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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brent Mills, Jan 23, 2021.
Man, that’s neat AF. Is the builder still with us??
I'd like a peek at the dashboard......... *uh*, the cockpit......... ??, the control center........ the whatever.
I'm kind of curious what the old gentleman started with. It looks like an old hot rod chassis, with split bones and a dropped axle
Hey welcome! The car is sufficiently weird....I like it!
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Fell in love the second time I looked at it. Gotta love the artistic style and work quality. Cool as hell.
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yes. He and his wife decided to move to AZ, and with that, his two year project was over. He says he's done with cars now, but I am staying in touch with him, and I think he should try his hand at another project.
I'll try to get a better one tomorrow as this is all I had. The dash is wood with Ford gauges.
It was a 1928 Model A Ford chassis. Brakes are 39 Ford juicers. Everything else is hand built.
That is kinda the way I fell in love with it too. I looked at it, thought that is cool...Do I want to spend money today? no. Next day, I look at it, and I think what the hell am I doing? Buy that thing and figure out if you don't like something later. The car is not a concours build..it is meant to be a "real" car. Built in 2018-2020 but looks like it was built back in the early 1900's.
Dang...a early split window right there...really nice build you did there (envy) and welcome !
Hot Rods are all about creativity, and yours fills that bill.
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Well isn't that different! Looks like the Rocketeer's car just landed!
Dig it! Welcome.
Ha ha on the split window! Thank you, stillrunners.
Put him touch with @squirrel. Between the two of them I'm sure they could come up with one heck of a unique ride.
Welcome Brent. That’s quite the car. Over the years folks have built some very interesting vehicles, both home built and professionals and most have a charm all their own. I’m so glad to see people who think outside the proverbial box are still building cool stuff.
You’ve come to the right place for sure, almost everyone here appreciates unique cars like yours.
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There is no doubt that the builder was creative. He was inspired by Bonneville and the
Thank you for the welcome!
I bet that your'e the only kid on the block with one of those, cool car, welcome to the HAMB
Not sure if I can welcome you as I am a relative newbie, but I will repeat a sign I saw at autorama that stuck with me - Anybody can do normal -
Welcome Brent. Interesting ride. You from CHR?
Welcome, that car should get together with jim’s (@squirrel) wedge car and make a baby. Lol
Was the builder a rear tall guy who was caught stealing aluminum sheets out of the Airstream trailer factory? Only joking, the skills and insight some people have amazed me.
Yes...needed a set of alloy heads from a guy here.
Oddball for sure. The tail fin doesnt trip my trigger, but what a ton of work put into it, and well done. Id love to cruise it and see the looks you get from people along the road.
aluminum heads and a neat vintage blower would really be cool on it!
Pretty much exactly my reaction.
Welcome from Dennis in Seattle.
You have distinguished yourself by purchasing that very cool, kick ass, original, flatty powered, low flying egg wagon! Very impressive! If and when the Greenwood car show happens again, if you show up with that, be prepared to answer a million questions about the build.
Money well spent indeed, in your case, you definitely got good value for your money !
WELCOME! Someone will photoshop your car on an old 1930's issue of Popular Mechanics, nice workmanship. Bob
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