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Hot Rods Should I knock on the door?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jack68gts, May 15, 2018.

  1. Torana68
    Joined: Jan 28, 2008
    Posts: 834

    from Australia

    Who’s there?
  2. mrquickwhip
    Joined: Oct 15, 2009
    Posts: 421


    I don't think you should knock on the door if you're not sure. I think you should post up the location and let one of the guys on here buy it......that way you know that it will go to the right guy and will get built instead of sitting there rotting
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  3. WTF really
    Joined: Jul 9, 2017
    Posts: 709

    WTF really

    Your killing me smalls your killing. Did you knock yet?
    Rolleiflex, VANDENPLAS and Vanness like this.
  4. Rocky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,303

    Classified Editor

    I stopped one day to ask about a complete 55 Pontiac hardtop parked in a driveway one day....knocked on the door and the guy said it was his mother's old car...she had blown the motor on the way home from California and it barely limped home.
    Guy said if I brought 4 GM rims and tires so he could keep his new tires, he'd give it to!
    I brought 'em and dragged the car out on the hiway. Changed 2 broken rocker arms and drove it home. Was a great car and I drove it a long time.
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  5. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,007

    from New York

    Don't forget to ask if he has any parts that go along with the car!
  6. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from Alabama

    I'm beginning to wonder if this is a hoax, you know click bait.
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  7. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,679


    The OP hasn’t been back on the HAMB since his post at 6:17 Tuesday...leaving us hang??
  8. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,796


    Hopefully he's not locked in the basement.......
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  9. F-ONE
    Joined: Mar 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from Alabama

    Hopefully that car is not.....Pain Cave bait
  10. Vanness
    Joined: Aug 5, 2017
    Posts: 375


    Let him get to the door first ;)

    Let’s be honest. Who is really going to the door. It all sounds good... just like the hot chick at the bar. Everyone says they will go talk to her but then excuse excuse- Nobody talks to her....
  11. Don`t be too backwards about being forward
  12. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 11,796


    Me! Where's the car, I'll go talk to the people?!
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  13. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
    Posts: 255


    Maybe he is trying to get his wife to knock on the door.
  14. bowie
    Joined: Jul 27, 2011
    Posts: 1,679


    I’d stop and knock in a heartbeat too! Just have to approach it right.
  15. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,261


    I would have stopped and knocked the first time that I saw it.

  16. Looks like 33 34 Ford coupe, better get on it.
  17. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 4,024

    from Minnesota

    I don't think a trailer has a basement. :p
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  18. Maybe he knocked on the door and got shot. Hence no reply from him.
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  19. town sedan
    Joined: Aug 18, 2011
    Posts: 693

    town sedan

    I'd knock, might be interesting to know what was put under the tarp years ago. Might be interesting to know what's left of it since it looks to be resting on the rockers, sunk up to the axles in mother earth.
  20. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 13,698

    from Michigan

    Either you guys scared him away or he's taking it apart in his back yard and taking pictures......:rolleyes: Give him a break!!.... :)
  21. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 4,821


    Here in the County that I live, I can go online, get a map of an area, zoom in, click on a property and find out who the owner is. Then I go onto ZabaSearch.Com and input that name/state; many times it will also list a phone number. If you belong to a people tracker site, then go that way also. You'll find out information that you can use before approaching an individual, such as relatives and employers. Another is to approach the persons neighbors to find out what you can about the vehicle/person/etc. IF everything looks safe, like you won't get shot or run off, then approach the person, or send a letter with a return posted envelope and paper with you name/address/phone number. Chances are, it has already happened many times to the guy and he'll either laugh at you bust a vein in his forehead.. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
  22. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 13,698

    from Michigan

    What are ya??? A Fed???....:rolleyes:;)
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  23. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 936


    Or maybe a stalker! :eek:
  24. I like to stop when I see someone outside. I will generally ask what is the story or I was wondering about. Sometimes I state Im just curious and nosy. Never ask how much you want fer the vehicle. Brag on their dog or garden or anything that you think they might be proud of. If they have a beard like mine I might start out with hello Whiskers how are ya doing? And have the cash to buy at that moment. There was a old 61 ford setting alongside the street between the house and the street. and have been there for a couple of years. the guy mowed his lawn regularly. And everyone told me he is a butt head and you cant buy the car. So I made a plan. I was driving a 62 ford with a 352 FE. So when I seen him mowing the grass. I stopped a few streets over and replaced my dist cap with one that was badly cracked. So I come past him with the 62 popping and misfiring. He looks up and I and pull over and open my hood. shure enough he quits mowing and comes over. I let him help me find the bad dist cap. And he takes the cap from his 61 and is proud that he fixed my problem. We converse and he tells me the auto trans is burnt up in the 61. and offers it to me for $50. I buy it and drag it home a few days later after I get roller tires on it. Used my tow Pilot Tow Bar. The 352 in the 61 had a dead cyl. Good compression. changed the plug wire and spark plug. still dead miss. Hold the plug wire near ground and no spark? finally figured it out. One lobe on the dist cam was worn down low enough that it didn't open the points. they where all worn but that one musta been softer? changed the dist and it ran great. I still have that 61 engine.
    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 557


    Better to ask then shit your pants in anticipation!
  26. putz
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 485

    from wisc.

    nobody has ever told you to get screwed or out of here before ? Grow a pair !!!
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