners help a week later it looked good enough for ebay. Really pissed him off!
Bill - I love that car!! very cool!
I posted elsewhere today on my next project going on. But here I am building a 1929 / 1930 Track T with multiple pieces from various years. 1928 / 1929 Briggs body cut in half to fit the Duval windshield within the body lines. A 1953 Mercury flathead V8 with a 1952 Mercury 3 speed transmission. Late style rear end with 65 Buick 45 fins drums with the Ford center hub with the 47 Lincoln backing plates. 16X4 front with black wall tires rear 16x5 black wall tires 1932 front chopped radiator shell. Early style fuel tank above the rear buggy springs. See photos below.
This build by Zibo pretty much nails the concept. I love this thing and what he's done with parts that he had laying around
I'm putting a '64 Chevy truck using leftover, traded, and other people's cast-off parts. Probably the most fun build I have ever done.
Here's my build thread on the '67-72 Chevy Trucks website:
I can count on one hand how many new parts went into my car. Not all the used parts were laying around my garage, but they all came from either a friend, neighbor, or someone's garage used.
Of course I couldn't find used paint, so had to go with new on that!
1971BB427....That is BADASS!!!!!!!!!!
OK - here's mine..... All either home built or stuff I had or scored on HAMB....
Pile of stuff from a cut up 51 Chevy
^^^Holy Crap, that thing is badass!!!! I don't see anything that resembles a '51 Chevy except maybe the shape of the door skin. That is too cool.
Lemme guess...Harley V-Rod front wheels?
any of the rods you and Rob put together are good canidates to post up pics here
Right on the wheels. Shop # 10 stepped up for me on those. Running all the v-rod brake parts. The build is here. Thanks.
1946 deck lid for the rear
Model A cowl skin
1916 Maxwell doors
home made grill
Discarded Model A that had 134 holes I had to fill then box
1936 Ford front axle - 1961 T-bird drum brakes
1985 Mustang GT with home built tri-power
T&C wide ratio toploader
9" rear w/ 4.11 posi
flattened black with backyard flames
Here's a couple that were done from left-overs, discards, etc.
Please keep in mind this was during the 80's.
Very nice builds everyone!
Here's my 'cruckster' that's in the works. The leftovers/scrap I've used so far are a Wheelbarrow firewall recess (recommended by a guy years ago who used wheel barrows for firewalls in the 50's and 60's on drag cars, turned out better than I thought), a trampoline frame, a bed frame, an old gate/fence, and sheetmetal from hvac stuff. The only thing I paid cash money for was the $8 heavy duty gate hinges for the tilt roof (none o that squeezing through a tiny door due to chopping). It's weird, but the design came to me in a dream I had about being at the ww2 era salt flats and I drew it up and months later decided "why not build it?" And got to work. Based originally around mid-20's dodge pickups and got ideas from dozens of 20's and 30's trucks and coupes. Don't know how "traditional" this is, but when done it'll certainly be a "hot roadster".
well as far as i see it, they all run on used parts
Check out the new "Road to Bonneville" posts. So far it looks like five cars are all being built from parts laying around the old ranch. Five twenty something guys are building them with the intention of driving them to Bonneville and back this August. Cool stuff happening there.
check this link
i don't think any two parts came off the same car.
Ironshot any update on the 'cruckster'. Would like to see how it came out.
March 19, 2012...last time he logged on.
Older post I know but I can also see the 51 hood where it was cut in two and flipped on its sides after swaping sides for engine cover, But I wouldnt have recognized it with out the hint about the 51 parts being used.
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