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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 38mag, Jan 18, 2022.

  1. 38mag
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 269


    A friend just picked up this car and he would like to know it's history. Eric1.jpg Eric2.jpg Eric3.jpg Eric4.jpg
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  2. evintho
    Joined: May 28, 2007
    Posts: 2,016


    Check with Planned Parenthood. It may be a recent abortion.
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  3. 8AAEF3A5-2B25-49FB-B401-5CC7E63327CC.gif

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  4. greybeard360
    Joined: Feb 28, 2008
    Posts: 1,910


    Looks like an attempt duplicate a Metropolitan.
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  5. mercman@bulldog
    Joined: Mar 16, 2009
    Posts: 909


    Got me...sorry
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  6. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 957

    Joe Blow

  7. That was from Ug manufacturing, called the Lee model. The Ug Lee car.
  8. misigis
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
    Posts: 157

    from NY

    Funny, you said the first thing that I thought.
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  9. Maybe if they had chopped it and used a different roof they could have pulled it off.
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  10. 38mag
    Joined: Jun 6, 2005
    Posts: 269


    Come on man, be kind. some guy was proud as hell of it at one time.
  11. RmK57
    Joined: Dec 31, 2008
    Posts: 2,127


    I don't mind it. Build a racecar out of it, the rear wheel wells are already large enough to hold a 14x32 slick. Nobody will say "I had one just like it" that's for sure.
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  12. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
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    oldiron 440

    I don't know I like it, you might be surprised if it had fresh paint. I had a friend when I was 18 that had a 63 Dodge full sise 4 door that he cut in two and did something similar, candy green with a 392 Hemi. The roof line was very similar, very cool....
  13. I think if it was a roadster with the windshield chopped, it would look cool. That roof makes it look like a clown car.
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  14. spudshaft
    Joined: Feb 28, 2003
    Posts: 532


    Other than the rear bumper, I like it. Anybody recognize the rear wheel openings? The door window looks like the rear window of a 4 door of some sort.
  15. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    The "history" of the car is it used to be '51 Ford Victoria but the Victoria is now "history!"

    If the roof was moved back a bit to enlarge the door glass, it might have potential as a 50s homebuilt looking kind of something.
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  16. arkiehotrods
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 6,704


    Perhaps the photoshop gurus around here could enlarge the door window and make it look somewhat better
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  17. $um Fun
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
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    $um Fun
    from Nor Cal

    Only a mother could love.
  18. Carter
    Joined: Mar 18, 2006
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  19. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 2,494

    from ohio

    Looks like they took a perfectly good 51 Victoria and made it just as ugly as they could and then added a lot more ugly!
  20. SS327
    Joined: Sep 11, 2017
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    49-51 fords weren’t that far from being really ugly as they were from the factory.
  21. Hollywood-East
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
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  22. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,227

    from Zoar, Ohio

    The funniest Rascals ever.
    Uncle George “yum yum eat em up”

  23. 210superair
    Joined: Jun 23, 2020
    Posts: 1,304

    from Michigan

    Pfft. Blasphemy.
  24. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 8,379


    I agree, had you posted that you older friend/mentor had built the car, and laid out a 500 word post, all would love it, but since it was pulled out of some place by a friend, the car doesn’t measure up.

    Wouldn’t it be cool to find out this was a Barris,. lil John, etc thing done way back in the day? They’d all be drooling over it;)
  25. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,779


    Hmmm...Looks like a LOT of work went into that car. Someone had a vision and tried to make it so.
    I think it would look better if the door glass was bigger. But doing that now would also be a lot of work.
    I'd like to see a photoshop of it with bigger door glass going up into the roof towards the rear..
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  26. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,276

    from Nicasio Ca

    Wonder how many times he banged his head getting in.
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  27. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

    Okay, sure its not everybody's cup of tea no doubt ! But as has been stated, " somebody did a lot of work on that car "
    Now for me, and my warped, eclectic, eccentric, taste, first of all, its a survivor, and at some point it was somebody's pride and joy.

    I hope this car gets a lot of TLC, all of the rust removed, a proper paint job, and the correct set of tires and wheels, that will do a lot to help it along, to be looking as good as it can get, or can be, considering what the original intent was, by who ever built it ?

    That being said, one thing is for sure, when this project gets all done, and if it ever makes it to some gathering of cars, like cars and coffee or something like that, it will be the only one like it there, and regardless of the assumed negative comments, it will surely evoke, there will be people standing around it, looking at it, and taking pictures of it !

    I think its very cool !

    That is just my 8 cents worth, as an opinion !
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  28. modagger
    Joined: Jul 2, 2013
    Posts: 313


    Gotta be a Fez somewhere in that car.
  29. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
    Posts: 577


    I suspect a number of people tried to make the lowly shoebox look better. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't, but there is a proud builder for ever attempt..... Model A sect ford 015.JPG
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