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Projects How Many Bodies In Your Hot Rod

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Speed Gems, May 31, 2020.

  1. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,574

    Speed Gems

    This is not a thread about how many people you can fit in your Hot Rod but, after reading a post about a guy bringing home rusted out Model A parts. I got too thinking about how some of you guys will save anything, and all of the projects I've seen on here built with bodies that should've been just left out in the woods to rot in piece. So now I'm wondering how many bodies did you use to weld together the body of your Hot Rod?
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  2. I had 8 sets of doors scrounged to make one good set for my old touring
  3. Tim
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 11,097

    from Raytown Mo

    Oh geez. The body? At least 12-15 as of right now for the model A
  4. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,574

    Speed Gems

    Pictures or it didn't happen.
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    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
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  6. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 1,507

    oldiron 440

    Depending on the size, the trunk in my 64 will hold 3 maybe more I'd bet...
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  7. Only two! Doors and front of rear quarters from a donor carcass.
  8. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 4,871

    Marty Strode

    When I saw your post, I thought of my friend Wayne Miller, in about 1953. 2012-10-11 100323.jpg
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  9. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,560


    That's a great picture....thank you.
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  10. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,742


    My 1st '34 was a bit of a puzzle. Only the shadow knows how many different cars came together to form one.


    Ended up OK.


  11. We often hear Jim Sibley's name as being the guy that has the ability to build nice cars with what most would ignore but you my friend also have the ability to make chicken salad out of chicken sh!t. HRP
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  12. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,742


    Thanks HRP, but Jim Sibley will always be the reigning king.

  13. Speed Gems
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 2,574

    Speed Gems

    I also was wondering how many bodies @JimSibley used to build his Willys.
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  14. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,724

    from Oregon

    I am lucky , I guess. The ‘27 T is one body and the ‘48 F1 is all original body parts. I should clarify that the ‘27 frame , subframe and floor panels are all new metal but the body is all ol’ Henry metal .
  15. ABONES
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 988


    at least 8 plus all patch panels and subrails.

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  16. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 404


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  17. Hey, just because I'm Italian!:p Just one body!:D
  18. Hemiman 426
    Joined: Apr 7, 2011
    Posts: 581

    Hemiman 426
    from Tulsa, Ok.

    One of the first builds I followed here.
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  19. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 4,922


    Cad-Lasalle holds the local record :eek:
    Five, one found hanging in a tree, several in stock-car burial piles.
    Out of the ashes, one nice deuce
    Last edited: May 31, 2020
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  20. 66gmc
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 538


    Been collecting pieces for this one for a few years now, ive got the following pieces from different cars
    1 early 28 roadster cowl
    1 gas tank from a 28 rpu
    3 doors, 1 touring, 1 28 rpu and 1 29 rpu
    5 1/4 panels
    1 panel below decklid
    2 decklids
    brookville subrails and floor

    The only piece I'm still missing is the panel above the decklid...oh and lots of patch panels, and many hours of labour! 036.jpg 098.JPG 116.JPG 068.jpg 126.jpg
  21. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 1,827


    All you Ford guys are spoiled!
    When you work on a Mopar, you only get 1 body and have to make everything that is missing! We usually don't have the luxury of being able to find more then one body.
  22. seb fontana
    Joined: Sep 1, 2005
    Posts: 6,475

    seb fontana
    from ct

    Lucked out, CA car, so one..
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  23. Mat Thrasher
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,141

    Mat Thrasher

    I’m at 8 so far, plus some help from United Pacific, Brookville and Howels

    IMG_8649.JPG IMG_8452.JPG

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  24. rocsas
    Joined: Dec 17, 2013
    Posts: 90

    from colorado

    So far I am at 41 Chevy hood, 50 ford doors and cowl, 49 Chevy roof, 51 ford dash, unknown brand headlights, a homemade bed and the firewall is made from a scrap camaro good, and I'm not even halfway there IMG_20200517_185735283_HDR.jpg
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  25. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 4,172

    from Berry, AL

    Yeah, I lucked out too. As far as I know, mine is still wearing it’s original sheet metal, albeit with a few patches, mostly in the floor.
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  26. Joe Blow
    Joined: Oct 29, 2016
    Posts: 176

    Joe Blow

    Normally just the one.....

    Final05.jpg Final04.jpg
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  27. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,548


    Original body & both doors
    Hood from my pal Floyd, had a scoop bolted to it but I've cut it out past that.
    Spare uncut hood from a 2 door wagon I parted out.
    Trunk lid from another dude.
    Floors & rockers replaced.
    New fenders. The original fronts were cut up and used to radius the rear quarters.
    Side trim collected from 4 different '57 parts cars. Polished the best pieces to use on my car.
    Dash cut out and replaced with a perfect one from a donor car.
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  28. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,527



    We had 13 different donors in this one when we sold it to ASS.
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  29. <== 4 total plus repop tailgate, running boards and stake pockets. 6 when I replace the glass rear fenders.

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