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Projects I Just Bought a Hot Rod Model A Roadster That Was Built In 1959...

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by cactus1, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. cactus1
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    ...and it has been in storage for 52 years! :eek:


    Perusing Craigslist on a Thursday evening a couple of weeks ago (as I usually do every evening) I searched "hot rod", as I have for years, hoping to find an old survivor. The thumbnail photo for the ad was this...
    IMG_2494.JPG

    I could not believe my eyes when I clicked on the ad. This car, built in '59-'60 was being sold by the original builder who felt like it was time to let go of the old girl.

    Sorry, lunch is over.

    To be continued....
     
  2. One photo is just teasing us,please post more photos. HRP
     
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  3. Squablow
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  4. Evil Emery
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    Dang! At least link to the ad.
     
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  5. bowie
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    Awesome! Show me more!
     
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  6. TBone69
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    All I find on craigslist are beat up wore out 80's cars and imports.

    When you get done driving the wheels off your new find share up some pics and info.
     
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  7. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Wow! Great time capsule score! Can't wait to see more pics and hear about it.
     
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  8. About time! and TEASE!!!
    I'll standby for the rest of the story

    Oh, and Congrats man!
     
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  9. cactus1
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    Sorry not trying to be a tease! Ive been trying to start this thread for days. Here are the rest of the pics from the ad... This thing is a freaking time capsule. IMG_2479.JPG IMG_2481.JPG IMG_2482.JPG IMG_2483.JPG

    Ok I will add more later this evening after work!
     
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  10. You are a lucky man,Congratulations! HRP
     
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  11. rjones35
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    Very cool! Congrats!
     
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  12. Tuck
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    its so rad...
    were tail light twins now! :p

    Tuck
     
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  13. I know a little about it via another party that was interested in it.

    If I remember correctly it has been in the garage since 1962 or so.

    Funny, as soon as I saw the title to your thread I figured it was this car.
     
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  14. Gotgas
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    Alternators aren't traditional! ;) :D

    SWEET!!
     
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  15. About time you started a thread Mike!!!
     
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  16. woodbutcher
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    :D He is just being a mean tease:rolleyes::p.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
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  17. brady1929
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    Congrats
     
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  18. 51box
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    Wow how cool is that! Great score man
     
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  19. Wyocattech
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    Very nice! I went to buy one and ended up buying a 31 coupe also. Get it on the road and enjoy!

    Sent from my XT1254 using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  20. raven
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    You suck...:p
    r
     
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  21. Rocky
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    Shut UP! Wow, you finally got a little piece of hot rod history. And it's not some ugly POS either! Great score. Paint kinda looks like 66-67 chevy Marina blue. Is that frame 3" pipe?
     
  22. cmarcus
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    I saw this on CL a few weeks back. Congrats on being the new caretaker!
     
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  23. Budget36
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    I'd dump it, looks like the whitewalls are peeling off.....
     
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  24. harpo1313
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    Holy shitness, more, more .
     
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  25. Well done. That'll be fun for the Summer.
     
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  26. chiro
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    Lucky bastard
     
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  27. ol'stinky
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    NICE!!!! That thing is a real time machine. Are those Chrome steelie/ full spider hubcaps?
     
  28. sloppy jalopies
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    lucky... you bet your sweet bippy...
    seeing that it has a roll bar and doesn't have upper stations, I'll bet this baby was a beast at the strip...
    looks like it even has a rocket in its pocket.
     
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  29. upspirate
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    Nice find!
     
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  30. BrerHair
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    Well Boy Howdy! Your persistence has paid off, well done. Cycle fenders says . . . East Coast? We need the provenance, baby!
     

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