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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HatGuy, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. '40 Ford (car and truck) hoods and fenders.
     
  2. hotrod54chevy
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    '53 Studebaker pans like The Aztec and Kopper Kart used!


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  3. Dog Dish Deluxe
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    What do we need to bring back? Individuality and craftsmanship. Theres already too much stuff being re popped in my opinion. It defeats the purpose of building a rod or kustom if everything is 1-800 shit.
     
  4. 327Eric
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    I like the hubcaps idea. A thought would be some of the Honest Charley, or J.C. Whitney type accessories that were popular in the late 50's ,early 60's , on a small run basis. 4 bar flipper, caps, sombrero caps, fiesta caps, in 14, 15 and 16 inch sizes.
     
  5. Stevie Nash
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    Desoto Hemi speed equipment. :rolleyes: Yeah, I know...
     
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  6. Kripfink
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    Try building a traditionally styled custom or hot Rod outside the good old US of A and you might be mighty thankful of that 1-800 shit. Our junkyards (what's left of them) aren't exactly overflowing with old American steel.
    Paul
     
  7. koolkemp
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    Very true Paul, its even difficult here in other parts of North America where there is lots of rust...these parts just cant be found, or if you do find them they are usually beyond salvation!
     
  8. Aeroman
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    I'm repopping the S-112 Appleton grips with switches..hot enough?
     
  9. RATFINKFOREVER
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    I need those too.
     
  10. Oh boy, I could go on all day. Those oober cool dog dish caddy hub caps in ALL the sizes. Grill teeth, and just about ANYTHING 57-60 ford trucks. It's hard to find parts for these, and they can really be a pain. There's about 1600 people i know of who would buy those truck parts from you.
     
  11. Saxon
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    Bullets in every size.

    I6 223 ford fentons.
     
  12. Saxon
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    Didnt he do okay with stlying his own wheels? Maybe not hubcaps. Dont want any one to get munsoned...:rolleyes: we are talking about repops right?





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  13. not trying to rain on anyones parade
    but everyone wants something untill you make it

    i made john deer tractor mufflers with the original baffle
    hand made all the tooling used about 4 punch presses to make them up
    sold about 3 of them and auctioned the whole box of them off at the last
    that was about 1K THAT THAT EXPERIMENT COST ME
    about 10 people told me that was the cats meow

    that was a ops , but proabbly right place to put empahsis:eek:

    made fireplace log grabbers and sold all them after i quit and at least broke even on them

    now i dont even want to fab up any parts anymore, just buy and assemble, yea right that dont work either:(
     
  14. Speed Gems
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    Man-A-Fre manifolds! you couldn't sell enough of em.
     

  15. No, nobody wants those. That's why they only made them for 2 yrs
     

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  16. Aeroman
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  17. I deal with that too. EVERY person has the "you will sell a billion off these" idea. If the guy is into quads,,, and needs a part I hear "you would sell a ton of those",,,, nope. I even had a guy try to convince me of that on a custom wheelchair part. :rolleyes:
     
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    I have been looking for these in 14".
     
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  21. buickvalvenut
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    Heads up! I will be repoping 50-51 desoto grills once I get situated here.
    As a sculptor/patterm maker and foundryman this will he a fun project for me.
    Keep in mind that each teeth is slighty smaller as they near the end so I will have to make more than one tooth pattern, raising the cost a bit more.
     
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  22. Rusty Fennell
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    How much would it Cost to Build a Mold for the Desoto Grille Teeth
     
  23. Rusty Fennell
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    Have You Made a Mold for the Desoto Teeth?

     
  24. buickvalvenut
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    i plan to make patterns for molds.
     
  25. A Boner
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    Late 50's Indy roadster wheels, in aluminum.
     
  26. buickvalvenut
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    as a small timer,i don't get fancy pricing on materials. i'd be willing to cast many things,if people pay what i ask. i don't value my time as cheap,same goes for my skills. not many pattern makers like pinstripers out there.
     

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