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Hot Rods I think I've found the car of my dreams...wish I had the money

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by damnfingers, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. damnfingers
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  2. Sakke
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    Coool as Hell !!! Perfect just like that !!!!
     
  3. gnichols
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    Needs a hood but what a crazy vehicle. Who wouldn't like to have it? Gary
     
  4. patmanta
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    1. MASSACHUSETTS HAMB

    Well, you could build something like it. You'd just need to find a cowl and grill shell that was similar enough to it and not going for Stutz money to start with. The ad seems to indicate the body is a one-off and it looks like it might be wood to me. A 20's Buick grill shell could work.

    Notaford frames can often be found on CL in my neck of the woods, cheap, particularly in the Spring for some reason. A 20's Chevy frame could work. There's a running stovebolt doodlebug up my way for $300. Somehting like that could get you framed and moving.

    I saw a set of speedster seats somewhere recently too for not much cash.

    I think I have that exact gas tank too.

    You could totally build your version of that car for less than 20k.

    Pa titled as a 1918 Stutz
    Grille is Stutz
    '33 Hudson Terraplane 6 cyl engine
    Pre '37 (?) Hudson transmission
    Built in mid 1930's for Phila restauranteur
    Headlights are Post and Lester
    Pierce Arrow taillight
    Guages are Hudson
    Body & Interior made of wood
    Much work on brakes & clutch in 2009
    We believe chassis, suspension and brakes (hydraulic
    drum) to be early Dodge
    19" wheels -- Budd? Buffalo?
    Runs & drives at Highway speeds
    Lots of patina
     
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  5. mr.chevrolet
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    here's something similar.
     

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  6. Chrisbcritter
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    Could stand to be a little shorter in the tail (slap a bed on it and you'll have a speedster pickup!) but otherwise very stylish for a homebuilt. Not that bad a price with all the old goodies on it.
     
  7. 34Fordtk
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    Thats BAS ASS, sounds like a deal to me at that $.........
     
  8. Model T1
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  9. mashed
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    I dig it but am not feeling the gasoline sign.

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  10. tfeverfred
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    I'd drive the wheels and tires off of that.
     
  11. Liked the carfax logo at the bottom;).Pretty cool,be fun for sure.
     
  12. Hnstray
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    I agree with Model T 1, it's waaaaay overpriced, in my opinion, for the content and condition.
    The body is obviously wood and a close look at the pics shows the plywood 'firewall' (is that non-combustible plywood?) buckling from moisture.

    Yes, it looks like great fun, I agree with that too.....but Patmanta's suggestions for a build makes sense.
    If an 'exotic' old engine wasn't available, a Mopar, Pontiac, or Ford flathead six ...would all be inexpensive power plants to source. For several years I have had in mind something similar to this and have been keeping some parts around just for that purpose. A '50s Chevy pickup front axel, Buick straight eight engine and floor shift transmission, etc.

    Of course, this one appears ready to go....I suppose that is worth something.

    Ray
     
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  13. oldolds
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