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" How Many Milk Crate Seat Storys Are Out There.."

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Fishbeck, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. " How Many Milk Crate Seat Storys Are Out There.."

    I've heard stories about projects, almost being finished & milk crates involved for seats.. in the 1st quick trip around the block!
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    Happens all the time over here. Works well for me.
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  3. Acme Speed Shop
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 1,755

    Acme Speed Shop
    from so cal

    I just drove my 1960 International Metro van around the block standing up (no seat at all) a few weeks ago. I coildn't wait until I was done with the seat stancions, just had to drive it!

  4. Donny D. Ville
    Joined: Dec 17, 2009
    Posts: 19

    Donny D. Ville

    Ive used buckets many of time...once i made a quick left in my dads 48 with "bucket seats", the passenger door flew open and the passenger did too, luckily my buddy in the back seat grabbed him on the way out! So if your gonna rock the em, drive like youre sitting on buckets hahahaha

  5. EnglishBob
    Joined: Jan 19, 2008
    Posts: 1,029


    Is this site that hard up for threads?
  6. Rooney00
    Joined: Dec 2, 2006
    Posts: 312


    Looks like it.

    Everyone has used a crate or bucket for a test drive. Last time I did was a 5 gallon lacquer thinner can.
  7. how can you hate on something that inspires laughs & smiles.. C'mon now!
  8. Everyone has used a crate or bucket for a test drive. [/QUOte]

    I haven't, that's why it struck me humorous I guess!
    Cancel the thread, then. aint important
  9. vettes2
    Joined: Jul 9, 2007
    Posts: 288

    from OKC, OK

    Early 80's the State of Kansas required out of State purchased cars to have the vins checked by Hiway Patrol. Tuesdays at 9 . They did away with safety inspections a few years earlier.

    I drove my 59 MGA with no hood, doors or windshield. Milk crate safety glasses, seat belt and insurance card. Car was a day away from paint and the title had to be done ASAP for a Show. Drove about 14 blocks across my small town.

    The Trooper just shook his head." We would have come to your house."
    I explained that the nice ladies in the Court House did not know this, we should go inform them. He gave me his stamp of OK, I drove off and used all of those hand signals like crazy until I was outta sight.
  10. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,839


    I used a length of 2x10 laying on the chassis of my T bucket for the first test run. When I ran the 48 Over to my upholstery guy in 1973 I sat on my air tank that I had made out of one of those freon tanks the hvac guys use. That was one of the least fun `15 miles I have ever driven.
  11. THE_DUDE
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,601


    got pulled uver the otherday in my 50 no headlights , one tail light, no exhaust, and no seat. I'm a fast talker.

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  12. I'm Still Laughin'..
  13. shoveled71
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 159


    Back in late 60s a bud bought a 54 Ford truck for 100.00, the seat was ragged out so he pulled it out and took it to get it reupholstered, we put a couple of those cheap aluminum green and white webbed chairs in the truck so we could ride till he got the seat back, we were going down a dirt road haulin ass and he grabbed second gear and gassed it around a curve, both seats collasped and I went flying out the passenger door and he fell in the floor, I rolled around in the dirt and stopped just in time to see the truck hit a telephone pole on the passenger door, we werent hurt other than cuts and bruises but the truck was totaled, learned a valuable lesson that day, one of many to come. Spike
  14. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,735

    from Michigan

    No milk crates, but I got my '37 Chevy runnin' and had to go for a brakes, or oil in the front knee-action shocks. Now I would never do this in a residential area, but I live on a big farm, and my driveway is 1/2 mile long, and also circles 'round the barns. Lots of fun. Who says I can't hit the broad side of a barn?
  15. 1963nova
    Joined: Jan 2, 2010
    Posts: 102

    from ohio

    I was looking for some interior for my Nova any idea how to intergrade milk crates into it ? lol
  16. Gearhead-DK
    Joined: Jan 3, 2003
    Posts: 340


