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Event Coverage Pics from a salvage yard auction yesterday

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by povertyflats, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. vividlyvintage
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    There was a guy on here somewhere building a large scale coupe or roadster using an old firetruck frame and running gear.. Cant seem to find it though.. I think it was a pierce arrow fire truck or sonething crazy like that

    Thanks,
    Skrach
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  2. Hot Rods Ta Hell
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    Thanks for sharing. I keep hearing folks don't get into Rods and Customs because it's too expensive!

    The 55 Buick and early 50's Fords (as well as the 62, 63 Chevy's) are pretty solid "starter" cars. A guy coul have taken all 3 home for less than $1000, or at least the 2 Fords and had himself a decent start on a mild Custom "on the cheap".

    Sure they're not 32-34 Fords, but could build up into nice drivers or be flipped later/building equity toward a more desireable car for the owner. It would be a good path to paticipate (rather than spectate) the cruise night scene.

    Hopefully they get built and not parted out/scrapped.

    FWIW I like the REO too and the Fiat; I'd be looking for a way to make it into a daily mileage maker commuter.
     
  3. PinHead
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    One of my dad's old rodding buddies (who unfortunately has passed) was really into stuff like that, Reos, Maxwells, early Ts and the like. Wasn't a big fan of model As, he thought they were "too new". Ha!
     
  4. big duece
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    Paul, was this at Fullers?
     
  5. ChassisResearchKid
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    Shit. I'd have gone $1000.00 on the little fiat. Damn it. Oh well, thanks for the pics. Todd
     
  6. If the charger used to be a hemi, somebody stole that car at $3300 !!!!!!!! >>>>.
     
  7. povertyflats
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    Yes it was Fuller's and no the 66 had a 383 in it, not a Hemi.
     
  8. povertyflats
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    It was dented on the passenger side.
     
  9. rustyhood
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    Some real challenges there! Nice pics!
     
  10. that phone booth pickup is worth the price for just the doors
    man
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  11. BCR
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    It is cool that they let them survive the crusher. Nice move.
     
  12. SOCAL PETE
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    This is worth flipping! Might want to grab it.
     
  13. 41 Dave
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    Paul, Looks like another neat report by you on the local happenings in your area.

    Dave
     
  14. RAY With
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    Really cheap prices for most of them you showed but to far away for it to be worth while for just one car purchase.
     
  15. bluejester
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    I have a 54 ford im building and could have used both those early 50's fords...damn the luck lol
     
  16. Nothing went that cheap at a local auction I went to last week. The smallest cars, a Datsun pickup and a 50s 4dr that they also said was a Datsun, maybe 2000-2500 lbs each, went for $250, and both were rough, no glass, rotty, etc. The '58 Buick Roadmasters went for $900 for the rough one and $2100 for the nice one.
     
  17. 57J2
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    Good to see there are still some deals out there. That 55 Buick would have made someone a great project for double the price.
     
  18. 1946chevytruck
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    any 39-46 chevy/gmc trucks there
     
  19. MeanGene427
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    A Fiat 600- my buddy Cantrell that had all the 427 Cobras and GT40's in the 70's drug home one of them and brought it to me to straighten out the wiring- it was an autocross car, and had a four-carb 140hp Corvair engine in the back seat, with a spider intake/Holley 4V/ big Crower cam, headers that dumped forwards into a Turbo muffler and exited behind the right front tire, big fender flares with 10" wide roadrace gumballs. It had a homemade open cable/pulley setup connected between the clutch pedal and clutch which was more like a light switch, sat about 3" off the ground, and just went like stink- I mean REALLY fast, and a bit of a handfull considering the wheelbase. I got to play with it for about 3 weeks, evil sounding critter- did I mention it was FAST? As in spooky fast?
     
  20. i'd rock a 500 or a Dyna for those numbers!! uber cool, thanks for posting.
     
  21. Squablow
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    Always interesting to see what stuff sells for, glad some stuff got saved even if it didn't bring the owner much money. Thanks for sharing.
     
  22. tb33anda3rd
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    i maintain a '22 reo firetruck for a guy in the big city, looks all original except 350 chevy/automatic. looks like a museum piece but flies like the wind... uhhh....stops like the wind though.
     
  23. historynw
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    That 65 Sport Fury convertible is a Pace Car edition.:(
     
  24. travisfromkansas
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    Damn that's in my price range, I could have doubled my number of non-drivable white cars that I hope to someday get on the road....
     
  25. povertyflats
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    that's why I didn't tell you---:D
     
  26. Giant speedster project

    auctions are fun always good to see what some one else" thought "was worth saving funny how you will remember stuff you did not buy ..or were outbid on
     
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  27. rustyangels
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    Made me laugh! Great quote
     
  28. vividlyvintage
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  29. travisfromkansas
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    Ouch! :)
     
  30. Damn, I wish I'd known about that auction, I'd have brought my trailer. There would definitely be another project in the shop this morning!
     

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