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Projects My girl builds a hot rod for $1

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Squablow, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,545


    Good to see this one together, the car looks great. I've checked in on this thread a few times but missed the paint job until now. Great budget, I've scrounged a few cars out myself, swapping and trading, but never ended up at $1.
    What's next in line, what are you guys gathering parts for now?
  2. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,488


    Not a whole lot of new progress to report, she's got a headliner and new carpets bought along with enough patterned vinyl to build door panels out of, and a stash of paid for "stuff" to sell to fund the rest of the car, but the car is tucked into her garage for the winter and we haven't had much chance to work on it since summer. We plan on jumping back into it this spring. Will definitely post updates as the interior goes together.
  3. Kan Kustom
    Joined: Jul 20, 2009
    Posts: 2,696

    Kan Kustom

    This is awesome ! The Idea and that you are doing it together.
  4. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 28,546


    Great thread, sorry I missed it when it first started. Buying & selling car parts and whatever collectables is the fun way to pay for your car. Bob
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  5. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,488


    We replaced some bad throttle linkage, fixed an oil line that got broken in the process, added a temp gauge and bypassed the heater core, took it for a ride a couple weeks ago. Still not much for interior but we take whatever little progress we can get. Went to the park, there's my girl's smiling face driving it, it's the farthest the car has traveled so far. Going to take it to it's first show this weekend.

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  6. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 15,488


  7. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,806


    Great cars have great stories.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,484


    WOW - looks great - great job!
  9. Well done, have fun
  10. Blase
    Joined: Aug 31, 2009
    Posts: 80


    Well done! Love the trim and the color. The Story speaks for itself and really makes the car even more special. Thanks for the good read.
  11. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    Just paraphrased the story for my wife and we scanned through the pics. She loves it!
  12. mike bowling
    Joined: Jan 1, 2013
    Posts: 3,556

    mike bowling

    or a 12 car dealer's license and let her open a classic car lot ( at your house?)
  13. frosty-49
    Joined: Oct 13, 2014
    Posts: 118


    Great job. I love the budget build. My avatar is my budget build. No paycheck money involved,just flea marketing and parts swapping and lots of time. Have been driving it for about 10 years now, had for 28 years now. Have less than 8 grand in it and period correct except for and alternator and hei ignition. I budget build a 276 flathead for it. Drive it all over. Enjoy you story, keep it up.
  14. 2935ford
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 3,684


    Really, well done! :)

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