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Saved From The Crusher!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rocket8, May 17, 2008.

  1. Okay so the taillights look sick as fuck. Also any more info on the Greek Mystique? I have never heard of it before (Probably because I'm a stupid fucking Moose). Who owns it?

    Also better start a thread soon for my six-fo:cool:
  2. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA

    i donno if you ever met nick while you were here dude, but hes one of my best friends, hes in the club as well. its a 56 chrysler hes been doing for a very long time, but phil and i did the finishing bodywork and got it in primer, we're just waiting for him to get the dough so he can buy us paint and i can go to town! and the six-fo thread for the freakazoid from the ford galaxie will be comming (p.s. i got engaged to cristina lastnight :p)
  3. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA

    the interior is a big head scratcher still. i cant decide if i want to go a more show car route with a custom waterfall type console/dash and just cover everything in material, or go with a more subtle type interior like reworking the dash i have a little bit and give it a nice paint job with a padded top etc. but it will have door panels and headliner of course. the car is going to be a brandywine fade into a golder root beer like the sprayouts i did in the pics above, so i dont know what color i want to do and i dont know if i want to do tuck n roll. i know i dont want to do white becuase i'll regret it....but we'll see...

    what do you guys think interior wise?
  4. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA

    ah, 3 day i come. lots of progress pics to come in the next few days!
  5. Mopar Jack
    Joined: Jan 24, 2010
    Posts: 1,363

    Mopar Jack

  6. banzaitoyota
    Joined: May 2, 2004
    Posts: 547


    looking forward to the next update
  7. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    Another good thing nobody mentioned -- by saving this car from the scrap man, you've kept about 6 Hyundais and 4 Kias off American highways, as well as lots of chinese tools from being imported! Good on you.
  8. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA

    thanks tj! yea man, there were days in the beginning i would think "what the fuck am i thinking!?" but now, its nice to be able to look at where i started and see how far its come along! matt will be sick when i finish it:p hahaha
  9. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
    Posts: 1,589

    from Ohio

    Sir! You are a hero and doing a great service by saving that beauty! Best of luck to ya!
  10. LSGUN
    Joined: May 26, 2007
    Posts: 1,259

    from TX

    I love this car.
  11. haroldd1963
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 1,154

    from Peru, IL

    Wow! Just found this thread. Great Save! I Love the rake of the roof and the tail light treatment is awesome. Keep it going!
  12. very cool save and way cool car yeah i just found this thread that was started in 2008
  13. You get one big "attaboy"
  14. 00 MACK
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 3,669

    00 MACK

  15. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    Sure glad you made the save and have the talent to finish it into a cool custom cruiser. :D

    CRUISER :cool:
  16. Wow! A cool 56 Olds with a radical chop! nice score!
  17. SapienKustom
    Joined: Sep 11, 2006
    Posts: 603

    from Merced, CA

    Nice, yeah we'll be at the Autorama. Can't wait to see what you guys been working on.

    Satan's Chauffeurs
  18. burnout2614
    Joined: Sep 21, 2009
    Posts: 612


    Freakin Sweet!!! peace
  19. old soul
    Joined: Jan 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,094

    old soul
    from oswego NY

    That is what you call a down write dirty wroten hoot.
  20. AeroMonte
    Joined: Feb 5, 2007
    Posts: 155


    I like the Buick with Packard tail light idea. It flows better with the other custom work already done. That thing is freakin awesome.
  21. Mr.Bomba
    Joined: Apr 13, 2007
    Posts: 357


    Great save!! cars looking good really dig the tailight treatment too!
  22. smittythejunkman
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 86


    I want to speak in defense of the crusher
    We run car crushers and balers in kansas and nebraska we smash thousands of cars a year we work for outher junkyards, auto shreaders and have our own yards where we buy scrap daily then process and ship it.
    Myself my partners and employees are all car nuts we refuse to crush cool old cars and we scrounge parts off the ones that are too far gone to save every day.
    on nearly every job we haul cars home or line up the good ones for the owner to sell or save.
    It it's not uncommon for us to tell a customer "Hell no we wont crush that"
    The price of steel now is so high many old cars are going to get crushed. its going to happen no matter what because money is makes the world go round.
    But just remember the scrapper isnt the killer of vintage cars we are the guys that save more of them than anyone else and your pride and joy of an old car sitting in your garage right now
    more than likley only exists today because sometime somewhere a junkman said "SAVE THAT ONE"
  23. captainjunk#2
    Joined: Mar 13, 2008
    Posts: 4,333


    your a hero smittythejunkman heres a coffee cup toast to all the good guys in the yards who save vintage tin , salude , and keep on saving the good stuff for future rodders
  24. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA

    well folks, im just too tired to post anything right now, but oh boy are you all in for a treat! happy new year btw!
  25. iammarvin
    Joined: Oct 7, 2009
    Posts: 1,198

    from Tulare, Ca

    ^^^^Do tell. I am close.
  26. don't leave us hangin' too long....
  27. 54EARL
    Joined: Oct 12, 2007
    Posts: 231

    from Idaho
    1. A-D Truckers

    Ahh Man, I guess I'll wait
  28. rocket8
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
    Posts: 621

    from antioch CA


    making the bottom pieces, getting a fit for the cap...i love me some metalwork

    but alas, its one of the warmest januarys i can remeber in CA, and this is what i spend the weekend doing...
  29. That is a seriously bloody good looking bit of rear end treatment on that car, mate. Really nice work!
  30. Dog Dish Deluxe
    Joined: Dec 23, 2011
    Posts: 778

    Dog Dish Deluxe
    from MO.

    It's been said a million times, but what kind of dick bag would scrap a good project like that?! Also, keep up the good work, it's coming out awesome.

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