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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boyd Who, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. Boyd Who
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    Due to my business I'm on a first-name basis with the people at the local landfill. Technically, you're not supposed to remove stuff from the dump, but they do make the odd exception. I was out there today and one of the guys said he had some old car car stuff for me.

    This is what I dragged home...anyone know what the heck it could be? Late teens touring of some form, but I have no idea as to manufacturer.

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  2. choptvan
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    looks like my dodge cowl. 17-20 ish?
     
  3. steel rebel
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    Not sure what it is but a kool save. I didn't start with much more.
     
  4. burnin53
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    from cuba,n.y.

    That looks like a great start for a modified.Looks damn solid in the pictures.What are your plans for it?
     

  5. 1919 Dodge pickup

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  6. I'm going to go out on a limb here and go for a rather rare make, a 1917 Velie. The key is the windshield post mounts on the rounded cowl. Also the flat top fenders with attached inner panels are typical of pre 1920 manufacturing styles.
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  7. Django
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    Very cool that it wasn't lost forever!
     
  8. Mathew21
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  9. F&J
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    It can't be a Dodge because of the wood framed doors.

    If the windshield posts are sitting on hard rubber angled mounts, my 18 Stude had those...but it's not Stude because they would be suicide front doors.
     
  10. adam401
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    I really like the way the top of the cowl flows into the doors. That would make a sexy modified cowl.
     
  11. playtag
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    I would have to agree with the Velie! Very rare and also expensive car.They where the brian child of John Deere's grandson! Sold just a hubcap off of one for $100.00 a few years ago.Really cool find.
     
  12. a bloke
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    The guy at the dump deserves a couple of six-packs at least.
     
  13. petes65usa
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    What a great save.......
     
  14. Boyd Who
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    Thanks for all the tips! I have some research to do I guess. Could prove interesting!
    I don't have any plans for the pieces right now, I just figured they needed to be saved. I'll probably put them up for sale once I figure out what it is.
     
  15. Boyd Who
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    Thanks to a fellow on another board who happens to own one, I've determined that it's a 1917 Willys. Gotta love the knowledge and power of the internet! The first two pics are of his body, the last is a restored version.

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  16. Fro
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    cowl looks like a buddies stutz touring
     
  17. captainjunk#2
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    cool scrounge , bring em at least a 6 pack for a reward
     
  18. PASTDUEBILL
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    Might be a Henway.
     
  19. Don't anyone fall for it ......:rolleyes:
     
  20. freebird101
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    its amazing that people are able to find out this stuff, its just mind blowing to me
     
  21. So, just out of curiosity,how much does a hen weigh?:p
     
  22. Boyd Who
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    Oh, about 3 or 4 pounds! :D
     

  23. geez this stuff is every where .just hafta look .
    i live in a rural area and seems most farm groves and auctions have some and most local swaps have this kinda stuff for under a $100
    now me i really only drag home more complete cars

    but these asst. cowls and such are really pretty common.. doodle bugs , leftover from farm trailer conversions ...
    even most scrapper leave it as its ahassle to load

    guess city folk just miss out...
     
  24. zmcmil2121
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    Lucky, all i thought the dump had was banana peels and a barrel of laughs.:D
     
  25. Boyd Who
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    I was lucky in making friends with the landfill staff. They all know I mess with old cars so they're keeping an eye out for stuff. Last fall I got a half-ton truck load of pieces from there, mostly Model T stuff with a bit of '29-30 Chevy bits. Good swap meet fodder.
     
  26. Have,nt heard that name in a long time. About 40 years ago i was collecting empty beer bottles in Ringwood, Vic, Australia. ( if you had more than 1000 the brewery collected them from your place for good pocket money ) early recycling i suppose. Any how one of my regulars had a dusty old relic in the garage and it was a Velie. I remember him saying that he would never sell it to a 16 year old kid.
     
  27. I am going with the Overland. Here is a 1919. Look at the gray fillets under the windshield frames and the curve door to cowl treatment.

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  28. The only thing I've noticed in my dumps has been corn, peanuts and maybe a little Bazooka, but then I haven't been looking hard enough.

    Bob
     
  29. Boyd Who
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    Could be an Overland. They are a cousin to the Willys if I'm not mistaken.

    There's gotta be one in every crowd! :rolleyes::p
     
  30. thepolecat
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    you have the makings of a very original speedster!
     

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