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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Radio Joe, Jul 3, 2009.

  1. 40 & 61 Fords
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    I spotted this very well done 53? Lincoln in a "junkyard" in the middle of Kansas. It REALLY looked to be a factory converson of some sort, as it was very well finished, with a nice floor, and no rough edges
     

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  2. 56sedandelivery
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    I unfortunately can't post pics. Years ago, I bought a 55 Chevrolet 2 door, model 150, Station Wagon, that an old guy had made into a Pick Up Truck. I bought it for parts. He had painted the thing Salmon Pink, with a White top. The entire car, er' truck, was a real mess. He ruined a perfectly good 2 door Wagon. I still have a lot of parts I salvaged from it. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  3. Caddy-O
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    Model a pickup conversion.
     

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  4. haroldd1963
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    I Like this one! I would leave the paint alone and just rebuild the wood in the bed.
     
  5. I always thought the '77,78,or 79 Thunderbird would be an easy car to make a cool little shop truck,like a Ranchero.Just look at a picture with that in mind and I'm sure you will see the possibilities.The lines would make it an easy,yet sharp conversion.
     
  6. thewishartkid
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    I cant fathom ruining a center door T like that?
     
  7. Shifty Shifterton
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    I'd almost bet it was destroyed in back before the "conversion". People who do that kinda thing rarely start with good cars, they're usually trying to make something out of nothing.

    Personally, I still want it!! And a stripped parts car!
     
  8. Pothole 31A
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    Back in the 40's people used to take model A's and make the tudors into truck bodies because money was tight and it was pretty easy to do.
     
  9. Shifty Shifterton
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    A lot of that was gas rationing. Trucks were rationed more generously.
     
  10. Speedsterinc
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    Relax take a breath DocWatson!!!! Its a 26 Fordor not a center door.
     
  11. Billybobdad
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    This thing is pretty cool, was on the auction site a while back. Made from a 39 or so Chrysler.
     

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  12. Mojo
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    I used to play around with photoshopping wagons into elkys years ago, here are some.
     

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  13. jakesbackyard
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    1. Upholstery

    Nice stuff....wish all of them could have been production models. True inspiration for Ranchero/El Camino people.
     
  14. vintagered13
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    here's mine. ‘46 stylemater, with a ‘47 chevy truck rear.

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  15. fastrnu
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    Heres my 25 Sedruck. It started out as a cowl and doors off a 29 sedan The rest is flat metal, bed frame and determination.
     

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  16. froghawk
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    In the mid-late '70s in Morrisville, PA at a gas station on Trenton Ave. there was a chopped '51 Mercury coupe that'd been "Ranchero-ized". It was weathered dark metallic red with one of those swell spray-on black vinyl roofs. Sadly, whoever did the conversion didn't have nearly the skill of the original customizer. The interior was pretty cool, with a three-tone red vinyl seat out of a '59 Bonneville and a '50s Caddy steering wheel. As I recall the car was pretty solid, if neglected.

    Of all the cars I took pictures of back then I missed that one, and often wonder what ever happened to it.

    Maybe there's a PA HAMBer who remembers it and where it might have gone...
     
  17. Willy59
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    Thats an awesome Chrysler!, lets see some more without roofs.
     
  18. Spaulding
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    Here's one I snapped a pic of, then I photochopped it!
     

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  19. 100% Matt
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    This shoebox has been around CT the last few years. It was originally built by an appliance store on the West Coast in the 50's I believe. Nice little ride. One of the previous owners the infamous/notorious Billy O' let me take it for a ride to the liquor store at the Fall Out a few years ago. My incredibly inebriated ex girlfriend was super pissed that I wouldn't let her drive.
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    Been on hold for a year......:eek:
    I'll get back on it someday;)
     
  21. stude_trucks
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    Let's not leave out Dick Steinkamp's cool original custom Studebaker.

    check out his website for more great pics: http://www.studeute.com/

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  22. rainh8r
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    There is/was (I haven't been there in awhile) a guy with a wrecking yard past the dump in Butte, MT that had one whole field fenceline lined with truck/car conversions. There was even a Beacon pickup there as well as lots of odd, large cars. I've seen several 58-60 T-birds converted, as well as a 55 Nomad I really wanted, and a 50 Hudson w/flames in North Seattle about 30 years ago.
     
  23. selohssa
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    Here are a couple up here in Canada. Farmers used to cut up their old cars and convert them to trucks because it made it legal for them to use puple gas.
     

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  24. Rich Wright
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    This one has been around the Reno area for sevaral years. Pretty nicely done.
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  25. 29nash
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    Here's mine. Fabbed from derelict sheetmetal from a four door sedan. But at a truck show last year a man said "It ain't a truck if you can't haul cows in it".:D
     

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  26. Caddy-O
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    Here's something a friend is building. He had a Mercury with a crushed roof so he decided to build a bike hauler out of it. This is the 2nd Merc that he has built like this. The first car was featured in Rod and Custom sometime back in the 80's.
     

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  28. original patina
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    Local guy has this neglected roofless '59 Superior hearse - begging for a roof swap.

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    Knocked out a PS with a mild chop utilizing the same idea I'm doing to my '58. He loved it:

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  29. Caddy-O
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    That 59 Cadillac conversion would be one of a kind if someone could pull it off.
     
  30. zzford
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    Would someone PLEASE gouge my eyes out?
     

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