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Projects Cutting up parts cars thread..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by choptop40, May 10, 2016.

  1. choptop40
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    Fellow Hamber pickup the remains.. Got it oft the chassis....x frame. . image.jpg
     
  2. choptop40
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    Said he's building a salt flat special.....Buick powered.... image.jpg
     
  3. cavman
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    Back in the early 70's I bought a 4 yr old 427" Corvette roadster and was told I'd get the title in a week or so. I waited and waited....a few months and many phone calls later, I received a title for a '68 Chev 4 door sedan. I went into the garage, and cut the 'vette into several large pieces, and many little ones. I sold 3 of the larger pieces, (one whole side) to a fiberglass repair shop to hang on his building as advertisement. There have been many more, but most of the rest were too rusty.
     
  4. choptop40
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    Who really cared back then....inflation was not a consideration.....
     
  5. choptop40
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    Now if you save money in the bank...you're fucked..better owning rare coins and rare cares...
     
  6. choptop40
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    Rare cars..oops
     
  7. well....didn't want to mention the all orginal 40' Ford sedan that bit the dust back in Dec during my shop move....the primo front clip and complete frame made the move though.....
     
  8. I regret to inform you that a contract on you was signed this morning!:D HRP
     
  9. Crankhole
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    Cut up a Tucker for scrap. Was having trouble finding parts for it.
     
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  10. '51 Norm
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    Awhile back I bought a '50 AD truck cab for parts.
    The local code enforcement folks didn't like me having an "inoperable vehicle" behind my garage.
    So I cut it into quarters so that I could store it inside my shed; out of sight.
    I still have the parts that I haven't used yet.
     
  11. choptop40
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    Here's one I was gonna cut up,,,too solid,,,,any one have a rusty coupe with clean title in Houston.... image.jpg or ...let's move her to a new home...
     
  12. choptop40
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    Anyone in texas have a coupe with title.....
     
  13. williebill
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    What's the statute of limitations for confessing these sins?
    I think my stories qualify as crimes.
     
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  14. choptop40
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    No limitations...get it off your chest.....
     
  15. CowboyTed
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    Yeah, this thread makes me remember a past crime too. We didn't cut it up, but we raised money selling whacks with a sledge hammer for a buck a whack at the county fair. God, I'd love to have that Rambler wagon now. It was easily restorable, but at the time, wagons just weren't cool enough to care. Regrets.
     
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  18. partsdawg
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    Used to go to junkyards and roll '55 Chevy convertibles on their sides to remove the frames to use underneath our '55 Chevy 2 door sedan stock cars back in the 1970's.
     
  19. shemp
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    '57 Hardtop given to me as a parts car. Last photo is what was left on it's way to Tony at Tully Auto wreckers for scrap. Taken at my old shop on Montgomery mid 80's
     

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  20. I saw that pair of Cadillacs for sale up here at a swap meet in DFW a few months ago, I think those are the same two cars? Anyway, I don't blame you for cutting it up, but it's kinda sad because the 60 Special (body by Fleetwood) is a unique kinda rare bird in comparison to the regular Cadillacs of the day My pops had several 41 60 specials.

    This one we had in the early 80's, 53 Cad overhead and hydro drivetrain.
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    He pushed sprint cars at the fair one year with it. [​IMG]
     
  21. I wish you lived closer. The firewall forward would make a great A test stand. Already set up to bolt the engine in and the radiator:rolleyes:
     
  22. choptop40
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    Wow , that an amazing picture..seems your dad was a real guy....yeah they are rare....at least I can provide some parts for the restoration crowd and make a few bucks....
     
  23. silent rick
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    i don't take photos that can be used as evidence against me
     
  24. choptop40
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    Madillac is happy..got all the parts to make
    Madillac a bad ass Cadillac..... image.jpg
     
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  25. I AGREE with you! Bruce.
     
  26. When I had my shop back in the early 80s I had a guy bring in a custom dodge van that he had stolen twice and recovered twice .He brought it to me and said he didn't want it found again. I went thru a lot of o2 cutting that baby up.Bruce.
     
  27. Some things are worth more apart than they are together
     
  28. choptop40
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    Holly Crap oly .that sawsall was singing...amazing how a couple of blades can cut up a car..I remember bi metalic blades...sometimes they shake you out like an earthquake...beer always assists...and a beautiful woman... View attachment 3216311
     
  29. verde742
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    O WELL, :eek:SOME MUST DIE, :rolleyes: SO OTHERS CAN HAVE A GOOD LIFE !!!!

    :oops:GET THE SAWS-ALL !!!! TORCH!!!! AND HAMMER !!!!!:)
     
  30. Hdonlybob
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    I have no problem cutting up cars as long as they are being donors for another one....
    Also way long ago when they were not collectible or worth anything doesn't bother me either...
    However most anything else is close to a sin...
     

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