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Features SAW THIS OLD DRAGSTER IN NEW N.H. THINKING OF BUYING IT

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by old32, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. old32
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  2. Roothawg
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    Needs a body swap and a few other obvious changes.
     
  3. Bearing Burner
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    I don't think it's that old. Just made to look old
     
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  4. 2935ford
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    That's Walt Dupont's dragster.
    Walt is well known in the area for his flathead builds. He built my 59A for my '29 roadster.
    That probably hasn't seen a dragstrip in awhile.
     
  5. Moriarity
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    really really awful......
     
  6. VANDENPLAS
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    Lots of cool parts to build something with.

    for the right price some good stuff to build something else with.
     
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  7. Roothawg
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    I can't imagine that it would be allowed to run anywhere.
     
  8. If it were me I would decide if the price is right for the engine & transmission, maybe the front axle, the rest in my opinion would be scrap metal. HRP
     
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  9. DDDenny
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    Around these parts that would have been called a dune buggy.................50 years ago.
     
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  10. bchctybob
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    Yeah, not to disrespect the guy's taste or craftsmanship but to me it would just be a parts car, there's a lot of good parts on there if the price was right. I dig the chain drive/bell crank steering and the huge bat-wing shock mount.
     
  11. BadgeZ28
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    I agree with the others. It would take a lot of work to make it pass inspection even at the nostalgia events. It has a lot of nice parts and pieces if that is a way you would consider going.
     
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  12. adam401
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    What does it run in the 8th mile?
     
  13. Looks like a nice flatty. The rest ? Pass!
     
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  14. Roothawg
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    The funny thing is, that the majority of the old hot rods were sort of built that way. We tend to over restore them and make them way nicer than they used to be.
     
  15. 56sedandelivery
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    Buy it for the engine and transmission; sell what's left. Or, turn it into a street rod with a different "body". JMO.
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
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  16. krylon32
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    Need to respect Walt's taste. It is what it is. He was an icon in the flathead business.
     
  17. jimmy six
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    In eastern SanDiego out in the dunes with paddle tires or on the central California coast on Pismo Beach it might be fun but that’s about it.
     
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  18. Is it in your garage yet???
     
  19. ditto !
     
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  20. saltracer219
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    Yup, Dune Buggy or a parts car! You would have to buy it cheap!
     
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  21. partsdawg
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    Another possibility is buy it to annoy everyone who doesn’t like it and start numerous build threads. Just stirring the poto_O
     
  22. 5window
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    As an historic old vehicle, if it had a track record and was cheap, it might bee worthwhile to own it. The alternator, and the steering wheel, if nothing else, make me wonder how old, and accurate, this car really is.
     
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  23. ken bogren
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    Any idea when he built it?
     
  24. Ugly as sin and doen't look any thing like a period built car. Everyone knows all dragsters were swoopy and graceful, just ask Don Garlits or Fran and Ralph Banster!!

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  25. Petejoe
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    That engine alone, if low hours, is probably worth 5-8g’s.
    Any more info on its build?
     
  26. I don't have any trouble with it at all, 1950's all over again. Love the chain steering.
     
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  28. tubman
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    Looks like a lot of fun to me. Plus, you can take a friend down the 1/4 mile if you want!
     
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  29. It really depends on the price. The chassis doesn't look too bad I don't see any bird shit welds the roll ball looks well build.
    If the engine is strong that might be worth what you pay for the whole car.

    If I could get it for the right price I would buy it, get rid of the modern ignition, gauges, rear wheels charging system steering wheel.

    I would lower the seat if possible fill the door openings, and square of the body were it takes that steep 45 degree angle. That would really help the look of the car.

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