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

  1. Faus
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 175


    I worked for a guy in college who did construction work. One day he bought a mildly damaged trailer that only need a pro to repair (hitch area was bent and needed replaced). The guy went out and borrowed an arc welder from his elderly father, and did it him self. So after I was fired for refusing to tow the unsafe shit job of a trailer, it was wrecked by the guy who took my spot and he was fired by the guy who owned the company (who did the "repair"). He then "fixed" it again, and took it to be inspected so it could be tagged and from what I was told and saw later, it was and is still sitting at the side of his yard rusting away. The guy still is doing home improvement, just not welding anymore.
  2. Rogga
    Joined: Sep 3, 2009
    Posts: 99


    A dropped I-beam from a 1940 Ford I bought from Riverside,CA about 20 years ago.

    -Just cut it and build the rest with welds four inches...........

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  3. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
    Posts: 457


    Alright I have to share the hacking that was done on my 55'. Note the drivshaft angle and custom motor mounts! Oh and how the header hit the steering column, you should've seen how they "cleared" the header around the starter. Threw those things away as soon as I took them off!!!

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    Last edited: Mar 21, 2012
  4. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,804


    Man, I love these posts, makes my work look like a pro's.
  5. ShortBus
    Joined: Dec 31, 1969
    Posts: 916


    Found this "frame repair" when I stripped the sheetmetal from my '66 Carryall.
  6. Frosty21
    Joined: Jan 25, 2007
    Posts: 958

    from KY

    ^ I used to work with a guy that had an S10 that was broke in half behind the cab. It was then patched by drilling holes through the frame, laying up strips of sheetmetal from a filing cabinent, and pop riviting it all together. Disaster.
  7. Cali4niaCruiser
    Joined: Aug 30, 2005
    Posts: 490


    yeah! That is freakin awesome! I bet he was proud of himself too. Holy crap
  8. Sweepspear
    Joined: May 17, 2010
    Posts: 292


    This stuff is unbelievable! :eek:
    I've always questioned the build integrity on many of these R word rods myself. I mean some of this stuff is clearly unsafe! How can anyone stand back from their work and say it's good to go? Idiots!
    The go-kart I made in Jr high shop class was more well built than many of them!

    About the worse I found was on a Toronado I bought as an engine donor. Apparently the water valve for the heater failed. A previous owner used household plumbing valves from Home Cheapo on the hoses.
    At least in that case it didn't endanger lives.
  9. Holy shit. :( After seeing these all I can say is... some folks need to stick with model trains or something. Damn.
  10. PilotHouseMopar
    Joined: Jan 12, 2010
    Posts: 27


    Hmm, cant' clear the transmission on the power wagon chassis, no problem, just cut the firewall out.


    360 wont fit, screw it, cut the cross member up.


    What to do about a trans cross member? Oh I know, flat stock and then cut the rear cross member to clear the drive shaft!


    Steering box wont fit, eh just notch the frame!



    Sad part about this is, I'm related to the idiot that did all of this hack work. I am slowly getting the frame back together, but since it is hacked so much, I have to run a Mustang II front end.
  11. 55FORDWGN
    Joined: Feb 16, 2009
    Posts: 210


    I think that thing is cooler then hell
  12. rosco gordy
    Joined: Jun 8, 2010
    Posts: 648

    rosco gordy

    Ya know years ago a world famous custom fell into a friends garage for roof chop we should have taken some pics it was a world famous west coast builders work from back in the day well long story short cut the roof off and the whole car fell apart lots screws loads of brass and some body filler oh lots of hardware store parts too we should have taken pics but more into gettin em done than take pics back then!
  13. Hotdoggin DaddyO
    Joined: Jul 23, 2011
    Posts: 567

    Hotdoggin DaddyO
    from Hays, Ks

    DAMN...In alot of those pictures I'm not even sure what the hell I'm lookin' at.:confused:
  14. scotsmerc64
    Joined: Mar 28, 2007
    Posts: 123


    That is freakin hilarious.
  15. Falcon
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 482

    from nevada

    I can't stop laughing... Thanks!
  16. 55Hydramatic
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
    Posts: 457


    Man, people do some scary shit!
  17. Maybe they were using the ENTIRE Falcon as a 3/8" socket wrench?
  18. DdoubleD
    Joined: Nov 18, 2009
    Posts: 224

    from Michigan

    Holy crap blood is shooting out of my eyes. Looks like some of the pics are just in "mock-up". I think there is some drug and alcohol abuse going on here.
  19. Koolman
    Joined: Feb 1, 2005
    Posts: 308


  20. Erixon
    Joined: Jul 29, 2009
    Posts: 87


    Saw this gem last year. No windshield, and no floor whatsoever... just the frame and open driveshaft. Also he had his kid with him.

  21. Greasy64
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
    Posts: 198


    The wife just walked in the room and said, "that's a menopause-mobile."

  22. metalix_421
    Joined: Mar 24, 2010
    Posts: 890


    At least he has a wrench to fix it when the tack weld breaks on it

  23. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 172



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  24. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,804


    that's the work of Earl Scheib's lesser known cousin Max..... he can chop a top for 99.95......... done in a day.
  25. shtterbug8
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 514



    i like this one actually. i would drive that a bad thing? :eek:
  26. cakes
    Joined: Sep 29, 2008
    Posts: 564


    This is seriously great
  27. Zigged should've Zagged
    Joined: Aug 21, 2011
    Posts: 74

    Zigged should've Zagged
    from Emmaus Pa

    the older I get... the more I just shake my head
  28. Here's some stuff I found in a SBF I bought for a core. The PO had "rebuilt" it and put it in his 4X4. Not the worst I've run into but the most recent.
    To extend the oil pump pick up for the rear sump pan, he just cut it and added a piece of heater hose. The oil pump would suck it down to the pan when the engine was running and starve the new std. bearings that were installed on the .010 under crank.
    There was a head bolt lodged behind the cam gear and he had used a 351 W pan on a 65 289 block, no problem with the larger rear main cap on the 351 W, just fill the gap with bath tub caulk and leave two bolts out.
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2012
  29. Ratrod54
    Joined: Jun 5, 2010
    Posts: 52

    from Frisco, tx

    At least he got the sub wire run so he could bring the bass!
  30. fts55
    Joined: Dec 24, 2009
    Posts: 580

    from guthrie ok

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