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Projects Hillman Husky Drag Car Survivor "Pure Hell"(Really...another weird drag car?)

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Chuckles Garage, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. KP69
    Joined: May 26, 2012
    Posts: 5

    from KANSAS

  2. AHotRod
    Joined: Jul 27, 2001
    Posts: 11,339


    Great paper trail, love the pictures!
  3. My friend asked me to do the update on this. I'm honored to do so. :) The car was at Salina this weekend. He has put in serious hours to finish it so the rest of the world could see it. The tow truck in the pics is the one he restored that was owned by his father's best friend. He has driven the car about 1 mile at this point. The pics show the update on the interior. There was nothing left of the original interior to go from. None of us have a good enough memory to be capable of restoring to it's original condition. The owner has tried to keep it period correct. I believe this to be the original engine and trans that has been freshened. I for one, am astounded that this car made it to California, wasn't destroyed and has been restored! :)
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  4. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,377


    As a builder of little English cars with American V-8's. This is so cool. I need a Hillman.
  5. GordonC
    Joined: Mar 6, 2006
    Posts: 2,371


    I like the car and what you have done but to put your faith in 3 lugs with the extra weight of the v8 in there? Your a brave man!
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  6. lumpy 63
    Joined: Aug 2, 2010
    Posts: 1,410

    lumpy 63

    Never seen a British car with 3 lug front wheels... Looks like something of French origin front hubs or suspension that is..Spent lots of summers in northern England as a kid at my uncles scrap yard . Lots of Hillmans, Austin A40s, Morris Minors etc and later three lug wheels. Love the build though!
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  7. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,940


    Yea, the early Hillmans had 3 lug and 4 lug from 1958.
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  8. Yes my 52 Hillman also has stock 3 lug wheels. Okay i would not use it with a blown V8, but that's a different story.
    I really like your car a lot

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
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  9. whiskerz
    Joined: Jul 7, 2011
    Posts: 148

    from Ga.

    This was a great save.
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