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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by venturesomerite, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Cliff Ramsdell
    Joined: Dec 27, 2004
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    Holy crap. That thing would make Ray Charles flinch.

     
  2. fluiddrive1949
    Joined: Apr 30, 2008
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    from Austin TX

    all the rust gone! new floor in LOL floor of a 1953 cadillac hearse. sad to think its in the hands of this "master craftsman"

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  3. Doc Squat
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
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    from tulsa, ok

    I hear he living in a storage space in Broken Arrow. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. He still runs a tuesday night cruse in BA. For the life of me I can't understand when down 71st street there is a cruize that draws 2-300 cars every tuesday night. Why would you go to this piece of shits cruize? At least most people know about him and want nothing to do with this turd.
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  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,137

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    from California

    here's the steering on a car I am working on. impact u-joints and sockets, plus misc pieces of steel. not sure who booger welded the bracket to the frame, but luckily it was not the same guy who welded the sockets and swivels together. at least the cobbled up sockets and swivels had some penetration.

    it has since been replaced with $300.00 worth of Borgeson U-joints and shafts.

    at one time this was a nice truck. the motor was all chromed and polished, even has AC. the body and bed has no poor body work or even a patch panel as far as I can tell. 6000 miles over about 20 years as a HOT ROD. frame off build. I can't imagine what they were thinking.

    this shot is looking up. the camera is basically right next to the front tire. notice the frame boxing plate is no longer welded to the frame. I'd guess it was booger welded and ground down to nothing and cracked over time.
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    view from the top. you can see the sockets.
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    on a positive note, the steering column is colapsible. safety first!
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    close-up.
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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  5. BRENT
    Joined: Jun 22, 2005
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    Threeston, You made my day... LOL
     
  6. 33 Fordor
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
    Posts: 417

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    from Missouri

    Note to self: Keep all old shocks, they make dandy rod ends!
     
  7. 33 Fordor
    Joined: Feb 19, 2011
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    33 Fordor
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    from Missouri

    So were they at least a good brand of swivels or were they Harbor Frieght China junk? :D
     
  8. If you look close, you can see the "warning: do not use as steering component."
     
  9. Wat_Tyler
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 105

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    from right here


    Is that building paper for convertible top material??? I sincerely lol'ed at this one.


    Lotta Darwin Awards candidates in this thread.
     
  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    from California

    one of them is a Snap-On ! I couldn't believe it.
     
  11. Hey if those are snap on at least they got a lifetime guarantee. :D:D

    You wouldn't believe the lame stuff I have cut from old cars over the years.

    I bought a low budget dirt car from a fella once for the engine. It had a 455 in it. He quit racing because it busted a drive shaft and it scared him. Damned good thing. The drive shaft was sticking thought the 22 gauge galvanized floor board. He had cut it with a pipe cutter in the middle and brazed it up (brazed as in brass rod). He said he made it around the track once and it started to vibrate. He figured maybe he had a wheel out of balance.

    He was racing on one of those local 1/8 mile dirt tracks. He told me he was going to race for a year to figure out how to do it then go pro. :eek:
     
  12. speedy427
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
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    I know what you mean. I think my puke just puked!
     
  13. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    This one I bought for parts. I love the custom front sheet metal treatment. Surprisingly, mechanically it was mostly original. The body panels were mudded up pretty good but all four doors were pretty decent with only a few pin holes and the normal stress cracks in the rear doors.

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    Here's the interior of the first '37 Buick I bought. It was all sown together with blue yarn. Long story but my neighbor was the one that got me involved with this car. We dragged it up from Peoria. After making all kinds of comments about the upholstery a few days later I went to the same neighbor's house and we realized he had the same material on his living room set.

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  14. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    Had a friend who bought a FED rolling chassis in the mid 80's. The entire steering linkage setup was made with 3/8" drive universals, chrome plated ones. The butterfly wheel had about 1/4 turn of slack from center, either direction it was turned. I can't imagine anyone actually drove it that way; if they did, it had to be a handfull. Friend never did anything with it and passed it along to someone else. It was his BIL who bought my FED from me, and he sold it and is now for sale, again, in Oregon for $19,000.00; I read the ad, and it's totally bogus. When I had it, it was a good car, even though it was SHORT at 120" W.B. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  15. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
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    lol
     
  16. 296 V8
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    296 V8
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    Actually I save the eye with a bit of shaft ….. they make great exhaust hangers
     
  17. LeaveItToBeaver
    Joined: Dec 5, 2007
    Posts: 42

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    from Ennis, TX

    Here's a few pics of a motor mount on a 54 Studebaker that I was asked to rework after it failed. The passenger side broke off and I don't think the driver's side was far behind.

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  18. peter johnson
    Joined: Feb 21, 2009
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    Trying not to laugh at the steering shots!!!
     
  19. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    from Denver Co

    OK. here's some Denver winners.
    First for your viewing pleasure:

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    I'm afraid of 1 loose wire on my truck, guess he isnt so much. The frame has some AWESOME custom work to fit the steering through... didnt want to look at it too long afraid it might fall apart on me





    And a second:
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    didnt get a pic of the door latch, literally they wrap a hunk of chain around the b pillars and lock the door shut with a padlock while driving. Gotta love that front suspension.... Safety first!





    And number 3:
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    Go head and see if you can count the shitty hacked things on 1 and 2. 3 might be more a matter personal taste.


    And yes, the worst part is they DRIVE these. When i see them I duck!
     
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  20. atomickustom
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
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    Those guys all read Old Skool Rodz and sit around together laughing at "jerks" who spend more than $250 on a car, don't they?
     
  21. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    1 and 2 in my pics do have a shitty rat rod club, where they pride themselves on how shitty their cars are. If you wanna build a shitty cobbled car, by all means, go ahead, just dont drive that fucker on my street and risk my life too.
     
  22. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
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    This one showed up at the Jefferson, WI swapmeet a couple of years ago. I like the open driveshaft, imagine accidently dropping your arm down there while driving?:
     

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  23. Magnus
    Joined: Apr 30, 2006
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    from Sweden

    I'm really tired of these rusty piles of shit, they used to amuse me, but now I'm only tired.
     
  24. englishhemi32
    Joined: Sep 18, 2006
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    that surely couldnt have drove??? biggest pile of turd i have ever seen!! waste of parts
     
  25. Randy in Oklahoma
    Joined: Sep 18, 2008
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    from Oklahoma

    Bad part of all this is that many of these creations are out on the road or track, and someone is going to get hurt or killed.
     
  26. cederholm
    Joined: May 6, 2006
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    Who the hell has enough time to waste building that??? Time better spent taking a dump - better end product too.
     
  27. 58edselretractable
    Joined: Sep 26, 2011
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    I saw this POS there. I only live 10 miles from there. There was another Model A truck thing there that was about just as bad.
     
  28. rustang
    Joined: Sep 10, 2009
    Posts: 710

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    I've seen that one too at some shows here in WI..
     
  29. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
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    What's left of a bug body....the steering does jump out, but there are so many :eek::eek:'s
     

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  30. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
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    The sad part is that quite a few of those turds will be sold off to some moron for big bucks that think those piles of trash are cool. That will, in the builders mind, justify his unholy creation and another will be built.
     

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