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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Thorkle Rod, Jan 27, 2009.

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  1. m6al6ic6e
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    i love this thread here is the one we built as a pit car
    peaced it together for less than $200.00
    re used a bunch of parts including the bags
    lifting a tire with air bags now thats a short car HA! :D:D:D
    even put in a whiskey dispenser in it

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  2. LOWCAB
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    I remember a guy in our neighborhood had two of them. (Oxnard California) One was a shortened VW bus and the other was a shortened Nomad!
     
  3. 40 & 61 Fords
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    I LIKE it! It looks like the "Uncertain T" if they hadn't made it look like it was falling over.
     
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  7. Guitar Guy
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    I got one but why the hell would anyone want to shorten a car. I understand stretching it but shorting it makes it look absolutley hidious. Unless you still wanna look good driving around italy or something [​IMG]
     
  8. Jersey Meathook
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    I remember seeing a 1970ish Chevelle 4 door shortened... I got a pic of it somewhere I'll try to dig up...... weird stuff
     
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  13. propwash
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    Back in 67 or 68 there was a dude (or a couple of them) that shortened a VW bus...no big deal - it's been done before. Then the took the center section and grafted it into a 2nd VW bus - they had to reinforce the floors with steel beams, of course, but the end result was just awesome...looked like an airport limo, but the guy said that if he put in as many people as the bus would seat - it took him a half hour to get across an intersection from a standing start.

    My neighbor made a shorty out of a 57 moredoor wagon...it was ok - not my cup of tea.

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  14. When I was a kid, in merrimack n.h., there was a guy with a shortened mid sixtys ford wagon , it was not as short s most of these cars, it still had shortened rear doors. it looked pretty good. I never saw it finished, the builder moved to florida and took it with him, it was painted red white and blue.
     
  15. rustnpz
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    Here are some shot's of my rides I shorten about every thing I build. 49 and 56 are both shortened 7" and laid on the mat with no bags. the woody started as a 2 1/2 ton dual wheel flat bed and is setting at ride height.

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  17. Shifty Shifterton
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    29 chrysler shortened about a foot. Starting picture came courtesy of a recent ebay auction but is the same year/model/body. It's my huge hot rod!!

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  18. Thorkle Rod
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    That looks pretty cool. I like the last picture where you have made the cowl, dash, doors and the body flow together. What is the dash made from?
     
  19. Flipper
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    That's pretty damn cool looking.
     
  20. moparcory617
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    i want one of these, the buses/vans are ok the cars not so much lol
     
  21. Shifty Shifterton
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    thanks, 55/56 chrysler. When the weather breaks I'm gonna take some proper pics and do a build thread.
     
  22. Haha! I did a winged Mopar too. A 1959 Dodge Viscount.
    (It's a Canadian car- Dodge front end Plymouth rear).

    I built a 440 for it, painted it up like an old 413 and one day I went out back and it was stolen!
    I figure somebody needed a nice shape front end, they would have to be dumb to drive a shortened 59 Dodge that was stolen. ;)

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  23. I think I saved this pic from ebay a few years ago.

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  24. Color looks right.

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  25. roadkillontheweb
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    here are a couple of Pshop tests done some time back of Forward Look era mopars minus the mid section. The 4 door hardtop looks nice but the roof should probably be ragtop?
     

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    1952 ford jag frt infinity rear 427 turbo 400
     

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  27. best lookin v-dub van ever!
     
  28. Oh hell ya! I need one of these!
     
  29. 56sedandelivery
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    On one of the Chevette sites there's a 4 dr Chevette shortened into a 2 dr! Looks a lot like that running 2 legged horse. Oh the humanity. Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  30. KK Hickey Designs
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    It's back on there again.
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