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Hot Rods Scored a 50 Pontiac coupe this afternoon

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rocky, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. J. A. Miller
    Joined: Dec 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,773

    J. A. Miller
    from Central NY

    Rarely seen! Nice score.
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  2. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 3,310

    Dick Stevens

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  4. Black Panther
    Joined: Jan 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,843

    Black Panther
    from SoCal

    Rocky...near car! I had a torpedo body '50 Pontiac in the same brown paint...should have kept it. I think about it from time to time. Had a visor, fold out snack trays and the dash prism to see signal lights. They are beautiful cars....enjoy!
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  5. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,084


    Nice score. I had a -49 coupe a few years ago, great cars.

  6. 31hotrodguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
    Posts: 2,701


    Congratulations Rocky, that is awesome! I’m excited to see some more pictures!!!

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  7. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,822

    from NKy

    Sweet ! My Buddy has a Chebbie , my Favorite the Olds , rarest is the Tin Indian . Also have a Buddy that has a Poncho Sedan Delivery of the same vintage .
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  8. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,822

    from NKy

    By the way , greatest tail light in the Hot Rod world !
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  9. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 4,414


    Nice score. Will make a cool hot if you throw that boat anchor away and put a big block Poncho in it.
    Most of the modern builders would be putting a new chassis and and an LS with air bags.
    I hope you are not heading in that direction.
    Will follow along.
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  10. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,430

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Wow, great score Rocky! Later, you'll be glad you didn't pass this up!
    Looks solid. Low miles?

    What are your plans?

    Orn's tasty mild custom is tempting, though I'll mark another vote for a BB Poncho.

    I'd go early 60's Street Machine (how would Bob Falfa build this?);
    389/421 with dual quad, aftermarket intake (right out of the box-unpolished), Edelbrock finned valve covers, big lopey cam, headers, 4 speed, big Poncho rear end with traction masters.
    Competition orange paint. Lower the front 2 inches, chrome reverse wheels w/o caps, blackwalls and cheater slicks. Out back; shave the backup and those gigantic license plate light towers (use a tube plate light) pencil tip chrome exhaust tips, and lose the bumper guards front and rear.
    Interior; black 1" pleated (Tony Nancy/Martinez style), Hurst shifter, column mounted tach, under dash S/W's, chrome roll bar. Small quarter windows say "business coupe" so lose the rear seat or tarp it.
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  11. norms30a
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
    Posts: 576


    Wow nice, congrats on the buy. I will be following this with much interest since I have a 51 two door hardtop chieftain super deluxe 8 that I do not know what to do with.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2020
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  12. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,233

    from Commack NY

    Congrats on your new Poncho looks like a solid car
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  13. Congrats Rocky, that's a really cool car. Also looks to be nice condition. Even if the inline 8 can be running, I think a nice 4xx inch Pontiac V8 sounds like a great choice. But I lean to the hot rod side more than the cruising side.
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  14. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,224

    from California

    interesting that Pontiac had the same rear quarters for 49-50 and 51-52. Chevrolet had way different quarters for the two. one more note after looking in Google Images, the station wagons and sedan deliveries used 49-50 Chevrolet style quarters for all 4 years. all 4 years of Chevrolet delivery and wagon use the 40-50 body as well.
  15. That’s a fantastic start to a killer ride !!!!!
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  16. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,862


    Good for you. I like all the GM coupes from those years.
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  17. Thanks, everyone....this afternoon the new baby was delivered to my house. Odometer shows 40K miles and I'm totally sure it's original mileage. I can find no missing parts, no dents or collision damage, Not sure where this thing was stored the last 40 years but it's mice-free. I haven't taken a photo of the interior yet but the only damage I could see was the rear seatback where the sun shines in has sun-rot damage to the top of the back seat. I was able to get a packet of receipts with the car but haven't looked at them yet. Found some interesting stuff in the glove box but nothing of any worth.
    Oh, there is missing parts....all 4 hubcaps are gone but in the trunk I found a pair of new show tires mounted on original Pontiac/Olds wheels. Speaking of wheels, all 6 wheels have the hubcap mounting clips in place. 50pontiacfinallyhome.jpg
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  18. sent you a pm Rocky...........
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  19. corncobcoupe
    Joined: May 26, 2001
    Posts: 5,903

    Staff Member


    I see some buffin' days ahead.
    I think tomorrow it's suppose to be 60 degrees plus there in OMH.
    Open that garage door - let that sun in- get yer buffa out - turn of some tunes and enjoy the day. :cool:
  20. Scrapin’Metal
    Joined: Mar 19, 2018
    Posts: 91


    Started working on a 50 Streamliner wagon. The more you get into it the more you see that the Pontiac is much different.
    Frame totally different from the 49-52 chevy. Channel X frame compared to the top hat box frame of the Chevy. Floor sheet metal different, rear Quarter panels and wheel openings different. Heater system located inside the drivers fender and Under seat heater.
    Looks close to a Chevy and some sheet metal parts may work with some additional work.

    Nice to see another saved. 14C5E863-5BE0-458E-8CEC-5AF29D01314F.jpeg
  21. Buff and lowered
    Loose the visor ( me anyways)
    And get her mechanically sound
    And drive the bejebus outta her !!
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  22. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,812


  23. Drove the 34 over to my son's place and he was able to carve out enough room in one of his garages so I could store it for the winter. That frees up enough room at my place to work on the bronze coupe. This car is in amazing condition! Somebody had put a tarp on the car and it wore through the original lacquer paint , leaving surface rust. I haven't totally made up my mind what to do about it but as an original color I may just sand down the bad parts and spot it in.
  24. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,726

    Marty Strode

    Great project, does the Pontiac have a coil spring rear, like the Olds ? We had a 53 - 2dr back in '62, was a great driving car. I guess I need to put the trim on my 50 Olds coupe, that's been sitting in this condition for 25 years ! Wow, how time flies when you get old. IMG_0343.JPG
  25. 25! Was that a typo Marty:eek:
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  26. chevyfordman
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 1,150


    Nice, I like the interior
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  27. guthriesmith
    Joined: Aug 17, 2006
    Posts: 6,452

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Looks great in the garage! I am a little jealous. That thing is too cool!
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  28. Great Looking Car.!
    If I owned it I would get it running Drive for awhile then
    think on what you want to Do.!

    Just my 3.5 cents

    Live Learn & Die a Fool
  29. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
    Posts: 6,726

    Marty Strode

    Sadly, the answer is no. It was painted and upholstered in '96, the engine is done, plating and polishing ready to install. I let far too many projects take precedence over this one. Sorry for the hijack, Rocky. img20201209_0029.jpg
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  30. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
    Posts: 1,408


    No, cart springs up back, but they're long, being A-body and have a decent range of motion.
    Front is dual wishbone, telescopic shocks and coil springs.

    The memories of redoing the drivetrain in mine are still relatively fresh, holler if you have any questions!
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