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Found a racecar in the woods

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by aceuh, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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    Well, I say we found it, but we did know that there were some cars out there before we took this walk. The property belongs to an older relative that we understand is preparing to liquidate. His daughter told us that she thought all that was out there was junk....might be a few pieces to make some yard art out of amongst this.

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    This car was apparently built by one of my dad's first cousins. (his name is above the door). Obviously it was put together long enough ago that it seemed like a good idea to turn a 2dr 55 Chevy into a dirt track car. Joe passed away from cancer about 5 years ago.

    I'll add some more pics of what we found out there tomorrow.
     
  2. truckncoupe
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    very cool, thanks for sharing!:D
     
  3. jmh
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    Drag it out and bring it back to life!! John
     
  4. DirtyWoody28
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    agreed!!!! save it!!!
     
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  5. Ebert
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    Based on what others on here have "brought back to life," this should be doable!!!!
     
  6. pecker head
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    So whats gonna happen to it ?
     
  7. through some wheels on that bitch and drive it!:p
     
  8. looks a little worse than my Avatar...but still save-able...
     
  9. daliant
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    Very cool. You need to save that one!!!
     
  10. nutajunka
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    from North Indy

    Reminds me of when all the dirt track guys were running tri-fives without the front fenders, aww the good old days.
     
  11. SWIGJ
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    You need to get in touch with Mike Bell the historian at the Ga racing hall of fame. He might have pictures since it might have ran at Rome Speedway.
     
  12. Shiftee
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    keeper for sure
     
  13. chevy57dude
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    Yeah, it's hateful but for free? Drag it home! What's the tri 5 next to it? Part of the deal?
     
  14. lorodz
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  15. low-n-slo54
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    Should just buff out.
     
  16. rayford
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    from calhoun ga

    yeah man drag it out and save it or let some one try
     
  17. shock733
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    What's rusting next to it?
     
  18. scrape
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    i like the hole-sawed roof... i dont think id try to fix it,, but i wouldnt trow it away...
    "yard art" haha...
     
  19. ratrodder34
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    Very cool pics.......
     
  20. 56oldsDarrin
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    How about a new streetable vintage stock car trend.
    talk about turning heads.
     
  21. freebird101
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  22. henry29
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    What about the two door 57 chevy beside it?
     
  23. lonelywanderer
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    from hawaii

    looks like it would be a cool project
     
  24. Flying Tiger
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    from Japan

  25. 1946chevytruck
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    pull both those cars out and restore them
     
  26. There's a whole world of guys who restore and race these old stock cars. I'm sure someone would want to put it back on the track if you don't want to. Real old race cars don't exactly grow on trees anymore. And for what it is it's really not in that bad of shape, a lot of restored stock cars look like hell under the paint and bondo anyways.
     
  27. Doc Squat
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    Heck, a little bondo and some primer, she running.
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    Like I told the kid, "Your music's not too loud, its just like OKC, it sucks!"
     
  28. fanspete
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    WOW, your cousin was Joe Mannix!!! I used to watch his TV show, one hell of a
    P-eye!

    Save that thing.
     
  29. DirtyEd
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    Reminds me of the tir-fives my dad had back in the day.He also ran at dixie,rome,douglasville and senoia(when it was dirt).We lost all of his pics when downtown Rockmart flooded in the early 80's.great to see an old racer still around.Pop crushed most of his after they were used up.Fix it and bring it to Rome one night,I would love to see it.I have seen your other cars you can do it!
     

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