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Let's see the roughest car you started your build with..

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scrap metal 48, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. baby loves chrome
    Joined: Jul 23, 2009
    Posts: 347

    baby loves chrome

  2. Mr Haney
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,001

    Mr Haney

    This Rusty piece of Shit, but its a 55 !
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  3. luke13
    Joined: Oct 25, 2013
    Posts: 381


    i smell a cheater.
  4. Cowtown Speed Shop
    Joined: Sep 26, 2010
    Posts: 1,182

    Cowtown Speed Shop
    from KC

    I can't tell from the pic is that a 3 window or a five window?
  5. hooliganz 1
    Joined: Feb 9, 2011
    Posts: 84

    hooliganz 1

    two before and afters (durings??)

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  6. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
    Posts: 1,247

    from wisconsin

    Well how about this..

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  7. ned5049
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 374


    The car INSIDE the truck !

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  8. 34 fivewindow old stock-car body cut into 4 pieces and stored above my buddy's shop office in 2007.... and now.

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  9. edwardlloyd
    Joined: Aug 2, 2003
    Posts: 2,067

    from Germany

    My vote goes for your grand daughter. Massive improvement;-)
  10. King Karl
    Joined: Sep 27, 2007
    Posts: 384

    King Karl
    from N.C.

    Reading this thread makes me feel like a real fuk-tard. I started three years ago with a good car and still not finished.:eek:
    Amazing work guys. My hats off to you.
  11. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,057

    scrap metal 48

    Looking at your avatar^^^, I can see why your not finished...
  12. flyboy89
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
    Posts: 410

    from So. Cal.

    Well,^^^^, first things first.
  13. lippy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2006
    Posts: 4,850

    from Ks

    You guys are all artists. To take something that is beyond repair and bring it back to it's former self or better, is something to be really proud of. Keep it up guys and gals. I'm proud to be a member here on the HAMB. Outstanding work. Lippy
  14. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 119

    from Omaha, Ne

    Amazing work folks! This one looks ez to most folks on here. Beyond comprehension for me but it is on its way. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1395462560.643395.jpg

  15. 33Tudor
    Joined: Aug 30, 2007
    Posts: 763


    How's this for a start?

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    About 4 years into it, still going, but at least it looks pretty much like a car again...

  17. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,039

    from Hawaii

    I like the dual taillights, definitely never seen that before. Keep it coming.
  18. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,255

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    These make me really appreciate Arizona. You guys need to visit the junk yards out here.
  19. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,039

    from Hawaii

    I totally agree. The '51 F1 Ford pickup that I bought a few years ago was originally sold in Los Angeles and shipped to Arizona in 1951. It lived its first life in Arizona but was shipped to Hawaii in the late '80s. Bodywork had been done at some point on the fenders as displayed by the brass work but it was still pretty solid.
    No doubt next time around, if I'm looking for a good project vehicle to ship over here it'll be west Texas, New Mexico, Arizona or southeastern California. Good solid iron trumps shipping costs every time.
  20. stimpy
    Joined: Apr 16, 2006
    Posts: 3,547


    seeing this makes me fell better with what I have . mines only floors and rockers that needs redone . ( and all the glass and interior )
  21. I think we should vote on it!

    What I started with...

    A radiator shell!
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  22. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
    Posts: 899

    from NC

    Not 100% sure either this '64 chevy truckor the 39 ford that was mid restoration... Had to tear it all the way back down...... O and that truck is ALOT nicer than it was in person...

  23. 40grit
    Joined: Jul 1, 2012
    Posts: 230


    Work continues


  24. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,627

    from tacoma,wa

    still going. the whole lower 4" of this car was gone. ive rebuilt the the chassis, firewall ,lower A and B pillars, hinges, doors, replaced 1 whole quarter panel, made all new subrails and floors, inner wheelwells, inner and outer tailpan, trunk floors, the list goes on. finally starting to close the daylight in this body and get it on the ground.
  25. 1948 Studebaker Starlight Coupe .. (first pics are purchase day last couple are after lowered in rear a few days ago)
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  26. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 6,057

    scrap metal 48

    31 coupe 001.JPG heavy chop 013.JPG Haven't seen any updates lately.. My winter project...
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  28. Hahaha... Winners!
    I started with a 32 Ford grill shell... (photos when I can figure out this app! )
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2015
  29. flux capacitor
    Joined: Sep 18, 2014
    Posts: 666

    flux capacitor

    Once told...... "If you'd had a picture you'd have more to start with"........ image.jpg But after a few years of shop time...... image.jpg
    It hit the road again! Main lesson learned, you never can buy a good enough body! But knowing one more saved from the great junkyard beyond and to hear the words "man you guys sure saved that one".... Priceless! Finished in 1991. Flux

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