    Well, we do what ever it takes to go for a quick spin

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  17. Ford Guy
    Joined: Jan 9, 2010
    Posts: 53

    Ford Guy

    I just had to drive my 52 F-1 before I had the seat finished. Used a gray 5-gallon bucket and drove around the block. I'd had the truck for over 22 years in storage and had never driven it, even when I bought it from a previous boss. It was an exciting, adrenaline pumpin' ride!
  18. Christie
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
    Posts: 189


    besides the 115 plus degree heat in the summer here (i stayed nice and comfy sewing in my air conditioned home).... this above story was one of the reasons i tackled interior prior to making it road worthy. lol
  19. jmh
    Joined: Jun 30, 2008
    Posts: 439


    Milk crate in the dead of winter with no glass in my 39 Ford sedan. Lots of miles around the neighborhood on Sunday mornings.. Even drove past the police and they just waved!! Used the lawn chair too, but every time I got on it I would flip over and then have to hurry up and get everthing under control!! LOL!!:eek: John
  20. They are fine until you hit the brakes.
  21. 666Irish
    Joined: Aug 25, 2009
    Posts: 152


    Used one of these for a couple weeks in my '53 Coronet while I was fixing the seat. A couple sheet metal screws and pipe clips, and it worked like a charm.

  22. I had a '62 Plymouth stripped of all glass, removable sheet metal, bumpers, trim, interior, etc. and drove it around (three on the tree) sitting on a small tool box.

    Luckily didn't come across the local lawman.
  23. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

    Mymilk crate seat is a family heirloom. It's been used in five cars. Picture is '31 Chivvy. I drove the pickup, not pictured, for about six months around town sans-doors.

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  24. Back in about 1959 a friend of mine wanted to move a couple of cars from my house to his. I got to drive his 32 Ford 2-door. It had no seats and no floor under the pedals. I thought this was neat as shit till I hit the first bump. When I did I mashed the foot feed and backwards I went. I was holding tight to the steering wheel and that kept me from falling over backward off the milk crate. Every time I hit a bump the same thing happened. Hell of a ride. The milk crates back then were metal and didn't slide around as easy as these new fangled plastic ones.
  25. Boyd Who
    Joined: Nov 9, 2001
    Posts: 2,196

    Boyd Who

    In 1981 I was working at a friend's rod shop. We had just finished chopping a brand new Chevy shortbox stepside p/u and it needed to go to the glass shop. I got elected to drive it over there. 4 miles through the city with no windshield and no seats, so I used a milk crate. Not a fun trip at all. :p
  26. ChevyRat
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 575


    Just when building to move from inside to outside.
  27. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,688

    from vail az

    I had a 55 f-100 and was sitting at a light when a guy pulled up and offered more for the bed than I paid for the truck. We went to his house and took it off. This poor truck got parted as I drove it over the summer and had a milk crate seat for the longest time. I made alot of money off that truck. .
    Nothing to show for it exept this story.
  28. Rs2
    Joined: Dec 12, 2009
    Posts: 59


    I used to take the seats out for recovering at our upholstery shop and drive the cars down the street about 6 blocks to a body shop !! most of the time I'd just jump in and sit on the center hump of the floor and hang on !! things we do for a living huh !!
  29. flynbrian48
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 6,787


    LOL, the first time we drove our '48 Pontiac convert, this is 33 years ago, we rode into town on pheasant crates! Pretty funny now.
  30. Johnny99
    Joined: Nov 5, 2006
    Posts: 829


    Bought a mid 70s wrecked Chevy pick up around 1985 for the low mile strong running 350. Drunk had slid the truck HARD into a telephone pole at the drivers door, no windshield,[pissing rain, wearing safety goggles] A pillar was mashed to within a 1/2" of the steering wheel, had to sit kinda centered/ side saddle in the seat, truck was a four speed. About a 20 mile trip home, passed a couple of cops, strange looks is all I got. Not the milk crate test flight but a interesting trip!

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