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Hot Rods Really? another Survivor Hot Rod found!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by titus, Feb 23, 2015.

  1. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,933


    man... this never happens to me..
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  2. Kickstarter
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 664

    from NC

    Nice! Very Nice!
  3. Hotrodhog
    Joined: Aug 11, 2011
    Posts: 169


    Hope you get it over Mkta Drive - in way this summer!!! And thanks for taking it as you found it to GSTA in April!! that will be cool to see!!
  4. Baumi
    Joined: Jan 28, 2003
    Posts: 2,359


    Wow, great story and a beautiful car. Looks like it found the right guy to have it. Just wipe the dust off the windows, add some fresh gas and drive it as it is...ok, maybe a little more tinkerin´will be due but you´ll figure it out...
  5. scoggman
    Joined: Feb 25, 2009
    Posts: 471


  6. Yeah, but wouldn't we all like to have the opportunity to say "I don't have the money" before they are sold?
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  7. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 26,736


    Some people just live right. I'm glad to see that the car found the right home and that the plans for it are right on the money as far as I am concerned. Let folks see it as found, as a cleaned up survivor and down the road put it back fresh just the way Jerry originally had it as it appears he really did know how to do it right.
  8. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,052


  9. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
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  10. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,052


    Got the large logo 97s rebuilt last night also, pulled the lincoln distributor out of it and started going thru it. dont have the most time to monkey with ti but a couple nights wont hurt.

    after teh GSTA show it will be cleaned up and down the line restored to the way Jerry built it.

    And yes the GSTA guys save me a spot with out asking! lol
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  11. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 754

    from Mt

    What a score!
  12. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,095


    What a dream find. I really like the early picture, such a nice cruiser. Although it would look great with a dropped axle, many of these cars were never dropped back in the day.
  13. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,443

    from Zoar, Ohio

    wow. what a cool find. Good for you..
    Why is it we all are happy and pissed at the same time?? :)
    I know I am.
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  14. Flat-Foot
    Joined: Jul 1, 2010
    Posts: 1,704

    from Locust NC

  15. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,013

    Atwater Mike

    Great acquisition, Titus! Similar story in my first car...
    In 1955, I was 13. I was offered Billy Souza's '36 3 window for $15! Car ran, had the original 221" '36 engine, smoked like a train...
    I got it home, cleaned it up, and chopped the top...5-1/4" in front, 6" in back.
    My eyes it was Mom said it looked like a WW1 tank!
    It got sold in '57, for a '32 Five window that was all apart.
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  16. WOW!!

    ANOTHER score? You live a charmed life. And a 3W to boot! All I could score was a lowly Tudor.
  17. oldwood
    Joined: Mar 13, 2010
    Posts: 903

    from arkansas

    Video: yo, push da car. Git yo mama to push da car!!! This video makes me want to install my HF winch that I bought 4 months ago.
  18. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,441

    from MN,USA

    Ya know Jeff you really do suck sometimes, congrats. Now your dad can forward his free 3 window to me since you won't be needing it. ;)
  19. I was gonna make pastel mint 350/350 jokes but it just don't fit. Perfectly good news.
  20. Jeff, Like Ryan, some times ya piss me off........Just pulling your chain.. Great score and a very cool old hot rod. I am sure you will do it right.....Love those 3 windows.
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  21. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,063


    My favorite car of all time...and already rodded...great find...
  22. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,165

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    I was glad to read that you do intend to restore it to as built condition! It shows respect for the man and the car. I always hate when I here of a find like this and the say they are going to leave like it is. Think of it as if Jerry is still watching an would see you drive it, how do you think he would want to see it! Great car , great find!!!! Larry
  23. tub1
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 428

    from tasmania

    wow nice car enjoy it must be amazing to feel its mine ,enjoy it treat it with respect to the car and the former owner ,you must be a clean living guy to end up with that car
  24. joeycarpunk
    Joined: Jun 21, 2004
    Posts: 4,441

    from MN,USA

    Clean living or a horseshoe up his backside he's so lucky. Seriously Jeff makes his own luck and talks to everyone
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  25. Mnhotrodbuilder
    Joined: Jul 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,142

    from Afton, MN

  26. Stormtron
    Joined: Apr 30, 2009
    Posts: 204


    Jeff I think you are missing an update on this thread. :)
  27. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,052


    Okay okay, its just that i been busy putsing on it

    Got the distributor all done up, cleaned up and regapped the points, new condensors, then brought it over to my buddy Don Bonenkamps place adn we spun it up on the distributor machine and did some testing so wed get the correct balast resisters set up for it. got that all worked out and put it back in the car and got the car running seems to run really good, got a new fuel pump put on and fuel lines and wired up the column switch so it can be started from inside the car etc etc.

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    Then yesterday i tore into the brakes, got the new wheel cylinders installed front drums turned, wheel bearing packed and new seals installed etc etc

    I also started on the display for the GSTA show

    Then this morning i buzzed over to my dads and picked up a couple 40 ford brake hose tabs and mounted them up, before the hoses had just been stabilized buy the brake lines and a couple line clamps

    So after mounting them i mounted the new mastery cylinder and brake psi switch and ran all new front lines. i just did the front brakes for now to make it moveable for when i show it at GSTA.
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  28. titus
    Joined: Dec 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,052


    So after all that was done i bled the brake lines and fired her up and pulled it out of the garage.

    Ill take a longer video when i find the memory card for the camera!

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