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Hot Rods Found an old Bantam coupe drag car anybody recognize?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Sixcarb, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Sixcarb
    Joined: Mar 5, 2004
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    from North NJ

    Found this in Northern Jersey over the weekend and brought it home. We ended up dropping the front end back down where it originally was. Has a olds rear. Rollbar is square and they must have added a top loop at sometime.

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    After the front end drop
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    I had a tank that the holes lined up
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  2. Royalshifter
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    from California

    Awesome...no I am wrong...badass.
     
  3. Paul
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    now that is a cool find
     
  4. 1928Fordman
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    What's the plans for the engine?
     
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  5. Sixcarb
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    from North NJ

    Thinking Olds with a B&M Hydro.
     
  6. rd martin
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    from indiana

    great find! thats what i call a fun project. hope to see more of it on here.
     
  7. BobG
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    Cool old car, I bet if it could talk it would have some great stories.
    Good Luck with it...
     
  8. ardyboy
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    junk....but I'll take it off your hands
     
  9. Well I got you covered. Come and get it. ;)

    I am real pleased that you decided to drop the front end down that original setup was just scarry looking. Neat old car should be slicker than greased own shit when you are done with it.
     
  10. I was just looking at a car very similar to this one on line and kidding with my 8 yr old that we could put that body on my t-bucket chassis. He said no way, wonder if it was the same car ?
     
  11. AHotRod
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    Sweeeeeeeeeet ! Hopefully some of the Northeast guys will know something about the car.

    Are you going to race it or make it a street car?
     
  12. scrap metal 48
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    Cool find.. I've owned a few stock Bantams in my time..
     
  13. Ghost28
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    Really nice. I had my eyes on one here in colorado about 15 years ago that looked really close to yours except it had a round tubular roll cage. The one I was looking at but didn't get was a documented magazine car. Damn I should have bought it.
     
  14. 1971BB427
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    from Oregon

    There's a 100% stock American Bantam for sale on my local CL. It'd be a shame to tear it down to make a hotrod, but if I had the money I'd probably molest it anyway! ;)
     
  15. Molest a stocker??, you bet I would. Hell I would ride it hard and put it up wet. Stock they are just another car but they have such good possibilities. ;)
     
  16. Very cool, can you make out what it says on the driver's door?
     
  17. jesse1980
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    That's a cool find.
     
  18. Sixcarb
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    from North NJ

    I can't find any writing on it, it has a few layers of paint. I already have an olds 324 punched out to 350 cubes that was my fathers motor in high school, the b&m hydro I have is setup for a chevy so that I will have to change over.
     
  19. 117harv
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    Here are some pics of the car, I think it's still for sale...they sure are small.
     

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  20. Sounds like you got it covered, if you decide that it is not enough I got a big hammer here.

    really neat little coupe, I have wanted a bantum for a long time. never seem to run into one when i have money. :eek:

    You done good to snag that one.
     
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  21. 117harv
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    Regaurding the drag car, some of the chassis mods seem strange by todays standards, but they sure fit the time period it was built. Try and save as much of the origonal fab as posible, it's cool for sure.
     
  22. Cool find, looks like L'il Honker.
     
  23. 50Fraud
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    Some inspiration:

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  24. AHotRod
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    That is so cool ^^^^, I'd love to have one just like that to run-a-bout in.
     
  25. mashed
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    from 4077th

    Sweet. You got to climb in from the top?
     
  26. 49ratfink
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    from California

    car has been on here all day and we don't have a complete history yet? the HAMB is slipping.
     
  27. rd4pin
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    from louisiana

    Great find and good luck with it.
     
  28. Clark
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    The Motor Menders of York PA had a car like that. I don't haved any pics but can contact some people that may know more. I think theirs was red originally.
    Clark
     
  29. FlynBrian
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    Wow!!! That is Cool!!! Look forward to the build on this!
     
  30. duncan
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