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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Apr 20, 2022.

  1. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,413

    Dave Mc

    Adding 2 shots of my 33 with the Top down
    six pics 002 (1280x1024).jpg IMG_0924.JPG
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  2. Dominick Hide
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 228

    Dominick Hide

    How about a Galaxie built for two?....."The Spinster"....

    IMG_0371.JPG IMG_0381.JPG IMG_0375.JPG
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  3. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 932


    20181206_091914.png IMG_3588.JPG IMG_3586.JPG IMG_3585.JPG My buddy Boo's 1957 Laguna Spider. One of none. Hand built all aluminum body. Original concept pictures drawn in high school. The build took 25 years and was finished about four years ago. Boo is 80.
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  4. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 4,011


    Yeah, I've built a few phantoms...

    '51 Ford Tudor 0.845.jpg 0.82.jpg

    '40 pickup/'37 passenger sheet metal. 0.875.jpg 0.84.jpg

    '39 Pickup, '36 pickup grille 0.835.jpg 0.85.jpg

    '31 Slantwindow Fordor/'32ish Sedan Delivery 0.87.jpg 0.86.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2022
  5. Joe Travers
    Joined: Mar 21, 2021
    Posts: 708

    Joe Travers
    from Louisiana

    Do you have the skinny on this car? FE + T-10 I'm guessing? Very hip ;)

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  6. Lee, that car is amazing, your pal Boo has defiantly built a car that could rival most any sports car available, the car is beautiful.

    Please tell us about the running gear. HRP
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  7. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 932


    It is a work of art. Like I said it started as a few drawings in high school, probably tucked in his math book, and Boo is now 80 and a H.A.M.B. member. It started as a wooden buck then spray foamed and carved out. A fiberglass mold was made and a body pulled from that. Then the aluminum body was formed from that. About the drive train - all Ford. One of those non HAMB friendly late model 4.6 SOHC V8s, I believe, 5 spd manual and a re-engineered Ford independent rear, T-bird??? All that on a hand built frame, not sure about front suspension. Paint is Mercedes silver. Interior in black Italian leather by Tommy Johnson in Altamonte Springs, FL, Picture added. I got to go with Boo to IMG_3587.JPG pick it up from upholstery, first picture, he did a couple hot laps in Tommy's driveway. A kid in a candy store comes nowhere close to his experience that day after a 25 year build! I forgot to add that we affectionately refer to Boo's sporty car as the Boorrari.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2022
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  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,692

    from California

    I like Schwinn Phantoms.:)
    this one is missing a few parts. 1950
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2022
  9. Bdamfino
    Joined: Jan 27, 2006
    Posts: 507

    from Hamlet, NC

    I realize these are more " late model", but the Stanford designed Chevy with Starliner roof and this " shrunk" 396 powered Nomad get my vote!

    Attached Files:

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  10. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
    Posts: 10,101


    My '40 phantom convert with quarter windows: !!!IMG_1566.jpeg

    ...built from this '40 Standard Coupe by Don Dillard, with design support from Rik Hoving:
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  11. Jokester
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 650


    GREAT idea for a thread. Thanks.

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  12. Dominick Hide
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
    Posts: 228

    Dominick Hide

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  13. Joe Travers
    Joined: Mar 21, 2021
    Posts: 708

    Joe Travers
    from Louisiana

  14. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 10,972

    Bandit Billy

    I once considered grafting a mustang fastback roof on a XR7, A FE, phantom Eliminator Cougar. When I got out of the rehab clinic I had forgot all about it. Lord help me accept the things I should not build.
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  15. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 4,118

    from Colorado


    Try this again….rare FORD with the Dutch Darren treatment usually reserved for Packards, Cadillacs, Lincolns and other high end cars in the thirties. Fortunately, this example has 16” wheels and should pass muster with the mods.
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2022
  16. rdscotty
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 250

    from red deer

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  17. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 932


    Almost forgot another of my pal Boo's one offs. It's a 1911 or so Oakland roadster pickup. Started life as the front half of an Oakland touring sans doors that was in the Daytona swap several years ago. We all looked at it and shook our heads but Boo saw another build and hauled it home. In short order he had it together with a home made bed and windshield, Ford grill shell, and his favorite power plant - a flathead. He finished the interior off with fringed Austrich hide. The pictures were taken at the Black Dog Garage Rod-B-QUE here in Florida. The license plate on it does say "1 OF NONE". That's my junker sitting next to it. 20220427_002934.jpg 20220427_002906.jpg
  18. mohr hp
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 725

    mohr hp
    from Georgia

    What a masterpiece! Boo should be very proud. How many Sports/Specials never made it to completion? Not only did the guy come up with a timeless, tasteful design, he actually finished it! Only problem is trying to find a safe place to drive it! I'd be sick out in traffic with something like that, far more valuable than a Duesenberg or Ferrari to that guy. How many thousands of hours did he put into it?
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  19. A very neat & well done '38 "3-window" coupe that was at GNRS in 2020

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  20. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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  21. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 9,132

    from Michigan

    Boo and everybody else...
    Absolutely mind-blowing.
    I walk around this place sometimes with my mouth wide open.

    The vision.
    The skills.
    The artistry.
    The tenacity.
    The commitment.
    The balls.
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  22. Heres a 1939 Mercury built on a new Mercury chassis in 1939 by Dutch Monte-Carlo rally driver Maus Gatsonidis who later invented the Gatsometer ( first speed camera ) The car was named KWIK which is Dutch for Mercury.

    Mercury kwik 1.jpg mercury kwik 2.jpg Mercury kwik 3.jpg
  23. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 1,012


    I like it! It is actually very stylish although I do not see too much ‘39 Mercury. The rear fenders look more like a ‘40 Merc.
    The taillights are obviously ‘39 Ford, I actually prefer the “juice can” style ‘39 Merc lights because they are so “dumb”.
  24. chopolds
    Joined: Oct 22, 2001
    Posts: 6,176

    from howell, nj
    1. Kustom Painters

    Did this 55-56 hybrid back in the 70's, more out of necessity, than purpose.
    Also building this one I've wanted to do for many years! Marks_5556.jpg 56 Olds nomad.jpg
  25. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 932


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  26. Stu D Baker
    Joined: Mar 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,745

    Stu D Baker
    from Illinois


    Many moons ago, I cut up my 1937 slantback to resemble what aa Victoria body style might of looked like. It's been on the road since 1990.
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