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Hot Rods Could of cried 34 3w

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 39WILLZ, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,744


    Not to make light of the misrepresentation issue, but I have seen many restorations that were started with much worse and much less material, and by Brits! Thoroughbred and Classic Cars magazine is good for at least one such story per issue! "Liam found this bonnet badge and built a car underneath it, page 11!"
  2. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,732

    anthony myrick

  3. Ricco39ford
    Joined: Mar 21, 2018
    Posts: 15


    I too was going to buy a 34 3 window long distance got pictures over my phone agreed to price put hold money on it. My dad and I drove 4 states to get there and 5 minutes looking at this car realizing it is a piece of shit and left got my money back. He too must have owned stock in bondo company couldn’t hardly get a magnet to stick anywhere on car. Out travel time and money but glad we looked at car in person. You really cannot get a good idea of what you’re buying unless your there in person.
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  4. Luke stone
    Joined: Sep 5, 2017
    Posts: 102

    Luke stone

    Wow Wayne that sucks and I’m guessing you paid top money too. Hope you and the family are well and looking forward to watching this progress you certainly have the skill
  5. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,331

    Barn Hunter

    Willys looks good but that 3 window was misrepresented. I don't see why we don't OUT these people on the HAMB, is it some kind of code among thieves? I got a 37 pickup that was misrepresented on the HAMB, 8 out of 10, RIGHT! Seems like we should be protecting the honest people, not the scammers. I'd at least let Ryan know about it to see if anything should be done about this guy. Maybe there should be a thread about these "misrepresentations" where you could get a little back and forth action and we'd all be the jury. If they're still on the HAMB, we should know.
  6. nochop
    Joined: Nov 13, 2005
    Posts: 1,592

    from norcal

    Kinda like cops and their “blue line” bull sh*t, I agree call a rat a rat
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  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104


    Look at the bright side, you have a '34 3window in England. One panel at a time. Bob
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  8. neilswheels
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 742

    from England

    I know that feeling, my first 40 sedan, wanted one for ever, sold a car and some stuff to buy one. Ebay this time, loads of messages asking questions about rot, one I remember particularly asking about the rain gutters, knowing that this can be a bad area, seller said they were great. It arrived in the UK, I was devastated, i could see through the roof all along the rain gutters, that was just the start. Never again will I buy without seeing the car first, no matter how 'genuine' the seller appears. I couldn't get past it, sold the car after a couple of years, and bought another that had already been imported, so that I could look at..
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  9. 39WILLZ
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 273


    Hey Luke we all good thanks how's you guys doing, got my head round it now just gonna take it little longer to do than I thought.
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  10. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,724


    Well, there's always a bright side, even if you can't see it. My first car went to a local high zoot rod shop, they saw me coming, I paid to get my car back, vowed if they could charge for poor work, I could at least do the same. I took it upon myself to learn, forty years later, I turn out stuff they could only have dreamt of doing, and truly, because of them, I developed the skills I have, may not have done it but for them. In the end, they have saved me a lot of money. It's all in whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, start eating the elephant boy, one bite at a time, at least you have a car I'd kill to get.
  11. 39WILLZ
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 273


    To be honest can't remember his name guess I could look back thru some emails see if I can find he's details but don't think I can be bothered with all that, won't change the situation, I've got my head round it now and will just put all the crap right and build a badass Hotrod out of it. Wayne
  12. Happydaze
    Joined: Aug 21, 2009
    Posts: 935


    Hey Wayne, quit whining! I know that at the rate you seem to be able to work it'll be fixed up in no time! Look forward to seeing it finished in August! :)
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  13. 39WILLZ
    Joined: Dec 13, 2009
    Posts: 273


    Hey Chris that made me laugh ,,,,, maybe September all the best to you and Ali dude .......
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  14. Guess I am a jerk because I don't think it looks that bad. My 34 truck had to have every panel replaced or repaired. The only parts I saved from the original truck was the cowl, top, one fender , hood top and bed sides. The rest was paper thin rust. So I feel for ya, but you can fix that, just don't use bondo.
    Hey, its a freakin' 34 3 window!!
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  15. anthony myrick
    Joined: Sep 4, 2009
    Posts: 5,732

    anthony myrick

    sucks when stuff like that happens
    we had a similar issue with a 32 a customer bought
    car a the original floor covered with pieces from another and lots of roofing tar
    the lower cowl and qtrs had the rotted original metal plus 2 rust repair panels brazed on it and all of those rotted through
    it had been hit in the cowl and door at one time with some major butchery on the A post.
    32 cowl.jpg cowl 2.jpg cowl 3.jpg
    it ended well but sucks when not expected
    But think about the pride when that future beauty gets repaired
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  16. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,414


    Great attitude. Now the previous owner may or may not have known what was under the primer. I sold a 31 coupe body to a guy once that I had landed from the US. Both of us thought it was a gem. Ultimately it wasnt but still got built into a very nice car.

    Good luck with it Wayne. As someone else trying to make things happen at a distance I know how hard it can be. At least it turned up. Im still waiting on $8K worth of hemis that I will never see.....
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  17. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 988


    Like some others, I think you SHOULD take the time to reveal the douche bag...aren't we here to help each other?
    I agree it won't change the situation...but it may help a fellow HAMBer NOT have a similar "situation"
  18. There sure is plenty of encouragement here on the HAMB. I have seen guys here fix much worse than that with amazing results. Just build one hell of a hot rod.:cool: Now get to work and don't look back!
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  19. Blue-Collar-HotRods
    Joined: Nov 21, 2019
    Posts: 69


    I'd like to see the original add, and price before I could make any comment
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  20. I hate to hear stories like this. On a couple of occasions I have asked other Hambers to check out cars for me that were too far for me to do it myself. After they sent me detailed pictures I passed on both of them.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  21. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 1,210

    Mike Colemire

    That's a bad deal, I hate trying to fix something somebody else has screwed up, it'd be easier if you were fixing it before it was screwed up. The one mentioned with roofing tar made me cringe. That crap will make you invent new curse words!
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  22. Barn Hunter
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Posts: 1,331

    Barn Hunter

    Glad you have a good attitude about it. Sounds like you're one of the few who can pound a soup can into a 3 window and that's great, but I can't. If I got scammed like that, I'd have to PAY for all that re-work. It's just not right - I think we should have a CALL THEM OUT thread.
  23. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 367

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Sucks that that happened to you but still a cool ride. Props to you for not naming them. Its not worth it and wont make you feel any better anyhow. Good luck
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  24. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,276


    I have a pair of front fenders for it
  25. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 676


    There was a guy whose last name was Booth from Canada that sold cars like that.
    Everything was in fresh primer
    Saw a few of his cars at Hershey.
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  26. thirtytwo
    Joined: Dec 19, 2003
    Posts: 2,628


    I’m always cautious when I see flat black or guide coat on something... or the phrase “ ready for paint”
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  27. Sorry you got the short end of the stick they burned on pictures verses what was sent just last week - but not a HAMBer that I know of - bought off another site. Lot less money but it still burns the same. Good luck with it !
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  28. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,619


    I believe that calls for a personal type visit to settle accounts...

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  29. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,147

    from NKy

    When life deals you LEMONS , make LEMONADE. . It looks a bit rough , but I’m sure it can be made into one Sweet ride . Hang in there just remember , it could be worse .
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