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chicken coup find: '32 cabriolet early drag car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by reichart90, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. 57283
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
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    Thats the stuff most of us dream about! Congrats
     
  2. Floorboardinit
    Joined: Dec 2, 2004
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    Yeah...wild, my survivor cabriolet has the same set up! Yeah the steering is scary, looks like they used an erector set to build it. Looks like they filled in the window slots in the tops of the doors. Very cool find! Johnny

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  3. GARY T.
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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    from S.W. Pa

    was this car south of Pittsburgh?
     
  4. Oh baby! That's cool!!
    Floorboard, yours is bitchin' too!
     
  5. Good Save!! Keep us posted!!
     
  6. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    That steering set up is sketchy to say the least! Rad find!
     
  7. pcterm2
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
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  8. 61 chevy
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
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    looks like 327 valve covers, good luck
     
  9. Very Sweet!!!
     
  10. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
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    If it was built for drag racing the builder was d a n g e r o u s. Very cool find! Congrats. peace
     
  11. hasty
    Joined: Jul 5, 2009
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    Congratulations - nice find
     
  12. Eightydeuce
    Joined: May 10, 2007
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    Cool find, If he used to race it I bet he ran it at Pocono drag lodge or york us30.
     
  13. fitzee
    Joined: Feb 26, 2003
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    Very cool find. can`t wait to see it out side.
     
  14. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    Wow,awesome score!!!!! Can't wait for more pics.
     
  15. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
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    dude....wow, thats rad
     
  16. reichart90
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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    yeah straight up sketchy steering arm

    part of the deal of my dad and I getting the car is not letting it go... We'd be crazy to do that anyway - it's just too cool of an opportunity

    yep... REAL close

    not sure what we'll do with it yet... we've got some good idears though.

    will do, sir... and yes, we're very fortunate

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    yeah that steering arm is some backyard mechanic work at its best (or worst)

    are you on crack?

    I like your cabriolet A LOT. yep window openings are smoothed over.

    no sir

    good eye

    unsure where all he ran it - i will find out for sure though. We'd love to find some old pictures of it.
     
  17. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
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    Awesome score, cant wait to see some outside picks :D
     
  18. Rebel 1
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  19. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
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    Damn Tim, that thing is cool!! Great to finally see some pics of it for sure. WTF is up with the whole "one deuce frame rail and one model A framerail" deal? Crazy!!!
     
  20. Pharouh
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    Great find! I hope it sees daylight soon. And yes,please make it safe..
     
  21. lowtruck
    Joined: Aug 26, 2009
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    from Omaha

    Neat car. Congrats on the find.
     
  22. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
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    THANKS! I wondered if I needed better glasses. :rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2010
  23. Itchy-Pit
    Joined: May 7, 2008
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    Sooooooo Cooooool! Happy for you! Was the building built around the car? If not out the way it went in. Still if not, sawzall and skates (wheel dollies) exit stage left and put it back the way it was. If I was a few thousand miles closer - I'd come give you a hand.

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  24. Garagedog00
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  25. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    Super save bro, when we think they are all gone, presto! I wish you the best with this excellent platform. Thanx for sharing the pix from the find. ~sololobo~
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2011
  26. bgaro
    Joined: Sep 3, 2010
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    that car looks alot like my coupe. mine came from a barn in conn. complete with chicken feather. i had to give it a double take. its even got the axle mounted behind the spring. have fun with it i got mine nearly sea worthy and driven about 600 miles. just fixing it to be safer and reliable. that thing looks sweet.
     
  27. Any updates?
     
  28. reichart90
    Joined: Jan 12, 2007
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    finally getting it home

    buried
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    put different wheels/tires on the back to roll it out. slicks didnt want to pump up too good
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    chicken coupe
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    sketchy tow bar... good thing it was only 2 miles away on back roads
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    home sweet home
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    it was a good fathers day
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  29. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
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    Cool find.


    Strange that they moved the rear end forward? ...and I see they filled in the top of the rear quarters to make it more like a roadster.

    Hope to see some build pics someday.
     

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