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My homebuilt sees the light of day for the first time

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Alf, Mar 26, 2007.

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  1. Alf
    Joined: Sep 6, 2006
    Posts: 143


    Hello everyone. Well I have reached a milestone in my first hot rod build especially since I started with a crushed truck body I found in the woods and an idea. We rolled the car out into the sun and got to stand back and snap a few pictures. I'm pretty happy with how it's turning out, and I'm having a ball working on it. I'de also like to thank the HAMB and it's members for the info, you've been a great help. Anyway, here's some pics...




  2. brewsir
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 3,278


    Cool...I like that you are building it so you sit "in" it and have some room still! Keep up the good'll be bitchin.
  3. ZZ-IRON
    Joined: Feb 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,964

    from Minnesota

    Brewsir * Got It Right, Fitting & Sittin. Nice N Low. You Don't Need Pam To Slide In, It Happened At Bonneville. A Driver Porked Up Bearly Fit In The CAR. Solution Pam Spray To The Rescue. TRUE STORY. IT Worked. You have to be in the car to DRIVE IT ! Good Luck. Rich
  4. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,382


    What kind of motor is that?

  5. borndead327
    Joined: Feb 9, 2005
    Posts: 1,388


    is that a ford v10 from a super duty>?
  6. Malcolm
    Joined: Feb 9, 2006
    Posts: 7,658

    from Nebraska

    V6??? blah

  7. Alf
    Joined: Sep 6, 2006
    Posts: 143


    Thanks for the complimets.

    The engine is a Nissan V6, just happened to be the first thing I came across and it seemed like it would work, so I bought the entire car for $400. I know it's not a traditional powerplat, but it sure is different, It's a pretty cool little engine.
  8. Marc Dee
    Joined: Oct 23, 2005
    Posts: 35

    Marc Dee

    First NASCAR now hot rodding. When does it stop?
  9. pitman
    Joined: May 14, 2006
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  10. TRAVEZ
    Joined: Jan 21, 2005
    Posts: 584


    good for you man! looks like it's coming along nicely. i would cut the guy some slack about the motor, i know it's not correct but atleast he knows that. and maybe someday he'll swap it out with something a bit more traditional. good luck on your project man!

  11. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,354

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    It was cool until you told what the engine was. For $400, you could have bought a beater Camaro or Mustang with a V8.
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  12. brownbagg
    Joined: Jul 26, 2006
    Posts: 116

    from grand bay

    I got a toyota motor waiting for a rig too, and its fuel injected. Its going be sweet
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  13. Gerg
    Joined: Feb 27, 2006
    Posts: 1,827


    I think its pretty sweet even with the toyo motor in it. Big deal its a start and the project looks pretty killer
  14. Circus Bear
    Joined: Aug 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,237

    Circus Bear

    Damn give the kid a break. I think it looks like pretty good build. As far as the jap motor I don't see an issue. no one else did when they saw this car.

    he not one here talking like some ol skool douche bag.
  15. screwball
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,761


    becarefull with this globle warming stuff it just may be our future.
  16. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    Looks great to me. If you don't have anything nice to say, Don't. We going to give him grief about the snow tire on the front too. Geezzzzzzz!
    Keep going the way you want to, it is YOUR car!
  17. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,870

    Chris Casny

  18. bobx
    Joined: Apr 17, 2004
    Posts: 1,061

    from Indiana

    thats cool.
  19. Soviet
    Joined: Sep 4, 2005
    Posts: 729


    If noone says anything negative and the postees dont pay attention to the rules, what's the point of having them in the first place? All that needed to be said was that the motor was O/T and show pics of the rest of the fab work. The HAMB is for TRADITIONAL. As much as I despise them, SBCs can be had in ready to run condition with donor attached for 400$, so money restraints aren't really the issue, personal prefrence is.
  20. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,542


    double post sorry
  21. panhead_pete
    Joined: Feb 22, 2006
    Posts: 2,542


    Whilst this is a trad style site dont let the style police get you down. Heck there is even guys here who dont like VWs - go figure :) Build what you want mate. Its YOUR car and really its only up to a moderatror etc to tell you whats appropiate for this forum, and certainly not the hobby. Funny how if it had a common as muck SBC it would be OK. Hmmmmm how I understand it hotrodding started with guys using what they had to make cars. So maybe a mustrang/comaro donour might have been more "appropiate" but you are a lot further advanced then some (not all thats for sure) of the "experts" who may post here. Good luck to you.
  22. monzadood
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 1,033


    its amazing how letting a project see daylight motivates you. if i start to lose sight, i just roll it outside, stand back and dream a little. then i get back to work.
  23. Harris
    Joined: Feb 15, 2007
    Posts: 863


    Forget about the negatives - that stance is KILLER!

    I for one like the use of the nissan engine - good price, good mileage, good power.

    I do have to complain about the front wheels tho
  24. Midnight340
    Joined: Jan 4, 2004
    Posts: 150


    Once again, it oughta be the traditional SPIRIT of the thing... Where the hell is the spirit in everybody building the same? Good job on the build. Great work, starting with nearly nothing, and putting together a cool lookin' car. Wonder how many SBC's there are running around with non-american parts keeping them going? What's with the copy-cat attitude? Build it with guts. Drive it.
  25. cornbinder52
    Joined: Dec 31, 2006
    Posts: 384


    Very inspiring! Whatever engine you choose, still a kool ride!
  26. Toast
    Joined: Jan 6, 2007
    Posts: 3,885

    from Jenks, OK

    If it was a small block 350 they would be tellin him it had to be a 283 or 265 to be traditional. Its a hot rod. If those motors were available in "THE DAY" they would have used them. He is using what is available today!
  27. el chuco
    Joined: Feb 20, 2006
    Posts: 133

    el chuco

    Bitchin. What kinda suspension are you running in the rear? It'd be cool to see some shots of your frame. Keep up the progress.
  28. Ahhhhh 4 doors...the rock-a-billy ride of choice.
  29. UK Comet
    Joined: Nov 16, 2006
    Posts: 228

    UK Comet

    Yeah! I mean why would you want to put a Smoolth, Powerful, Economical, Lightweight motor like that in a Car?
    Oh, wait a minute..........:p
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  30. Bort62
    Joined: Jan 11, 2007
    Posts: 594


    Best part is, depending on the year - that Nissan motor was probably made in the USA, unlike just about every SBC or SBF for a LONG time.
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