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Hot Rods >>>IRON LORDS are at it again!! Detroit Drag Car Found! 1940 Ford<<<

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by JeffreyJames, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    One of our fellow Lords Skeeter struck a pretty god deal two weeks ago in his hometown Detroit. He heard about this car through a friend and that it was just sitting up there in the heart of Detroit.

    Now Skeeter already had a '40 coupe that he wanted to make into a gasser and without pulling any punches the one that he had was pretty rough to say the least so a lot of work was in order. I thought it was a pretty cool idea and I was surprised that I hadn't seen more '40 back in the day in what early 60's cam war/gasser style. So he was in the midst of building his frame on the roached one when he started talking about this one his buddy up in Detroit knew about. Well one thing led to another and Skeeter found himself back up there around Christmas time and wanted to see about this '40 drag car that his friend was hyping up. But when Skeeter got there the car was being loaded on a trailer as was heading elsewhere. He thought he had missed his chance but when he seen the guy getting into his truck he ran over to talk to him and said "listen I came up here from North Carolina to check out this car, you gotta let me make you and offer." The guy said, "well what do you have in mind?" Skeeter said, "all I got is a thousand bucks, would you take that?" The guy said....."where do you want me to drop it off at?":eek::eek::eek:

    So now after $1000 being forked over Skeeter owns a pretty rad car that's super solid and way more of what he envisioned then the one he already started. The car was a drag car from the Detroit area from what we know so far. We don't know how far it dates back to in terms of the drag car but it was last raced sometime in the early 70's.

    Features include....

    •1940 Ford Coupe
    •Fiberglass front and rear fenders
    •Fiberglass Full tilting hood
    •1969 Z28 Gm replacement engine
    •LT1 intake and carb
    •Roller Rockers
    •Ansen Aluminum Wheels front and back
    •Original 60's Spun Aluminum MOON tank
    •MOON tri bar spinner cap
    •Hurst Shifter
    •'57 Olds Rear
    •Split Wishbone front suspension
    •Fenderwell headers
    •SW gauges
    •MOON or cal custom Steering Wheel
    •Cal Custom Finned Valve covers
    •Original paint looks to be BLACK then it was painted BABY BLUE then ROYAL BLUE and then finally finished in this BROWN In the 70's.

    We don't think that the car has any significant history but who knows!!?? We are hoping to maybe just find some history on the car whether it's just the builder or maybe some old pics of it being raced at one time. If any of you can help us track down some info or anything really that would be greatly appreciated.

    Skeeter's plans are to rebuild the car but keep most of the original parts as to keep the heritage and integrity of the car. While there is only one Stone Woods & Cook Swindler II there are still hundreds of these unsung hero cars still out there and we'd like to think that they had a big part of shaping our history just as well. So we'd like to find out as much about the car as we possibly can before taking it apart and making any changes.

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  2. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
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    from SUGAR CITY

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  3. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,594

    Old-Soul
    Member

    ....$1000?!

    I hate Skeeter.
     
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    We do to Old-Soul. He's as polish as he comes so if the guy said $1200 he probably would have left it haha!!! It's in his nature to find good deals....because as I said, he's Polish....very Polish.
     

  5. guiseart
    Joined: Apr 7, 2005
    Posts: 3,872

    guiseart
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  6. disorderlysaint
    Joined: Aug 9, 2009
    Posts: 106

    disorderlysaint
    Member

    I think you Iron Lords are way over your allotment of good luck. What a cool find for a steal!
     
  7. Brandy
    Joined: Dec 23, 2004
    Posts: 5,286

    Brandy
    Member
    from Texas

    Wow, just WOW!

    You know the only thing that seperates a Pol from the women, is his beard. :)


    Sent from my iPhone using TJJ
     
  8. Evel
    Joined: Jun 25, 2002
    Posts: 9,024

    Evel
    Member
    1. 60s Show Rods

    holy shit thats bitchen!
     
  9. flamed34
    Joined: Dec 30, 2009
    Posts: 733

    flamed34
    Member

    Awesome find.
    A 40 Ford for $1000 - about impossible.
    A 40 Ford ex-drag car loaded with goodies - incredible.
    Buy a lottery ticket.
     
  10. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Brandy that's why I have a beard.:D
     
  11. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
    Posts: 904

    Magnus
    Member
    from Sweden

    DAMN, I'm jealous.
     
  12. Dooley
    Joined: May 29, 2002
    Posts: 2,677

    Dooley
    Member
    from Buffalo NY

    Very nice...my old polish grandmother would be proud
     
  13. Model A John
    Joined: Apr 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,767

    Model A John
    Member
    from wichita ks

    I'll give you $1100 for it!
     
  14. S.F.
    Joined: Oct 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,894

    S.F.
    Member

    Thats fuckin RAD!!!
     
  15. joe little
    Joined: Aug 6, 2009
    Posts: 30

    joe little
    Member
    from UK

    WOW, this is too cool! what a find!!!!
     
  16. stealthcruiser
    Joined: Dec 24, 2002
    Posts: 3,744

    stealthcruiser
    Member

    Me thinks Skeeter done good!!!!

    I like it a LOT!
     
  17. Way cool and such a deal! Looking forward to seeing this when I go to GG Charlotte this year - hope it's still there in all its glory!
     
  18. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,489

    J. A. Miller
    ALLIANCE MEMBER
    from Central NY

    Nice deal, is it a DZ code 302?
     
  19. Pharouh
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
    Posts: 437

    Pharouh
    Member

    Great find! I shudder to think where it might have ended up.:eek:
     
  20. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,594

    Old-Soul
    Member

    Tell Skeeter I'll double his money...
     
  21. killer deal! Congrats go out to Skeeter
     
  22. shainerman
    Joined: Apr 18, 2009
    Posts: 820

    shainerman
    Member

    that thing fucking OWNS, you guys are killing it right now
     
  23. RGG
    Joined: Sep 4, 2010
    Posts: 166

    RGG
    Member

    When the guy that owns that car finds out it is gone he is going to really be pissed!!!

    RGG
     
  24. DRUGASM
    Joined: Dec 16, 2008
    Posts: 2,744

    DRUGASM
    Member

    Wow. I dont even know what to say.

    Wow.
     
  25. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Came with the title and bill of sale.

    Not sure if it's a DZ code. I'll ask him later today.
     
  26. wait a sec. You're telling me your buddy got that car for a G? holy shit...
     
  27. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    JeffreyJames
    Member
    from SUGAR CITY

    Oddly enough...yes. He can't believe it either.:eek:
     
  28. younggun13
    Joined: Mar 6, 2009
    Posts: 160

    younggun13
    Member

    whatta jerk lol joking aside thats insane
     
  29. Bow down to the Lords!!!!!

    You guys must be livin' right - incredible score.
     
  30. Merlin
    Joined: Apr 9, 2005
    Posts: 2,546

    Merlin
    Member
    from Inman, SC

    Congrats on the score, Wanna unload those roller rockers..........:D
     

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