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

  1. ScooterCO
    Joined: Nov 28, 2007
    Posts: 89

    ScooterCO
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    from Parker, CO

    She is a twenty footer.
    Too good of deal to pass on, other wise I would not have gotten her.
    She came with a lot of issues........
     

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  2. rocketsam
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
    Posts: 78

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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Found this on Craigslist, reminded me of one of the other posts...
     

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  3. Bad Eye Bill
    Joined: Sep 1, 2010
    Posts: 841

    Bad Eye Bill
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    from NB Canada

    Some one got it half right,,, got rid of half of that Chevy! :D:D


    Just kidding, don't shoot! :eek:
     
  4. I kinda like it! From a "potential" point of view, anyway.
     
  5. bobj49f2
    Joined: Jun 1, 2008
    Posts: 1,804

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    That one is almost as bad as this one I saw at the Jefferson WI swapmeet last fall:

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    The scary thing is someone thought these were good ideas:eek:
     
  6. fnla39
    Joined: May 25, 2008
    Posts: 109

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    Went to a show here awhile back. Lots of cobbled junk but the kicker was the guy that had a wire mesh floor in his " rod" and nothing covering the transmission he had his kids car seat in the car and drive out of there with him in the seat. I wanted to pull him out of the vehicle.
     
  7. Scumdog
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 621

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    That kinda thing ladies is why in New Zealand we have modified vehicle certification.

    And 6 monthly warrant of fitness checks for all vehicles (except for those up to five years old - they are checked every 12 months.)

    Even the rat-rods have to be of a certain standard to LEGALLY be on our roads.
     
  8. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    49ratfink
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    from California

    I think with a little work to the top this car would have the same proportions as my cartoon avatar.


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  9. 53 COE
    Joined: Oct 8, 2011
    Posts: 688

    53 COE
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    from PNW

  10. 1970malibu
    Joined: Feb 1, 2011
    Posts: 140

    1970malibu
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    from Minnesota

    Do you know anything about that Henry J in the background? Looks a lot like one I have been looking for especially if that's the motor sitting by the dash. PM me if you know anything.
     
  11. 55chrysler
    Joined: Jan 25, 2010
    Posts: 175

    55chrysler
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    from kelso wa

    Take the trunk lid off mount some golf bags in the back and you would have one heck of a Golf Cart. Then add Beer holders and you would be set.
     

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  12. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?
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    Hey rocketsam, you don't happen to have that guys number do ya? I was telling a friend about that car awhile ago for parts...
     
  13. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?
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    sad part about this thing is that it was "built" from a super clean '49 convertible... Recenty...
     
  14. Scumdog
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 621

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    That is so bad in so many ways - I guess the tapered holes in the spindle have been drilled out for the bolt running through the heim-joint?
    And all the eyes on the 'suspension' look to have been welded on, including the one on the steering arm
    The only safe item is the split-pin on the tie-rod nut.
     
  15. woodbutcher
    Joined: Apr 25, 2012
    Posts: 3,215

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    :eek:What a bunch of f`ups.I can`t even weld,but I could do that good.
    Good luck.Have fun.Be safe.
    Leo
     
  16. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,243

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    This might be salvageable as a luggage trailer,but would have to loose an axle to tow right
     
  17. NRDave
    Joined: Dec 28, 2012
    Posts: 19

    NRDave
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    from Deltona,fl

    I have actually seen a lot of work like this. Sad to say.
     
  18. philjafo
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 42

    philjafo
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    from right here

    Looks like a micro machine, the tiny little toy cars that you put a penny in the trunk and it rides a wheelie.
     
  19. Reminds me of a car a kid had when I was in high school. A redneck donk, I guess you'd call it now, a '71 CHevy Kingswood Estate Wagon, body and frame stripped of suspension and put on a lifted Chevy 4x4 truck frame with like 36" tires. Welded maybe in a few places.

    The reason I know it was built that way is because when the kid wrecked it, it rolled and had to be hauled away on two seperate rollbacks, one for the frame and one for the body. He was killed in the wreck, but I don't remember now if it was just a flat tire at high speed or if the driveshaft broke and came through the floor and took a chunk out of his head first.
     
  20. docmike
    Joined: Oct 2, 2011
    Posts: 239

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    I'm still pretty new here and I'm not an "experienced" builder but there is a lot of $h!t here that scares me. I can look the other way when it's bad bodywork and even 1" thick body filler over screwed on patches. I won't even bitch about guys that want to drive a rod that is completely covered with rust but it has to be safe.

    Doc
     
  21. I'll have to see if there is some photo evidence, it was pre-digital camera but--- my uncle and grandpa used to run a wrecking yard (back when you had to sell parts to make money, not just crush everything). They bought a car ($15 if memory serves) ran fine, kinda rusty for being here in the desert. Pop the hood and there is a length of conduit welded to each shock tower (unibody) and bubblegummed to the carburetor. Looked like the poor thing had done the splits once and they pinched it back together. Uncle couldn't bare to scrap the thing after its pitiful treatment so they used it as a yard car. Throw a transmission on the roof and haul it up to the gate, etc. Drove for a couple years on siphoned yard gas, being used as a mule, no air cleaner (cause the pipe was tacked to the carb inlet) with junk tossed on every square inch of it til it looked like a wadded piece of foil.
     
  22. rocketsam
    Joined: Aug 23, 2008
    Posts: 78

    rocketsam
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    from Phoenix,AZ

  23. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    need louvers ?
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    Thanks rocketsam, I'll pass it along.
     
  24. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,984

    49ratfink
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    from California


    :mad: where did I put my hangin' rope? :mad:
     
  25. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 12,906

    need louvers ?
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    Ya, my thoughts exactly...
     
  26. Harms Way
    Joined: Nov 27, 2005
    Posts: 6,869

    Harms Way
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    Not the worst,.... but would you guys feel safe driving this ?...... Even drilled holes with a "gas ax"..... Do you know this car ? :confused:;):D

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  27. glassguyOC
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
    Posts: 348

    glassguyOC
    Member
    from O.C.

    I dont have a photo but that purple 36 five window Jesse James built was the worst pile of garbage I saw with my own eyes in quite a while. The chop alone was worth some sort of shame award.
     
  28. 62nova
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 340

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    Excellant.
     
  29. Luke4554
    Joined: Jul 17, 2012
    Posts: 216

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    You mean like my pontiac when i brought it home ..

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    .. underneath it all ..

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    Special thanks to the previous "artist" for giving me the chance to polish up on my patch panel welding.. i THOROUGHLY enjoyed it .. :rolleyes:

    Luke
     
  30. John 79
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 926

    John 79
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    from Sweden

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